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Tanzanian telecom operators will soon be able to conduct 5G mobile network trials. The Minister for Information, Communications, And Information Technology, Nape Nnauye, announced that the doors are now open for investors willing and able to invest in 5G, the ultrafast broadband.
In continued efforts to support the growing electric vehicle (EV) segment, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. announced a next-generation powerline communication (PLC) device, the QCA7006AQ, designed to address the needs for electric vehicle (EV) charging station communications – also known as electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) – that use global Combined Charging System (CCS). The PLC device is based on Qualcomm Technologies’ market proven QCA700X family of products, which have been widely adopted in EV on-board charging units and charging stations across the globe. The QCA7006AQ is compliant with the Home Plug Green PHY (HPGP) specification, which is the leading specification for implementing Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) systems.
Data centers that support businesses, internet services, and our social media lives consume a lot of energy. The latest statistics show that data centers now consume more electricity than rural homes.
MTN Group joins the Global Network Initiative (GNI), signaling the commitment, to strengthen and innovate digital human rights efforts. The GNI is a multi-stakeholder organization whose mission is to protect and advance freedom of expression, privacy, and other key digital human rights by setting a global standard for responsible decision-making for companies across the information and telecommunications sector.
Etisalat Misr celebrates the stories of yesterday, powering the new generation of connectivity
This year marks Etisalat Misr’s 15th anniversary. As the industry celebrates the essence of our 15 years milestone, we continue to fulfill our mission to enrich lives in a changing world. The series of successes Etisalat Misr has witnessed over the past 15 years have paved the way for driving the future and empowering societies, through designing and delivering digital solutions with innovative problem solving.
As part of its mobile financial services plans, Airtel Africa has launched banking services in Nigeria. The operator said that its subsidiary, SmartCash Payment Service Bank (SmartCash PSB), has started operations and services will initially be available at selected retail touchpoints, and operations will expand gradually across the country over the next few months.
Safaricom is planning to begin its commercial operations in Ethiopia by the end of 2022, pledging to launch the new network by then. Since May 2021, when the Safaricom-led consortium won a license to operate in Ethiopia, it has been looking to expand into the horn of Africa nation.
Etisalat Misr, a subsidiary of e&, entered the Egyptian market and commercially launched in May 2007, across Africa, the Middle East, and Asia. With a series of successes, this company was the first operator to present a 3.5G high-quality service, and also the first to introduce 4G services to its clients, without needing to replace their SIM cards to activate it. This is in addition to the continuous improvement of its network. This year marks the company’s 15th anniversary, “it is important to focus on the future by enhancing our adaptability to change, oftentimes very quickly, and tapping on our assets and resources to continue to grow,” said Khaled Hijazi, CBO, Etisalat Misr.
Another move that could affect the ongoing technological Cold War has been done when Canadian Industry Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne made the announcement of Ottawa's "intention to prohibit the inclusion of Huawei and ZTE products and services in Canada's telecommunication systems."
Hisham Mahran, Chief Enterprise Line Business Officer in Orange Egypt, said that the company will finish implementing the first phase of Orange Egypt’s NAC (New Administrative Capital) data center and it will be delivered on time. This announcement came two years after Orange signed a US$135 million contract with the administrative capital for urban development (ACUD) to establish the largest data center in Africa within the NAC, located 45 kilometers from Cairo.
An established and accomplished engineer and manager; multilingual standardization expert and holder of 23 patents, Tunisian born Dr. Bilel Jamoussi is currently chief of the study groups department of ITU secretariat’s Standardization Bureau in Geneva Switzerland where he is responsible for the organization and management of the ITU-T study groups, focus groups, global standardization initiatives, joint coordination activities, and their secretariat.
Telecom Review Africa conducted an exclusive interview with Eng. Ahmed Mekky, Chairman and CEO of Benya Group, to discuss Benya’s milestones and its efforts to support the innovative emerging projects in the Middle East and Africa.
Along the sidelines of the Telecom Review Leaders' Summit 15th edition, Eng. Ahmed Mekky, Chairman and CEO, Benya Group, and Toni Eid, founder of Telecom Review Group and CEO of Trace Media International, had an exclusive interview discussing the company's corporate strategy and its position in smart city development and telecom infrastructure advancement, as well as Mekky's outlook on the future of the ICT industry in Africa and the Middle East.