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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..
The Government of the Republic of Chad has formally announced its intention to partially privatize its incumbent telecommunication operator, Societe des Telecommunications du Tchad ("Groupe SOTEL ..
ICT News It is now becoming common knowledge that cloud computing will fuel the ICT development of many African countries. The discussion of cloud computing comes with many new concepts, such as..
ICT News The Internet Society has been selected by the African Union Commission (AUC) to conduct workshops for the African Internet Exchange System (Axis) project, which aims keep as much as pos..
Kihara Kimachia, ICT News Would you enter into a serious business deal with someone who had no identification documents? When I state 'serious', I'm referring to considerable financial outlay su..
ICT News: Kihara Kimachia One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) is the US-based foundation forging new partnerships in Africa. The OLPC was launched in 2005 with the stated aim of overseeing the developme..
ICT News Following the rapid expansion of Internet connectivity in Africa, a lot has been said about the need for Africans to take advantage of growing Internet connectivity and build wealth. Af..
Kihara Kimachia If Facebook and Twitter were countries, they would be among the most populous nations. With a combined user base of close to 2 billion, it wasn't going to be long before politici..
Kihara Kimachia The African Development Bank estimates that African consumers will spend $2.2 trillion by 2030. Despite the global slowdown over the last few years, African countries have regist..
CIO East Africa A total of 87 percent of CEOs in Africa expect to increase their technology investment this year and list technology as a top three item on their boardroom agenda according to a ..
As Libya tries to get itself out of the quagmire that resulted from an ugly civil war and the gruesome bludgeoning to death of its leader, Colonel Muammar el-Qaddafi, ICT is one of the areas of foc..
ICT Africa will host a series of workshops on optical communications in selected African cities. The first event is being planned for Harare, Zimbabwe, and subsequent event details will be posted o..
With over 12 submarine fibre optic cables and more than 30Tbps of network design capacity at the submarine landing points in sub-Saharan Africa by 2013, a debate is raging on whether satellite syst..
As 2013 comes to an end, it is important that we revisit the roll of African continental organisations, such as the African Union, African telecommunication Union and affiliated programs such as NE..
ICT Africa News 15 December 2013 We have focused way too much on the loss of ICT talent in Africa due to brain drain from Africa to North America and Europe. What most people have not paid atte..