In The Spotlight
Telecom Egypt, the country's integrated telecom operator and a leading subsea cable operator in the region, signed an agreement with the Medusa Submarine Cable System. This collaboration aims to extend the reach of Medusa to the Red Sea. Anticipated to span an impressive 8,760 kilometers, the submarine cable is slated to make landfall in the Egyptian city of Port Said by the end of 2025. It will subsequently link up with the Red Sea landing stations in Suez, Zafarana and Ras Ghareb through Telecom Egypt's extensive terrestrial crossing network.
Telecom Review will once again continue its dedication and commitment to the ICT industry by holding the best and largest high-level gathering of executives for the most comprehensive ICT Industry Awards.
Telecom Egypt, Egypt’s first integrated telecom operator and one of the largest subsea cable operators in the region, has launched its new WeConnect ecosystem, providing agile access to Egypt’s extensive subsea cable infrastructure.
William Ruto, President of Kenya, has extended an invitation to American technology firms to establish manufacturing facilities and regional offices in Kenya.
Cisco intends to acquire Splunk, a leading cybersecurity and observability company, for $157 per share in cash, representing approximately $28 billion in equity value.
The Ministry of Finance (MoF) in Egypt is currently considering selling an additional stake in Telecom Egypt, the local fixed-line telecommunications provider. The MoF is exploring the possibility of divesting between 10% and 15% of the company. It's important to mention that back in May 2023, the MoF had already sold a 9.5% stake in Telecom Egypt.
Emmerson Mnangagwa, the President of Zimbabwe, has appointed Tatenda Mavetera as the new Minister of Information and Communications Technology, Postal and Courier Services during his second term in office.
ESCWA organized a workshop on building trust in digital government services in collaboration with the Arab Information and Communication Technologies Union (AICTU), the Internet Society and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The workshop took place over two days, on September 11 and 12, 2023. The opening session on the first day was attended by Rola Dashti, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of ESCWA; Engineer Mohamed Ben Omar, the Director-General of the Arab Information and Communication Technologies Organization; and Dr. Najla El Riachi, the Minister of Administrative Development in Lebanon.
Telecom Review successfully presented its latest webinar titled "5G Deployment in North Africa,” which gathered industry experts to discuss the adoption rates and potential coverage, along with opportunities and challenges related to spectrum issues.
Nokia expands its industry-leading IP router portfolio with the introduction of the new 7730 Service Interconnect Router (SXR) product family. The new platforms bring the service router performance, security, assurance and sustainability customers rely on from Nokia at the IP edge and core into advanced IP access and aggregation networks. The scale and capabilities of the new platforms also make them ideal for smaller/distributed IP edge locations, addressing the increased capacity and capability demands driven by broadband investments and evolving cloud network architectures.
Sekou Amadou BAH, CEO of Orange Sierra Leone, gave an exclusive interview with Telecom Review Africa, with a focus on exploring the significance of digital data centers within the telecom sector and how Orange Sierra Leone seamlessly integrates them into its operations. During the discussion, Sekou detailed the hurdles encountered by Orange Sierra Leone during the establishment and upkeep of its digital data centers, along with the strategies it employs to surmount these obstacles. He gave his perspective on the coming years, identifying the most influential emerging technologies or trends he feels will shape the landscape of digital data centers moving forward.
Telecom Review conducted an exclusive interview with Reine Mbang Essobmadje, co-founder of Digital Coalition, CEO of Evolving Consulting and vice president of GICAM, to delve into the issue of the lack of women in engineering globally. During the interview, Reine discussed the key factors contributing to the underrepresentation of women in engineering professions and the challenges they face. She highlighted the importance of addressing these barriers to encourage more women to pursue careers in engineering and promote diversity and inclusion in the industry.
Telecom Review conducted an exclusive interview with Rajiv Dhand, the regional vice president for Asia Pacific & Africa at TELUS International, to delve into the factors that played a significant role in the expansion of TELUS International's global operations into Africa. During the interview, Dhand discussed the specific opportunities and market potential that TELUS International perceives in Africa. Furthermore, he shed light on the steps that TELUS International is taking to ensure a seamless and prosperous expansion into the African market.