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Following the Senate investigative hearing which gave the Fifth Generation (5G) technology a clean bill of health, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has taken a major proactive regulatory step by inaugurating a committee to develop the Information Memorandum (IM) for the auction of 3.5 gigahertz (GHz) spectrum band which will be used for early deployment of 5G services in the country.

Read more: The NCC set to issue 5G spectrum

The Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat has received a high-level delegation including leaders of the Libyan ICT sector, headed by the Chairman of the Libya Post, Telecommunication and Information Technology Holding Company (LPTIC) Faisel Gergab.

Read more: Talaat discusses enhanced ICT cooperation between Egypt and Libya

From June 2021, it will be possible to use the latest evolution of the Wi-Fi standard which displays speeds much higher than those currently offered. More precisely, Wi-Fi 6E will allow a 40% increase in speed compared to its predecessor, through additional spectrum intended for these new uses.

Read more: Morocco adopts the Wi-Fi 6E

Cable breaks or faults on subsea optical cables can impact global digital connectivity and have costly ramifications for businesses and internet users. Three such incidents impacted users on the African continent in 2020 alone. Each year more than a hundred cable breaks are recorded across the world causing disruptions to communications and connectivity.

Read more: SAT-3 and WACS cable break after massive submarine mudslide

Egypt will launch two satellites next year, including NExSat-1, a lightweight vessel that will be used for remote sensing and scientific research, announced Khaled Abdel Ghaffar, Egyptian minister of higher education and scientific research.

Read more: Egypt prepares to launch two new satellites in space next year

Leading digital solutions and ICT infrastructure provider Benya signed a cooperation agreement with the Arab Organization for Industrialization (AOI) to introduce the latest communications and information technology infrastructure services in Egypt, Africa, and the Middle East.

Read more: Benya, AOI to implement advanced technological infrastructure

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