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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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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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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