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July 22, 2019

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U.N. Environment Programme Urged to Protect Nature and Humankind from Electromagnetic Fields (EMF)

The Advisors to the International EMF Scientist Appeal, representing 248 scientists from 42 nations, have resubmitted The Appeal to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Executive Director, Inger Andersen, requesting the UNEP reassess the potential biological impacts of next generation 4G and 5G telecommunication technologies to plants, animals and humans.

There is particular urgency at this time as new antennas will be densely located"...

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July 21, 2019

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AirtelTigo invests in 40 young aspiring entrepreneurs

In its continued commitment to youth empowerment through information communication technology, telecom operator, AirtelTigo hosted 40 young aspiring entrepreneurs from Junior Achievement (JA) Ghana to give them practical experience on how technology can help them to contribute positively to their communities.

The visit to the company’s headquarters in Accra by the young aspiring entrepreneurs, drawn from various universities across the country,"...

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July 19, 2019

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Secure-D Releases the First Ever Mobile Malware Analytics Platform

Secure-D, mobile security platform by leading technology company Upstream, launched a new mobile malware center that reports suspicious Android applications it detects and blocks around the world. The information on the Secure-D Index, currently in beta, allows anyone to easily find what apps pose a threat to their privacy and pocket, in one place, for free. Data is openly available to the whole mobile industry, from app developers, ad networks and publishers, to media, advertisers and mobile network operators that all fall prey to mobile ad fraud. The Secure-D Index includes an aggregated list of Android applications that have been identified as suspicious by Upstream’s security platform. For each app the Secure-D Index center features pertinent information such as number of downloads, market infection rate and markets where the app is active. Data is currently available for 17 markets,......

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July 19, 2019

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Swrve Named a Leader in 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Mobile Marketing Platforms

Swrve, the world leader in real-time, relevant customer engagement, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. as a Leader in the 2019 Magic Quadrant for Mobile Marketing Platforms 1. Swrve was one of 18 vendors evaluated in the report. This is the second consecutive year that Swrve has been placed in the Leaders quadrant. Swrve is a real-time marketing and customer engagement platform that enables the world’s largest brands to scale communications to millions of customers, and meet the exact needs of each customer wherever they are, and regardless of channel. Swrve’s real-time relevant engine allows marketing, customer success, and business intelligence departments to process highly granular and contextual customer data, including geo-location, media and streaming preferences, and app usage. Leading brands rely on Swrve for a full picture of relevant customer experiences, engagement, revenue and loyalty, including Ryanair, Emirates, Condé Nast, NETGEAR, Mastercard, Sony Pictures Television, The Movember Foundation, Playrix, and more.......

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July 18, 2019

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GSMA Signs £38 Million Funding Partnership With the Department of International Development

The GSMA today announced that it has signed a thirty-eight million-pound partnership with the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). The ‘Partnership for Inclusion, Innovation and Scale’ will provide funding for the GSMA’s Mobile for Development work on digital inclusion, digital identity, energy, water, sanitation and the reduction of the mobile gender gap. It will also include two new areas of focus: disability and climate.

“This"...

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July 18, 2019

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GSMA, Vodafone and GIFEC Partner to Deliver Connectivity to Rural Communities

The GSMA today announced a new partnership with Vodafone Ghana and the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications (GIFEC) to support the deployment of innovative mobile internet connectivity solutions for unconnected rural communities. As part of the Connected Society Innovation Fund for Rural Connectivity, the project will run for eighteen months from July 2019 to late 2020. The GSMA-led project will fund mobile network equipment vendors to deploy their innovative solutions to support mobile operator efforts in"...

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July 18, 2019

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Movistar Chile continues boosting its 4G networks with SIAE MICROELETTRONICA’s Multiband links

Telefónica, through their brand Movistar Chile, in a continuous effort of improving its 4G network, deployed SIAE MICROELETTRONICA’s multiband solution. Movistar Chile aims to continue increasing the mobile backhaul capacity and improve the overall network reliability due to a strong traffic growth.

The SIAE MICROELETTRONICA’s multiband solution coupling a traditional frequency band (15GHz) with an E-band link (80GHz), offer multi-gigabit"...

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July 17, 2019

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Youth Population to Drive Strong Subscriber Growth Across Sub-saharan Africa, Finds New GSMA Study

Sub-Saharan Africa will remain the world’s fastest-growing mobile region over the coming years as millions of young African consumers become mobile users for the first time, according to a new GSMA study. It reveals that more than 160 million new unique mobile subscribers1 will be added across the region by 2025, bringing the total to 623 million, representing around half of the region’s population, up from 456 million (44 per cent) in 2018. Subscriber additions will be concentrated in high-growth markets such"...

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July 17, 2019

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Airtel And MTN Launch GSMA ‘We Care’ Initiative Promoting Digital Inclusion in Rwanda

Rwanda’s mobile industry has joined forces with the GSMA to drive mobile internet adoption and increase digital literacy in the country. It was announced at the ‘Mobile 360 Africa’ event in Kigali this morning that local operators Airtel and MTN will commence a programme of activity around digital inclusion as part of the GSMA’s We Care initiative in Rwanda. We Care is launched in collaboration with Rwanda’s Ministry of ICT and Innovation and the Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA),"...

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July 8, 2019

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Ethiopia to sell minority stake in Ethio Telecom, issues licenses to private firms

Ethiopia will grant two telecom licenses to private firms and sell a minority stake in Ethio Telecom, the sole operator, as the government opens sectors long closed to outsiders.

Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed announced last year plans to privatise a swathe of industries and allow foreign and private investors into key state-owned companies in an effort to attract new players to the economy.

State"...

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