2023 In Retrospect: Despite Harsh Economic Conditions, ICT Sector Impacts Positively On Nigeria GDP Growth

No doubt, 2023 has been one of the most challenging years in operational history in Nigeria. Recall that the year started with the announcement by the Central Bank of Nigeria‘s (CBN), on Naira redesign policy and cash withdrawal limit. This created interruptions in economic operations and widespread hardship in the first two months of 2023...

Africa’s smartphone market stays strong against adversity

Africa’s smartphone market has shown resilience with a second consecutive quarter of strong recovery in Q3 2023, according to analysis from Canalys. Shipments hit 17.9 million units, growing 12% year-on-year despite numerous macroeconomic issues, restrictions on imports, and fluctuations in currency value across several major markets. Tecno Mobile’s parent firm Transsion held onto the top...

Telcovas: Connecting Tomorrow, Today

In an exclusive interview with Telecom Review, Peeyush Singh, MD, Telcovas Solutions, provided valuable insights into the company’s role in the digital transformation of communication service providers and detailed the specific solutions aimed at improving customer experience. Additionally, he discussed the pivotal role played by Telcovas’ services in boosting revenue for communication service providers through...

2024 Cybersecurity Predictions for Europe, Middle East, and Africa

KnowBe4, the provider of security awareness training and simulated phishing platform, announced its 2024 cybersecurity predictions for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) from its team of local industry experts. Cyber threats are more sophisticated and complex than ever and evolving quickly with new technology like AI becoming increasingly advanced every day. Cultivating a...

MTN eyes ‘second-to-none’ customer experience through digital transformation

Mohamad Kiwan, Group O&M officer and WECA CTIO, MTN MTN is well into its digital transformation journey It has been focusing on delivering a “second-to-none” user experience To do so, the African operator has joined forces with Huawei Pan-African operator MTN is looking to offer a “second-to-none” user experience, driven by its recently launched PACE...

From Telcos to Techcos: Embracing Digital Transformation with ITU

Telecom Review conducted an exclusive interview with Dr. Bilel Jamoussi, Deputy Director of ITU standardization, during the 17th edition of the Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit. With a wealth of experience and expertise, Dr. Jamoussi sheds light on the transformative journey from traditional telecommunications to the dynamic realm of technology companies (Techcos). He also provided valuable...

Starlink’s satellite saga: Legal battles and telecom titans clash in South Africa

In an article by Jan Vermeulen, the potential threat posed by Starlink, SpaceX’s Low-Earth-Orbit (LEO) satellite network, to South Africa’s mobile network operators, Vodacom and MTN, is discussed. The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) recently declared the use of Starlink in the country as illegal, citing the need for specific licenses. Regulatory expert...

5G to become ‘fastest-growing’ subscription type in SSAfrica

While 5G subscriptions are still in the infancy stage in Sub-Saharan Africa, they will represent 16% of all mobile subscriptions in the region by 2029. This is equivalent to 180 million 5G mobile subscriptions by 2029, reveals the latest edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report. Released bi-annually, the report highlights key growth forecasts across the wireless industry, from...

5 Transformative Technologies of 2023: A Year of Innovation and Progress

The year 2023 has been marked by unprecedented technological advancements that have reshaped industries and daily life. From artificial intelligence to biotechnology, here are the top five technologies that have revolutionized the landscape. Newsgpt: Redefining News Delivery with AI At the forefront of the technological revolution is Newsgpt, a groundbreaking AI-driven platform that has reimagined...

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