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 In 2020, UNICEF launched a global initiative to ensure access for millions of children to quality education via the Internet, while Covid-19 had reduced social interactions. UNICEF relies on telecom operators to guarantee the Internet, which is crucial for the success of the project. Telecommunications operator Airtel Nigeria and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) announced...

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Zambia’s government plans to achieve 100% national network coverage by the end of 2024. Science and Technology Minister Felix Mutati said the government is working closely with MTN Zambia, Airtel Networks Zambia and state-owned Zamtel in order to achieve this. The Minister added that the government will leverage over US$41-million generated from the recent auctioning...

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 In 2014, Liberia had already benefited from a digital infrastructure project funded by the United States. The project aimed to connect 51 Liberian government institutions to reliable high-speed networks. US President Joe Biden said last week that his government was working with Kenyan company CSquared to set up a nationwide fiber optic network in Liberia. This investment...

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Consumer needs for telecom services have changed a lot since the Covid-19 pandemic. Botswana’s incumbent telecom operator wants to modernize its network system to meet current and future industry challenges and remain competitive over the next few years.  Incumbent operator Botswana Telecommunications Corporation (BTC) has selected Infovista’s technology to modernize its existing mobile network and prepare...

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Despite high mobile and internet penetration, broadband usage remains relatively low in Nigeria. The government, which is aiming for 70% broadband penetration by 2025, is multiplying initiatives to achieve this ambition just two years from the deadline.  The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has announced that on Thursday, November 24 it will award contracts to companies for...

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Togocom has announced the successful deployment of its 1,000th mobile site in Kegue, a district of the capital Lome, which it claims marks the culmination of a three-year digitalisation programme in the country. Over that period, the company said it has extended and densified its 4G networks, launched 5G services, and deployed fibre-optic services in...

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Paratus Mozambique continues its expansion with the opening this month of a new office in Nampula. This coincides with the establishment of two new PoPs (points of presence) in the north of the country, which greatly extends the coverage connectivity for its national and multinational customers. The PoPs in Nampula and Nacala will provide reliable...

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Digital transformation is accelerating in Africa. Governments of African countries are increasing investments in digital infrastructure to involve all populations in the digital revolution.  The Tanzanian government, through the Universal Communication Services Access Fund (UCSAF), has invested 8.1 billion Tanzanian shillings (3.4 million USD) for the construction of infrastructure aimed at promoting communication technologies. communication (ICT)...

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Airtel Africa wants to improve its position in its African markets. The company recently invested millions of dollars for the acquisition of additional telecom frequencies in Kenya and Zambia.  Telecommunications operator Airtel Gabon is currently negotiating with the Gabonese government to obtain 165 plots to extend its network coverage in the country, local press reports. This initiative...