Previous ArticleHuawei founder steps into security stormNext ArticleLiberty Latin America makes Millicom acquisition bid Helios Towers plans Africa expansion with fresh funds Home Helios Towers targets South Africa 5G opportunity Helios Towers Helios Towers seals $575M Omantel deal Saleha Riaz Saleha joined Mobile World Live in October 2014 as a reporter and works across all e-newsletters – creating content, writing blogs and reports as well as conducting feature interviews…More Read more AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 15 JAN 2019 Tags Helios Towers inks several Airtel Africa deals Related Author African infrastructure company Helios Towers partnered with South Africa-based network construction and maintenance company Vulatel to build open access wireless and fixed line infrastructure in the country in a bid to tap its 5G potential.Helios Towers said in a statement it “expects the South African market to lead the way on 5G rollout in Sub-Saharan Africa with a consumer and industrial business case for better coverage and enhanced connectivity delivered through the country’s current mobile network operators.”It stated the new unit it wants to create, Helios Towers South Africa, “will support the rollout by building greenfield mobile tower infrastructure and the associated high-speed microwave and fibre-optic infrastructure that will enable MNOs to meet their customers’ needs.”Vulatel CEO Tlhabeli Ralebitso explained that demand for data services are not being met in the country, which “provides an unrivalled opportunity” to the companies.Helios Towers said the deal will enable it to diversify its geographic mix. It was formed in 2009 and currently owns around 6,500 towers in Ghana, Tanzania and Democratic Republic of the Congo.In 2018 it pulled plans to float the company in the UK, a move which was expected to value the business at £2 billion. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back
Nashville Meets London has partnered with London’s Royal Albert Hall for a virtual Country music concert.Held on Saturday 18th July 2020 at 7.30pm BST, the stream is part of the recently launched livestream series Royal Albert Home. The free-to-view event will feature performances from Michael Ray, The Cadillac Three, Tenille Townes and Twinnie.It will be hosted by Country Hits Radio presenter Matt Spracklen and the show aims to raise funds for the Royal Albert Hall, which is closed for the first time since World War Two.Like all arts venues across the UK, the Hall is in financial crisis as a result of the pandemic. Since closing its doors on 17th March, its online concerts – featuring the likes of Rufus Wainwright, KT Tunstall, Richard Thompson and Ayanna Witter-Johnson – have been streamed more than a million times, inspiring donations totaling over £50,000.Lucy Noble, Artistic Director of the Royal Albert Hall, said: “This series has spotlighted an incredible collection of world class talents working in an extraordinary array of genres. Since we launched on 9 April, we’ve featured everything from Baxter Dury to Bach cello suites, from spoken word to homegrown soul. Now we’re absolutely delighted to announce the first country music concert as part of Royal Albert Home, showcasing four fantastic acts who’ll bring a little bit of Nashville into your living room. The line-up illustrates just how exciting and eclectic the world of country is right now, and we can’t wait to share this show with you.”The Hall, which marks its 150th anniversary next year, has played host to innumerable legendary acts. Recent country shows on its famous stage include headline sets from Darius Rucker, Kacey Musgraves and Charles Esten. For more information on Royal Albert Home gigs, or to watch any previous show on-demand, go to www.royalalberthall.com/RAHome.Nashville Meets London (NML) is also currently producing Nashville Meets London Sessions, an online series featuring virtual concerts via NML’s social media platforms.
By LARRY GAGESpecial to the PRESSThe Port Isabel High Lady Tarpons track and field team came home with four gold medals and placed third at the Falcon Relays in Los Fresnos last Saturday.Natalie Garza, Ava Gomez, and Sabrina Garza won individual gold for P.I., and the 4 x 400-meter relay team of Ava Gomez, Simone Harry, Brisia Gonzalez, and Natalie Garza won the gold medal in that event by a wide margin. The winning time of 4:08.14 was more than seven seconds better than that of second place Los Fresnos.“We had a pretty good meet,” head coach Julie Breedlove said Tuesday. “We got a PR (personal record) in the pole vault and we got a season-record in the 4 x 400 and the 4 x 200.”Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. Share RelatedGarza, Mile Relay Fly at RaymondvilleBy LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS It was another gold medal day for Lady Tarpons Natalie Garza and the mile relay team at last week’s Meet of Champions in Raymondville. Garza won gold in the 400-meter dash for the fifth time in five finals this season. Her time of…March 31, 2017In “News”Lady Tarpons primed for districtBy LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS The Port Isabel High Lady Tarpons are primed and ready for the District 32-4A track and field meet. They took home three gold medals at last week’s Albert Tijerina Relays at Raymondville and are enjoying excellent weather conditions this week as they prepare…April 7, 2017In “News”Double gold for Garza at DonnaBy LARRY GAGE Special to the PRESS Natalie Garza won two gold medals and the Port Isabel High Lady Tarpons track and field team placed eighth at the Indian Nation Relays last Saturday at Donna. Garza won the 400-meter run in the time of 59.51 seconds and hit the line…February 24, 2017In “News”