Econet Wireless goes solar

21 May 2019

At peak the plant will provide close to 45 per cent of the business’s electricity needs

At peak the plant will provide close to 45 per cent of the business’s electricity needs

Zimbabwean telecom giant Econet Wireless has commissioned a 450 KWp solar power plant at its Willowvale industrial complex.

The grid tied solar system will operate under a 25-year Independent Power Producer (IPP) licence.

It was implemented by Distributed Power Africa (DPA), Econet’s solar business in line with the company’s commitment towards the adoption of clean and renewable energy in Zimbabwe.


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Accessories market to grow 5.8 per cent in 10 years

16 May 2019

The Africa mobile phone accessories market is anticipated to grow from USD2.3bn in 2016 to just over USD4bn by 2026, registering a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.8 per cent in terms of revenue during the 10-year forecast period.

A report called Mobile Phone Accessories Market: Africa Industry Analysis and Opportunity Assessment, 2016–2026, published by Future Market Insights, follows the market in terms of value and volume and then calibrates for market revenue estimates.

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Aurecon chooses Orange to manage global communications

26 April 2019

Engineering and infrastructure advisory giant Aurecon has chosen Orange Business Services (Orange) to manage its global communications infrastructure, including SD-WAN and cybersecurity services, as part of a USD25m five-year network transformation agreement.

The French telecom giant said the deal will affect 60 sites across more than twenty countries, including African nations such as Angola, Botswana, Kenya, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria and South Africa.

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