The Malagasy telecom regulator has suspended the 5G network launched by the telecom operator Telma. ARTEC announced the suspension after sealing all the...
In Senegal, the government has made 108,421 free connection lines available to students, according to a press release recently issued by the Ministry of...
The government of Nigeria approved the second phase of the National Information Communications Technology Infrastructure Backbone project (NICTIB II),...
Bellal Mekkid, CEO of mobile operator Mobilis, announces the company will start experimenting 5G technology across the country from August 2020. He said...
The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari (pictured), has set up a steering committee to monitor and speed up the digital...
Initially scheduled for 2021, the launch of the Egyptian earth observation satellite MisrtSat-II is postponed to 2022 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The...
In Ghana, the parliament has just agreed to waive taxes of $295,000 for the Ghana Space Science and Technology Institute (GSSTI). The measure...
The Indian infrastructure company, Salasar Techno Engineering, announced on July 14 it has received a $2.43 million order from American Tower...
João Domingos Correia, chairman of the board of directors of incumbent operator Cabo Verde Telecom, revealed that the fire that ravaged part of the...
Rwanda Education Board (REB) announced the government plans to increase internet connectivity in public schools to 62% by the end of 2020, from 52%...
Senegal's incumbent telecommunications operator, Sonatel, announces that it has closed early its public bond issue launched on 15 June on the financial...
China's ZTE Corporation, which specializes in providing telecommunications solutions, enterprise and consumer technologies for mobile Internet, has just...
The Chadian government announced a new strategy to accelerate digital migration in the country over the period from 2020 to 2030. With this new step, the...
World Banks’ International Development Association (IDA) approved the disbursement of $100 million (CFA57.8 billion) to help Niger accelerate its...
The World Bank, in its economic update on Uganda, published on 8 July 2020, recommends that the country should invest more in digital technology to better...
Christian Katende, head of the Congo's Post and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (ARPTC), announced on July 7 the government plans to launch an...
The subsidiary of U.S. company Alphabet -Loon- has officially launched its balloon-powered internet service in Kenya. This is good news for the...
The Chadian Ministry of Posts, New Information and Communication Technologies, and the Ministry of Economy and Development Planning will officially launch...
Fibrecom announced it has committed $50 million to support digital transformation in Zambia over the next two years. “We are injecting an...
Indian telecom group Bharti Airtel and the UK government are each investing $500 million to salvage US satellite operator OneWeb, which filed for...
Mobile operator Etisalat Misr announced on July 1 it has partnered with real estate developer Misr Italia Properties to provide a portfolio of advanced...
Mobile operators Mauritel (local arm of Maroc Telecom), Mattel (a subsidiary of Tunisie Telecom), and Chinguitel (a subsidiary of Sudatel) were again...
Léon Juste Ibombo (pictured), the Congolese minister of posts, telecoms and digital economy, announced on June 27 that his department is working on a bill...
TELMA Madagascar has switched on their 5G commercial network to offer subscribers high-speed services enabled by the latest generation of mobile...
The battle for Ethiopia's two new telecommunications licenses is going to be tough. According to the Ministry of Finance and the Ethiopian Communications...
Pan-African telecom group Liquid Telecom announced on June 26 the extension of its partnership with satellite telecoms network operator Intelsat to...
U.S. IT consulting firm 1Rivet, which specializes in the development of digital platforms, will help the Republic of Congo build a digital platform for...
Mobile operator MTN South Africa announced it will launch 5G technology in the country on June 30, 2020. The company has planned a ceremony to this effect...
The Moroccan Minister of Digital Economy Moulay Hafid Elalamy (pictured) announced on June 23 that the government wants to make use of digital technology...
In a new report published yesterday June 24, the Internet Society (Isoc) explained the need for African countries to follow the example of Nigeria and...

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