Year 2 | Edition 82 | 5 July 2019
 
Global Technologies, Eutelsat in new power project in West Africa

Eutelsat Communications announced a contract with Global Technologies for C-band capacity on its Eutelsat 10A satellite to provide connectivity and communications for the West Africa Power Pool Project (WAPP).

Global Technologies was awarded the telecommunications part of the project, and through this contract signature, will leverage the Eutelsat 10A satellite’s dedicated coverage of West Africa to monitor the main power distribution sites across the region...

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[South Africa] Teraco to invest $71 million in expansion of its data center campus to respond to growing cloud uptake

In its largest infrastructure build project to date, Africa’s neutral data center provider has announced that it will be expanding the Teraco Isando Campus (JB1).

Increased demand for additional data centre capacity is being driven by cloud uptake and enterprise organisations wanting to access the Teraco platform...

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MTN Nigeria appoints Srinivas Rao as Chief Digital Officer

MTN Nigeria has announced the appointment of its first Chief Digital Officer (CDO), Srinivas Rao, to lead the company’s recently created Digital Services Division.

The Digital Services division, according to the telecom firm will play a pivotal role in driving MTN’s digital business growth, saying “its creation marks the company’s commitment to its vision of leading the delivery of a bold, new digital world to its customers...

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[Column] Mohamed Cassoojee: South Africa manufacturers need to look to the next generation of AI

South Africa's manufacturing sector is under enormous pressure, contracting by 8.8% quarter-on-quarter in the first quarter of 2019, according to Stats SA.

This poor performance from the manufacturing sector was one of the main contributors towards the country's GDP shrinking by 3.2% for the quarter...

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News Headlines

Orange announces a new international network connecting eight West African countries 13-11-2019 | 13:55:00
Orange has announced the construction of a new international backbone network in West Africa.


Road freight in Sub-Saharan Africa goes digital with DHL’s Saloodo 13-11-2019 | 13:53:00
Digital freight forwarder Saloodo, a subsidiary of DHL Global Forwarding has launched its digital logistics platform for shippers and transport providers in South Africa.


[Column] Catherine Moore: Accountants now also opting for Cloud solutions 13-11-2019 | 12:11:52
Gone are the days of software and hardware upgrades, accountants are now opting for cloud ERP systems like Uniconta


Parallel Wireless helps to deliver on MTN's OpenRAN vision across Africa 13-11-2019 | 11:26:09
Parallel Wireless has announced that MTN is set to deploy more than 5,000 sites across their 21 operations, bringing 2G, 3G and 4G connectivity using Parallel Wireless OpenRAN into areas that were previously unconnected.


Bolt launches €10 environmental impact fund with maiden transaction in East Africa 13-11-2019 | 11:18:00
Bolt (Formerly Taxify) has launched a dedicated environmental impact fund with seed capital of €10 million aimed at initiatives which deliver global social and environmental benefits.


Liquid Telecom announces direct land-based fibre link connecting East to West Africa via DRC 13-11-2019 | 11:16:00
Leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has launched the fastest direct land-based fibre link connecting East to West Africa.


L’Oreal-UNESCO For Women In Science programme recognises South African female scientists 13-11-2019 | 10:21:00
The first edition of the L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science South African National Programme, highlights L'Oréal’s strong commitment to South African female scientists.


Egypt set to launch Tiba 1 communication satellite to bridge digital divide 13-11-2019 | 09:15:00
Egypt is poised to launch its first ever communication satellite "Tiba 1", which will be earmarked for public and trade telecommunication services.


Bolt launches €10 environmental impact fund with maiden transaction in East Africa 13-11-2019 | 08:59:42
Bolt (Formerly Taxify) has launched a dedicated environmental impact fund with seed capital of €10 million aimed at initiatives which deliver global social and environmental benefits.


[South Africa] Nokia showcases 5G, AI potential at AfricaCom 2019 13-11-2019 | 08:38:29
Nokia will showcase the enormous potential of the latest technologies, including 5G and Artificial Intelligence (AI), with interesting demonstrations at AfricaCom.


MTN selects Vanu to provide OpenRAN mobile communications systems for off-grid communities across Africa 13-11-2019 | 04:41:00
MTN Group has selected Vanu to supply both equipment and services for as many as 5,000 mobile network sites in Africa.


[Kenya] ICT regulator challenges mobile operators to enhance quality of service 13-11-2019 | 04:24:00
Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has asked mobile network operators to deploy more masts in order to enhance their quality of service, amid complaints of increased drop calls and weak signals in such the regions.


[Nigeria] Visa to invest $200 Million Interswitch 13-11-2019 | 04:17:00
Visa is investing $200 million in the firm making Interswitch one of the most valuable African FinTech businesses with a valuation of US$1 billion.


[South Africa] 2020 pivotal for deeper cloud adoption 13-11-2019 | 03:57:00
In a first of its new Hype series, Routed, a vendor neutral cloud infrastructure provider, will host Guy Zibi, principal analyst, Xalam Analytics, to discuss, dispel and predict the journey of the African cloud.


Orange and itel launch the 4G version of Sanza to generalize mobile internet access in Africa 12-11-2019 | 12:30:06
Orange is partnering with itel, a mobile brand in Africa and KaiOS Technologies, maker of the leading operating system for smart feature phone KaiOS, to launch a new 4G version of the Sanza Phone.


 


 
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