After South Africa And Nigeria, MTN Now Launches 5G In Zambia

By Vaughan O'Grady Pan-African operator MTN has followed 5G launches in South Africa and Nigeria with the news that MTN Zambia has become the first mobile operator in the country to offer 5G services commercially. Not too surprisingly, there was a formal ceremony to celebrate the occasion, with the country’s president and a number of ministers in attendance as well as senior MTN figures. Discussing markets, MTN CEO Ralph Mupita said, possibly with a nod to private network rollouts, that "in Zambia, we see great opportunities across many sectors, and...

WRS-22: Tracking The Latest Broadcasting Trends

By ITU News In the age of streaming content via over-the-top (OTT) platforms, does traditional radio and television broadcasting still matter? The answer is an unequivocal yes – especially during “difficult times and big events,” according to  Head of the Broadcasting Division at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Ilham Ghazi. At the biennial World Radiocommunication Seminar (WRS-22) held at ITU’s Geneva headquarters last month, Ghazi spoke about trends, regulatory aspects, spectrum issues, and broadcasting’s resilience in an increasingly digital world. Many countries relied on their broadcasting services to keep education...

Nokia And du Enable Zero-Touch Access With SDAN

By Oystein Bergmann, Senior Correspondent Scandinavia Nokia has announced it is deploying Software Defined Access Networks (SDAN) for du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), to enable zero-touch network operations. The three-year project is built on the two companies’ long-term relationship that brings world-class technologies to the UAE. As one of the first operators in the Middle East to deploy zero-touch networking, du is accelerating innovation and deployment of new and innovative services on du’s existing fiber broadband network. Using Nokia’s innovative Altiplano cloud platform, the evolution towards a virtualized...

Why Terrestrial TV Broadcasting Is Crucial In Times Of Crisis

When disaster strikes, our first instinct as humans is to get informed. We want to know what’s happening – or about to happen – and understand how we and our loved ones can stay safe and television is critical, write YUKIHIRO NISHIDA, AMIR NAFEZ, PAUL GARDINER, ANDY QUESTED  and RUOTING CHANG. To mark World Television Day, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is paying tribute to the vital role of TV broadcasting in disseminating life-saving information during crisis situations. Wide coverage and reach – about 1.72 billion households worldwide have access...
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