The Ugandan government aims to significantly reduce the monthly cost of internet bandwidth provided through its fiber optic national backbone infrastructure. Within a year, the plan is to lower the cost from $35 to $5, marking an 86% reduction. This announcement came during the signing of a memorandum of understanding with MasterCard by Godfrey Kabbyanga, the Minister of State for ICT.

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The Nigerian state of Nasarawa has abolished the Right of Way (RoW) costs associated with the construction, placement, laying, and maintenance of telecoms network equipment within the state. This move was executed through the implementation of the State Right of Way Regulation 2023, which came into immediate effect.

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The federal government of Nigeria has partnered with the World Bank to raise $3 billion to achieve nationwide fiber optic coverage. Bosun Tijani, the minister of communications, innovations and digital economy, disclosed during a stakeholders’ engagement themed “broadband for all,” organized by his ministry in collaboration with the World Bank.

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Papua New Guinea's telecommunications regulatory authority has granted Starlink a five-year license to operate in the country. Simultaneously, the authority, known as NICTA (National Information and Communications Technology Authority), has committed to cracking down on unauthorized operation of Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite terminals.

Read more: Starlink Faces Crackdown on Unauthorized Terminals

Nape Nnauye, the Minister of Information, Communication, and Information Technology, announced that Tanzania has successfully secured a crucial orbital position at 16 degrees west, marking a significant milestone in the journey toward launching its first satellite.

Read more: Is Tanzania Ready to Shoot for the Stars with its Satellite?

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