Nokia: private wireless networks on the up

17 June 2024

Nokia’s 2024 Industrial Digitalisation Report highlights that all 100 interviewed early adopters are using private wireless networks in additional locations or have expanded their use by launching more use cases in existing locations.

The Nokia report and related survey was conducted by GlobalData to gauge industry progress and return on investment (ROI) among private wireless early adopters in the manufacturing, transportation, and energy industries.

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GCF announces certification of Broadband Mission Critical Services

11 June 2024

GCF collaborates with TCCA for next generation of MCS products and services. Source: akacin ©

GCF collaborates with TCCA for next generation of MCS products and services. Source: akacin ©

The Global Certification Forum (GCF) is adding 3GPP-based Mission Critical Services (MCS) to its certification programme, also referred to as MCX.

MCS and critical communications provide essential voice and data connectivity to first responders, public safety services, transportation sectors, and more. The next generation of MCS, also referred as Broadband MCS, are being delivered over LTE cellular networks and evolving towards 5G, thus providing the services required for emergency response.

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Exemplifying resilient communications systems

04 June 2024

The March subsea cable outage was huge news across the globe – but how big an impact did it have on consumers, and what lessons were learned by operators?

On 14 March, four subsea cable systems – WACS, MainOne, SAT-3, and ACE - suffered significant damage from a major subsea landslide off Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, significantly impacting upon communications across the African continent. Countries including Liberia, Benin, Ghana, Burkina Faso, the Gambia, Guinea, Ivory Coast, Niger, Namibia, South Africa, and Lesotho, were all affected.

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Moov Africa ordered to immediately share infrastructure with Airtel

03 June 2024

Gabon's Electronic Communications and Postal Regulatory Authority (ARCEP) has ordered Moov Africa Gabon Télécom to immediately share its infrastructure with its competitor Airtel in certain regions of the country.

The sharing will take place on the Makokou-Okondja and Okondja-Aboumi axis, in the provinces of Ogooué-Ivindo and Haut-Ogooué. André Obabalaka, assistant to the president of the ARCEP regulatory council, explained that all the sites built on this axis are exclusively operated by Moov Africa Gabon Télécom.

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