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Public private partnerships panacea to broadband development, says Etisalat chief

Public private partnerships panacea to broadband development, says Etisalat chief

Chief Executive Officer of Etisalat Group, Ahmad Julfar has identified public private partnership (PPP) as one approach that could help African countries boost broadband development. He argued that access to broadband is a basic right for everyone. Read More

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Fibre rollout seeks stakeholder participation Fibre rollout seeks stakeholder participation Implementers of new BoFINET projects dubbed Wholesale Wi-Fi and Fibre-to-the-X are calling on all relevant stakeholders ...
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Experts commend Rwanda as a model in using ICT and e-Governance Experts commend Rwanda as a model in using ICT and e-Governance Policy makers and experts in ICT gathered in Kigali for the Commonwealth e-Governance Forum Africa from ...
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Predatory pricing in transmission cable market, others worry NCCPredatory pricing in transmission cable market, others worry NCC Nigeria’s telecoms regulator, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is worried that in the transmission cable ...
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Wednesday 25 Mar

Senegal ready to migrate to digital broadcasting: Amadou Top

SENEGAL
Digital TV will be available everywhere in Senegal come 17 June 2015, says Amadou Top, the executive director of CONTAN.»
Wednesday 25 Mar

Pay APC N500m, court orders NCC, telcos - NCC appeals

NIGERIA
As the presidential election draws near, a Federal High Court has ordered the regulator of the telecoms sector, the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and five other telcos to pay the All Progressives Congress (APC) the sum of N500 million for unlawfully shutting down the party’s presidential campaign fund-raising platform.»
Tuesday 24 Mar

Burkina Faso’s DTT project derailed by lack of funding

BURKINA FASO
The West African nation of Burkina Faso has only raised 8-billion FCFA out of the 46 billion FCFA needed for the completion of its digital terrestrial television (DTT) migration process.»
Tuesday 24 Mar

CPC reads riot act to telcos, banks, others over consumer rights breaches

NIGERIA
Nigeria’s Director-General, Consumer Protection Council (CPC), Mrs. Dupe Atoki, has warned telcos, banks, Pay TV service providers and others in the country that end is near for the flagrant abuse of customers’ rights.»
Tuesday 24 Mar

USF contributions surpass sh2.5bn target

KENYA
Contributions to the Universal Service Fund by Kenyan Operators have surpassed the targetted sh2.5 billion.»
Monday 23 Mar

Togo launches Digital School Togo project

TOGO
The West African nation of Togo has launched the pilot phase of ‘Digital School Togo’, a project that is aimed at introducing digital technology in teaching and underpinning the critical importance of ICTs in the education system.»
Saturday 21 Mar

Ghana Presidency gets a new E-Cabinet platform

GHANA
Ghana’s cabinet on Thursday witnessed a major boost as the President John Dramani Mahama unveiled a new E–Cabinet platform to used by himself and members of his cabinet. »
Saturday 21 Mar

DRC, World Bank launch construction of CAB5

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Construction work of the Central African Backbone (CAB) Phase 5 was officially launched this week by Thomas Luhaka, Democratic Republic of Congo VPM in charge of posts, telecoms and ICTs.»
Friday 20 Mar

Ghana VP woos Japanese power investors

GHANA
Ghana’s Vice President K. B. Amissah-Arthur has concluded his visit to Japan with a call on Japanese investors to take advantage of huge investment opportunities offered by Ghana.»
Thursday 19 Mar

BotswanaPost launches Money Order Corridor to South Africa

BOTSWANA
Another trans-border money transfer deal has been revealed by BotswanaPost. This time, Botswana has targeted South Africa after completing a successful deal with ZimPost of Zimbabwe.»
Thursday 19 Mar

NCC resumes 2.6GHz spectrum licensing process

NIGERIA
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has announced the resumption of the process that would lead to the auctioning of licences in the 2.6gigahertz (GHz) spectrum band.»
Wednesday 18 Mar

Togo government to regenerate Togo Telecom

TOGO
Togo's government has vowed to rebuild Togo Telecom with a regeneration package that includes a network upgrade, better customer service and high speed internet at affordable rates.»
Wednesday 18 Mar

Water Utilities’ optic fibre takes a knock

BOTSWANA
The Water Utilities Corporation (WUC) in Botswana suffered a severe blow over the weekend after one of its major pipelines to the city of Gaborone had a knock on its optic fibre network.»
Tuesday 17 Mar

Ghana ICH poses ‘telecoms monopoly risk’

GHANA
The Head of the Telecommunications, Media and Technology team at a private law firm Bentsi-Enchill, Letsa & Ankomah has questioned the National Communication Authority's decision to appoint a Ghanaian company to operate the national interconnect exchange and financial clearing house.»
Tuesday 17 Mar

Local content will drive Nigeria’s internet penetration, says ComTech minister

NIGERIA
Contrary to the belief that social network platforms such as YouTube, Facebook WhatsApp and others will drive internet penetration, Nigeria’s Communication Technology Minister, Mrs Omobola Johnson, says local content will drive internet penetration in the country.»
Monday 16 Mar

South Sudan school gets computer lab

SUDAN
MTN has helped Juba One primary school to become the first public primary school in the country to have a computer lab.»

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Villagers get solar training at Barefoot College Villagers get solar training at Barefoot College

The Botswana Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) has seconded seven semi-illiterate mostly Ngwatle villagers for a six month solar electrification training course at the famed Barefoot College in India. 

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MTN Group Sustainability Report released

MTN Group’s efforts to advance social development in its markets through the integration of sustainable business practices into day-to-day activities, is yielding positive outcomes, the company’s Sustainability ...