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DSS boosts 5G rollout in Brazil and South Africa

DSS boosts 5G rollout in Brazil and South Africa

Following yesterday’s announcement that Zain is offering 5G coverage in all of Saudi Arabia’s regions, we also have 5G coverage news from Brazil and South Africa, although, confusingly, neither country has formally auctioned long-term 5G spectrum yet.

MFS Africa Acquires Beyonic

MFS Africa Acquires Beyonic

Pan-African cross-border payments leader MFS Africa has acquired Beyonic, a digital payments management provider of business services for SMEs, fintechs, and social impact entities across Africa.

South Africa to invest in satcoms and broadband expansion

South Africa to invest in satcoms and broadband expansion

Among five major projects mentioned in a government presentation at the launch earlier this week of the Sustainable Infrastructure Development Symposium South Africa (a virtual event this year) were two important telecommunications initiatives in satellite communications and broadband.

Orange Botswana launches enhanced 4G services

Orange Botswana launches enhanced 4G services

Orange Botswana has announced the launch of LTE-A services, increasing data transfer rates on its 4G network. The upgrades are being branded 4G+ and have already rolled out in Greater Gaborone (which houses about 10 per cent of the country’s population) and Francistown, the country’s

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