Cambium Networks tech enables Lnet to serve 60,000 subscribers in Libya

08 December 2021

Cambium Networks, a global provider of wireless networking solutions, has deployed ePMP fixed wireless broadband technology to connect more than 60,000 residential, business and enterprise customers in Libya.

The ePMP network is composed of more than 1,500 Access Points (AP) installed on more than 250 tower locations and serves densely populated urban and suburban locations.

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Telecom Egypt deploys Ciena tech for optical and mesh networks

08 December 2021

Telecom Egypt (TE) has partnered with US firm Ciena to maximise capacity along the Mediterranean segment of its Middle East North Africa (MENA) submarine cable system and the country’s mesh network.

The latter’s WaveLogic 5 Extreme gives TE the highest capacity per wavelength, which significantly reduces the cost per bit and provides the best-in-class spectral efficiency, highest bit rate per wavelength, space utilisation efficiency and power efficiency. The operator also utilises Ciena’s manage, control and plan (MCP) next-generation domain controller that unifies network and service management - even across third party wet plants - to automate the submarine network’s operations.

“Submarine cables are critical infrastructure that underpin and power the connectivity needs of today’s global internet user base,” said Jamie Jefferies, vice president and general manager, international, Ciena. “In addition, the adoption of MCP also supports a network that is intelligent, automated, and simpler to manage.”

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Five reasons why 5G makes the difference

07 December 2021

The fifth-generation of wireless technology is paving the way for the connectivity that digital technologies increasingly require. Peter Linder, head of 5G marketing at Ericsson, shares his views on why 5G makes a difference

5G has rapidly gained mindshare in society as a vital technology. But what makes 5G different from its predecessors? We describe a set of strategic choices made for previous mobile generations of which we made a single choice. 5G makes it possible to embrace both options, unlocking larger opportunities earlier in the deployment cycle.

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Zimbabwe's regulator connects 3,000 schools and health centres to the internet

11 November 2021

The Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) has launched a project to connect 1,500 schools and 1,500 health centres in rural areas to the internet.

Speaking at the Potraz 2022 strategic planning workshop held in Bulawayo, workshop, the minister of information and communication technology, Jenfan Muswere, reiterated the critical role of Potraz in facilitating digitization. He stated that "we can neither avoid nor run away from the technological tsunami. We just need to be prepared for the rapid changes in technology. He therefore urged the telecom regulator to strengthen its research and development department and enter into partnerships with research institutes to come up with modern ICT projects.

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