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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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Is Handwriting Still Relevant in the ICT Age?

By Jonathan Maserejje You cannot disregard the value and significance of (good) handwriting regardless of the advantages of information technology. Scholars of traditional primary schools will attest to the efforts made by their teachers then to ensure good handwritings. The Old Kampala parents' school, for example, had this deeply-embedded in its early learning curriculum. Patrick McClean,.....read more...

Ban Appoints Governing Body of 'Technology Bank' for Least Developed Nations

Ahead of a major United Nations conference on priorities for the world's least development countries (LDCs), Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced the appointment of members to a governing council that will provide support towards the operationalization of a proposed Technology Bank for those vulnerable nations. In a note to correspondents issued today by Mr. Ban's spokesperson highlig.....read more...

Microsoft Funds Firms to Expand Internet Access

Tintswalo Baloyi — MICROSOFT has announced it has awarded Affordable Access Initiative grants to 12 entrepreneurial businesses to help scale their solutions and business models to increase affordable Internet access in communities around the world. Each company will receive seed grants and resources including BizSpark tools such as free software, services and technology support to help ext.....read more...

Huawei Starts New Smartphone

Upon this background, Huawei unveiled last week six (6) smartphone solutions currently available in all leading dealer and distributor shops countrywide. They include:I. Huawei P9 and P9 Plus I. Huawei P9 and P9 Plus - This is reinvented smartphone photography by partnering with legendary German camera company Leica to create the world's first dual-lens camera smartphones - Huawei P9 and P9 .....read more...

Enlisting Technology On War Against Fake Drugs

By Ken Nwogbo Enlisting technology in the war against fake and counterfeit medicines is a great initiative that is paying off and safeguarding precious lives. This is because staying ahead of fake drug merchants is better than preventing the proliferation of counterfeit drugs all over the country. Counterfeit drugs are a widespread problem in Nigeria. They are a dangerous and sometimes d.....read more...

Chinese Businesses Facilitating Africa's Digital Transformation

By Wu Changwei Huawei, Chinese telecom company, jointly tested Africa's first 4.5G network with MTC, the biggest telecom operator of Namibia, in Windhoek, capital city of Namibia, recently. The picture is about Namibian guests experiencing virtual equipment under 4.5G network at the testing ceremony. The Africa Summit of the 26thWorld Economic Forum that lasted three days was opened in Kiga.....read more...

Irish Aviation Authority Completes First Milestone Towards Operating Aireon(sm) Alert

Mclean, Virginia — First step taken in establishing critical connection for space-based ADS-B data Aireon LLC has announced the successful completion of a service delivery point Factory Acceptance Test with the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA), Ireland's Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP). The test confirmed that the IAA's service delivery equipment, a critical component for receiving gl.....read more...

RBZ Endorses Ecocash Diaspora

By Hugh Gombakomba THE partnership between EcoCash and MTN Mobile Money will contribute significantly to foreign earnings as Zimbabweans working in Zambia will be able to send money back home, a senior official has said. Speaking during the partnership launch last Wednesday, Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe Dr Kupukile Mlambo said the central bank would continue to put in place .....read more...

Uganda 'Misses' the Fourth Industrial Revolution

By Mark Keith Muhumuza Drawing comparisons between Uganda and Rwanda have become a cliché. But the latter hosted the World Economic Forum on Africa recently, a forum that hosted about 1,700 delegates who booked several hotels in Rwanda's capital, Kigali. Uganda being a neighbour to Rwanda had a representation of about eight delegates, with only one coming from the government. Mr Keith Muhakan.....read more...

Angolan Satellite to Cover Whole Africa

Luanda — With the entry into operation of the first Angolan satellite (Angosat) in 2017, Angola will have a potential coverage in telecommunications across Africa and parts of Europe. In the press conference, which took place in Luanda, the minister of Telecommunications and Information Technologies, José Carvalho da Rocha, said that with the entry into operation of the Angolan satellite .....read more...