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  • Rockefeller Foundation invests $100 million in Digital Jobs Africa

    May 16, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Rockefeller Foundation invests $100 million in Digital Jobs Africa

    The Rockefeller Foundation has announced a new Foundation initiative that will focus on Africa’s youth and employment, called Digital Jobs Africa. Dr. Judith Rodin, President of The Rockefeller Foundation was joined by Strive Masiyiwa, Executive...

  • Samsung invests $110-million in Sharp

    March 6, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Samsung invests $110-million in Sharp

    Electronics maker Sharp has announced that Korean technology giant Samsung has invested $110 million in the company, effectively giving Samsung a three percent stake in Sharp and making it the biggest individual shareholder in Sharp that isn’t a financial...

  • Nigeria to invest $15-million in telecommunications sector

    August 30, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Nigeria to invest $15-million in telecommunications sector

    Nigeria’s Federal Government (FG) announced plans to pour $15-million into the country’s telecommunications sector in order to assist Nigerians in securing capital to promote growth and create jobs. Nigeria’s Minister of Communications Technology,...

  • Etisalat pledges further investment despite challenges

    April 11, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Etisalat pledges further investment despite challenges

    Telecom giant, Etisalat Nigeria has renewed its commitment to invest in Nigerian mobile telecommunications industry despite the challenges in the sector. It said its growth plans are still intact even as its subscriber base reached 12 million just three and...

  • Orange extends African IP VPN services

    March 27, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Orange extends African IP VPN services

    France’s Orange Business Services will offer IP VPN services in 31 countries for Aggreko, a company that provides power and temperature control services. The Aggreko partnership aims to deliver better telecom services and improve the internal and external...

  • Zambia invests in fight against cybercrime

    March 2, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (1)

    With cybercrime increasing, the Zambia Information Communications Authority (ZICTA) announced on Thursday, that it was investing some ZMK 1.3 billion ($582 000) in battling online criminal activity. The money will go towards creating a Computer Incident...

  • 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...

  • MTN Rwanda blames upgrades for disruptions

    February 22, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (1)

    MTN Rwanda claims upgrades are responsible for local network disruptions. Subscribers have experienced network problems recently due to 3G network upgrades. Responding to complaints about disruptions, MTN re-routed all its traffic, sourcing additional...

  • End of the African telecoms boom?

    February 21, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on End of the African telecoms boom?

    The upsurge in Sub-Saharan African mobile telecommunications seems to be subsiding as companies continue to saturate the market in a bid to gain more clients. The levels of investment in the sector and how businesses aim to win over customers’ favour...

  • Libyan government to review telecom investments

    January 10, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Libyan government to review telecom investments

    Libya’s transitional government said that it would review ousted leader Muammar Gaddafi-era investments across the country and in Africa. The National Transition Council said it would also be looking at telecommunications investments across the continent,...

  • Etisalat Nigeria has invested $2.4bn

    October 31, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Etisalat Nigeria has invested $2.4bn

    Etisalat Nigeria, the fourth Global System for Mobile communications (GSM)mobile operator in the region has invested $2.46 billion to build and expand its telecommunications network infrastructure. The investment which was made over the past three years...

  • Management consulting relevant for current business

    September 21, 2011 • FeaturesComments Off on Management consulting relevant for current business

    At the core of management consulting, is the need to always know more than your client about a changing technology and industry landscape, underpinned by market conditions and workforce shifts.  This inherent expectation from clients hasn’t changed, but in...

  • Cloud and Virtualisation Summit Africa hits Joburg

    September 20, 2011 • EventsComments (1)

    Kinetic Events will bring Africa’s Cloud and Virtualisation Summit to the Hilton Hotel, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa on 5 – 6 October 2011. Industry indicators show an increase in IT spending with Cloud Computing and Virtualisation listed...

  • MTN Nigeria pledges $1bn investment

    August 10, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (1)

    MTN Nigeria plans to invest about $1 billion in upgrading its mobile network. The announcement was made by Brett Goschen, MTN Nigeria CEO during the company’s 10 year celebration. Goschen said that a good investor should seize further investments in a...

  • Uganda ICT minister urges investment

    August 3, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments (2)

    Uganda’s ICT Minister Ruhakana Rugunda told a meeting on information technology in the country that Ugandans should invest in the technology sector in order to improve the country’s economy. Analysts on Wednesday hailed the ministers comments- “The...

  • SEACOM invests $14,8m in SA’s infrastructure

    July 25, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on SEACOM invests $14,8m in SA’s infrastructure

    SEACOM has invested R100 million (about US$14,8 million) in additional South African infrastructure to meet the continuous high demand for broadband services and applications. The investment includes the purchase of physical optical fibre links from Dark...