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    Grid Telecom building cable landing station (CLS) in Crete

    Will connect Greece to East and West Balkans Hellenic infrastructure builder Grid Telecom, a division of power operator IPTO, has released details of a new...

    Nigeria monitors Meta’s verses for hate speech 

    Is another Nigerian telecoms ban looming? Nigeria is monitoring Meta Platforms Inc's Facebook and other platforms to ensure they comply with demands to curtail hate speech...

    O-RAN will slow African telcos – analysis

    Each kit vendor multiplies complexity cost The Open RAN concept is a complexity trap that will bog down many operators, warns telecoms consultant John Strand,...

    stc launches managed SD-WANs

    Nokia adds subtle Nuage to Saudi enterprises The Saudi Telecom Company (stc) has launched a managed software defined wide area network (SD-WAN) service for the...

    Africell leapfrogs Movicel into second place in Angola

    It's got 2m subscribers, $300m in funding and Nokia Africell, the US-funded entrant to the Angolan mobile market, has already overtaken Movicel to move...

    Two Ericsson execs go in reshuffle as it creates new Enterprise Wireless unit

    Cradlepoint CEO will run new unit for enterprise wireless Equipment supplier Ericsson has released details of its restructure plans, in the wake of shareholder disquiet over...

    BT’s new Atomic Radio Frequency kit could be quantum leap for 5G

    New antenna are 100 times more sensitive and less needy UK telco BT has discovered a way to make ‘excited atoms’ work as ultra-sensitive...

    Saudi Arabia leads on 5G rollout – GSMA

    You can hear it in person at Mobile 360 Riyadh Saudi Arabia is leading the rollout of 5G in the Middle East and North...

    MTN Group’s data and fintech revenues surpass expectations

    Could get even better once Covid constraint is lifted Pan African mobile operator MTN Group has reported a 37% growth in data revenue...

    Shock share swoop on Vodafone by Etisalat

    UAE-based telco group takes a tenth of UK's no 3 operator Emirates Telecommunications Group (Etisalat now known as e&) has bought a 9.8% stake in...

    Extracting Intelligence from Location-Based Services

    by Michael Gebretsadik, Solutions Architect for SS8 Sponsored: In general, 5G networks make gathering intelligence from digital communications more difficult due to factors such as encryption, increased...

    Airtel Africa profits near doubled in 2022 – report

    Mo-banking is subscriber magnet and economic multiplier Airtel Africa’s pre-tax profits nearly doubled in a year, according to its declaration for fiscal year 2022. As a...

    Pharrowtech gets $15m to make mmWaves, Ofcom auctions them and Qualcomm SnapDragon connects to them

    Operators need mmWave like base stations need backhaul This has been a good week for the millimeter wave (mmWave) camp, with three major developments adding...

    Nokia launches energy saving services for MNOs to sell

    Care for some Energy and Home Management SaaS? System maker Nokia has launched two services for network operators to sell, bot of which promise to...

    African satellite soars over 40% yearly growth – report

    Officials have stopped saying ‘not in my backhaul’ Liquid Telecom Satellite Services (LTSS) is expecting to see strong revenue growth in 2022, thanks in particular...