Mobile broadband

Ovum: 1bn mobile broadband subscriptions in Africa in 2020

The number of mobile broadband connections in Africa will climb from 147 million last year to reach one billion in 2020, according to Ovum. The research firm said that the ongoing rollout of 3G W-CDMA and 4G LTE networks and the increasing affordability of smartphones and other data devices will help drive the “rapid growth” […]

Ofcom confirms 2016 spectrum auction for mobile broadband

UK broadcast regulator Ofcom has confirmed plans for an early 2016 spectrum auction that will free up airwaves for mobile broadband services. A total of 190 MHz of high-capacity spectrum will be made available in two bands – 2.3 GHz and 3.4 GHz – which Ofcom said are particularly suited for high-speed mobile broadband services because they […]

Safaricom moves into TV space with mobile broadband STB

Kenyan mobile operator Safaricom is moving into the TV market with the launch of a mobile broadband-connected set-top box. Announcing the move, Safaricom said it is targeting the “largely untapped home market” with the launch of a hybrid data solution that will allow subscribers to view TV content and share data connectivity. The BigBox DVB-T2 […]