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Expand Your Mobile Coverage Even Further
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This white paper explores how space-based communications has become essential for economically and efficiently overcoming these connectivity challenges and provides recommendations for how mobile operators can bring more people online to grow their businesses today and in the future.
White Paper: 5G shaping the always on networks of tomorrow
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5G is poised to deliver on all the exciting promises of our connected world. It means 10 Gbps throughput. Denser networks. Super-low latency. Unlimited potential. Never before has the future felt this close.
White Paper: Powering the future of small cells and beyond
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Mobile data traffic has grown 4,000-fold since 2007 and will continue growing at a rate of 53 percent annually through 20201. 1,000x the bandwidth, new business models, new applications (connected cars, IoT, etc.). It’s a brand new world! What’s required? More spectrum, the Internet of Things, and many more cell sites.
White Paper: 4G and 5G Capacity solutions - comparative study
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This paper evaluates the degree to which these various techniques increase capacity and their application to various network scenarios. To provide more context, we will consider these techniques in light of specific constraints like cost, ecosystem support, frequency division duplex and time division duplex (FDD/TDD), and channel bandwidth. As our purpose is to evaluate and compare, this paper does not discuss the basic working details of these techniques.


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Four countries take lion's share of Africa's startup funding

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Alphabet grounds Loon Internet project

Balloon-powered Internet company Loon is shutting down, an unexpected announcement after projects in Kenya and Mozambique expected to use the technology in 2021.

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AfricaCom Interview: Onica Makwakwa on closing the digital gender gap

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AfricaCom Interview: Tunde Fafunwa on how the ACIP is fighting COVID-19

Tunde Fafunwa from the UN Economic Commission for Africa explains how the Africa Communication and Information Platform (ACIP) is helping Africa's battle against COVID-19.

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Space in Africa founder, Temidayo Oniosun, shares his views on the challenges and opportunities in the African space and satellite industry.

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SD-WAN and satellite – how MNOs and telcos can enjoy the best of both worlds
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