Tata, Main One, partner on Nigerian video network
COMPUTINGBy BiztechAfrica - July 18, 2012, 11:26 a.m.
Tata Communications has extended its Video Connect network into Nigeria through a partnership with Main One Cable Company.
The servicewill allow broadcast and production companies in Nigeria to distribute their live video content worldwide as well as enhance international broadcasters' reach into this key emerging region.
Tata says this there is increasing demand for high-quality video capability in and out of Nigeria. Its partnership with Main One connects its global video network to an expansive local bibre network, creating a dedicated video network connecting to key broadcasters as well as production and post-production houses in Africa.
Unlike traditional MPLS or contention networks, having a dedicated video network ensures the high quality and consistent video transmission needed for video broadcast, allowing Nigerian media companies to be truly global.
Funke Opeke, CEO of Main One, says "We are proud to be part of this ground-breaking partnership, bringing new opportunities not only for Nigeria, but Africa as a whole. Our high quality fibre network, coupled with Tata Communication's international expertise and global network will open up a new world of opportunities for video coming in and out of the African region, as well as create new business opportunities for studios, broadcasters, production and pre-production companies throughout Nigeria."
MORE COMPUTING NEWS
Safaricom Foundation gives PCs to Christian Industrial Training Centres - PumwaniChristian Industrial Training Centers - Pumwani will now offer KNEC examined computer courses, following Safaricom Foundation’s donation of 30 computers to the institution. Read More
ICT opens doors for Kenyan slum dwellersA Nairobi based group is equipping high school girls from Nairobi's slums with ICT skills to help them participate meaningfully in building the economy. Read More
North Africa, ME get revised regional solar planAn AfDB/World Bank-supported plan aims to generate more than a gigawatt of solar power across the Middle East and North Africa. Read More
Kenya Red Cross appoints Huawei as communications partnerHuawei and the Kenya Red Cross Society have signed a partnership deal making Huawei the strategic communications partner for KRCS. Read More
Smart sustainable cities ‘need holistic approach’Technology will be key to meeting urban development challenges, concluded participants at the 8th ITU Symposium on ICT and Environment Change in Italy. Read More
Companies prefer third party cloud service providersA NetIQ cloud security survey commissioned through IDG Connect, has revealed that while companies have become increasingly comfortable with the security of third-party cloud service providers, data security remains top-of-mind. Read More
ChamsCity pilots computer-based university examsChamsCity digital mall has piloted computer-based exams as a radical departure from the traditional Paper Pencil Test. Read More
eLearning Africa to be staged in NamibiaThe 8th eLearning Africa conference will be held from 29 – 31 May at the Safari Conference Centre in Windhoek, Namibia. Read More
BYOD demands policy updateBYOD, and changing legislation, means now is a good time for enterprises to update their usage policies, says Ian Goss-Ross, CEO at Elingo. Read More
FEATURED STORYICT opens doors for Kenyan slum dwellers
A Nairobi based group is equipping high school girls from Nairobi's slums with ICT skills to help them participate meaningfully in building the economy.
BEST READ NEWS
IN DEPTHBetting on the cloud
In Africa, an emerging ICT industry is betting its future on serving customers and businesses through cloud based applications, Riverbed Technology has told Biztechafrica.