December/January 2023

December/January 2023

NEWS

  • 5G to contribute $26 billion to Africa by 2030
  • Fibre optic consultation launched
  • Djibouti to gain teleport
  • TOGOCOM deploys 1,000th site
  • Africell gains 5G spectrum for Sierra Leone

WIRELESS BUSINESS

  • Ethio Telecom grows revenue by 20%
  • Togo adopts new bill for innovation
  • Guinea unveils 2023-2025 development plan
  • Safaricom files for tax exemptions

ON THE NETWORK

  • African data centres: towards net zero

FEATURE

  • Mobile money fraud

INDUSTRY VIEW

  • What can the global mobile industry learn from Africa?

VIEW FROM THE TOP

  • Improving mobile roaming

WIRELESS USERS

  • Aiding agritech with the cloud
  • Enabling smart farming with IoT

WIRELESS SOLUTIONS

  • Cambium Networks launches fixed wireless platform
  • Ceragon releases new RAON software
  • Field Master MS2080A spectrum analyser
  • New access points meet WiFi 6 requirements

WORLD NEWS

  • Colombia’s MNOs eye 5G spectrum auction
  • Panama seeks third MNO

 

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October/November 2022

October/November 2022

NEWS

  • IHS Towers announces Project Green extension
  • Africa needs 250,000 towers
  • Safaricom launches 5G
  • Kenya: 60 days for 100% SIM registration
  • Nigeria sets new 5G spectrum auction

WIRELESS BUSINESS

  • Liquid Telecom South Sudan rebrands
  • Angola’s Unitel nationalised
  • Link Africa names Imran Abbas as new CEO
  • INT accuses Ooredoo Tunisia of non-compliance

FEATURE

  • MNOs: why data centre sustainability matters

INDUSTRY VIEW

  • Accelerating mobile growth with AI

WIRELESS USERS

  • NaaS for humanitarian relief

  • Remote villages connected via NaaS

WIRELESS SOLUTIONS

  • Ericsson launches AI app suite
  • SeeHawk Monitor automates network management
  • New VSAT service for small vessels
  • Grandstream launches two dual-band WiFi routers

WORLD NEWS

  • Huawei removed from UK
  • Malaysia on the cusp of 5G
  • Gilat to deliver oil and gas connectivity in Brazil
  • MTN Congo launches 5G

 

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July / August / September 2022

July / August / September 2022

NEWS

  • Africa lags on mobile speeds
  • MTM Nigeria launches 5G
  • Uganda gains 600 free WiFi hotspots
  • North Africa leads on mobile data affordability
  • Ghana cracks down on unregistered SIMs

WIRELESS BUSINESS

  • Telecoms ‘will be the fastest growing African business sector’
  • Safaricom Ethiopia responds to alleged discrimination claim
  • Ethio Telecom upgrades fraud management system
  • NCA denies blocking Ghana Telecommunications Company sale

FEATURE

  • FWA: bridging the digital divide

INDUSTRY VIEW

  • CPaaS vendors augment operator capabilities

WIRELESS USERS

  • Rolling out 5G to Kenya
  • Streamlining tower inspections via drone

WIRELESS SOLUTIONS

  • Siklu expands series with point-to-point and node solutions
  • The Huawei Mesh 7
  •  Samsung and Airbus partner to launch new critical comms kit
  • Pure Glass from Nippon

WORLD NEWS

  • Marlink to use Starlink capacity for enterprise and maritime customers
  • Tanzania gains first 5G mobile network
  • Three UK and Freshwave to combat poor mobile 4G indoor connectivity
  • Vodacom to invest in Limpopo
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April / May / June 2022

April / May / June 2022

NEWS

  • Ethio Telecom launches 5G
  • Growing number of cables connecting Africa
  • Sparkle partners with Nigeria’s Ciudad
  • IoT helps curb motorcycle crime in Uganda
  • Senegal’s HYLAS 4 satellite gateway

WIRELESS BUSINESS

  • Airtel Uganda applies for extension
  • MTN to invest more in Ghana
  • Lesotho operators begin SIM registration
  • Orange appoints new leaders

FEATURE

  • Critical comms in Africa

INDUSTRY VIEW

  • Interview with Ericsson’s Nicola Blixell

COUNTRY BY COUNTRY

  • Mauritania

WIRELESS SOLUTIONS

  • Motorola’s bluetooth earbud
  • The Curvalux antenna
  • Kenwood’s emergency solution
  • Mobile Mark upgrades LTM series

WORLD NEWS

  • Orange France, Ericsson partner for 5G converged charging solution
  • Deutsche Telekom turns to nature for 5G site
  • Bezeq posts solid Q1 figures
  • Canada bans Huawei
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Feb / Mar 2022

Feb / Mar 2022

NEWS

  • Google cable lands in Togo
  • Egypt’s hotels to increase internet speed
  • Kenyan regulator to pilot 5G
  • Mobile money growth ‘hugely evident’
  • Senegal president calls for better coverage
  • Ethio Telecom sale postponed

WIRELESS BUSINESS

  • Cameroon suspends unregistered SIMs
  • Liquid gets new ID in Tanzania
  • Zain selects Tecnotree for BSS transformation
  • Botswana invests in village project

ON THE NETWORK

  • Mobile Broadband for all

FEATURE

  • Are we at the start of a new ‘space race’?

