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  • South African president Jacob Zuma on Thursday night delivered his annual State of the Nation address (Image Credit: World Economic Forum)

    Jacob Zuma lauds SA’s tech sector

    February 14, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off

    South African president Jacob Zuma on Thursday night delivered his annual State of the Nation address, and while he focused on a broad range of issues and shortcomings in South Africa, he did take time to highlight the strides made in SA’s...

  • Liquid Telecom is reported to have partnered with Ekinops in a fibre optic enhancement project. (Image source: File)

    Liquid Telecom partners with Ekinops on fibre expansion

    July 4, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off

    The Herald reports that Liquid Telecom has partnered with Ekinops, a supplier of next generation optical transport equipment, in connection with a new long-haul Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing network across South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.  ...

  • Fibre helps e-government connect rural Ghana

    October 3, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off

    Ghana’s push for e-government in the country’s rural areas will receive a boost after Alcatel-Lucent and NITA, with the Ghana ministry of communications, agreed to expand links between government offices in the country. The goal is to develop local IT...

  • TEAMS fiber optic repairs starting soon

    March 14, 2012 • Top StoriesComments (5)

    After nearly a month since the East African Marine System (TEAMS) fiber optic broadband cables were destroyed by a passing ship’s anchor in Mombasa, Kenya, repairs are due to start. The repairs, scheduled to take place next week, will take approximately...

  • Tanzania to boost its internet connectivity

    January 17, 2012 • Top StoriesComments (1)

    Tanzania will be boosting the access of the internet and lowering the cost of connectivity in the country when it plans to fork out over $189 million on laying the national fibre optic network. The project will be jointly financed by China and Tanzania, while...

  • Uganda: Phase 2 Fibre Optic roll-out finalized

    October 10, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off

    Uganda, on Friday 7 October launched the second phase of it’s Internet backbone measuring 1,380 kilometers (855 miles), bringing the total length of fiber optics laid in the country so far to 1,548 km. According to Uganda’s online news service,...

  • LION2 undersea cable lands in Kenya

    September 9, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off

    Kenya will soon be hooked to its fourth undersea fibre-optic cable following the laying of the France Telecom-funded Lower Indian Ocean Network 2 (LION2), The Standard reported online. The ship laying the LION2 arrived in Mombasa, Kenya on 30 August 2011,...

  • 29 million Kenyans lack broadband access

    August 24, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off

    A study conducted by The Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) has revealed that more than 1 100 sub-locations in Kenya out of  7 149 lack access to voice telephony services. According to statistics released by the regulator, only 893 sub-locations in the...

  • Uganda’s Pay-TV to replace GTV

    July 18, 2011 • Top StoriesComments (4)

    Uganda’s GTV customers will have the chance to exchange their now-redundant decoders for newer versions as pay-TV is rolled out across the country. According to Mohamed Jeneby, MD of Wananchi Satellite Limited, Zuku TV will be changing its GTV decoders when...

  • Ericsson launches networked society vision

    June 11, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off

    ERICSSON has launched its vision of a networked society in South Africa, an initiative that comprises of 50 billion global connections. These connections include mobile handsets, machines and other technology devices. The networked society is part of the...