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Btv tender won by Japanese firm

Btv tender won by Japanese firm

Botswana Television (Btv) has handed a lucrative project to Hitachi Kokusai Linear Equipamentos Eletronicos (HKL) for the development of digital terrestrial television broadcasting transmitters.  Read more
Kenya govt gives go-ahead for security networkKenya govt gives go-ahead for security network The Government of Kenya has signed a landmark agreement with Safaricom for the roll out of a first-of-its-kind National Surveillance, Communication and Control System.
Malawi Internet costs drop with submarine connectivityMalawi Internet costs drop with submarine connectivity Malawi Telecommunications Limited (MTL) has said the country’s Internet access is now 50 percent cheaper than it was five years ago.
Deloitte: Africa GDP to top $3.7 trillion by 2019Deloitte: Africa GDP to top $3.7 trillion by 2019 Africa’s gross domestic product will grow by 50% to $3.7 trillion over the next five years, says Deloitte.
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Muvi TV doubles digital channel line-up on EUTELSAT 7B satelliteMuvi TV doubles digital channel line-up on EUTELSAT 7B satellite
Muvi TV, Zambia´s leading commercial broadcaster, is poised for a new phase of expansion with expanded satellite capacity from Stellar, a leading German play-out centre and satellite uplink facility, that leases high-power capacity on the EUTELSAT 7B satellite 

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Airtel launches 4G in Seychelles

Thursday 27 Nov
INTERNET
Airtel Seychelles has launched one of Africa’s first state-of-the-art FD-LTE networks, to deliver best-in-class wireless broadband experience.»

Why govt listed Glo, others as top firms

Thursday 27 Nov
BUSINESS
Nigeria’s national carrier, Globacom and 99 other top notch firms have been listed as top 100 Firms in Nigeria for the 2014 fiscal year. The top 100 companies list is based on international benchmark set by the International Integrated Reporting Council.»

NCC gives operators to Jan 2015 to design consumer compensation

Thursday 27 Nov
GOVERNMENT
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has set up a committee to look into how consumers could be compensated directly by service providers for the depletion of their air time due to poor quality of services (QoS).»

Airtel Kenya formally introduces the new Chairman of the Board

Thursday 27 Nov
TELECOMS
Airtel has formally introduced the new Chairman of the Board to management and staff of Airtel Kenya. »

Vodacom Business Nigeria expands to Ibadan, Kano

Thursday 27 Nov
TELECOMS
Vodacom Business Nigeria has announced the opening of new offices in Ibadan and Kano as part of the company's expansion plans. »

Senegal looks to digital to enhance higher education

Thursday 27 Nov
COMPUTING
The West African nation of Senegal is seeking the help of ICTs to boost its tertiary education, which it believes remains static due to the shortage of ‘physical’ institutions of higher learning.»

NCA launches Type Approval Portal in Ghana

Wednesday 26 Nov
GOVERNMENT
Ghana's National Communication Authority has launched an Online Portal for Type Approval at the plush La Palm Beach Hotel in Accra.»

Digital TV bonanza in Central, West Africa as Eutelsat, Spacem sign agreement

Wednesday 26 Nov
BROADCASTING
TV audiences in Congo Brazzaville, Nigeria, Ghana and other countries in Central and West Africa are set to experience a feast of digital TV, thanks to the signing on Monday of an agreement between broadcasting giants Eutelsat and Space Communication (Spacecom).»

EMIS, MasterCard partnership on Angolan ATMs

Wednesday 26 Nov
COMPUTING
Empresa Interbancária de Serviços (EMIS), operator of Angola’s only interbank network, and MasterCard have announced a landmark partnership that sees all ATMs in the country accept MasterCard debit, credit and prepaid cards.»

BIH gauges Open Data readiness in Botswana

Wednesday 26 Nov
GOVERNMENT
Open Data could make a significant contribution to Botswana’s economic goals, and help re-assert Botswana’s traditional democratic credentials, a study has found. »

Tigo extends deadline for applications for ‘digital change-makers’ competition

Wednesday 26 Nov
INNOVATIONS
Telecom operator Tigo Ghana, in partnership with Reach for Change, has announced a one week extension for its ‘Digital Change-makers’ competition.»

Competition stiffens as Azam TV enters Ugandan Pay TV industry

Wednesday 26 Nov
BROADCASTING
Uganda’s Pay TV industry is set for a bruising battle for market control with the entry of new player Azam TV bringing the total number of Pay TV channels to nine.»

Congo Brazzaville IT wizard launches ICT book

Wednesday 26 Nov
COMPUTING
Congo Brazzaville-born Vérone Mankou, the inventor of Africa’s first tablet and smartphone, launched his first book this week in the capital Brazzaville.»

Glo gets govt recognition for investment, job creation

Wednesday 26 Nov
TELECOMS
Nigeria’s national operator, Globacom has been listed as one of the top One Hundred Firms in Nigeria for the 2014 fiscal year.»

Women can lead 21st century ICT industry, says Zinox chief

Tuesday 25 Nov
BUSINESS
With the right mix of innovation, business focus, accountability and ambition, women entrepreneurs can spearhead the evolution of the ICT industry in the 21st century, says the Chairman, Zinox Group.»

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