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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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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IoT network deployed across Kigali to support smart city initiatives

10 May 2017

Engineers setting up Kigalis’ smart city LoRaWAN network.

Engineers setting up Kigalis’ smart city LoRaWAN network.

From having very little network connectivity just a few years ago, Rwanda now has ambitions to become a smart city blueprint for other African nations to follow.

The country’s government has launched a flagship Internet of Things project in Kigali which features technology supplied by Inmarsat and Nokia.

 

Inmarsat has deployed low power WAN infrastructure around the capital using the LoRaWAN protocol to connect sensors and devices in the IoT.

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Telco System upgrades Internet Solutions Kenya network to 10G

20 March 2017

Telco Systems CEO Ariel Efrati (right) says the new network will be one of the best in Africa. Also pictured is Richard Hechle, MD of Internet Solutions Kenya.

Telco Systems CEO Ariel Efrati (right) says the new network will be one of the best in Africa. Also pictured is Richard Hechle, MD of Internet Solutions Kenya.

Telco Systems will upgrade Internet Solutions Kenya’s (ISK) entire fibre network infrastructure to 10G.

Formerly AccessKenya Group, ISK provides cloud, communication, connectivity and carrier services to public and private sector organisations in Kenya and across East Africa.

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