Avoid unnecessary video calls, says Ghana’s regulator

17 April 2020

The Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications has released 10 pointers to consumers on the responsible and rational use of telecom networks as well as the internet, during this period of the coronavirus crisis.

According to the umbrella organisation that regulates and promotes the interests of telecom firms in the west African nation, the advice needs to be adhered to in order to ease communication during this period. It has also asked that consumers avoid unnecessary video calls, not only during rush hours but at all times.

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'Blocking of phone calls a growing problem'

23 March 2020

Call blocking by South Africa’s biggest network operators is negatively impacting many local telecoms customers who are finding they cannot always successfully complete phone calls, according to Anthony Engelbrecht, technical director at independent telco, Huge Networks.

He said that some clients of SA’s many Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telecoms networks such as Huge Networks, Connection Telecoms and dozens of others are increasingly finding that calls they place are not reaching the intended telecoms user.

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VAST develops network tech for offloading and onboarding

08 November 2018

VAST CTO, Khetan Gajjar believes spectrum challenges are “inhibiting South Africa’s global competitiveness”.

VAST CTO, Khetan Gajjar believes spectrum challenges are “inhibiting South Africa’s global competitiveness”.

VAST has come up with two technical innovations designed to enhance networks.

In September, the South African public Wi-Fi provider claimed to have developed the continent’s first, true carrier-grade ‘offload’ network.

VAST said the technology has been designed to seamlessly move traffic off mobile or enterprise network operators and onto its secure Wi-Fi network in order to free-up spectrum.

The company added that traffic can be rerouted back on to the operator’s network, equally seamlessly.

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Vodafone Egypt launches region’s first VNF platform

09 March 2017

Having selected Ericsson as its NFV partner, Vodafone Egypt has now gone live with the first commercial virtual network function in the Middle East and North Africa.

Since October 2017, Ericsson’s virtual Serving GPRS Support Node – Mobility Management Entity (SGSN-MME) has been handling and managing commercial mobile broadband traffic on the cellco’s network.

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