SEACOM the pan-African telecommunications service provider, announced it will acquire selected infrastructure assets from Africell in Uganda. The acquisition marks a significant step for SEACOM and is a testament to the company’s commitment to providing, competitive end-to-end connectivity and ICT solutions across the region.

Read more: SEACOM buys Africell Uganda assets to serve expansion plans in East Africa

Nokia has called for accelerated digitalization and green energy uptake, as well as setting its sights on 100% renewable electricity in its own operations by 2025. The announcement comes with world leaders having convened in Glasgow, Scotland for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26). Nokia President and CEO Pekka Lundmark joined political, business, and civil society leaders at the conference, calling for an acceleration in the uptake of green technology to reach net zero.

Read more: Nokia sets its sights on green electricity by 2025

Nokia reported a solid increase in profits in 2021 and issued a confident outlook for the coming years as sales rose despite supply problems. "I would like to call it a transformational year," CEO Pekka Lundmark commented after the group posted a net profit of 1.6 billion euros ($1.8 billion), driven by a 1.6 % increase in sales to 22.2 billion euros.

Read more: Nokia presents a solid turnover after a transformational year

Although the COVID-19 pandemic brought some disruption to wireless operator rollouts, the race to 5G has not slowed down. According to a Q1 global market study by S&P Global Market Intelligence, 158 local operators now run active 5G networks in 67 markets across the US, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia. Compared to Q1 of 2020, the number of active 5G networks has increased by nearly 70% as of March 2021 during a year when many operators had to delay their infrastructure improvements.

Read more: Rethinking your 5G infrastructure expansion

Huawei, the world pioneer in information and communication technology solutions, is participating in the 25th edition of Cairo ICT 2021 under the theme "New Value Together", which comes in line with its strategy that seeks to provide solutions and new technologies to serve various sectors. Thus, contributing to achieving digital transformation and sustainable development in line with Egypt’s Vision 2030.

Read more: Huawei to support digital transformation at the Cairo ICT 2021

Vertiv, a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, announced the Clean Hydrogen Partnership will provide EUR 2.5 million to help fund a project to develop low-carbon fuel cells to power data centres. It is hoped this could reduce carbon emissions from operations by up to 100%. The EcoEdge PrimePower (E2P2) project is a novel proof-of-concept initiative aiming to develop and demonstrate low environmental impact fuel cells that provide economic and resilient prime power solutions for the data centre environment.

Read more: Vertiv partners with tech consortium to lead low-carbon fuel cell development for data centres

“Benya Group” has decided to merge all of its companies under one trademark in order to create a new distinctive branding identity and boost the market value of the group. Through this strategy, Eng. Ahmed Mekky, chairman and CEO of the group announced the changing of trademarks of the two subsidiaries Fiber Misr Systems and Fiber Misr Engineering to "Benya Systems" and "Benya Engineering” respectively.

Read more: “Benya Group” announces the rebranding of its subsidiaries Fiber Misr Systems and Fiber Misr...

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