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Supreme Court rules on digital signal distribution

Supreme Court rules on digital signal distribution

Kenya’s Supreme Court has set aside a ruling by the Appeal Court on digital TV and ordered the Communication Authority of Kenya (CAK) to reopen licensing of digital signal distribution for 90 days. Read More

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Outgoing Vodacom Congo Managing Director, South African-born Godfrey Motsa, last week went to the Office of DRC Prime Minister Matata Ponyo to say good bye and thanks as his term at the helm of the mobile operator ended this month.»
Tuesday 23 Sep

CAK approves thin SIM technology

KENYA
Communications Authority of Kenya has licensed three Application Service Providers to offer Mobile Virtual Networks Operators services.»
Monday 22 Sep

Uganda installs floods surveillance system in Mt. Elgon

UGANDA
Uganda has installed a Floods Early Warning System to mitigate the floods and landslides which have claimed scores of lives in the Eastern region, particularly in areas bordering Mount Elgon. »
Thursday 18 Sep

SAP innovation transforms how Governments conduct business

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Thursday 18 Sep

ATCON roots for spectrum market

NIGERIA
ATCON has urged the Nigerian Communications Commission to enable the creation of a “spectrum market” where the scarce airwaves could be bought and sold.»
Wednesday 17 Sep

MACRA cautioned as court okays ‘Spy Machine’

MALAWI
Three days after the Supreme Court of Appeal in Blantyre ruled that Malawi Communication Regulatory Authority (MACRA) can roll out the Consolidated ICT Regulatory Management System (CIRMS) which is popularly known as ‘the Spy Machine’, the country's consumer rights body has cautioned the regulator on the use of the equipment.»
Wednesday 17 Sep

BTCL shares to be floated in November

BOTSWANA
The Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL) Initial Public Offering, which has been in the pipeline for some time, has reached an advanced stage, says the government.»
Tuesday 16 Sep

Uganda sets December deadline for digital migration

The long awaited start digital TV migration in Uganda is set for October, with an ambitious deadline of December for completion.»
Tuesday 16 Sep

Fake NIN enrolment agents on prowl, warns NIMC

NIGERIA
Nigeria’s National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) has raised the alarm over reports making the rounds that eligible applicants must pay certain sums of money before they could enroll for the National Identification Number (NIN).»
Tuesday 16 Sep

DRC DTT steering committee presented to media

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
As the DRC government introduces its new National Committee for Migration to DTT to the media, analysts have called for real work on DTT to begin.»
Monday 15 Sep

ICT-enabled census to make a difference in DRC

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
DRC’s first census in 30 years will be supported by ICTs to ensure a fast and faultless process.»
Monday 15 Sep

NCS tasks govt on R&D funding

NIGERIA
The Nigeria Computer Society has urged the Federal Government to increase funding of R&D.»
Monday 15 Sep

Policy Interventions can eliminate operational barriers - Mascom

BOTSWANA
Mascom Marketing and Public Relations Executive Tebogo Lebotse-Sebego says the creation of an enabling legislature and policy interventions can help Botswana overcome its ICT obstacles.»
Friday 12 Sep

Zim moots new taxes on telecoms

ZIMBABWE
Zimbabwe’s Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Hon. PA Chinamasa, has proposed new taxes on airtime, data and handset costs among moves to raise additional revenue.»
Thursday 11 Sep

DRC Police to launch digital call centre

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
In October this year, the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will launch a digital call centre equipped with computers, fast internet and other latest technology tools to enable the police to respond timely and effectively to any kind of distress calls by the people.»
Thursday 11 Sep

Scribes seek freedom in cyberspace

BOTSWANA
Journalists from the Southern African bloc were in Botswana for deliberations on the findings of an earlier survey on “Freedom of Expression in Cyberspace.” »

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