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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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Jul/Aug/Sep 2020

Jul/Aug/Sep 2020

NEWS

  • Burkina Faso deploys new IXPs and VLPs
  • Telecom Egypt targets 2600MHz airwaves
  • Sierra Leone explains SALCAB plan
  • Ethiopia Telecom auction set for 2021
  • Ghana readies tower overhaul
  • Cape Verde switches to 4G
  • New hurdles face would-be money providers
  • Somalia has cheapest internet in Africa
  • Hormuud Telecom sees increase in MoMo

WIRELESS BUSINESS

  • Kenya and Ghana behind only China in mobile payments

FEATURE

  • Robert Shepherd takes a look at the critical comms network in place ready to help out when things take a turn for the worse

INDUSTRY VIEW

  • Jiashun Tu from ZTE takes a look at how developing countries should approach 5G

WIRELESS SOLUTIONS

  • Intellian launches latest addition to GX range

WIRELESS USERS

  • Two farmers are now training students in 14 countries online and at low cost

WORLD NEWS

  • ‘Aerkomm needs a telecom licence first’
  • UFO turns out to be internet balloon
  • Israel greenlights fibre-optics network rollout
  • TIM offering ‘unlimited data via FWA plan
  • Madagascar tops Africa’s net speeds
  • TPG Telecom signs network deal with NAB
  • TDC launches 5G in Denmark
  • Cellular looting in SA by ‘WASPS’
  • Vodacom to enhance telecom services

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Apr/May/Jun 2020

Apr/May/Jun 2020

NEWS

  • Spacecom demonstrate VSAT return
  • CVT considers litigation against regulator
  • Firms compete for Ethio privatisation project
  • Liberian operator boosts MoMo
  • MainOne aids Burkina Faso project
  • Nigeria’s regulator to look at social media
  • Intelsat and AMN team up
  • 2Africa subsea cable announced
  • Niger fights virus using satcom technology

WIRELESS BUSINESS

  • ‘Morocco’s prices among lowest in the world’, says minister Hafid Elalamy

FEATURE

  • Should you consider Low Earth Orbit networks above geosynchronous satcoms?

WIRELESS SOLUTIONS

  • A look at Hytera’s smart, new PoC radio with integrated DMR

WIRELESS USERS

  • Talia and KNP partner up to connect the underserved in Cameroon

INDUSTRY VIEW

  • How satellite-based cloud services offer opportunities that rural economies can rely on

WORLD NEWS

  • Huawei and UnionPay team up
  • Thuraya modernises network using Ericsson
  • Belgium grants temporary 5G licences
  • Singapore chooses Nokia over Huawei
  • Canada’s Telus picks Samsung for 5G
  • Bouygues adds users and boosts reach
  • Claro Brasil launches 5G
  • China Telecom makes push for US licence
  • Afghan and Uzbek state operators expand 4G

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Feb/Mar 2020

Feb/Mar 2020

NEWS

  • Balloons to access Kenya’s airspace
  • Orange gives extra €3m to help Africa
  • Moroccan operators offer free internet
  • MTN Benin gets AI managed services
  • Liquid ready to enter Eritrea, says CEO
  • Hormuud Telecom becomes ISO certified
  • Operator’s plans frustrated by pandemic
  • OneWeb declares bankruptcy
  • Safaricom and Vodacom complete deal

WIRELESS BUSINESS

  • Telecom Egypt boosts internet packages

ROUNDTABLE

  • Four key industry players give us the latest on Africa’s ‘smart city’ journey

WIRELESS SOLUTIONS

  • TE Connectivity extends M12 range with rightangle connectors for PCBs and panels

WIRELESS USERS

  • Avanti is donating solar satellite broadband connectivity and laptops to refugee settlements in east Africa

