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  • AAPG president calls for maverick approach

    March 1, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on AAPG president calls for maverick approach

    Paul Weimer, American Association of Petroleum Geologists’ (AAPG) President, has called on experts and government in oil producing countries to invest in new technologies. He emphasized a maverick approach was needed to achieve progress in the...

  • Africell earn Sierra Leone president’s praises

    February 29, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (2)

    Africell, the Sierra Leone mobile company, have earned the president’s praises after announcing they would construct the Makeni Clock Tower in Sierra Leone. President Ernest Bai Koroma told dignitaries and residents from the surrounding township at the...

  • National ICT plan for Nigeria

    February 29, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on National ICT plan for Nigeria

    Nigeria’s federal government has stated interest in developing a local national holistic ICT plan yesterday. The government promised that following the aggregation of comments and suggestions on the draft Information and Communication Technology policy...

  • IT Infrastructure Summit hits Cape Town

    August 10, 2011 • EventsComments Off on IT Infrastructure Summit hits Cape Town

    The two day IT Infrastructure Summit is opening on the18th of August 2011 to a much anticipated assembly of senior IT professionals, Infrastructure experts and government officials. The opening address will be presented by MRS GNM Pandor, Minister –...

  • Egypt’s mobile operators demand a refund

    August 8, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Egypt’s mobile operators demand a refund

    Egypt mobile service providers have lodged a complaint with the National Communications Committee to reimburse them for Internet and mobile revenue losses during the country’s uprising in February 2011. The three telecommunications companies, Mobinil,...

  • Kenya’s operators access national fibre optic network

    August 2, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya’s operators access national fibre optic network

    Permanent Secretary in the Kenyan Ministry of Information and Communications, Bitange Ndemo has constituted a team to manage the country’s National Optic Fibre Backbone Infrastructure (NOFBI). The team consists of government representatives, Safaricom,...

  • Nigeria to probe its poor telecom services

    July 21, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Nigeria to probe its poor telecom services

    The Nigerian government is investigating the country’s frail telecommunication service, as for the past few months mobile service users have experienced drop calls and network signal problems. Nigeria’s House of Representatives has asked the Committee on...

  • SAP urged to lower their prices

    July 21, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on SAP urged to lower their prices

    Kenya’s Information and Communication Permanent Secretary Dr. Bitange Ndemo has appealed to the SAP management to consider lowering their pricing in order to attract more customers in the country and across the African continent. Ndemo was addressing...

  • Kenya opens government data portal

    July 15, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya opens government data portal

    Kenya has launched Africa’s first government open data portal. President Mwai Kibaki announced the new portal at the Kenyatta International Conference Center in Nairobi, Kenya. The new portal will enable Kenya to release data for research purposes, which...

  • Nigerian group plans to acquire NITEL

    July 8, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

    Nigerian Capital Development Fund (NCDF), is putting the finishing touches to its plan to acquire the country’s fixed line operator- Nigerian Telecommunications Limited (NITEL). NCDF believes that NITEL remains one of the best networks in the country....

  • Egypt’s Internet users on the increase

    July 7, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Egypt’s Internet users on the increase

    Egypt’s Internet sector has grown with some 170 000 new subscribers recorded for March 2011. As a result, Egypt now has just over 24 million users, a growth of 0.7% from the previous month and 38.5% from the same period in 2010. Despite the general...

  • Airtel Nigeria and Cross River state sign deal

    July 7, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Airtel Nigeria and Cross River state sign deal

    Airtel Nigeria and the Cross River state government have agreed on a deal that will see the company provide integrated telecommunications solutions to the area. The agreement is the first of its kind in Nigeria’s telecoms sector. Airtel Nigeria CEO and...

  • Tech aids Kenya mango farmers

    July 6, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on Tech aids Kenya mango farmers

    Kenya is considering strengthening its agriculture technology in order to increase its farming business. The Kenya government has issued a warning that the lack of post harvest technology has resulted in significant losses in production. Over the past 10...

  • Telecom Egypt reports massive losses

    July 4, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Telecom Egypt reports massive losses

    Egypt’s state-owned landline operator Telecom Egypt announced that it lost some 86 million Egyptian pounds as a result of network related damages that occured between January to May 2011. Much of those losses, the company says were directly related to the...

  • SA’s iWeek conference preparations on track

    June 29, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on SA’s iWeek conference preparations on track

    The 2011 10th Anniversary iWeek conference, a South African Internet and telecoms industry’s annual gathering, will feature international speakers from six continents. iWeek 2011 is a free conference and most of the proceedings are open to anyone involved...

  • Altech in key empowerment drive

    June 28, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Altech in key empowerment drive

    Craig Venter, CEO for Altech, a South African multi-billion rand high-tech group, shares his insights on the future of the group, the SA government’s role in the ICT sector and a recent empowerment deal with Southern Palace. ITNewsAfrica.com: What are your...