MainOne successfully hosted the 12th edition of the African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) in Accra, Ghana, reaffirming its dedication to fostering internet growth in Africa. Co-hosted by the Internet Society (ISOC) and the African IXP Association (AFIX), the event attracted a noteworthy assembly of industry leaders, regulators and stakeholders, both global and local — those most responsible for driving Africa's digital landscape forward and enhancing connectivity across the continent.
MAZIV's recently announced R400 million investment aims to revolutionize South Africa's digital landscape by expanding its network infrastructure. The parent company of Dark Fibre Africa (DFA) and Vuma is driving this transformation.
“Health is wealth.” This famous proverb has always held true and assumes even greater significance today, as a host of man-made and environmental factors take a heavy toll on physical and mental well-being. The demand for effective and affordable healthcare is on the rise, and more so in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. Health services worldwide are grappling with multiple challenges, which include providing timely access to medical aid and infrastructure, low-cost medicines and trained staff. Add to it the rather expensive and time-consuming process of drug discovery, trials and certification.
Ivory Coast is positioning itself as a pioneer of the responsible digital era in West Africa with the deployment of an ambitious communications strategy. The initiative, which is spearheaded by Communication and Digital Economy Minister Amadou Coulibaly, aims to revolutionize the way citizens interact and use social networks.
inq. Zambia has announced its Wi-Fi 6 and Edge products, which are designed to set new standards in connectivity and usher in a new era of seamless communication and productivity across Africa.
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has granted approval for the marketing of 2,155 phone models within the country. The regulatory body has stated that these various devices have undergone testing and met its established rigorous certification standards.
The Anambra State Government, representing the southeastern region of Nigeria, has declared it intends to enforce a policy of providing telecom operators with free right-of-way to allow speedy deployment of broadband infrastructure across the state in its efforts to boost digital adoption.
Powertel Communications, a subsidiary of the Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (ZESA Holdings Group), is focusing on enhancing its fiber-optic Internet services. They have recently unveiled a substantial investment plan of $570 million aimed at expanding their telecom network over the next seven years. This strategic initiative is expected to play a significant role in advancing the country's broadband coverage.
Mauritania's telecom regulator, the Autorité de Régulation Multisectorielle (ARE), has set a deadline of October 6, 2023, for mobile service users in the country to register their SIM cards. Failure to complete this registration by the specified date will result in the suspension of the users’ subscriptions, as warned by the ARE.
Amdocs, a prominent software and services provider for communications and media companies, has announced a significant development in its partnership with Melon Digital, a digitally-led mobile virtual network enabler (MVNE) based in South Africa. Melon Digital has chosen Amdocs' cutting-edge eSIM Cloud platform to empower its customers worldwide with a fully digital experience, incorporating eSIM capabilities on their primary and secondary devices.