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Fri,29Apr2016

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Television: Netflix doesn't hold all the aces

Photo©NetflixThe video-streaming behemoth launched its services in every African country in January. Are local providers running scared? Not in the least.

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Ghana: 9 unlicensed TV channels shutdown

File photo©ReutersGhana's communications regulator – the National Communication Authority (NCA) – has closed down nine cable television channels broadcasting without requisite licences for years and churning out content deemed inappropriate for viewers.

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Zimbabwe creates fund for technology innovation

Information Technology minister Supa Mandiwanzira. Photo©ScreenShotZimbabwe has set up a $25 million fund supported by all registered telecommunications companies to promote technological innovation.

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Aggressive ICT policy reforms necessary for robust economic growth

Photo©ReutersPolicymakers have been urged to launch an aggressive intervention into the information, communication and technology (ICT) industry to stimulate rapid economic growth and tame growing youth joblessness and insecurity in Africa.

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MTN in another legal headache as Etisalat sues for use of frequency in Nigeria

File Photo©ReutersEtisalat Nigeria has filed a court case against rival MTN over the use of a new frequency band which MTN acquired when it bought internet provider Visafone, it said on Monday.

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Drones? No pilot, no problem

Photo©Foster Partners Engineers are due to break ground on the world's first civilian cargo drone station in Rwanda in 2016.

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Telecoms: Making way for Data, the future king

Photos© Michael Zumstein/Agence VuData consumption is rising rapidly in Africa, and companies are now focusing on a new generation of telecoms networks to increase speed and capacity. While voice is not dead, analysts predict slower growth in the years ahead

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