PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, Orange, the leading telecommunications operator in France and a major investor in over 40 submarine cables in the world, and PEACE Cable International, a leading international submarine cable operator, signed an agreement during the Submarine Networks World event in Singapore to deploy the Pakistan and East Africa Connecting Europe (PEACE) submarine cable system, with a 12,000km ultra-low latency high-speed cable system that will relieve critical congestion on one of the busiest data routes in the world.

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MTN and Ericsson have extended their Mobile Money partnership by launching an open API platform in Ghana to give entrepreneurs an opportunity to develop revenue-generating applications. MTN Mobile Money is the most widely used mobile money platform in Ghana. As part of the new agreement, MTN will grant access to third parties to its Mobile Money Access Programming Interface (API) powered by Ericsson Wallet Platform.

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The National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA) of Egypt and the mobile operators Orange Egypt, Vodafone Egypt and Etisalat Misr have signed a settlement agreement initialed respectively by Mustafa Abdel Wahed, NTRA Executive Chairman, Yasser Shaker, CEO of Orange Egypt, Alexander Froman, CEO of Vodafone Egypt and Hazem Metwally, CEO of Etisalat Misr. It represents the end of the legal battles between telecom operators on Interconnection rates that have lasted for the last decade.

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A public tender has now been announced to assign Angola’s fourth telecom operator license. In the first phase ending November 8, interested bidders will be given the opportunity to apply before moving to the next one in which bids will be submitted by qualified candidates selected by the Evaluation Committee. Afterwards, 60 days will be granted for qualified candidates to submit their technical and financial proposals.

Read more: Angola in works to bring 4th telecom operator license to the country