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Spacecom, operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, has penned a deal with Czech Republic-based telecommunications services provider GiTy to strengthen the delivery of internet connectivity across Africa via C-band capacity. AMOS-17 is a high throughput satellite designed specifically to meet Africa’s fast-growing communication demands, leveraging its built-in C-Band HTS, Ka-Band and Ku-Band capabilities. The satellite...

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The government of the Republic of Congo, through its Post and Telecommunications Ministry, has decided to pay more attention to the conduct of the national component of the Central African fiber optic backbone project ( Central Africa Backbone). For the years 2020 and 2021, the State has decided that an administrative, financial and accounting audit will...

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Telecoms have registered increased demand for both Internet and voice services in a period when other sectors of the economy have been suppressed. The growth could have been influenced by the stay-and-work from home approach that many companies have adopted amid a national-wide lockdown seeking to control the spread of Covid-19. “We have seen increased...

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In the wake of increasing speculation over a link between 5G network infrastructure and the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Namibia’s Mobile Telecommunications Limited (MTC) has denied installing 5G tower infrastructure. Images of two towers erected in Erongo and Khomas regions – and believed to be part of a 5G network – have surfaced on social media...

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Ghana’s telecoms regulator the National Communications Authority (NCA) has temporarily granted Vodafone and MTN Ghana additional spectrum to help them cope with a significant increase in internet traffic during the country’s COVID-19 lockdown, reports Ghana Web citing communications minister Ursula Owusu-Ekuful. According to the minister, the additional spectrum has been granted to the country’s two largest mobile network...

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Uganda’s Internet exchange point (UIXP) unveiled the signing last week of an agreement with Raxio Data Center Ltd, the company that will build and operate the first data center in Ugandan company, based in the locality of Namanve. Through this collaboration, the UIXP wants to extend the interconnection network and the exchange of Internet traffic with...

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Vodacom said on Wednesday that it has “significantly accelerated” investment in its network in South Africa in recent weeks to cater for rapidly growing demand for mobile and fixed Internet access during the national Covid-19 lockdown. “Over R500-million will be spent over a two-month period to add network capacity and increase network resilience during the lockdown...

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Despite having over US$350-million at hand to finance its expansion plans for Africa, telecommunications tower infrastructure company, Helios Towers, has announced that it cannot go ahead with the investment in the light of the ongoing global COVID-19 pandemic that has also hit telecoms markets in Africa. Helios Towers CEO Kash Pandya said the current environment...