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Kenya to issue third digital license to local broadcasters

Kenya to issue third digital license to local broadcasters

The long battle between local broadcasters Nation Media Group, Royal Media services, and The Standard Group, and the government could soon be over. Read more
ICT put to good use in Botswana electionsICT put to good use in Botswana elections Botswana voters went to the polls today in an election that that been characterised by innovative ICT use.
Wiko‎ eyes 10% market shareWiko‎ eyes 10% market share New entrant to Nigeria’s mobile phone industry and French firm, Wiko Mobile, says it is targeting 10 per cent of Nigeria’s market.
Olusola Teniola, Austin Okere and Mrs Newton-Denila CWG, Vodacom canvass local content in ICT Smarting from the success the Local Content Act has recorded in Nigeria’s oil and gas industry, CWG and Vodacom Business Nigeria have canvassed its application to the ICT industry.
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Vodafone Ghana wins two CIMG awardsVodafone Ghana wins two CIMG awards
Vodafone Ghana has been adjudged the Telecommunications Company of the Year 2013, while its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme, HealthLine, picked the TV Programme of the Year 2013 award at the Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana (CIMG) Awards held in Accra.  

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Employees voice concern over IPO

Saturday 25 Oct
TELECOMS
Daggers have been drawn between the Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL) employees and the management over an alleged lack of consultation on the Initial Public Offer. »

Local firms reap rewards of BOFINET tender

Saturday 25 Oct
TELECOMS
A multi-million dollar tender issued by Botswana Fibre Networks (BOFINET) will benefit a handful of local ICT and construction organisations. »

Mobile internet “greatly improved” lives of 63% of Africans

Friday 24 Oct
INTERNET
Sixty-three per cent of mobile internet users in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa have said their lives have been “greatly improved” by being able to access internet via their mobiles, compared to 41 per cent in the United Kingdom (UK).»

Kaspersky Lab: Ebola hook in “Nigerian” spam

Friday 24 Oct
SECURITY
In September spammers produced topical new versions of the old “Nigerian Letter” scam, this time based on the Ebola virus. »

Vodafone Ghana wins two CIMG awards

Friday 24 Oct
TELECOMS
Vodafone Ghana has been adjudged the Telecommunications Company of the Year 2013, while its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programme, HealthLine, picked the TV Programme of the Year 2013 award at the Chartered Institute of Marketing Ghana (CIMG) Awards held in Accra.  »

Gabon, World Bank sign US$58 million-fibre optic agreement

Friday 24 Oct
TELECOMS
Gabon and the World Bank have signed a US$58 million agreement that will clear the way for the construction of a major fibre optic infrastructure to link the country’s five provinces and cross over to the Republic of Congo.»

SAPIS launches virtual event platform to empower real estate professionals

Friday 24 Oct
INTERNET
SAPIS, the Sub-Saharan Africa Property Investment Summit, has launched a platform for virtual events to enable Africa’s real estate sector to communicate and participate with ease. »

Apollo Hospitals, Airtel seal telemedicine deal

Thursday 23 Oct
VALUE ADDED SERVICES
Two Indian giants, Apollo Hospitals and Airtel Nigeria, have struck a deal designed to bring affordable health care to Nigerians and Airtel’s Premier customers.»

MTN Uganda receives US$100 000 towards community projects

Thursday 23 Oct
MOBILE
MTN Group today recognised employees in Uganda for their selflessness and dedication towards improving the lives of ordinary people, including the blind, as part of this year’s 21 Days of Y’ello Care campaign, a popular employee volunteer initiative in MTN markets.»

Cisco warns of unprecedented growth of malicious traffic

Thursday 23 Oct
SECURITY
Threats designed to take advantage of users’ trust in systems, applications and personal networks have reached startling levels, a new report by Cisco reveals.»

Vodafone Ghana launches App Star Contest

Thursday 23 Oct
APP DEVELOPMENT
Vodafone Ghana has launched the Vodafone App Star contest, a mobile app competition to uncover creative and innovative app developers in Ghana and to offer them an opportunity to compete internationally with other developers.»

Presidential candidates say no to BTCL privatisation

Thursday 23 Oct
GOVERNMENT
Former Malawian president Joyce Banda graced the live Gabz FM Botswana presidential candidates debates at Westwood primary school, where the two presidential candidates present say the BTCL IPO is in vain. »

Operators to suffer $14bn in lost revenues this year

Thursday 23 Oct
TELECOMS
A new report has found that voice and messaging traffic lost to OTT (Over The Top) players such as WhatsApp, Facebook and Skype will cost network operators $14 billion in revenues globally this year.»

Fibre optic: Congo-Brazzaville releases evaluation report

Thursday 23 Oct
INTERNET
The Republic of Congo has released an evaluation report on its fibre optic networks, showing that the country has already completed 53 of the 66 projects to be implemented as part of the country's Central African Backbone.»

Rwanda’s Minister of Youth and ICT addresses ITU Plenipotentiary Conference

Wednesday 22 Oct
GOVERNMENT
Rwanda’s Minister of Youth and ICT, Jean Philbert Nsengimana, today addressed the 19th International Telecommunication Union plenipotentiary conference in South Korea.»

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