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Source: Reuters https://www.reuters.com/article/us-ethiopia-african-union-cyber-exclusiv/exclusive-suspected-chinese-hackers-stole-camera-footage-from-african-union-memo-idUSKBN28Q1DB DECEMBER 16, 2020 WASHINGTON (Reuters) – As diplomats gathered at the African Union’s headquarters earlier this year to prepare for its annual leaders’ summit, employees of the international organization made a disturbing discovery. Someone was stealing footage from their own security cameras. Acting on a tip from Japanese cyber researchers, the African...
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Vodacom Group Media release https://www.vodacom.com/news-article.php?articleID=7592 Vodafone and AST SpaceMobile unveil launch plans for space-based mobile network initially reaching 1.6 billion people Thursday, 17 December 2020 •AST & Science LLC (“AST SpaceMobile”) secures necessary funding for first phase commercial launch of space-based mobile network. •Project aims to transform mobile network coverage for the 49 largest countries in...
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According to Vanashree Govender, Huawei’s spokesperson in SA, all three telcos that have launched 5G are using Huawei in parts of their 5G networks, including the Huawei 5G CPE router. Other companies which are also providing their technologies include the likes of Nokia, Ericsson and ZTE, as South African telcos are taking a multi-vendor approach...
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Source: http://interactive.satellitetoday.com/via/november-2020/africa-unites-its-diverse-and-rapidly-growing-space-industry/ November 2020 issue: JEFFREY HILL Africa’s space community leaders want the rest of the world to stop referring to the continent as a homogenous, “developing” market. They do not want to be seen as a singular entity waiting for global commercial satellite service providers to swoop in and bring economic prosperity to a...
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Kenya has the most advanced internet and cellular services in eastern Africa. Now they want to move up to 5G, possibly using Huawei technology. But with Huawei banned in the US will they continue with their plans anyway? Link to post and video: https://p.dw.com/p/3i6Ff
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Azercosmos, a leading satellite operator in the South Caucasus, has signed an extended partnership agreement with Globecast, the global solutions provider for media, to increase capacity and coverage across Africa. As a result of this expanded relationship with Azercosmos, Globecast is able to supply its customers across the continent with increased C-band capacity on the Azerspace-1...
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A Huawei store in Pretoria, South Africa. PHOTOGRAPHER: WALDO SWIEGERS/BLOOMBERG August 19, 2020 Even as Europeans and Asians join Trump’s ban, the Chinese company continues to prosper from the continent’s move toward 5G. By Loni Prinsloo A year ago in June, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa got a letter that painted an alarming picture of his country’s economic...
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Tuesday 11 August 2020 | 09:45 CET | News The Ethiopian government has suspended the entry of foreign telecom infrastructure companies to the country, The EastAfrican reported. The decision may not affect foreign telecom service providers and operators that have submitted expressions of interest in buying a stake in Ethio Telecom, it added. The decision came...
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30 DECEMBER 2019, 2:45PM / BY TANISHAA NADKAR AND MFUNEKO TOYANA Source: https://www.iol.co.za/news/mtn-accused-of-supporting-taliban-violating-us-anti-terrorism-act-39868308 Photo: Reuters JOHANNESBURG – Telecoms firm MTN on Monday said it was reviewing allegations raised in a U.S. complaint which accuses several firms of paying protection money to extremist groups in Afghanistan. The complaint was filed in the United States District Court in the District of Columbia...
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Akinwale Goodluck, head of Sub-Saharan Africa at GSMA. Image credit: www.itweb.co.za Africa and Europe are headed for a clash later this month when the parties converge in Egypt for the World Radiocommunication Conference (WRC). The conference will review, and, if necessary, revise the radio regulations, the international treaty governing the use of the radio frequency spectrum and the...
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