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Google and cable landing partner WIOCC announced the landing in Lagos, Nigeria, of the state-of-the-art Equiano subsea cable, which will become a critical element in meeting Nigeria’s current and future international connectivity demands. 

Read more: Google’s Equiano cable announces new landing point in Africa

elev8, a leading partner in global digital skilling and transformative education initiatives for enterprises and governments, has appointed Dr. Rutendo Hwindingwi as its new Regional Director for Africa. Dr. Rutendo is based in Johannesburg, South Africa, and has over 25 years of experience in the technology and consulting industry.

Read more: A New Regional Director to Lead elev8 in Africa

The office of the United Nations secretary-general's envoy on technology and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) have announced a new set of UN targets for universal and meaningful digital connectivity to be achieved by 2030.

Read more: ITU and UN Tech Envoy chart path to universal meaningful connectivity

Another move that could affect the ongoing technological Cold War has been done when Canadian Industry Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne made the announcement of Ottawa's "intention to prohibit the inclusion of Huawei and ZTE products and services in Canada's telecommunication systems."

Read more: Canada 5G Ban: An 'unfortunate political decision'

elev8 education, a leading global digital skilling and transformative education partner announced it had joined the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Training Partner program. Through this program, elev8 will deliver cloud computing skills training, developed and maintained by AWS, to organizations and learners in Nigeria and Rwanda.

Read more: elev8, AWS to Develop and Transform the Cloud Technology Sector in Africa

South African pure-play software testing company, Inspired Testing, is on a continent-wide drive to attract, develop and place Africa’s digital talent on the global stage. The company is on a determined path to ensure that African talent plays a meaningful role in the 4th industrial revolution and believes that the continent’s digital-savvy talent is the answer to a worldwide software skills shortage.

Read more: Taking Africa’s software testing talent global

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has confirmed issuance of the final letters of award of the fifth generation (5G) spectrum licenses to MTN and Mafab Communications, winners of the 3.5GHz spectrum auction conducted by the Commission in past December.

Read more: Nigeria to expect roll out of 5G services August-end