Category: Government

Trudeau says government has not yet made a decision regarding its Huawei 5G security review

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the government has not yet decided if it will allow Huawei to participate in the deployment of 5G networks. This comes after the U.K. government has reportedly drawn up a plan to phase out Huawei equipment from its 5G networks by 2023 citing national security concerns. Earlier this year in […]
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COVID-19: Nigeria didn’t give approval to use personal data

Kokumo Goodie, Nigeria Nigerian government has said neither the Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy nor any organ of the Federal Government has directed that the database of citizens be shared to any person for any purpose other than the legitimate, statutory purpose they were collected for. A statement endorsed by the Technical Assistant (Information Technology) […]
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NCC: 5G to boost Socio-economic Development

Nigeria could derive huge socio-economic benefits from commercial deployment of 5G Networks, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) said during a panel discussion hosted by the Commission at Social Media Week Lagos. At the NCC panel discussion which focused on, “5G Networks: Socioeconomic Benefits and Challenges”, which was also attended by the Chairman, Board of Commissioners […]
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CWTA says benefits of mandated MVNO access are ‘speculative’

The Canadian Wireless Telecommunications Association (CWTA) has argued mandated MVNO access would “pull the rug out” from under regional providers. It claimed that such regulation would threaten their capacity to contribute to sustainable competition as independent network operators. “It would instead favour economically inefficient MVNOs whose business model is dependent on gaining regulated access to […]
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Democratic Republic of the Congo and General Electric Sign Infrastructure Agreement

The Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and General Electric (NYSE: GE) have announced signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in infrastructure projects enabling the increase in the supply of electric energy and health modernization programs. The 3-year MoU seeks to accelerate the economic and social development of the country. Under […]
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ICT to form basis for resource mobilisation-Minister

The new Minister of Finance and Economic Development has made his intentions clear in as far as Information Communication Technology (ICT) in the country. Speaking during a recent budget speech presentation to parliament Dr. Thapelo Matsheka said among other sectors, ITC is key. This development saw the ICT sector receiving an impressive tranche of funds […]
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Ghana to switch over to DTT platform by mid-2020

Ghana’s Communication Ministry has set the middle of 2020 as the time for the final switch over from analogue to digital terrestrial television (DTT) system following the nearness of the completion of the process to switch from analogue to digital terrestrial television (DTT) system. Addressing a meeting with stakeholders on Government’s plans regarding the DTT […]
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Ontario government invests $35 million in broadband pilot for rural communities

The Ontario government is working with federal partners to provide an investment of nearly $35 million for a broadband pilot in rural communities. The investment is going to the Southwestern Integrated Fibre Technology (SWIFT) project. It’s a not-for-profit corporation focused on improving connectivity in Southwestern Ontario, Caledon and the Niagara region by 2021. SWIFT is […]
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Increased access, exciting product offers push mobile penetration to 112 per cent

Increased access to mobile network signals and exciting product offers by operators continue to drive consumers to own more than one SIM card to take advantage of the diverse services, a report by the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) shows. The Sector Statistics Report covering July-September 2019 shows mobile subscriptions are on the upward trajectory […]
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Telcos hid GHC300 million in taxes prior to Kelni GVG – Minister

Ghana’s Minister of Communications, Ursula Owusu Ekuful, has revealed that between 2015 and first quarter of 2017, government lost GHC300 million in VAT, Communications Service Tax (CST), National Health Insurance Levy (NHIL) and GETFund Levy because telecom operators in the country under-declared their revenues. “Since the implementation of the Common Monitoring Platform [CMP] we have […]
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