MTN Côte d'Ivoire to upgrade the network

07 December 2023

MTN Côte d'Ivoire will carry out work to improve its telecoms network during the first two weeks of December to guarantee subscribers quality services, particularly during the end-of-year holidays.

MTN Côte d'Ivoire warns its subscribers that the announced works could cause some service disruptions at times: “we apologize for any inconvenience and assure you of the mobilization of all our teams to offer you the best networks.”

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WiFi 6, 6E and 7 top the charts for 2024 deployments

04 December 2023

WiFi 6, 6E and 7 top the list of wireless technologies that network operators, ISPs, device and chipset vendors, enterprises and other companies plan to deploy by the end of 2024 — ahead of CBRS, DAS and private 4G/5G.

Confidence in investment across the sector is rising with 58% saying they are more confident in investing in WiFi compared to a year ago even though the business model remains the most pressing challenge for new deployments. 6GHz spectrum availability also remains front of mind with two thirds deeming it an important issue for 2024.

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Safaricom aims to cut energy consumption

01 December 2023

Safaricom has signed a partnership agreement with Nokia to reduce energy consumption and costs across its 3G, 4G and 5G networks.

Nokia will deploy its AVA energy efficiency software on around 30,000 telecom sites to achieve energy savings of around 8-10%. The solution uses artificial intelligence and machine learning algorithms to turn off idle and unused equipment during periods of low usage. It has already been tested by Safaricom and Nokia before its implementation.

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Ooredoo Tunisia launches IPv6 and VoLTE

30 November 2023

Ooredoo Tunisia has officially launched IPv6 (Internet Protocol version 6) and voice over LTE (VoLTE). Both technologies are available to subscribers with compatible terminals.

The VoLTE service allows subscribers to make and receive phone calls faster, with great voice quality using 4G/LTE mobile networks. For its part, IPv6 provides subscribers with faster connectivity and more security. The deployment of these two technologies is part of a national strategy supported by the Ministry of Communication Technologies.

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