Tanzania to provide internet in Burundi

08 November 2019

Tanzania will provide high speed internet connectivity to Burundi, after a service agreement was signed in Dar es Salaam between the incumbent Tanzania Telecommunications Corporation Limited (TTCL) and Burundi Backbone Systems (BBS). 

It will be implemented over a 10-year period, said Waziri Kindamba, the general manager of the TTCL.

“ TTCL will offer first class broadband Internet services through our stations in Kabanga and Manyovu, in the border region of Kigoma,” added Kindamba, who also said the agreement allows TTCL to expand its portfolio of activities in the East Africa and Southern African Development Community (SADC) sub-region, with a population of nearly 350 million.

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Morocco among most advanced in Africa

08 November 2019

The nation’s telecom sector has been supported by the government’s Maroc Digital 2020 strategy to encourage the development of a digital economy and on the National Broadband Plan

The nation’s telecom sector has been supported by the government’s Maroc Digital 2020 strategy to encourage the development of a digital economy and on the National Broadband Plan

Morocco is now one of the most advanced telecom markets in Africa, according to a report by ResearchAndMarkets.com – “Morocco – Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband – Statistics and Analyses”.

It said the north African nation’s telecom sector has been supported by the government’s Maroc Digital 2020 strategy to encourage the development of a digital economy and on the National Broadband Plan. It aims to provide fixed or mobile broadband access to the entire population by 2022.

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Infinet Wireless negotiates expansion in African market

06 November 2019

Russian president Vladimir Putin (right) at the event

Russian president Vladimir Putin (right) at the event

 Infinet Wireless, the firm that designs and manufactures fixed broadband wireless systems, has secured a number of implementation agreements across the African market, including a project with Camtel, the leading telecom operator in Cameroon, to modernise and expand broadband infrastructure across the country.

At the Russia-Africa Economic Forum and Summit 2019, Infinet chief executive officer Dmitry Okorokov and technical support engineer Ludovic Takam, of Cameroon, held a number of meetings with the heads of companies from Egypt, Algeria, Bolivia, Nigeria, South Africa, Congo, Ethiopia and Cameroon.

Following this, Camtel agreed to create a pilot zone to modernise and expand its existing infrastructure using Infinet equipment. A meeting with the minister of information communication technology and courier services of the Republic of Zimbabwe also resulted in an agreement on the implementation of joint projects.

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Egypt to start work on US$2.4bn network for new capital city

18 October 2019

The New Administrative Capital will eventually replace Cairo (pictured) as the capital city of Egypt

The New Administrative Capital will eventually replace Cairo (pictured) as the capital city of Egypt

The Egyptian communications ministry has started work on a E£40bn (US$2.44bn) telecom network as part of the first phase of a new capital city being built east of Cairo, according to reports. 

It signed a cooperation agreement with the Administrative Capital for Urban Development (ACUD) – the new capital’s owner and developer – to begin working on the network over a six-month period.

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