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Posts Tagged ‘East Africa’

  • SAP appoints new General Manager for East Africa

    August 24, 2010 • People, Top StoriesComments Off on SAP appoints new General Manager for East Africa

    SAP Africa has appointed Andrew Waititu to the position of General Manager for East Africa, strengthening the software vendor’s presence in this growing market.Waititu brings with him a wealth of experience in the IT sector, having previously worked as the...

  • Kenya: Interconnect rates to fall

    August 16, 2010 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Interconnect rates to fall

    THE Kenyan government is expected to announce new interconnection rates before the end of this week, paving the way for the implementation of long awaited cross-network call costs reduction in Kenya. The Communication Commission of Kenya is expected to...

  • ICT professionals in East Africa meet for confab

    August 16, 2010 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

    East Africa’s rapidly expanding ICT sector will receive a further boost next month when computing and communications professionals from throughout the region convene in Nairobi for the first AITEC East Africa ICT Summit. Held under the auspices of the...

  • Telkom Kenya to expand African network

    August 12, 2010 • Top StoriesComments Off on Telkom Kenya to expand African network

    INTERGRATED Communications provider Telkom Kenya has announced that it is on course to connect Africa through its vast fibre optic network. Telkom Kenya said it is in the final stages of connecting its fibre optic network to Ethiopia, Tanzania, Somalia and...

  • IBM to partner with East African universities in software development

    August 11, 2010 • Enterprise ITComments Off on IBM to partner with East African universities in software development

    IBM East Africa has announced plans to partner with regional universities on software development. In an agreement with several institutions in the region, both private and public, the company’s academic initiative will also facilitate curriculum...

  • WIOCC-EASSy cable ready for business

    July 23, 2010 • Top StoriesComments (2)

    JUST seven months after commencing cable construction and installation, and following a comprehensive program of testing, the WIOCC-EASSy cable is now complete, has gone live and is ready for business. This marks the launch of the largest submarine system...

  • Eassy landing stations, fully operational

    July 14, 2010 • Top StoriesComments Off on Eassy landing stations, fully operational

    The Eassy fibre optic cable will be ready for launch by this weekend. Construction of the cable started in Maputo, Mozambique in December 2009, and its completion will make it the third fibre optic cable in Kenya, with Teams and Seacom cables having been...

  • New banking technology for East Africans

    April 28, 2010 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on New banking technology for East Africans

    A partnership agreement between various ICT companies are set to introduce core banking, mobile and card payment opportunities in East Africa, targeting the unbanked population. Technology company Cornastone International Holdings (CIH) has partnered with...

  • EASSY cable completed, launching in June

    April 23, 2010 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on EASSY cable completed, launching in June

    The construction of the 1,4 Tb East Africa Submarine Cable System (EASSY) has been completed ahead of schedule, on Monday, 19 April. The installation phase started in December 2009, in Maputo, Mozambique. The undersea cable landed on the South African coast...

  • East African Backhaul System needs $35 million injection

    March 10, 2010 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on East African Backhaul System needs $35 million injection

    The East African Backhaul System (EABs), a project aimed at linking terrestrial fibre from five East African countries to submarine cables in Mombasa and Dar es Salaam, scheduled to roll out in April, still needs $35 million to get completed...

  • EAC inks deal with Microsoft to spur digital development in East Africa

    February 5, 2010 • Top StoriesComments Off on EAC inks deal with Microsoft to spur digital development in East Africa

    The East African Community (EAC) today signed a partnership with Microsoft under which the latter agreed to assist the organization in its efforts to continue digital development in the region...

  • East African Mobile Communication market to reach $9 billion in 2015

    January 14, 2010 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (3)

    The mobile communications markets of Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda, earned revenues of $2.62 billion in 2008 combined and are expected to deliver $8.99 billion in 2015, following the availability of cheaper handsets and network investments in this...

  • Nokia increases customer care centres in Kenya

    December 1, 2009 • Gadgets and Gaming, Mobile and TelecomsComments (19)

    In its bid to fight counterfeits by encouraging the purchase of genuine Nokia mobile phones, Nokia has launched its seventh service centre in Kenya...

  • EASSy submarine cable project is on track

    October 14, 2009 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on EASSy submarine cable project is on track

    Neotel has announced the construction of the East African Submarine Cable (EASSy), one of four undersea cables in which the first converged network operator is involved, is still on track...

  • Nokia emerges as top brand in East Africa

    June 8, 2009 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Nokia emerges as top brand in East Africa

    NOKIA has emerged as the top brand in the East African region according to a survey commissioned by Superbrands East Africa and co-ordinated by London based Centre for Brand Analysis (TCBA)...

  • 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...