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SatADSL and Avanti have launched commercial Ka-band broadband services in Sub-Saharan, aiming to bring cost-effective coverage to communities and businesses.
The Minister of Communications and Information Technology Amr Talaat has witnessed the ceremony of signing a cooperation protocol between the National Telecommunication Institute (NTI), affiliated to the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) and Huawei Technologies- Egypt, to train 100 fresh graduate engineers on the latest ICT technologies, related to the Fourth Generation (4G) technologies and Long Term Evolution (LTE), which is one of the latest standards of wireless communication in the world. Graduates are to be granted accredited certification from the international company Huawei.
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) called upon Senegal, Togo and Burkina Faso to undertake infrastructure and legal reforms to benefit from the opportunities presented by e-commerce.
The Regulatory Authority of Mauritania (ARE) has issued a call for tenders to award a new operator a global license (2G / 3G / 4G).
Zimbabwe has disclosed plans to fast-track the privatization of telecom firms, namely NetOne and TelOne, in a move to cut state funding to parastatal entities.
StrataNet is one of the newest entrants in the international telecommunications market. It is set to “shake things up” starting with the submarine fiber optic cable market across Asia. It is not your typical telco or just another private equity group looking to build the next multi-country subsea cable system, who promises to outperform anything the market has seen before. Instead, StrataNet’s sole purpose is to integrate and monetize disparate, under-utilized and under-valued telecommunication assets to deliver a multi-path, multi-country network underpinned by an unprecedented commercial model for its customers. This approach is now enabling several StrataNet customers to rapidly expand their network at well-below average market costs. Telecom Review visited with Chris de Josselin, CEO, StrataNet Group, who gives an overview of some of the services and commercial innovations that StrataNet is bringing to the marketplace.
Emirates Data Clearing House (EDCH), a subsidiary of Etisalat Services Holding, is a regional leader in providing cloud-based roaming and revenue management services to over 50 telecom carriers worldwide. Speaking to Telecom Review on the sidelines of the EDCH-hosted GSMA event WAS#7 in Dubai, General Manager Nasser Salim touted the company's suite of solutions that enable operators to offer seamless customer experiences.
Ahead of the Mobile World Congress, EXFO announced on the 28th of February its acquisition of Astellia. Combining EXFO's technologies with Astellia's technologies will create unprecedented solutions, Germain Lamonde, Founder and Executive Chairman of EXFO told Telecom Review.