Security researchers have made a significant discovery regarding the widely used TErrestrial Trunked RAdio (TETRA) standard in radios worldwide. They have uncovered multiple vulnerabilities in the underlying cryptography and its implementation, which could potentially allow the decryption of sensitive information transmitted through these radios.

Read more: Critical Security Flaw Exposes 'Backdoor' Into Encrypted Police and Military Radios

Egypt is making strides in promoting satellite technology in Africa with its plans to launch the NExSat-1 satellite from China by the end of this year. Sherif Sedky, CEO of the Egyptian Space Agency (EgSA), confirmed that the satellite has successfully completed all tests in Germany and will be launched from China in November or December 2023.

Read more: Egypt and China Partner to Launch NExSat-1 by End of Year

"Share with caution" is the message of a new German advertisement that raises awareness about the dangers of sharing images of children on social media. "More than 75% of parents share data about their children on social networks," and "80% of them have followers they have never met," are some of the statistics presented in the video that alerts parents to the risks of sharing photos of children on the Internet.

Read more: Stay Alert: Avoid Sharing Photos of Your Children on Social Networks

WIOCC Group, Africa's leading provider of converged open-access digital infrastructure, has made two significant appointments to strengthen their team. The first appointment is Nolan Naidu, who joins as the Head of Product. Nolan brings extensive expertise in product and project management, business planning and analysis, and IT strategy, gained from his notable positions at respected organizations such as Dimension Data, MWEB, and Internet Solutions. With a deep understanding of the telecommunications industry and client requirements, Nolan has consistently delivered innovative solutions in areas such as data centers, carriers, connectivity, cloud, communications and cyber security. Alongside his impressive educational background, including a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with honors and the ongoing pursuit of an MBA from Nexford University, Nolan will be instrumental in driving the development and delivery of innovative products aligned with WIOCC GROUP's strategy, collaborating with cross-functional teams to meet clients' evolving needs and maintain the company's industry leadership.

Read more: WIOCC Group Strengthens Team With Key Appointments

After securing funding in November 2021, Open Access Data Centres (OADC) has been actively building and managing an expanding pan-African network of data center facilities. Presently, the company has operational sites in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Nigeria and South Africa. 

Read more: Console Connect and OADC Extend Access to Data Centers Across Africa

In a significant move to drive the growth of the digital economy in Cameroon, IHS Towers Cameroon organized a workshop in Yaoundé, focusing on the crucial role of passive infrastructures. The event, titled "The Importance of Passive Infrastructures for the Development of the Digital Economy," brought together key stakeholders from the telecommunications sector, including government officials and industry experts.

Read more: IHS Towers: Focusing on Crucial Role of Passive Infrastructure

ANACOM, the National Communications Authority of Portugal, has joined forces with ARME, Cape Verde's Multisectoral Economic Regulatory Agency, to enhance the telecoms spectrum control system in Cape Verde. This collaboration involves the installation of remote-control stations, utilizing ANACOM's software, across all the islands of the Cape Verde archipelago.

Read more: Cape Verde Gains Partnered Support to Strengthen Spectrum Monitoring System

Infratil Limited (Infratil) has executed a conditional agreement with HKT Trust and HKT Limited (HKT) to establish a strategic partnership to accelerate the growth of its Console Connect business (Console Connect).

Read more: Console Connect Secures Strategic Investment to Accelerate Growth and Expansion

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