Raytheon to Develop and Deploy Military System for Cyber Threats in North Africa Region

17/07/2019 – Raytheon has been awarded a contract to develop and deploy a mission-critical, advanced Cybersecurity Operations Center and services for a country in the Middle East North Africa region, learned BulgarianMilitary.com, according company statement. Continuer à lire … « Raytheon to Develop and Deploy Military System for Cyber Threats in North Africa Region »

Tchad : inauguration d’une ligne de fibre optique construite par la société chinoise Huawei

13/07/2019 – Le président tchadien Idriss Déby Itno a inauguré samedi dans la capitale N’Djamena, une nouvelle ligne de télécommunications à fibre optique, réalisée par la société chinoise Huawei.Financé par l’Etat tchadien, cette ligne de la fibre optique reliera N’Djaména et Adré, la ville de l’est frontalière avec le Soudan, sur 1 204 kilomètres, et devra réduire la fracture numérique du pays, selon le chef de l’Etat tchadien. Continuer à lire … « Tchad : inauguration d’une ligne de fibre optique construite par la société chinoise Huawei »

Algérie – Télécommunications: appel à la concurrence pour la couverture des zones enclavées

Un appel à la concurrence a été lancé dimanche par Algérie Telecom et l’Autorité de régulation de la Poste et des Télécommunications (ARPT) pour la couverture des zones enclavées ou mal desservies par les réseaux de télécommunications fixes et mobiles et ce, « en application des orientations du président de la République, Abdelaziz Bouteflika », indique un communiqué du ministère de la Poste, des Télécommunications, des technologies et du Numérique. Continuer à lire … « Algérie – Télécommunications: appel à la concurrence pour la couverture des zones enclavées »

A new space agency signals Africa’s focus on harnessing geospatial data

2019/18/02 – After decades of playing catch-up, the African Union (AU) is doubling down on plans to join the global space race.

The AU passed legislation to establish the African Space Agency in 2017  and has just approved Egypt as host country for the headquarters of the new agency. Continuer à lire … « A new space agency signals Africa’s focus on harnessing geospatial data »

Mauritania reopens 4G spectrum sale

2019/13/02 – Mauritania’s Regulatory Authority (Autorite de Regulation, ARE) has relaunched its tender for 4G spectrum after receiving no bids in its original auction. Like the previous sale, which was launched in October 2018, three 4G licences are being offered to the incumbent operators, while a fourth concession, which covers 2G, 3G and 4G technologies, is aimed at a new market entrant. The deadline for applications has been set at 13 March.

Mauritania is currently home to three active cellcos: Mauritel, Chinguitel and Mattel. The incumbents have in the past been subject to fines from the ARE due to problems with their quality of service (QoS) levels. It has been speculated that the failure of the first tender was due to operators protesting at the fines that have been handed down.

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Launch of Saudi satellite enables communications at ultra-fast speed, allows Saudi Arabia to provide high-specification services to MENA, Europe, Africa, Central Asia

2019/06/02 – The words, “High above the clouds”, written by Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, on a Saudi satellite were placed in the orbit with the successful launch of the first Saudi satellite for communications (SGS-1). Continuer à lire … « Launch of Saudi satellite enables communications at ultra-fast speed, allows Saudi Arabia to provide high-specification services to MENA, Europe, Africa, Central Asia »

Algerie Telecom launching consumer satellite broadband in September

2019/01/11 – Algerie Telecom Satellite (ATS), a subsidiary of state-backed incumbent operator Algerie Telecom, has revealed that it will augment its B2B-focused portfolio by launching residential satellite broadband internet services in September this year. As reported by Agence Ecofin, ATS’ CEO Mohamed Anouar Benabdelouahad noted that the user cost for the consumer broadband service will be ‘a little higher than that of ADSL … justified by the cost of equipment’. The service will focus on isolated regions, unserved border areas and other under-served zones, using bandwidth of the Algerian-owned satellite Alcomsat-1. The project supports the government’s aims to reduce the digital divide between rural and urban dwellers.

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