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Huawei roots for 5G technology amid growing cyber attacks

Beijing, China | Xinhua | Chinese technology firm Huawei on Thursday called for increased adoption of 5G technology amid growing cyber-attacks. Mika Lauhde, Huawei’s global vice president for cybersecurity and privacy, told a virtual meeting that 5G is much more secure than 4G and earlier technologies such as 3G and 2G …

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New Google-IFC report estimates Africa’s Internet economy to be $180 billion in next five years

  Johannesburg, South Africa | THE INDEPENDENT |  The e-Conomy Africa 2020 report released today by Google and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), estimates that increased access to faster and better quality internet, and Africa’s commitment to creating the world’s largest single market under the African Continental Free Trade Area, …

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The making of Uganda’s national 4IR strategy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPNDENT | Uganda’s National Expert Taskforce on the 4IR has released a draft report on a planned strategy to guide the country in achieving the vision of becoming a 4IR hub and competitive upper middle-income country by 2040. The taskforce was launched by President Yoweri Museveni in …

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Samson Kasumba’s twitter account hacked

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The twitter account of NBS TV host Samson Kasumba was on Wednesday reportedly hacked, prompting quick action to reclaim it by the broadcaster’s tech team. A statement from NBS’s Desire Derekford Mugumisa stated that, ” A few hours ago, @SamsonKasumba’s account was hacked, and …

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