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Ghana Telcos Bear Brunt of Fibre..

By Masahudu Kunateh: Accra — THE Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications has reported an upsurge in the incidents of fibre cuts, a setback that is costing local mobile network operators millions of Cedi. According to the chamber, 1 370 fibre cuts were recorded nationwide within the six-month perio.. read more…
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SON to Partner NCC, Telco's On N..

By Femi Adekoya: Wary of the intrigues being played by mobile phone dealers in the country, the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), yesterday unveiled plans by the agency and other stakeholders in the telecommunications industry to initiate a system that would remotely reject counterfeit and s.. read more…
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What the Future of African Broad..

London — The subjective experience of using the Internet in Africa has always been a strange one. Having been using it for over 14 years, we know it's got better but it's sometimes hard to see it as anything but frustrating. There's always cost, network or capacity restrictions that pull you down ev.. read more…

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Tencent, Wechat and Chinese Censorship - Does Naspers Have a Free Speech Problem?

analysis By Simon AllisonNaspers appears to be a company comfortable with contradiction. On the one hand, it owns Media24, the largest independent media group in South Africa and a vocal critic of any attempts to restrict media freedoms in South Africa. On the other hand, most of Naspers' revenue, and its entire market cap, comes from its large stake in Tencent, the Chinese social media giant .....read more...

Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya's Mobile Subscriptions Hit 880 Million

By Adeyemi AdepetunAS at the third quarter of 2014, mobile subscriptions in Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Egypt, Morocco and other parts of Africa have hit 880 million. According to the Seventh Ericsson Mobility Report, mobile subscription in Africa is now near the billion marks, stressing that by 2020, 90 percent of the world's population over six years old will have a mobile phone, and Smartp.....read more...

Invest in Research, Experts Urge Mineduc

By Collins MwaiThe government should conduct extensive research on the impact of various technologies before incorporating them into the education sector. The advice was given by various panelists during the just concluded three-day conference on innovation in education and ICT dubbed; "Innovation Africa 2014" that closed yesterday in Kigali. The conference brought together scholars, ministers .....read more...

AFRINIC Govt Working Group to Take Place in Mauritius

By Stella Kaibung'aNetwork operators, Internet Service Providers (ISP), governments, education professionals and business leaders from across Africa and the globe will meet in Mauritius to discuss Internet technology, Internet governance, Cyber security, critical Internet resources and policy development for the region. The Africa Network Information Centre (AFRINIC), the Regional Internet Regi.....read more...

ZTE Partners With FAWE to Support Women Entrepreneurs in Western Kenya

Chinese telcom firm ZTE has rolled out a financial empowerment program for women in Western Kenya to support their entrepreneurial efforts. The programme - through which ZTE has contributed Kshs 3.13 million (US $ 35,000) - was unveiled at a ceremony witnessed by Kenya's First Lady Margaret Kenyatta, in Nairobi. It will officially kick off in January. The programme is a partnership between ZTE .....read more...

Urban Sustainability Starts by Bridging Divides

opinion By Anita MakriIntegrating tech and planning, urban with rural and formal with informal development can help transform cities. For the first time in human history, more of us live in cities than in rural areas: 54 per cent of the world's population is now urban, a figure expected to increase to about 70 per cent by 2050. It's easy to see why migration drives this trend - cities offer eco.....read more...

New Tool for Spy Victims to Detect Government Surveillance

Photo: Amnesty Detekt is the first tool to be made available to the public that detects major known surveillance spyware, some of which is used by governments, in computers. press release A new tool to enable journalists and human rights defenders .....read more...

Software Developers Recognised

By Ivan R. MugishaA group of 40 application developers and entrepreneurs from across the world were on Wednesday recognised for developing solutions to challenges facing communities in Africa. The ceremony, that took place in Kigali was organised by Ampion Africa, an international non-profit organisation that seeks to promote entrepreneurship and innovation in the developing world. Participants.....read more...

MTN Uganda Deploys Ericsson's Converged Wallet Platform

MTN Uganda has deployed the Ericsson's Converged Wallet platform in a move meant to enable the MNO quickly introduce relevant, new and differentiated mobile financial services offerings for its 7 million mobile wallet users and 50,000 agents. MTN Uganda is part of MTN Group, a multinational telecoms group, which has approximately 219 million subscribers spread across 22countries in Africa and t.....read more...

Orange Partners With Vaell to Increase Vehicle Fleet

By Baraka JefwaOrange has entered in a partnership with Vehicle and Equipment Leasing Limited (VAELL), an independent vehicle leasing firm, to expand its fleet for better service provision. The deal - which involve the leasing of 17 vehicle - allows Orange to more efficiently manage its operational costs by passing on intermediate services of vehicle maintenance to VAELL. The vehicles will be u.....read more...