Paul Adepoju

Confusion, fear and frustration over Nigeria’s National ID number registration

Integration with SIM registration records beset with complication, including reports of disconnection of lines because of policy.

Safaricom affirms focus on 4G over commercial 5G rollout

CEO says company will still discuss 5G modality issues with government.

Maroc Telecoms rebrands subsidiaries as Moov Africa

Initiative will apply to the company’s entire footprint on the continent, encompassing eleven countries.
Dec 17, 2020

Ethiopia has high hopes for remote sensing satellite

After months of testing and data capture, China has officially handed control of the ETRSS-1 satellite to Ethiopia.

New force to tackle COVID-related fake news in Africa

World Health Organisation, Facebook announce separate but similar initiatives.

Nigeria’s SIM card sellers determined to trade

Competition for business is fierce say some sellers who have mixed feelings about recent government ban.
Dec 10, 2020

COVID-19 delays CAR-Cameroon fibre interconnection

Central African Republic’s government offers assurance that July 2021 deadline will be met.
Dec 9, 2020

Senegal’s Sonatel moves ahead on 5G

Telecommunications operator announces alliance with Huawei to introduce the service.
Dec 9, 2020

Nigeria: ENDSARS campaign tests relations in telecommunications

Twitter, NCC, operators weigh in on recent developments and roles played.
Dec 3, 2020

Chad and Niger tap into €28.7m fibre project

Project encompasses pilot datacentres, electronic administration platforms, an integrated population data management system.

Liberia taps Kenya’s TRACOM to digitise tax collection

Government expects to boost revenue collection and stimulate job creation.

Togocel in hot water over mobile money service disruption

Industry regulator ARCEP confirms operator will face sanctions.