Telecoms - In Brief


The smartphone Infinix Hot marks its arrival in Côte d’Ivoire exclusively on JUMIA, the first online shopping destination in Côte d’Ivoire. The new smartphone with incredible specifications will be available on JUMIA from February 13 at an un-precedented price for this level of performance.
Source: Telegeography 19 February 2015

Maroc Telecom-backed Gabon Telecom is set to deploy a nationwide fibre-optic network, enabling it to introduce video-on-demand (VoD) services for end-users. The plans were revealed by Maroc Telecom chairman Abdeslam Ahizoune after a one-on-one meeting with Gabonese president Ali Bongo Ondimba last week. Gabon Telecom currently offers mobile, fixed line and xDSL broadband services, and in October 2014 claimed to be the first company in Central Africa to launch 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) services.

Tanzania Telecommunications Company Ltd (TTCL) has disclosed plans to invest TZS3.4 billion (USD1.8 million) on delivering mobile and internet access to 20 underserved Tanzanian districts by the end of March 2015.