INDUSTRY VIEW

  • Changing the landscape of the cellular backhaul market in Africa and beyond

WORLD NEWS

  • Dare1 lands in La Siesta, Djibouti
  • MWC to offer refunds for cancelled event
  • Inmarsat launches new services in Saudi
  • Bladon sign deal to supply Alkan CIT
  • Paraguayan network to be completed
  • Broadband growth predicted for Argentina
  • Spanish firm Sateliot partners with IEEC
  • Comtech acquires Gilat Satellite Networks
  • Cellnex buys out OMTEL

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Dec 2019/Jan 2020

Dec 2019/Jan 2020

NEWS

  • Asteroid lands in Mombasa
  • Mobilis gets Mali nod
  • Algeria and Mauritania in fibre optic link up
  • Nigerian services ‘one of the best in the world’
  • Uganda now blocking fake devices
  • ETC looking for $1.3m funding boost
  • Mauritania trio hit with new year fines
  • UK’s Lycamobile launches in Uganda
  • Uganda: police arrest eight for fraud

WIRELESS BUSINESS

  • Chad government cuts telecom excise to make internet more affordable

WIRELESS SOLUTIONS

  • New ‘TV White Space’ solution from Radwin drives broadband to remote communities

FEATURE

  • JON HOWELL and SMITA SARKAR investigate monetising 5G in Africa

WIRELESS USERS

  • Netcare’s new network enables the delivery of next-gen services to hospitals across Kenya

INDUSTRY VIEW

  • LUCKY LA RICCIA takes a look at Africa’s 5G journey so far and where to go from here

WORLD NEWS

  • Comtech acquires Gilat Satellite Networks
  • Aussies consider fire-proofing networks
  • Magyar Telekom facing questions
  • MT coy on Vodafone Malta staff retention
  • Telekom Romania ups prices again
  • Broadband growth predicted for Argentina
  • América Móvil fined US$70m by regulator
  • Ukraine readies launch of LTE-900
  • Vodafone Greece revenues up 2%

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Oct/Nov 2019

Oct/Nov 2019

NEWS

  • Vodafone chief calls for big data deployment
  • Tecno opens flagship store in Lagos
  • Tigo rebrands to Free Senegal
  • Demolition of 7,000 masts suspended
  • Morocco among most advanced in Africa
  • Airtel Africa boosted by interim figures
  • AirtelTigo and Nokia join forces
  • Nigeria blocks MTN’s USSD charge
  • Submarine cable lands at Grand Bassam

WIRELESS BUSINESS

  • Safaricom names Peter Ndegwa as new chief executive officer

WIRELESS SOLUTIONS

  • EXFO introduces ‘industry first‘ integrated test solution for DWDM networks

FEATURE

  • ROBERT SHEPHERD looks at the pros and cons associated with tower outsourcing

WIRELESS USERS

  • How IoT has become invaluable to utilities and the world of agriculture

INDUSTRY VIEW

  • The race to 5G: where does Africa stand in the race to deploy the next G?

WORLD NEWS

  • Oman’s 5G roadmap
  • Zain launches 5G in KSA
  • Bakcell gets nod for Vodafone Ukraine bid
  • New route to connect OZ with Middle East
  • Nokia and Orange test 5G in Poland
  • Portugal to hold 2020 5G auction
  • Pressure on Merkel to exclude Huawei
  • Japan’s KDDI to invest in Bangladesh
  • Thailand makes another 5G spectrum bid

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Aug/Sep 2019

Aug/Sep 2019

NEWS

  • Work to start on US$2.4bn network
  • MainOne gives timings for cable systems
  • ATS selects Hughes Jupiter System
  • Telecom Egypt has no short-term plans for EGX
  • Civil war crippled telecom sector, says report
  • Kenya accused of blowing up 12th station
  • Nigeria VAS revenue down 74% in two years
  • AT introduces new service
  • Inwi launches mobile money service

WIRELESS BUSINESS

  • Ericsson and MTN launch mobile money open API platform in Ghana

WIRELESS SOLUTIONS

  • Rohde & Schwarz and Marvin Test Solutions unveil new ZNBT40

FEATURE

  • ROBERT SHEPHERD asks why, in 2019, are we still using diesel generators?

