Telecom26 helps TB, HIV, Ebola and Covid-19 testing programmes

04 September 2020

The software enables connected diagnostic data in real time, which helps countries respond more effectively to infectious disease outbreaks

The software enables connected diagnostic data in real time, which helps countries respond more effectively to infectious disease outbreaks

 

Telecom26 is helping long-term customer, SystemOne, with its initiative to enable real-time test result communication, timely containment and treatment actions for infectious disease programs in Mozambique,  Zimbabwe and Ghana.

The testing programmes are implemented in conjunction with the Ministry of Health of each country and build on the existing work of SystemOne across Africa addressing numerous diseases including TB, HIV, Ebola and now Ccovid-19.

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TN targets remote connectivity

04 September 2020

VSAT is a customised integrated voice/fax, data and video satellite communication solution available everywhere, even in the most remote areas in Namibia

VSAT is a customised integrated voice/fax, data and video satellite communication solution available everywhere, even in the most remote areas in Namibia

Telecom Namibia (TN) has upgraded its very small aperture terminal (VSAT) hub to ensure faster and reliable IP-based connectivity for users in remote areas. 

Pilot installations of TN’s modern VSAT hub, called Satlink, have had satisfactory results, the company said.

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Public urged to help stop cell tower battery theft after Gauteng syndicate arrested

04 September 2020

MTN welcomed the arrest of two men allegedly caught stealing back-up batteries at one of its towers in Durban and called on the public to play its part in ending the scourge of battery theft that leaves thousands of people with no connection.

Jacqui O’Sullivan, executive for corporate affairs at MTN South Africa said despite a fall in the number of cell tower battery theft incidences towards the end of 2019, increased incidences of theft and damage early in 2020 shows the battle is far from over.

Over 200 network infrastructure vandalism were reported in May alone and this is adding additional strain on networks.

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UFO turns out to be internet balloon

04 September 2020

An unidentified flying object (UFO) parachuted into dense Congo jungle to the confusion of local authorities, until a subsidiary of Google parent company Alphabet identified the device as an internet balloon.

Images shared on social media showed people inspecting a large silver-coloured contraption fitted with solar panels and wires, which had landed in the tropical forest of Bas-Uele province in the northern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), trailing a large deflated balloon.

Locals told security after the object fell to earth around 1pm local time on Monday 24 August, Bas-Uele Governor Valentin Senga told Reuters after visiting the site around 10 km (6 miles) south of the provincial capital Buta.

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