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Facebook is building a huge undersea cable around Africa to boost internet access in the continent

Facebook is building a 37,000-kilometer long undersea cable around Africa to provide it with better internet access. The subsea cable will interconnect 23 countries in Africa, the Middle East and Europe, Facebook says. The move highlights increased interest from Silicon Valley companies in Africa. Facebook is building...

Reports linking 5G To Covid-19 Pandemics in Nigeria, not true, NCC Insists

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has insisted that there is no deployment of the 5G network in the country at the moment. NCC’s Director of Public Affairs, Dr Henry Nkemadu, made this known in a statement while reacting to claims that the telecommunication industry planned...

Facebook Investors unveils independent content oversight board to curb Mark Zuckerberg’s excess

(Reuters) — Facebook’s new content oversight board will include a former prime minister, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, and several constitutional law experts and rights advocates among its first 20 members, the company announced on Wednesday. The independent board, which some have dubbed Facebook’s “Supreme...

Subscribers flee 9Mobile as MTN, Glo, Airtel drive Nigeria’s broadband penetration by 39% high

Broadband penetration in Nigeria attained a new height of 39.58 per cent in February as against 38.49 per cent recorded in January, driven by increasing number of internet users in the country. According to the latest industry statistics released by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC),...

SA mobile telecom launches commercial 5G mobile network

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Mobile operator Vodacom Group said on Monday it had switched on Africa’s first live 5G mobile network in three cities in South Africa, with further rollouts planned in other parts of the country. Vodacom was recently assigned temporary additional spectrum by South...

Why 200 Million Facebook Users May Quit

Facebook has seen a significant upsurge in traffic during the Coronavirus pandemic, but for any US or Canadian citizens users toying with the idea of deactivating their accounts, Facebook just made it a whole lot easier to pack up and leave. After a successful trial...

Hackers Just Sold 267 Million FaceBook User Profiles For $540

Just a few days after exposing the sale of some 500,000 Zoom accounts for sale on the dark web, the research team at Cyble are back with another worrying tale of the vast array of information traded on furtive data markets. A “threat actor,”...

Trump moves US to lay groundwork for quantum internet of the future

In the 1960s the U.S. government funded a series of experiments developing techniques to shuttle information from one computer to another. Devices in single labs sprouted connections, then neighboring labs linked up. Soon the network had blossomed between research institutions across the country, setting...

Coronavirus: U.S Colleges experiment with stay-at-home ‘study abroad’ programs

Many college and university students who were already on study abroad programs when coronavirus travel bans were enacted have been stranded all over the world. Now schools are rethinking the immediate future of travel programs slated for the summer and fall, with virtual study abroad...

Apple expands services business to markets in Africa and beyond

Apple Inc on Tuesday said it would expand its App Store, Apple Music and other services to dozens of new markets in Africa, the Middle East and beyond in the biggest geographical expansion of its services in almost a decade. Apple said it would expand...
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