MOBILE phone giant Motorola is driving information technology into the 4G future with its WiMAX and LTE software programmes. The company says WiMax and LTE are well positioned to drive the global evolution towards all-inclusive wireless broadband communications with market acceptance, rich ecosystems and promising economies of scale. "Motorola's committed focus...
Riverbed Technology, the technology and market leader in wide-area data services (WDS), today announced the upcoming release of enhanced versions of its Riverbed Optimization System (RiOS®), Steelhead Mobile and Riverbed Services Platform (RSP), which together will provide enterprises with the most comprehensive solution for application acceleration and cost savings...
Barack Obama's mastery of the internet as a campaigning tool was key to his election victory. From day one of his bid for the White House, the President-Elect grasped the potential of the web to spread his message and organise party activists in a way that no other medium could...
THE clock is ticking towards the annual Mobile & NFC Payment Strategies Conference where African experts in the industry will join their counterparts from around the world in South Africa. The four-day event is scheduled for Johannesburg. "The event offers an unrivalled opportunity to learn from real-world experiences in a series...
AFRICA'S most populous nation, Nigeria, will host its first information technology (IT) exhibition in Lagos from November 20-22. According to the Nigeria Computer Society (NCS), the umbrella body of all information and technology professionals, the exhibition, dubbed Nigeria Information Technology Exhibition (NITEX), will see computer and information experts from...
The countdown to the arrival of an international fibre optic link has officially begun after the operators of Seacom announced they had broken ground in Kenya in preparation for the landing expected in June. Seacom is one of four fibre optic links that the country is banking on to improved...
The current cost of transmitting information and data in southern Africa via fibre optics may fall by 90 per cent as from June 2009 when the project to install a new cable alomg the bottom of the Indian Ocean is completed. The project, budgeted at 16 million US dollars, carried...
IN his acceptance speech yesterday Barack Obama sent a message to those people "huddled around radios in the forgotten corners of the world" — but perhaps he should have mentioned web surfers as well. The significance of Senator Obama's election win to the world at large is made clear...
THE British government is contemplating using state-of-the-art online visa application and payment technology, in a move aimed at fighting crime in Nigeria, a top diplomat has confirmed. British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Jason Ivory, said the case of fraudulent activities involving fake visas for Nigerians wishing to travel to the...
AFRICA'S seventh biennial conference on broadcasting (AFRICAST) has challenged radio and television stations to embrace digitalisation to improve efficiency in the sector. About 300 delegates from 36 African countries attended the conference aimed at addressing broadcasting challenges the continent is faced with. The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has set a deadline...
DIGITALISATION is the way to go for Nigeria if the country's broadcasting concerns and challenges are to be resolved. Broadcasting eletronics expert and RF Systems vice president, Tim Bealor, said Africa's most populous nation – Nigeria – should, as matter of urgency, consider the digitalisation of all its broadcasting...
A unique cellular backhauling device from RAD Data Communications has been named a finalist for an AfricaCom 2008 Award. RAD’s ACE-3205 multiservice cell site gateway was cited in the Network Quality category. The ACE-3205 accommodates the rapid expansion in cellular backhaul traffic due to the deployment of new mobile broadband...
INFORMATION and technology (IT) road shows will spread to Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa next month, as the IT advancement drive gathers momentum. Already, the road shows have been held in one African country - Morocco – and in the Middle East, covering Iran and Yemen. Among other critical issues being...
DIGITALISATION is the way to go for Nigeria if the country's broadcasting concerns and challenges are to be resolved. Broadcasting electronics expert and RF Systems vice president, Tim Bealor, said Africa's most populous nation – Nigeria – should, as matter of urgency, consider the digitalisation of all its broadcasting systems...
USAGE of information and communication technologies increased marginally during the year as more and more SMEs move with the technological times. This is according to the latest findings from the annual SME Survey. The study established that 39 percent purchased UPS devices in the first three months to keep desktops going. The...
Leading global telecom services company, Ericsson, successfully rolled out a new GSM network in Guinea for the Cellcom Group. The new network, Cellcom Guinee, commercially launched on the 05 May 2008 reflects the growing partnership between the two companies. "We were confident that Ericsson was the right choice for us...
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