Ooredoo Group, Zain Group and UAE-based TASC Towers Holding have entered into a negotiation that will see them combine their approximately 30,000 telecommunication tower assets in Qatar, Kuwait, Algeria, Tunisia, Iraq and Jordan into a jointly owned independent tower company in a cash and share deal. This new partnership will form the largest tower company in the MENA region.

Read more: Ooredoo, Zain and TASC Towers Join to Establish Largest Tower Company in MENA

Security researchers have made a significant discovery regarding the widely used TErrestrial Trunked RAdio (TETRA) standard in radios worldwide. They have uncovered multiple vulnerabilities in the underlying cryptography and its implementation, which could potentially allow the decryption of sensitive information transmitted through these radios.

Read more: Critical Security Flaw Exposes 'Backdoor' Into Encrypted Police and Military Radios

Ubuntu Towers Uganda announced the successful completion of its rebranding to TowerCo of Africa Uganda, which is 90% owned by TowerCo of Africa (TOA), a fully-owned subsidiary of AXIAN Telecom. Under a new identity, the company forges ahead with its journey towards redefining connectivity in Uganda.

Read more: UBUNTU Rebrands to a New Identity: TowerCo of Africa Uganda

"Share with caution" is the message of a new German advertisement that raises awareness about the dangers of sharing images of children on social media. "More than 75% of parents share data about their children on social networks," and "80% of them have followers they have never met," are some of the statistics presented in the video that alerts parents to the risks of sharing photos of children on the Internet.

Read more: Stay Alert: Avoid Sharing Photos of Your Children on Social Networks

AXIAN Telecom has recently entered into an agreement to acquire an additional 40% equity interest in its joint venture business, "Free in Senegal." Upon completion of this transaction, AXIAN Telecom will hold an 80% equity interest in Free in Senegal, granting it full control and enabling financial consolidation of the operations.

Read more: AXIAN to Increase Equity Stake in ‘Free in Senegal’ Through Acquisition

After securing funding in November 2021, Open Access Data Centres (OADC) has been actively building and managing an expanding pan-African network of data center facilities. Presently, the company has operational sites in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria and South Africa. 

Read more: Console Connect and OADC Extend Access to Data Centers Across Africa

The President of Algeria, Abdelmadjid Tebboune, visited Huawei's Shenzhen headquarters and met with Ren Zhengfei, the founder and CEO of Huawei. During the visit, they explored the latest technological trends and digital economy at the exhibition center.

Read more: Algerian President Visits Huawei HQ for Cooperation Talks

ANACOM, the National Communications Authority of Portugal, has joined forces with ARME, Cape Verde's Multisectoral Economic Regulatory Agency, to enhance the telecoms spectrum control system in Cape Verde. This collaboration involves the installation of remote-control stations, utilizing ANACOM's software, across all the islands of the Cape Verde archipelago.

Read more: Cape Verde Gains Partnered Support to Strengthen Spectrum Monitoring System

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