Tunisian government pledges broadband connectivity in schools

08 October 2020

Through digital technology, the ministry wants to give the different regions and their educational institutions the maximum opportunity to access quality educational content

Through digital technology, the ministry wants to give the different regions and their educational institutions the maximum opportunity to access quality educational content

Tunisia has committed to a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to deploy high-speed connectivity, via broadband, in schools across the nation.

The deal, signed by the country’s minister of education Mohammed Hamdi and Mohamed Fadhel Kraiem, the minister of communication technologies and digital transformation, also includes the rehabilitation of the educational network.

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Ghana readies towers overhaul

08 October 2020

The body said the review will include emerging industry standards and procedures for the installation of communication towers, facilitate the development of infrastructure to enhance the delivery of quality service and address environmental issues

The review will include emerging industry standards and procedures for the installation of communication towers, facilitate the development of infrastructure to enhance the delivery of quality service and address environmental issues

Ghana has initiated its one-month public consultation for input on revised guidelines for the deployment of telecom towers, the country’s National Communications Authority (NCA) has announced.

The body said the review will include emerging industry standards and procedures for the installation of communication towers, facilitate the development of infrastructure to enhance the delivery of quality service and address environmental issues.

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Burkina Faso deploys new IXPs and VLPs

08 October 2020

The government of Burkina Faso has invested CFA 3.105 billion in the construction of an Internet exchange point (IXP) and a virtual landing point (VLP) in the city of Bobo-Dioulasso.

The two infrastructures, housed in the premises of the Transmitting Center in Sarfalao, were officially inaugurated on September 4, 2020, by prime minister Christophe Joseph Marie Dabiré. This investment is in line with Burkina Faso’s digital transformation ambitions.

The internet exchange point will enable local interconnection between telecom operators and service providers. This operation is expected to improve network latency (meaning the time it takes to connect to data servers on the internet) and will greatly improve traffic speed.

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Sierra Leone explains SALCAB plan

08 October 2020

Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Information and Communication has explained the details of  the government’s plan to unbundle the Sierra Leone Cable Network (SALCAB).

Speaking at a press conference, the minister of information and communication Mohamed Rahman Swaray said that the move is part of the broader reforms currently being carried out in the communications sector.

SALCAB’s future has been the subject of much speculation of late following rumours that the entity that regulates internet access in Sierra Leone has been sold. However, the ministry released a statement in which it denied the claims.

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