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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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New Video on Demand Service Launched

London — You are in South Africa and there is nothing to watch on TV tonight? Check out VIDI, a video-on-demand (VoD) service launched on 10th. September 2014 by Times Media Group (TMG), a major South African media company. VIDI offers online VoD to South African viewers. Just 48 hours after the launch, Balancing Act's Sylvain Béletre spoke with the VIDI team in Johannesburg includ.....read more...

UN 'Matchmaker' to Foster South-South Tech Transfer

By Jan PiotrowskiThe UN has launched a new knowledge-sharing platform aimed specifically at private companies in low-income countries to help foster the spread of technology, assets and financing. The scheme is dedicated to the least developed countries (LDCs) as a direct response to the challenges they face in areas such as sustainable agriculture, climate change adaptation and water managemen.....read more...

Isutic Invests in Software, Scientific Research

Luanda — The Higher Institute of Technology of Information and Communication (ISUTIC) is seriously engaged in developing software and introduce scientific investigation. The information was released Thursday in Luanda by its director general, Gabriel Chiquete Chipuete. Gabriel Chiquete Chipuete said so to Angop on the sidelines of ceremony to hand over diplomas to the post-graduate stude.....read more...

Liquid Telecom to Invest Sh17.71 Billion in Connectivity in East Africa

By Richard MungaiLIQUID Telecom group has said it will invest more that $200 million (Sh17.71 billion) to expand its network across East Africa to meet the rising internet demand. It singled out Kenya as leading in regional internet demand and said it has signed a $40 million (Sh3.54 billion) deal with Nakuru, Siaya and Lamu county governments for fiber optic and satellite networks. The chief t.....read more...

Egypt's Antiquities On Google Earth Touring Services

Google announced that some of Egypt's antiquities, notably Giza pyramids would be available on Google Earth Touring services. This came during a press conference held in the presence of Minister of Tourism Hisham Zazou. Google Earth Touring services will allow users to discover Egypt's antiquities through panoramic photos, said Tareq Abdullah, Google Marketing Manager in the Middle East and No.....read more...

NAMA to Deploy Controller Pilot Communication System At Lagos, Kano Airports

By Ibe UwalekeTHE Nigerian Airspace Management Agency (NAMA), in conjunction with SITA, is deploying Controller Pilot Data Link Communication (CPDLC) facilities at Lagos and Kano Control Centres to enhance long range data communication between Air Traffic Controllers and the Pilots. This system of communication, according to the Managing Director of the Agency, Ibrahim Abdulsalam, an engineer, .....read more...

New Internet Service to Explore Egypt's Heritage

Cairo — Google has launched a project that allows internet users to tour Egypt virtually. The virtual tourism project began as an experiment in 2007. The tour can begin from Cairo's Great Sphinx of Giza, the mystical creature of a lion's body and human's head, and take you to Alexandria's six-century-old Citadel of Qaitbay. You can also view St Catherine Monastery From the hill. The virtu.....read more...

The Rise and Rise of Mobile Money

By Bukola Idowu, Chima AkwajaMobile Money transactions are gradually taking off in Nigeria after a very slow start due to inability to fully comprehend the scheme, lack of technology by those licensed to operate it and low level of the awareness by the public. There are 18 licensed mobile payment services providers in Nigeria, comprising banks and companies established for this purpose under th.....read more...

E-Government Strategic Action Plan to Bring Services Closer to the People

Windhoek — Prime Minister Hage Geingob yesterday (Thursday) officially launched Namibia's e-Government Strategic Plan, which strives to promote a more efficient and effective government and to make it more accessible and accountable to citizens through the use of information and communication technologies. "E-Government will help enhance our ability to improve service delivery and in so d.....read more...

VI Inventor Fair Opens Friday

Luanda — The 6th edition of the Angolan Inventor/Creator Fair (FEICA) will start Friday at National technology Centre, in Luanda. The information is contained in a note released by Ministry of Science and Technology (Minct). According to the source, the fair, going from 12-15 September, will gather 139 exhibitors from 17 of the 18 provinces. The event will be held under the motto "ideas,.....read more...