COUNTRY BY COUNTRY

  • Nigeria

WIRELESS SOLUTIONS

  • Cobham makes tactical move
  • Compact TETRA radio
  • Perle’s new 5G router
  • Nokia adds to cooling portfolio

WORLD NEWS

  • Hawaiian Telecom’s US$100m fibre investment
  • Cellnex unveils Ireland IoT plans
  • Israel’s Partner Communications sees Q4 boost
  • Orange and MasMovil talk Spanish merger
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Dec/Jan 2022

Dec/Jan 2022

NEWS

  • Cameroon MoMo users against new tax
  • Ghana’s Celltel rolling out Wi-Fi project
  • Senegal to Cape Verde fibre link complete
  • AFR-IX invests in ‘Medusa’
  • Liberia rebrands state operator
  • Nigeria extends enrolment deadline
  • Djibouti Telecom ready for sale

WIRELESS BUSINESS

  • Safaricom confident over Ethiopia
  • Airtel Uganda to list part of its capital
  • Monty Mobile rescues Gambia’s Comium
  • Chad negotiates lower internet rates
  • SAP appoints new president of EMEA south
  • PowerX names Green as non-exec director
  • MTN SA makes senior appointments

FEATURE

  • Are we at the start of a new ‘space race’?

INDUSTRY VIEW

  • The role of IoT in agriculture

COUNTRY BY COUNTRY

  • Libya

WIRELESS SOLUTIONS

  • Mining tools
  • ‘High-end routers’
  • ‘Breakthrough next-gen VSAT platform’
  • Optimised for IoT applications in the world?

WORLD NEWS

  • Argentina takes agricultural IoT into space
  • Albania’s antitrust body clears sale
  • Fibre optic cable set for Arctic Ocean
  • Chinese telco exits Canada
  • Wind Tre upgrades fibre backbone to 600G
  • Korean government working on 6G
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Sep/Oct/Nov 2021

Sep/Oct/Nov 2021

NEWS

  • MTN Uganda, TerraPay boost partnership
  • Orange CEO Richard to leave following conviction
  • Ghanaian government acquires AirtelTigo
  • NCC releases final IM for 5G auction as deadline arrives
  • ‘Sub-Saharan mobile financial services use more than triples in six years’
  • InterSAT, Kymeta and Azercosmos to boost connectivity in Africa
  • Telecom26 provides connectivity to SystemOne’s new digital healthcare programmes in Nigeria

WIRELESS BUSINESS

  • Egypt to regulate free competition

FEATURE

  • 5G: towers and technology

INDUSTRY VIEW

  • How 5G is making the difference

COUNTRY BY COUNTRY

  • Algeria

WIRELESS SOLUTIONS

  • Ultra-rugged phablet
  • FleetBroadband terminals
  • Sepura’s new SCU3 Vehicle Device
  • New directional coupler

WORLD NEWS

  • Nokia,Orange complete network trial
  • 4iG acquires Telenor Montenegro
  • Telstra acquires Pacific firm
  • ‘First’ 5G cross-border test site in Europe
  • Colombia talks spectrum caps
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JUNE/JULY/AUGUST 2021

June/July/August 2021

NEWS

  • ACE subsea cable is now live
  • Egyptian regulator approves operation of 173 mobile towers
  • Mauritania to tighten internet control
  • Digital and data centre opens at Exeter College
  • Cameroon and Gabon fibre interconnection now operational
  • Huawei partners with Mondia Pay for digital payment options in Algeria and Tunisia
  • Hormuud Telecom to expand 4G network
  • South Sudan launches first domestically-owned MNO
  • Cameroon regulator’s new model to become highly efficient by 2025
  • ‘Sub-Saharan Africa to reach 70m 5G subs by 2026’, says Ericsson report
  • Egypt helps Libya to rebuild telecoms services
  • Connecting Nigeria’s unconnected

WIRELESS BUSINESS

  • Africa looks up for connectivity

FEATURE

  • Why is broadband connectivity still a problem in Africa?

