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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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NITDA is Committed to Making Nigerian Economy IT Based, Jack Reassures

By Emma ElebekeAs the nation's economy continues to nose-dive due to the dwindling oil price at the international market, the Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA, Dr. Peter Jack, has said that the agency is determined to make the economy IT-based and dependent. To achieve this, he said the plans are already in the offing to deploy the required IT ac.....read more...

Why 'Chip and Pin' Cards Are a Safe Payment Option

opinion By JABU BASOPOWith almost full adoption of chip technology by local banks as a way of securing cards, besides the traditional use of a PIN (personal identification number), the stage is set for greater adoption of this method of payment in Kenya. It is laudable that the Kenya Bankers' Association and the Central Bank of Kenya have been actively involved in this drive. Greater use of deb.....read more...

Govt Committed to Implement the Konza Techo City

press release Deputy President William Ruto reiterated the governments' commitment to implement the Konza Techno city at all costs. Ruto allayed fears that the government was not committed to the success and completion of the project, saying that such fears were misplaced as the government is totally committed to its completion. The DP also asked the leadership of Makueni and Machakos counties .....read more...

Bridging a City's Gender/Digital Divide

By Bacary Dabo and Julie StruppDakar — In Senegal's booming, bustling capital, the country's first technology network for women aims to alter the landscape for technology developers. The 'Jjiguene Tech Hub – 'Jjiguene' is the word for 'woman' in Senegal's Wolof language - has had a substantial impact on the young women who have enrolle.....read more...

Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya Need 350,000 Towers to Meet Telecoms Service Demand

By Adeyemi AdepetunFOR improved telecommunications services in Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and other sub-Saharan African countries, there is need for about 350, 000 Base Transceiver Stations (BTS). A document obtained from the Ministry of Communications Technology, which disclosed this figure, said Nigeria alone has over 20, 000. But The Guardian investigations showed there are about 27, 000 B.....read more...

5-Inch Lumia 535 Now Available At a Discount in Kenya

By Ken MachariaMicrosoft today has announced the availability of the Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM in Kenya offering five great integrated experiences. The 5 inch display Lumia 535 comes with a wide-angle 5 megapixel front facing camera. Microsoft has preinstalled the Lumia 535 with essential tools like Access, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote notebooks at an affordable cost. The wide angle f.....read more...

Nigeria Campaigns for Broadband Investment at ITU 2014

By Prince OsuagwuAlthough the Nigerian Telecommunication industry has grown in leaps and bounds, broadband penetration still remains at a meager 6 percent. This is why at the International Telecommunication Union, ITU, conference held recently in Qatar, the Nigerian delegation, led by the Minister for Communication technology, campaigned for investment in the area of broadband penetration. ITU,.....read more...

Microsoft CityNext to Help Shape the Future of Kenyan Cities

By Lilian MutegiMore than 50 percent of the world's population are living in urban areas for the first time in history. Their growth results in issues and opportunities as they march towards urbanization, this creates new challenges, from modernizing aging infrastructure in older cities to meeting the demands for natural resources, from leveraging massive amounts of data from devices to improvi.....read more...

Govt Mulls Bill to Protect ICT Infrastructure

By Dele OgbodoAbuja — The Minister of Communication Technology, Mrs. Omobola Johnson, has said a draft legislation that would help protect critical national Information Communication and Technology (ICT), infrastructure from wanton destruction by vandals will soon be presented to the National Assembly. According to her, critical ICT infrastructure requires huge resources to procure, thus .....read more...

Mobile APP to Revolutionise TV Viewing

By Elly GitauSports, movies and series lovers have something to be jolly about this festive season, thanks to DStv Now. This is a new mobile app across Africa that allows subscribers to watch Live TV, enjoy DStv Catch Up and view the TV Guide from their hand-held devices. The app, was launched in an event dubbed Africa Trending at Nairobi's Dusit Hotel on Tuesday last week. It is currently on .....read more...