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COMMUNICATIONS AFRICA/AFRIQUE
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17th January 2023
Airtel Africa purchases Nigeria's 5G spectrum acquisitions Airtel Africa purchases Nigeria's 5G spectrum acquisitions

Airtel Africa, a leading provider of telecommunications and mobile money services, has announced that its Nigerian subsidiary, Airtel Networks Limited ('Airtel Nigeria'), has purchased 100 MHz of spectrum in the 3500MHz band and 2x5MHz of 2600MHz from the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) for a gross consideration of US$316.7mn, payable in local currency

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Eutelsat pledge to bring affordable connectivity in Africa Eutelsat pledge to bring affordable connectivity in Africa

Eutelsat has joined the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Partner2Connect Digital Coalition

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Africa Data Centres and INX-ZA partner to advance data centre in Africa Africa Data Centres and INX-ZA partner to advance data centre in Africa

Africa Data Centres, a business of Cassava Technologies, a pan-African technology group, has announced it is now offering remote peering through its partnership with INX-ZA, further advancing the data centre giant's development in sub-Saharan Africa

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Telecom Egypt and Huawei Technologies to implement Africa’s first green tower Telecom Egypt and Huawei Technologies to implement Africa's first green tower

Telecom Egypt in cooperation with Huawei Technologies has announced the implementation of the first eco-friendly, integrated solution to provide mobile networks via utilising environmentally friendly tower made of Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP), with wireless availability

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Vodacom connects South Africans with essential services Vodacom connects South Africans with essential services

To support customers in South Africa and drive greater digital inclusion for all, Vodacom zero-rated more than 770 institutions and over 1,400 URLs, including government institutions such as the National Department of Health, National Department of Home Affairs and the National Department of Education

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Advancing US infrastructure solutions in Africa Advancing US infrastructure solutions in Africa

USTDA and DBSA (Development Bank of Southern Africa) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to enhance collaboration on accelerating large-scale infrastructure development across Africa

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AXESS Networks and Es’hailSat join forces in Qatar AXESS Networks and Es'hailSat join forces in Qatar

AXESS Networks, a global leader of satellite communications solutions, and Es'hailSat, the Qatar Satellite Company, have announced the strategic partnership agreement to provide Teleport and VSAT services for multiple sectors in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region

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African entrepreneurs showcase their data solutions at Ghana tech event African entrepreneurs showcase their data solutions at Ghana tech event

The Ghana Digital Innovation Week held in Accra, brought together tech and business leaders with policy advocates and academics, including professors of tech and machine learning

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Cellulant named number one payment brand in Kenya Cellulant named number one payment brand in Kenya

Pan-African payments technology company, Cellulant, has been named as the 'Top Payments Gateway Brand in Kenya” at the Top Star Brand Awards 2022

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Brastorne connects the unconnected in Africa Brastorne connects the unconnected in Africa

Using existing infrastructure, standard telco networks, Brastorne's technology has turned the continent's ubiquitous feature phones into internet portals for less than US$0.05 per day

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MTN Benin and Ericsson establish AI and ML network solution in Africa MTN Benin and Ericsson establish AI and ML network solution in Africa

MTN Benin and Ericsson have partnered on the deployment of an Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) solution in Africa to address throughput challenges

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African Review
The fast-changing cost of connectivity The fast-changing cost of connectivity

The potential of smartphones in the African market is vast. But are pricing and availability going to make things difficult for the consumer? Ron Murphy discussed the state of the mobile devices market in Africa with Arnold Ponela of IDC. The full article has been published on the latest issue of Communication Africa

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Mobility 54 invests in BasiGo to build Mobility 54 invests in BasiGo to build electric mobility ecosytem in Africa

Mobility 54 Investment SAS, the corporate venture capital subsidiary of Toyota Tsusho Corporation and CFAO SAS, has decided to invest US$1mn in BasiGo Inc., a startup in the electric bus business in Kenya. The full article has been published on the latest issue of African Review

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