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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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Smartphones Sold in Middle East and Africa to Hit 64 Million in Q2 2014

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) handset market grew to its largest size in ten quarters in Q2 2014, expanding 27 per cent year-on-year to total 64 million units. The latest insights from International Data Corporation (IDC) show that the majority of this growth was seen in the smartphone category, with a major shift underway in the composition of the market. Indeed, smartphone share of the ove.....read more...

President to KDF - Embrace Modern Technology to Combat Security Challenges

press release By Kobia MwirichiaNakuru — President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged the Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) to embrace modern technology to combat security challenges. He said rapid technological changes required innovative skills to deal with challenges posed by terrorism, religious extremism and intolerance. "These challenges demand innovative approaches. The first is to advance the know.....read more...

LTA Hosts Digital Migration Meeting

The Liberia Telecommunications Authority will host a strategic steering committee meeting on Digital Migration today which will expedite the process for how the nation will move away from the analogue platform for transmitting television signals to a digital platform which will bring better quality video and audio across the nation. The migration is part of the International Telecommunications .....read more...

Awards for Social Media Debut

DEVELOPMENT Diaries Ltd/GTE has announced the maiden edition of The Social Media Awards Africa (SMAA), a premier continental initiative established to recognize and celebrate excellence, creativity and impact of social media. The SMAA will feature four categories and 15 awards targeted at personalities, platforms, institutions and indigenous initiatives that have demonstrated far-reaching impac.....read more...

Airline Launches Swahili Website

IN a bid to appropriately deliver timely flight information to the local population, Fastjet Tanzania has launched Swahili language website. This comes in just few days after Fastjet management made an apology for the recent flight delays and cancellations that had affected passengers' travel plans. "Whilst we try our best to inform customers of any changes to their flights in good time through.....read more...

Four ICT Start-U.S for Tigo Mentorship Programme

By Ben GasoreFour ICT start-ups have been selected for business mentorship at the Tigo technology incubation centre, think. Tongai Maramba, the Tigo Rwanda general manager, said the winners were chosen from 150 applicants across Africa. They are Rwanda's TorQue, which delivers channel management software for wholesale distributors in the beverage and telecom industries and Beliaa, an Egyptian t.....read more...

Airtel Launches Mentorship Program in Mukuru

By CorrespondentNairobi — Bharti Airtel, a leading telecommunications services provider with over 300 million customers across operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa has launched a mentorship program for Mukuru Promotion Centre, St Bakhita Primary School located in Nairobi's Industrial Area, off Enterprise Road. The Airtel staff-driven program seeks to inspire the students, enc.....read more...

Ensure Professionalism, FG Charges Bloggers, Social Media Enthusiasts

By Caleb AyansinaAbuja — The Federal Government, yesterday, called on bloggers and social media enthusiasts to apply professionalism in the dissemination of information to the general public. The government noted that the "social media has become an avenue for transmitting hate speeches and radical messages", and there was need to ensure self censorship. The Director General of National O.....read more...

TCAA Gets Technological Boost

By Ashery MkamaA Germany-based company, COMSOFT, has donated modern technologies worth more than 3.2bn/- to Tanzania Civil Aviation Authority (TCAA) in a bid to boost aviation safety in the country. The COMSOFT Chief Executive officer, Mr Manfred Schmid, said in Dar es Salaam that, "TCAA have been expertly preparing themselves for future air traffic management demands and we are thankful that l.....read more...

Government Backs Thin SIM Technology

By Margaret WahitoNairobi — The Information, Communication and Technology Ministry says it in full support of the entry of the thin SIM technology in Kenya. Speaking before the parliamentary committee on Energy, Communications and Information, ICT Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang'i said despite the ongoing debate concerning the vulnerability of the privacy of the users, the approval by the .....read more...