WIRELESS USERS

  • Pan-African telecom group helps Mombasa hospital make telemedicine a reality for people who can’t attend a consultation

INDUSTRY VIEW

  • Following the successful launch of the AMOS-17 satellite in early August, ERAN SHAPIRO tells us how it will help the African and Asian markets

WORLD NEWS

  • KT signs 5G deals with Europeans
  • NY firm lands major Saudi contract
  • Free 5G and public Wi-Fi at Beirut airport
  • Aussie complaints drop 21% in H1
  • Vodafone secures Oman deal
  • Taliban fires warning to Afghan telecom firm
  • Vietnam’s slow internet

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Jun/Jul 2019

Jun/Jul 2019

NEWS

  • Google wants partners for new cable system
  • Global chooses Eutelsat to back up WAPP
  • Cape Verde to build new telecom connection
  • Sudan internet up and running again
  • Ghanaian arrested for alleged mobile fraud
  • Liberian government investigates regulator
  • Ugandan tech plant to roll out solutions
  • American Tower buys out rival
  • Huawei wants Morocco to be 5G pioneer
  • Airtel launches Niger’s first 4G LTE network

WIRELESS BUSINESS

  • Orange finds partner to help with Africa’s financial services industry

WIRELESS SOLUTIONS

  • OneWeb and Intellian team up to build user terminals for remote enterprise networks

FEATURE: SMEATURE PHONES

  • ROBERT SHEPHERD asks how telecom firms plan to do business with people on low incomes

WIRELESS USERS: TRANSPORT

  • ExecuJet becomes the first business carrier to get high-speed Wi-Fi as Honeywell brings in-flight connectivity

INDUSTRY VIEW

  • ANSHOO GAUR explains how CSPs can build an agile data network

WORLD NEWS

  • HK release 5G spectrum auction details
  • Israel holds 5G tender
  • US sanctions ‘put telecom firms off Cuba’
  • Huawei to connect remote parts of Canada
  • America Movil posts solid growth
  • Australia’s broadband boom
  • Venezuela targets 4G development

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Apr/May 2019

Apr/May 2019

NEWS

  • CETel to deliver connectivity in remote areas
  • Sonatel targets Gambia market expansion
  • Airtel and URA partner to ease tax payment
  • Telecom Egypt signs for PEACE cable system
  • Côte d’Ivoire mobile industry to tackle theft
  • Somali MP calls for forces to withdraw
  • Orange rolls out 4G to Guinea
  • Moroccan police arrest ‘fictive call centre’ suspects
  • Togo struggling with mobile internet
  • Huawei ready to roll out 5G for football fans

WIRELESS BUSINESS

  • Orange launches Tunis Digital Centre to provide support for start-ups.

WIRELESS SOLUTIONS

  • HERE Technologies, Shields and Infosys team up for 5G network design and deployment.

FEATURE: SATCOMS

  • JON HOWELL investigates the challenges of in-building wireless.

WIRELESS USERS

  • How students in Mauritius inspired a Wi-Fi network upgrade

INDUSTRY VIEW: IOT

  • MERVYN BYLEVELDT explains why now is the time for an agile wireless network.

WORLD NEWS

  • InfiNet deployed to create digital oilfield
  • Telecom market rises in Romania
  • ZTE launches first cyber-security lab in China
  • Vietnam fastest growing for mobile payments
  • China threatens with retaliation in Huawei row
  • Mexico pilots new payment systems
  • Ex-France Télécom directors face charges
  • Ericsson chief executive makes 5G rallying call
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Feb/Mar 2019

Feb/Mar 2019

News

  • Konnect payload successfully mates with platform
  • Expresso loses licence to operate in Ghana
  • Mobile gender gap evident in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Egyptian mobile market shows signs of recovery
  • Gambian firms restructuring
  • Serius Telecoms enters new market
  • Orange launches smartphone across Africa
  • Nigeria to tackle mobile cybercrime
  • MTN launches affordable smartphone in Nigeria
  • Nokia and Telecom Egypt sign MoU
  • Maroc Telecom acquires Millicom subsidiary

Wireless business

  • Ibrahim stands down from big job at Ericsson to advise CEO.

