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International Conference on the Internet on in Gaborone

International Conference on the Internet on in Gaborone

The University of Botswana is hosting the First International Conference on the Internet, Cyber Security and Information Systems in Gaborone to the 20th May 2016 at The Gaborone International Convention Center (GICC).  Read More

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Thursday 12 May

NCA to review the impact of OTT services on Ghana’s Telecom Industry

GHANA
The National Communication Authority (NCA) has said in a statement that it will review the OTT services situation and will in due course take decisions for an enabling regulatory environment that will benefit all stakeholders. »
Monday 9 May

Mobile spam: NCC reads riot act to telcos

NIGERIA
Worried by a flurry of complaints, the Nigerian Communications Commission has warned mobile network operators to take decisive action to curb unsolicited text messages and calls to customers.»
Sunday 1 May

Criticism over Remita borne out of ignorance, says SystemSpecs

NIGERIA
The CEO of SystemSpecs, the company behind the revenue-saving Nigerian Single Treasury Account (TSA) system, speaks to Biztechafrica.»
Thursday 28 Apr

ALTON, WASPAN kick against NCC’s VAS regulatory framework

NIGERIA
The Association of Licenced Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON) and Wireless Application Service Providers of Nigeria (WASPAN) have opposed the NCC's regulatory framework for the Value Added Services subsector.»
Saturday 23 Apr

NCC chief urges Fed Govt to relax forex policy

NIGERIA
The Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Prof Umar Garba Danbatta, has urged the Federal Government to consider relaxing its forex policy for telecommunications companies.»
Thursday 21 Apr

Nigeria loses N127bn to cyber thieves

NIGERIA
Between 2013 and 2014, the activities of criminals who chose the cyber space as their platform of operation has cost Nigeria a whopping N127billion.»
Thursday 21 Apr

No deal with MTN on fine, says ComTech minister

NIGERIA
Nigeria’s Communications Technology Minister says no concrete deal has been sealed in respect of the fine imposed on MTN.»
Wednesday 20 Apr

CA rejects misleading reports on Essar sale

KENYA
The Chairman of the Communications Authority of Kenya board of directors, Ngene Gituku, has refuted allegations of impropriety and unethical conduct around the sale of Essar Telecom Kenya Ltd.»
Wednesday 20 Apr

Smart Africa seeks One Africa Network

RWANDA
ICT Ministers and telecoms regulatory bodies meeting in Kigali have resolved to implement the new One Africa regional telecommunications framework initiative this year.»
Tuesday 19 Apr

Kenyan mobile operators fail on QoS targets

KENYA
The Communications Authority of Kenya says Kenya’s mobile operators have failed to meet Quality of Service standards for the third year running.»
Thursday 14 Apr

Glo Ghana sanctioned for call setup time delays

GHANA
The Ghana NCA says it has sanctioned Ghana’s sixth network operator, Glo, for failing in its Call Setup Time obligation within the Greater Accra region.»
Tuesday 12 Apr

Facebook post costs Kenyan $50000

KENYA
A social media user in Kenya has been fined Kshs 5million for allegedly defaming a member of parliament on social media; in a ruling that will set a precedent on any future internet cases in Kenya.»
Tuesday 12 Apr

BTCL lists on local bourse

BOTSWANA
A journey that began close to a decade ago has culminated in the first successful privatisation of a Botswana state entity – BTCL.»
Monday 11 Apr

Huawei appointed lead ICT consultant for Uganda

UGANDA
Huawei has been appointed as a lead ICT consultant in Uganda, and has named ten Ugandans to benefit from its Seeds for the Future development programme.»
Sunday 10 Apr

GSMA, others reject Nigerian electronic tax bill

NIGERIA
The GSMA, ALTON, ATCON and NATCOMS have rejected the Bill for the Establishment of a Tax on Electronic Communication Services in Nigeria.»
Saturday 9 Apr

Kenyan Blogger arrested for allegedly sending a bank out of business

KENYA
In a bid to tame social media negative impact on the financial sector, Kenyan Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet on Friday announced the arrest of blogger David Mukunzi Zawadi.»

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