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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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ICT Africa Latest News: Broadband

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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The Promise of Africa and the Global Internet

By Daniel A. Sepulveda and Dean Garfield: A topic repeatedly raised during the historic U.S-Africa Leaders Summit held in Washington, D.C. is the transformational role communications technologies will play in advancing a prosperous and peaceful world. Thought leaders, luminaries, policy makers, and entrepreneurs from across the continent addressed the need for governments and industry to .....read more...

Glo to Launch Mobile Money Agent Network

Globacom has concluded arrangements to launch a Mobile Money Agent Network, called Glo Xchange, in partnership with licensed mobile money operators, Firstmonie, Ecobank and Stanbic IBTC. The initiative will accelerate the mobile money revolution by providing the industry with the much needed distribution network. According to a statement from Globacom, the Governor of Central Bank of Nige.....read more...

Make ICTs Part of Sports Policy, Says Mujuru

By Fatima Bulla: MASVINGO — Vice President Joice Mujuru has urged the Sport, Arts and Culture Ministry to craft a national sport policy aimed at creating sustainable ways of funding as well as increase the use of information and communication technology. The Vice President's remarks were delivered at Mucheke during the official opening of the 12th edition of the Zimbabwe National Youth .....read more...

Don't Give Your IDS to Strangers - Zicta Warns

By Xavier Manchishi: THE Zambia Information and Communication Technology Authority(ZICTA) has warned the public against allowing strangers to use their identity cards to register sim cards. ZICTA consumer protection officer Edgar Mlauzi said the idea of registering sim cards was meant for each individual to be identified by their own line. Mr Mlauzi said the authority had noted that mo.....read more...

ATCON Pushes for Increased Awareness On IPv6 Migration

The Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) in collaboration with Africa Network Information Centre (AFRINIC) held an international workshop on Internet Number Resource Management (INRM) and IPv6 in Lagos recently. The event, which had 40 networks engineers from 24 registered organisations in attendance, was meant to deepen awareness among Nigerians to migrate from Int.....read more...

Econet Offers Telecash Employees Double Salary

By Tonderai Rutsito: The battles between Zimbabwe's largest mobile network operators are far from over; with a new cold war at tipping point. Econet Wireless Zimbabwe has been blamed for fishing directly in Telecel's skills pond, a move which has been described by analysts as dirty tactics to beat competition. Econet Wireless has allegedly dangled a 100 percent salary increase offer to Te.....read more...

Kenya's Musoni Awarded By Frost and Sullivan for Technology Leadership

By Stella Kaibung'a: Musoni has been recognized by Frost and Sullivan with the 2014 Kenyan Frost and Sullivan Award for Technology Leadership. In a recent analysis of the Microfinance Industry (MFI), Musoni came out on top in a list that ranked the top 100 mobile MFIs of the world. According to PR Newswire, Musoni - derived from "m-usoni" where "m" stands for Mobile and "usoni" (Swahil.....read more...

NGO Trains Women, Girls On ICT in Jigawa

By Aliyu Dangida: DUTSE--No fewer than 40 women and girls will benefit from a two-week training programme on Information and Communication Technology, ICT, organised by an NGO, Centre for Information Technology, CITAD. A statement by the CITAD's programme coordinator, Isyaku Garba said the training was organised in collaboration with the CITAD and Women Enhancing Technology, WeTech. Ac.....read more...

Don't Give Your IDS to Strangers - Zicta Warns

By Xavier Manchishi: THE Zambia Information and Communication Technology Authority(ZICTA) has warned the public against allowing strangers to use their identity cards to register sim cards. ZICTA consumer protection officer Edgar Mlauzi said the idea of registering sim cards was meant for each individual to be identified by their own line. Mr Mlauzi said the authority had noted that mo.....read more...

'Telecoms Awards Have Enhanced Industry Growth Since Inception'

By Emma Okonji: The Nigerian Telecoms Awards, which started in 2004, has encouraged competition in the telecoms industry and contributed immensely to its growth, according to organisers of telecoms awards. Secretary General of the Nigerian Telecoms Awards, Mr. Biodun Ajiboye who spoke in Lagos recently, said: "Telecoms awards have impacted positively on national development, giving the gr.....read more...