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Nigeria plans additions to NigComSat fleet

Nigeria plans additions to NigComSat fleet

As broadband demands grow, could satellites be part of the answer? Nigerian Communications Satellite Limited (NigComSat) a satcoms company under the supervision of the Federal Ministry of Communications, seems to think so. It recently announced that Nigeria plans to acquire two new satellites

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Angola Telecom tender is confirmed

Angola Telecom tender is confirmed

The Angolan government has launched an international public tender offering a concession to manage, operate and expand state-owned operator Angola Telecom’s national and metropolitan transport backbone network.

A good week for MTN MoMo and MTN Nigeria

African telecommunications giant MTN Group and its Nigerian operation have had a good week with both the announcement of a new multi-country mobile payment deal for MTN Group and also a licence renewal for MTN Nigeria in the past few days.

ICASA changes tack on spectrum dispute

ICASA changes tack on spectrum dispute

The South African dispute that has delayed a planned spectrum auction in the country still hasn’t been resolved. However, communications regulator the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) on Tuesday moved to avoid a lengthy court battle over the issue, saying it believes

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Ghana tries to re-register SIM cards

Ghana tries to re-register SIM cards

Ghana’s Minister of Communications and Digitisation, Ursula Owusu-Ekuful, has announced that the country’s national SIM card re-registration process will start at the beginning of October. Ghanaians over the age of 15 will have until 31 March 2022 to re-register their SIM cards.

Sharp growth in data usage in Nigeria

Sharp growth in data usage in Nigeria

Confirming what a lot of people might have guessed given the events of recent years, Nigerian regulator the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) recently reported an increase of over 200 per cent in data usage over the last three years in the country.

Ethiopia plans home-grown social media

Ethiopia plans home-grown social media

The Ethiopian government is reportedly planning to build a local rival to Facebook, Twitter and Whatsapp, apparently following a number of disagreements with the social media giants – and Facebook in particular – though this has not been officially confirmed.

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