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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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After Zambia, Internet.org APP Comes to Tigo Subscribers in Tanzania

By Michael OumaTigo announced that it is teaming up with Facebook to provide millions of Tanzanians with affordable Internet and free access to some basic online services through the Internet.org app. Tigo is also offering customers the opportunity to purchase affordable smartphones, providing them with the best internet experience and free access to a number of educational, health, news and so.....read more...

Thika Primary School Students to Benefit From E-Learning Library Project

By Lilian MutegiPupils from Thika Primary School in Kiambu County are set to benefit from a new library refurbished and equipped by Samsung Electronics East Africa. The school, which was selected with the assistance of the Municipality of Thika Education office, has a population of over 600 pupils and 23 teachers and will be the first to benefit from the project that will see more children expo.....read more...

ITU, UN Women Celebrate the Power of Technology to Transform Women's Lives Everywhere

By Lilian MutegiSeven outstanding individuals and organizations leading pioneering projects and advocacy linked to harnessing the power of information and communication technologies (ICTs) to boost gender empowerment were honoured this morning as recipients of the first-ever GEM-TECH Awards. The awards were conferred by ITU Secretary-General Dr Hamadoun I. Touré before some 2,500 delegat.....read more...

'Absence of ICT Law Inimical to Technology Development'

By Emma OkonjiThe immediate past President, Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria(ISPON), Mr. Chris Uwaje, has decried the absence of an information communications technology (ICT) law in the country, saying it is impacting negatively on technology development. Uwaje, who was reacting to the recently passed cybercrime law by the Senate, told THISDAY that unless an ICT law is promulgate.....read more...

Priority Communications Introduces Point-to-Point Connectivity

By Emma OkonjiPriority Communications Limited, one of the major player in telecommunications and data services to private, public and corporate organisations in Nigeria and sub Sahara African countries, has introduced Air Fiber point-to-point connectivity, which comes with unlimited bandwidth. Speaking on the importance of the solution, Engineering Manager for Priority Communications, Olujide I.....read more...

Philips Set to Launch an SMS Platform to Help Counter Counterfeit Products

By Lilian MutegiPhilips is setting up an SMS platform in a week's time that will help consumers in authentication of the Philips Lighting portfolio in case of doubt. Once the platform is activated, the consumer (in Kenya) has to send the 16-digit serial number of the lighting product via SMS to 20222 and they will receive immediate feedback on whether the product they are planning to buy or hav.....read more...

Dstv to Deliver Cable Content in Growth Strategy

By Lilian MutegiPay-TV provider MultiChoice Africa, which owns the DStv brand, is set to deliver its content through cables, a move analysts say will address high upfront costs and signal disruptions seen in the current satellite transmission system. According to Business Daily, the firm has started the search for local broadband providers that will carry its content via fibre optic cables and .....read more...

Smile Communications Extends Internet Services to Port Harcourt

By Emma OkonjiWith the successful launch of its 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) internet services in Ibadan, Lagos, and Abuja, Smile Communications Limited has extended the broadband internet services to Port Harcourt, Rivers State. The Port Harcourt launch, brings to an end, the long wait by the people who had been expecting the rollout, to enable them join other internet users in Lagos and Ibada.....read more...

NSE in Talks With Mobile Phone Companies

Lagos. — "The stance has moved from them not wanting to list to them looking at how to deal with the issues that would make it unattractive to list," chief executive Mr Oscar Onyema said by phone from Seoul yesterday. "We're gaining traction." Africa's second-biggest bourse after the Johannesburg Stock Exchange is trying to entice more companies to place initial public offerings to better.....read more...

Etisalat Hits 20 Million Subscriber Base, Records 18 Percent Growth

By Emma OkonjiEtisalat Nigeria has said its subscriber number has been growing at 18 per cent since January 2014, while its active subscriber base has hit 20 million. Chief Executive Officer, Etisalat Nigeria, Matthew Willsher, who dropped the hint in Lagos, described the growth rate as a significant milestone, attributable to the dedication of staff at the company and the responsiveness of Nig.....read more...