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Kenya Internet users surpass 26m

Kenya Internet users surpass 26m

The number of internet users in Kenya has grown to 26.1 million, largely due to mobile phone penetration. Read More

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Microsoft 4Afrika launches Biz4Afrika online SME hubMicrosoft 4Afrika launches Biz4Afrika online SME hub Microsoft 4Afrika used the opening of the Connected East Africa event in Diani, Kenya today to ...
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Gilat Satcom launches Village Island satellite service for rural AfricaGilat Satcom launches Village Island satellite service for rural Africa Gilat Satcom has launched its ‘Village Island’ portfolio which enables rural villages and remote communities in ...
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Cyber law takes bite at first victim Cyber law takes bite at first victim Journalist and blogger Daniel Kenosi has become the first known casualty of the cybercrime law that ...
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Sunday 29 Mar

NCC postpones 2.6GHz spectrum auction again

NIGERIA
Nigeria’s telecoms industry regulator has again postponed the proposed auctioning of the 2.6 gigahertz (GHZ) spectrum band.»
Friday 27 Mar

Public private partnerships panacea to broadband development, says Etisalat chief

NIGERIA
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.»
Friday 27 Mar

Fibre rollout seeks stakeholder participation

BOTSWANA
Implementers of new BoFINET projects dubbed Wholesale Wi-Fi and Fibre-to-the-X are calling on all relevant stakeholders to team up with them to help the projects take shape.»
Tuesday 24 Mar

Vodafone Ghana Fixed Broadband customers get bundle extension

GHANA
Vodafone Ghana says it will soon be offering a one-week validity extension to all fixed broadband users in the country. »
Tuesday 24 Mar

How to beat cyber criminals – Kaspersky

KENYA
Cyber criminals are getting more daring every day and everyone on the Internet should be wary and take precautions, warns Internet security solutions firm, Kaspersky.»
Monday 23 Mar

Africa Online to launch new services in Tanzania

TANZANIA
Pan-African service provider, Gondwana International Networks (GIN), parent company to Africa Online, has announced that it will be expanding its VSAT services in Tanzania as well as launching a managed infrastructure and services solution called iManage. »
Sunday 22 Mar

Orange rolls out 3G in Mandera County

KENYA
Orange has rolled out its GSM network in Mandera County as part of the company’s ongoing plan to connect all counties across the country to Orange’s high-speed network.»
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

JUMIA Côte d’Ivoire expands its operations

IVORY COAST
JUMIA has opened six new hubs in Cote d’Ivoire in the cities of Yamoussoukro, Bouaké, San Pedro, Daloa, Gagnoa, and Korogho. »
Thursday 19 Mar

Free Wifi at Dakar’s Independence Square

SENEGAL
Internet users visiting the city centre of the Senegalese capital city will now be able to browse the internet for free at the Independence Square (Place de l’Indépendance), as part of the Dakar Digital City project.»
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

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.»
Sunday 15 Mar

MTL hunts fibre optic cable partner

MALAWI
The Malawi Telecommunications Limited (MTL) is calling for applications from interested companies to partner it in the operation of its establishment of a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) to house the fibre optic cable backbone business nationwide.»
Friday 13 Mar

Telecom Namibia hosts first WACS upgrade meeting

NAMIBIA
The West Africa Cable System (WACS) Consortium is meeting in Windhoek to discuss the upgrade of the system’s capacity in view of the enormous bandwidth update since commissioning in May 2013.»
Thursday 12 Mar

Togo to connect administrative buildings to fibre optic network

TOGO
Almost all of Togo’s administrative buildings, most of which lack IT equipment and stable internet connections, are set to be connected to the country’s fibre optic network in the next 24 months.»

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Microsoft 4Afrika launches Biz4Afrika online SME hub

Microsoft 4Afrika used the opening of the Connected East Africa event in Diani, Kenya today to launch Biz4Afrika, an online hub providing Kenyan small and medium enterprises ...