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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Airtel Africa announces new 7MW DC for Nairobi

20 February 2024

Airtel Africa plans to build a 7MW data centre in Nairobi, Kenya. Construction will begin shortly after that of the data centre the company plans to build in Lagos, Nigeria. Commissioning of the infrastructure is planned for mid-2026.

In December 2023, Airtel Africa launched the activities of its data centre subsidiary called Nxtra by Airtel (Nxtra). 

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IHS Cameroon to build 10 digital kiosks by 2025

16 February 2024

IHS Cameroon has committed to build 10 digital kiosks in the North West and South West regions of Cameroon by 2025, with five in each region.

The initiative, ‘Tower Kiosk by IHS Cameroon,’ was launched recently with the deployment of three of the 10 kiosks in the localities of Idenau, Santa and Tombel.

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Sudan turns off national connectivity

15 February 2024

Networks in Sudan were reportedly switched off by government troops, engulfing the nation in a communications blackout, as the country continues to suffer under a civil war started 10 months ago.

Reuters reported that the Sudanese paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) began shutting down networks on 5 February and completed the blackout on 7 February.

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