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Articles tagged with: Middle East and Africa

Nigerian regulator hires consultant for interconnect review

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has hired consultants PwC to carry out an impact assessment on the interconnect regime, reports Biztech Africa. The NCC’s chair, Umar Danbatta, speaking at a stakeholder forum, said the review had become necessary in view of the changes in the sector.

  • Wednesday, 22 February 2017

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

Global mobile user trends; digital dividend in Kenya

Almost half of mobile phone users worldwide still only use their devices to make voice calls and send SMS, according to consumer research by GSMA Intelligence. Its new Global Mobile Engagement Index (GMEI) measures the level of engagement of mobile phone users across a wide array of use cases and services,...

  • Tuesday, 21 February 2017

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, Today.ng 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

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