Tunisian, Tanzanian and Zambian Initiatives win ATU’s Africa-wide Competition Building Youth ICT Innovation Ecosystems

A Tunisia-based organization, Startup Tunisia, has won the African Telecommunications Union (ATU) Innovation Challenge 2021. Startup Tunisia, which offers grants and provides technical guidance to startup innovators, has, in just 2 years, supported 550 startups as well as startup support organisations through providing a...

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Portrait d’un avenir technologique par Michael Azaria

« De nombreux jeunes vont à l’école uniquement par pure formalité, et par conséquent, ne s’investissent pas assez dans la recherche de solutions aux défis auxquels est confrontée leur communauté, d’où leur dépendance envers le gouvernement pour régler leurs problèmes », a déclaré Michael...

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À l’assaut de la montagne : notes prises dans le journal intime de l’aventure novatrice de Mme Bequerelle Mbou – Deuxième finaliste du Concours de l’innovation pour l’Afrique 2020 de l’UAT

À peine les rideaux tombés sur la 1ère édition du Concours de l’innovation pour l’Afrique 2020 de l’UAT, Bequerelle Mbou, 23 ans, troisième de la compétition, avait déjà un autre défi à relever. Peu après le concours, Intel Corporation lui a demandé, ainsi qu’à...

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Recommendation on Harmonised Approach to Domestic Licensing and Mutual License Recognition of VSATs and Earth Stations in Motion

The ATU Task Group on Emerging Technologies had its second meeting from 24th to 27th November 2020. The meeting was dedicated to furthering the work on four areas namely; 5G/IMT2020, High-altitude Platform Stations (HAPS), Fixed Satellite Service Systems (FSS)/Mobile Satellite Service Systems (MSS) and...

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African Telecommunications Union Secretary General’s Message for the 2020 ATU Day Celebrations Under the Theme:”Post COVID 19: Role of Telecoms/ICT in the Resumption of Socio-Economic Activities”.

The African Telecommunications Union (ATU) was established on 7th December 1977. This founding day has been set aside for annual reflection and demonstration on the key role Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) have played and continue to play in the social and economic development...

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GSMA’s Chat with Mobile Operators on Emerging Markets and Consideration of Corporate Venture Capital (CVC) Opportunity

The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting more than 750 operators with almost 400 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset and device makers, software companies, equipment providers and internet companies, as well as organisations in adjacent industry sectors. The...

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An ATU Task Group Glimpse of Spectrum Recommendations

ATU recently conducted the first meeting on the call for input contributions on the thematic area of spectrum audit recommendations. The Meeting which took place on 3 and 4th September 2020, brought together representatives from South African Radio Astronomy Observatory (SARAO), ESOA, Policy Impact...

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The ATU Africa Innovation Challenge 2020

With increased suppression of the social fabric in many communities in Africa as a result of COVID-19, and in consideration of the fact that a large population of Africans are generally living in difficult conditions, the ability for countries’ readiness for digital solutions, could...

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ATU Calls for Harmonised Action by Telecommunications Regulators and Operators in Africa to Combat Coronavirus Pandemic-21 March 2020

African Telecommunications Union calls for harmonised action by telecommunications regulators and operators in Africa to combat Coronavirus Pandemic Saturday, 21 March 2020 – Nairobi Kenya: The African Telecommunications Union (ATU), a specialized agency of the African Union in the field of telecommunications, has put...

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