TECHNOLOGY has assumed the place of primacy at the core of human development. From individual lifestyle, to intra and interpersonal relationships and societal engagement as well relations among nations, technology is increasingly becoming the fulcrum of social, political and military re-engineering.In this edition, we have narrowed area of interest to the roles that technology can play in dismantling enemies of the ‘state’ in asymmetric warfare. Therefore, one solution that has been identified, among others, is the deployment of modern technology in the fight to decimate the atrocious activities of terrorists, insurgents and other criminal elements ravaging many of the territories representing key parts of the continent. Our Big Issue, Terrorism Siege on Africa, is an account of the critical role of technology in minimizing the activities of terrorists on the continent.
To what extent has mobile impacted the African economy? How much is FEP Holdings Limited infusing in its subsidiary in Ghana? Curious about why MACRA has issued a new telco license and the Algerian authorities have plans to list Mobilis on the stock exchange? Flip through the Telecom & IT Money page and read the answers to these questions.
A new e-payments scheme plan is underway in Nigeria. In Rwanda, Airtel and Tigo are carrying out an interoperable mobile money pilot, while RRA and Mobicash have forged a partnership to make tax payments an easy operation in the country. Read these stories in detail in Cash-less World.
MTN Cameroun has launched a fierce campaign on SIM box fraud. In Nigeria, NTEL has concluded plans for a November 2015 4G network launch. Telkom SA has migrated fixed pre-paid customers to wireless platform. These stories are contained in Wireless World.
Devices and services are enjoying high uptake as broadband connectivity is increasingly becoming pervasive while the hyper-connected world of the Internet of Everything (IoE) is starting to take shape, according to the latest edition of the global ICT regulatory report, released by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU). Meanwhile, Google has removed Google+ from YouTube, among series of decisions to reflect sensitivity to feedback on its social networking platforms. As Apple and Samsung witness share decline in tablets market, according to the International Data Corporation, IDC. Read the full stories in Global Scope.
In Business Central, Olubayo Abiodun examines the Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology and its salient selling points to the African market. As in editions before it, our News section is a bundle of business intelligence.
DotconnectAfrica(DCA’s) application for .AFRICA is up for evaluation at the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN). Microsoft has announced that Windows 10 is now available in 190 countries as a free upgrade. MainOne is in support of initiatives to empower Nigerian girls with software skills. Computer.COM has details of these stories.
Ghana has slashed digital dividend spectrum auction price by 27 per cent. South Africa’s Northern Cape is set to witness Digital Migration. Read up the full stories in Digital Broadcasting.
Chairman of Nigeria’s DigiTeam, Engr. Edward Amana believes Nigeria is not serious on Digitisation. See his interview with Olubayo Abiodun in Executive Forum. In Consumer Scope, Clifford Agugoesi zeroes in on the selfie stick and its safety and security implications, particularly in Africa. The impromptu resignation of Fadi Chehade as the President and CEO of ICANN, leaves much to be desired, in spite of his sterling achievements. Clifford Agugoesi writes on this in Discourse. In Online Scope, Boniface Witaba invites all to work together to ensure the Internet retains its unique neutrality. David Klein believes strongly the regulatory environments under which banks operate, has created a window of opportunity for players like consumer lenders. Read his views in Perspectives. The Products Review section features flagship products OEMs took to the IFA.
Mitsubishi is taking its high tech Emirai 3 concept cars to Tokyo. Telsa has upgraded its Autopilot software. See Digital Cars for details.
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