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AfDB to Raise USD 100 Billion fo..

By Zheng Zhi The African Development Bank (AfDB) has set in place plans to raise 100 billion USD over the next two years to fund development of infrastructure in Africa, AfDB regional director for Eastern Africa Gabriel Negatu has revealed. Speaking Thursday at the ongoing 4th Africa Governance,.. read more…
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Africa and Middle East in Need o..

The lack of robust technologies that can maintain their high performance even in harsh climate has been cited as the cause poor services to customers according to wireless manufacturer Cambium Networks. Speaking at the Connect the Unconnected event held in Dubai President and CEO of Cambium Network.. 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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Airtel to Deploy Chad's First 3G/4G Network

Airtel has been awarded a 3G/4G license by the Tchadian Government. The granting of the Tchad's first license is an important milestone towards the development of the country's telecoms infrastructure, and will facilitate better Internet access for the social and business community. This will be the latest HSPSA+ technology being launched in several European countries. Reaching speeds of up .....read more...

Angolan Telecommunication System Improves Lately

Huambo — The recovering of the Angolan telecommunication system, through various transmission resources, was stressed on Thursday by the director of Angola Telecom Company in the central Huambo province, Adriano Muteka Muholo, as one of the benefit of the political-military climate of stability in the country since the signing of peace agreement in 2002. Speaking to Angop, Adriano Muteka M.....read more...

Nigeria Targets U.S.$900 Billion From ICT4D Initiative Before 2020

The federal government has said it is targeting about $900 billion from a specialised information technology initiative tagged, Information and Communications Technology 4 Development (ICT4D), before 2020. In a publication made available to THISDAY in Abuja, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) stated that the document is a blue print on how to use IT to drive every.....read more...

Nokia X Now Locally Available in Ghana

Accra — NOKIA has unveiled to the local market its first smart phone that gives access to Android, Windows and other Microsoft applications. The new mobile phone also maintains Nokia celebrated signature designs and features. The Nokia X is a Dual SIM handset with a flexible sophistication that comes with a built-in memory of 4GB that can be expanded up to 32GB via Micro SD card. A u.....read more...

Telecom Egypt to Pay 6% of Annual Mobile Revenue to NTRA Under Unified Licence Terms

Following the announcement earlier this month that Telecom Egypt (TE) would be required to pay EGP2.5 billion (USD360 million) for a unified telecoms licence allowing it to enter the wireless market, further details regarding the concession have emerged. Ahram Online has revealed that under the terms of the licence the fixed line incumbent will also be required to pay 6% of its mobile services .....read more...

Kenya's Internet Subscribers Hit 13.1 Million

Nairobi — The number of Internet subscribers in Kenya has grown by 13 percent in the second quarter of the 2013/2014 financial year to stand at 13.1 million subscribers up from 11.9 million in the previous quarter according to the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK). The CCK Quarterly Sector Statistics Report says that mobile subscriptions remained the greatest contributor of Internet.....read more...

Fiber Optic Connections Illegal, Says Somali Government

The federal government of Somalia has said it is unlawful to start internet fiber optic connections without the passing the incomplete communication bill in the parliament. Ismail Dahir Osman the communications advisor of the president Hassan Sheikh Mohamud has told Dalsan Radio that it is uncalled for to continue with fiber optic internet connectivity in the country without following the du.....read more...

Big Data: Excitement Tempered by a Dose of Reality

Big data is a relative newcomer to development discourse. It has gathered interest quickly, aided by the UN high-level panel's call for a 'data revolution' last June that made big data central to debates over the future of development. But as well as interest, big data raises many questions - and the occasional puzzled look. Even the bravest admit confusion over how big data differs from, si.....read more...

Econet Targeting Beitbridge for 4G LTE Rollout

Econet Wireless, Zimbabwe’s largest cellco in terms of subscribers, has reportedly revealed plans to deploy its Long Term Evolution (LTE) network in Beitbridge, a border town in the province of Matabeleland, domestic newspaper the Zimbabwe Mail reports. Econet Group’s CEO Douglas Mboweni said: ‘4G LTE coverage [is available] in Harare, Bulawayo and Victoria Falls, and we are now targeting.....read more...

Kenya to Go Digital On All Procurement

SUPPLIERS not registered with government's Integrated Financial Management Information System by July will be locked out of public sector contracts. The National Treasury has said it was in final stages of organising a comprehensive training for suppliers to prepare them for the IFMIS' procure to pay programme. The component ensures all public procurement processes in both national and th.....read more...