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The shared benefits of connectivity mean a shared effort of providing it

For all strata of society, reliable connectivity became a necessity rather than a luxury says Vino Govender – Executive for Strategy, Mergers and Acquisitions and Strategy at DFA.
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Monday

MTN debunks 5G link to COVID-19

The telco says 5G mobile tech has undergone extensive research, with numerous studies finding it has no negative impact on the environment or people.
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Malawi’s NBS Bank leverages Network International on new e-commerce platform

N-GeniusTM Online payment gateway targeted at a broad market, including public institutions and individuals.
1:40

wingu.africa enters Ethiopia’s datacentre space

Company has established country’s first carrier-neutral hyperscale datacentre park.
2:30

PIN condemns Uganda internet shutdown

Digital rights group violation of regional and international standards on freedom of expression and access to information.
1:50

Uganda’s President urged to protect digital communication

Over 54 organisations write to Museveni over possible internet shutdown.
2:20

Nigerian govt accused of extortion with USSD service fees

The National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) said charges have since been suspended.
2:40
12 Jan

Leadership shake-up at 9mobile

Company announces new CTO, Deputy CTO and Director of Strategy.
5:40
11 Jan

5G and Wi-Fi 6 networks … Cisco reveals six key tech trends for 2021

The year will accelerate technologies that allow for more agility, resilience, and innovation.
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Speculation over future of Malawi’s tech industry regulator

Government mulls over establishing new authority to leverage telecommunication trends.
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Zimbabwe’s Econet capitalises on boost in digital traffic

Onset of COVID-19 appears to be boosting digital adoption and related support services such as SMS and data.
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Safaricom affirms focus on 4G over commercial 5G rollout

CEO says company will still discuss 5G modality issues with government.