Omantel has partnered with data center operator Wingu Group to establish a point of presence (PoP) in Djibouti. The company is thus beginning its expansion into the African market. Omantel will be able to forge new wholesale partnerships with telecom operators and hyperscalers, improve the use of connectivity between Oman and Africa, facilitate better business models and provide better support to customers with connectivity requests to and from Africa.

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State electricity utility Eskom is implementing the worst rolling blackouts on record, leaving households in the dark for up to 10 hours a day. The telecom industry is having to ramp up diesel generators to power its vast towers, roll out additional backup batteries and increase security at these sites to protect them from vandalism and theft, additional costs that are putting pressure on their margins.

Read more: Power Outages Force MTN to Lower South Africa Margin Target

MTN GlobalConnect and BICS announced the renewal of their partnership to collaborate in international mobility and connectivity for Africa. This partnership will see the complementary strengths of both companies come together to accelerate the growth of mobile and digital services in Africa.

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Zambia has been working hard to achieve its ambitious aim of becoming the most advanced digital hub in Southern Africa, as it will offer a possibility to work collectively towards vital connectivity initiatives that will drive the expanding digital economy in Zambia.

Read more: Zambia Strives for Ambitious Aim Through Hard Work

Clickatell, the chat commerce and business messaging leader, has launched its Chat 2 Pay feature for South Africa's largest integrated communications company, Telkom. Telkom’s millions of customers can now make payments in WhatsApp, the country’s largest chat channel.

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During the signing of a cooperation protocol between the Arab Organization for Industrialization and Etisalat Egypt by e&, the Chairman of the Arab Organization for Industrialization, Major General Engineer Mokhtar Abdel Latif, emphasized the significance of carrying out President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi's directives to foster productive collaboration between state institutions and utilize Egypt's manufacturing capabilities to promote and increase local production rates, localize technology, achieve industrial integration, boost production capacities and reduce imports while increasing the value added to national products with the "Made in Egypt" slogan.

Read more: ‘Made in Egypt’: Etisalat Egypt by e& Partners With AOI To Create Mobile Towers

Ookla, a global leader in mobile and broadband network intelligence, testing applications and technology, presented Telecom Egypt with the Speedtest Awards for “Fastest Fixed Network and Best Mobile Video Experience” in Egypt, among several awards given by Ookla. Egypt also provides the Fastest Fixed Network Speeds of any country in Africa. Telecom Egypt has played a pivotal role in driving growth within the local ICT market, capitalizing on its vast infrastructure, one of the largest in the region.

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Telecom Egypt (TE), a leading network operator in Egypt announced that it is working with IBM to adopt intelligent automation technologies to implement an umbrella solution for all its operations support systems (OSS) on mobile, fixed and core networks.

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