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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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Africa Uniquely Placed to Develop Diverse Energy Mix

Johannesburg — Africa is uniquely placed to build a sustainable, renewable energy matrix with immense potential, says Rentia van Tonder, head of power at Standard Bank. "However, how quickly, efficiently and at what cost the continent builds this energy infrastructure will be influenced by sovereign wealth, governments' commitments and capital markets," she points out. The World Bank estim.....read more...

A 'Brexit' May Have a Sunny Side for Tech

By Patrick Thibodeau The tech industry mostly opposes the prospect of the U.K. exiting the European Union -- a view that's supported by polls and in statements. Ahead of Today's vote on the idea, London's mayor, for instance, joined 140 representatives of the city's "leading tech and creative firms" to release a letter urging a vote for "remain." "Our capital has the potential to be the .....read more...

Of Social Media, Global Influences

By Prosperity Mzila The world has truly become a global village, where almost everything that happens in one country has an effect all over the world. The physical borders that previously separated the states and supposedly provided "security" from possible invasions from other nations have been "removed" so to speak. The physical borders no longer suffice as bulwarks from outside influence or.....read more...

Education Revolution Creates Content 'Gap'

By Stanely Mushava A content gap has been brought about by the newly incepted education curriculum. School libraries are up for an overhaul as the Ministry of Primary and Secondary Education looks to make the sector more responsive to the needs and experiences of contemporary Zimbabwe. New learning areas and cross-cutting themes have cropped up in the Curriculum Framework for Primary and Secon.....read more...

Selfies Can Cause Wrinkles - Dermatologist Warn

By Evans Osei Boakye You may want to step away from your smartphone after reading this. Some dermatologists warn that frequently exposing your face to the electromagnetic radiation from smartphones, including when taking all of those selfies, may damage your skin's DNA, speeding up the aging process and causing premature wrinkles, according to the Telegraph. "Your cell phone will damage you.....read more...

Seacom Adds Exchange Points in Nairobi and Kampala to Boost User Experience

Pan-African telecom enabler and network provider, SEACOM, has added new internet exchange points in Nairobi and Kampala to its list of peering (traffic exchange) agreements in Africa. These new peering agreements will further enhance the performance and reduce the inactivity users will experience when they connect to Web services in Europe and across Africa. SEACOM launched Africa's first.....read more...

Consumers Have Gone Mobile

By Robert Ndlovu The world has changed and today more and more people now own a smartphone. This was not the case a few years ago. More and more people not only can afford smartphones but also have access to data services such as GPRS, 3G and very soon 4G or LTE. In simple terms the increased penetration and adoption of mobile phones especially smart phones is mainly due to the falling p.....read more...

The 'Sweet-Sour Taste' of Our Increasing Use of Technology

By Oscar Kimanuka Today's global economy is reshaped by machines that can collect and analyse prodigious amounts of data in real time, telephones and communication devices linked through satellites, and robots capable of precision, strength, and durability far beyond human capacity. Technological advancement has taken a swipe and each generation thinks the following generation will be more .....read more...

Acer Website Hacked Compromising Credit Card Details of 34500 Customers

By Lilian Mutegi Acer, a Taiwanese Company, has revealed to California's Attorney General (AG) that hackers broke into the company's online store and grabbed sensitive customer data. The leaked data includes information such as customer names, addresses, and credit card numbers including expiry dates and three-digit CVC security codes. The hack affects 34,500 customers based in the United S.....read more...

China, Africa Agree to Strengthen Media Cooperation

Beijing — African countries and China have agreed to strengthen media cooperation to improve quality through experience sharing on implementation of media policies, capacity building programmes for journalists, digitalization and development of new media. Sharing Tanzanian experience in digital migration at the Third Forum on China - Africa Media Cooperation in Beijing, Deputy Minister for.....read more...