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Kenya: Commission Unhappy With Quality of Mobile Services

May 16, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Commission Unhappy With Quality of Mobile Services

Mobile phone service providers were yesterday warned about the quality of their services, with the regulator launching system to monitor their efficiency. The Communication Commission of Kenya (CCK) unveiled a Sh50 million device during the launch and official opening of the CCK Information Centre...

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Uganda Broadcasting Corporation faces disconnection over debt

May 16, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Uganda Broadcasting Corporation faces disconnection over debt

JUDE LUGGYA KAMPALA THE State-owned Uganda Broadcasting Corporation television and radio may be disconnected from the satellite over alleged failure to pay about Shs189 million to Big Dish, its satellite link provider. Daily Monitor has learnt that Big Dish...

World Information Society Day Declared

May 16, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on World Information Society Day Declared

The United Nations declared May 17 as World Information Society Day, in recognition of the International Telecommunications Union as the UN agency for telecommunications and information and communication technologies. Among the activities and developments...

SEO Internet Marketing Pros From Israel Attend Google Developer Day

May 16, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on SEO Internet Marketing Pros From Israel Attend Google Developer Day

By Israel News Agency Staff Jerusalem, Israel —- May 16, 2007 …… Google has announced that Google Developer Day™ sessions, originally planned for Google’s Mountain View offices, will now be held at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center....

Microsoft and International Youth Foundation Drive Employability in Africa

May 16, 2007 • Top StoriesComments (3)

Building on its existing broad-scale community affairs and development efforts in Africa, Microsoft has announced a partnership with the International Youth Foundation (IYF) to enhance sustainable youth employment opportunities in Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal and...

South Africa: 2010 World Cup Pessimists to Be Proved Wrong

May 16, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: 2010 World Cup Pessimists to Be Proved Wrong

By 2009, Afro-pessimists regarding South Africa’s ability to host the 2010 FIFA World Cup would “eat their words”, says the Deputy Minister of Finance. The Deputy Minister Jabu Moleketi said all those who cast doubt about the country’s...

Broadband tops discussion at ICT convergence in Kenya

May 16, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Broadband tops discussion at ICT convergence in Kenya

AITEC Africa, the continent’s leading organiser of ICT exhibitions and conferences, said ‘Broadband bridges across Africa’ will be the key issue in discussion at the forthcoming major ICT convergence scheduled to hold in Nairobi, Kenya from...

Rwanda: Country in Bid to Introduce $30 Village Mobile Phones

May 16, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Rwanda: Country in Bid to Introduce $30 Village Mobile Phones

Rwanda is close to introducing US$30 mobile phones to be spread throughout the rural area. With a target of one mobile per household, the Government envisions that peasants will be part of the modern communication age. During the launch of the broad band...

Benefits of Satellite launch to Africa

May 15, 2007 • Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments (2)

The Nigeria Communications Satellite (NigComSat-1) which was launched in China Sunday will provide services in telecommunications, broadcasting and to facilitate navigation activities, member, governing board, NigComSat Limited, Dr. Bashir Gwandu has said....

MapInfo and ESRI Battle For Nigeria’s GIS Market

May 15, 2007 • Top StoriesComments (4)

The (geographic information system) GIS business in Nigeria is growing at an astronomical speed, it is no doubt that it is Africa’s fastest growing geospatial industry. No wonder there is a perceivable intense battle for the greatest share of the...

Nigerians look up to new satellite

May 15, 2007 • Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments Off on Nigerians look up to new satellite

Nigerian stakeholders in Information and Communication Technology (ICT) are optimistic that Sunday’s launch of the Nigeria Communication Satellite (NigcomSat-1) will halt capital flight. In a random sampling of opinions on the project launched in China,...

Nigeria Launches Africa’s First Communication Satellite

May 14, 2007 • Top StoriesComments (1)

Nigeria made history as it launched the first communication satellite in Africa. The launch of the Nigerian Communication Satellite-1 involved the transportation of the spacecraft from ground into the geo-stationary orbit which is about 35,200 km away from...

South Africa: Technology is Vital for FIFA 2010 World Cup

May 14, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on South Africa: Technology is Vital for FIFA 2010 World Cup

Thapelo Sakoana Mbabane Technology will be instrumental to create a stress-free 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. President Thabo Mbeki declared this spectacular showpiece an African event and it is through technology, among other means, that his remarks...

Southern Africa: Stakeholders Agree to Help Govts Deliver Services Via Technology

May 14, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Southern Africa: Stakeholders Agree to Help Govts Deliver Services Via Technology

Thapelo Sakoana Mbabane Different stakeholders in the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector have agreed to work together in order to help governments deliver efficient services through technology in Southern Africa...

Globacom leads Africa, Middle East mobile market with 5.8m subscribers

May 13, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Globacom leads Africa, Middle East mobile market with 5.8m subscribers

Globacom has confirmed its rating as the fastest growing telecommunication company in Middle East and Africa (MEA), amassing an unprecedented 5.8 million subscribers in 2006. The closest to Globacom in terms of new subscriber acquisition was TCI of Iran which...

Nigeria gets Ericsson’s one millionth base station

May 13, 2007 • Top StoriesComments Off on Nigeria gets Ericsson’s one millionth base station

Nigeria made history yesterday in the world of telecoms as Ericsson delivered its millionth GSM base station to the country. The shipment marks a milestone for the GSM technology that since its introduction in 1991, has connected more than 2.3 billion users....