In The Spotlight
Smart Kitochi, Vodacom Tanzania new smart feature phone, was launched at this year’s AfricaCom. The phone runs on KaiOS and offers access to popular apps such as WhatsApp, Google Assistant, Facebook, YouTube and the partners encourage local content development to enrich the app offering, along with access to the KaiStore.
ZTE Corporation has showcased in partnership with MTN South Africa, 5G use cases on the existing live MTN network at AfricaCom 2019. Taking place in Cape Town, South Africa on 12 -14 November 2019, AfricaCom is the largest African telco, media, and technology event, which involves major operators in Africa.
At AfricaCom currently taking place in Cape Town, Orange is announcing the construction of a new international backbone network in West Africa. This infrastructure will be built around a terrestrial fiber optic network coupled with submarine cables and will benefit from centralized supervision. This multi-regional West African network will connect to the rest of the world through various submarine cables and will link up all the main capital cities in the region: Dakar, Bamako, Abidjan, Accra, Lagos, etc.
At AfricaCom 2019, leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has launched the fastest direct land-based fiber link connecting East to West Africa. This breakthrough coast-to-coast digital corridor follows the completion of Liquid Telecom's new high-capacity fiber link running 2,600-kilometre (km) across the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Es’hailSat is exhibiting at the annual AfricaCom exhibition in Cape Town international convention center, the biggest and best tech event in Africa that gathers together senior decision-makers from the entire digital ecosystem. Es’hailSat is showcasing Es’hail-1, Es’hail-2 and a wide range of services to be delivered through the new state of the art teleport in Doha. Es’hail-1 and Es’hail-2 are currently transmitting high quality, premium DTH television content from the 25.5°/26° E hotspot.
On its sixth annual event, MEF19 promises to showcase the tremendous digital transformation progress in the areas of global, cloud-centric services and related automation. MEF 3.0, SD-WAN, Carrier Ethernet, Lifecycle Services Orchestration, 5G and Intent based networking are just some of the topics to be covered at MEF19, which will be held on 18-22 November 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Telecom Review sat down with Kevin Vachon, MEF Chief Operating Officer to get an insight into the upcoming event.
MTN recently created a new branch within the group dedicated to providing a connected digital life dubbed MTN GlobalConnect. In an interview with Telecom Review, Frederic Schepens, CEO of MTN GlobalConnect, introduced GlobalConnect services and its corporate goals in addition to discussing other key topics.
MATRIXX Software is a company fuelled by innovation and is currently leading the way in the digital commerce revolution within the telecoms industry in light of the latest cloud and 5G technologies.