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Why South Africa’s networks need to defend against the devastating effect of SIM swap fraud

Operators need to define practical, robust security solutions that adhere to and surpass current telco legislation

Mobile networks must not be complacent about SIM swap fraud and they need to prioritise the protection of customers. This is according to Gur Geva, Founder and CEO of iiDENTIFii (www.iiDENTIFii.com). “Although SABRIC has noted a slight decline in reported SIM swap fraud in its latest report, mobile service providers…

Source: The World Bank Group |

World Bank Report: Reducing Electricity and Telecommunications Costs in Djibouti Could Boost Growth and Add Jobs

The report, titled "Djibouti Beyond the Ports and Bases: A Path to Prosperity for All”, highlights the economic potential of the country

Djibouti has achieved remarkable economic growth over the past two decades, driven by strategic infrastructure investments, its advantageous location, and political stability in a volatile region. With an average annual GDP growth of 4.4 percent between 2000 and 2021, the nation's real GDP per capita has more than doubled, surpassing…

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The new Showmax is revolutionising streaming for Africa

As a result of MultiChoice’s partnership with Comcast’s NBCUniversal and Sky, Showmax is guaranteed an ongoing supply of the world’s most popular titles from the media giant’s renowned brands, including Universal Pictures, Focus Features, NBC

Exciting new era driven by Premier League in your pocket, global partnerships for the world’s best international content, and a multi-million-Rand investment to increase African Originals by 150%; Affordability is key to Showmax’s ambition and goal to be number one streamer in Africa: Showmax Entertainment drops to R89 a month, Showmax Premier League…

Source: Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) |

Türk concerned about media repression in Guinea, urges prompt change of course

Social media sites, including Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and TikTok, have been blocked since at least 24 November, according to the Open Observatory of Network Interference (OONI), and internet access has been restricted for several months

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Volker Türk today expressed concern about increased repression of media freedom in the Republic of Guinea and urged the transitional authorities there to change course. “Journalists have been harassed and intimidated, assaulted and arrested, equipment seized and dismantled, broadcast transmissions blocked, and media channels…

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MediaTek Commits to Continued Collaboration with Telecoms and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) in Kenya to drive 5G adoption

MediaTek is providing leading-edge platforms to power next-generation experiences and devices

MediaTek (https://www.MediaTek.com/), the world’s leading fabless semiconductor company powering nearly 2 billion connected devices a year, reiterated its commitment to work with telecom operators and OEMs in Kenya and the rest of East Africa to drive the adoption of 5G and help narrow the digital divide in the region. These…

Source: The Presidency: Republic of South Africa |

Presidency and National Treasury release progress report outlining advances in economic reform through Operation Vulindlela

This quarterly report marks the three-year anniversary of Operation Vulindlela, which was initiated by President Ramaphosa in 2020 as part of the Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan

Presidency and National Treasury release progress report outlining advances in economic reform through Operation Vulindlela The Presidency and National Treasury have on Monday, 11 December 2023, released a progress report for Q3/Q4 2023 on the implementation of economic reforms through Operation Vulindlela. This quarterly report marks the three-year anniversary of…

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Direct Carrier Billing gains a strong foothold, boosting the region’s official rating

Direct Carrier Billing is a payment technology that allows mobile users to pay for any service by charging the purchase to their carrier bill

Moving from 2.8 to 2.9, the market exhibits innovation advancements while harboring opportunities for further development in anti-fraud technology; ​​The entry of the Saudi market into the rating boosts the region's average score; Data shows promising DCB potential for Morocco, South Africa, and Egypt, the top countries in this year's ranking; Ivory Coast…

Source: Tigo Tanzania |

Tigo wins Ookla® Award as the Fastest Mobile Network in Tanzania

The Ookla Award is an elite designation reserved for fixed and mobile providers in a market, based on consumer-initiated tests and background scans from speed test applications

Tanzania’s digital lifestyle telecommunication company, Tigo (www.Tigo.co.tz), which is a part of the Axian Telecom Group has won the prestigious Ookla® Speedtest Award™ as the Fastest Mobile Network in Tanzania for the year 2023. The Ookla Award is an elite designation reserved for fixed and mobile providers in a market,…

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Fixed-wireless access 5G is key to bridging digital divide in Sub-Saharan Africa (By Rami Osman)

5G can enable consumers that don’t have access to fibre to enjoy true broadband speeds and performance for the first time

By Rami Osman (https://apo-opa.co/3RuQqpU), Director for Business Development, MediaTek Middle East and Africa (https://www.MediaTek.com). Fixed Wireless Access (FWA) 5G is emerging as the technology of choice for closing the remaining digital divide in Africa and bringing the educational, entertainment, business and lifestyle benefits of fast broadband to a much wider…

Source: The Presidency, The Arab Republic of Egypt |

President El-Sisi Speaks with the President of Tunisia

The two Presidents confirmed their commitment to working jointly to further promote relations

This evening, President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi received a phone call from President of Tunisia, Kais Saied. The call tackled ways to foster closer bilateral relations in order to realize the interests of the two peoples. The two Presidents confirmed their commitment to working jointly to further promote relations. They also…