Nokia announced a new partnership with Telecom Egypt to bring 5G technology to Egypt for the first time. The collaboration aims to revolutionize the country's telecom landscape by introducing the transformative power of 5G to cities including Alexandria, Aswan, Cairo, Giza, and Luxor. Nokia will provide its comprehensive AirScale portfolio to deliver an exceptional network experience to Telecom Egypt’s customers including faster data speeds, enhanced performance, and capacity. Deployment will take place later this year.

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Under the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), Nokia will establish an IP Excellence Centre in Egypt, strategically positioning the country as a hub for communications and information technology (IT) services. The agreement was signed during the Egypt-EU Investment Conference in Cairo, witnessed by Prime Minister Dr. Mostafa Madbouly. The MoU involves the Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA), Telecom Egypt, and Nokia, aiming to expand Nokia’s operations in Egypt and enhance its innovation and export capabilities. The signing ceremony was also attended by Dr. Amr Talaat, Minister of Communications and Information Technology.

Read more: ITIDA, Telecom Egypt, and Nokia Collaborate to Enhance Network Automation

Telecom Review is thrilled to announce that nominations for the prestigious Telecom Review Excellence Awards 2024 are now officially open. This annual recognition, a notorious segment of the well-known Telecom Review Leaders’ Summit event, recognizes and honors the outstanding achievements and innovations within the ICT industry.

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At the 2024 Global Symposium for Regulators (GSR-24), diverse stakeholders in the telecommunications and ICT community worldwide were deeply engaged. Insightful discussions were benefited from with members of the International Telecommunication Union Development Sector, National Regulatory Authorities & Associations, United Nations Funds and Programs, ITU-affiliated academic and research institutes, and numerous Regional and International Organizations.

Read more: Engaging Stakeholders and ATU for Technological Innovation Impact

Africa stands poised to harness AI's transformative capabilities to foster inclusive economic growth, drive innovation, and improve the quality of life for its citizens. By strategically addressing infrastructure gaps, investing in human capital, and embracing ethical practices, Africa can chart a path towards a prosperous AI-powered future.

Read more: AI Revolution in Africa: Opportunities and Pathways Forward

According to a new research report from the leading IoT analyst firm, Berg Insight, the number of active fleet management systems deployed in commercial vehicle fleets in South Africa reached an estimated 2.3 million in Q4, 2023.

Read more: South Africa's Installed Fleet Management Systems Will Reach 3.8 Million Units by 2028

In a groundbreaking initiative, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the West Africa Telecommunications Regulators Assembly (WATRA) have announced a joint declaration aimed at bolstering collaboration on ICT infrastructure mapping across West Africa.

Read more: ITU and WATRA's Landmark Partnership to Enhance ICT Infrastructure Mapping in West Africa

In a significant move to address the evolving landscape of ICT and telecommunications, both the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the African Telecommunications Union (ATU) are concentrating their efforts on effectively responding to changes in the industry. Key policy issues in today's digital world were at the forefront of discussions between ATU Secretary General John Omo and Dr. Cosmas Zavazava, Director of the ITU Development Sector (BDT).

Read more: ITU and ATU Discuss ICT Advancements in Africa

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