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August 5, 2020

SES Selects United Launch Alliance to Launch Two C-Band Satellites to Accelerate C-Band Clearing

SES, the leader in global content connectivity solutions, has selected U.S.-based United Launch Alliance (ULA) to launch two C-band satellites. This launch is part of the company’s accelerated C-band clearing plan to meet the Federal Communications Commission’s objectives to roll out 5G services in the United States. ULA’s Atlas V rocket will launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida in 2022 and carry the two stacked satellites. Earlier this year, SES contracted with American companies Northrop Grumman and the Boeing Company......

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August 5, 2020

SES Selects SpaceX for Launch of New C-Band Satellites

SES, the leader in global content connectivity solutions, announced today that American launch provider SpaceX will provide launch capability for up to 3 of its C-band satellites over two launches as part of the"...

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July 27, 2020

Uganda opens MTN share sale to East African investors

Uganda has opened a window for East Africans to buy shares in MTN Uganda when the telecom operator sells its 20 percent equity stake on the local bourse.

The government is forcing all its telecom operators, including"...

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July 22, 2020

Nexign Expands International Presence with New Office in Latin America

Nexign (part of ICS Holding), a leading Business Support System (BSS) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions provider for telecommunications service providers, today announced that it expands its international presence to Latin America by opening a new office in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. This initiative will enable Nexign to strengthen its positions in emerging markets by offering LATAM customers solutions to drive digital transformation efforts. According to the GSMA report, the data traffic in LATAM will grow more than sixfold by 2024. Also, GSMA expects the mobile penetration rate to reach 73% by 2025. Nexign aims to use its 28 years......

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July 8, 2020

SES Delivers Video Services for BBC Studios

BBC Studios (BBCS) and its subsidiary UKTV have selected SES to manage the playout and distribution of over 50 linear channels, and their associated video on demand (VOD) services, SES announced today.

SES will"...

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July 1, 2020

CommScope and STC deploy 30-port antennas

RIYADH — CommScope and Saudi Telecom Company (STC) announced they are deploying 30-port antennas, enabling the operator to bring innovation toward 5G across the Middle East and North Africa.

To keep pace with the demands of the modern society and expand into new markets,"...

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March 12, 2020

MTN Nigeria Invests N4.55trn in Fixed Assets

For a period spanning 19 years since the first commercial rollout of its telecoms services in Nigeria in 2001, MTN Nigeria has invested as much as N4.55 trillion ($14.67 billion) in fixed assets and facilities across Nigeria till date.
The telco disclosed this in a statement.

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March 12, 2020

Mobile Subscription Hits 185.74 Million

Mobile voice subscription across networks moved up slightly from 184.7 million in December 2019, to 185.74 million in January 2020, according to statistics released recently by the telecoms industry regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).

The"...

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March 2, 2020

Telecom Operators Collaborate to Build the Telco Edge Cloud Platform with GSMA Support

Leading operators; China Unicom, Deutsche Telekom, EE, KDDI, Orange, Singtel, SK Telecom, Telefonica and TIM have joined forces, with the support of the GSMA, to develop an interoperable platform to make edge compute capabilities widely and easily available.

The"...

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March 1, 2020

GSMA: ICT Industry Agrees Landmark Science-based Pathway to Reach Net Zero Emissions

The ICT industry is today taking an unprecedented step forward in tackling climate change with the release of the first-ever science-based pathway to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions across the telecoms sector. This supports the GSMA’s commitment to helping the mobile industry"...

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