International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, announced its $25 million investment in Convergence Partners' Digital Infrastructure Fund to help strengthen broadband infrastructure and improve online access to digital services in the sub-Saharan Africa region.
The Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat opened the Egyptian African Telecom Regulatory Training Center (EG-ATRC), an affiliated center to the National Telecom Regulatory Authority (NTRA) in Smart Village, in the presence of NTRA Executive President Hossam El-Gamal.
Joining South Africa’s MTN and Kuwait’s Zain in South Sudan’s telecom market is the newly-launched Digitel Network, the first domestically-owned telecom operation in the country. Its inauguration ceremony was led by President Salva Kiir Mayardit with the aim to bring mobile connectivity to remote areas across the country.
The ICT Authority (ICTA) in Kenya has initiated setting a 630 km fibre-optic cable to deliver internet to under-served areas of northwest of the country. The new cable is being funded jointly by the government and the World Bank under the East Africa Regional Transport, Trade and Development Facilitation Program (EARTTDFP).
To connect Africans living in underserved areas with reliable mobile connectivity, fixed satellite solution and professional service provider, iSAT Africa and SES, the leader in global content connectivity solutions have joined forces to provide new 4G connectivity first via SES’s O3b medium earth orbit (MEO) constellation to subsequently migrate and expanded to SES’s next-generation MEO system, O3b mPOWER, in 2022. The development is the result of a three-year partnership agreement signed by the two companies.
Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk said he plans to invest up to 30 billion dollars to develop his ambitious Starlink satellite internet service.
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the African Telecommunications Union (ATU) brought together national broadcasters and regulators from across Africa and its neighbouring countries to coordinate their spectrum use and identify new frequencies to avoid harmful interference as services expand. A series of key regional frequency planning and coordination meetings, aimed at helping African countries expand the reach of their FM (frequency modulation) radio broadcasting services.
Following the Senate investigative hearing which gave the Fifth Generation (5G) technology a clean bill of health, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has taken a major proactive regulatory step by inaugurating a committee to develop the Information Memorandum (IM) for the auction of 3.5 gigahertz (GHz) spectrum band which will be used for early deployment of 5G services in the country.
EI-Technologies MENA by Neo-Dis.com, a leading CRM partner providing technology consulting services and multi-cloud implementation in the Middle East and North Africa, has recently bagged new business deals after signing contracts in four industries, abetted by momentum in its digital, cloud, and platform segments, to push their digital transformation strategies forward.
Due to an increase in cybersecurity crimes in Kenya during the Covid-19 pandemic, the country has launched a mobile application for reporting such activities.