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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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SAP Africa Begins Code Week in Nigeria, Targets 11,000 Schools

By Emma Okonji Riding on the power of technology to drive digital literacy among staff and students in Nigeria, SAP Africa has commenced its pilot phase project for the training of secondary school students and their teachers in software coding, beginning with Ojodu Grammar School in Lagos. A team of SAP Africa, led the President of SAP Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), Mr. Franck Cohe.....read more...

IBM Research - Africa Targets Telephone Farmers With Their Ez-Farm Solution

By Lilian Mutegi A new class of farmers, known as the Telephone farmers are set to benefit from Ez-Farm, a water management solution for agriculture which has been designed by Water Research Scientists at IBM Research-Africa. Telephone farmers are motivated, moneyed, and keen people who want to invest and succeed in agriculture, but who reside in cities (not on their farms) and need better .....read more...

Microbicides - New HIV Prevention Technology Empowers Women

By Owen Nyaka The International Partnership for Microbicides has developed a vaginal microbicide ring to help women protect themselves against HIV infection. Researchers hope the product could be rolled out by early 2016. Antiretroviral medicines have extended and saved millions of lives across the globe. These drugs are now being adapted by organisations like International Partnership for .....read more...

Kenic to Be Licenced to Help Expand .ke's Domain Name Space

By Lilian Mutegi Kenya Network Information Centre (KENIC) is going to be licenced so that it expands the space of the domain names .ke to make people move away from other domain name spaces. This was announced by Eng. Francis Wangusi, Director General Communications Authority of Kenya (CA), during a press briefing held during his formal introduction to the industry following his re-appointm.....read more...

Murimi Wa Kahalf Leads June Google Search

Murimi wa Kahalf has topped Kenya's Google search for the month of June. The artiste who died last month was the leading trending personality search. The hitmaker whose real name is Sammy Murimi Nderi, popular for his vernacular hit 'Ino Ni Momo', died in hospital after an illness. Murimi attracted the highest amount of traffic following his death on May 28th, with Kenyans seeking to know.....read more...

Phase3 Telecoms Targets High Connectivity With Network Upgrade

By Emma Okonji Phase3 Telecoms, a fibre optic infrastructure and telecommunications services provider operating across West Africa,has commenced plans to ensure optimal performance of Smile Communications' network. The focus is to amplify the company's service quality, broadband internet access and other communications offerings via clear channel upgrade. The upgrade further expands the .....read more...

The AUC and Aims Sign Agreement to Strengthen the Teaching and Learning of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in Africa

Addis Ababa — The African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding aimed at strengthening the teaching and learning of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) on the African continent. The signing took place at the headquarters of the African Union Commission in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Speakin.....read more...

risis Communications in a Digital Era

By Janine Hills Communication is critical to ensure that a crisis is managed effectively and contained, and that the company's reputation is protected throughout. Especially in an era of social media, where the public has many options at their disposal to either rate or slate a brand... The company's reputation management team needs to ensure this is factored into its strategy and plans. .....read more...

Cisco Steps Up Efforts to Become Clients' Preferred Cyber Security Advisor

By Michael Ouma As cyber security incidences increase exponentially with clients desperately looking for possible solutions to their IT security concerns which they face, Cisco is stepping up its efforts to become the preferred security advisor to its clients. Den Sullivan, Cisco's Head of Architectures and Enterprise for Emerging Markets, says that currently, there's "an absolute vacuum of.....read more...

ICT Key to Corruption Fight

By Bopa Gaborone — Information and Communication Technology can help combat corruption, says University of Botswana lecturer in supply chain logistics, Mr Rudolph Boy. Giving a keynote address during a Directorate on Corruption and Economic Crime (DCEC) seminar on Tuesday (June 30), Mr Boy said ICT could be used to rebuild integrity awareness in all segments of society and business thus f.....read more...