Egyptian Minister of communications and information technology, Amr Talaat, oversaw the renewal of the IoT partnership between Telecom Egypt and Nokia, to deploy the country’s first IoT infrastructure through Nokia’s global network WING (Worldwide IoT Network Grid).
Virgin Mobile Middle East and Africa (VMMEA) announced that it has achieved net zero carbon emissions across all of its own operations. Through its partnership with Dubai Carbon Centre of Excellence, VMMEA gathered and assessed available data under Scope 1 (direct), Scope 2 (indirect energy), and Scope 3 (indirect value chain) to calculate its group-wide total emissions. The emissions calculations were used to create and implement sustainable processes for the year-on-year reduction of VMMEA's overall emissions.
MTN Group have been recognized as the leading African company on the recently revealed World’s Best Employers 2021 list.
Vodafone Group and ITU, the United Nations’ specialized agency for information and communication technologies, launched an initiative to address the global digital divide. In line with the Broadband Commission Global Targets 2025 on affordability and connectivity, the new Working Group’s aim is to provide an additional 3.4 billion people the ability to access and use the internet through a smartphone by 2030.
In order to improve and upgrade its network in the country, MTN Group is investing $120 million in South Sudan over the next three years.
MTN South Africa network will be the first mobile operator in Africa to provide 5G access to customers from the Philippines through its international roaming agreement with the Philippines’ leading mobile services provider, Smart Communications.
Nigerian mobile operator Globacom signed a multi-year contract to purchase wholesale telecom capacity from French satellite operator Eutelsat Communications.
Nokia broke new grounds with Vodafone Turkey with a regional demonstration of a 1Tb/s (terabit per second) per channel coherent transmission over its live optical network with a capacity increase of 150% over a single channel coherent transmission, and the ability to scale network capacity up to 70Tb/s per fiber.
For the second year in a row, MTN Group has been named the most valuable African brand in the Brand Finance Africa 150 rankings, which assigned the group a brand value of US$2.7 billion – US$1.0 billion above the next most valuable brand.
Africell Group is stopping services in Uganda after careful consideration of the commercial outlook for its business. This is amidst the tough competition it faced against other local units of African telecom firms like MTN.