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Saudis urged to report on fellow citizens via mobile app

Dubai, United Arab Emirates | AFP | Saudi authorities have called on the public to supervise and report on the social media activities of fellow citizens, while issuing broad definitions of “terrorist” crimes. “When you notice any account on social media spreading terrorist or extremist ideas, please report it immediately,” …

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Next big thing at MTN

Company plans to widen data usage, lower tariffs MTN Uganda’s Chief Executive Officer, Wim Vanhelleputte who has spent eight months in office describes himself as a forward looking manager wanting his leadership to grow company profitability while meeting customer demands. He says the most critical thing he is currently preoccupying …

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EU to end mobile roaming charges in June

Strasbourg, France | AFP | The EU will abolish mobile phone roaming charges from June 15 following a vote in the European Parliament on Thursday. MEPs backed a deal between operators and European Union member states that will mean the end of extra charges when people use their phones abroad in …

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Kenya sells first ever mobile government bonds

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Kenya, a pioneer in mobile money, on Thursday began selling the first ever government bonds via mobile phone, allowing anyone from teachers to shop owners to invest and fund infrastructure projects. The bond is named M-Akiba, which means “mobile savings” in Swahili, and was launched …

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Five trends at Mobile World Congress

Barcelona, Spain | AFP | The phone industry’s largest annual trade fair, the Mobile World Congress which wrapped up in Barcelona on Thursday, was dominated by fast-charging phone batteries, virtual reality and connected objects, from toothbrushes to cars. LONGER LASTING BATTERIES AND FAST CHARGING Several phonemakers unveiled new smartphones with …

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In South Korea, the race is on for Olympics 5G next year

Barcelona, Spain | AFP | Tech-savvy sports enthusiasts will get their money’s worth at next year’s Pyeongchang Winter Olympics where South Korea’s KT mobile operator wants to give spectators what it hopes will be their first 5G experience. Telecom firms have long been racing to develop this new, fifth generation …

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Over half of world’s population does not use internet

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP |  More than half the world’s population does not use the internet, with prohibitive broadband costs keeping billions off line, a United Nations report said Tuesday. The UN’s International Telecommunications Union (ITU) said that 3.9 billion people do not have home or mobile internet access and …

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