Uganda: Roke and Facebook supply affordable internet access

18 November 2020

The new Roke Express Wi-Fi service aims to take high-speed internet connections to millions of Ugandans at a lower cost

The new Roke Express Wi-Fi service aims to take high-speed internet connections to millions of Ugandans at a lower cost

Roke Telkom, a Ugandan public service provider for voice and data communications services, has partnered with global social networking firm Facebook to launch a new internet service programme.

The new Roke Express Wi-Fi service aims to take high-speed internet connections to millions of Ugandans at a lower cost. Roke said that, according to a Uganda Communications Commission 2019 report, only 23% of a population of more than 44 million Ugandans were internet users.

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Telecom Egypt and Ericsson sign deal for international gateway migration

18 November 2020

The deal was signed during a video conference by TE managing director and CEO Adel Hamed and president of Ericsson in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, Fadi Pharaon

The deal was signed during a video conference by TE managing director and CEO Adel Hamed and president of Ericsson in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, Fadi Pharaon

Telecom Egypt (TE) and Ericsson signed a cooperation agreement that will see the former’s international portal modernised using the latest technologies.

The upgrade will contribute to improving the quality of TE’s services, and achieve its aspirations towards developing the basic network, in addition to meeting customers’ future requirements.

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Nigeria closes in on e-SIM service

17 November 2020

MTN Nigeria and 9Mobile have secured approval to trial the embedded Subscriber Identification Modules (e-SIM) service in Nigeria.

The announcement by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) follows its recent confirmation of approval for both companies to trial a national roaming service over a three-month period, scheduled to end on 31 October.

A roaming service trial, a first in Nigeria, is designed to test how subscribers of either telecommunications services provider can access each other’s network service without the need for a SIM card change.

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Chadian regulator aligns the prices of operators

16 November 2020

The alignment of tariffs reflects the government’s desire to increase competition in the national telecoms market for the benefit of consumers

The alignment of tariffs reflects the government’s desire to increase competition in the national telecoms market for the benefit of consumers

The Chadian government has taken strong measures to increase competition in the national telecoms market via the country’s watchdog.

It aligned the intra and inter-network tariffs on October 18 and is also preparing the introduction of mobile number portability.

Chad’s Autorité de Régulation des Communications Électroniques et des Postes (ARCEP) has made public the decision aligning the “off-net and on-net” tariffs charged by mobile phone operators.

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