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Little Falls, New Jersey, April  10, 2019 – Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ: CRNT), the #1 wireless backhaul specialist, today announced that it was selected by MUNI S.A, a mobile operator in Equatorial Guinea, to modernize and expand its network to deliver 4G services covering the country’s mainland and its island capital.

In 2018 Vodacom renewed its commitment to bring innovative technologies, which allowed the launch of the 4G Network after obtaining the Unified Telecommunications License. It was within this context that in the same year, Vodacom formally announced that after going through a testing phase it became the first Operator to launch the 4G service in Mozambique.

MTN South Africa and Ericsson have announced South Africa's first 5G customer trial, deployment with a fixed wireless access site at technology company Netstar’s headquarters in Midrand.

Liquid Telecom has completed the acquisition of the remaining 50 per cent stake in its Zambian subsidiary, CEC Liquid Telecom, from Copperbelt Energy Corporation PLC.

SOWETO – 07 SEPTEMBER 2018 – Comsol Networks, a leading provider of enterprise-grade wireless infrastructure, and Samsung South Africa have lit up Vilakazi Street in Soweto with a live 5G pilot network.

Comsol has access to the largest tranche of contiguous 28GHz in South Africa, making it the local front-runner for 5G services.

Following the auction which was carried out on 8th June 2018, TCRA hereby announces the successful conclusion of the auction of 2 x 20 MHz of spectrum in the 700 MHz frequency range.

All spectrum available were assigned, and the results of the Auction are as follows:

Industry partners, MTN South Africa and Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC), have validated the technological prowess of fifth generation (5G) wireless technology in the first demonstration of its kind in Africa – a live feed from a car on a skid pan at the Gerotek testing facility in Pretoria, mounting terminals in a vehicle on a live 5G network trial, using 100 MHz of spectrum in the 28 GHz band, the audi

[Durban, South Africa, May 23, 2018] In a global first, MTN SA have successfully commercially deployed Huawei’s CloudAIR 2.0 solution to share spectrum between 2G, 3G, 4G and NB-IoT radio technologies in the 900 MHz band.

SEOUL, South Korea (May 14, 2018) – KT Corp.(KRX: 030200, NYSE: KT) has completed the construction of Rwanda’s nationwide LTE network, the first in Africa by Korea’s top mobile carrier, as part of its efforts to boost global exports in the field of information and communications technology (ICT).

Lusaka – Vodafone Zambia is set to launch 4G voice services (Voice over LTE – VoLTE) commercially within the next three months under a newly acquired license from the Zambia Information and Communication Technology Authority (ZICTA).

Juba, March 20, 2018 (SSNA) — South Sudan communication authority has suspended operations of Vivacell, citing noncompliance with regulations. The regulator said it acts on the directives of the ministry of information and other relevant bodies.

LUSAKA, March 19 (Reuters) - Zambia has selected a unit of Dutch company Unitel International Holdings as the country’s fourth mobile phone service provider, the communications regulator said on Monday.

The Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZICTA) said in a statement that Unitel had pledged to invest $350 million-plus and create more than 450 direct jobs.

Espoo, Finland - Nokia and Orange Middle East & Africa are rolling out a Nokia single radio access network and network management technology across seven African countries in a three-year modernization project to prepare for the launch of 4G services. To facilitate the deployment Nokia has set up a dedicated West and Central Africa Support Center for Orange.

The process of digitalisation of Cuban society had a very significant moment in 2017. By 2018, one of the fundamental challenges of the Empresa de Telecomunicaciones de Cuba, ETECSA, already announced, is the implementation of a mobile data service for Cubans to have Internet in mobile phones. 

COTONOU, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Benin’s telecommunications regulator has withdrawn the operating licence of Nigerian mobile telecoms company Globacom’s local unit in a dispute over new terms, according to a document seen on Tuesday.

MTN, Africa's biggest telecommunications company, gained more than 3 per cent on the JSE on Friday, despite the government of Benin expelling MTN Benin chief executive Stephen Blewett.

JOHANNESBURG - Nokia and Vodacom have signed an MoU under which the companies will trial Nokia 5G technology to accelerate the launch of the new technology and enable Vodacom to drive digitalization for the benefit of businesses and individuals in South Africa.

Vodacom’s first commercially available Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) network is now operational in Gauteng. Vodacom is the first South African and one of the first African mobile network operators to announce the commercial availability of its NB-IoT network.

This decision by the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications (MINPOSTEL) is motivated by the fact that Northwave Sarl has renounced its status as licensed telecommunications operator by surrendering its entire capital to Afrimax.

Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM) has officially launched a 4.5G network, which the company claims is the first of its kind in the country.

The 4.5G network is expected to improve data service provision, including media streaming and messaging services.

Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) has been selected by VIVA Dominicana to deploy Ericsson Revenue Management products, as part of a five-year, full end-to-end network modernization project with the operator. The solution includes Ericsson Charging System 16, Ericsson Multi Mediation, and all systems integration services and consultant services.

Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and C&W Communications (C&W), have successfully completed a Gigabit LTE trial in Antigua and Barbuda and started testing a pre-5G network, under C&W’s residential brand Flow. C&W is part of the Liberty Global group, one of the world’s largest broadband and internet service providers.

SANTO DOMINGO. The telecommunications company Claro announced a new technological stage with the first 4.5G mobile network in the country.

“This pre-5G trial in the Caribbean, is a significant step towards the evolution of C&W’s mobile networks across the region to 5G, and providing Gigabit speeds to our customers in Antigua”

John Reid, CEO of C&W Communications (C&W) at the 33rd Canto annual conference in the Dominican Republic on Monday July 17, 2017

At the 33rd CANTO Annual Conference & Trade Exhibition, John Reid, CEO of C&W Communications (C&W), announced that C&W has completed a groundbreaking pre-5G (fifth generation wireless broadband technology) trial in Antigua. Once installed, Antigua will be the first country in the region with the most advanced pre-5G network, delivering download peak speeds of up to 800 Mbps.

Vodafone Group Plc (“Vodafone Group”) announces today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Vodafone International Holdings B.V. (“Vodafone”), has agreed to transfer part of its indirect shareholding in Safaricom Limited (“Safaricom”) to Vodacom Group Limited (“Vodacom”), its sub-Saharan African subsidiary.

Luxembourg, 3 March, 2017 –Millicom International Cellular S.A. ("Millicom") and Bharti Airtel Limited (“Airtel”), today announced that they have, through their respective subsidiaries, entered into an agreement for Tigo Ghana Limited and Airtel Ghana Limited to combine their operations in Ghana.

The launch marks the first phase of the company’s investment in its LTE infrastructure and will include the expansion of Digicel’s network with 14 new sites.

Comsol's open architecture, open platform Low Power Wide Area National network deployment, Comsol IoT, has been launched. Backed by a global alliance and driven by international giants such as Cisco and IBM, the latest generation IoT network offers low cost, long range, low power IoT connectivity, capable of supporting geolocation.

Early tests are showing speeds of more than 40 Mbps, with the full commercial launch scheduled for November, where speeds will be even greater in certain areas of the Islands.

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