May / June 2024

May / June 2024

NEWS

  • Mobile money vital for Nigeria’s digitalization
  • Togo calls for mobile QoS campaigns
  • Liquid to distribute Eutelsat LEO services
  • Work slow on Chad’s DTS component offline amidst cable outages

WIRELESS BUSINESS

  • Broadcasters complain of Ethiosat costs
  • Airtel Africa scores $200 million loan
  • Mozambique cuts telco tariffs
  • Egypt’s telcos face EGP33 million fine

ON THE NETWORK

  • Anticipating backhaul needs

FEATURE

  • Towards meaningful connectivity

FEATURE

  • Critical national services

INDUSTRY VIEW

  • Cable outage chaos

WIRELESS USERS

  • Connectivity upgrades for Africa Mercy
  • Greenfield networks for Côte d’Ivoire Terminal

WIRELESS SOLUTIONS

  • NTN-IoT devices for GEO satellites
  • Automatic switching - LMR and broadband
  • Low power DRM solutions
  • Site Visit Reporting for real-time information

WORLD NEWS

  • Sigma Lithium opts for private LTE
  • Telia Estonia reports 43 solar mobile sites
  • O2 Slovakia expands 5G coverage
  • Italy-Germany PoC IPsec tunnel

 

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February / March 2024

February / March 2024

NEWS

  • Africa offline amidst cable outages
  • Ghana to gain 5G from September
  • Nilesat opts for Hughes system gateway
  • Kenya to see first geothermal-powered DC

WIRELESS BUSINESS

  • Ooredoo launches OTT
  • 40 million SIMs disconnected in Nigeria
  • Zain Sudan reports 22% revenue increase
  • West Africa key for MoMo sector

VIEW FROM THE TOP

  • Digitally transforming West Africa

FEATURE

  • Building sustainable cities

FEATURE

  • Does Africa need 5G?

INDUSTRY VIEW

  • Monetising 5G - lessons we’ve learned

WIRELESS USERS

  • LNX Solutions deploys rugged LoRaWAN devices
  • Ukhozi Tracker upgrades vehicle tracking

WIRELESS SOLUTIONS

  • WiFi 7 test platform
  • BSS Magic streamlines operations
  • WiFi satellite tech combined
  • GNSS/INS smart antenna

WORLD NEWS

  • Entel brings 5G to South Pole
  • Motorola to provide P25 radios for Victoria’s CFA
  • Odido opts for digital transformation
  • Movistar Chile surpasses 1.5 million 5G users

 

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December/January 2024

December/January 2024

NEWS

  • Pesaflow and Visa team up on digital payments
  • NCC to limit SIM cards to 1 per person
  • MTN and Ericsson partner for mobile fintech
  • Telecom Egypt acquires country’s first 5G license

WIRELESS BUSINESS

  • CRAN revokes Ucom Mobile’s spectrum license
  • Econet Wireless calls for balanced regulation
  • 60% stake of Gamcel up for sale
  • DRC connected 19 schools in 2021-2023

ON THE NETWORK

  • Where banks, telcos and insurance unite

FEATURE

  • Sharing towers, solving problems

FEATURE

  • AI - what’s in it for the MNOs?

INDUSTRY VIEW

  • Mobile innovation in underdeveloped nations

WIRELESS USERS

  • Safeguarding at ZimParks with hybrid comms
  • Africa’s largest IoT conservation network

WIRELESS SOLUTIONS

  • CSPs to gain from AI pricing software
  • VSG supports wireless comms
  • IoT multiband combination antennas
  • RedCap modem-RF system

WORLD NEWS

  • MTN Belarus pledges more remote towers
  • Ooredoo Myanmar launches eSIM service
  • Singtel partners with Starlink on maritime
  • Lynk and Telikom launch Sat2Phone services

 

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October/November 2023

October/November 2023

NEWS

  • Somalia prioritises emergency communications
  • Tizeti secures last mile loan
  • DAT and Clipfeed partner on mobile gaming
  • Huawei to modernise Gamtel’s network

WIRELESS BUSINESS

  • Prices up in Sierra Leone
  • Moov Africa Togo faces censure process
  • Visionary leader sought for CA
  • LEO connectivity comes to SSA

ON THE NETWORK

  • LEO systems for humanitarian relief ops

FEATURE

  • Digging towards a smarter future

FEATURE

  • How is IoT driving wireless comms?

