Orange picks Ericsson for mobile money in Africa

AFRICA – Orange Middle East and Africa is set to deploy Ericsson’s Mobile Financial Services solutions across fourteen of the countries in its Orange Money footprint. Starting with Senegal, Ericsson’s solutions will be rolled out in phases and once operational will provide a more agile and compliant IT architecture to enhance performance in managing the flow of transactions. In addition, by strengthening Orange’s core mobile money platform, Ericsson will help promote financial inclusion and economic development across the continent. “Stable, secure, reliable and compliant mobile financial services are fundamental to…

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Econet taps into Ericsson’s learning services digital platform

ZIMBABWE – Econet Wireless Zimbabwe (Econet) and Ericsson have announced a partnership to implement Ericsson’s Learning Services Digital Platform for Econet’s employees. Econet will have access to Ericsson’s premium e-learning content service, All Access Plus. The partnership with Ericsson enables Econet to utilize the Learning Services Digital Platform ensuring unlimited and uninterrupted access to Ericsson’s e-Learning content available in the global Ericsson training library.   As a knowledge library, All Access Plus is updated regularly and includes more than 200 interactive training and videos, podcasts, and white papers. This partnership gives…

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5G subscriptions in Sub-Saharan Africa to reach 70 million by 2026 – Ericsson

SSA – Ericsson, a Swedish multinational networking and telecommunications company projects that 5G mobile subscriptions will hit 70 Million in Sub-Sahara Africa by 2026. The forecast, which features in the latest Ericsson Mobility Report, confirms the expectation that 5G will become the fastest adopted mobile generation and is expected to surpass a billion subscriptions two years ahead of the 4G LTE timeline for the same milestone.  The report features breakout statistics from Sub-Saharan African markets where around 15 percent of mobile subscriptions were for 4G at the end of 2020.  Mobile…

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Ethio Telecom and Ericsson join hands to deploy 4G network in South West region of Ethiopia

ETHIOPIA – Telecommunication company Ethio Telecom has partnered with Ericsson to expand its 4G services into the South West region of Ethiopia. According to a press release from the Swedish multinational networking and telecommunications company, the Ethiopian service provider will use Ericsson Radio System products for this deployment of which the core expansion will be carried out in Ethio Telecom’s regional data centres and those in Addis Ababa. “We are excited to collaborate with Ericsson in expanding our 4G/LTE Advanced service. This will bring high-speed internet to the South West…

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Ericsson to build new Automation Hub to improve consumer experience

NIGERIA – Ericsson, a multinational networking and telecommunications company, has announced plans of building a new Automation Hub in Nigeria to support operators for improved consumer experience and expanding the capabilities of its existing facility in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Ericsson Automation Hub is an open innovation platform, inspired by lean startup methodology in which Ericsson team works in close dialog with customers, users and partners to showcase and reach the high potential that network automation allows in configuration, provisioning, assurance and orchestration of network services. This will enable service providers to…

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