Windows 10: the blocking for the 2004 version is lifted on the Surface

Technology: Microsoft was preventing certain Surface devices from updating to the 2004 version due to technical issues. The blockade was lifted on June 29.
Microsoft releases the block it placed on certain Surface devices to prevent them from updating to version 2004. This block prevented users of certain Surface models manufactured by Microsoft, including Surface Laptop 3 and Surface Pro 7, from downloading and manually install the latest Windows 10 feature update.

According to information released as part of the May 2020 update, devices with more than one network adapter capable of operating in "Always On, Always Connected" mode may experience unexpected shutdowns and reboots. The Surface Laptop 3 and Surface Pro 7 both fall into this category. (Other surface devices can also be included; I asked Microsoft for a list of affected devices, but got no response).



Several technical problems when launching the updateEven though a patch (KB4557957) was released on June 9 as part of …

Ethio Telecom: The government plans to sell only 40% of Ethio Telecom’s shares in order to retain the majority

Despite the coronavirus crisis, Ethiopia continues to work on plans to privatize its national telecommunications company. The government plans to sell only 40% of Ethio Telecom’s shares in order to retain the majority.
 
Ethio Telecom: The coronavirus is not right about the privatization project

The coronavirus does not stop Addis Ababa towards its objective of privatizing Ethio Telecom. The Ethiopian Communications Authority (ECA) said on Thursday that the privatization process would continue despite the pandemic. What the Minister of Finance, Eyob Tekalign Tolina, confirmed to Reuters by specifying that foreign companies will soon be called to tender.

According to the ministry, 40% of Ethio Telecom's shares can be acquired by a private operator. A small proportion will be open to the Ethiopian public, but the state will retain the majority of the firm’s capital.

Since the Ethiopian Prime Minister had his plan of deprivation, several telecoms giants have dispatched sherpas to Addis Ababa to study the contours of the Ethiopian offer. If Stéphane Richard, head of the Orange group said he was "extremely interested", responding to La Tribune Afrique in September 2018 in Marrakech, the group recently expressed its interest in the new licenses that the government plans to launch to create competition on the market. Ethiopian Telecom. In addition, MTN, Etisalat and Vodacom are all operators on the lookout.




With its 100 million inhabitants, Ethiopia remains one of the African countries least affected by Covid-19, with less than 420 cases of contamination, 128 healings and five deaths on Friday. The privatization of Ethio Telecom and the opening up of competition should profoundly transform the telecoms market in this East African country.