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The African Telecommunications Union Launches the 1st Set of ATU Spectrum Recommendations

The African Telecommunications Union, on 22nd April 2021, launched the first set of ATU spectrum recommendations namely; ATU-R Recommendation 001-0 on Spectrum audit; ATU-R Recommendation 002-0 on Spectrum licensing for mobile/broadband systems; ATU-R Recommendation 003-0 on Spectrum evolution for mobile/broadband systems; ATU-R Recommendation 004-0...

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À l’assaut de la montagne : notes prises dans le journal intime de l’aventure novatrice de Mme Bequerelle Mbou – Deuxième finaliste du Concours de l’innovation pour l’Afrique 2020 de l’UAT

À peine les rideaux tombés sur la 1ère édition du Concours de l’innovation pour l’Afrique 2020 de l’UAT, Bequerelle Mbou, 23 ans, troisième de la compétition, avait déjà un autre défi à relever. Peu après le concours, Intel Corporation lui a demandé, ainsi qu’à...

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ATU Fully Sponsors 96 Representatives from the Member States to Undertake a Radio Frequency Spectrum Management Course

Africa has experienced a notable increase in the adoption of technology in the continent. The uptake of mobile and wireless services, broadcasting, and broadband access has been steadily increasing, and radio spectrum is the central resource supporting these developments. It is not an exaggeration...

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African Telecommunications Union and AFRINIC collaborate to enhance efficient and secure internet connectivity in Africa

The African Telecommunications Union (ATU) and the African Network Information Centre (AFRINIC) have today signed an MOU aimed at jointly undertaking research and building the capacity of African Governments and ICT regulators for enhanced broadband development in Africa. The projects to be implemented under...

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Recommendation on Harmonised Approach to Domestic Licensing and Mutual License Recognition of VSATs and Earth Stations in Motion

The ATU Task Group on Emerging Technologies had its second meeting from 24th to 27th November 2020. The meeting was dedicated to furthering the work on four areas namely; 5G/IMT2020, High-altitude Platform Stations (HAPS), Fixed Satellite Service Systems (FSS)/Mobile Satellite Service Systems (MSS) and...

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Enabling of 5G and Other Emerging ICT Technologies in Africa; Discussions and Recommendations

The ATU Task Group on Emerging Technologies had its second meeting from 24th-27th of November 2020. Discussions during this meeting were dedicated to furthering work on four areas that are within the mandate of the group namely;5G/IMT2020; High-altitude platform stations (HAPS); Fixed Satellite Service...

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ATU Work on Spectrum Recommendations to Promote Innovative Wi-Fi/ WiGig Connectivity Solutions in Africa

Bringing connectivity to all requires a mix of technical solutions. Today, majority of Africans are not connected to the Internet and for those that have connectivity, many face various challenges such as poor connectivity and interruptions just to mention a few. Additionally, the COVID-19...

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ATU Commences Work on the Development of a Strategy for the Optimum Acquisition, Retention and Use of Satellite Resources in Africa

ATU Task Group on Satellite Resources had its 1st meeting from 8th to 9th December 2020. The mandate of the group is to draft a study report and strategy for the optimum acquisition, retention and use of satellite resources. The strategy and the guidelines...

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African Telecommunications Union Secretary General’s Message for the 2020 ATU Day Celebrations Under the Theme:”Post COVID 19: Role of Telecoms/ICT in the Resumption of Socio-Economic Activities”.

The African Telecommunications Union (ATU) was established on 7th December 1977. This founding day has been set aside for annual reflection and demonstration on the key role Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) have played and continue to play in the social and economic development...

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Winners Crowned as ATU Ends African-wide Competition to Reward Innovators Targeting Solutions to Fight COVID-19

North Africa’s Mai Nagy emerged as the winner of the ATU Africa Innovation Challenge 2020. The 31-year-old Egyptian national who will be taking home USD 5000 is the creator of a virtual science lab that allows students to conduct science experiments virtually. The innovation,...

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Huawei Pursuing Collaboration for the Growth of ICT in Africa

Undoubtedly, technological advances drove the first three industrial revolutions: steam power, electricity, and, information and communications technologies (ICT). Undeniably also, having gone full circle, technological changes today are reshaping our industries and are leading a new industrial revolution. With around 50% of Huawei’s global...

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GSMA’s Chat with Mobile Operators on Emerging Markets and Consideration of Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) Opportunity

The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting more than 750 operators with almost 400 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The...

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ATU Launches Competition to Support Young African Innovators and Combat COVID-19

24th   August 2020, Press Release For Immediate Release ATU Launches Competition to Support Young African Innovators and Combat COVID-19 The Africa Telecommunication Union(ATU) on Thursday (20th August, 2020) launched the ATU Africa Innovations Challenge 2020; a competition designed to identify and support young African...

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ATU Calls for Harmonised Action by Telecommunications Regulators and Operators in Africa to Combat Coronavirus Pandemic-21 March 2020

African Telecommunications Union calls for harmonised action by telecommunications regulators and operators in Africa to combat Coronavirus Pandemic Saturday, 21 March 2020 – Nairobi Kenya: The African Telecommunications Union (ATU), a specialized agency of the African Union in the field of telecommunications, has put...

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