INTERNET

Workonline Communications offers free IPv6 transit to ISPs

Workonline Communications offers free IPv6 transit to ISPs

In a move to accelerate the deployment of IPv6 in Africa, leading specialised terrestrial network service provider Workonline Communications is offering 100 Mbps of free IPv6 transit to qualifying AfriNIC LIR members.  Read More

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WaveTek’s Mike Olajide; Segun Salami and Williams Uwhojega Fibre solutions will enhance connectivity, says WaveTek The Managing Director, WaveTek Nigeria Limited, Mr Ken Spann has said the fibre solutions of the ...
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Airtel connects Machakos policeAirtel connects Machakos police Bharti Airtel has connected Machakos Police station in Kenya to the internet for free.    
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Ghana Telecom Awards confirm Vodafone Ghana leader in mobile internet Ghana Telecom Awards confirm Vodafone Ghana leader in mobile internet Industry players and analysts at this year’s Ghana Telecom Awards were not surprised when Vodafone ...
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Monday 25 May

INWI Taps Aptilo Networks and Smartcom for carrier Wi-Fi

MOROCCO
INWI, the third largest telecommunications operator in Morocco, says it has selected Aptilo Networks and Smartcom for a major upgrade to “Wifi7dak,” INWI’s public Wi-Fi service. »
Sunday 24 May

Malawi Government levies tax on Internet/SMS

MALAWI
The Malawi Government has announced that it will levy a 10 percent excise duty on mobile phone text messaging as well as all data transfers, including internet and similar services.»
Saturday 23 May

Telecom stakeholders advocate massive education on internet in Ghana

GHANA
Delegates at the West Africa Telecom Summit have heard that a staggering 65 per cent of Ghanaians do not know anything about the internet. »
Friday 22 May

Microsoft, IICD launch employability hub in Ghana

GHANA
Microsoft Ghana, in partnership with the International Institute for Communication and Development, has launched the TizaaWorks online platform, a one-stop online hub for employability and entrepreneurship. »
Thursday 21 May

UhuruOne selects Alepo’s Wi-Fi solution

TANZANIA
Tanzanian wireless internet service provider UhuruOne has selected Alepo to provide a complete solution for its prepaid Wi-Fi business.»
Tuesday 19 May

WIOCC, Dalkom Somalia win service innovation award

SOMALIA
WIOCC and its shareholder Dalkom Somalia have won the Wholesale Service Innovation Award at the Global Telecoms Business (GTB) Innovation Awards Summit 2015 for bringing direct, high-capacity, international connectivity to Somalia for the first time.»
Tuesday 19 May

#DumsorMustStop: Ghanaian celebrities use social media to protest against erratic power

GHANA
Ghanaian celebrities used social media to galvanize an appreciable number of Ghanaians from all walks of life to stage a peaceful street demonstration in Accra at the weekend, against the current erratic power supply in the country. »
Tuesday 19 May

Ghana’s 800km fibre optic backbone commissioned

GHANA
Ghana’s President John Dramani Mahama has commissioned an 800km Eastern Corridor Fibre Optic backbone which runs through 20 districts.»
Monday 18 May

Huawei: data centre investment will boost Nigerian connectivity

NIGERIA
An increase in data centre investment would enhance connectivity in Nigeria and other developing countries, Huawei Technologies Company Limited has said.»
Sunday 17 May

Malawi computer scientist faults Internet.org

Malawi computer scientist Bennett Kankuzi has expressed reservations about the Internet.org initiative.»
Friday 15 May

Africa could lead in moves to hybrid enterprise

With less legacy infrastructure to hold it back and rapid moves to mobile and cloud, African enterprise could become a leader in moves to the hybrid enterprise, says Karl Campbell, Regional Vice President for the UK and South Africa at Riverbed Technology.»
Thursday 14 May

Internet.org now available to TNM, Airtel Malawi subscribers

MALAWI
Facebook has launched Internet.org in Malawi, giving people on the TNM and Airtel Malawi networks access to free basic internet services.»
Thursday 14 May

MTN Business launches first pan-African IoT platform

SOUTH AFRICA
MTN Business today unveiled the first truly Pan African Internet of Things (IoT) platform, providing African enterprises with greater control and advanced management features for their connected devices and sim cards.  »
Wednesday 13 May

Data breaches to cost $2.1 trillion by 2019

New research suggests that the rapid digitisation of consumers’ lives and enterprise records will increase the cost of data breaches to $2.1 trillion globally by 2019.»
Tuesday 12 May

CWG’s Openshopen bags eCommerce platform award

NIGERIA
Computer Warehouse Group Plc’s e-commerce platform, Openshopen.ng, has been named the e-commerce platform of the year at the Beacon of Information and Communication Technology (BOICT) awards ceremony held in Lagos.»
Monday 11 May

Safaricom to enter TV market with home broadband solution

KENYA
Safaricom has launched a unique hybrid data solution that will enable subscribers to view TV content and share data connectivity.»

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