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Since 2020, the government of DR Congo has multiplied initiatives in favor of the digital transformation of the country. Its objective is to improve the efficiency of the State, to improve people’s access to public and private services. However, the level of access to data services poses a problem. Félix Tshisekedi, the President of the Democratic Republic...

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The DRC is reported to have banned executives from several telecommunications companies from leaving the country after they are alleged to have failed to comply with newly implemented industry tax. A report published by Bloomberg cited sources “familiar with the matter” that said business leaders from Orange SA, Airtel Africa, Vodacom and Africell have been barred...

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Since 2020, demand for telecom services has continued to grow in the DRC, driven in particular by Covid-19. Telecommunications operators are multiplying investments in their networks to meet demand and better face up to competition. The telecommunications group Africell SA is requesting more frequency spectrum to improve the coverage of its telecom network in the Democratic...

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The demand for telecom services and broadband connectivity has been growing across the DRC since 2020. Telecom operators are increasing investments to respond effectively to this demand, particularly in rural areas where people want to take advantage of services. telecoms. The satellite telecom service operator Intelsat will rely on Gilat Satellite Networks to improve and...

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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,...