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Equinix and Vodafone to build digital hub connecting EMEA

Equinix, a global provider of digital infrastructure and Vodafone, have announced a plan to build a new subsea hub in Genoa, called GN1. Situated on Italy’s northwest coast, Genoa has a rich history in maritime trade and is well-positioned to be a key location on the global subsea cable map. Vodafone, which is the cable […]


Solutions for sustainable living in Africa sought

South Africa-based manufacturer of home appliances Defy, has announced will be hosting the ‘Hack The Normal’, online hackathon from March 5th to 7th, 2021. According to the company, the initiative aims to explore how technology can be leveraged for sustainable living and economic development in Africa. Supported by Defy sister company Beko, hackathon participants will […]


Orange to build data centre for Egypt’s newest Smart City

Orange Business Services, a network-native digital services company, has announced that it will design and build a new data centre to provide cloud services for Egypt’s ‘New Administrative Capital’. The project will be implemented in collaboration with Orange Egypt, who will supply the required infrastructure and services, following their appointment as the project’s prime contractor […]


Nokia named one of the ‘World’s Most Ethical Companies’

Nokia has been announced by Ethisphere Institute as one of the ‘World’s Most Ethical Companies’ for the fourth year in a row. In 2021, 135 honourees were recognised spanning 22 countries and 47 industries. Nokia is one of three winners in the telecommunications industry and the only Finnish company to be honoured. The comprehensive audit […]


Ericsson to accelerate 5G mid-band rollouts

Telecoms equipment vendor Ericsson, has launched three new radios in its industry-leading Massive MIMO portfolio and expanded its RAN Compute portfolio with six RAN products to accelerate 5G mid-band rollouts. The new solutions are powered by Ericsson Silicon – the company’s system on a chip (SoC) range that provides advanced processing capabilities for a rapid […]


Research reveals telcos should prioritize sustainability in 5G deployments

A new report from STL Partners and Vertiv suggests the best ways for telecom operators to face the practical challenges of 5G energy management.   5G will be the most transformative communications technology in a generation and enable a universe of new services, including advanced energy management capabilities that will be critical to solving growing […]


Smile Telecoms Holdings announces leadership changes

Smile Telecoms Holdings Ltd, a Pan-African telecommunications group with operations in Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), has announced after its board meeting held recently, significant changes in the leadership of the group’s board and management. The group has announced the retirement of Irene Charnley and Mohammed Wajih Sharbatly from […]


Majid Al Futtaim taps IBM Food Trust to deliver food traceability

Majid Al Futtaim, a shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, and owner and operator of the Carrefour franchise in these regions, has announced that it has joined IBM Food Trust, a Blockchain-enabled global ecosystem for the food industry run on IBM Cloud. Carrefour has become the first […]


With 5G connectivity: Drones ready to take off for wider horizons

Over the last few years, drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) are emerging as a disruptive technology, which slowly but steadily finds its way into several aspects of human life. Initially seen as a technology more suited for military use, drones have been proving their utilities in several areas, including disaster response, search and rescue, […]


ITFC and BCEAO explore digital currencies

The Central Bank of West African States (BCEAO) and the International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC), a member of the Islamic Development Bank (IsDB) Group, recently organised a virtual workshop on the trends and developments in central bank digital currency (CBDC) and its potential impact on driving inter-regional trade between West African countries and internationally. […]


Mauritius Commercial Bank taps Windward’s AI Solution

Windward, a predictive intelligence solutions company that applies AI to transform global maritime trade and Mauritius Commercial Bank (MCB) Ltd, a leading banking institution in that country, have announced a long-term, multi-year partnership to enhance MCB’s due diligence and monitoring processes linked to its commodity trade finance business. Windward’s AI-powered solution will increase efficiency across […]


Tizeti rolls out high-speed 4G LTE in Edo State

As part of its commitment to ensuring access to affordable broadband connectivity in Africa’s underserved populations, Tizeti, West Africa’s pioneer solar-based Internet service provider (ISP) is rolling out its 4G LTE network in Edo State, Nigeria with monthly fixed broadband costs pegged at four thousand Naira (US$8). With this move, millions of people in Edo […]


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