Important lessons were learned about comms resiliency after Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico in 2017.
Some previous loose talk about telcos giving their data to government sounds even worse following revelations about the ways data, and people, have been abused in real life.
Telcos have good reason to use social media to gather data about users. However, even governments find it hard to assess the risks of placing too much reliance on that kind of data.
Government subsidies to prop up weak state-owned telcos are hurting the African telecoms market.