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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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Thousands Will Love Your New Jingle, Bjorn From Sweden Will Claim He Composed It

By Reinhardt Biermann and Stephen Hollis In 1971, while at an airport under dark and overcast skies in Ireland - which delayed his flight, Bill Backer - the creative director of McCann-Erickson (the global advertising agency network), wrote the following line on a napkin while passing the time: 'I'd like to buy the world a Coke and keep it company'. What was just an idea, became one of the .....read more...

TV and Twitter, Increasing Viewing Experience

A study by Nielsen revealed that 85% of South African Twitter users access their accounts through their mobile devices and that 64% of these mobile users consume Twitter content while watching TV. This can sway the decision of the viewer to change channels if there is high Twitter activity, such as comments on a particular scene or update on a football game. Years ago when the idea of intera.....read more...

Harness the Social Media Wave for Good

By Michael Mabasa The rise of social media provides ample material for offence and distraction but also a powerful tool for social change... As someone with a personal and professional interest in communication and marketing, I'm fascinated by digital and social media, and how it can not only drive business growth, but also be a force for good. If there was any doubt that this is the inf.....read more...

Editorial - All Should Unite Against Child Pornography

By Rwanda Today As Internet and digital technology become increasingly part of daily life for many Rwandans, there is a concern over child online security as a result of global internet threats which are difficult to curb for minors' safe and responsible use of Internet. Besides the benefits of information access for educational purposes, there are child security risks associated to Web con.....read more...

Here's What Telkom Bosses Get Paid

By Gareth Van Zyl Executives at local telecommunications company Telkom are taking home higher pay while its lower level employees face job cuts and possible salary freezes. For the financial year ending March 2015, Sipho Maseko's total remuneration jumped to R12.3m from R11.7m in 2014, according to Telkom's 2015 Integrated Report. This means that the Telkom CEO earned more than Vodacom chi.....read more...

New Messaging App Raises the Bar On Data Security

By Sam Wambugu WhatsApp is the market leader when it comes to messaging, with an estimated 700 million active users and counting. WhatsApp appeals because of its simplicity. There are no accounts to sign up for and no user agreements to read -- you just register a new account against your mobile number and start chatting. Unlike many other apps, you don't get distracted by advertisements on.....read more...

Asus Introduces the New Zenbook Into the Kenyan Market

By Baraka Jefwa ASUS has announced the launch of the Zenbook UX305 into the Kenyan market. The device which is light with sleek design, adds to the growing list of premium Ultrabooks that are targeted at the high end market. It's priced at KES 119,999 and is available at Text Book Centre, Bright Technologies and Avenue Electronics. According to the multinational the high performance device .....read more...

Facebook Marks One-Year Anniversary of Internet.org, Hosts Developer Day At Ihub

By Baraka Jefwa Facebook is celebrating the one-year anniversary of the introduction of the Internet.org app by hosting a Developer Day at iHub in Nairobi, Kenya on Monday, 27 July. Over the last year, Facebook has worked closely with more than a dozen mobile operators across 17 countries to give people access to relevant basic internet services without data charges. Today Internet.org i.....read more...

New Innovation Hub Opens in Kigali

By Collins Mwai Budding entrepreneurs in Kigali have yet another innovation hub to choose from following the launch of a new business incubator. The new incubator, Impact Hub Kigali, is part of a global Impact Hub network of 76 local innovation labs, business incubators and social enterprise community centres across the world and is set to integrate Kigali's social enterprise community with.....read more...

Data War Escalates

The war for mobile broadband market has continued to escalate as State-owned operator TelOne continues to exploit the new emerging broadband market with their innovative products. They initially launched the first ever most affordable data promotion when they offered $1 for 100MB data, and just recently they added an extra bonus of 250 Megabytes (MB) to offer to make it 350MB for a dollar. .....read more...