Sep / Oct 2022

Sep / Oct 2022

NEWS

  • Starlink to connect Zambia
  • Tanzania: 80% online by 2025
  • Vodacom targets mobile fraud in South Africa
  • Liquid Dataport acquires new fibre
  • COMESA: Government subsidies needed

WIRELESS BUSINESS

  • Cell C completes recapitalisation
  • Acting CEO of Icasa appointed
  • MTN SA appoints CCOO
  • No foreign currency for Nigeria

FEATURE

  • Mobile money fraud

INDUSTRY VIEW

  • Conversational commerce

WIRELESS USERS

  • Cell tower creation and inspections

WIRELESS SOLUTIONS

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

WORLD NEWS

  • Ghana cracks down on unregistered SIMs
  • Inmsarsat delivers connectivity for Tonga
  • Marlink connects Plastic Odyssey
  • The Gambia starts EMF monitoring
  • Airtel Kenya finalises MoMo separation

 

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July / August 2022

July / August 2022

NEWS

  • Rajant’s Peregrine lands in SA mine
  • Zambian telcos create a group to defend interests
  • Russia launching satellite for Angola
  • Madagascar’s free internet
  • ICASA offers more spectrum

WIRELESS BUSINESS

  • Nokia, Safaricom deploy FWA 5G slicing trial
  • Maroc Telecom to see flat revenues next year
  • MTN Group in talks to buy rival Telkom
  • Inmarsat, Viasat satellite merger probes

FEATURE

  • FWA

INDUSTRY VIEW

  • CPAAS vendors add new capabilities

WIRELESS SOLUTIONS

  • The Pharaoh from Antenova
  • Siklu expands series with point-to-point and node solutions
  • Pure glass from Nippon
  • The Huawei WiFi Mesh 7

WORLD NEWS

  • Isle of Man connectivity future-proofed
  • CEO of Altice’s French arm leaves
  • Phase3 Telecom, YahClick, offer satellite broadband services
  • Ericsson readying Russia exit

 

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May / June 2022

May / June 2022

NEWS

  • Space-based mobile network test satellite primed for launch
  • Zimbabwean regulator launches system to monitor telecom traffic
  • InterSAT selects ST Engineering iDirect for tech upgrade
  • Intelvision, Vodafone introduce new cable system in Seychelles
  • Intelsat and Ragasat partner in DRC
  • Tanzania gets 5G help from China

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

  • 5G Q&A with Ericsson’s Nicolas Blixell

COUNTRY BY COUNTRY

  • Angola

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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March/April 2022

March/April 2022

NEWS

  • The crucial role of legacy networks
  • Mobile money growth ‘hugely evident’
  • MTN invests in Western Cape
  • PCCW doubles capacity on PEACE
  • New e-platform to save mothers
  • SES orders satellite from Thales Alenia
  • Growing number of cables connecting Africa

WIRELESS BUSINESS

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

FEATURE

  • Renewable energy: the long road to going green

INDUSTRY VIEW

  • Protecting NGO staff

COUNTRY BY COUNTRY

  • Namibia

WIRELESS SOLUTIONS

  • A fleet of Firebird radios
  • Inmarsat’s IsatPhone 2
  • ThinKom’s ThinSat Ka500
  • The first Pi-powered satellite

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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January/February 2022

January/February 2022

NEWS

  • Six qualify for SA spectrum auction
  • Smile Telecoms winds down
  • Starlink enters Mozambique
  • EU to fund African telecom development
  • Helios explores MoMo market
  • Mastercard rolls out tap tech
  • Zimbabwe’s regulator backs Telecel

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

  • Powering farms of the future

COUNTRY BY COUNTRY

  • DRC

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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OCT/NOV/DEC 2021

Oct/Nov/Dec 2021

NEWS

  • Telecom26 provides connectivity to digital healthcare programmes in Angola
  • ‘Sub-Saharan mobile services use more than triples’ - Ericsson
  • InterSAT, Kymeta and Azercosmos boost connectivity
  • Liquid and Orange expand reach
  • Airtel Africa and Unicef in partnership
  • YahClick inks agreement with iSAT Africa
  • AMN expands coverage with Gilat hubs
  • Beeline secures launch extension

