ITU study lifts the lid on ICT adoption in Africa

Albeit slow, the African region witnesses signs of growth in terms of ICT infrastructure, reveals an International Telecommunication Union study.

Apr 26, 2021

ITU invites SA SMEs to take part in global digital awards

The International Telecommunication Union invites applications for its ITU Digital World 2021 SME Awards, which promote digital innovation by SMEs.


Digital TV delays push Ellies unit into liquidation

The company cites continuing government delays in implementing SA’s digital TV migration programme as contributing to the division’s woes.


$428bn investment needed to connect all of humanity

Some R7.1 trillion is required to connect nearly half of the world’s population that has never used the Internet, estimates an International Telecommunication Union study.

Sep 14, 2020

ITU Connect2Recover to boost Africa’s post-COVID connectivity

The International Telecommunication Union’s Connect2Recover initiative aims to expand access to affordable and reliable connectivity in Africa.

Aug 7, 2020

Women hardest hit by digital divide during COVID-19

An International Telecommunication Union report shows access to ICT has a major impact on women's ability to prepare for, survive and recover from disasters.


ITU introduces new global guidelines to protect kids online

The International Telecommunication Union’s guidelines consist of four parts tailored to key audiences: children, parents and educators, industry and policymakers.


Africa recycles less than 0.1% e-waste

Data from the International Telecommunication Union reveals Africa’s shortcomings on e-waste management, with less than 0.1% recycled.


Internet uptake lags despite falling broadband prices

The International Telecommunication Union finds prices for telecoms services continue to decline but do not translate into rapidly increasing Internet penetration rates.

May 5, 2020

As COVID-19 continues, ITU calls for digital solutions

The International Telecommunication Union’s second annual innovation competition calls for digital solutions that can be nurtured to scale and assist communities.


Criminals exploit crucial COVID-19 SMSes to commit fraud

WASPA advises SA’s mobile users to exercise caution and their own common sense when receiving messages on their mobiles related to the virus.

Mar 20, 2020

ITU seeks to maintain vital communications during COVID-19

The International Telecommunication Union sets out a strategy to enable and ensure communication availability during the phases of disaster.

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