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...
Integr8 IT, South Africa’s largest privately owned national BEE ICT network integration and infrastructure management specialist, is among a list of top ten Africa-based businesses that has been identified for the prestigious Legatum Pioneers of Prosperity Award. The company received confirmation of its status from Legatum representatives who are...
Political instability, poor infrastructural development and persistent power shortages are the key factors threatening sound investment in Nigeria, especially in the areas of science and technology, a mobile cellular communication expert has said. Country manager for Nigeria Motorola, Raphael Udeogu, told ITNewsAfrica that although Nigeria had the potential for fast...
Barack Obama swept to victory as the nation's first black president Tuesday night in an electoral college landslide that overcame racial barriers as old as America itself. "Change has come," he told a huge throng of jubilant supporters. The son of a black father from Kenya and a white mother...
Cape Town based Nebula, a professional services company in the ICT and telecommunications sectors, has announced the expansion of its national footprint, with today’s official opening of an office in Centurion, Gauteng. As a professional services organisation, Nebula performs the role of independent assessor and advisor at board level to...
Infor has been positioned by Gartner in the leaders quadrant in the “Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) for Manufacturing” report. Gartner evaluates vendors in its Magic Quadrant on "Completeness of Vision" and "Ability to Execute". The report defines leaders as vendors with “a global presence, a large installed...
The Kenyan media landscape is no longer what it was in the 1990s; holding a television screen in your palm is now a reality; the Internet continuously keeps online readers updated with breaking news at every turn. The digital era has led to renewed competition, as consumers look for...
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