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Since 2019, the government has persisted in its vision of digital technology as a strategic component of development. To this end, it is gradually carrying out several investments aimed at digital inclusion and economic growth. Fiber Access Service Technology Congo (Fast-Congo) has won the leasing contract for the operation and maintenance of the Kinshasa-Muanda fiber optic...

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The DRC government said it will scrap the contentious device registration tax, effective March 2022. The country first implemented the device registration programme in 2020 to help combat fraud and counterfeit devices. The Register of Mobile Devices (RAM) tax compels customers to register their devices International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) with ARPTC (Autorité de Régulation...

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Since last year, the broadband connectivity market in DR Congo has been seducing. The low internet penetration rate and the growing demand for broadband have attracted many international and local investors. The competition promises to be tough to the delight of consumers. The CSquared company, specializing in the construction and operation of fiber optic networks in Africa,...

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According to the Alliance for Affordable Internet, the high cost of smartphones is one of the main causes of poor access to mobile Internet in Africa. Africell decided to circumvent this obstacle by bringing to the market locally manufactured and more affordable devices. The mobile telephone operator Africell and the American firm Industry Five –...

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On October 7, operational difficulties forced Africell Group to end its activities in Uganda. The company, which raised $ 105 million last June, has very specific ambitions in its other markets to avoid reliving such a situation. Ijad Dalloul, the founder and managing director of the American telecoms group Africell, presented to Jean-Michel Sama Lukonde Kyenge,...

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Liquid Intelligent Technologies has begun offering connectivity to communities in Kinshasa, having completed the deployment of a high capacity communications bridge between the city and neighbouring Brazzaville – on the other side of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)/Republic of the Congo border – using wireless optical communication (WOC) technology from US tech giant Alphabet’s...

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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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A new fibre optic link connecting Angola and DRC has gone live, bringing high speed internet to cities and towns along the 600km route. Paratus Group’s Internet Technologies Angola (ITA) said on Monday that completion of the link will boost internet connectivity for the region – including municipalities such as Nzeto, Tomboco and Mbanza, as well...

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The demand for connectivity is growing across the DRC, particularly in the hinterland where populations still have access, for the most part, only to basic telecom services offered by satellite. Vodacom, which sees business opportunities there, has decided to increase the capacity of the network. The mobile operator Vodacom RDC has initiated the upgrade of its...

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After several months of negotiations, the DRC will soon see its territory covered by several thousand kilometers of optical fiber. The government places high expectations in this high-speed telecom infrastructure which has the power to accelerate the country’s economic growth. The Egyptian company Benya Capital can start laying optical fiber throughout the territory of the Democratic...