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MTN SA’s Airfibre Offering Surges Across 3.1 Million Homes in Just 1 Year

MTN South Africa says that its airfibre offering, MTN Supersonic, has seen enormous growth since launching in March 2021, with the product now being used in over 3.4-million homes. Airfibre, like Supersonic's, leverages Gigabit 1 (G1) Radio to transmit internet...

UN Calls on Nigeria, Others to Tighten Cybersecurity Regulations

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the global telecommunications arm of the United Nations (UN) has called on the government of Nigeria, and other governments across Africa to strengthen their Internet safety regulations. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and general shift...

Top 10 African countries on Facebook

Mega-social network Facebook celebrates their 10th birthday this week, and what started as a college social networking website in 2004, has mushroomed into the world’s largest online destination to connect with friends, family and acquaintances. “When I reflect on the...

Kenya: calls to oppose new ITU regulation

Kenya’s The Star reports that the country’s Information PS, Bitange Ndemo, has called on the communications industry to stand against a set of new regulations as proposed by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU).   According to the report these regulations include a shift...

ITU documents to be made publicly available

During its annual session in Geneva, the ITU’s (International Telecommunications Union) governing body, the Council, debated the issue of making ITU documents publicly available, especially those submitted to treaty-making conferences such as the forthcoming World Conference on International Telecommunications...

Zambia invests in fight against cybercrime

With cybercrime increasing, the Zambia Information Communications Authority (ZICTA) announced on Thursday, that it was investing some ZMK 1.3 billion ($582 000) in battling online criminal activity. The money will go towards creating a Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT) at...

DoC to host Kaleidoscope Academic Conference

The Department of Communications (DoC), in partnership with the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and the University of Cape Town (UCT), is hosting the annual Kaleidoscope Academic Conference, which will take place at UCT from the 12-15 December 2011. The conference...

ITU Secretary-General re-elected

Member States of the International Telecommunication Union have elected Dr Hamadoun Touré of Mali as Secretary-General of ITU for a second four-year term. The election took place on the 7th of October in Guadalajara, Mexico during the morning Plenary...

ITU drafts guidelines to protect children online

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has pledged its commitment to creating a safe online environment, that protects children worldwide when using the internet and cyberspace. The ITU has created a set of guidelines for the protection of children in...

ITU will meet to discuss global financial crisis

Members of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) will meet in Portugal in April for the World Telecommunication Policy Forum, to discuss major challenges facing the sector. The meeting, scheduled for the capital Lisbon on April 22, will bring together players...
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Social Media Erupts Over Miss SA Contestant’s Nationality

The Miss South Africa (Miss SA) contest has always been a celebration of beauty, intelligence, and cultural diversity. However,...
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