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  • Mauritius – Africa’s shining beacon of social and economic stability tops several polls as the safest place to put your finances (image: Wikimedia)

    Mauritius – An investment destination of choice

    April 9, 2014 • OpinionComments Off on Mauritius – An investment destination of choice

    Making an investment in Africa is considered to be tricky business, with political instability and economic uncertainty two hurdles that can trip up the unwary. However, Mauritius – Africa’s shining beacon of social and economic stability tops several...

  • Google has rolled out an update to its Google Play Movies & TV app (image: Google)

    Google snubs South Africa with Movies & TV update

    March 18, 2014 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on Google snubs South Africa with Movies & TV update

    Search giant Google has rolled out an update to its Google Play Movies & TV app. This recent update includes support for over 40 new countries – including Burkina Faso, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Mali, Mauritius, Namibia, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal and Zambia....

  • Port Louis, Mauritius. (Image source: Evgenia Bolyukh/ Shutterstock.com)

    Cisco, Comztek unite to deliver in Mauritius

    February 18, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Cisco, Comztek unite to deliver in Mauritius

    Comztek in Mauritius is working closely with vendor partner Cisco to ensure that customers throughout the region will benefit from superior service and quality solutions. Built off of the back of a historically solid and mutually beneficial business...

  • Microsoft vice president of education, Anthony Salcito (image: PhotonQuantique)

    African students get Office360 for free

    December 12, 2013 • Online, Top StoriesComments Off on African students get Office360 for free

    During Microsoft vice president of education, Anthony Salcito’s, visit to Tunisia, Microsoft announced the official launch of its Student Advantage programme on the continent. In an intimate meeting with students from various regions across the country,...

  • Billions cannot afford to get online, entrenching the digital divide and constraining economic and social progress. (image: Shutterstock)

    Broadband still costs over half a month’s salary

    December 9, 2013 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Broadband still costs over half a month’s salary

    For those living on less than US$2/day, entry-level broadband costs an average of 40% of monthly income and in many countries this figure exceeds 80% or 100%. As a result, billions cannot afford to get online, entrenching the digital divide and constraining...

  • Microsoft recognises the world’s most innovative educators, with schools and teachers from Africa being honoured (image: Mobile News Daily)

    Sub-Saharan schools among world’s most innovative

    November 18, 2013 • Online, Top StoriesComments Off on Sub-Saharan schools among world’s most innovative

    This week, four schools and eight teachers from across sub-Saharan Africa were nominated amongst the world’s best as part of Microsoft’s 2014 class of Mentor Schools and the Inaugural Class of Expert Educators. These exclusive one year programmes...

  • Microsoft Office 365 available in nine new African territories

    June 27, 2013 • SoftwareComments Off on Microsoft Office 365 available in nine new African territories

    Microsoft has announced the availability of Office 365 in nine new territories across the African continent. The entire suite of Office 365 packages is now also available in Angola, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Ghana, Mauritius, Rwanda, Senegal and...

  • New 3G service launching in Mauritius

    March 20, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (1)

    India and Mauritius’ Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Ltd. (MTNL), a public sector enterprise, announced in a statement on Monday that it was launching a 3G service later this year. New company chairman and MD Ashok Kumar Garg and new director Kuldip Singh are...

  • IBM expanding African operations

    March 16, 2012 • Top StoriesComments Off on IBM expanding African operations

    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...

  • Kenyan undersea cable goes live in April

    February 24, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenyan undersea cable goes live in April

    The Lower Indian Ocean Network (LION2), Kenya’s fourth submarine cable, will become fully operational in April this year, the local telecommunications ministry revealed on Thursday. The LION2 cable is a 3000 km line extending from Nyali, via the island...

  • BlackBerry’s App World available in more African countries

    November 11, 2011 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on BlackBerry’s App World available in more African countries

    BlackBerry App World is now available in nine additional African countries. Customers in Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Lesotho can now discover, download and enjoy a wide range of...

  • Helios Towers to invest US$100m in Tanzania

    August 19, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Helios Towers to invest US$100m in Tanzania

    Helios Towers Africa – one of the continent’s leading telecommunications tower operators –  is set to invest US$100 million in Tanzania’s Information Communication Technology (ICT) sector for five years. Helios Towers Africa, which was...

  • Mauritius Broadcast Corporation goes digital

    October 28, 2010 • Top StoriesComments Off on Mauritius Broadcast Corporation goes digital

    With the implementation and go-live of its new R25 million Avid Airspeed server for digital ingest and playout, Mauritius Broadcast Corporation (MBC) has completed Phase II of its digitisation strategy -achieving a completely tapeless environment from...

  • CrimsonLogic to implement eJudiciary for Mauritius

    September 14, 2010 • Software, Top StoriesComments Off on CrimsonLogic to implement eJudiciary for Mauritius

    CrimsonLogic, a provider of eGovernment solutions and services, has been appointed to implement an eJudiciary programme in Mauritius. This will improve court administration with aims to boost judicial transparency and efficiency, promote the legal...

  • Mauritius completes first phase of LION cable project

    March 31, 2010 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Mauritius completes first phase of LION cable project

    Mauritius has announced the first phase of the Lower Indian Ocean Network (LION), an underwater fibre optics cable valued at € 37 million, that will link three islands of the Indian Ocean – Madagascar, Mauritius and Reunion – to the rest of the...

  • Mauritius plans new technology for data centre cooling

    March 29, 2010 • HardwareComments Off on Mauritius plans new technology for data centre cooling

    The Mauritian government has joined the country’s private sector in finding an alternative to electrical cooling, which could save data centre operators millions per annum in cooling costs...