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.
MTN Group announced the appointment of Hermann Tischendorf as their chief technology and information Officer for Digital and Fintech.
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.
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.
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.
MTN Group is set to acquire 5,709 new towers from IHS Towers in South Africa for $412 million, as the operator seeks a shift in its focus into strategic initiatives including around securing spectrum.
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.
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.
MTN and Mafab Communications Limited won the bid for the 5G spectrum auctioned by the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) which was conducted at the Transcorp Hotel in Abuja for the available two slots for the 3.5 GHz spectrum.
Telecom Egypt (TE) shared its Q3 2021 results with the nine-month consolidated revenue reaching EGP 26.4bn, climbing 18% YoY. The growth was mainly driven by higher data revenue, which made up 66% of top-line growth.