Brazil may be about to join the rush to standardise smartphone chargers. The National Telecommunications Agency (Anatel), the Brazilian telecom regulator, has proposed making USB-C chargers mandatory for all smartphones sold in the country.
A remarkable concept that could support power-hungry data centres and reduce power-wasting and environmentally dangerous gas flaring looks like gaining some traction in the Middle East after two recently announced investment deals.
There’s been positive news on the sustainability front from operator MTN in Cameroon, which has announced a renewable energy initiative.
Rwandan firms HUI and Annos have signed agreements with off-grid energy equipment vendor Vanu.
Massamba Thioye from UNFCCC Global Innovation Hub, gave a speech calling for embracing a green deal for sustainable development at Huawei’s Day0 Forum.