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ITU and ATU discuss ICT progress in Africa

In a strategic move to address the evolving ICT landscape, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the African Telecommunications Union (ATU) are focusing on adapting to industry changes. ATU Secretary Gen...

Fibre optic deal to save Sh170bn, says Cabinet Secretary Eliud Owalo, Kenya

4 The Kenya government will save Sh170 billion through a deal between the Kenya Power Company and the Ministry of Information, Communications, and The Digital Economy. This agreement utilizes Kenya Power's transmis...

Sparkle partners with Telecom Namibia to boost digital connectivity in Africa

Telecom Namibia, owned by the Namibian government, runs the country's largest digital telecommunications network, serving over 619,000 customers with various services including voice, text, data, and video solutions. ...

Botswana grants approval for Starlink satellite Internet access

Botswana recently granted Starlink, SpaceX's satellite Internet service, permission to operate within its borders. This approval came after a meeting between Starlink executives and President Mokgweetsi Masisi in Dall...

Ghana to boost 4G reach by 65%, aims to construct 4,400 4G and 5G sites in three years

Ghana's Minister of Communications outlines plans to raise 4G coverage from 15% to 80% in three years using Next-Gen InfraCos (NGIC). The government aims to install 4,400 4G and 5G sites to enhance high-speed connecti...

Nigeria to launch 1.4 petabyte data center by May 29, 2024

N The Nigerian government plans to open a state-of-the-art data center with a 1.4 petabyte capacity before May 29, 2024, marking President Bola Tinubu's first year in office. Dr. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, Minister of the...

Niger plans free roaming with Togo

Benin will establish free roaming with Ghana starting July 1, 2024. Additionally, in November 2023, Ghana's National Communications Authority and Togo's electronic communications authority agreed to bilateral roaming ...

Kenya sets new accelerated target for fiber rollout

The Kenyan government is accelerating its fiber optic rollout by using Kenya Power and Lighting Company's infrastructure, running fiber cables alongside power lines instead of laying them underground. Eliud Owalo, Cab...

Ghana’s National Communications Authority(NCA) approves Starlink launch

Ghana's NCA Approves Starlink Launch The approval follows the Ministry of Communications and Digitalisation's policy endorsement of Ghana's Satellite Licensing Framework. The NCA has been proactively licensing sate...

Kenya’s UK High Commissioner Manoah Esipisu named Africa’s diplomat of the year

Manoah Esipisu, Kenya’s High Commissioner to the UK, was named the 2024 Diplomat of the Year from Africa at the Diplomat of the Year Awards in London on Monday 22 April 2024. Hosted by DIPLOMAT magazine, these award...