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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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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CMC Networks supports Cerba Lancet Africa with ehealth

13 February 2024

CMC Networks has partnered with Cerba Lancet Africa, the leading force in local clinical pathology and medical diagnosis in Africa, to boost healthcare across the continent.

The partnership supports digital health innovation with a combination of solutions spanning software-defined wide-area networking (SD-WAN), Microsoft Azure Peering Service (MAPS) and zero-trust security.

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Senegal suspends internet access amidst election chaos

07 February 2024

The Ministry of Communication, Telecommunications and Digital Affairs asked telecom operators on 4 February 4 to ‘temporarily’ suspend access to mobile internet in Senegal from 10pm, to limit ‘the dissemination of several hateful and subversive messages relayed on social networks.’

Access to mobile data from cell phones was cut off from 5 February in Dakar, impacting 18.59 million mobile internet users.

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