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Access Alert: Saudi Arabia – Pioneering Sustainable Space Endeavours

In an effort to showcase its focus on sustainable space exploration and utilisation, Saudi Arabia hosted the Space Debris Conference...

1 Mar 2024 Opinion
Access Alert: Saudi Arabia – Pioneering Sustainable Space Endeavours
FinTech’s Role in SMEs and Inclusive Growth

FinTech’s Role in SMEs and Inclusive Growth

SMEs account for 90% of businesses and 50% of employment globally. However, limited financial access and regulatory complexities prevent these...

29 Feb 2024 Opinion
Tech Policy Trends 2024: Consumer protection – The next battleground for digital pioneers

Tech Policy Trends 2024: Consumer protection – The next battleground for digital pioneers

With technologies emerging and advancing at a rapid pace, tech players are under unprecedented scrutiny for how it impacts consumers’...

28 Feb 2024 Opinion
Access Alert: Advancing pan-African mobile roaming to unlock seamless connectivity and growth opportunities

Access Alert: Advancing pan-African mobile roaming to unlock seamless connectivity and growth opportunities

Digital transformation is accelerating in Africa, driven by the growing adoption of mobile services. According to the World Bank, sub-Saharan...

23 Feb 2024 Opinion
Revolutionising Africa’s connectivity as WRC-23 unveils game-changing spectrum milestones

Revolutionising Africa’s connectivity as WRC-23 unveils game-changing spectrum milestones

The World Radiocommunication Conference 2023 (WRC-23) was a landmark event for the global regulation of the radio-frequency spectrum and the...

23 Feb 2024 Opinion
Access Alert: Peru’s congress introduces bill to regulate AI

Access Alert: Peru’s congress introduces bill to regulate AI

On 12 February, lawmakers from the Podemos Peru party set forth BoL 07033/2023 to establish a legal framework for AI...

22 Feb 2024 Opinion
Access Alert: European Commission announces three-pillar approach to connectivity policy

Access Alert: European Commission announces three-pillar approach to connectivity policy

On 21 February, the European Commission presented its widely anticipated white paper on ‘How to master Europe’s digital infrastructure needs?’,...

21 Feb 2024 Opinion
Tech Policy Trends 2024: The evolution of GDPR

Tech Policy Trends 2024: The evolution of GDPR

With a major review scheduled for 2024, the EU will use the months ahead to reflect on where the GDPR...

21 Feb 2024 Opinion
Access Alert: Portugal imposes fines for non-compliance with type-approval requirements

Access Alert: Portugal imposes fines for non-compliance with type-approval requirements

Type approval (also known as homologation or certification) ensures product quality, safety, and interoperability, assuring consumers, businesses, and regulatory authorities...

20 Feb 2024 Opinion
Securing the final frontier: British perspectives on commercial defence in space

Securing the final frontier: British perspectives on commercial defence in space

In a statement on 15 January, the United Kingdom’s Secretary of Defence, Grant Shapps, declared that “The era of the...

19 Feb 2024 Opinion
Access Alert: Colombia releases National Digital Strategy 2023-2026

Access Alert: Colombia releases National Digital Strategy 2023-2026

On 7 February, Colombia’s Ministry of Information, and Communication Technologies (MinTIC) and the National Planning Department (DNP) unveiled the government’s...

16 Feb 2024 Opinion
Tech Policy Trends 2024: The Global South is the new epicentre of internet governance innovation

Tech Policy Trends 2024: The Global South is the new epicentre of internet governance innovation

Unserved and underserved communities are set to drive the future of connectivity as the internet continues to penetrate new markets....

14 Feb 2024 Opinion
Access Alert: Europe upgrades eCall to 5G

Access Alert: Europe upgrades eCall to 5G

 eCall, utilised in vehicles throughout the European Union (EU), automatically initiates a free emergency call to the public safety answering...

14 Feb 2024 Opinion
Does the outcome of WRC-23 Agenda Item 1.5 signify an end to a harmonised approach to sub-1GHz spectrum in Europe?

Does the outcome of WRC-23 Agenda Item 1.5 signify an end to a harmonised approach to sub-1GHz spectrum in Europe?

As the dust settles following the World Radiocommunication Conference 2023 (WRC-23), spectrum regulators and users are taking stock of what...

7 Feb 2024 Opinion
Access Alert: Yes, there is an AI Standard, and its number is ISO/IEC 42001

Access Alert: Yes, there is an AI Standard, and its number is ISO/IEC 42001

A standard for managing AI in organisations was released in December 2023. This standard, ISO/IEC 42001 Artificial Intelligence – Management...

7 Feb 2024 Latest AI Thought Leadership
Tech Policy Trends 2024: The US-China rivalry’s impact on global trade

Tech Policy Trends 2024: The US-China rivalry’s impact on global trade

With a presidential election less than 12 months away, political positioning in the US will have global ramifications. China, meanwhile,...

7 Feb 2024 Opinion
Access Alert: UK’s “Pro-Innovation Approach” to AI – Outlier or Opportunity?

Access Alert: UK’s “Pro-Innovation Approach” to AI – Outlier or Opportunity?

The UK government has unveiled its response to the AI White Paper consultation, through which the Department for Science, Innovation...

6 Feb 2024 Latest AI Thought Leadership
The Truth About 5G in Latin America

The Truth About 5G in Latin America

In this episode of ‘Latam Digital,’ José Otero of 5G Americas delves into the intricacies of 5G deployment across Latin...

6 Feb 2024 Opinion
Access Alert: US Department of Commerce issues Proposed Rulemaking on Cybersecurity and AI for IaaS providers

Access Alert: US Department of Commerce issues Proposed Rulemaking on Cybersecurity and AI for IaaS providers

On 29 January, the US Department of Commerce, through the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and its newly-created Office...

2 Feb 2024 Opinion
AI’s Evolution and Ethical Dilemmas in Latin America

AI’s Evolution and Ethical Dilemmas in Latin America

Explore AI in Latin America with expert Juan David Gutiérrez. This episode examines the autonomous problem-solving capabilities of AI, its...

1 Feb 2024 Opinion
Access Alert: US Senate holds Online Child Safety hearing

Access Alert: US Senate holds Online Child Safety hearing

On 31 January, the US Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing with the CEOs from TikTok, X, Meta, Snap, and...

1 Feb 2024 Opinion