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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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ICT Africa Latest News: Broadband

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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Adeleke Varsity Launches N50 Million ICT Resource Centre

By Emma OkonjiThe Adekeke University, Ede, Osun State, in collaboration with New Horizons, a global private Information Technology (IT) training institute, has launched Information and Communications Technology (ICT) resource centre at the university campus, with over 100 HP CPU-Monitor combined computers, intelligent boards, and multimedia projectors. The centre, which gulped over N50 million,.....read more...

TD-Mobile, Infinix Partner On Technology Distribution

A global mobile phone brand, Infinix Mobile has signed a major partnership distribution agreement with TD-Mobile, that will enable Infinix leverage on TD-Mobile's nationwide network to increase the market share of its range of smart phones in Nigeria. TD-Mobile, a subsidiary of Technology Distributions Ltd, will add Infinix to a wide product portfolio presently distributed which includes phable.....read more...

Nairobi to Host East Africa Digital Marketing Summit

By Baraka JefwaNairobi is set to host the second annual East Africa digital Marketing Summit & Show, an annual event designed to bring together key players in the digital marketing space from the East African region. The Digital Fair to be held on 9th and 10th April 2015 congregates digital marketing companies, communication and marketing managers in both public and private sector and provi.....read more...

Government Set to Open an ICT Hub in Eldoret

By Lilian MutegiThe Government through the Ministry of ICT is set to launch an ICT Hub in Eldoret in the coming months. This was said by Kenya ICT Authority (ICTA) CEO, Victor Kyalo, during a press briefing called as a pre-event briefing for the Innovation Forum set for March 2 -3 with an eye on start-ups. Kyalo said that the project was in its early stages, adding that the ICTA is working with.....read more...

Airtel Ghana Introduces DOTGO's Sms Web Browsing Service

By Masahudu Ankiilu KunatehMobile messaging innovator, , announced that its partner, Airtel Ghana, has deployed DOTGO's signature SMS-based Internet service to its four million subscribers. The DOTGO SMS Web Browser is a ground-breaking service that gives all mobile phone users access to the internet without cellular data or Wi-Fi - whether they use simple feature phones or smartphones. DOTGO's.....read more...

Using Technology to Enhance Participatory Democracy

By Raheem AkingboluMTN, in collaboration with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and the National Orientation Agency (NOA), recently unveiled a platform for citizen engagement. The 2015 general elections are said to be unprecedented in many ways. Chief among the reasons why this round of elections is like none before it is because of the unusual interest that the contests are .....read more...

IUM's SRC Caution Against Social Media

WINDHOEK- The Student Representative Council (SRC) of the International University of Management (IUM) is urging the youth not to use social media as a platform to solve their problems. "I don't like students who face their problems on social network, there is the right office to go to and to the right people who can help you solve your problems, like the SRC they can help you to solve your pro.....read more...

Four Business Opportunities Provided By Digital Migration

By Kennedy KangetheDigital migration has been the talk of the country since the four television stations Citizen, NTV, QTV and KTN remain off air, after their analogue transmitters were switched off. But even with the digital row, what does digital migration mean to an entrepreneur? In an Interview with Capital FM Business, The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) Director General Francis Wan.....read more...

Orange Acquires Orascom's Stake in Egypt's Mobinil

By Baraka JefwaOrange and Orascom Telecom Media and Technology (OTMT) have agreed that Orange will purchase all the shares and voting rights held directly or indirectly by OTMT in the Egyptian Company for Mobile Services (ECMS), a company listed on the Egyptian Stock Exchange. ECMS operates under the Mobinil brand and is one of Egypt's leading mobile telecom providers. This transaction will be .....read more...

Globacom Unveils Product for Man O' War Members

Nigeria's National Telecommunications Carrier, Globacom, has unveiled a communication package for millions of Man O' War members in Nigeria to facilitate cost-effective communication among themselves and their family members. The package is a 5,000-line Closed User Group (CUG) that will also cover the staff of the Citizenship and Leadership Training Centre, the parent body for Man O' War and al.....read more...