Telecoms

May 09, 2020
Evidence from low- and middle-income countries suggests that digital and mobile communication technology can improve management of diseases. It is also particularly useful in medical emergencies. It has the potential…
May 09, 2020
Vantage Capital, announced that it has fully exited its investment in Vumatel, the largest fibre-to-the-home network provider in South Africa. The company was established in October 2014 by Niel Schoeman…
May 07, 2020
Econet Wireless hiked data prices by up to 225 percent overnight Tuesday – sparking anger from hard-up Zimbabweans. The increase in data costs could not have come at a worse…
Tracking people infected with COVID-19 has become an important weapon in global responses to combatting the virus. Through the use of geo-location, mobile technology offers a simple solution for tracing…
Apr 23, 2020
In reaction to the widespread idea by conspiracy theorists of a connection between the novel coronavirus and 5G networks, Twitter has warned that it would delete “unverified claims” or information…
Many developing economies suffer from a lack of reliable rainfall measurements due to a lack of funds and a shortage of equipment – such as gauges and radars. Even if…
Apr 10, 2020
The lockdown that countries all over the world are currently experiencing is putting a renewed focus on personal hygiene. But despite people being advised to wash their hands often, how…
Mar 25, 2020
No, your eyesight hasn't suddenly deteriorated.  Starting today, YouTube began shifting the default play settings on all its videos to standard definition. The decision, confirmed to Mashable over email, is…
Mar 20, 2020
The United States on Mar 10 granted Chinese telecom giant Huawei another 45 days to continue doing business with American companies. The new provisional license expires on May 15. Prior…
Mar 14, 2020
Apple will shut all of its retail stores outside of China for two weeks to help control the spread of the coronavirus. Chief executive Tim Cook announced the move in…
Mar 05, 2020
In the recent State of the Nation address President Cyril Ramaphosa hailed the South African Competition Commission’s ruling to dramatically reduce data prices as an important step to improve lives,…
Mar 04, 2020
MTN Nigeria Communications Plc has introduced, “MTN Topit” for virtual top-up services in a bid to get rid of paper vouchers. The Chief Sales and Distribution Officer, Mr Adekunle Adebiyi,…
Feb 26, 2020
French telecoms companies Bouygues Telecom, Free Mobile, Orange and SFR are bidding for France’s new 5G telecoms spectrum, the regulator, Arcep, said on Wednesday. “All four candidates have stipulated their…
Feb 24, 2020
Google on Friday evening published a support article meant to clarify the ongoing situation with Huawei. Last year, the United States government barred companies in the US from working with the…
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