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Posts Tagged ‘Information and Communications Technology’

  • Huawei has been spied on by the NSA (image: Charlie Fripp)

    Huawei opens its first store in Africa

    March 6, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei opens its first store in Africa

    Huawei, a global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, has announced the launch of its first store in Africa, offering customers direct access to Huawei devices and technical support. The store, located at Vodacom World in...

  • Tanzania to draft new ICT laws

    April 26, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Tanzania to draft new ICT laws

    As technology allows more users to conduct business and transact online, Tanzania has recognized the need to formulate better ICT laws to protect users against with the growth of cybercrime and other computer-related offences. “We are in the...

  • Huawei receives award for “Best Cloud Platform for Africa”

    May 25, 2012 • Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei receives award for “Best Cloud Platform for Africa”

    Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, received a prestigious award from Informa Telecom for the “Best Cloud Platform for Africa” for their “Galax” Cloud Platform at last night’s Awards Dinner....

  • Kenya shows promise in global competitive rankings

    May 11, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya shows promise in global competitive rankings

    Over the past decade the Information and Communications Technology sector has been among the major catalysts for economic growth within Africa. The sector has seen on average an estimated annual compound growth rate of 40% within the last five years. In...

  • Kenya receives R425-million ICT funding

    May 7, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya receives R425-million ICT funding

    Kenya’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector has received a R425-million injection from the World Bank in a signed loan agreement between the World Bank and Kenya’s Treasury. This is the second time that Kenya received funding from the...

  • African ICT job opportunities high, skills lacking

    March 28, 2012 • Top StoriesComments (7)

    A new survey published on Tuesday reveals that as telecom jobs in Africa booms, the continent still lacks skilled workers, calling on universities and governments to do more to boost the output of telecom and IT specialists in Africa. The 2012...

  • Absa ticks over online banking record

    March 8, 2012 • Software, Top StoriesComments (3)

    South Africa’s Absa bank today announced that the sum of their online banking transactions hit a record one trillion rand last year. This figure accounts for individual as well as small business online transactions. “For the first time in any calendar...

  • Huawei signs Kenyan partnership deal

    March 7, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei signs Kenyan partnership deal

    Huawei, a leading telecoms solutions provider and Mobicom, Kenya’s largest telecommunications distributor, today announced a partnership which will allow Huawei to leverage Mobicom’s distribution network to penetrate the Kenyan market. “We’re excited...

  • Nigeria looks to unified ICT regulator

    January 17, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Nigeria looks to unified ICT regulator

    Nigeria’s National Draft Policy within the Information and Communications Technology sector of the communications ministry said on Monday that it would like to see a unified regulator for the ICT sector as a whole in the country. The move has left some...

  • T-Systems first SA ICT company to obtain 5 international certifications

    December 5, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on T-Systems first SA ICT company to obtain 5 international certifications

    T-Systems in South Africa has been awarded with the international and sought-after DQS body of standards certification.  The umbrella accreditation is valid in over 60 countries and forms part of the global movement towards international ICT processes and...

  • Mindset and CoZa Cares to help matrics excel at IT

    December 2, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on Mindset and CoZa Cares to help matrics excel at IT

    CoZa Cares, the corporate social responsibility arm of UniForum SA, and Mindset Learn are set to distribute Grade 12 IT learning materials to more than 400 schools for the 2012 school year. This adds to the learning materials for Grades 10 and 11 the...

  • IT Leaders Africa summit gears up for another year

    December 1, 2011 • EventsComments Off on IT Leaders Africa summit gears up for another year

    The IT Leaders Summit is the premier gathering for IT and business executives across all industries in Africa. The Summit provides the ideal opportunity to debate and interact with likeminded individuals in an exclusive and energising business atmosphere....

  • Reliance launches Mediterranean cables

    June 23, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Reliance launches Mediterranean cables

    North African telecom experts are optimistic that a new broadband cable launched by Reliance Globalcom will help reinforce and provide better services to the region. Experts in Tunisia said that the new submarine system should help increase television and...

  • Egypt tops satellite channels in North Africa

    June 23, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Egypt tops satellite channels in North Africa

    New statistics published by the Arab Adivers Group revealed that Egypt has the most satellite television channels in North Africa, and across the world Free to Air (FTA) satellite TV channels rose by 10.5 percent in the past year ending in April 2011....

  • SEACOM cable almost complete

    May 28, 2009 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

    Undersea high-bandwidth fibre cable provider, SEACOM, has announced that critical portions of land infrastructure needed to connect its new African fibre data cable, have been completed on schedule...

  • Zimbabwe increases efforts to revive ICT sector

    May 15, 2009 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Zimbabwe increases efforts to revive ICT sector

    According to a Zimbabwean government minister, efforts are underway to bring Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to the rural areas of the country...