CETel to deliver connectivity in remote areas of northern Africa

14 June 2019

The EPIC 37E satellite delivers a Ku-band spotbeam to land-locked areas of Chad and south of Libya that CETel uses to serve its customer base spanning various market verticals Photo: Intelsat

The EPIC 37E satellite delivers a Ku-band spotbeam to land-locked areas of Chad and south of Libya that CETel uses to serve its customer base spanning various market verticals Photo: Intelsat



Central European Telecom Services (CETel), the German provider of satellite, fibre and wireless enabled communications solutions is delivering connectivity in remote areas of northern Africa via Intelsat’s EPIC 37e satellite.

The land-locked areas of Chad and south of Libya have little or no terrestrial connectivity and require stable, reliable and efficient solutions for their data and voice transmissions.

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Airtel Uganda and URA partner to ease tax payment

14 June 2019

Airtel Uganda has joined forces with the country’s tax collection body to ensure people find it easy and convenient to pay their bills.

The two bodies have launched an Airtel Money payment mode, dubbed Airtel Easy Tax, which will facilitate the payment of all taxes while offering the telecom’s subscribers convenience, reliability and efficiency.

In just a few steps, users will be able to register a payment and pay their taxes from the convenience of their home, office, or even while on the go. The tax collection body said that the initiative will be key in achieving two specific objectives.

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Sonatel targets Gambia market expansion

14 June 2019

Senegalese telecom firm Sonatel is set to strengthen its position in west Africa by entering the Gambian market.

Sonatel said that it has entered into an agreement for the acquisition of 91.6 per cent of the share capital of XOOM Wireless. The agreements are said to be subject to approval by Gambian authorities.

XOOM Wireless is said to hold an internet service provider (ISP) licence in the Gambia and offers a full spectrum of high-speed wireless packages including VOIP and other hosting services in the country.

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Telecom Egypt signs agreement for PEACE cable system

14 June 2019

Telecom Egypt has signed a landing party agreement worth USD45m with Pakistan and East Africa Connecting Europe (PEACE) Cable International Network and PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, the Hong Kong telecom service provider. 

The company clarified that PEACE is a 12,000 km long cable system with landings in Pakistan, Djibouti, Egypt, Kenya and France that provides open, flexible and carrier-neutral services for its customer base. 

“The PEACE cable will cross Egypt through new diversified terrestrial routes between the Zafarana and AbouTalat cable landing stations, where Telecom Egypt will provide PEACE with brand new state of the art landing facilities,” said the Egyptian firm. 

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