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Angolan president pledges to invest more in telecommunications

Luanda, Angola | Xinhua | Angolan President Joao Lourenco said Friday that Angola would continue to invest in the country’s telecommunication sector with more satellites and infrastructures to ensure that the sector helps develop the country. The Angolan president made the statement after inaugurating the Satellite Control and Mission Center located in …

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Millions of O2, SoftBank customers hit by glitch

London, United Kingdom | AFP | UK mobile phone operator O2 and Japan’s SoftBank said Thursday that tens of millions of their customers were unable to use data due to a glitch with sofware made by Sweden’s Ericsson. The outage wreaked havoc across Britain, with millions of drivers unable to …

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‘Masambu’s ITSO election will boost developing countries’

Minister Frank Tumwebaze has challenged the newly elected Director-General of the International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (ITSO) Patrick Masambu to push for the provision of cheap satellite services to low developed countries in the next four years. “The biggest policy agenda at the table of ITSO that Masambu should champion is the …

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Samsung suspends production of recalled Note 7

Seoul, South Korea | AFP | Samsung Electronics has suspended production of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone, a report said Monday, a month after a recall prompted by battery explosions and a day after two major overseas distributors halted replacements. Samsung, the world’s largest smartphone maker, declined to comment on …

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Uganda endorses Masambu for top job at international satellite body

The Government of Uganda has endorsed the candidature of Patrick Masambu for election as Director General of the International Telecommunications Satellite Organisation (ITSO). Masambu, a former head of the Uganda Communications Commision (UCC), is currently the Deputy Director General and Director of Technical Affairs at ITSO, a position he has held since May …

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