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Engineering market entrant eyes Africa’s energy, water, telecoms

All infrastructure is ultimately related, as water, energy and telecommunications are essential for growth, says Dr Frank Igboamalu, CEO of the newly established OEG.
kenya power safaricom

Safaricom aims to be Kenya Power’s latest meter installer

Safaricom filed a proposal with Kenya Power to install smart meters to reduce non-revenue electricity and enhance grid monitoring.

Orange deploying solar solutions across Africa and Middle East

Innovative solar solutions are at the forefront of Orange’s initiative to avoid using generators that run on fossil fuels that emit CO2. This is in-line with their goal to reduce the company's carbon footprint to zero by 2040.
solar

Solar-powered cell towers aim to connect 10 million people in DRC

Canadian NuRAN Wireless has entered into a Network as a Service contract with Orange DRC SA to create solar-powered cell phone towers in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
KenGen announces 9% profit increase in year ended 31 December 2020

MIGA issues $26m in guarantees to Escotel Mauritius’ solar investment

MIGA guarantees will support the provision of electricity to telecommunication network sites in Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Is grid modernisation success hidden in data analytics?

Is grid modernisation success hidden in data analytics?

Big data analytics continues to be a top deployment priority for businesses as its use will help them remain competitive while accelerating innovation.
infrastructure

Bond issuance signals strong infrastructure opportunities in Africa

The Private Infrastructure Development Group acted as an anchor investor in a bond issued in London on 8 June 2020 by a subsidiary of Helios Towers.
The Gambia

The Gambia wins World Bank aid to reform the energy sector

The World Bank has approved a $30 million grant to help The Gambia to improve financial viability and service delivery in the energy and telecom sectors.
data centres

Eaton helps bring efficiency to growing data centres

Mines, steel mills and heavy industrial manufacturing operations are generally viewed as the main culprits in conversations around reducing power demand. However, fast-growing volumes of digital data mean computers, electronics and data centres are...
Submarine cable

Submarine cable to deepen telecom infrastructure in West Africa

MainOne has finally landed its submarine cable in Grand Bassam, which is the final leg of the ongoing expansion to reach Senegal and Cote d’Ivoire.

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