Controllis introduces 'carbon neutral' power solution

05 December 2019

A bright future for IIoT

Controllis hybrid DC generator

Controllis, a supplier of hybrid power systems for mobile network operators (MNOs) and tower companies, has developed a site power system that it said is carbon neutral and will help support a net zero emissions economy.

Based on the company's globally deployed Modular48 DC power system (which the firm said already reduces carbon emissions by up to 90% by harnessing solar power and rechargeable lithium ion batteries) Controllis Zero will allow MNOs and tower companies to overcome the final 10% of the CO2emissions challenge.

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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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