Africa Tech festival kicks off in Cape Town

09 November 2022

The 25th Africa Tech Festival kicked off in Cape Town on Tuesday with a record-breaking day one attendance following a two-year physical absence because of global lockdowns.

The festival was opened by James Williams, director, events, Informa Tech, who remarked that “during these 25 years, the event has evolved to ensure we remain the continent’s largest and most influential tech event and to tell the story of continued growth and frontier technologies, and how African innovation is tackling some of the globe's biggest challenges.

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No foreign currency for Nigeria

04 November 2022

Nigerian telecom operators have been struggling to gain access to foreign currency since the start of the year, slowing down investment in network infrastructure. The situation has been criticized by Gbenga Adebayo, president of the Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON).

“Virtually everything we use in the sector depends on imports. You talk about base station equipment, generators and batteries, among other things. But the impossibility of obtaining foreign exchange has an impact not only on the expansion, but also on the upgrading of existing infrastructure,” said Adebayo.

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Raxio breaks ground on Mozambique DC

02 November 2022

Raxio Group has broken ground on the construction of its premier Tier-III carrier neutral colocation data centre (MZ1), located at Beluluane Industrial Park (MozParks) in Maputo, Mozambique.

In addition to providing much needed colocation capacity to the country’s digital backbone, Raxio MZ1 will nurture interconnection through redundant meet-me rooms. MNOs, ISPs and carriers will be able to interconnect to each other and their customers, reducing the cost of access to content across the country, at a time when new submarine cables will also be providing Mozambique with enhanced international connectivity.

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Econet Wireless Zimbabwe eyes expansion

02 November 2022

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe plans to upgrade its network infrastructure and roll out new infrastructure in the Matabeleland region in the coming months. This initiative should enable it to improve the quality of services provided to subscribers in the region.

“We are embarking on a network refurbishment program in Bulawayo by modernizing more than 150 sites in Bulawayo with the latest technologies,” said explained Kezito Makuni, COO of Econet. “We will also renovate our backup power systems and expand coverage in urban and rural areas of Matabeleland. Customers should begin to feel the impact of these upgrades early in the new year.”

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