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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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Zimbabwe ICT Ministry Implements Govt's 10-Point Plan

By Tendai Mugabe: The implementation of the 10-point plan laid down by President Mugabe in his State of the Nation Address last week has been set in motion with the Information, Communication Technology ministry firmly setting down its plans aimed at turning around the country's economic fortunes. ICT Minister Supa Mandiwanzira said his ministry had taken a lead in this endeavour joining wit.....read more...

Kenya's Big TV Players Yet to Get Free-to-Air Permits

By Martin Mwita: Major television broadcasters in the country are yet to obtain new digital free-to-air television licences, the Communication Authority said yesterday. This is despite the June 30, deadline which required broadcasters to apply for various license categories, after the country switched to digital signal in February. Last month, CA director-general Francis Wangusi tol.....read more...

Concerns Over Nigeria's Slow Broadband Penetration Drive

By Benjamin Alade: Two separate fora last weekend raised concerns on the need for government to fast track its plans towards deepening broadband usage in Nigeria. Penetration is still at about 10 per cent in the country, amidst the over 19 terabytes bandwidth capacities brought in through the landing of submarine cables including MainOne, Glo 1, WACS among others with stakeholders believi.....read more...

NIG to Help Ensure Efficient Broadband Penetration in Nigeria

By Richard Udofia: President of Nigeria Internet Group (NIG), Eng. Adebayo Banjo has assured internet users in Nigeria that his association would work with relevant bodies to ensure that the country enjoys more effective and efficient broadband penetration. Banjo made the promise at the association's annual conference and exhibition 2015, which held in Lagos last week. Banjo said that Inform.....read more...

Mozambique Academic and Journalist in the Dock Over Facebook Post

By Paul Fauvet: A Mozambican academic and editor faced trial for allegedly libelling former president Guebuza. The prosecution did not present a single witness. Prominent Mozambican economist Carlos Nuno Castel-Branco on Monday told a Maputo court that a Facebook post he wrote in November 2012 was intended as part of a political debate on the problems the country faced, and not an attack .....read more...

Locally Assembled Laptops to Ease Shortage in Rwanda Schools

By Jean-Pierre Afadhali: Locally assembled laptops are expected to ease shortage of digital devices at schools, boost basic facilities availability and improve ICT teaching. Positivo BGH, Argentina-based ICT company that set up a factory in Rwanda, has started producing laptops as part of its plans to supply digital devices to the government. Last year, the government signed a deal wit.....read more...

Broadlink Provides Free Internet to 2,500 Learners in Orange Farm and Lenasia in South Africa

By Baraka Jefwa: Mpheti Mahlatsi Secondary School in Orange Farm and Southview High School in Lenasia are each the recipients of 5Mbps Uncapped WDSL (Wireless DSL) connectivity service for the next 18 months courtesy of Broadlink. Provision of the connectivity service, valued at around R198 000, is in joint partnership with 3P Learning, an international organisation that facilitates onlin.....read more...

Chams Considers BPO After Shutting Down Digital Mall

By Adeyemi Adepetun: Chief Executive Officer of Chams Plc, Demola Aladekomo ; Director-General, National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Peter Jack; Commercial Director at the Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC), Bilal Al Rais; former President of Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NIRA), Mrs. Mary Uduma and President of the Association of Telecoms Companies of Nigeria.....read more...

Technological Leapfrogging in Ethiopia

By Mesekrem Lemma: Very soon, a lot of machines will be able to think, learn and feel emotions similarly like the human brain. Ethiopia has a uniquely rich history of pioneers. It is the presumed cradle of mankind, as well as Africa's oldest independent country, and of culturally-advanced, fiercely-independent kingdoms dating to the 8th century BC. It is one of first 24 members of the Uni.....read more...

Villagers in Mkalama District Now 'Live'

MKALAMA District Administrative Secretary, Mr Benjamin Mwombeki has urged residents of Nkungi village in Mududa ward, Mkalama District Singida Region to utilise telecom services now available in the area. Airtel Tanzania yesterday unveiled a new communications tower in the village and Mr Mwombeki said that the facility would improve the availability of reliable communication services. "Th.....read more...