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The Ghanaian government has invested USD200 million to enable the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) to accomplish its rural telephony and digital inclusion projects across the country, Ghanaian Times reported. The project, which forms part of the government’s ‘Ghana Rural Telephony and Digital Inclusion Project’, seeks to facilitate the provision of universal access...

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US-based equipment provider Vanu has launched a new partner programme in Rwanda to deploy mobile base stations in remote areas away from the electricity grid. Working with local firms HUI and Annos, Vanu says it will deploy hundreds of solar-powered base stations for the country’s largest mobile network operator (MNO), MTN Rwanda. Andrew Beard, CEO of Vanu, stated: ‘Connectivity is a...

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MTN SA has announced a ramping up of investments to modernise existing and deploy new network infrastructure across Limpopo and Mpumalanga, South Africa. The company says ultra-rural villages such as Mtititi and Ga Marishane will see benefits from the investment. The $56.4-million investment will go toward MTN’s “Modernisation of Network South Africa project” (MONZA) as...

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Rural areas in Africa are currently showing strong financial potential for telecom operators. In Cameroon, Orange has decided to invest a little more there. The company wants to bring a set of value-added services, including mobile payment. The Canadian company NuRAN Wireless Inc, specializing in the provision of mobile and broadband wireless infrastructure solutions, revealed on Thursday...

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Angola’s leading cellco Unitel and Ericsson have signed a three-year frame agreement for the supply of Ericsson Radio System solutions as well as core solutions and related services, with the aim of transforming Unitel’s existing 2G/3G/4G RAN and core infrastructure as well as preparing for future 5G services in Angola. Ericsson adds that the radio and 5G-ready...