Nokia unveils technology to allow Orange to put its network on standby during periods of no traffic

Nokia and Orange unveiled a new energy-saving technology called Extreme Deep Sleep on Tuesday February 20. The solution which leverages Nokia MantaRay’s energy saving automation, with artificial intelligence and machine learning, will allow the French telecoms group’s mobile networks to automatically go into standby during periods of non-existent traffic. Orange should deploy it in the...

Gabon: Moov Africa and Airtel want to connect 200 villages located in “white zones 

Mobile telephone operators Airtel Gabon and Moov Africa Gabon Telecom will provide radio coverage to 200 villages in Gabon located in “white zones”, still lacking mobile telephone and Internet services. The initiative was the subject of a meeting last week between heads of telecommunications companies and Célestin Kadjidja (photo, center), president of the Regulatory Authority for...

Digital access: ICT firm partners US to unveil ‘America Corner’ in Lagos

To promote digital accessibility, advance technology and creativity among Nigerian youths, foremost information communication technology company, 21st Century Technologies has unveiled a tech space ‘America Corner’ in Lekki, Lagos. By this stride, 21st Century becomes one of the 245 centres, where the US has established American Corners since 2000. The centre was commissioned by the...

In Tanzania, Tigo entrusts Globe Teleservices with strengthening the security of its SMS services

Tanzanian telecoms company Tigo signed a partnership agreement with communications solutions provider Globe Teleservices on Monday, February 19, to strengthen the security of its international application-to-person (A2P) SMS traffic. The initiative should enable the mobile operator to combat revenue losses caused by SMS fraud such as smishing, spam, SIM farming, gray routes, SMS pumping, etc....

Telecom Namibia commits millions on network upgrades

Telecom Namibia believes its investment of approximately N$494.4 million ($26m) in deals with technology partners provides the groundwork for improved network infrastructure and connectivity. Major agreements were recently made by the company with the Chinese-based organisation Huawei and the Spanish enterprise SATEC organisation. The agreements are part of the Namibian company’s turnaround strategy, which is...

Ghana: government wants to deploy 1,006 telecom sites in 2024 to improve connectivity in rural areas

The Ghanaian government plans to construct and implement 1,006 telecom sites during this year to improve mobile service coverage in the country, especially in rural areas. This was revealed by Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, Minister of Communications and Digitalization, during a press conference on Sunday February 18. These telecom sites are part of the “Ghana Rural Telephony...

Subsidiaries in Sub-Saharan Africa supported Maroc Telecom’s revenue growth in 2023

The Moroccan telecoms group Itissalat Al Maghrib (Maroc Telecom) generated a consolidated turnover of 36.78 billion dirhams ($3.6 billion) in 2023, according to the company’s annual financial results published on Friday February 16. This performance represents an increase of 3% compared to 35.7 billion dirhams in 2022. It is mainly attributed to the growth in...

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