ZTE launches its Cybersecurity Lab Europe in Brussels

10 July 2019

The lab is declared open

The lab is declared open

Chinese tech giant ZTE has furthered its commitment to improving security for the ICT industry by opening its Cybersecurity Lab Europe in Brussels, Belgium. 

Located in the administrative and political heart of the EU, the cybersecurity Lab Europe will provide a much wider range of access to the external security verification of ZTE’s products, services and processes and will facilitate the external cooperation in the security field with stakeholders.

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Avanti and Vox sign master distributor deal

01 July 2019

Avanti has signed a major strategic deal

Jacques Visser


Avanti Communications has signed a three-year master distributor agreement on its HYLAS 4 and HYLAS 2 satellites with South African end-to-end integrated ICT, infrastructure provider and telecom firm Vox.

Under the terms of the deal, Vox will use Avanti’s satellite fleet - which provides full coverage across sub-Saharan Africa - to deliver a cost-effective and reliable high-speed broadband service to the remotest areas of the continent.


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Orange launches Tunis centre to provide support for start-ups

14 June 2019

French telecom firm Orange has launched the Orange Digital Centre in Tunis, to provide wide-ranging support for start-ups, including training in coding as well as guidance in start-up acceleration and investment in early-stage companies.


Orange say they will set-up similar centres in Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire, Jordan, Cameroon, Burkina Faso and Sierra Leone by the close of 2019  Photo: Orange 

The company said the centre houses four strategic programmes: the coding school, the FabLab Solidaire, Orange Fab and Orange Digital Ventures Africa.

The coding school is a free-of-charge technological centre that offers training and events for the community. It is particularly aimed at students, young graduates and entrepreneurs.

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Tunisie Telecom and 3S to launch Tunisia’s first IoT network

14 June 2019

Tunisie Telecom has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with IT firm 3S for the launch of a LoRaWAN internet of things (IoT) national network developed by LoRa Alliance.

The two companies said the project is mainly aimed at addressing the various emergencies requiring the transmission of small quantities of long-range information with energy and cost constraints. It is also aimed at enterprises and start-ups in their IoT projects.

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