Telecel Group expresses its sincere appreciation to the Ministry of Communications and the National Communications Authority (NCA) for their invaluable support in advancing the industry. Their dedication and assistance were essential in making such advancements possible, furthering the collective vision of a digitally connected Ghana.

Read more: Telecel Boosts Ghana Network with New 4G Sites

Safaricom has introduced “Safaricom Hook,” a new initiative aimed at empowering the youth of Kenya in the field of technology. Peter Ndegwa, CEO, emphasized the company's commitment to establishing a strong bond with the youth, recognizing their distinct and specific needs.

Read more: Safaricom Launches New Invention for Youth in Tech

Orange Sierra Leone has introduced a trial 5G service for both postpaid and prepaid mobile users, offering improved speeds, enhanced connectivity, and reduced latency. Initially, this service will be accessible only in the Freetown Central Business District. The operator plans to conduct various usage tests to expand 5G coverage, aiming to boost both fixed wireless access and mobile broadband speeds.

Read more: Orange Conducts 5G Trial in Sierra Leone

Celtiis, a mobile operator and a subsidiary of ‘Société Béninoise d'Infrastructures Numériques’ (SBIN), has partnered with the German technology firm Oculeus to enhance its wholesale operations. Through the implementation of Oculeus' billing, routing, and wholesale solution, Celtiis will significantly bolster its ability to manage wholesale operations and its network of interconnection partners for voice and messaging services.

Read more: Celtiis Partners with Oculeus to Enhance Wholesale Operations

Safaricom has launched a revamped in-country cloud computing platform and services aimed at enabling businesses and organizations to digitize their operations. Such advancements will provide them with flexibility and resilience in an ever-changing environment.

Read more: Safaricom's Advanced Cloud Platform Boosts Business Agility

The Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) has granted three 5G licenses through the sale of spectrum in the 700MHz and 800MHz bands. The auction generated around NAD28.6 million (US$1.47 million). Mobile providers MTC (Mobile Telecommunications Company) and TN (Telecom Namibia) secured licenses, along with local ISP Loc8 Mobile.

Read more: 5G Licenses Awarded to MTC, Telecom Namibia, and Loc8 Mobile

Telecom Egypt, the country's integrated telecom operator and a leading subsea cable operator in the region, signed an agreement with the Medusa Submarine Cable System. This collaboration aims to extend the reach of Medusa to the Red Sea. Anticipated to span an impressive 8,760 kilometers, the submarine cable is slated to make landfall in the Egyptian city of Port Said by the end of 2025. It will subsequently link up with the Red Sea landing stations in Suez, Zafarana and Ras Ghareb through Telecom Egypt's extensive terrestrial crossing network.

Read more: Telecom Egypt Facilitates Medusa Submarine Cable Link to Red Sea

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