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S.Africa Mobile Giant MTN Exits Middle East To Focus On Africa Due To COVID-19  Impact

S.Africa Mobile Giant MTN Exits Middle East To Focus On Africa Due To COVID-19 Impact

Business, FEATURED
By Our Reporter Africa's largest mobile operator, and South African telecom giant MTN, announced Thursday it would pull out of the Middle East in the medium term, to concentrate on its pan-African strategy resolving to simplify its portfolio and exit its Middle Eastern assets in an orderly fashion. The group will scrap its interim dividend under a blueprint to navigate the coronavirus pandemic - which posed an unprecedented socio and macroeconomic challenge rendering trading conditions difficult. MTN CEO, Rob Shuter, mentioned strong results during the COVID-19 period in his statement, singling out great performances in Nigeria, Ghana and home base South Africa. The company which was founded in 1994, lists operations in Sudan, Syria, Yemen and - as well as Iran and Afghanista...
Building The 5G Future On An LTE Foundation

Building The 5G Future On An LTE Foundation

FEATURED, TECH
By Keefa Nuwahereza The latest report from GSA shows, by the end of May 2020, 386 operators globally had announced they were investing in 5G, among which 81 operators in 42 countries/territories  launched 5G commercial services, including the most recent MTN 5G launch in South Africa. 5G, the fifth generation of mobile networks, will enable enhanced mobile broadband, mission-critical communications, and massive Internet of Things (IoT) communications between equipment. However, today the immediate need is for online, digital communications, which can easily be provided by 4G or LTE networks. The good news is that LTE is also the foundation for the revolutionary move to 5G. Narrowing the digital divide and empowering more of the world’s people with online connectivity ...