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The Covid-19 has increased the social and economic interest of the Internet around the world. Anticipating the continued growth in consumer demand for connectivity, Ooredoo Group is also preparing the telecoms networks in its African markets to respond effectively. Ooredoo Algeria and Ooredoo Tunisia will see their telecoms network evolve towards 5G by 2026. Like the...

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Conspiracy theories which point to 5G as the source of the coronavirus are picking up again in South Africa where many new cases have been recorded since the start of the year. MTN and Vodacom, which have been offering mobile technology since December 2020, are singled out. Last week, South Africa’s Minister of Communications and Digital...

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Zambia’s ICT regulator, the Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) has awarded Airtel Zambia spectrum on the 800MHz frequency band at a cost of ZMK12.5-million. ZICTA corporate communications manager Ngabo Nankonde explained that in September 2020, the Authority invited eligible licensees (those holding an Electronic Communication Network Licence issued by the ZICTA in the...

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Vodacom Group parent, the UK-headquartered Vodafone Group, has reached an agreement with AST SpaceMobile to launch the first phase of a space-based commercial mobile communications service in 2023. The project’s goal is to “transform mobile network coverage” for the 49 largest countries in the equatorial regions of Earth, including the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Mozambique,...

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Senegal’s largest telecommunications operator Sonatel has emerged as one of the latest operators in Africa to test 5G and has announced a partnership with Huawei to introduce the service. At a 5G testing event, hosted recently held in the country’s capital city of Dakar, the operator presented findings to the country’s President Macky Sall. Sekou...

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As the country enters the lucrative festive season, SA’s leading telcos Vodacom and MTN are clashing over fifth-generation (5G) wireless network devices, with both claiming market supremacy. A tug-of-war between the telcos unravelled last week as both companies issued different statements, with both claiming 5G glory. Competition in the local telecoms sector has intensified in...