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This financial year (2021/2022) the government of Tanzania set aside TZS170-billion for the National Information Communication Technology Broadband Backbone (NICTBB) to boost security systems in various cities. Support would be managed through ICT applications and the system would be operated by state-owned TTCL Corporation. This is according to cybersecurity and digital forensics expert Yusuph Kileo,...

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The government of Benin has a very clear vision regarding access for all and has undertaken, since 2016, a series of innovations in the digital field which has led to the digitization of many public services . The digital transformation continues, and in 2020 the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way many businesses and individuals work. Working...

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Nigeria has set aside US$500,000 for continued research and development in order to drive innovation within its telecommunications industry. The focus is on preparation for 5G deployment said Professor Umar Garba Danbatta, executive vice chairman and CEO of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). “We are emphasising enhanced broadband both in the wholesale and retail segments;...

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WIOCC has successfully raised $200 million in debt and equity capital to support its plans to expand its African and international network infrastructure. WIOCC has announced that it has raised $200 million of capital which will be used to support the company’s expansion strategy and accelerate its investments in digital infrastructure. The company’s international strategy sees it...

Vodacom’s capital expenditure in South Africa jumped by 11.1% year on year in the six months ended 30 September 2021, pushing spending on its network to R5.6-billion from R5-billion a year ago. The increased spending comes after significant investments by MTN, its principal rival in the South African market, in recent years. That investment by MTN...

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MTN Rwanda has selected its long-time partner, Ericsson, to deploy a Network Operations Centre (NOC). The five-year contract will support MTN Rwanda to focus on enhancing consumer experience through Ericsson’s Managed Services solution that will deliver an automation-driven IT operation. Ericsson will provide NOC for a range of MTN Rwanda’s applications and the corresponding IT...

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For a long time, Zimbabwe’s public and private telecom investments were concentrated in urban areas. With the Covid-19 which has developed the demand for connectivity across the country, a strong interest has been brought to rural areas. Various special initiatives are also underway to this end. The Zimbabwe Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (Potraz) has launched the...

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Mobile network operators in Eswatini have been instructed to switch off access to social media sites as regional pressure ratchets up on King Mswati III to speedily deal with violent protests over his rule. Property and infrastructure is also being destroyed even after South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa dispatched special envoys on behalf of the...