Celtiis, a mobile operator and a subsidiary of ‘Société Béninoise d'Infrastructures Numériques’ (SBIN), has partnered with the German technology firm Oculeus to enhance its wholesale operations. Through the implementation of Oculeus' billing, routing, and wholesale solution, Celtiis will significantly bolster its ability to manage wholesale operations and its network of interconnection partners for voice and messaging services.

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Safaricom has launched a revamped in-country cloud computing platform and services aimed at enabling businesses and organizations to digitize their operations. Such advancements will provide them with flexibility and resilience in an ever-changing environment.

Read more: Safaricom's Advanced Cloud Platform Boosts Business Agility

The Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) has granted three 5G licenses through the sale of spectrum in the 700MHz and 800MHz bands. The auction generated around NAD28.6 million (US$1.47 million). Mobile providers MTC (Mobile Telecommunications Company) and TN (Telecom Namibia) secured licenses, along with local ISP Loc8 Mobile.

Read more: 5G Licenses Awarded to MTC, Telecom Namibia, and Loc8 Mobile

Telecom Egypt, the country's integrated telecom operator and a leading subsea cable operator in the region, signed an agreement with the Medusa Submarine Cable System. This collaboration aims to extend the reach of Medusa to the Red Sea. Anticipated to span an impressive 8,760 kilometers, the submarine cable is slated to make landfall in the Egyptian city of Port Said by the end of 2025. It will subsequently link up with the Red Sea landing stations in Suez, Zafarana and Ras Ghareb through Telecom Egypt's extensive terrestrial crossing network.

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Telecel Group expresses its sincere appreciation to the Ministry of Communications and the National Communications Authority (NCA) for their invaluable support in advancing the industry. Their dedication and assistance were essential in making such advancements possible, furthering the collective vision of a digitally connected Ghana.

Read more: Telecel Boosts Ghana Network with New 4G Sites

In a bold step towards promoting gender diversity and inclusivity in boardrooms, Safaricom took a prominent role at The Women on Boards Network Kenya's (WOBN) 10th Annual Conference. Under the theme “Innovate Now! Inspire Always! Lead4ward!,” the event featured Peter Ndegwa, CEO of Safaricom, as the distinguished keynote speaker.

Read more: Safaricom Drives Gender Diversity and Innovation at WOBN Kenya

Vodacom Financial and Digital Lifestyle Services has partnered with Bidvest Bank to power the VodaPay Wallet. This collaboration enables millions of South African consumers to conduct transactions within VodaPay, a platform facilitating the transfer of money into digital wallets. The VodaPay Wallet allows users to deposit funds without incurring charges, send money, make purchases at retailers, order food and settle bills or traffic fines, all seamlessly integrated within the super app. Transactions with VodaPay occur instantly. Mariam Cassim, CEO of Vodacom Financial and Digital Lifestyle Services, emphasizes the significance of VodaPay in advancing financial inclusion and highlights the mobile wallet, powered by Bidvest Bank, as a cornerstone of their digital and financial inclusion strategy.

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Orange Sierra Leone has introduced a trial 5G service for both postpaid and prepaid mobile users, offering improved speeds, enhanced connectivity, and reduced latency. Initially, this service will be accessible only in the Freetown Central Business District. The operator plans to conduct various usage tests to expand 5G coverage, aiming to boost both fixed wireless access and mobile broadband speeds.

Read more: Orange Conducts 5G Trial in Sierra Leone

MTN South Africa has unveiled a strategic alliance with Eseye, a prominent global Internet of Things (IoT) service provider. The objective of this collaboration is to initially implement Eseye's cutting-edge IoT solutions in South Africa, with intentions to later extend the service to 18 MTN-operated companies throughout Africa.

Read more: MTN South Africa to Expand IoT Solutions Across Africa

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