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 »

Niger – Telecoms group Orange eyes restructuring, possible partner for Niger business

2019/03/06 – French telecoms group Orange said on Wednesday it was considering all options for its Niger business, which has been hit by difficult market conditions, including finding a partner for the division.

Niger’s government ordered Orange to shut its offices in the country in November because of a tax dispute. They reopened in January.

In a statement on Wednesday, Orange said a Niger court had appointed an expert to examine its situation and support its negotiations with creditors.

Niger authorities were not immediately available for comment. Niger is one of the world’s poorest countries, with a population of 20 million, and as such is a small market for Orange.

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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 »

Burkina Faso – La France prête main-forte à la Brigade spéciale d’investigation antiterroriste

2019/15/02 – Le ministre burkinabè de la Justice, Garde des sceaux, Bessolé René Bagoro et l’ambassadeur de France au Burkina Faso, Xavier Lapeyre de Cabanes, ont échangé jeudi des points de vue sur l’aide qu’apporte la France à la Brigade spéciale d’investigation antiterroriste du Burkina Faso, a-t-on appris d’une source officielle. Continuer à lire … « Burkina Faso – La France prête main-forte à la Brigade spéciale d’investigation antiterroriste »

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 »

Pour une doctrine africaine commune de sécurité numérique

2019/04/02 – La structure de sécurité des Etats africains est marquée par les tentatives incessantes des anciennes puissances coloniales de conserver une emprise sur leur ancien pré-carré. Pour Guy Gweth, président du CAVIE, la coopération dans le cyberespace participe de cette dynamique qui retarde l’émergence d’une doctrine africaine commune de sécurité numérique. D’où l’urgence d’agir. Continuer à lire … « Pour une doctrine africaine commune de sécurité numérique »