Members of Parliament have urged telecommunication service providers to adopt more friendly data and voice bundles. This will ensure reliable and affordable communication services of good quality, and further Information Communication Technology (ICT) penetration as a key driver of economic growth.
Pesapal, an alternative to Paypal and a provider of online and mobile payment solutions, is able now to offer its mobile payment services in Uganda. The Bank of Uganda recently granted the company a license as a payment system operator which will allow it to revolutionize the digital payment ecosystem by offering “innovative, convenient and secure digital financial services.”
Mohamed Maait, Minister of Finance, announced that Egypt will allocate EGP 6.025 billion in the fiscal year 2022-2023 budget to implement digital transformation and cybersecurity projects.
US-China war is once again triggered, pushing a TikTok ban to set afoot within the US grounds. With fresh privacy concerns for the Chinese-owned short-form video app arising, the government responds alarmingly.
The Communication Authority of Kenya announced that the country plans to complete the transition from Internet Protocol Version 4 (Ipv4) to IPv6, in 2023, and has implemented a strategy for this purpose. Starting July 2023, the regulatory authority will only allow devices with IPv6 capabilities as part of the new transition strategy. Additionally, resources allocated from this date will include a regulatory requirement for IPv6 address adoption. A compliance level control system will also be established.
Isa Ali Pantami, Minister of Communications and DigitalEeconomy, Nigeria announced that a program will be launched over the next 18 months to train 1 million developers in the country.
Ericsson, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and French aerospace company Thales are planning to take 5G out of this world and across a network of Earth-orbiting satellites.
The Ethiopian government, through the Ministry of Innovation and Technology (MINT), has signed a memorandum of understanding with the American satellite company Orion Applied Science and Technology (Orion AST). The agreement focuses on the development of Ethiopia’s capabilities in the space industry.
Transformational pan-African data center operator Open Access Data Centers (OADC) announced the appointment of African data center industry leader Dr Ayotunde Coker as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with immediate effect.
GhIPSS, Ghana's banking association, launched GhanaPay, a mobile money service designed to increase financial inclusion. According to the GhIPSS website, the mobile money service is provided by local “universal banks, rural banks, and savings and loans companies to individuals and businesses.”