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Mobile and fibre network operator MTN Ghana is adopting the ‘MTN Home’ banner for an ‘affordable’ residential internet service facilitating live streaming, video-on-demand and home automation applications, reports Ghanaian news portal Myjoyonline. MTN Home packages also reportedly promise ‘cheaper data, video and voice services to families’ with national coverage scope, although details of the technology platform or other specifics...

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Malawi’s telecommunications industry could generate approximately US$13-million in additional revenue annually by connecting two million people who are without access to the internet. This is according to the ICT Market Access Gap Study, conducted by the Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA), which found that in addition to lack of access to broadband, only 44% of locals...

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THE High Court of Zambia Friday ordered President Edgar Lungu to restore internet services to the populace. Lungu, who is trailing opposition candidate Hakainde Hichilema in Thursday’s general election blocked internet services to the people but was immediately challenged by Chapter One Foundation (Ltd). The organisation made an urgent chamber application against Zambia Information, Communication...

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With the counting of ballot papers underway in Zambia after the country’s general election, authorities have followed through on threats to block digital communication channels. Social media platforms Facebook, Twitter and Instagram have been inaccessible since 12 August, along with WhatsApp messaging service. However, some Zambians are still able to communicate through WhatsApp using a...

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A source within Zambia’s Ministry of Communications and Transport has told ITWeb Africa that the government plans to shut the internet down when citizens head to the polls on 12 August during the country’s national elections. The insider, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Zambia’s Information and Communication Technology Authority (ZICTA) has already been notified...

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Civil rights group, the Right2Know Campaign, has expressed deep concern over the internet shutdown in eSwatini amid ongoing political protests, and has called on South Africa’s Department of International Relations and Cooperation to intervene. According to the organisation MTN eSwatini confirmed that the organisation was experiencing “disruption to services as of Tuesday 29 June”. Right2Know...

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Altron Nexus and the Gauteng Department of e-Government have sealed a last-minute deal to avoid a connectivity shutdown at key provincial institutions, which could have crippled service delivery. Altron had vowed to discontinue offering services over non-payment, in a letter to the State Information Technology Agency (SITA). The suspension of services would have crippled the...