Powertel Communications, a subsidiary of State power utility Zesa Holdings, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding valued at $100 million for the modernization of its telecom network. The contract encompasses the implementation of a data transmission program in rural areas.

Read more: Powertel Secures an Agreement for Network Improvement

During a recent visit by Qatar's Minister of Communications and Information Technology, H.E. Mohammed bin Ali Al Mannai, and a delegation to Rwanda, the two countries formalized their commitment to collaboration in the field of communications and information technology.

Read more: Rwanda and Qatar Deepen Collaboration in ICT Domains

Botswana's government plans to develop regulations for Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) in preparation for the shift from Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) to the latest generation. IPv6, the most recent version of the communication protocol facilitating computer identification and network traffic routing, addresses the longstanding issue of IPv4 address depletion.

Read more: Botswana Gears Up for a Migration to IPv6

The Libyan United International Company (LUIC), one of the newly established private sector companies working in the field of communications, recently inked a deal with Medusa Submarine Cable System. The goal is to connect Libya to the Medusa fiber optic submarine cable, which links several Mediterranean countries.

Read more: Libya Inks Deal for Medusa Submarine Cable Connection

Sierra Leone's telecommunications companies have reached an agreement with the government to adjust the pricing for their voice and Internet data services. Under the new arrangement, the minimum charge for mobile voice calls has been raised to 1.63 NLe from the previous 0.95 NLe, while the maximum charge for mobile voice calls is now set at 1.86 NLe, up from 1.1 NLe. Additionally, the fixed rate for mobile data services has been increased from NLe 15 to NLe 20.

Read more: Sierra Leone Telecoms Raise Voice and Data Prices

Mozambique's Communications Regulatory Authority (INCM) launched an initiative called "Internet nas Escolas" (internet in schools). The project aims to provide high-speed internet connectivity to around 300 schools across the country, in partnership with satellite internet service provider Starlink.

Read more: INCM and Starlink Bring Internet to Schools

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