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Thieves and vandals are at it again, using the cover of darkness wrought by the current bout of load-shedding to target mobile operators’ base stations. Since Eskom started load-shedding, SA’s mobile operators have seen a spike in incidents of theft and vandalism of their infrastructure, leaving communities without connectivity. Over the years, whenever troubled power...

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The Ministry of Innovation and Technology (MINT) of Ethiopia and the Internet Society announced a new collaboration agreement to help advance the digital economy and drive economic transformation. The Digital Ethiopia 2025 Strategy was officially introduced last year by the Ethiopian government with the central goal to leverage digital technologies to bolster socio-economic development. The...

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Only six months to wait, and Ethiopians will be able to experiment with new telecom services at more advantageous prices. The Global Partnership for Ethiopia consortium has completed all administrative procedures that confirm it as a new player in the national telecoms market. The Global Partnership for Ethiopia consortium (made up of Safaricom, Sumitomo, Vodacom, Vodafone...

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Tanzania has initiated feasibility studies to ascertain the possibility of connecting the DRC to its National Information and Communications Technology Broadband Backbone (NICTBB). Tanzania’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology Dr Faustine Ndugulile said the objective was to establish the East African country as a communication hub for the East and Southern African regions. The...

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MTN, Airtel, Globacom and other telecommunication companies lost more than three million subscribers in the month of April 2021, according to a report released yesterday by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC). The industry report showed that subscriber base fell from 192,413,613 in March to 188,705,734 in April. According to NCC, Globacom was the biggest loser...

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In its bid to boost Liberia’s digital financial platform, Lonestar Cell MTN has launched its MTN Mobile Money In-App QR Code. The app, identified as MTN Momo can be easily downloaded from the apps store and can be used to perform whatever financial transactions in both the Liberian and U.S. currencies, much faster and convenience...