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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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Abia Awards N110 Million Contract for Digital Traffic Lights

By Emeka OkaforUmuahia — Abia State government has awarded a N110 million contract for the installation of Super Solar Powered Digital Traffic Light in high designated traffic points in Umuahia. The measure is to further ease traffic control in Umuahia, the capital city. At the Government House, Umuahia, Thursday morning, the state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Dr. ACB Agbazu.....read more...

Ghana's Appstar Picks Global Award

By Masahudu Ankiilu KunatehOne of the two winners at the recently held Vodafone Ghana AppStar competition has won the Global award for 'Best Established Developer'at the AppStar international competition held in India. The feat cements Vodafone Ghana's place as the leader in innovation and a company that provides a platform for technological empowerment in Ghana's Telecoms industry. Leti Arts, .....read more...

Mtn Excels in Service Quality Report

By Masahudu Ankiilu KunatehMTN Ghana says it is living up to its promise of delivering superior quality service to its numerous customers across the West African country. The latest monitoring released by the National Communications Authority (NCA) on Quality of Service in Western and Central regions indicate that MTN Ghana exceeded the threshold requirements of the NCA. The Quality of Service .....read more...

APC Accuses NCC of Shutting Down Online Donation Platform

By Femi AkinolaLagos — Head of the Chairman of All Progressives Congress (APC) Fund Raising Committee for the Buhari-Osinbajo presidential campaign, Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State, has accused the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) of shutting down the SMS platform set up by the APC for interested Nigerians to donate to the campaign fund. Fashola made the allegation while.....read more...

Financial and ICT Sectors to Help Make 2nd Economic Miracle a Reality, Says Minister Jugnauth

press release Government's vision to make what is commonly known as the 'deuxième miracle économique' (second economic miracle) will leverage on the financial and the ICT sectors which are two promising sectors, said the Minister of Technology, Communication and Innovation, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, yesterday at the Le Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel in Port Louis. In this context.....read more...

Communications Authority Restructuring to Sharpen Watchdog Role

By James WaithakaPlans to restructure the Communications Authority of Kenya were mooted more than three years ago, including hiring a consultancy to advice on the optimum structure, board chairman Ben Gituku said. The ICT industry regulator said this was necessitated by the need to ease the reporting channels, as the director-general had as many as 11 managers reporting directly to him. In addi.....read more...

SA's Vodacom Offers M-Pesa Card

Vodacom is rolling out prepaid EMV cards to complement its m-pesa mobile wallet service in South Africa. The card is certified by the major international payment schemes and is accepted at any of the 240 000 EMV-compliant payment terminals and over 27 000 ATMs throughout the country. This is expected to extend the reach of Vodacom's services significantly. EMV stands for Europay, MasterCard and.....read more...

Airtel Ghana Partners Cignifi, WSBI

By Masahudu Ankiilu KunatehBrussels-based World Savings and Retail Banking Institute (WSBI) and Cignifi has announced an agreement to develop and test-market an innovative mobile savings product targeted at underserved and dormant savers. The product will be tested in partnership with Airtel Ghana and WSBI member HFC Bank Ghana. Airtel is the world's third largest mobile telecommunications comp.....read more...

Hi-Tech Conferencing Helps UNDP Coordinate Anti-Ebola Action

press release Companies provide communications kits to boost coordination against Ebola in West Africa. In the fight against Ebola, good coordination can ultimately mean more lives saved. Telecommunications kits help aid coordination, cut response times, limit unnecessary travel and reduce needless contact in risk-prone areas. Through donations of videoconferencing kits and boosts to internet b.....read more...

Defense Website Hacked!

By Augustine OsayandeAbuja — UNKNOWN hackers have defaced the website of the Nigeria Defense Headquarters. Director of Defense Information, General Chris Olukolade, confirmed the site,www.defenceinfo.mil.ng, had been compromised. "Yes. Our website has been defaced. There's an ISIS style attempt to hack into Government Platforms," he said. Olukolade added that the set service provider wor.....read more...