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The African Internet Connectivity Journey is on its Path to Global Economic Success

Africans are getting ready to take over the world. This may not be a sentiment the developed world tends to agree with, but it is time to acknowledge the facts. Around 17% of the world’s population resides in Africa...

New HP partnership expands digital learning opportunities for women and girls in Africa

UN Women and HP have entered into a partnership in a bid to expand digital learning opportunities for women and girls in Senegal, South Africa, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Morocco. The collaboration will leverage UN Women’s African...

ITU Member States re-elect Houlin Zhao as ITU Secretary-General

Member States of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) have re-elected Houlin Zhao of China as ITU Secretary-General during the Union's 20th Plenipotentiary Conference (PP-18) in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The election took place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, during the...

ITU Telecom World 2019 heads to Budapest, Hungary

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the government of Hungary confirmed today the hosting of the next ITU Telecom World event in Budapest, Hungary. The announcement followed a high-level meeting during ITU Telecom World 2018 being held 10-13 September...

More governments now benchmark broadband status in their national plans

A new report issued by the Broadband Commission for Sustainable Development shows that a growing number of governments now benchmark the status of broadband in their national broadband plans. This year, the report shows for the first time that at...

Ghana: Chinese govt. grants loan for digital switch

The government of Ghana has inked an agreement with its Chinese counterpart in order to obtain a loan facility. According to the government of Ghana, the loan will be put towards the the Ghanaian digital terrestrial transmission project. Ghana's ministry...

New lightning-fast WiFi standard on the horizon

The latest standard and fifth generation in WiFi protocols, the 802.11ac, promises to deliver speeds on wireless LAN sites up to three times faster than the previous 802.11n standard, finally making true high-definition video streaming at 500 Mbps possible. With the...

Kaspersky Lab and ITU research reveals new advanced cyber threat

Kaspersky Lab announces the discovery of a highly sophisticated malicious program that is actively being used as a cyber weapon attacking entities in several countries. The complexity and functionality of the newly discovered malicious program exceed those of all...

Africa’s children need protection from technology abuse

News of the recent gang-rape of a 17-year-old mentally handicapped girl from Soweto, South Africa, has been met with a collective sense of disgust and anger from communities. Notwithstanding the outrage over this crime and the blatant abuse of the...

Activists concerned as ITU conference adjourns

Media rights group Reporters Without Borders has issued a statement urging member states of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to protect freedom of information as they begin a plenipotentiary conference in Geneva today. Reporters Without Borders has called upon the...
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Ericsson & MTN Collaborate for Digital Skills & Sustainability

Ericsson and MTN Group have unveiled a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2024 in...
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