Flexenclosure, a specialist developer of intelligent power management systems and prefabricated data centres for the ICT industry, has added several new features to its eManager remote telecom management tool. One of the new functionalities is a guarantee of 100 per cent complete and accurate site reports regardless of communications breakdowns.
Bombo Lin, president of Gabonese telecoms regulator ARCEP has announced the upcoming launch of a campaign against low-priced counterfeit mobile phones in the country, reports Agence Ecofin. According to ARCEP, many mobile devices used in Gabon are not manufactured according to official specifications or international standards, and are 'a danger to the health of consumers'.
- Following the announcement earlier this month that Telecom Egypt (TE) would be required to pay EGP2.5 billion (USD360 million) for a unified telecoms licence allowing it to enter the wireless market, further details regarding the concession have emerged. Ahram Online has revealed that under the terms of the licence the fixed line incumbent will also be required to pay 6% of its mobile services revenues to the local telecoms regulator, the National Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (NTRA).
The AAE-1 Consortium, owners of the Asia-Africa-Europe-1 submarine cable spanning approximately 25,000 km connecting Asia, Middle East, Africa and Europe, and TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd. company, announced that the contract for the majority of segments of the AAE-1 system has come into force.
The government of Burkina Faso has decided to focus on its fibre backbone deployment, which could take 2 or 3 years, before licensing a fourth mobile operator, digital economy minister Jean Koulidiaty told Sidwaya newspaper. A recent tender only attracted one company, Viettel, whose bid was analysed and processed by regulator Arcep before submitting it to the government.
Huawei has launched the first of a series of 169 base stations that will connect rural communities in Zambia to the mobile phone network.
The coming of the communication towers will provide business opportunities for people in rural areas, said Vice President Dr Guy Scott at Matanda in Luapula Province, who urged women and youths in particular to seize those opportunities to engage in business.
South Sudan wants to hook onto the undersea fibre optic cables at Kenya's coast by the end of the year.
The country's under-secretary in the Ministry of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Mr Juma Stephen Lugga, told the Nation that plans are under way to invest in the new infrastructure to reduce dependence on the costly satellite Internet.
- Gambian 3G mobile network operator QCell has released details of its latest network expansion projects, with a new cell site deployed at Kunkujang village, providing wider coverage to Wellingara, Sinchu Alagie, Kunkujang Golf and surrounding towns, according to a report on AllAfrica. Furthermore, the GSM/W-CDMA service operator said that other new base stations are being switched on this week in Farato and Sifoe villages.
The Zimbabwean mobile networks have been allocated LTE radio spectrum the regulator Potraz has announced.
Nicholas Muzhuzha, the manager for networks and standards at Potraz, confirmed that LTE spectrum has already been allocated to operators.
The move follows an LTE trial network set up by Econet Wireless for the UN World Tourism Organization meeting in Victoria Falls last year. At the time, the company's CEO said that work is already in progress to launch 4G in the major cities, including Harare.