A recent press statement by Huge Networks and Connection Telecom has unearthed a secret telecoms war between VoIP providers and big telecoms companies. In the statement, Huge Networks technical director Anthony Engelbrecht said call blocking by South Africa’s biggest network operators is negatively impacting South Africans. Engelbrecht said call blocking means many local telecoms customers...

Governments all over the world have been considering cellphone surveillance to help track and contain the spread of the coronavirus. In Italy, Germany and Austria, Reuters reports, telecoms companies say they are turning over data containing location information to public health officials, though aggregated and anonymized to prevent individuals from being identified. Other media reports...

There’s little reason to think 5G frequencies are any more harmful than other types of electromagnetic radiation, like visible light. EVEN AS CARRIERS around the world race to build 5G networks, some government officials are reaching for the throttle, citing fears that the new generation of wireless technology could pose health risks. Earlier this year the...

Not surprisingly, two-thirds of the stories in this week’s e-letter are Covid-19 related. As with the ebola, the latest health crisis shines a light on the need to connect Africa’s unconnected. Health workers need to know where Covid-19 is spreading to and the economically disadvantaged need to be able to stay in touch with their...

KaiOS Technologies, maker of the leading mobile operating system for smart feature phones, has released the findings of its original research into how Nigerians perceive and use mobile phones and the internet. The results reveal the types of content Nigerians access the most and the factors preventing them from going online more frequently.    For the study, KaiOS...

© Copyright Extensia Ltd