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Facebook opens first African office

Facebook opens first African office

Facebook has opened its first office in Africa to further the company’s commitment to help businesses connect with people and grow locally and regionally. Read more
CBN extends BVN enrolmentCBN extends BVN enrolment The Central Bank of Nigeria has extended the timeline for the enrolment for the national Bank Verification Number (BVN).  
No contract with StarTimes: govtNo contract with StarTimes: govt The Deputy Minister of Communication, Ato Sarpong, says the government does not have any official contract with StarTimes for the rolling out of the DTT in Ghana.
SEACOM announces DE-CIX peeringSEACOM announces DE-CIX peering SEACOM has added the Deutscher Commercial Internet Exchange in Germany to the list of European Internet exchange points at which it peers. 
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The importance of password security

Friday 3 Jul
SECURITY
Many users assume their passwords are of no value to cyber criminals, says Kaspersky Lab.»

Orange launches its largest Developer Challenge

Friday 3 Jul
APP DEVELOPMENT
To coincide with the release of its SMS APIs in five new countries (Cameroon, Congo, Guinea, Niger, Senegal), Orange is launching its largest international developer challenge to date.»

African wireless to benefit from Fortinet’s Meru acquisition

Thursday 2 Jul
MOBILE
Enterprises looking to boost their wireless network security, capacity and control are set to benefit from Fortinet’s pending acquisition of Meru Networks, says the Fortinet Africa team.»

KRA marks 2 millionth iTax registration

Thursday 2 Jul
GOVERNMENT
The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), has sealed a major milestone in its organisational transformation journey, with the registration of its 2millionth iTax client.»

Tigo Ghana rolls out new cell sites

Thursday 2 Jul
TELECOMS
Tigo is rolling out new base stations to fill gaps in its 3G coverage and improve on its 2G coverage in Ghana.»

Chams unveils ConfirmMe for ease of identity verification

Thursday 2 Jul
SOFTWARE
Chams Plc, Nigeria’s leading identity management firm, has unveiled identity verification software called ConfirmMe to the Nigerian public at the company’s headquarters in Lagos.»

Huawei launches Africa’s first Digital inCloud centre

Wednesday 1 Jul
INTERNET
Huawei has announced the launch of its Digital inCloud Eastern and Southern Africa regional centre.»

MainOne marks 5 years

Wednesday 1 Jul
TELECOMS
In its five year existence, MainOne has invested over $300m in infrastructure in West Africa.»

MTN CEO restates commitment to education

Wednesday 1 Jul
TELECOMS
The Chief Executive Officer of MTN Nigeria, Mr. Michael Ikpoki, has restated the telco’s strong commitment to partnering with government to develop the education sector. »

MTN Swaziland offers mobile financial services with Ericsson

Tuesday 30 Jun
VALUE ADDED SERVICES
MTN has deployed Ericsson Converged Wallet to provide a premium mobile money experience for more than 275,000 mobile wallet users and 3,000 agents in Swaziland.»

Associated Discount House migrates to Finacle 10

Tuesday 30 Jun
COMPUTING
Computer Warehouse Group (CWG Plc) has powered the successful migration of Associated Discount House banking services to the Finacle 10 core banking application in a bid to improve their efficiency and improve their customer experience. »

VP commissions Huawei Seeds for the Future programme

Tuesday 30 Jun
TELECOMS
Ghana’s Vice President, H.E Paa Kwasi Amissah Arthur, has officially commissioned the Huawei Seeds for the Future Programme in Accra. »

Vodafone Internet Fair leads the way in Internet education in Ghana

Tuesday 30 Jun
INTERNET
Rawlings Park traders have had the opportunity to experience 3G internet as part of Vodafone’s Internet Fair.»

Cisco Systems joins GITS in Ghana to improve customer experience

Tuesday 30 Jun
COMPUTING
Cisco Systems has joined Global Information Technology Solutions (GITS) an elite technology partner of Cisco Systems in Ghana, to engage key stakeholders in the Ghanaian IT industry.»

Ericsson’s Connect to Learn wins Total Telecom 2015 Africa award

Monday 29 Jun
DEVELOPMENT
Ericsson has been recognized with a 2015 Africa Award for “Social Contribution” for its Connect To Learn initiative.»

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