WIRELESS BUSINESS

  • Africell hands production to US firm

FEATURE

  • Broadband: connecting the hard to reach

INDUSTRY VIEW

  • IoT in agriculture

COUNTRY BY COUNTRY

  • An in-depth look at South Africa

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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JULY/AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2021

July/August/September 2021

NEWS

  • ACE subsea cable is now live
  • Mauritius Telecom launches 5G
  • Telkom introduces embedded eSIM support for customers
  • LIT creates direct access to USA internet resources via a new POP connection
  • South Africa welcomes new satellite player
  • Speedcast wins DRC mining firm contract
  • Facebook adds three countries to undersea cable project
  • Until Money goes live
  • Vodacom invests in new solar-powered sites across SA
  • Tanzania reduced tax on mobile money imposed in July by 30%
  • MTN picks Nokia for network upgrade
  • Rwanda gets tough on SIM registration

WIRELESS BUSINESS

  • Liquid appoints new CEO for South Sudan

FEATURE

  • Towers and technology

INDUSTRY VIEW

  • The role of subsea cables

FEATURE

  • Remote connectivity

WIRELESS SOLUTIONS

  • Nokia’s all-in-one solution ‘for premium 5G mobile indoor coverage

WORLD NEWS

  • Oman issues tender for first satellite
  • Vodafone Greece deal with Grid Telecom
  • Rock Mobile becomes Jamaica’s third player
  • Ufinet moves into Brazil following acquisition of NB Telecom
  • Deutsche Telekom switches on O-RAN Town deployment in Germany
  • KT fined for slow internet
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May/June 2021

May/June 2021

NEWS

  • Juniper and NEC build new network
  • Intelsat partners with local DRC firm
  • Zamtel pens MoMo deal
  • DPA helps Econet cut carbon footprint
  • Mauritius launches first satellite

WIRELESS BUSINESS

  • Ooredoo posts positive results in north Africa

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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Mar/Apr 2021

Mar/Apr 2021

NEWS

  • Ericsson and Unitel sign agreement
  • Africell and Aviat ink major 5G deal
  • Botswana aborts MNP
  • Africa set to welcome new subsea system
  • MoMo transactions down in Zimbabwe

WIRELESS BUSINESS

  • Tanzania joins the OAN project with fellow east African nations

FEATURE I

  • Shaping the future of satcoms

INDUSTRY VIEW

  • Necessity is the mother of invention

FEATURE II

  • Fixed wireless access and Wi-Fi on the move

WIRELESS SOLUTIONS

  • Teltronic presents the new MCBS

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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Jan/Feb 2021

Jan/Feb 2021

NEWS

  • Vodafone and AST set for network launch
  • Eswatini makes Huawei U-turn
  • Telkom Consumer and Yahclick agree deal
  • ‘Tanzanian telcos will reach all villages’
  • Starlink internet coming to South Africa

WIRELESS BUSINESS

  • Ericsson names new VP for MEA

FEATURE

  • Prior to the global pandemic that is Covid-19, 5G was making big waves in Africa. Now, approaching one-year since the first cases surfaced and subsequently grounded economies, Robert Shepherd goes back to the once hot topic

INDUSTRY VIEW

  • David Lofti, CEO at Evina, explains how mobile carriers can stop the financial havoc perpetrated by fraudsters and increase their revenue through secured mobile payments

WIRELESS SOLUTIONS

  • Septentrio ‘credit cards’ track from the sky

WIRELESS USERS

  • Long treks are over for villagers thanks to a solar-powered base station. Here’s how it has transformed their shopping and security and access to money and healthcare

WORLD NEWS

  • CK Hutchison and Ooredoo talk Indonesia merger
  • Orange shifts fixed fibre assets
  • Etisalat launches 4G LTE service
  • CVC Capital acquires Myanmar’s Irrawady Green Towers
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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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