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Phone users, telecoms choke on UCC directives – Daily Monitor (press release) (blog)

Over the past month, Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has banned the selling of SIM cards and ordered telecom companies to put in place National ID card readers to electronically verify customer information against the database maintained by the National Identification And Registration Authority (Nira). According to the UCC directive, one can only obtain a Sim Swap/replacement after producing a valid ... Read More »

Scottish telecoms testing company buys Irish rival – insider.co.uk

A Scottish telecoms testing company has acquired an Irish rival after securing an undisclosed amount of funding from alternative finance specialist ThinCats. Calnex Solutions of Linlithgow has taken over Belfast-headquartered JAR Solutions in the move that will expand the Scottish firm’s product portfolio. The money from ThinCats will also help support the continued expansion of the combined operation. Read More ... Read More »

Zim to amend telecoms act to reflect ICT changes – Fin24

Harare – Changes in the information and communication technologies landscape have forced the Postal and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority of Zimbabwe (Potraz) to draft a new bill intended to repeal the Postal and Telecommunications Act [Chapter 12:05], which has been in place since 2000. According to Potraz, the old act no longer provided adequate regulatory cover, given the many changes that ... Read More »

Slovakia will have a new telecoms operator – The Slovak Spectator

The Antimonopoly Office has approved the establishment of a new telecommunication operator who wants to be the biggest alternative player on the market. Font size:A–|A+0 The Slovak Antimonopoly Office (PMÚ) gave the green light to the merger of companies Swan and Benestra on April 3, 2018. The authority issued its decision after more than seven months of detailed examination of ... Read More »

Telecoms is a dirty business – TechCentral

MTN Group’s sustainability report for 2017 shows just how environmentally polluting the telecommunications industry can be, despite ongoing efforts to reduce carbon emissions. For example, the JSE-listed group consumed a staggering 375m litres of diesel last year, mainly to keep its base stations operational. It also used almost 1.4bn megawatt-hours of electricity, up from 1.2bn in 2016. “The primary energy ... Read More »

5G In Canada Depends On Feds Setting A Date, Telecoms Say – HuffPost Canada

TORONTO — Canada’s push toward fifth-generation wireless technology promises network upgrades that could enable everything from powering complex new technologies to closing the digital divide. But long before Canadians see any of the technology’s promises in action, the federal government must decide how it will allocate the necessary spectrum in a new auction round. For 5G technology to work as ... Read More »