The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA/the Authority) and the United States Federal Communications Commission (FCC) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will see both regulators collaborating and sharing ideas on matters of mutual interest.  

Read more: South Africa’s ICASA signs MoU with US counterpart

For the past 15 years enterprises experimented with SaaS applications, took advantage of plentiful cheap compute and storage and migrated desktop workloads to the cloud, yet still have not managed to achieve digital transformation. Panelists at the NetEvents session on multi-cloud agreed that we are finally on the brink of a generation change in IT driven by business necessity and enabled by new cloud-native solutions to decades-old problems.

Read more: NetEvents: The role of multi-cloud networking in digital transformation

By Femi Oshiga, vice president of service providers for Middle East and Africa, CommScope

LTE expansion and 5G

After the disruption wrought by the Covid pandemic, stimulating economic growth is now an imperative. And technology will drive this growth. Obtaining optimum performance from digital devices means putting reliable mobile networks in place at a vigorous pace.

Read more: CommScope – How to design a network that meets the Middle East’s vision for the future

PCCW Global, a leading telecommunications service provider, has expanded its advanced Software-Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) services to include both Universal Customer Premise Equipment (uCPE) and Network Function Virtualization (NFV) technologies, supporting companies that plan to leverage the benefits of digital transformation and cloud-based services.

Read more: PCCW Global expands its SD-WAN services portfolio

The GSMA has published its annual ‘State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money’. It reveals a dramatic acceleration in mobile transactions during the COVID-19 pandemic as lockdown restrictions limited access to cash and financial institutions. The report found that the number of registered accounts grew by 13 per cent globally in 2020 to more than 1.2 billion – double the forecast. The fastest growth was in markets where governments provided significant pandemic relief to their citizens.

Read more: Mobile money thrives in times of crisis

Positive Technologies, a global cybersecurity company specializing in telecom security, announces the appointment of Santhosh Kumar as managing director to spearhead the company’s Middle East and Africa and South Asia operations.

Read more: Positive Technologies announces appointment of managing director in MEA and South Asia

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