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EQUATORIAL GUINEA: CÁNDIDO MUATETEMA BAITA – THE NEW CEO OF ORTEL

The handover took place on July 4. The Regulatory Agency of Telecommunications of Equatorial Guinea (ORTEL) has a new CEO. As of July 4, Mr. Jose Eko Owono Mango is no longer the ORTEL CEO. Muatetema Baita has replaced him and will take on this new responsibility. Our team is in constant communication with the ORTEL and will inform you on any decisions that will impact the projects already submitted in the country. Contact us for more information: sales@consultit-now.com…

MALAWI: MACRA & MRA WORK TO IMPROVE MANDATE EXECUTION

MACRA & MRA sign a memorandum of understanding to address concerns with the quality of telecom equipment. A memorandum of understanding is a formal document that outlines a negotiation and agreement between parties. On July 17th, The Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA). The goal of the MoU is to assist both parties to achieve their respective mandates, one of which is the type approval…

GUINEA BISSAU: THE APPROVAL OF EQUIPMENT SUSPENDED

    ARN (Autoridade Reguladora Nacional das TIC) stops issuance of approval certificates We have noticed a discontinuation of the issuance of approval certificates in Guinea Bissau. Indeed, this discontinuation seems to be caused by internal reasons specific to ARN (Autoridade Reguladora Nacional das TIC). In fact, this has an impact on the projects submitted. As a reminder, the Agency no longer accepts the submission of such projects. To that purpose, our editorial staff is still working to keep you informed…

TECHNICAL NEWS: 802.11 P TECHNOLOGY

802.11 p is an improved version of the standard IEEE 802.11 WLAN used to install wifi in the sphere of vehicles. This is both an improved communication system in vehicles and optimization of vehicular safety. In addition, it provides good traffic management. Given its performance, it serves as a reference as a basis for the ITS-G5 standard to support the GeoNetworking protocol for vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle to infrastructure communications in Europe. As characteristics, 802.11p technology transmits in the 5.9 GHz…

RWANDA: NEW TYPE APPROVAL DRAFT GUIDELINES FOR PUBLIC CONSULTATION

RURA (Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority) wants to improve regulation Soon changes are announced on regulation in Rwanda. The regulator recently issued a draft in this regard. The document addresses several issues including: The duration of the authorization of electronic communications equipment imported into Rwanda who is 5 years For the application for type  approval, there are two schemes: simplified type approval regime et standard type approval regime Electronic communications equipment that are subject to approval: – Electronic Communications Equipment used…

BURUNDI: WORLD TELECOMMUNICATIONS DAY

Burundi’s telecommunications regulator at the heart of the celebration Every May 17 is celebrated as the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day. On the same day, the regulator, Agence de régulation et de contrôle des télécommunications (ARCT), in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth, Posts and Information Technologies, initiated a fair from May 14 to 17. The meeting was held at the Palais des Arts et de la Culture in the presence of telecommunications companies, institutions and the press on…

GHANA: NCA ENGAGES STAKEHOLDERS IN NORTHEN SECTOR ON DRAFT QoS REGULATIONS

  The National Communications Authority (NCA) is struggling hard for regulation.  After the step in KUMASI, Tamale is now the place for awareness program. The regulator is discussing with the population on draft QoS regulation .This activity aims to take into account consumer recommendations for a better sector. Indeed, the meeting was held on April 23rd with telecommunications companies, institutions and the press. Henry Kanor mentioned that the aim of the regulation is to provide quality services before pointing out that…

CHAD: THE ARCEP IS RAISING AWARENESS AMONG MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT

The members of Parliament were seriously trained on Tuesday, April 29 at the (Palais de la démocracie) Palace of Democracy. Chad is ranked among the countries where ICTs are not fully developed yet. To remedy this situation, the country’s telecommunications regulator, ARCEP (Autorité des Régulations Electroniques et des Postes) in collaboration with the Ministry of ICT, exchanged views with the National Assembly.  Through this action, ARCEP intends to position Chad as a reference nation in the field of ICT.  Indeed,…

GHANA: PUBLIC CONSULTATION WORK ON DRAFT QUALITY OF SERVICE REGULATIONS

National Communications Authority (NCA) held a meeting in KUMASI city, Ghana. In an effort to offer quality regulatory services, the Ghanaian telecommunications regulator organized a working session with telecommunications stakeholders on April 25 about Draft Quality of Service Regulations 2019 .The workshop took place in Kumasi in the presence of telecommunications companies, institutions and the press. The purpose was to gather consumer opinions and comments on the project on the quality of regulation in Ghana. At the opening of the meeting,…

FLASH – GUINEA NEWS: ANNUAL GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE WEST AFRICAN REGULATORS’ CONFERENCE

Regulators exchanged views in Ouagadougou from April 23-26, 2019. The Guinean telecommunications regulator ARPT (Autorité de Regulation des Postes et des Telecommunications) took part in the meeting of African regulators from West Africa. Alongside him are Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia and Sierra Leone. This meeting allowed ARPT to stand out by holding the position of second vice-president of the Executive Committee. As reminder, the meeting ended with the signing of a memorandum of understanding on the mutual sharing of information and…