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News in Brief 3 August 2017
Afghanistan: HOSA action directed - A meeting chaired by Acting Minister of MCIT Engineer Syed Ahmad Shah Sadat, with representatives of telco, heads and advisers of the Ministry of Communications, wa...(more)

News in Brief 26 July 2017
Bahrain: Batelco wallet - Batelco and payment services provider AFS have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to roll-out a mobile wallet solution. AFS chairman Sael Al Waary and Batelco Bahrain...(more)

News in Brief 19 July 2017
Africa: Merchant management platform - Interswitch, an African payment services provider, has partnered with mVisa. It said it would work with Visa to select markets in East and West Africa to develop...(more)

News in Brief 12 July 2017
Africa: New domain - From 4 July registrations for .africa (dotAfrica) geographic Top Level Domains (gTLDs) were accepted. Registered trademark owners were allowed to apply for .africa domain names, f...(more)

News in Brief 5 July 2017
Africa: Tech investments - TLcom Capital has said that commitments to its TIDE Africa Fund, focused exclusively on technology-enabled solutions and innovation serving Sub-Saharan Africa, have hit USD ...(more)

News in Brief 28 June 2017
Bahrain: Better roaming bundles - Batelco has added 11 new international networks to its data roaming packages, and now offers 60 locations including the UK, France, Spain, Italy, Indonesia and Turkey...(more)

News in Brief 21 June 2017
Africa: Digital development - A Digital Journalism Initiative is being supported by Google. It intends to train 6,000 African journalists within the next nine months. Head of Training and Development ...(more)

News in Brief 14 June 2017
Bahrain: TV treats - During Ramadan Batelco's users will be able to enjoy free access to 'Batelco TV on-the-go' service until 30 June, through the Website and Batelco TV Android app,...(more)

News in Brief 7 June 2017
Africa: Internet focus - In a blog, Seacom's Chief Development Officer Suveer Ramdhani said that the priority for the telecoms industry this year should be to accelerate deployment of true broadband s...(more)

News in Brief 1 June 2017
Algeria: Minister gets digital mandate - The new government was last week named by President Abdelaziz Bouteflika saw the return of several ministers in their previous posts, some of which have been e...(more)

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