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Nigeria is a key African market, says Stephane Duproz, CEO of Africa Data Centres. “This region is hungry for digitisation and to pave the way for our hyperscale customers to deploy digitisation solutions to West Africa, Africa Data Centres’ construction of a 10-megawatt data centre in Lagos is well underway."

Read more: Africa Data Centres checks building 10MW Lagos Data Centre

Google Cloud has appointed Abdul Rahman Al Thehaiban as managing director for the Middle East, Turkey and Africa region (META) to lead enterprise sales for Google Cloud across the META region. He will support current and future Google Cloud customers and partners to accelerate their digital transformation and drive the growth of Google Cloud in these areas.

Read more: Abdul Rahman Al Thehaiban to head Google Cloud as MD in META region

The Luxembourg Government and SES’s fully-owned affiliate SES Techcom launched the second phase of the SATMED telemedicine project that will run into 2024. Enabled by satellite, SATMED is designed to connect doctors and nurses based in remote locations to the outside medical world, providing access to the platform’s cloud applications for e-training, virtual consultations, management and storage of medical data records, and video conferencing.

Read more: SES broadens accessibility to telemedicine with satellite-enabled SATMED

Northrop Grumman Corporation and the company’s wholly-owned subsidiary, SpaceLogistics LLC, have successfully completed the docking of the Mission Extension Vehicle-2 (MEV-2) to the Intelsat 10-02 (IS-10-02) commercial communications satellite to deliver life-extension services.

Read more: Northrop Grumman and Intelsat make history with delivering life-extension services

As part of the strategy launched in 2020, Egypt’s National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) issued a list of the 21 most important consumer rights to which telecommunications companies operating in the country must abide by. This step comes focuses on raising user satisfaction rates and making them aware of their rights.

Read more: Egypt’s NTRA issues a list of rights for mobile, internet customers

Botswana said it has abandoned plans to implement mobile number portability (MNP) among the country’s three mobile phone operators after more than six years of preparation. Minister of Transport and Communications, Thulaganyo Segokgo, told Parliament the initiative would not proceed as an operator network readiness assessment study had shown that it was not feasible.

Read more: Botswana to drop out of MNP plans