Communications Africa weekly digest - 29th May - 2nd June

j cadmus Flickr for CAF 307(Image source: j cadmus/Flickr)Here is a brief overview of the week's new on Communications Africa, from 29th May - 2nd June 2017

African photo competition seeks spirit of changing continent 

Agility launches third annual contest to capture images of modernising Africa. Click here to read the full story.  

Internet Society and Commission of the African Union launch internet infrastructure security guidelines for Africa 

The guidelines - the first of their kind in Africa - were developed by a multi-stakeholder group of African and global internet infrastructure security experts, a step towards building a more secure Internet in Africa. Click here to read the full story.   

Burkina Faso chooses Eutelsat for accelerated nationwide roll-out of digital TV 

Société burkinabè de télédiffusion (SBT) has chosen the Eutelsat 3B satellite to transition to Digital Terrestrial Television. Click here to read the full story.  

BT signs digital transformation deal with Bridgestone Europe 

Telecommunications company BT has announced it has entered into a deal with Bridgestone Europe for new network infrastructure and managed cloud services connecting more than 200 sites across 20 countries in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA). Click here to read the full story.  

Speecast: "The future is rural for telecom operators looking to differentiate" 

Advances in VSAT technology, cellular backhaul capabilities and the rise of LEO and MEO satellite constellations present new opportunities for telcos, says Speedcast VP of Global Cellular Services. Click here to read the full story.  

Safaricom launches US$1.93mn telecommunications lab in Kenya 

Safaricom has announced Kenya’s first ever telecommunications R&D lab whose first phase has been put up at a cost of US$1.93mn and replicates Safaricom’s entire networking including the billing platform, application servers such as M-PESA, Safaricom’s cloud, microwave, 2G, 3G and 4G networks in a single room. Click here to read the full story.  

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