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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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Traditional Leaders Call for ICT in Rural Areas

Traditional leaders in the Eastern Cape have called for more investment in ICT in rural areas, to help speed up the spread of knowledge about technology in the remote parts of the country. They say without technology, the rural economy, which is mainly based on agriculture, will simply not grow to support local entrepreneurship and skills like agro-processing. On Friday, Deputy Minister o.....read more...

Access to Energy via Digital Finance: Models for Innovation

By Kabir Kumar and Jacob Winiecki "Pay-as-you-go is really attractive when you're trying to target energy access at the base of the pyramid," says Angaza's Ellie Higham. Globally, over 1.3 billion people lack access to electricity, and another 1 billion people have extremely unreliable connections to national electricity grids. Without access to reliable electricity, these consumers turn to.....read more...

CAC Faults Sabotage As IT Restores Registration Services

By Henry Ifeanyi: Lagos — THE Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) assured that its online services had been restored after its registration portal was hacked last week. The intrusion led to the disruption of its current online company registration exercise. It said it viewed the disruption as a deliberate attempt to sabotage the ongoing effort to deploy a new online registration syste.....read more...

New Laws to Control Social Media On the Cards in Zimbabwe

THE Zimbabwe government is in the process of drafting new cyber laws to regulate the activities of social media, NewZimbabwe.com heard this week. Potraz legal director, Caecilia Nyamutswa, told a parliamentary committee on ICT that the Bills to regulate cyber space are now ready to be tabled before the Attorney General's office for final drafting before being taken to Cabinet and subsequentl.....read more...

Call for Mobile Lodgement Centres to Be Fast-Tracked

Pretoria — The Portfolio Committee on Rural Development and Land Reform has urged the Land Claims Commission to fast-track the implementation of plans to increase the number of lodgement centres, including the roll out of mobile lodgement centres in deep rural areas. The committee was reacting to media reports regarding the death of an elderly land claimant, Nyanisi Khuzwayo, 86, who died .....read more...

Thirteenth Huduma Centre Officially Opened in Mombasa

By Lilian Mutegi: The Ministry of Devolution has opened the Mombasa Huduma centre being the first one in the coast region with Cabinet Secretary Anne Waiguru applauding the efforts of the centre since they started operations. The launch was presided over by President Uhuru Kenyatta. Also in attendance were other Coastal key leaders including Mombasa County Governor Ali Hassan Joho. "Th.....read more...

Pan African Mobile AD Firm Expands in East Africa

By Correspondent: Twinpine, Africa's largest premium mobile advertising network, will showcase the expansion and outlook of business in Kenya, and East Africa as a whole, in a meet and greet event in Nairobi. The #KuunganaKe event will host advertisers, online content publishers, brand owners and other industry participants on 9th September. The event theme, 'Discovering the Mobile Web in.....read more...

M-Lab East Africa Partners With IBM's Softlayer in the Mobile Impact Ventures Program

m:lab East Africa has entered into a partnership with SoftLayer, an IBM Company, to offer the Catalyst program to startups in m:lab East Africa's accelerator program "Mobile Impact Ventures Program" and the community at large. SoftLayer is a provider of global cloud infrastructure. Their full-featured API and automation tools let users control a powerful, on-demand platform that seamlessly s.....read more...

NCC to Auction Another Spectrum Licence

The 2.3GHz spectrum band. "The auction could be done before the end of the year to complement NCC's plan to license Infrastructure Companies (InfraCos) on regional bases," Igho said. According to him, "You are all aware that the commission has commenced the processes for the selection of infrastructure companies for Lagos and North-central geopolitical zone in line with the Open Access Model.....read more...

Minister Welcomes Launch of Vodafone Contact Centre

Pretoria — The Minister of Trade and Industry, Rob Davies, has congratulated Webhelp SA on the launch of their Johannesburg Contact Centre, which has created 200 jobs. The contact centre will service the UK cellular phone operator Vodafone, providing customer services to their UK subscribers. It is the second operation launched by the company - the first facility was launched in Cape To.....read more...