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Uganda’s government has confirmed the installation 600 Wi-Fi hotspots nationally as part of the US$75-million World Bank-funded Regional Communications Infrastructure Programme (RCIP). The free internet is available to government officials during business hours in the week, and to the public after business hours and the weekend. Officials have confirmed the Wi-Fi will be rolled out...

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Nigeria is one of the main telecom markets in Africa. The significant growth experienced by the sector in recent years has attracted investment from foreign companies. Clear Blue Technologies International is a Canadian company specializing in the supply of off-grid electrical energy and smart solar energy solutions to telecommunications operators. It announced on Thursday July 7 that...

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According to the Tunisian telecommunications regulator, more than 80% of consumers have terminals compatible with 4G. The incumbent operator Tunisie Telecom wants to bet on broadband to strengthen its position on the national market in a context of accelerated digital transformation. The public telecommunications operator Tunisie Telecom plans to get rid of third-generation (3G) mobile technology...

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Having recently been awarded the 2600MHz Time Division Duplex (TDD) spectrum and proceeding with an extensive rollout plan, Orange Egypt will deploy the Ericsson Antenna System to build a 2600MHz network that will improve coverage, capacity, and throughput. With better wind load, lesser weight, and high port count integration, the Ericsson antennas are also set to help...

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MNOs in Zimbabwe have reached consensus on infrastructure sharing following years of intense negotiation. According to official sources, Econet, NetOne, and Telecel are now sharing over 260 transmission sites in compliance with the infrastructure sharing policy introduced by the Zimbabwe government in 2016. NetOne plans to leverage Econet Wireless’ footprint, while Econet will utilise Netone’s...

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Botswana’s government has announced the imminent introduction of several measures to help the country extend connectivity reach and achieve digital equity. The country’s Minister of Communications, Knowledge and Technology, Thulagano Segokgo said the government intends to increase geographical coverage of mobile signals, as well as levels of penetration, to extend the reach of fixed services...

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Seacom has confirmed its intention to acquire EOH Network Solutions (EOH-NS) and Hymax, divisions of iOCO and part of EOH Holdings Limited (EOH), at an enterprise value in transaction of R144.9-million. According to a statement released by the company on SENS and to the media, EOH concluded agreements to divest of its Network Solutions business (‘EOH-NS’) conducted...

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Phase3 Telecom (www.Phase3Telecom.com), Africa’s leading independent aerial fibre optic network infrastructure and telecommunications services provider, has called for enhanced partnership of stakeholders in Information Communication Technology for infrastructural growth. This, the company believes, will accelerate development on the Continent. This call was made recently at the Nigeria Information Technology Reporters Association (NITRA) “ICT Growth Conference”...