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Gates, Youth Ministry in e-library service deal

Gates, Youth Ministry in e-library service deal

The Bill and Melinda Gates foundation is extending its philanthropy gestures to Botswana libraries with an e-library service donation.  Read More

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Africa’s first Web Festival ends in AbidjanAfrica’s first Web Festival ends in Abidjan The first edition of Africa Web Festival (AWF) that took place on 24-26 November 2014 at ...
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Airtel launches 4G in SeychellesAirtel launches 4G in Seychelles Airtel Seychelles has launched one of Africa’s first state-of-the-art FD-LTE networks, to deliver best-in-class wireless ...
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 AccessKenya in Kes 300m fibre investment AccessKenya in Kes 300m fibre investment AccessKenya Group has completed the rollout of its metropolitan fibre network in key target areas around ...
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Sunday 23 Nov

Malawi Internet costs drop with submarine connectivity

MALAWI
Malawi Telecommunications Limited (MTL) has said the country’s Internet access is now 50 percent cheaper than it was five years ago.»
Saturday 22 Nov

TNM courts trouble with investment prospects in ISP

MALAWI
TNM, one of Malawi's two mobile telecommunication services providers, has courted trouble with its announcement of plans to invest in the provision of ‘generic’ Internet Service Provider (ISP) operations.»
Friday 21 Nov

Congo’s Université Marien Ngouabi launches website

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
L’Université Marien Ngouabi, Congo Brazzaville’s oldest tertiary institution, launched its first website this week.»
Wednesday 19 Nov

Internet of Things – when problems can be hidden in a billion places

In the Internet of Things era all things can be connected. But when billions of things are connected, there are also billions of points of contact to sift through to identify faults, says Riverbed.»
Wednesday 19 Nov

Broadband ‘boosts growth’

KENYA
Every economy today requires broadband for growth and prosperity, says Joseph Tiampati, Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Information, Communications and Technology.»
Tuesday 18 Nov

BT announces new AMEA cloud services

BT has announced new cloud services aimed at supporting the expansion plans of its customers in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa (AMEA).»
Saturday 15 Nov

CAK: all systems go for Universal Service Fund

KENYA
Kenya's long-awaited Universal Service Fund has finally become a reality and it aims to bridge the digital divide.»
Saturday 15 Nov

Internet.org business plan a “race to the bottom” - 2go

SOUTH AFRICA
Partnerships between African operators and Facebook’s Internet.org app that make certain content free to subscribers is a “race to the bottom” which will shrink long-term revenues and hurt local content providers, according to Marc Herson, COO of mobile social network 2go.»
Thursday 13 Nov

Liquid Telecom to launch FTTH services in Kenya, Rwanda

KENYA
Liquid Telecom has announced it will launch Fibre To The Home (FTTH) in Kenya, Rwanda and two other African countries early next year.»
Thursday 13 Nov

Ghana to launch first phase of National Fibre Network soon

GHANA
The Government of Ghana is expected to officially commission the completion of work on the fibre optic network connecting the eastern corridor linking Ho in the Volta region and Bawku in the Northern Region of the country by the end of December this year.»
Thursday 13 Nov

Rwanda officially launches 4G LTE network

RWANDA
Rwanda has officially launched its 4G LTE network, aiming to take access to 95% of citizens by 2017. »
Wednesday 12 Nov

Submarine cable to be built across South Atlantic

ANGOLA
Angola Cables has signed a contract with NEC Corporation to build the world’s first submarine cable system across the South Atlantic.»
Wednesday 12 Nov

Inquest into politician’s death turns to satellite images

BOTSWANA
An inquest into the death of an opposition politician has seen the parties involved toying with the idea of using satellite image experts. »
Wednesday 12 Nov

Spawning Africa’s digital dragons in the cloud

For much of Africa, the digital dragon has not yet been born, but in the cloud, we have the ideal incubator to nurture dragons and opportunities alike.»
Wednesday 12 Nov

Office 365 launched in Botswana

BOTSWANA
Microsoft has launched its newest Windows operating system, Office 365, in Botswana. »
Wednesday 12 Nov

24online deploys access management solution across 5 Kenyan airports

KENYA
24online, a product of Elitecore and global provider of Internet Access Management solution, has announced the deployment of its hotspot management solution across five Kenyan Authority airports. »

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