Ghana to build 1,006 telecom sites in 2024

21 February 2024

The Ghanaian government plans to construct and implement 1,006 telecom sites in 2024 to improve mobile service coverage in the country, especially in rural areas.

These telecom sites are part of the ‘Ghana Rural Telephony and Digital Inclusion’ project unveiled in November 2020 by the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) to reduce the digital divide by strengthening basic telephony services in rural areas. 

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South Africa extends 2G/3G shutdown to end-2027

09 February 2024

South Africa's Department of Communications and Digital Transformation has set 31 December 2027 as the new deadline for the total shutdown of 2G and 3G networks in the country.

It was in September 2022 that the South African government unveiled a roadmap to shut down the 2G and 3G networks, in the first half of 2024 and March 2025 respectively. The initiative aimed to free up frequencies for the extension of the networks 4G and 5G.

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Mawingu extends connectivity in Kenya

07 February 2024

Mawingu has extended its network to Taveta Town in Taita Taveta County, Kenya, enhancing its connectivity offering for households and businesses, and marking a significant stride towards the company’s vision of making meaningful internet access available to all Kenyans.

“Our expansion into Taveta Town marks another milestone met towards our long-term vision of making meaningful connectivity accessible to more Kenyans. The digital economy in the country is rapidly expanding and we want to support more Kenyans to tap into the knowledge and connections that it provides,” said Farouk Ramji, CEO, Mawingu.

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Togocom gains finance from IFC to enhance coverage

06 February 2024

Togocom has signed a financing agreement with the International Finance Corporation (IFC).

The branch of the World Bank focused on financing the private sector in emerging countries has agreed to grant a loan of 36 billion CFA francs to the operator, which will use it to improve the quality and coverage of its connectivity services in Togo.

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