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Tech, telecom contribute 10 percent of Nigeria's GDP, ICT minister says

The ICT industry is now viewed as critical, ranked with energy

BT in talks to buy U.K. mobile carrier EE for US$19.5 billion

The deal would help BT sell bundled fixed and mobile services


Ghana's import tax removal on smartphones expected to boost local Africa production

If the plan has its desired effect, it might make other countries follow

New owners of Nitel, Mtel, face a tough road to success

The sale of the company is just the start of what will likely prove to be a tough comeback

Zambia pays loan for Libya's Lap Green, but Zamtel case continues

Zambia to compensate Lap Green for its investment as it fights a court battle over repossession of Zamtel

Indigenization law pushes Russia's VimpelCom out of Zimbabwe

Law requires foreign companies to cede 51 percent of ownership to black Zimbabweans

Kenya telecom market in turmoil as Viettel withdraws bid for Telkom Kenya

International players may avoid market

UK network BT mulls mobile return to fuel quad-play competition

Fixed netowrk operator BT is considering buying a UK mobile network, and is in talks with the owners of O2 and EE

NSA privacy director defends agency's surveillance

The agency's first privacy director answers public questions on Tumblr

EU net neutrality legislation under threat from Italian proposals, says rights group

Italian proposals for changes to draft legislation already adopted by Parliament would weaken citizen's rights, according to EDRi

With sale to Africell, Orange starts to pull back from East Africa

Africell aims for growth in competitive telecom market

US Senate fails to move forward on NSA reform bill

The vote on the USA Freedom Act could mean NSA reform is dead until next year

Obama backs passing of NSA reform legislation by Senate

U.S. President Barack Obama wants to sign the bill this year

Mitel Drops ShoreTel Bid

ShoreTel customers don’t have to worry about what Mitel would have done with the gear they’ve already bought.

Africa's largest mobile operators create emergency fund to fight Ebola

Program will go into effect next month and is expected to raise $50 million

HP and Nokia join forces to build cloud-based networks for operators

The platform will become available in the middle of next year

Say Goodbye to Microsoft Lync, Hello to Skype for Business

Microsoft is upgrading its Lync unified communication platform to look and feel more like the familiar consumer version of Skype and changing its name to Skype for Business.

AT&T Won't Do In-Flight Wi-Fi After All

The carrier has dropped a plan to provide Internet access on airliners

Apple Offers Former iPhone Users Way to Stop it Hijacking Their Text Messages

Apple has set up a simple Web tool to allow former iPhone users to dissociate their phone number from Apple's iMessage service

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Microsoft Launches Wait List for Skype Translator Preview

Microsoft is taking beta requests for its Skype Translator, the real-time translation technology and service it demonstrated earlier this year.

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