TowerCo of Africa Tanzania (TOA Tanzania), a leading provider of passive telecom infrastructure, is excited to announce the execution of a $30 million financing agreement with British International Investment (BII), the United Kingdom's development finance institution and impact investor.

Read more: TOA Tanzania Secures $30M to Enhance Telecom Infrastructure and Connectivity

PAIX Data Centres, a leading provider of data center solutions, is pleased to announce a strategic joint venture with the Djibouti Sovereign Fund to construct a state-of-the-art cloud- and carrier-neutral data centre in Djibouti. This landmark project represents a significant milestone in Africa's digital infrastructure development and underscores the commitment of both parties to fostering innovation and growth in the region.

Read more: PAIX Data Centres Partners with Djibouti Sovereign Fund to Build a Neutral Data Center in Djibouti

The Government of Ghana, Ascend Digital, K-NET, Radisys, Nokia, and Tech Mahindra, with Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) AT Ghana and Telecel Ghana, announce their partnership on a new shared infra-Next-Gen InfraCo. (NGIC). This collaboration aims to deliver affordable 5G mobile broadband services across Ghana. The Next-Gen Infrastructure Company (NGIC) has been awarded 5G license and expected to launch 5G services across Ghana within the next six months, followed by expansion to other parts of Africa.

Read more: Global Partnership for Africa's First 4G & 5G Shared Mobile Broadband

The AI mania that’s transforming business, government and society globally is also igniting waves of innovation across Africa, with the shape-shifting tech’s existential prospects powering a cross-continental investment surge at the AI Everything Expo by GITEX AFRICA (www.GITEXAfrica.com) in Morocco.

Read more: AI Everything Expo by GITEX AFRICA 2024 Centers World’s Attention on Continent’s AI Mania

More women in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are now using mobile internet, with a total of 1.5 billion (66%) women connected. In 2023, an additional 120 million women accessed the internet through mobile devices. Mobile internet remains the main way people in LMICs access the internet, making up 84% of broadband connections in 2023. However, there are still 785 million women who are not connected, with around 60% of them living in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Read more: Mobile Internet Use Among Women in LMICs Surges by 120 Million

Global cybersecurity leader Fortinet has announced expanding its collaboration with the Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport (AASTMT), which had started in 2019. Both entities will cooperate with the aim of bridging the cybersecurity skills gap in Egypt and creating a more diverse workforce.

Read more: Fortinet to Bridge Cybersecurity Skills Gap in Egypt

A mesh monitoring network formed by 20 differently configured TCI Model 709 compact spectrum monitoring systems (SMS) will be deployed to strengthen the NTRA’s ability to manage and optimize its telecommunications services. These capabilities will be especially critical as the NTRA has recently licensed Egypt’s first 5G network.

Read more: SPX Communication Technologies Secures Second Contract with Egypt’s National Telecommunications...

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