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.
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According to the findings of Synergy Research Group, enterprises are continuing to spend heavily on cloud infrastructure. In fact, this spending grew by 35% in 2020 to reach almost $130 billion.
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.
The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) in Egypt has signed a MoU with Thales, a global leader in high technology solutions to further develop Artificial Intelligence applications in the country.
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.
Monty Mobile, a leader in VAS, a telecom solutions provider and an international SMS wholesale intermediary hub, has struck a new strategic acquisition of a reputable financial institution.
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.
What could come as a big relief to Chinese tech companies banned in the US, newly elected President Joe Biden has temporarily halted legal action against Chinese social media apps TikTok and WeChat, which could have been banned in the United States.
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.
Many countries embarking on telecom development with a view to improve connectivity are considering satellite uses. Satellites will be highly beneficial to improve ICT capabilities, usher in economic growth, boost connectivity and market/country competitiveness, leverage technology transfer benefit, and develop the overall ecosystem that will spread to other industries.