Egypt's government warns ISPs who ignore orders to block websites

Egypt's parliament has issued a warning to Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the northern Afrikan country who ignore court orders issued by government to block certain websites. The websites in question are being blocked as part of Egypt's cybercrime bill as they, according to Egypt's authorities, present a national security…

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Shifting the mindset from telecommunications to retail

Telecommunication service providers (Telcos) are multifaceted businesses. More than just service providers offering data and connectivity services, Telcos are also retailers that provide handsets, accessories, repair services, insurance and a host of other add-ons. Like many other retailers, Telcos are also leveraging alternative channels to cater to a customer-centric market,…

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Zimbabwe's mobile service providers to fund tech startups

Zimbabwe's three mobile service providers - NetOne, Telecel and Econet Wireless - have agreed to fund technology startups in the country under an ICT Innovation Drive fund into which they will contribute 1% of their revenues. This comes at a time when, generally speaking, tech startups in Zimbabwe face funding…

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