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CIA updates data collection rules

The Central Intelligence Agency has released revised rules for collecting, analysing and storing information on American citizens, updating the rules for the information age and publishing them in full for the first time, reports Reuters.

  • Monday, 23 January 2017

Regional roaming in Africa detailed in ITU report

Following the launch of the ITU ‘Let's roam the world’ initiative that builds on previous work on international mobile roaming, a new report on the ONA (One Network Area) in East Africa initiative that shows that despite price reductions, and the emergence of a range of alternative technologies and calling solutions, prices are still high...

  • Monday, 12 December 2016

Competition barriers in South Africa

"The structure of South Africa's economy welcomes few entrants. It is highly concentrated with insiders firmly entrenched. Widening access to the economy, according to the results of a set of studies released this week, will require a concerted and collaborative effort by the government to alter the economic landscape, remove barriers to entry, enhance competition and foster inclusive growth."

  • Wednesday, 20 July 2016

FCC sets out cybersecurity imperative

The US FCC has issued a white paper on cybersecurity risk reduction. It describes the risk reduction portfolio of the current Commission and suggests actions that would continue “to affirmatively reduce cyber risk..."

  • Monday, 23 January 2017

Nigeria shapes up for spectrum trading

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has commenced moves to develop a clear-cut framework and guidelines that will usher in a secondary market for spectrum trading in the country, reports.

  • Friday, 09 December 2016

Over-regulation on the agenda in Nigeria

The Nigerian government’s interest in regulating telecoms services and the ‘agitation’ of telecoms service providers against excessive regulation, are conflicting to the detriment of subscribers, writes Emma Okonji in This Day.

  • Thursday, 03 November 2016

Ghana establishes interconnect clearinghouse

Ghana's National Communication Authority (NCA) has amended the draft electronic communications (interconnect clearinghouse) regulations of 2016, which will require telcos and international carriers to connect their gateways through a third party centralised clearinghouse, notes TeleGeography.

  • Monday, 27 June 2016

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