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Africa focused technology group Liquid Intelligent Technologies has announced the roll out of high-speed connectivity to communities in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) using state-of-the-art Wireless Optical Communication technology (WOC) from Project Taara at X, Alphabet’s moonshot factory. This achievement marks a robust high-capacity communications bridge between Kinshasa and Congo Brazzaville. According to Liquid,...

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The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) Competition Commission (CCC) has fined Malawi Telecom Towers, Helios Towers Limited and Madagascar Towers SA a combined total of 0.05% of their turnover in the Common Market in the financial year of 2020 for failure to notify the organisation of their proposed acquisition on time. The...

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Benin and China have signed a USD40 million concessional loan agreement for the implementation of Benin’s High Speed Network Densification Project (Projet de Densification du Reseau Haut Debit, PDRHD). As reported by Agence Ecofin, the funds will support the installation of at least 484km of fibre-optics in four departments: Mono, Zou, Collines and the North. The...

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Various African organizations have been increasing the number of strategic agreements to accelerate the digital development of the continent since last year. The African Telecommunications Union, one of the most important, has just added one more to its repertoire. The African Telecommunications Union and the Finnish telecommunications equipment supplier Nokia announced on Wednesday September 15 the...

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espite significant progress in the commercial availability of embedded subscriber identity module (eSIM) devices and associated connectivity services, consumer awareness of eSIM still remains low, with Sub-Saharan Africa showing the lowest adoption rate globally. This is according to “The Mobile Economy 2021” report, based on research conducted by the GSM Association (GSMA). The study provides an...

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The DRC, Libya, Mauritania and Tunisia are among countries with the slowest broadband internet speeds, while North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa are ranked bottom of table for connectivity speeds, according to new data from Cable UK. In a regional ranking, incorporating 224 countries, North Africa was judged to have the slowest average internet connection speeds at...