MTN Côte d'Ivoire to upgrade the network

07 December 2023

MTN Côte d'Ivoire will carry out work to improve its telecoms network during the first two weeks of December to guarantee subscribers quality services, particularly during the end-of-year holidays.

MTN Côte d'Ivoire warns its subscribers that the announced works could cause some service disruptions at times: “we apologize for any inconvenience and assure you of the mobilization of all our teams to offer you the best networks.”

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Bayobab brings 2Africa to Ghana

06 December 2023

Bayobab has landed the 45,000km 2Africa subsea cable on Ghanaian shores, in Accra.

The 2Africa subsea cable system will support the western and eastern regions of Africa, once complete in 2023 and 2024, respectively. This landing is one of several cable landings taking place across 46 locations in 33 countries for all consortium partners, bringing seamless connectivity across continents. This landing is the third landing in a series of Bayobab’s six target locations across five countries.

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Ethio Telecom launches 5G in Jigjiga

05 December 2023

Ethio Telecom has launched its 5G mobile services in Jigjiga, in the Eastern region. It is the third city in the country to benefit from the company's ultra-broadband services after the capital Addis Ababa and Adama.

It was in September 2023 that Ethio Telecom officially launched 5G in Addis Ababa, one year after launching a pre-commercial phase in the capital and Adama.

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WiFi 6, 6E and 7 top the charts for 2024 deployments

04 December 2023

WiFi 6, 6E and 7 top the list of wireless technologies that network operators, ISPs, device and chipset vendors, enterprises and other companies plan to deploy by the end of 2024 — ahead of CBRS, DAS and private 4G/5G.

Confidence in investment across the sector is rising with 58% saying they are more confident in investing in WiFi compared to a year ago even though the business model remains the most pressing challenge for new deployments. 6GHz spectrum availability also remains front of mind with two thirds deeming it an important issue for 2024.

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