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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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Source: https://www.news.uct.ac.za/news/research-office/-article/2019-09-09-helping-africa-prepare-for-5g 09 SEPTEMBER 2019 | STORY LAURA RAWDEN. PHOTO MICHAEL HAMMOND Dr Joyce Mwangama, a lecturer in the UCT Department of Electrical Engineering, is leading the development of South Africa’s first university-based 5G testbed facility. Excerpts: 5G can be viewed as an enabler of the fourth industrial revolution, also known as the 4IR, which has been described by the...
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Source: https://reallifemag.com/the-algorithmic-colonization-of-africa/ Abeba Birhane July 18, 2019 Abeba Birhane is a PhD candidate in Cognitive Science at University College Dublin. Her interdisciplinary research, which intersects between embodied cognition, digital technology studies, and critical data science, explores the dynamic and reciprocal relationships between individuals, society and digital technologies. She is a contributor to Aeon Magazine and blogs regularly about cognition, AI, ethics...
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Source: https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/jul/08/the-next-era-of-human-progress-what-lies-behind-the-global-new-cities-epidemic Article by Oliver Wainwright. Monday 8th July 2019 The urge to build cities from scratch is not new – but this time they are being conceived by private multinational corporations as gilt-edged tax-exempt gated communities. Extracts: Songdo, South Korea’s self-styled “smart city”: A place where the garbage is automatically sucked away through underground pipes,...
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Huawei Enterprise will continue to invest in South Africa, as the country remains an important market for the company. This is according to Alex Du, managing director of Huawei Enterprise South Africa, who was speaking to MyBroadband at Huawei Eco Connect 2019 in Johannesburg. In his keynote address at the event, Du Min said that Huawei...
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            Comments by EMFSA: The 5G service that is being rolled out in Lesotho ( for what appears to be two customers so far) is using 3,5 GHz which is the part of the spectrum between the two Wi-Fi frequencies of 2,4 GHz and 5GHz bands. In other words not millimeter wave...
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