Telecom Egypt and The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) have today signed an agreement for, and activated, the second ICANN Managed Root Server (IMRS) installation in Africa, hosted in Cairo, Egypt.

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With a vibrant population, abundant natural resources, and access to ocean shipping, Africa has the potential to become a major part of global supply chains and an economic powerhouse in the coming decades. The key that unlocks this future lies in energizing the continent’s people and businesses through digital infrastructure based on mobile connectivity.

Read more: Driving Africa’s Digital Economy with Global Connectivity and Tailored Services

Eutelsat OneWeb has entered into a multi-year master distribution agreement with NEC XON, marking a strategic move to provide top-tier Low Earth Orbit (LEO) connectivity across Sub-Saharan Africa. This agreement encompasses not only the deployment of Eutelsat OneWeb's LEO satellite-based network but also includes provisions for installation services and extensive training throughout the region.

Read more: Africa Advances with New Agreement for Enhanced LEO Connectivity

In the ever-evolving landscape of the telecommunications industry, adaptability is key. e& stands at the forefront of this transformation, navigating the transition from a traditional telecom entity to a powerful technology enabler. The rapid pace of technological advancement and shifting consumer expectations present a series of complex challenges, impacting various facets of operations.

Read more: Telecom Reshaped: e&'s Journey to Success

The 14th Global Mobile Broadband Forum (MBBF), hosted by Huawei, supported by industry partners GSMA, GTI, and SAMENA Telecommunications Council, redefined traditional boundaries this year by seamlessly blending both virtual and in-person experiences. This unique fusion provided a dynamic platform for stakeholders in the mobile and related vertical ecosystems to delve into the intricacies of 5G business success, nurture ecosystem maturity, and expedite the commercialization of 5.5G technologies.

Read more: MBBF 2023: Connecting the World with 5G And Beyond

Huawei's annual Global Mobile Broadband Forum (MBBF) kicked off in Dubai today. The event began with a livestreamed discussion between Huawei's Rotating Chairman Ken Hu, and the Director General of GSMA, Mats Granryd, about the current state of 5G development and future projections.
“Technology is changing so fast, and new demands are evolving every day,” said Hu. “So our networks need to keep evolving too. Our industry as a whole needs to get ready for the future and maximize the value of investments in 5G – and that’s why we’re working so hard on 5G-Advanced.”

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Inspired by Africa’s ‘Tree of Life’, Bayobab (formerly MTN GlobalConnect) is committed to providing Africa with next-gen digital solutions across its vast regions. With a foundation rooted in partnerships and a vision marked by ambitious and bold initiatives, Bayobab has successfully merged its rich heritage with its forward-looking aspirations.

Read more: Bayobab: Connecting Africa

The anticipation is building as we prepare to unveil the 17th edition of the Telecom Review Leaders' Summit, a dynamic convergence of visionaries, thought leaders and tech pioneers. This summit looks to set the stage for the next era of telecom, where innovation, leadership and cutting-edge technology assume the leading roles.

Read more: The Summit You've Been Waiting For: Telecom Review Leaders' Summit Countdown Begins!

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