Telecom Namibia updates country’s telex system

08 November 2019

Navtex is a navigational system used on board the vessels to provide short range maritime safety information on coastal waters

Navtex is a navigational system used on board the vessels to provide short range maritime safety information on coastal waters

Telecom Namibia and the Ministry of Works and Transport have inaugurated a navigational telex (Navtex) station to the tune of N$7.5m at Walvis Bay.

The first of its kind in Africa, the station provides navigational and meteorological warnings, forecasts and maritime safety information to ships.

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Seacom sub cable suffers brief outage

08 November 2019

Seacom’s submarine cable system briefly experienced what the firm described as “a service-affecting outage” in late October. 

The business, which launched Africa’s first broadband submarine cable system along the continent’s eastern and southern coasts back in 2009, published news of the outage in a series of tweets, beginning with the news that it was experiencing a service-affecting outage on its subsea cable system between Mombasa in Kenya and Zafarana in Egypt.

“All linear transmission traffic on the Seacom subsea cable system on the east coast of Africa, to and from Europe, is affected,” it added. 

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Airtel Malawi slapped with MK820m fine

08 November 2019

Airtel Malawi has been hit with a MK820m fine for allegedly breaching the Communications Act.

Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (Macra) director general Godfrey Itaye told journalists that the operator paid a fine in July, but it remains in breach and will continue paying MK20m per fortnight until it meets the conditions.

“Upon renewal of its telecommunications licence in 2014, Airtel committed itself to have a minimum of 20 percent local shareholding,” said Itaye.

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Vodafone Ghana chief executive calls for big data deployment

08 November 2019

Vodafone stated that big data deployment can be used to make life-saving decisions, owing to an era that has become all but dependent on technology

Vodafone stated that big data deployment can be used to make life-saving decisions, owing to an era that has become all but dependent on technology

The chief executive officer (CEO) of Vodafone Ghana, Patricia Obo-Nai, said the utilisation of accurate and timely big data could help save the lives of many in the west African country.

According to a company statement, using data from mobile networks is very critical as it is now a global concept.

It said big data deployment can be used to make life-saving decisions, owing to an era that has become all but dependent on technology.

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