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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…

NIGERIA: THE REGULATOR IS RAISING AWARENESS OF THE POPULATION

Nigerian Communications Commission has raised awareness among users on the protection of the infrastructures, e-waste and type approval. As part of its commitment to having an adequate telecommunications sector, the regulator recently initiated a tour of discussions in the Kano region. The users of telecommunications equipment have been instructed to discuss environmental issues such as type approval in Nigeria, in particular Quality of service, Electromagnetic Field (EMF) etc.…. At the heart of the discussions, the NCC’s local controller in the…

THE WIFI IEEE 802. 11AD COMPLEMENT TO BOOST THE INTERNET CONNECTION

 The technology that helps propagate the Internet signal What is IEEE 802.11AD technology? What is its function? These are the many questions that users are wondering about. In this edition, we will provide details about this technology and its benefits. As a reminder, in our last monthly publication n° 70 of March 6, 2019, we discussed the 802. 11ax wifi which has been used a lot in recent years in administrations and for which our team has approved several devices.…

CAMEROON: FRATEL IS ORGANIZING ITS 16th SEMINAR

FRATEL is the French-speaking network for telecommunications regulation FRATEL is an apolitical organization whose mission is to work for a better telecommunications sector in French-speaking countries. As part of its activities, it recently held its sixteenth seminar in Douala on last April 2-3. More than 140 participants from several countries discussed the following topic: Methodologies and Tools for Measuring Mobile Service Coverage and Quality. The meeting was opened in the presence of the Minister of Posts and Telecommunications, Minette Libon…

SIERRA LEONE: BILATERAL MEETING BETWEEN NATCOM AND ARPT GUINEA

Bilateral meeting between the Director General of ARPT guinea and NATCOM Sierra Leone The Guinean regulator welcomed his Sierra Leonean counterpart during a survey visit. The purpose of the two bodies was to discuss telecommunications issues affecting both countries.  The meeting took place on March 28 in Guinea. The discussions focused in particular on One Area Network and Cross Boarder Interference and Coordination. At this level, the two authorities are considering finding solutions against interference and ensuring a good connection…

BURUNDI : WORKSHOP ON THE MANAGEMENT OF ELECTRONIC AND ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT WASTE (WEEE )

The ARCT (Agence de Régulation et de Contrôle des Télécommunications) is tackling electronic waste. Given the large flow of electrical and electronic equipment regularly entering the country, the telecommunications regulator hosted a regional workshop on WEEE waste management from March 18-22. The objective of this workshop is to examine the regional strategy for the management of WEEE waste by the Member States of the East African Communications Organization (EACO). Indeed, such meeting is the fourth of the kind that brought…

NIGER: ARCEP IS ORGANIZING A WORKSHOP ON REGULATION IN THE DIGITAL ERA

The Electronic Communications and Postal Regulatory Authority opened a workshop on March 27, 2019 In collaboration with the Ecole Supérieure Multinationale des Télécommunications de Dakar (ESMT), Niger’s telecommunications regulator had an in-depth discussion with operators working in the telecommunications sector about the topic: “Regulation in the digital era”. Through this initiative, the two partners aim to find solutions to the issues affecting the digital sector.  At the opening of the meeting, Ms. Béty Aichatou Habibou Omani, President of the National…

EGYPT : NATIONAL TELECOM REGULATORY AUTHORITY ICT MINISTER AND ITU SECRETARY GENERAL SIGN AGREEMENT TO HOST WRC-19

Egypt is hosting the World Radio-communication Conference soon After the previous edition in Geneva from November 2-27 ,2015, the country of the Pharaohs will host the World Radio-communication Conference next October. Indeed, the Egyptian Minister of ICT Amr Talaat and the Secretary General of ITU (International Telecommunication Union), Houlin Zhao, recently signed the agreement for the upcoming edition, which will be held in Sharm El-Sheikh from October 21to 26 November of this year. The conference is organized every three or…

NIGERIA : WE MUST COLLABORATE TO RID NIGERIA OF ELECTRONIC WASTE – DANBATTA

The Executive Vice Chairman of NCC Calls for e-waste disposal in Nigeria Eliminating electronic waste from Nigeria’s telecommunications sector is the current challenge of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). In a recent statement made by the Executive Vice Chairman of the NCC, Prof. Umar Danbatta invited the operators of the sector to have the type of equipment that comply with the regulations. Prof. Umar Danbatta also called on each stakeholder to take practical actions to stop the proliferation of electronic…