Telecoms

Dec 22, 2017
Benin’s telecommunications regulator has withdrawn the operating licence of Nigerian mobile telecoms company Globacom’s local unit in a dispute over new terms, according to a document seen this week. The…
Dec 18, 2017
Creative Media Works, operating as BBM Messenger, has partnered with Uber, the world's largest on-demand ride-sharing company, to launch the Uber ride-on-demand service within BBM Messenger. Users around the world…
Dec 15, 2017
Junk status. Downgrades. Inflation. Recession. Fuel price hikes. These are terms South Africans are exposed to on a daily basis. The reality is that there's a great deal of uncertainty…
Dec 05, 2017
Facebook on Monday unveiled a version of its Messenger application for children, aimed at enabling kids under 12 to connect with others under parental supervision. Messenger Kids is being rolled…
Nov 29, 2017
A Burgundy Red Samsung Galaxy S8 first appeared in a video teaser and then industry sources confirmed its arrival date. Samsung officially launched the new color option in South Korea,…
Nov 20, 2017
New research indicates that criminals are increasingly exploiting the growth of ‘fake news’ for commercial gain. The growth of so-called fake news has traditionally been associated with the political sphere…
Nov 11, 2017
A U.S. citizen accused of attempting to subvert President Robert Mugabe’s government was released from Zimbabwe’s maximum security jail on Friday, a day after the High Court ordered her to…
Nov 10, 2017
Ericsson has successfully completed a live deployment of Business Support Systems (BSS) with MTN Cote D'Ivoire. The deployment includes Ericsson Charging System, Ericsson Dynamic Activation and Ericsson Multi Mediation. The…
Nov 08, 2017
A Qatari investor is selling a 5 percent stake in top Indian telecoms carrier Bharti Airtel on Wednesday for about 95 billion rupees ($1.46 billion), adding to the sanctions-hit Gulf…
Nov 07, 2017
Recent revelations about how Russian agents inserted ads on Facebook, in an attempt to influence the 2016 election, present a troubling question: Is Facebook bad for democracy? As a scholar…
Nov 06, 2017
African countries have worked hard to improve children’s access to basic education, but there’s still significant work to be done. Today, 32,6 million children of primary-school age and 25,7 million…
Nov 04, 2017
Zimbabwean police arrested a US citizen on Friday for allegedly tweeting that President Robert Mugabe is a "goblin whose wife and step-son bought a Rolls-Royce," lawyers said. Zimbabwe Lawyers for…
Nov 02, 2017
Facebook on Wednesday reported profits leapt 79 percent on booming revenue from online ads in the third quarter, topping investor forecasts and buoying shares already at record highs. The leading…
Oct 30, 2017
We're usually forced to live with our mistakes in this world, but WhatsApp is now giving us a way to erase our little embarrassments. Starting now (at least for some…

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