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According to MTN Group CEO Ralph Mupita, MTN Group is targeting a valuation of its mobile-money arm at about $5-billion, and will consider a listing of the division, joining African wireless carriers trying to monetize a service that is particularly popular on the continent.

Read more: MTN Group targeting $5bn mobile money unit valuation and IPO listing

Safaricom has successfully launched the country’s first 5G network in collaboration with Nokia and Huawei, across Kisumu and the Western Province of Kenya. Subscribers will be able to benefit from new applications in areas such as virtual reality, augmented reality and artificial intelligence.

Read more: First country in East Africa switches on its 5G network

Chaired by Stéphane Richard, Orange’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, the role of the Data and AI Ethics Council is to support the company’s implementation of ethical principles governing the use of data and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies.

Read more: Orange creates council to support responsible usage of data and AI

Having recently secured spectrum on the 800 MHz band, MTN Zambia expects migrating 274 sites which will lead to enhanced quality of experience for customers “through improved indoor coverage and network capacity,” according to the company’s statement.

Read more: MTN Zambia to migrate 274 sites to enhance quality of service

MTN is proud to announce that National Treasury RT15 bid evaluation committee has appointed MTN South Africa as a service provider to government, through its new mobile communication services contract, known as RT15-2021. The RT15 2021 Transversal contract allows all entities of state to utilise the contract for mobile communication services, which will further assist with cost containment.

Read more: MTN appointed as new mobile communication provider to South African government

ZTE is the first in the world to launch a 2G/3G/4G/5G/Fixed full access-based Common Core based on the SBA architecture to achieve the deep integration of multiple access and help the carrier smoothly evolve to 5G. In the era of virtualisation, ZTE continues investing in technology upgrading to migrate all the NE to the cloud platform.

Read more: ZTE helps Libyan company complete Core and VAS system virtualization

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