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1:30

Telecom Namibia confirms new tower installations

Company’s subsidiary PowerCom will proceed with the US$365,000-backed project.
2:30

9mobile affirms support for Lagos' Smart City initiative

Big data and data mining as the lifeline of a smart city says telco’s CEO.
1:40
Wednesday

Spotify in Nigeria to ignite price war among providers

West African country is known for the Afrobeat genre, which has no official chart or certification system in place.
2:40

RuralStar Ghana project targets potential 4.5m disconnected

Huawei-backed project aims to deploy over 2000 RuralStar base stations.
5:20

Nutanix extends ransomware protections to help secure customers’ IT environments

Protections include new threat monitoring and detection, as well as more granular data replication and robust access controls.
3:20
Monday

Future-proof network infrastructure when deploying IIOT

Global network infrastructure specialist Siemon appeals to businesses in Middle East, India and Africa.
1:40

Beeline Telecom awarded Zambia’s fourth mobile licence

Company expected to begin operations within the next six months, ZICTA advises.
3:50

Smile Telecoms’ Irene Charnley bids farewell

Telco announces several new appointments as it prepares ‘coming era of telecommunications transformation’.
3:50

5G is coming. Here’s what it could mean for South Africa.

Research by MIT indicates that, between 2020 and 2035, 5G's contribution to global GDP will be roughly the size of India's entire economy says Samantha Naidoo, Telco Industry Value Advisor at SAP Africa.
5:50

Vodacom in limbo over Lesotho licence, hefty fine

The mobile operator awaits judgement regarding the country’s decision to impose a M134 million fine and to revoke its unified licence.
1:50

Lukewarm response to Ethiopia’s available telco licences

Country’s Communications Authority confirms that no official bids have been received to date.
2:20

Ghana edges closer to unified licensing to lower mobile data costs

Country’s Communication and Digitalisation Ministry clarifies proposal to break away from spectrum-specific policy.