Vodacom invests in new solar-powered sites across SA

06 October 2021

Vodacom, one of South Africa’s big four telcos, has invested R8m ($564K) in the installation of new solar-powered sites as part of its energy and carbon management strategy and commitment to reducing its impact on the environment.

These three sites in Polokwane, Vereeniging and Bloemfontein are in addition to a solar project installed at a base station controller site in Randburg, Gauteng in May last year. They will form part of the company’s 1,088 solar-powered sites across all of Vodacom’s markets.

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Zamtel targets seven million subscribers by 2023

06 October 2021

Zambia Telecommunications (Zamtel) is to target seven million subscribers by the end of 2023, almost double its current base of 3.7-million.

The company’s chief exectuvie officer Sydney Mupeta said the target represents an increase of 20%, from the current 20% to 40%.

He added that the company has invested in network capacity to enable it to carry the anticipated increase in traffic.

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GT invests in Gabon

06 October 2021

Moov Africa – Gabon Telecom (GT) has unveiled plans for an investment programme of more than 10bn CFA francs (US$18m) to bring coverage to swathes of Gabon using 3G and 4G technology.

The operator’s cash injection will cover 141 villages as well as main roads throughout the country. GT said it aims to bring broadband to everyone and to reduce the digital divide between urban and rural areas.

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Rwanda gets tough on SIM registration

04 October 2021

Operators in Rwanda are to implement new directives for SIM card registration in a move the country’s regulator said will curb fraud.

Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) said that users who wish to get a new SIM card or swap one, must go to their service providers or authorised agent.

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