INDUSTRY VIEW

  • Journey to a digital Africa

WIRELESS SOLUTIONS

  • A tracking and monitoring service for maritime customers

WIRELESS USERS

  • CommScope unveils Heliax to speed up FTTA deployments

WORLD NEWS

  • Rock Mobile becomes Jamaica’s third player

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Apr/May 2021

Apr/May 2021

NEWS

  • Telecom Egypt picks Juniper
  • Orange leads solar panel deployment
  • Submarine cable DARE-1 now operational
  • Safaricom bids for Ethiopia licence
  • NITA Uganda could merge with UCC

WIRELESS BUSINESS

  • Pandemic hits Safaricom revenue

FEATURE I

  • Africa’s smartest cities

INDUSTRY VIEW

  • What a difference a year makes

FEATURE II

  • Testing the network

WIRELESS SOLUTIONS

  • Wittra takes IoT straight to ‘proof of value’

WORLD NEWS

  • More Telecom acquires Powercom Pacific
  • Orange to lay off 485 employees
  • Deutsche Telekom upgrades telecom sites
  • WIOCC extends connectivity to new locations

 

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Feb/Mar 2021

Feb/Mar 2021

NEWS

  • Connecting Europe with Africa
  • Algerian minister says ‘5G is not a priority’
  • TheAngle and ABS extend partnership in MENA region
  • South Sudan launches first ever 4G internet bandwidth
  • Outages affect WIOCC clients across Africa

WIRELESS BUSINESS

  • Somalia hands first mobile money licence to Hormuud Telecom

FEATURE I

  • Satellite has played vital role for decades, whether it’s for communication or entertainment - but is it in danger of being left behind? Robert Shepherd asks the experts

INDUSTRY VIEW

  • Sanjeev Verma, CEO of Squire Technologies looks at how African telecoms operators are meeting the challenge of network fraud in a challenging threat landscape

FEATURE II

  • FWA, an invaluable tool for internet connectivity in remote and built-up areas? Robert Shepherd connects with the industry to find out if this is so and how

WIRELESS SOLUTIONS

  • Doodle Labs’ Mesh Rider OS for the Smart Radio Platform

WORLD NEWS

  • Caribbean Express: next stop Jamaica
  • Brazil regulator approves 5G spectrum auction rules
  • Russia’s MTS launches pilot 5G network
  • SES supplies broadband to Indonesian villages

 

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Dec 2020/Jan 2021

Dec 2020/Jan 2021

NEWS

  • Grameenphone gets 500 towers from edotco
  • Mount Everest welcomes 5G infrastructure
  • NT urged to up its game
  • Gilat carries 5G traffic over Thaicom satellite
  • Pakistani government approves strategy
  • Enea and Matrixx partner to accelerate 5G
  • Reliance Jio calls for spectrum auctions
  • Vietnam to end 2G services in 2022
  • Firms partner for 5G-ready transport network

WIRELESS BUSINESS

  • Ooredoo Maldives introduces SuperNet broadband services

FEATURE

  • 5G was the biggest technology topic a year ago, before it was relegated by coverage of the Covid-19 pandemic. Robert Shepherd gets back to the once hot talking point to see how things have progressed…or not

INDUSTRY VIEW

  • Enea’s Indranil Chatterjee examines the potential implications of Covid-19

WIRELESS SOLUTIONS

  • WIRELESS SOLUTIONS Last mile unit is easy to disguise

WIRELESS USERS

  • AIS has developed a mobile IoT-based solution for monitoring the temperature of perishable goods during transportation

WORLD NEWS

  • SCG22 mobile terminal deployed worldwide
  • SpaceX gets FCC funding
  • Bouygues launches commercial 5G in France
  • MTN officials visit Ghana for ‘peace talks’
  • Madagascar joins free Wi-Fi party
  • Potraz boss criticises telecoms vandals

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Oct/Nov 2020

Oct/Nov 2020

NEWS

  • Roke and Facebook supply affordable internet
  • Kenya deploys 630km of fibre up north
  • Internet services restored after outage
  • Telecom Egypt and Ericsson sign deal
  • IoT device deployments double in a year
  • MTN officials visit Ghana for peace talks
  • Liberia begins SIM registration process
  • TE to provide SHG with first subsea solution
  • Tunisia targets 2022 for 5G launch

WIRELESS BUSINESS

  • Huawei commits to 5G handsets by year-end

FEATURE

  • Now, approaching one-year since the first Covid-19 cases surfaced and subsequently grounded economies, Robert Shepherd goes back to the once hot topic

INDUSTRY VIEW

  • David Lofti, CEO at Evina, on how mobile fraud is draining Africa’s economy

WIRELESS SOLUTIONS

  • Septentrio ‘Credit cards’ track from the sky

WIRELESS USERS

  • Lives go wireless for villagers thanks to new base station project

WORLD NEWS

  • Camilleri named non-exec chairman
  • SpaceX adds 60 satellites to Starlink
  • Japan’s PM orders operators to cut prices
  • Yemenis could lose telecom services
  • Quortus partners with TLC

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