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Kihara Kimachia The term "digital divide" first came into use in the late 1990s. It describes the economic and social inequality in a population in their access to, and use of information and co..
Kihara Kimachia Africa has experienced the fastest growth in Internet use over the last decade. In the late 1990s and the last decade, Africa lagged behind the rest of the world in Internet upta..
Kihara Kimachia From East Africa all the way down to the Cape Town, banks are scrambling to get a share of telecommunication business. In mid-2013, First National Bank of South Africa acquired a..
With over 600 million mobile subscribers, Africa is entering an exciting time for development. Mobile solutions are helping information move from households to service providers and eventually to p..
The availability of cheap goods from overseas, coupled with the surplus of fake products is an exacerbating problem in Africa that concerns a number of industries. Africa, which is about the worldâ..
Kihara Kimachia On the face of it, it would seem that traditional print media firms face a looming death. When publishing icons like Newsweek, US News &World Report, Seattle P-I, Christian Scien..
Kihara Kimachia Mobile money has taken Africa and much of world by storm. According to recent data from Juniper Research, almost 400 million people globally are expected to use mobile phone mone..
Kihara Kimachia The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) digital migration deadline is June 2015. It is expected that by then, all countries will have moved from analogue broadcasting to..
PRESS RELEASE ICT Africa first series of fiber optic communication workshops have now been scheduled for South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The two day workshops will be held on July 3 and 4 in ..
As the ICT revolution in Africa continues unabated, the need for advanced education for Africans has never been greater. In several of our articles, we have highlighted the challenge of developing ..
Kihara Kimachia According to a 2007 OECD report, the international trade in counterfeit and pirated products as at 2005 was about USD 200 billion. This figure did not include digital goods pirat..
Jabulani Dhliwayo The unprecedented demand for communication services in Africa is putting a tremendous amount of strain on national backbone networks. It is for this reason that Africa is exper..
Kihara Kimachia The word "E-learning" has become a buzz word in many institutions of higher learning around the world. E-learning is the use of electronic media and ICT to deliver learning. Imag..
Jabulani Dhliwayo While we take pride in Africa for leapfrogging some technologies and embracing the most advanced of mobile technologies, such as 4G LTE, it is inevitable that advanced wireline..
Kihara Kimachia Since human beings began trading, the medium of exchange or currency as we better know it today has gone through interesting evolutionary stages. In antiquity, barter trade was t..
Kihara Kimachia When most people think of smart cities, the picture that comes to mind is high-tech digital infrastructure and perfect traffic flow. Actually, much of what we see in documentarie..
[Windhoek, Namibia - March 7 2014] The Windhoek Internet Exchange Point (WIXP) was successfully launched on 7 March 2014 in Windhoek, Namibia. WIXP was formally inaugurated by H.E. Hon. Stanley Si..
While so much is known about the scramble for African mobile business by large international operators like France Telecom, Vodafone and Bharti, very little is known about the Vietnam involvement i..
Africa Mobile operators may encounter reduced ARPU due to the recent acquisition of WhatsApp by Facebook. According to Fitch, an international think tank, intense pressure on mobile service provide..
Kihara Kimachia It is no secret that there is a mobile revolution in Africa. Despite the low access to reliable basic services, Africa has leapfrogged into the digital age. Unfortunately, with p..
Johannesburg, South Africa – February 25, 2014 ICT Africa, a fiber optic communications training and consultancy company, today announced that BICSI, one of the ICT industry’s most respected..
Soon after the Zimbabwe Government of National Unity (GNU) assumed power, there was so much hope that the Zimbabwe voting process would be transformed and lead to an end to a decade old crises over..
An appeals court in Lagos has ruled that Econet Wireless International remains a shareholder in Airtel Nigeria, dealing a blow to the mobile operator’s majority owner Bharti Airtel, which may hav..
Kihara Kimachia The Internet of Everything was first suggested by Kevin Ashton in 1999. It was originally referred to as the Internet of things before it's renaming by Cisco. The term is a catch..
In his latest state of the Nation address, South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma indicated that 37 000km of fiber have been laid in South Africa in the past five years. While president Zuma indica..