Ugandan authority denies claims of corruption and mismanagement

08 November 2019

The National Information Technology Authority of Uganda (NITA-U) has hit back at claims that it has been wasting public funds with its roll-out of a national backbone network.

Recent press reports in the east African country have accused NITA officials of both corruption and mismanaging the deployment.

NITA-U responded with a statement, in which it said originators of the fake news were clearly determined to downplay Uganda’s progress in achieving widespread connectivity, which has significantly lowered bandwidth costs for customers over the last decade.

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Equatorial invests in mobile broadband

14 June 2019

Equatoguinean mobile operator Muni has selected US-headquartered wireless backhaul specialist Ceragon Networks to modernise and expand its network to deliver 4G services covering the country’s mainland and its island capital.

Muni said it aims to achieve nationwide mobile broadband service coverage, bringing better digital services to the people of this remote area.

In pursuit of this target, Ceragon has deployed the longest-known microwave backhaul link – at least three or four times the length of typical microwave long-haul links.

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Tigo and Ericsson accelerate digitalisation in Senegal

08 February 2019

Tigo Senegal has selected Ericsson for its nationwide network modernisation project.

Under the terms of a new three-year deal, the Swedish firm will cover more than 1,000 existing sites.

The three-year nationwide modernisation project covers more than 1,000 sites and includes the rollout of Ericsson’s Radio System.

The three-year nationwide modernisation project covers more than 1,000 sites and includes the rollout of Ericsson’s Radio System.

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Wateen uses SES backhaul

07 January 2019

PAKISTAN - SES is providing Pakistani satellite and fibre operator Wateen Telecom with access to high-powered C-band capacity on its NSS-12 satellite that orbits at 57ºE.

Wateen is using the capacity to provide 2G and 3G backhaul services to the country’s leading mobile network operators.

This will enable them to deliver reliable and enhanced voice and data signals in the country’s remote mountainous northern regions, as well as its inaccessible areas in the south.

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