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Moody’s Investors Service has downgraded operator Telkom South Africa in line with the country’s recent sovereign rating downgrade. Telkom said that Moody’s had downgraded its rating to Ba1 from Baa3 with a negative outlook. This follows Moody’s recent decision to downgrade the South African sovereign rating. Telkom’s rating is linked to the sovereign one because...

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Telecommunications service provider Airtel Nigeria has announced a commitment of over $4.9-million towards the fight against COVID-19 in Nigeria, reports The Guardian Nigeria. In a breakdown of the pledged sum, Airtel says that about $500-thousand will go towards the provision of an isolation centre or any required medical facility as deemed appropriate with the health authority...

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Telecoms regulator ICASA recently published its ICT COVID-19 National Disaster Regulations, which give guidelines on the temporary assignment of spectrum. This spectrum will be released for the duration of the national state of disaster and is expected to ease network congestion. It should also enable operators to maintain the quality of broadband services and lower...

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The engineer Manuel Homem was appointed, last Monday, as the minister of Telecommunications, Information Technologies and Mass Media. A merger of the then Ministries of Telecommunications and Information Technologies, and that of Mass Media, takes effect. Within the framework of governmental reshuffle, this new ministerial department now has two secretaries of state, namely Nuno dos...

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Despite having over US$350-million at hand to finance its expansion plans for Africa, telecommunications tower infrastructure company, Helios Towers, has announced that it cannot go ahead with the investment in the light of the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic that has also hit telecoms markets in Africa. Helios Towers CEO Kash Pandya said the current environment...

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Africa Data Centres, the pan-African network of interconnected, carrier-and cloud-neutral datacentres, intends to acquire the datacentre belonging to Standard Bank, located in Samrand, north of Johannesburg, South Africa. The datacentre firm issued a statement which describes the Standard Bank facility as a Tier IV datacentre “to provide maximum levels of security and reliability for banking...