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Big news! Dutch-based off-grid solar power company ‘Lumos Global’, has secureda $75 million grantfrom the Federal Government of Nigeria. They will leverage the funds to power about one million Nigerian homes by 2025.
Next on the Big 5, world-class network& internet solutions provider, MainOne has announced that itssubmarine cable is liveand ready for service in Cote d’Ivoire. The company plans to provide skills that will scale infrastructure sharing and reduce the cost of broadband services to the region.
There is also news that South Africa’s Competition Commission has givenservice providers in the country an ultimatumto reduce excessive data prices. The providers have two months to reduce the price of face prosecution.
Also, Nigeria has renewed its agreement with the British government todevelop a six-year Broadband development plan. The plan is expected to boost broadband penetration levels between 65% to 66%.
Finally, the Next Einstein Forum (NEF) and the Co-Creation Hub (CcHUB) have called for theSciencepreneur Investor Meetup submission. The competition aims to support African science-driven entrepreneurs and they stand to win up to $25,000. Interested? Click here
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