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Nov/Dec 2020

Nov/Dec 2020

NEWS

  • Madagascar joins free Wi-Fi party
  • Potraz boss criticises telecoms vandals
  • Vodacom invests nearly US$20m
  • New Zamtel towers boost coverage
  • SA government plans own internet satellite
  • CWS launches Wi-Fi with help from Alepo
  • New hurdles face would-be money providers
  • Nzadi cable project starts in Angola

WIRELESS BUSINESS

  • Ericsson launches Graduate Program in Africa to help innovate the future

FEATURE

  • Robert Shepherd checks on mobile money during the global pandemic

INDUSTRY VIEW

  • Africa is seeing steady growth, but there are ways to make it grow faster, writes Clementine Fournier from BICS

WIRELESS SOLUTIONS

  • Last mile unit is easy to disguise

WIRELESS USERS

  • Companies rally to donate Wi-Fi for Covid sufferers and how a new idea using basic technology aids in healthcare feedback

WORLD NEWS

  • Camilleri named non-exec chairman
  • SpaceX adds 60 satellites to Starlink
  • Japan’s PM orders operators to cut prices
  • NGMN Alliance announces board change
  • Quortus partners with TLC
  • NASA chooses Nokia for lunar network

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Aug/Sep/Oct 2020

Aug/Sep/Oct 2020

NEWS

  • Increased demand for self-care solutions
  • TTCL connects Kondoa District
  • Africell launch confirmed for 2021
  • New Zamtel towers boost coverage
  • WIOCC raises US$100m for connectivity
  • Spacecom teams up with Ignite Power

WIRELESS BUSINESS

  • Cassava Smartech Zimbabwe claims regulatory controls constrain EcoCash

FEATURE

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

INDUSTRY VIEW

  • Jaishun Tu 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

  • Fleet One to enable sustainable fisheries
  • Iliad set ‘to become Europe’s sixth largest’
  • NGMN Alliance announces board change
  • Cape Verde switches to 4G
  • Ethiopia Telecom auction set for 2021

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Jun/Jul/Aug 2020

Jun/Jul/Aug 2020

NEWS

  • Telecom26 helps testing programmes
  • TNM launches the first KaiOS-enabled phone
  • Telkom enters financial services space
  • Madagascar: Telma’s 5G network suspended
  • TN targets remote connectivity
  • Econet curbs MoMo transactions
  • Millimetre wave firm restructures
  • UFO turns out to be internet balloon
  • City threatens action against Paratus

WIRELESS BUSINESS

  • Angola Telecom ditches Angorascom for Africell partnership

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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Mar/Apr/May 2020

Mar/Apr/May 2020

NEWS

  • Liquid partners with Zimbabwe government
  • PowerCom denies Covid claims
  • Teal begins 4G trials in Mozambique
  • Clickatell introduces FAQ Response Solution
  • Operator denounces granting of licence
  • Gabon Telecom launches MoMo app
  • Cell C and Vodacom look to open stores
  • Zimbabwe operators get a freebie
  • CTG looks to Angola Cables
  • Angola Cables reports major growth
  • MTN wants 16 million on Ayoba service

WIRELESS BUSINESS

  • Airtel Africa sales boost as more sign up for phone services

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

  • Afghan and Uzbek state operators expand 4G
  • Belgium grants temporary 5G licences
  • Bolivia turns to satellites in Covid-19 battle
  • Telecom Egypt extends payment grace period
  • Telia Norway launches commercial 5G
  • Assad’s cousin facing legal action
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Jan/Feb 2020

Jan/Feb 2020

NEWS

  • SES and Gilat restore connectivity
  • Zamtel introduces biometric identification
  • Fire downs MTL Transmission Centre
  • AT resumes services
  • MeerKAT telescope receives R800m boost
  • PCCW to extend PEACE cable network
  • MTN Group chooses TEOCO
  • TCRA removes SIM card offenders
  • Econet targets Ethiopian licence

