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.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged Ethiopia to open up its telecoms sector to private mobile money business investors. This move comes in line with the sector’s reform plans and brings in foreign investment.
Due to an increase in cybersecurity crimes in Kenya during the Covid-19 pandemic, the country has launched a mobile application for reporting such activities.
Orange Middle East and Africa and AXA CIMA entities led by AXA Assurance Maroc announced that an agreement has been signed on the joint acquisition of a majority stake in DabaDoc alongside the company’s founders.
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.
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.
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has started a process to review the existing telecoms licensing structure in Nigeria in a bid to upgrade the current one to global standards.
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.
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.
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.