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Telkom launches COVID-19 track and trace solution
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Telkom has been working with the National Institute for Communicable Diseases and the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research to develop a track and trace solution to identify people who may have contracted COVID-19 in South Africa.
Orange and SES team up on O3b mPower Communications System
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Orange will be the first global telecom operator to integrate satellite-based terabit-scale O3b mPower communications system in its network, to support the growing demand for connectivity in Africa.
Angola Cables Trials Nokia's PSE-3
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Angola Cables is trialing an optical interconnect platform based on Nokia's Photonic Service Engine 3 (PSE-3) chipset as part of its plans to offer a direct data link between Africa and the US, via Brazil.
MTN Nigeria Dodges $2B Tax Demand
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The Attorney General of Nigeria has withdrawn a US$2 billion tax demand against MTN Nigeria and has referred the matter to other authorities.
European Union Pumps €30M into AfricaConnect
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The €30 million contribution from the EU will provide support to three African Regional Research and Education Networks -- UbuntuNet Alliance, WACREN and ASREN.
Orange Builds New African Backbone
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Orange accelerates the development of connectivity in Africa with a new secure international network – comprising terrestrial and subsea links – connecting eight countries in West Africa.
Cell C Provides Financial Updates
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South African mobile operator publishes financial details of its full fiscal year to the end of May 2019 and provides financial details for the quarter that closed at the end of August 2019.
Angola Cables, TM Global Explore New Subsea Route
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Angola Cables and TM Global, the global and wholesale arm of Telekom Malaysia, are exploring the potential of a new subsea route connecting Asia to Latin America via Africa.


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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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