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NCC board chair Peter Igho, Commisisoner  Mrs Biodun Olujimi, and ATCON chief Lanre Ajayi ATCON roots for spectrum market ATCON has urged the Nigerian Communications Commission to enable the creation of a “spectrum market” where ...
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MACRA cautioned as court okays ‘Spy Machine’MACRA cautioned as court okays ‘Spy Machine’ Three days after the Supreme Court of Appeal in Blantyre ruled that Malawi Communication Regulatory Authority ...
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BTCL shares to be floated in November BTCL shares to be floated in November The Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL) Initial Public Offering, which has been in the pipeline for ...
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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.” »
Thursday 11 Sep

StarTimes DRC suspended, Télé 7 could be next

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
StarTimes is no longer broadcasting in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) pending further investigation and the court’s case on the issue of frequencies.»
Tuesday 9 Sep

Angola Online free internet project launched in Luanda

ANGOLA
Angola’s Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technologies, in partnership with the National Center for Information Technology, has officially launched the digital project "Angola Online", which aims to roll out internet access to five million Angolans by 2017.»
Monday 8 Sep

NIG President speaks his mind

NIGERIA
Bayo Banjo, CEO, Disc Communications and President, Nigeria Internet Group (NIG) says the proposed licensing of infrastructure companies by the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) will breed corruption and entrench monopolistic practices. Kokumo Goodie reports.»
Saturday 6 Sep

Non-passage of cyber security bills ‘cripples mobile money’

NIGERIA
The refusal of the National Assembly to pass into law the cyber security bills pending before it has been blamed for the low uptake of mobile money scheme introduced by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).»
Friday 5 Sep

Technology Department launches Indicators Report

BOTSWANA
Botswana’s Department of Research, Science and Technology has undertaken a survey to establish National Research and Experimental Development (R&D) indicators for the year 2012 – 2013.»
Thursday 4 Sep

Conference highlights SADC ICT concerns

BOTSWANA
The 5th ICT conference to be hosted by Botswana's Ministry of Transport and Communication has seen delegates decry lack of broadband utilisation in all SADC countries. »
Tuesday 2 Sep

Kenya adopts biometric registration to net ghost workers

KENYA
Kenya is banking on biometric technology to manage the rising wage bill and get rid of ghost workers.»

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Bayo Banjo, CEO, Disc Communications and President, Nigeria Internet Group (NIG) says the proposed licensing of infrastructure companies by the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) will breed corruption and entrench monopolistic practices. Kokumo Goodie reports.