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eVulpa, a UAE based company, has been appointed to be the exclusive partner for the commercial rights of the West Asia Super League which has been created by FIBA, the International Basketball Federation recently. The West Asia Super League is a new pan-regional league for the top professional clubs in West Asia, Gulf, India and Kazakhstan.

Read more: eVulpa: A recipe for success

The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) confirmed the successful conclusion of the much-anticipated high-demand radio frequency spectrum auction. The auction involved six qualified bidders: Cell C, Liquid Intelligent Technologies, MTN, Rain Networks, Telkom and Vodacom.

Read more: South Africa concludes spectrum auction profitably

Liquid Intelligent Technologies, a business of Cassava Technologies, has acquired a fibre pair on the Equiano subsea cable, Google’s privately funded submarine cable. This will allow the company to transport traffic up to 12 Terabits, bringing a much-needed increase in international connectivity in Western and Southern Africa.

Read more: Tech company acquires fibre pair of Google’s Equiano

The Smart Africa Alliance (SA) has signed an MOU with NADPA/RAPDP (network of African data protection authorities) to provide institutional support and enhance the enforcement capacities of the African national authorities.

Read more: Smart Africa and NADPA partner to advance the enforcement of personal data protection in Africa

Part of the digitalization agenda being pursued to promote voluntary tax compliance, Ghanaian authorities have created an e-commerce and digital services registration portal to collect an 18.5% tax from non-resident companies such as Netflix, Alibaba, Amazon, Google, and online betting platforms, starting 1 April 2022.

Read more: New digital tax imposed in Ghana starting April

The minister of communications and information technology Amr Talaat and minister of tourism and antiquities Khaled El-Enany have held a follow-up meeting to examine the latest developments in the project of raising internet speed in all tourist facilities, nationwide, especially in Sharm El-Sheikh as a first phase. This meeting was held as part of the arrangements for hosting the 27th Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Convention on Climate Change (COP27).

Read more: Egypt continues talks on boosting internet speed in tourist facilities

SES has ordered SES-26 a fully software-defined geostationary (GEO) satellite from Thales Alenia Space, a joint venture between Thales and Leonardo. SES-26 will maintain and expand the wide range of content delivery and connectivity services to broadcasters, media companies, telco operators, internet service providers and governmental organisations across Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia-Pacific. 

Read more: SES orders third satellite from Thales Alenia Space for services across Europe, Africa and Asia

Telesat, one of the world’s largest and most innovative satellite operators, and Liquid Intelligent Technologies, a business of Cassava Technologies, a leading pan-African technology group, announced a strategic cooperation agreement to explore reciprocal go-to-market strategies to bring Telesat Lightspeed Low Earth Orbit (LEO) satellite services to Africa.

Read more: Telesat inks agreement in Africa to bring its Lightspeed LEO satellite services to the continent

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