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February – March 2018

News review

  • Quika plans to launch world’s first free satellite internet service
  • Unique ‘power and coverage as a service’ in Rwanda
  • World’s first CloudAIR trial is completed on live network in Egypt
  • Ericsson to deploy next-generation NOC for Safaricom
  • SatADSL connects radios and tourists
  • Connectivity “revolutionised” for mining industry in DRC
  • Orange teams with OpenClassroom and CNED to boost digital skills
  • Marlink tracking service to help protect racers
  • Omantel and DE-CIX partner for global peering
  • Forensic lab to fight digital piracy in Egypt

Wireless business

  • Qualcomm rejection of Broadcom’s proposal leads to bitter dispute.

Wireless solutions

  • World’s first dual-band beamforming base station.


  • VAS - RAHIEL NASIR wonders if there’s life beyond mobile money for MNOs launching VAS as they struggle with flatlining ARPUs.
  • IoT - RF-based components are positioned to be an integral part of the infrastructure of the Internet of Things, as AMPHENOL RF explains.
  • Industry view - MATT HALLIGAN says operators are building out infrastructure based on an incomplete picture of mobile data trends.

World news

  • MTN and Ericsson trial 5G in Africa
  • Viasat launches ‘fastest’ satellite internet service
  • Peruvian villages go online for first time
  • Researchers simulate living conditions of Mars
  • Vodafone introduces 4G mini mobile mast

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