Technology/telecommunications

PENALTIES

MTN Group seeks to ease burden of crippling fine

MTN Group, Africa's largest mobile operator, is reportedly in negotiations with Nigerian authorities after the Nigerian Communications Commission handed down a massive $5.2 billion fine to the telecom giant over its failure to unregister SIM cards.

ROBOTICS

Majority of US states consider passing drone laws

As concerns rise that a proposed privacy law in California could stifle innovation, it emerges that a total of 156 drone bills have been considered by 45 US states with 18 of them passing into law.