Telecoms

Jul 05, 2018
Facebook announced it will notify 800,000 people about a bug that unblocked accounts those users had previously blocked. The bug was active between May 29 and June 5. In a…
Jun 20, 2018
The recent announcement of the Ethiopian government to sell share of the state monopoly Ethio Telecom includes liberalization of the sector, says Prime Minister of Ethiopia. “We are not moving…
Jun 16, 2018
Google has announced that it will open an artificial intelligence (AI) research center in Africa, its first on the continent.   The Silicon Valley giant said that the new research…
Jun 08, 2018
Philippine police arrested an entire call centre it says was run by Israeli citizens involved in running a stock market scam – including on South Africans.   One of the…
Jun 08, 2018
With over 85 percent of consumers taking to online search engines to find the service they’re looking for, just having a website is no longer enough. With more leads than…
Jun 06, 2018
The Middle East and Africa (MEA) personal computing devices (PCD) market, which is made up of desktops, notebooks, workstations, and tablets, declined 5.3% year on year in Q1 2018, according…
May 31, 2018
MTN’s Ghana business is seeking to raise 3.47 billion cedis ($743 million) in a 35 percent initial public offering. In what is expected to be the West African country’s largest…
May 17, 2018
Uganda communications regulator and telecom companies are in discussions to decide the fate of airtime scratch cards ahead of their impending ban, which comes into effect on June 30. The…
May 07, 2018
African businesses need to take more decisive steps to prioritise data protection and enhance enterprise security in order to mitigate the high cost of cyberattacks. Ken Munyi, Country Manager at…
Apr 13, 2018
Technology giant Google has release a lighter version of its search app that uses less data and memory space on mobile phones. The new Google Go will allow users to…
Apr 08, 2018
Facebook has been in the news recently after UK company Cambridge Analytica harvested the data of millions of their users by way of a questionnaire app. When this was discovered…
Apr 06, 2018
The bitter truth buried in recent headlines about how the political consulting company – Cambridge Analytica – used social media and messaging, primarily Facebook and WhatsApp, to try to sway…
Mar 30, 2018
Here we go again: another Facebook controversy, yet again violating our sense of privacy by letting others harvest our personal information. This flareup is a big one to be sure,…
Mar 23, 2018
After revelations that political consulting firm Cambridge Analytica allegedly appropriated Facebook user data to advise Donald Trump’s 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, many are calling for greater regulation of social media…

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