WIRELESS BUSINESS

  • MTN Zambia launches new 3G and 4G Android smartphones

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

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

INDUSTRY VIEW

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

WORLD NEWS

  • SoftBank joins up for flying telecom bases
  • Dare1 lands in Djibouti
  • Sterlite Technologies sees profits tumble
  • Turkish-German operation targets scammers
  • Poland’s Plus chooses Ericsson for 5G gear
  • MWC cancelled due to coronavirus outbreak
  • Inmarsat launches new services in Saudi
  • Bladon sign deal to supply Alkan CIT
  • Broadband growth predicted for Argentina

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Nov/Dec 2019

Nov/Dec 2019

NEWS

  • Vodacom network-locking phones
  • Vodacom Tanzania to bring 4G to Zanzibar
  • Broadcaster to enter Seychelles mobile sector
  • Telecom Namibia updates telex system
  • Seacom sub cable suffers brief outage
  • Gabon and Congo pen roaming MoU
  • ‘MTN best network in SA’ – report
  • Broadband for all ‘will cost US$100bn’
  • ‘MTN can help Cell C’
  • Interim figures boosted for Airtel Africa

WIRELESS BUSINESS

  • 5G to generate billions, says Ericsson

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

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

INDUSTRY VIEW

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

WORLD NEWS

  • Pressure on Merkel to exclude Huawei
  • Orange CEO shares supply chain fears
  • Japan’s KDDI to invest in Bangladesh
  • Thailand makes another 5G spectrum bid
  • Singapore to see early 5G rollout
  • Portugal to hold 2020 5G auction
  • Oman’s 5G roadmap
  • Bakcell gets nod for Vodafone Ukraine bid
  • New route to connect OZ with Middle East
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Sep/Oct 2019

Sep/Oct 2019

NEWS

  • Zimbabwe uses Tesla batteries
  • Francistown targets next Huawei CCTV rollout
  • ZICTA cancels Vodafone licence
  • Nimbus gets renamed to Paratus Namibia
  • Airtel faces DRC protests
  • Zamtel acts to keep regulator happy
  • Mozambique boosted by increased reach
  • SATA launches digital sharing platform
  • Fibre-optic cables vandalised in Angola

WIRELESS BUSINESS

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

WIRELESS SOLUTIONS

  • Rajant’s latest mid-tier ES1 BreadCrumbâ node is ‘ideal for IIoT applications’

FEATURE: POWER

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

WIRELESS USERS: MEDICINE

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

INDUSTRY VIEW: SATELLITE

  • 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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Jul/Aug 2019

Jul/Aug 2019

NEWS

  • Google wants partners for new cable system
  • Global chooses Eutelsat to back up WAPP
  • Zimbabwean firms hike tariffs
  • Inmarsat looks to protect wildlife
  • Mauritian PM opens “Safe City Project”
  • Africell launches virtual SIM in DR Congo
  • American Tower buys out rival
  • Google introduce new products and tools
  • The wait continues for SA operators
  • Zambia denies WSJ’s Huawei claims

WIRELESS BUSINESS

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

WIRELESS SOLUTIONS

  • Rohde & Schwarz and Marvin Test Solutions unveil new ZNBT40

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
  • Government launch Chad digital review
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May/June 2019

May/June 2019

NEWS

  • Bharti Airtel pays US$26.2m to settle row
  • Zambia’s mobile subscriber figures on the up
  • Paratus rolls out fibre services in Namibian city
  • SA customers less satisfied with operators
  • Brazilian group in talks over stake in Unitel
  • Zimbabwe officials consider data rollover
  • Airtel Africa makes £3.6bn London IPO claim
  • Tough Q1 hurts smartphone shipments in Africa
  • DumaCard launches in Tanzania
  • Econet hikes international call tariffs

WIRELESS BUSINESS

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

WIRELESS SOLUTIONS

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

FEATURE: IN-BUILDING

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

WIRELESS USERS: EDUCATION

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

INDUSTRY VIEW

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

WORLD NEWS

  • Brazil starts 5G testing
  • Telecom market rises in Romania
  • ZTE launches first cyber-security lab in China
  • Tele2 agrees deal to exit Kazakhstan
  • Ericsson chief makes 5G rallying call
  • Japan looks to restrict foreign ownership
  • Venezuela targets 4G network development
  • Russian operator signs 5G deal with Huawe

