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Nokia has come together with multiple stakeholders, including Safaricom, UNICEF, and the Kenyan Ministries of Education and ICT, to connect close to 90 schools to the internet in Kenya. Serving an estimated 32,670 students, both rural and disadvantaged urban settlements have benefitted from the initiative. Supporting digitization and digital literacy, the initiative is in line with the Kenyan Government’s plans to scale broadband connection to all schools by 2030.

Read more: Nokia, Safaricom, and UNICEF bring connectivity to school children

According to published Q2 2021 results of Nokia, top-line strength continued in the second quarter, with constant currency net sales up 9% year-on-year, driven by growth across all business groups. Moreover, important progress was seen in line with the company’s three-phased strategy where Mobile Networks strengthened its competitiveness with AirScale radio and baseband launch and Network Infrastructure continued to gain share in the first half with +20% sales growth in constant currency.

Read more: Nokia’s strong start to 2021 continued in the second quarter

Nokia and Vodafone have launched a jointly developed machine learning (ML) product, running on Google Cloud, to quickly detect and remediate network anomalies before they impact Vodafone customers.

Read more: Nokia and Vodafone roll out new machine learning product for network anomalies detection

Nokia has signed a deal to deploy comprehensive network technologies such as its AirScale Single Radio Access Network (S-RAN) to Angola’s new mobile telecommunications operator, Africell. This collaboration would enable 2G, 3G, and 4G services in the capital city of Luanda and expand the footprint of both Nokia and Africell in Africa.

Read more: Nokia, Africell to deploy a 5G-ready network in Angola

Nokia and Vodacom South Africa are working together to transform the operator’s nationwide optical transmission network through Nokia’s Photonic Service Engine 3 (PSE-3) chipset hardware to deliver high capacity transmission. Through a recent field trial, the companies achieved the highest data transmission rates and performance across their live optical network, demonstrating a significant increase in transmission network capacity for Vodacom South Africa.

Read more: Nokia and Vodacom accomplish a superfast transmission optical network for 5G

Huawei is keen to be at the forefront of addressing the issues of sufficient, affordable, and reliable energy supply within Africa. At a recent virtual digital power event, Huang Su, director of Huawei Southern Africa Digital Power Business, emphasized that digital and intelligent technologies can be of great help to bridge the energy gap.

Read more: Huawei supports green Africa with digital power solutions

Petal Search, an easy-to-use application and search engine, pre-installed on new Huawei smartphones running on EMUI 10.1 or later, has announced a partnership with Jumia, the leading e-commerce platform in Africa. The partnership enables customers in Egypt, Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Nigeria, and Kenya searching for products on the Petal Search shopping channel to conveniently click through to the Jumia product page and buy instantly.

Read more: Huawei partners with Jumia to boost e-commerce platform

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