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The government has signed a contract worth Sh2.4 billion with Mozambique that will see Tanzania’s National ICT Broadband Backbone being extended to the southern African nation, a minister said. The project includes the construction of the fibre optic layout, power and transmission equipment, the mechanical building, the guard booth and the fireplace. The minister for...

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In many developing countries, local and international communications still often rely on expensive satellite links and a lot of people are still without access to a quality and reliable Internet connection. “ICT infrastructure has become the basic building block of our modern society,” explains Paratus Mozambique managing director, Rui Costa. “It is a powerful engine...

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Following Google parent Alphabet’s decision on Thursday to kill off its Loon Internet balloon start-up, Vodacom Group has said it will no longer proceed with a Loon project to deliver communications in rural Mozambique. “Vodacom Mozambique will regrettably no longer be able to proceed with its Internet balloon project following Alphabet’s closure of Project Loon,” the company said...

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Mozambique will develop its ICT industry thanks to Huawei Technologies. The Chinese company and the Minister of Transport and Communications signed an agreement to this effect. Note that Huawei has just trained 50 Mozambican trainees in ICT with its Seeds for the Future initiative. The Chinese company Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. signed a partnership agreement with the Mozambican...

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The National Communications Institute of Mozambique (INCM, a.k.a. Communications Regulatory Authority, ARECOM) issued a statement urging users of unregistered or ‘irregularly registered’ mobile SIM cards to correctly register their SIMs by 6 November 2020 ‘under penalty of blocking the number and interruption of access to all services.’ SIM registration has been compulsory in Mozambique since 2015, but authorities have repeatedly...

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The government of Mozambique has launched a rural connectivity project which will bring internet access to 27 unserved districts. The project, to be implemented through the creation of ‘digital squares’, is funded by the Universal Access Service Fund (Fundo do Servico de Acesso Universal, FSAU), affiliated to the National Communications Institute (Instituto Nacional de Comunicacoes de...

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The Mozambique government’s Universal Access Service Fund (Fundo do Servico de Acesso Universal, FSAU) has launched projects to improve connectivity in ten locations in the provinces of Maputo, Gaza, Inhambane, Sofala, Zambezia, Nampula and Niassa. The scheme will ensure broadband access at a speed of 20Mbps at 27 separate sites across the ten localities. The Communications...