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Mar/Apr 2019

Mar/Apr 2019

NEWS

  • Mobile gender gap evident in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Lava flows into South Africa
  • ‘Zambia and Huawei in talks
  • Zambia to link up mobile money players
  • Telecom Nambia upgrades products
  • Zambia sees spike in mobile internet usage
  • Uzi allowed to further delay network launch
  • PCCW completes Mozambique internet upgrade
  • Subex and BTC agree five-year-deal
  • Botswana mobile internet up vs fixed internet

WIRELESS BUSINESS

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

WIRELESS SOLUTIONS

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

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

  • InfiNet deployed to create digital oilfield
  • Telefónica’s download upgrade
  • MegaFon extends Mastercard partnership
  • Vietnam fastest growing for mobile payments
  • Bahrain moves forward in race for 5G rollout
  • MTN launches affordable smartphone in Nigeria
  • Maroc Telecom acquires Millicom subsidiary

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Jan/Feb 2019

Jan/Feb 2019

TOP NEWS

  •  Mara’s “made-in-Africa” smartphone
  • African firms constantly facing ‘countdown to no’
  • ‘Mowali’ to help scale up mobile financial services
  • AIMS welcomes applications for AMMI
  • Hellas Sat 4 to cover southern Africa
  • Vodacom and Facebook form new partnership
  • ‘Smeature’ phones to address affordability issues
  • Angola Cables and Broadband Infraco team up
  • MTN Zambia deploy Instavoice ReachMe app
  • TCCA sets out roadmap for critical comms evolution

WIRELESS BUSINESS

  • African telecoms giants choose Hughes JUPITER service

WIRELESS SOLUTIONS

  • Siklu promises longest reach and highest gain with new point-to-point radio.

FEATURE: SIMS

  • What does the future hold for the SIM card? RAHIEL NASIR asked the experts

WIRELESS USERS: CRITICAL COMMS

  • A network originally introduced for the 2010 FIFA World Cup is now saving lives and detecting criminals

INDUSTRY VIEW: 5G

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

WORLD NEWS

  • Helios Towers infrastructure upgrade
  • LTE ESN to be launched in phases
  • Telecom Egypt doubles backbone network capacity
  • Mobile money worth trillions in Kenya
  • Bharti Airtel and Telekom Kenya join forces
  • Europe needs security testing for 5G equipment
  • SES ‘revolutionises’ mining activity in Mali

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Nov/Dec 2018

Nov/Dec 2018

NEWS

  • China Telecom Global and Teraco interconnect
  • Rwanda warns public to beware of telecoms fraud
  • CASA revokes invitation to apply for IMT spectrum
  • Vodacom launches Enhanced Voice Services
  • Bringcom and Versa unveil multi-carrier SD-WAN
  • PEACE to connect Africa, Asia and Europe
  • AMN and Intelsat to connect ultra-rural areas
  • Fenix International reaches 150,000 Zambians

WIRELESS USERS: RETAIL

  • How Nando’s is using Wi-Fi and cloud connectiivty for 99 per cent network uptime

WIRELESS BUSINESS

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

WIRELESS SOLUTIONS

  • Siklu promises longest reach and highest gain with new point-to-point radio

FEATURE: REVENUE ASSURANCE

  • How can operators safeguard their networks and stay one step ahead of the hackers? RAHIEL NASIR asked the experts.

INDUSTRY VIEW: TVWS

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

INDUSTRY VIEW: CONNECTIVITY

  • Internet connectivity isn’t just a developing world issue, according to ARTUR MENDES.

WORLD NEWS

  • New 5G record for self-driving vehicle
  • Cross-border TETRA comms with Airbus
  • IoT device for prosthetic limbs
  • Hughes to power satellite for Indonesian bank
  • Thailand sees its first TDD-LTE network

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