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India announces home-grown mobile OS

India announces home-grown mobile OS

India seems to have taken the self-sufficiency theme to another level with a home-grown mobile operating system developed at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. It’s called BharOS (Bhar is short for Bharat, or India).
Xl Axiata delivers 4G to 75% of Kalimantan

Xl Axiata delivers 4G to 75% of Kalimantan

XL Axiata hailed its deployment on the island province of Kalimantan in Borneo, where it increased base station presence by 1,100 sites (42% year-on-year), with coverage now reaching 75% of the location.  

Africa Data Centres expands presence in Nairobi

Africa Data Centres, a business of pan-African technology group Cassava Technologies, says it has officially broken ground on an additional data centre facility in Nairobi. The new build will see the existing facility on the adjacent piece of land expanded up to an extra 15MW of IT...
Maxis holds off signing up to Malaysia 5G plan

Maxis holds off signing up for Malaysia 5G plan

Maxis, the last Malaysian operator yet to sign an access agreement with state-owned 5G agency Digital Nasional Berhad (DNB), said it would refrain from seeking shareholder approval to join the scheme until the government completes its review of the 5G strategy implemented by the previous...
Apple faces antitrust investigation in Brazil

Apple faces antitrust investigation in Brazil

Apple is under investigation by Brazilian antitrust watchdog CADE over allegations that it is violating antitrust laws, by demanding app developers stay in its allegedly restrictive system and processes.
Madagascar blames anomalies for 5G delay

Madagascar blames anomalies for 5G delay

Madagascar’s Agency for Regulation of Technology and Communication (Autorite de Regulation des Technologies de Communications, ARTEC), revealed technical challenges are preventing operators from launching 5G services but stated commercial launches are on the horizon.  
Play hails network deployment

Play hails network deployment

Polish operator Play hailed its fixed network build-out in 2022 which resulted in the deployment of 10,500 base stations and over six million FTTH connections.
Ghana approves Vodafone Ghana shares sale to Telecel

Ghana approves Vodafone Ghana shares sale to Telecel

Ghana’s National Communications Authority (NCA) gave Vodafone Group the green light to sell its majority 70% stake in its Ghana unit to Telecom Group, a move that progresses the European operator’s divestment strategy to focus on core markets.
SES and du demo satellite-enabled 5G backhaul

SES and du demo satellite-enabled 5G backhaul

Satellite operator SES and du from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), a leading telecom operator in the United Arab Emirates, say they have successfully demonstrated the first satellite-enabled 5G backhaul in the Middle East utilising SES’s medium earth orbit (MEO)...