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In December 2021, Orange signed an EaaS (Energy as a Service) contract with Engie, a multinational utility company to convert the (Groupement Orange Services) GOS to solar power by installing a solar plant on rooftops and solar carports, for a total installed capacity of 355 kWp, to reduce its environmental footprint, minimize the share of commercial electricity from non-renewable sources and avoid using fuel generators (fossil energy that emits CO2). The commissioning is scheduled for the second half of 2022.

Read more: Orange data center GOS to convert into solar power plant

MTN Zambia, together with Huawei, launched the country's first 5G network, making the operator Zambia's first 5G service provider, thus paving the way for the new ear of mobile network in the country. This step promises significant technological improvements that will enhance faster connectivity speed, ultra – low latency and greater bandwidth.

Read more: MTN Zambia partners with Huawei to launch the country’s first 5G network

Sofrecom and Camusat will combine their skills to support TowerCos to create and update their processes and procedures, design, build and operate their portfolio of cell towers and to manage their different sites. 

Read more: Sofrecom and Camusat announce a partnership to support the Tower Companies based on their unique...

At Huawei UBBF 2021, Dubai, Ricardo Varzielas, CFO of MTN GlobalConnect, shares how to enhance connectivity among data centers, to ensure networks are ready to deliver the customer experience that 5G promises and promote the digital economy in Africa.

Read more: MTN GlobalConnect's Ricardo Varzielas: Accelerate innovation for long-term sustainable growth

The governance of Orange Business Services will change as of January 17, 2022 with the departure of CEO Helmut Reisinger. At this time, Aliette Mousnier-Lompré, EVP of operations and customer service, will take over on an interim basis until a new CEO is appointed.

Read more: Orange Business Services CEO quits after 14 years of service

Vodacom has announced plans to inject billions to boost its South African network in the current financial year. During the release of the group's financial results for the six months ended September, chief executive Shameel Joosub said the capex injection was on top of the R47 bn the company had spent over the past five years in the domestic market.

Read more: Vodacom invests billions in boosting network infrastructure

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