INDUSTRY VIEW

  • Towercos: seizing opportunities

WIRELESS USERS

  • Bringing broadband to Sudan’s gold mines
  • Nungu Mine goes smart with 5G & IoT

WIRELESS SOLUTIONS

  • Expanded NTN connecting the unconnected
  • Private wireless connectivity for SMEs
  • Adding GIS to enhance towerco design
  • Try before you buy with 5G roaming lab

WORLD NEWS

  • Italgas adopts IoT
  • Solomon Islands to gain Sat2Phone service
  • Batelco launches ‘Mobile Peering’
  • LLA to sell 1,300 mobile towers to PTI

 

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August / September 2023

August / September 2023

NEWS

  • Smartphone sales up 7.6% qoq
  • Yahclick partners with NIGCOMSAT
  • Gilat to upgrade Ethio Telecom network
  • Nigeria’s 5G subscriptions surpass 500,000

WIRELESS BUSINESS

  • Kenya questions Starlink pricing
  • TOM completes rebranding
  • EBANX brings epayments to 8 more countries
  • Further Telecom Egypt Telecom stake sale

ON THE NETWORK

  • Enabling communications across Africa

FEATURE

  • Mobile money breaks the mould

FEATURE

  • Data centres - buy or build?

INDUSTRY VIEW

  • Keeping remote rewnable assets connected

WIRELESS USERS

  • Building a smarter campus
  • Deloitte targets smart sustainability

WIRELESS SOLUTIONS

  • Es’hailSat launches Playout Services for MENA
  • 5G PUSCH Channel Equaliser module
  • RedCap device emulation for 5G network testing
  • 5G FR1 Omnidirectional antenna

WORLD NEWS

  • MEASAT to connect 600 schools
  • Kcell to deploy single 5G RAN network
  • Lebanon to gain solar-powered internet
  • Polish rail to gain advanced communications

 

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June/July 2023

June/July 2023

NEWS

  • AMN picks Hughes for backhaul
  • Starlink enters Kenya
  • Botswana and Angola talk fibre
  • Guinean students to gain free internet

WIRELESS BUSINESS

  • Vodacom Egypt brings in the bucks
  • Ubuntu Towers Uganda rebrands
  •  M-Pesa booms across continent
  • Nigeria suspends telco tax

ON THE NETWORK

  • Next gen IoT connectivity

FEATURE

  • Connecting a continent via eSIM
  • 5G for remote and rural regions

INDUSTRY VIEW

  • Africa’s smart city opportunity

WIRELESS USERS

  • First TIP OpenWiFi network in Kenya
  • Sustsainable internet access across SA

WIRELESS SOLUTIONS

  • Aspire NetZero cuts energy costs for MNOs
  • Generative AI for telcos
  • Next-generation O-RU test solution
  • Flexible patch antennas for cellular

WORLD NEWS

  • Tigo expands 4G LTE in Colombia
  • Orange Jordan launches 5G
  • Malaysia approves Starlink
  • Vodafone Spain wins 5-year smart meter deal

 

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April / May 2023

April / May 2023

NEWS

  • Ethiopia seeks second private MNO
  • Liquid and Viasat partner for broadband
  • MTN and Orange up their game in Cameroon
  • Starlink targets Somalia

WIRELESS BUSINESS

  • Airtel reports higher profit in Q4
  • M-Pesa leads Africa’s fintech space
  • Nexttel Cameroon seeks investor
  • Airtel Nigeria appoints Carl Cruz

ON THE NETWORK

  • The rise of SIM swap fraud

FEATURE

  • Bringing broadband to Africa: next steps

FEATURE

  • Bridging the digital divide

INDUSTRY VIEW

  • Maintaining remote VSAT systems

WIRELESS USERS

  • Remote learning for MST Academy
  • Future-proof connectivity for High School Oos-Moot

WIRELESS SOLUTIONS

  • IIoT gains ultra-robust SPE
  • In-building 5G augmented with HUBER+SUHNER
  • Mobile-first security platform
  • Field-testing tools for fibre link validation

WORLD NEWS

  • XConnect launches PoP in Sao Paolo
  • Polembros Shipping to gain Starlink service
  • Zain and Omantel launch ZOI JV
  • Cellnex and Airbus explore critical comms

 

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FEBRUARY / MARCH 2023

February / March 2023

NEWS

  • NCC: MNOs must switch to renewable energy
  • Huawei launches WiFi 7 in Kenya
  • Omantel enters Africa
  • TOGOCOM deploys 1,000th site
  • MTN and Amazon Prime video team up

WIRELESS BUSINESS

  • MTN Nigeria to merge fintech arms
  • Inflation stalls smartphone spending
  • Orange cancels Nigeria plans
  • MoMo takes a hit from new tax in Ghana

ON THE NETWORK

  • Unlocking the true potential of IoT

FEATURE

  • Striving for tower efficiencies

FEATURE

  • How is the space domain connecting Africa?

INDUSTRY VIEW

  • Monetising 5G FWA

WIRELESS USERS

  • Connecting the unconnected
  • Backhauling for last mile solutions

WIRELESS SOLUTIONS

  • Single Pair Ethernet portfolio for Industry 4.0
  • New methanol fuel cell-based generator
  • Hytera enhances new DMR radio
  • Ativa Optimize simplifies network performance

WORLD NEWS

  • AALTO HAPS to connect Saudi Arabia
  • Lower Saxony gains new critical comms solution
  • Moldcell introduces Moldova’s first MoMo
  • Vivi fails to sell Oi Movel base stations

 

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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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