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MTN, Huawei launch C-band 5G trial

On the left is Huawei Carrier Business Vice President for Southern Africa, Dean Yu signing partnership agreement with MTN CTIO Giovanni Chiarelli.

from MTHULISI SIBANDA in Cape Town CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – MTN has taken a giant step in its network evolution plan towards fifth-generation cellular technology (5G) with the launch of a C-band 5G trial with Huawei. C-band, also called ‘golden band’ for 5G spectrum, is a valuable segment of spectrum and comprises of a frequency range of around 3.3 […]

Yellow fever claims over 100 in Nigeria

Mosquito that causes yellow fever

from EMEKA OKONKWO in Abuja, Nigeria ABUJA, (CAJ News) – NIGERIA is battling an outbreak of the yellow fever virus that has killed more than 100 people since August. The northwestern Bauchi State is the most affected with 77 deaths from some 600 cases. At least 24 people have died from 183 confirmed cases in […]

Africa’s female innovator of the year shortlist out

AfricaCom 2019

from MTHULISI SIBANDA in Cape Town CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – THE shortlist for the inaugural Female Innovator of the Year award, an accolade that recognises the contribution made by women in the telecommunications and technology in the industry, has been released. Twelve women are contesting the award. They are Amanda Louw Bester (Founder and […]

South Africa celebrates 28 years of the internet

South African Central Registry

by TINTSWALO BALOYI JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE South African Central Registry (ZACR) is marking the 28th birthday of the internet in the country on Tuesday. It was on November 12, 1991 that the first local internet protocol (IP) connection was made. Three years earlier, Mike Lawrie led the Rhodes University team that established the […]

Re-elected Mauritius president makes economy pledge

Mauritian Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnaut

from HANSLEY NABAB in Port Louis, Mauritius PORT LOUIS, (CAJ News) – AFTER his re-election in a poll accepted by regional observers and some of his rivals, Mauritian Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, has pledged to grow and diversify the island country’s economy. He pledged to address wealth imbalances after the weekend’s victory of the […]

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