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MTN Syria sale held up by legal intervention

MTN Syria sale held up by legal intervention

South African mobile operator MTN is reportedly hoping to do a deal worth US$65 million for its Syrian business. However, Reuters reports that this sale, amounting to 75% of MTN’s Syrian unit, may now be under threat.

Orange Maroc acquires Casablanca-based data centre

Orange Maroc acquires Casablanca-based data centre

Orange Maroc, the Moroccan division of the multinational telecommunications company Orange, has acquired EtixEverywhere Maroc, part of European global data centre developer and operator EtixEverywhere. As part of this acquisition Orange is also to be the owner of a data centre in Casablanca,

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Saudi regulator pushes digital regulation

Saudi regulator pushes digital regulation

Saudi Arabia watchdog the Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) revealed it is on track to becoming a 5G regulator, while unveiling a strategy to leverage multiple facets of communications and technologies to spur the telecoms sector.

Orange makes Africa roaming pledge

Orange makes Africa data and roaming pledge

Orange committed its support to the Smart Africa Alliance’s One Africa Network project pledging new investments in Africa, to upgrade quality of service and data security for customers in the continent.

Looking towards 5G in Africa - ZTE’s Zhao Peng

Looking towards 5G in Africa - ZTE’s Darren Zhao

ZTE has been active in the African market since 1997, with business in this region and the Middle East overseen by the company’s President MEA, Darren Zhao. As the continent gears up for 5G adoption, we spoke to him to discuss ZTE’s past and future in Africa as well as the impact that the

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UAE targets full 5G coverage by 2025

UAE targets full 5G coverage by 2025

The United Arab Emirates’ telecommunications regulator set an ambitious target of 100% 5G coverage in the country by 2025, in a bid to become technology leaders of the network standard in the Middle East.