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Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda strike deal to lower roaming rates

Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda strike deal to lower roaming rates

Plans are underway to lower roaming rates among Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda. Tanzania is not part of the deal because it has missed a number of talks that led to the pact. Read more
Kenya unveils ICT master plan Kenya unveils ICT master plan Kenya has launched the national Information, Communication Technology Master Plan 2017 to spur economic growth in the country.
Africa’s tech hubs on the rise Africa’s tech hubs on the rise The vice president of Botswana says innovation hubs play an important role in boosting science and technology.
Disruption looms in Kenyan telecoms Disruption looms in Kenyan telecoms With the entry of three more companies in Kenya’s mobile sector, telecoms competition is expected to be stepped up a notch. 
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Botswana to enhance education through Thutonet Botswana to enhance education through Thutonet
Launching the Thutonet Governance Structure, Secretary of Education Reforms, Taboka Nkhwa, said for Botswana to make any appreciable progress in its socio-economic development efforts, substantial resources should be directed at improving educational delivery.

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Private sector investment key to continent’s development, says Kaberuka

Saturday 19 Apr
GOVERNMENT
African Development Bank support for private equity investment in Africa recorded a major success this week, when The Carlyle Group announced it had raised $698 million for its new Sub-Saharan Africa Fund.»

Telecel Go reduces cost of calls to all networks

Saturday 19 Apr
TELECOMS
Telecel has launched a new pre-paid service platform called Telecel Go, which removes the boundaries between networks and reduces the cost of calls across all networks significantly.»

Huawei rolls out new base stations in Zambia

Friday 18 Apr
TELECOMS
Chinese communications equipment giant Huawei Technologies has launched the first of a series of 169 base stations that will connect rural communities in Zambia to the mobile phone network.»

Kenya Power eyes fibreglass poles to lower electricity transmission costs

Friday 18 Apr
DEVELOPMENT
Kenya Power plans to roll-out fibreglass poles in place of wooden poles, to reduce the cost of maintenance.»

Acer steps up southern African education agenda

Thursday 17 Apr
COMPUTING
Acer for Education is stepping up its activity in southern Africa, with new education devices being launched, a growing content partnership programme, and plans to extend its partner network into more southern African countries.»

Orange celebrates 10 millionth Orange Money customer

Thursday 17 Apr
VALUE ADDED SERVICES
Orange Money, now available in 13 countries, has marked its 10 millionth customer milestone.»

Kenyans making longer calls - CAK Report

Thursday 17 Apr
TELECOMS
Robust marketing by telecoms and lowered call rates saw Kenyans use mobile phones more in 2013, the latest sector report shows. »

Ghana’s ‘big bang’ approach tackles data penetration

Thursday 17 Apr
GOVERNMENT
With 110% voice penetration, full data penetration is the next big target in Ghana, says the NCA.»

Virtualisation ‘frees up innovation budget’

Thursday 17 Apr
INTERNET
Virtualisation allows for the ICT budget to shift its focus from maintenance to innovation – a benefit that is resonating with CIOs across the continent, says Ravi Bhat, VMWare’s new Regional Director for Sub-Saharan Africa.»

Benin’s internet cafés become headquarters for cybercrime

Thursday 17 Apr
SECURITY
Internet cafés in the West African nation of Benin appear to be fast becoming ‘command centres’ for online scammers.»

Kenswitch unveils system for instant cash transfers

Wednesday 16 Apr
COMPUTING
Kenswitch Ltd has launched a system that will allow users to transfer cash between banks registered on its shared network on a real-time basis.»

Telecom Namibia, XON Systems, Juniper Networks invest in network academy

Wednesday 16 Apr
TELECOMS
Telecom Namibia has set up a Telecom Namibia Juniper Networks Academy in conjunction with XON Systems and Juniper Networks to boost the training of network engineersin its training facility.»

Botswana to enhance education through Thutonet

Wednesday 16 Apr
GOVERNMENT
Launching the Thutonet Governance Structure, Secretary of Education Reforms, Taboka Nkhwa, said for Botswana to make any appreciable progress in its socio-economic development efforts, substantial resources should be directed at improving educational delivery.»

Orange Telkom not closing Kenya business: Ghossein

Tuesday 15 Apr
BUSINESS
Speculation that Orange Telkom Kenya would be closing its Kenyan operations has been put to rest.»

Kenya to digitally register all citizens afresh

Tuesday 15 Apr
GOVERNMENT
Kenya plans to digitally register all citizens as part of national planning and the war against terrorism.»

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