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As part of the launch of operations in the country, Safaricom is constructing a prefabricated data center in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. Anwar Soussa, managing director of Safaricom Ethiopia, said the company's first data center has arrived in Addis and the company is working on its network rollout.

Read more: Ethiopia to put up pre-fab data center

The National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) has recognized Cellulant (Cellulant.com) Nigeria among the 2020-2021 NDPR Audit Compliant Organizations. NITDA was created in April 2001 to implement the Nigerian Information Technology Policy and coordinate general IT development. The Nigeria Data Protection Regulation (NDPR), issued in January 2019 under Section 6 (a,c) of the NITDA Act 2007, is the current national law on data protection in Nigeria. It applies to public and private sector processing of personal data within and outside Nigeria.

Read more: Cellulant recognized as a data privacy organization in Nigeria

SES, the leader in global content connectivity solutions and smart network company Marlink, have signed a multi-year, multi-million-euro deal, which will enable Marlink’s customers to access SES’s next-generation medium earth orbit constellation (MEO) – O3b mPOWER, the two long-term partners have announced.

Read more: SES signs multi-year, multi-million-euro deal with smart network company

Amdocs, leading provider of software and services to communications and media companies, announced that it has partnered with Vodacom Group (Vodacom), a leading African connectivity, digital and financial services company, to create an African center of excellence (COE).

Read more: Vodacom Group, Amdocs partner to create African center of excellence for next-gen customer...

Facebook and Instagram may be shut down across Europe, parent company Meta has said. The issue comes down to European data regulations that prevent Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook, from transferring, storing and processing Europeans’ data on US-based servers.

Read more: Meta may halt services in Europe over data-sharing dispute

In Liberia, the House of Representatives is considering a bill that would amend certain provisions of the 2007 telecommunications law. Submitted by Liberian president George Weah, the bill aims to amend the management of the national telecom operator, the Liberia Telecommunications Corporation (LTC), formerly Libtelco, and ensure its smooth and proper functioning.

Read more: Liberia seeking to amend portions of 2007 telecommunications act

As smartphones have become the norm worldwide, they have also replaced desktops/laptops as the preferred mode of accessing the internet. According to the numbers presented by StockApps.com, 54.86% of global web traffic came through mobiles in December 2021. Nigeria registered the highest share of mobile web traffic among nations covered in the analysis at 82.63%.

Read more: Nigeria records the highest mobile web traffic

SoftwareONE Holding AG, a leading global provider of software and cloud technology solutions, announced a multi-year strategic collaboration agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to accelerate their customers’ cloud journeys. Through this comprehensive agreement, SoftwareONE and AWS will collaborate to accelerate the adoption of AWS services and solutions globally across all industries, supported by joint investments into go-to-market and delivery capabilities. 

Read more: AWS to accelerate SoftwareONE’s cloud journey in a multi-year partnership

MainOne, the leading provider of connectivity solutions for businesses in West Africa is empowering enterprises to adopt cloud technology by connecting businesses across the region directly and privately to public cloud service providers.

Read more: MainOne expands global Cloud Connect services to drive business digital transition in West Africa

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