Infrastructure

World Mobile chooses Zanzibar for balloon-driven mobile network

Company commits to full consumer retail and IOT coverage within 24 months.
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Africa’s chance to leverage global mobile momentum

Globally 5.5 billion additional smartphone users since 2011, mobile data traffic in Q3 2021 more than all mobile traffic generated up until the end of 2016, according to latest Ericsson Mobile Report.
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Yesterday

SA to account for most 5G subscriptions in Sub-Saharan Africa

The next-gen tech will represent around 10% of mobile subscriptions in the region by 2027, with SA expected to be at the forefront of deployments, says Ericsson.
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Yesterday

Intelsat invests US$2bn into unified global 5G network

Satellite operator building its ‘network of networks’ which it claims will set the bar for 5G connectivity in Africa.
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Datacentres: Africa’s future is bright

The continent, as it stands, is clearly underserviced says Jonathan Duncan, Vice-President Anglophone Africa, Secure Power Solutions at Schneider Electric.
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Africa Data Centres unveils new Lagos based datacentre

New facility is the first of four faculties being earmarked for Nigeria.
2:20
Monday

Lesotho to build its first IPP solar project

Scatec signs agreement with Lesotho Electricity Company and Lesotho government for 20MW resource.
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Nigeria eager to spend on 5G

Industry regulator confirms US$500,000 earmarked for R&D, and preparations underway for spectrum auction.
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Friday

Paratus launches broadband service in Angola’s largest province

Service offered through Internet Technologies Angola, part of the Paratus Group.
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New pan-African datacentre firm announces US$500m-plus investment

Newly established WIOCC Group company Open Access Data Centres charts growth course, beginning with Nigeria, South Africa and Somalia.
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South African telcos ponder profit vs need conundrum

Country’s government plans to roll out connectivity to every home by 2024 as part of strategy to entrench digital economy.
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Pics: Tour Africa Data Centres’ Midrand facility expansion

The cloud-neutral datacentre provider completes the first phase of its Midrand-based datacentre expansion, as it grows to meet skyrocketing demand.