A new technology hub that has been created in the heart of Lagos represents the burgeoning technology and innovation scene - that is attracting significant investment and interest from global giants - that recognize the opportunities presented by this emerging market of young, connected Africans.
Amr Talaat has been appointed the Minister of Communications and Information Technology since June 2018, to the Cabinet of the Prime Minister Dr. Mostafa Madbouly. Talaat possesses over 30 years of solid experience in communications and information technology areas, with a wide experience in developing and implementing strategies across a wide spectrum of activities in Egypt.
E-marine, the leading company in providing marine engineering and installation services for submarine cables in the region, bagged a contract from Huawei Marine Networks to install the “Mauritius and Rodrigues Submarine Cable System” (MARS), which covers a distance of 700 km connecting two islands in the Indian Ocean.
Leading Mobile Satellite Services operator, Thuraya Telecommunications Company is showcasing its latest solutions and products at this year’s Eurosatory exhibition in Paris. Visitors to Hall 5A– B790 can engage with senior officials from Thuraya, who will answer questions on Thuraya’s defense portfolio that includes the recently launched Thuraya Aero and Thuraya tracking and monitoring service and terminal.
Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa launched a space agency, hailing it as a “milestone” as he campaigns ahead of elections at the end of the month.
Leading Australian satellite telecommunications company Pivotel has announced the launch of the world's first satellite device that combines the Inmarsat Fleet Xpress Network Service Device (NSD) with the RedPort Optimizer Enterprise satellite router and VoIP gateway to deliver an all-in-one communications solution for maritime and satellite providers.
In early June 2018, Vodacom Tanzania and Azam Telecom have each secured a spectrum license for the 700MHz band auctioned by the Tanzania Communications Regulatory Authority (TCRA).
Angola confirmed the premature death of its first national telecoms satellite, Angosat-1, which was launched in December and was expected to have a working life of 15 years. The Russian-made Angosat-1 struggled with repeated setbacks immediately after its launch from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan.
The Tunisia Economic City (TEC), jointly owned by Tunisia and Saudi Arabia, has chosen the Locus Chain blockchain as its settlement currency and service platform.
Egypt hosted the 11th Arab Robotics Championship from March 23-26, dubbed one of the most powerful competitions in the Arab world in the field of robotics. The event, hosted in Sharm El Sheikh, was inaugurated by Egypt’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology Yasser ElKady and the Governor of South Sinai Khaled Fouda.