Gambia Research and Education Network launched

18 September 2023

The government has launched the Gambia Research and Education Network (GAMREN). The initiative is supported by the World Bank and aims to provide high-speed internet connectivity to academies and research institutions in the country.

This initiative is part of the efforts undertaken by the Gambian government towards the digital transformation of the national education system.

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Cameroon to expand fibre network

18 September 2023

Cameroon plans to add 4,000km of cable to its 12,000km-long terrestrial optical fibre network to improve service delivery.

In addition to the new optic fibre deployment, Camtel is committed to expanding its network coverage, catalogue of products and services, and service quality.

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Congo begins construction of second fibre backbone

13 September 2023

Léon-Juste Ibombo, Congolese minister of posts, Telecommunications and the Digital Economy, has launched construction work on Congo's second fibre optic backbone.

The construction is entrusted to Congo Cables with the support of the Post and Electronic Communications Regulatory Agency (ARPCE), Airtel Congo, Congo Telecom, and Silicone Connect.

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NuRAN Wireless to create Madagascar subsidiary

12 September 2023

NuRAN Wireless is in the process of creating a local subsidiary in Madagascar. The company announced that it had initiated procedures with the Technology Regulatory Authority (ARTEC) to obtain an operating license.

This announcement comes approximately 9 months after it signed a 10-year agreement with Orange Madagascar for the deployment of 500 rural network telecommunications sites, under the network-as-a-service (NaaS) model.

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