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  • Nigerian telecos, NCC call on government to review national broadband plan

    Nigerian Communications Commission suspends frequency spectrum allocation

    December 6, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on Nigerian Communications Commission suspends frequency spectrum allocation

    The Nigerian Communications Commission has suspended the allocation of frequency spectrum likely to be approved by the International Telecommunications Union for 5G services. NCC had planned to offer frequencies in three different bands ahead of the 5G...

  • Nigeria re-elected into ITU Council

    Nigeria re-elected into ITU Council

    November 9, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria re-elected into ITU Council

    At the 20th Plenipotentiary Conference held in Dubai the United Arab Emirates, Nigeria emerged as Africa’s representatives of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Council, receiving 114 votes in the process. As a member of the global body for the...

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

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

    November 5, 2018 • General, Top StoriesComments Off on 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,...

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

    ITU Telecom World 2019 heads to Budapest, Hungary

    September 15, 2018 • Events, ITU Telecom WorldComments Off on 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...

  • Transforming today's digital revolution into a development revolution

    Transforming today’s digital revolution into a development revolution

    September 13, 2018 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Transforming today’s digital revolution into a development revolution

    ITU Secretary-General Houlin Zhao says innovation, inclusivity, infrastructure and investment form the “4 I’s” that are critical to boosting the economy, bridging the digital divide, and leveraging the power of ICTs to advance sustainable...

  • SatADSL, Avanti launch commercial Ka-band broadband in Africa

    More governments now benchmark broadband status in their national plans

    September 12, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on 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 least 15...

  • NCC to sanction telecom operators for call masking

    NCC says there are 40 million people without internet in Nigeria

    August 31, 2018 • Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on NCC says there are 40 million people without internet in Nigeria

    According to the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC there are about 40 million Nigerians without access to the internet. The Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta called on the ITU to examine existing African policies and change...

  • Cyber attacks moving to mobile

    Tanzania continues to fight cybercrime

    July 28, 2017 • East Africa, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Tanzania continues to fight cybercrime

    In a bid to protect citizens and businesses from malicious hackers and cyber-criminals, the government of Tanzania is drafting new internet legislation. The government hopes to cooperate with China to introduce the Personal Data Protection Act to make...

  • Big Business or SME: We All Need 21st Century Data Security

    Top 10 African Countries Committed to Cybersecurity

    July 7, 2017 • Lists, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 10 African Countries Committed to Cybersecurity

    The second edition of the Global Cybersecurity Index 2017, released earlier this week by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), an agency of the United Nations, measured the commitment of ITU Member States to cyber security and highlighted a number...

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

    Universal laptop chargers have been standardised

    October 18, 2016 • Hardware, Top StoriesComments Off on Universal laptop chargers have been standardised

    ITU has approved a new environmentally friendly standard for a universal charger for laptops and other portable devices. The new standard provides for improved energy efficiency and reduced greenhouse gas emissions and is expected to lead to significant...

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

    Global ICT Capacity Building Symposium opens in Nairobi

    September 7, 2016 • East Africa, Events, Top StoriesComments Off on Global ICT Capacity Building Symposium opens in Nairobi

    Over 500 participants from government, business, academia, non-governmental organizations and the United Nations family are meeting in Nairobi this week to formulate and optimize human capacity building strategies for the information and communication...

  • SatADSL and Camtel today announced a new partnership to provide satellite connectivity across Cameroon.

    ITU allows 30 African nations to delay digital TV migration

    February 23, 2015 • Top StoriesComments (1)

    The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has proceeded to allow 30 African countries to extend their digital migration beyond the original global deadline – which has been set for June 2015. According to a report by the Daily Nation, there are a...

  • SatADSL and Camtel today announced a new partnership to provide satellite connectivity across Cameroon.

    Ghana: Chinese govt. grants loan for digital switch

    January 20, 2015 • Top StoriesComments Off on 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...

  • Ebola West Africa

    ITU launches Ebola-Info-Sharing mobile app

    December 22, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (1)

    ITU has launched a free mobile Application to be used in the campaign against the Ebola disease outbreak. The “Ebola-Info-Sharing” mobile App facilitates coordination among organisations responding to the Ebola crisis and offers the general public access...

  • ITU Telecom World 2014: The one conversation that matters

    November 18, 2014 • Events, Top StoriesComments Off on ITU Telecom World 2014: The one conversation that matters

    Radical change is transforming the information and communication technology (ICT) sector, the entire industry ecosystem, and with it, our world. At the same time, ICTs have as never before the power to change lives for the better, connecting the unconnected...

  • Siyabonga Cwele

    Broadband statistics for 2014

    July 14, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Broadband statistics for 2014

    The Department of Telecommunication and Postal Services (DTPS) has stated that it is committed to focusing on the development of broadband in SA. Siyabonga Cwele, DTPS minister stated that the department agreed with the International Telecommunication Union...