Celltel selects local firm for Smart Cities project

06 January 2020

Accra, where the deal was signed

Accra, where the deal was signed

Ghanaian technology company Celltel Networks has appointed local finance company Ed & Co Capital as financial advisors for the US$500m Ghana Smart Cities project.

The idea is to provide an affordable nationwide Wi-Fi network in collaboration with local government institutions and other strategic and relevant government agencies in the west African nation. It is scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2020.

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Uganda Telecom gets new administrator

06 January 2020

Sebatindira

Sebatindira

Former Uganda Law Society boss, Ruth Sebatindira, is the new administrator of Uganda Telecom.

The cash-strapped operator was originally placed in receivership in April 2017, following a dispute between the company and the country’s ministry of finance over unpaid dues, as its debts rapidly out stripped its asset base.

It is understood that at the point it was placed into receivership, Uganda Telecom had debts and liabilities of around US$245m, whilst its asset base was valued at only US$40m).

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Record Breaking AfricaCom 2019

14 November 2019

The auditorium 

The auditorium 

15,000 plus visitors emphasise significance of the role technology plays in all our futures

More than 15 000 visitors, over three content-packed days, attended this year’s AfricaCom, and is a record for the event that turned 22 in 2019. AfricaCom is the world’s largest and most influential Africa-focused technology, media and telecommunications event and the presence of so many industry heavyweights, emphasised the significance of the role that technology is playing and will continue to effect, on the way the world progresses.

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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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