Ericsson and MTN Benin have collaborated to recycle MTN Benin’s end-of-life electronic and electrical equipment as part of the Ericsson Product Take-Back Program. The collaboration has resulted in the collection, decommissioning, transportation and recycling of over 123 metric tons of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) since 2021.

Read more: Ericsson and MTN Benin Collaborate to Recycle 123 Metric Tons of E-Waste

Ghada Labib, representing H.E. Dr. Amr Talaat, the Minister of Information and Communications Technology (ICT), was an esteemed attendee at the inaugural Metaverse and AI Week in Egypt. This event was a collaborative effort between Meta, the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT), Egypt’s University of Informatics (EUI) and the American University in Cairo (AUC).

Read more: Metaverse and AI Week in Egypt: A Convergence of Innovation and Technology

ESCWA organized a workshop on building trust in digital government services in collaboration with the Arab Information and Communication Technologies Union (AICTU), the Internet Society and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The workshop took place over two days, on September 11 and 12, 2023. The opening session on the first day was attended by Rola Dashti, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Secretary of ESCWA; Engineer Mohamed Ben Omar, the Director-General of the Arab Information and Communication Technologies Organization; and Dr. Najla El Riachi, the Minister of Administrative Development in Lebanon.

Read more: ESCWA Workshop: The Importance of Cybersecurity and Building Trust in Government Services

A recent study by Kaspersky has revealed that a significant majority of employees in South Africa, approximately 61.3%, firmly believe that the Metaverse holds the key to transforming entire industries, marking a substantial shift in the perception of the digital landscape. This groundbreaking phenomenon is seen as the future of the internet, blurring the lines between physical and digital realities and offering boundless possibilities for social, economic and entertainment experiences.

Read more: South African Workers Embrace Historic Potential of Metaverse

Telecom Review successfully presented its latest webinar titled "5G Deployment in North Africa,” which gathered industry experts to discuss the adoption rates and potential coverage, along with opportunities and challenges related to spectrum issues.

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The prices of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies have experienced significant fluctuations over the past few months due to increasing economic and regulatory pressures. Traders are now gearing up for a seismic event on Wall Street in the crypto markets worth $15.5 trillion in September. This comes after an insider at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) warned buyers of Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies about the Binance platform, suggesting that Elon Musk could turn X (Twitter) into an updated version of the electronic bank PayPal called "Pi-Bi-El."

Read more: Crypto Market News: Musk, PYUSD and BlackRock ETF in Play

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