Wireless solutions

  • Giesecke+Devrient debut new platform at Mobile World Congress 2019.

Feature: SATCOMS

  • Satellite is changing perceptions and breaking new ground, writes Dr. NICOLA DAVIES.

Wireless users

  • How telemedicine has been a game-changer for medics and patients alike.

Industry view: IoT

  • IoT is about to change the way we all live and work, as NORA WAHBY explains.

World news

  • Bahrain moves forward in race for 5G
  • Telefónica’s download upgrade
  • TDC shuns Huawei for Ericsson
  • MegaFon extends Mastercard partnership
  • African operators facing ‘countdown to no’
  • Trustonic launches new cyber security app
  • A1 chooses Nokia for 5G strategy

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Dec 2018/Jan 2019

Dec 2018/Jan 2019

NEWS

  • Mara announces African-made smartphone
  • Digitalisation accelerated in Senegal
  • Safaricom trials urban base stations
  • ‘Mowali’ to scale up mobile financial services
  • Briton jailed for Liberian cyber attack
  • NCC holds hazardous handsets programme
  • Telecom Egypt doubles backbone capacity
  • TCCA sets out roadmap for critical comms
  • Mobile money worth trillions in Kenya
  • ATU appoints Kenyan as new head
  • SES ‘revolutionises’ mining activity in Mali

WIRELESS BUSINESS

  • Liquid Telecom to invest billions in Egyptian network infrastructure

FEATURE: SIMS

  • RAHIEL NASIR discovers that advances in technology are future-proofing the SIM card

WIRELESS USERS

  • The network designed for the 2010 World Cup that is now saving lives in Tshwane

INDUSTRY VIEW: 5G

  • Virtualisation will help drive Africa’s journey towards the 5G era, as LUX MAHARAJ explains

WORLD NEWS

  • New 5G record for self-driving vehicle
  • Mavenir open RAN alliance
  • Cross-border TETRA comms with Airbus
  • IoT device for prosthetic limbs
  • Vodafone tackles international call fraud
  • Hughes to power satellite for Indonesian bank
  • Thailand sees its first TDD-LTE network
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Oct/Nov 2018

Oct/Nov 2018

News

  • PEACE to connect Africa, Asia and Europe
  • MDXI launches West Africa internet exchange
  • Kenya sees rise in all ICT indicators
  • AMN and Intelsat to connect ultra-rural areas
  • Avanti and SatADSL unveil Ka-band services
  • Clickatell supports UBA’s WhatsApp chat banking
  • Parallel Wireless to provide 4G in Ghana
  • Internet Solutions launches first DVB-S2X network
  • ICOSNET deploys Tejas’ optical platform in Algeria

Wireless Users

  • SolarNow uses IoT and cloud platforms to power homes in East Africa

Wireless business

  • Airtel Africa gains USD1.25bn investments from global equity firms

Wireless solutions

  • Doodle claims Smart Radio is optimised for ‘SWaP’ (space, weight and power)

Feature: Smart Networks

  • RAHIEL NASIR finds out how operators can cash in on ‘Big Data’ to keep users loyal.

Industry view: TVWS

  • TVWS technology could be the vital link to bridge the divide, says KALPAK GUDE.

Industry view: IIOT

  • RONALD SPITHOUT explains how the maritime sector is leading IIoT adoption.

World news

  • Verizon first to launch commercial 5G
  • Asia’s fastest five-carrier LTE network
  • Korea Telecom’s emergency rescue drone
  • Integrating TETRA with railway comms
  • IoT tyre monitoring means safer vehicles
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