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Kenyan govt set to install 1,600km of fibre optic cable

February 23, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenyan govt set to install 1,600km of fibre optic cable

Kenya’s ICT ministry has revealed that it plans to roll out 1,600 kilometres of fibre optic cables, over and above the current project, during the course of 2015. According to the authority, this is part of the National Optic Fibre Backbone Infrastructure (NOFBI) project. Once the digital migration is completed in June 2015, the authority [&hellip...

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Kenya: CA set to implement higher fines for poor QoS

February 20, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: CA set to implement higher fines for poor QoS

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) is set to increase the amount payable, for fines paid by telco operators, for poor Quality of Service (QoS). According to the authority operators that do not comply, or fail to meet the set quality standards that the...

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Rwanda: Airtel sells off towers to IHS

February 19, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Rwanda: Airtel sells off towers to IHS

Airtel Rwanda has finalised the sale its mobile towers, with IHS taking hold of the assets. According to Airtel, the deal will see a vast majority of mobile subscribers enjoy networks that are more stable. Additionally, the company revealed that higher...

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Kenya sees increase in bandwidth throughput

February 19, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya sees increase in bandwidth throughput

The Kenya Internet Exchange Point (KIXP) has recorded an average of 1.2Gbps in bandwidth throughput, compared to 900Kbps ten years ago. At 13 years old, the KIXP now has 30 peering members across Telco’s, corporate and independent ISPs, making it one of the...

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Master Power Technologies invests in Kenya

February 18, 2015 • Company News, East Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Master Power Technologies invests in Kenya

As part of its plan for growth in Africa, Master Power Technologies has opened an office in Kenya in order to serve East Africa. According to the company, the office will be Situated in Nairobi. Additionally, the company has opened offices in Kitwe and ...

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Uganda: Africa 118 launches online business directory

February 17, 2015 • East Africa, Top StoriesComments (1)

According to start up “Africa 188”, you can now find local services in Uganda at the click of the button. The East African tech firm, which has been supplying a mobile directory service in Kenya that bridges the information gap for both...

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Kenya: TV stations face penalty for digital switch-off

February 17, 2015 • East Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: TV stations face penalty for digital switch-off

Kenya’s Communications Authority (CA) has stated that it will penalise the African Digital Network, after its members went off air on 14 February, 2015. CA Director General Francis Wangusi revealed that the Nation Media Group, Royal Media Services and...

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Dating apps could get you hacked this Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (1)

This Valentine’s day, your chances of finding love on an app as well as online dating sites can put you at greater risk when it comes to cyber attacks. In fact, with South Africa’s, as well as Africa’s, burgeoning mobile user market and more than...

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KPMG launches App to streamline business in Africa

February 12, 2015 • Company News, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on KPMG launches App to streamline business in Africa

KPMG Global Africa Practice has launched a new Africa Business App. According to the company, the new platform will provide businesses and investors with access to the latest Africa information about doing business across the continent. “With the KPMG...

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Ranked: Top 10 most innovative companies in Africa

February 12, 2015 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (1)

Africa is full of innovation. Whether it is a startup, or a multinational company, Africa is bursting with potential when it comes to innovation in the fields of technology, applications, education and the ICT sector. According to fastcompany.com, the latest...

MTN and Cisco Launch IoT Services Throughout South Africa

MTN partners with CNN International for Africa View

February 12, 2015 • Company News, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on MTN partners with CNN International for Africa View

MTN has revealed that it is now the commercial partner for CNN International’s multi-platform initiative ‘Africa View’, which tells the story of Africa’s diversity, dynamism and role on the global stage. Through its integrated television and digital...

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Intelsat, SES, IFC, ITU, GSMA, ICASA, Mobile TV, Nollywood Global and many more to meet at Commonwealth Digital Broadcasting Switchover Forum 2015

February 11, 2015 • East Africa, Events, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Intelsat, SES, IFC, ITU, GSMA, ICASA, Mobile TV, Nollywood Global and many more to meet at Commonwealth Digital Broadcasting Switchover Forum 2015

The latest speaker addition to the highly anticipated Commonwealth Digital Broadcasting Switchover Forum 2015 to take place in Johannesburg on 17 – 19 February 2015. They include: – Honourable Faith Muthambi, MP, Minister of Communications, South...

Pervasive connectivity still a pipe dream in Africa?

Orange launches Wi-Fi in Western Kenya

February 11, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Orange launches Wi-Fi in Western Kenya

Orange Kenya has rolled out Wi-Fi in Bungoma County in Western Kenya. According to the company, the Wi-Fi service, for the moment, covers the county headquarters in Bungoma and the town. The company did however reveal that the second phase of the project,...

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Tanzania: Microsoft launches Lumia 535

February 10, 2015 • East Africa, Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on Tanzania: Microsoft launches Lumia 535

Microsoft has revealed that it has launched the Lumia 535 in Tanzania. According to the device manufacturer, the Lumia 535 is accompanied with its own branding for the company’s latest campaign dubbed, “Make It Happen EA Lumia 535.” Micka...

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Kenya: Zuku launches new sporting channels

February 10, 2015 • East AfricaComments Off on Kenya: Zuku launches new sporting channels

In Kenya, Zuku has launched a new set of channels on its platform. According to the broadcaster, these channels are mainly aimed at broadcasting sporting events across the country. According to the Wananchi Group CEO, Richard Alden: “The new additions...

Microsoft launches Kaizala mobile app in Kenya

Kenya: Microsoft unveils ICT course for policymakers

February 6, 2015 • Company News, East Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Microsoft unveils ICT course for policymakers

Microsoft and an American-based university have partnered to offer executive level training programs to Kenyan government leaders. Microsoft has collaborated with University of Albany’s Center for Technology in Government (CTG) to execute its School of...