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New smart feature phone closes Tanzania digital divide

Vodacom

from MTHULISI SIBANDA in Cape Town CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – THE launch of a new smart feature phone in Tanzania is anticipated to bridge the digital divide in the East African country. KaiOs Technologies, Vodacom, Azumi and Media Tek have launched the gadget known as the Smart Katochi. Retailing at TZSh 48 000 (US$20), […]

Huawei sets 40 000 5G stations despite US sanctions

Huawei Vice President: Mohamed Madkour

from MTHULISI SIBANDA in Cape Town CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – HUAWEI, undeterred by the restrictions imposed on it by the United States government, has established some 40 000 fifth-generation cellular network technology (5G) base stations without American components since the sanctions by the administration of President Donald Trump earlier this year. The figure represents […]

FEATURE: Sea life under threat in Mozambique channel

Cow nose rays on a truck in Mozambique. Photo by Ivy Yin

from ARIMANDO DOMINGOS in Maputo, Mozambique MAPUTO, (CAJ News) – A “rapid and catastrophic” fall in marine life off Mozambique has led to warnings from some of Africa’s leading biologists that a number of species could be “lost within a generation”. According to the US-based Marine Megafauna Foundation, sightings of manta rays in the Mozambique […]

COMMODITIES: Prospects bleak for South Africa’s manufacturing sector

South Africa's manufacturing sector show fatigue

by MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE outlook of South Africa’s manufacturing production is subdued owing to the risk of load shedding, uncertain global growth, flat commodity prices and constrained domestic consumer demand. The latest data from Statistics South Africa indicates that annual output came out worse than markets expected in September. Factory output […]

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 […]

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