The Smart Africa Alliance has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Bayobab and Africa50 to support Project East to West with regulatory and policy engagements. Project East to West aims to link landlocked African countries with an extensive terrestrial fiber optic network.

Read more: Smart Africa Alliance, Bayobab, and Africa50 Join Forces for East-to-West Project

The Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Amr Talaat, has witnessed the signing of an agreement between Telecom Egypt (the first integrated telecom operator in Egypt and one of the largest subsea cable operators) and Raya Information Technology (Raya IT), a subsidiary of Raya Holding for Financial Investments.

Read more: Minister of ICT Witnesses MoU Signing for RDH Phase II Implementation

Telecom Egypt and The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) have today signed an agreement for, and activated, the second ICANN Managed Root Server (IMRS) installation in Africa, hosted in Cairo, Egypt.

Read more: Telecom Egypt and ICANN sign an agreement and activate Africa’s second ICANN Managed Root Server

Eutelsat OneWeb has entered into a multi-year master distribution agreement with NEC XON, marking a strategic move to provide top-tier Low Earth Orbit (LEO) connectivity across Sub-Saharan Africa. This agreement encompasses not only the deployment of Eutelsat OneWeb's LEO satellite-based network but also includes provisions for installation services and extensive training throughout the region.

Read more: Africa Advances with New Agreement for Enhanced LEO Connectivity

There is a lot of enthusiasm surrounding the arrival of 5G mobile connectivity in Africa. Sub-Saharan Africa is projected to have 226 million 5G mobile network subscriptions by 2030, reflecting a 17% adoption rate compared to 0.2% in 2022, according to the report by GSMA. Twenty-seven operators have already launched commercial 5G mobile services in 16 countries within the region.

Read more: Sub-Saharan Africa's 5G Adoption Set for Significant Growth by 2030

In the ever-evolving landscape of the telecommunications industry, adaptability is key. e& stands at the forefront of this transformation, navigating the transition from a traditional telecom entity to a powerful technology enabler. The rapid pace of technological advancement and shifting consumer expectations present a series of complex challenges, impacting various facets of operations.

Read more: Telecom Reshaped: e&'s Journey to Success

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