The Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications (GCT) has called on the government to review the taxes imposed on telecommunications companies. Members of the Chamber stressed the need to abolish import duty on some telecommunication equipment and smartphones, among others.
The Zambia Information and Technology Authority (ZICTA) plans to deploy over 160 new telecom towers across the country. This strategic initiative aims to enhance connectivity and supplement the ongoing efforts of telecom operators.
Wi-flix recently marked its third anniversary, a significant achievement in the ever-changing landscape of OTT platforms. Over the years, the company navigated through various challenges, reaping valuable rewards along the journey. These experiences have been instrumental in the company's growth.
Sonatel, the Senegalese subsidiary of French giant Orange, Mauritania Submarine Link Consortium and Ireland-based EllaLink, have expressed interest in the project aiming to connect Mauritania to a second fiber optic submarine cable.
Powertel Communications, a subsidiary of State power utility Zesa Holdings, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding valued at $100 million for the modernization of its telecom network. The contract encompasses the implementation of a data transmission program in rural areas.
During a recent visit by Qatar's Minister of Communications and Information Technology, H.E. Mohammed bin Ali Al Mannai, and a delegation to Rwanda, the two countries formalized their commitment to collaboration in the field of communications and information technology.
Botswana's government plans to develop regulations for Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) in preparation for the shift from Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) to the latest generation. IPv6, the most recent version of the communication protocol facilitating computer identification and network traffic routing, addresses the longstanding issue of IPv4 address depletion.
The Libyan United International Company (LUIC), one of the newly established private sector companies working in the field of communications, recently inked a deal with Medusa Submarine Cable System. The goal is to connect Libya to the Medusa fiber optic submarine cable, which links several Mediterranean countries.
The Ethiopian government has officially called off the process of issuing a third telecoms license, citing a lack of interest. The decision comes after reports revealed that potential bidders were deterred by concerns over political instability in Ethiopia.
Sierra Leone's telecommunications companies have reached an agreement with the government to adjust the pricing for their voice and Internet data services. Under the new arrangement, the minimum charge for mobile voice calls has been raised to 1.63 NLe from the previous 0.95 NLe, while the maximum charge for mobile voice calls is now set at 1.86 NLe, up from 1.1 NLe. Additionally, the fixed rate for mobile data services has been increased from NLe 15 to NLe 20.