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  • Telecom Tower

    Africa’s telecoms market to be worth $65bn by 2018

    August 26, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

    The African telecoms market is set to be one of the main growth success stories for the telecoms sector in the next 5 years. This is according to a new report entitled Sub-Saharan Africa telecoms market: trends and forecasts 2013–2018 from telecoms...

  • The February Jobs Report in Two Simple Charts

    April 8, 2013 • Top StoriesComments Off

    The U.S. economy added 236,000 jobs in February, beating expectations, and the unemployment rate fell to 7.7%, its lowest level since December 2008. Here’s the breakdown of employment status for all Americans age 16 and above...

  • IBM expanding African operations

    March 16, 2012 • Top StoriesComments Off

    Multinational technology and consulting corporation IBM, has announced the opening of a new office on the island nation of Mauritius. According to a press statement released on Wednesday, the new office is meant to “strengthen IBM’s ability to provide...

  • AITEC East Africa attracts 100 German delegates

    September 26, 2011 • EventsComments Off

    The 2nd AITEC East Africa ICT Summit, an event that brings the world to Kenya in a discussion of current issues in ICT, will be held on2-3 November 2011 in Nairobi, Kenya. The theme of the conference is: “We have the bandwidth. Now what?” reflecting a...

  • Africa is a hub for telecoms growth

    August 22, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off

    Africa – no longer regarded as an impassable continent. It has been suggested that 7 of the 10 fastest-growing economies will come from sub-Saharan Africa in the next 5 years. What’s more, the Secretary-general of the International Telecommunications...

  • IBM, Nigeria collaborate on IT infrastructure

    July 21, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off

    Net Solutions Limited, a Nigerian information and communications technology solutions provider, and IBM are collaborating on the development of business infrastructure that would empower local businesses and provide adequate return on investment (ROI). Dr....

  • Nigerian engineers appeal for IT investment

    July 14, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off

    Nigerian engineers are pleading with President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria to invest in broadband Internet connectivity and other information technology infrastructures in his strategy to improve the nation’s economy and achieve Nigeria’s vision. Edet...

  • ITU calls for Nigerian broadband policy

    July 1, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off

    The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has urged Nigeria to commence the process to formulate a policy on broadband to prevent any possible disconnection in the emerging global broadband explosion. ITU Secretary-General, Dr Hamadoun Tourégave, says...

  • Dajcom creates jobs in Nigeria

    June 30, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off

    Dajcom Limited, an official Samsung electronic distributor in Nigeria, has created more employment opportunities for citizens living in the country by hiring over 1 000 Nigerians across 36 Nigerian states. Dajcom’s Marketing and Communications Director,...

  • Virtualisation – Can Africa benefit from it?

    June 24, 2011 • OpinionComments Off

    Virtualisation is widely regarded as a major emerging technology. How does it apply to Africa, and can the continent benefit socially and economically from growth in this sector? The term ‘virtualisation’ is little more than a buzzword for the abstraction...