Alcatel-Lucent and the National Information Technology Agency (NITA), the information and communications technology (ICT) policy arm of Ghana's Ministry of Communications, are expected to expand communication links between central and regional administration offices in support of 'e-Ghana', a national initiative to develop local IT services and improve the transparency and efficiency of government functions.
1 Oct 2012 10:31
Phone manufacturing company, Nokia in partnership with Co-creation Hub (CcHUB), a social innovation centre in Nigeria, have embarked on an academy program called 'Nokia/CCHub Growth Academy' which is aimed at accelerating Nigerian mobile software companies in growing their companies on regional and international levels.
27 Sep 2012 12:23
In an effort to improve Ghana's technology education system, a pilot internet-based software has been introduced to 15 high schools across the country's four key regions.
By Masahudu Kunateh 25 Sep 2012 10:27
According to reports, Islamic group Boko Haram has destroyed over 25 mast stations belonging to mobile telecommunication operators in the Northern part of Nigeria. Aside from the attacks, four MTN Nigeria staff were reportedly killed by the group in Maiduguri while trying to bomb the company's base station.
By Henry Ifeanyi 6 Sep 2012 11:09
South African technology firm, Naspers, projects the uptake of digital terrestrial television, GoTV to increase in the coming months in Nigeria and Zambia.
By Mthulisi Sibanda 27 Aug 2012 13:30
iROKING, the legal distributor of Nigerian music, has announced that it has reached 100 000 subscribers in just seven months, following its launch in January this year.
27 Aug 2012 12:02
TechCentral wraps up the week's major technology news from around the African continent.
By Duncan McLeod: @mcleodd 21 Aug 2012 10:24
The publishers of IT News Africa have launched African Innovator magazine, a quarterly magazine dedicated to the coverage of Information Communication Technology (ICT) and its impact on Africa.
8 Aug 2012 11:04
Day 1 of the Broadcast Film and Music Africa (BFMA) conference opened with a house full. The two day conference, under the theme "Innovation, investment and partnerships for local content and service excellence" takes place at the Oshwal Centre, located in the Nairobi Central Business District, Kenya.
By Carole Kimutai: @CaroleKimutai 11 Jul 2012 09:51
The African Audio-Visual Awards (TAVA), set to take place at The National Arts Theatre in the Iganmu State of Lagos, Nigeria on the 29th of July 2012, is an event that serves as a benchmark for Africa audio-visual content by encouraging the practitioners through rewards that will reawaken them in the need to make conscious efforts towards training and re-training as to attain perfection in their areas of specialisation.
27 Jun 2012 10:17
Cellcom GSM has joined the Press Union of Liberia in seeking to enhance the effectiveness of Liberian journalists. The company, on 19 June 2012, provided free unlimited internet to the offices of the Press Union of Liberia to enable fast, and reliable interconnectivity to its members.
21 Jun 2012 15:25
Airtel Nigeria has partnered with Global Youth Awareness & Development Initiatives (GYADI), a non-governmental organisation, to host an Information Communication Technology (ICT) Summit which takes place today, 25 May 2012 at the Golden Royal, Independence Layout, Enugu State, Nigeria. The summit aims to empower youths in Enugu to succeed in their chosen career and business endeavours.
25 May 2012 09:37
Orange, the telecommunications corporation has launched the second edition of its Orange African Social Venture Prize. The goal is to promote social innovation that supports development through information and communication technology (ICT).
23 May 2012 13:32
Max Ahouéké, minister of communication and information and communication technologies of Benin, will this week present the results of the eLearning Africa Report, which shows the impact of new technology and improved connectivity on education throughout Africa.
22 May 2012 14:46
West Africa Cable System (WACS), the fibre optic cable set to meet demand for fast, efficient broadband in Africa, which links Southern and Western Africa to Europe, commercially launched today in Cape Town, South Africa.
11 May 2012 11:48
The company behind the planned 40Tbit/s Wasace cable [David Ross Group] says the African leg of the submarine system will be ready for service in early 2014. And it's coming to SA.
By Duncan McLeod: @mcleodd 11 May 2012 09:39
After pioneering the green site technology in Nigeria, an initiative that prevents network outages associated with inconsistent power supply, Airtel Nigeria has taken a step to improve services as well as enhance network and billing services to its customers as it commissioned a new state of the art data centre in Lagos.
10 May 2012 11:00
South Africa's technology publisher, ITWeb on wednesday, 9 May 2012, launched its new ITWeb Africa website which will provide news, insight and analysis for Africa's ICT sector, at the Hyatt Hotel in Rosebank, Johannesburg, South Africa.
9 May 2012 13:41
BRASILIA, BRAZIL: Ad Dynamo announced its entry into Brazil yesterday. "Brazil represents an enormous growth market in both online and mobile advertising, and we're very pleased to be launching here with a relevant and established player such as Realmedia," says Sean Riley, CEO of Ad Dynamo.
26 Apr 2012 10:17
Helios Towers Ghana (HTG), a subsidiary of Helios Towers Africa and reportedly the first telecom towers company in Ghana, delivered a keynote speech at the 2nd Ghana Telecoms Summit in Accra last week.
23 Apr 2012 13:18
Information and communication experts from all over Africa are meeting towards the end of this month in Uganda to brainstorm about spectrum management issues.
By Julius Businge 19 Apr 2012 13:25
The 14 000km West African Cable System (WACS), the first new sub-sea telecommunications cable along Africa's west coast since Sat-3 was launched 11 years ago, will be launched officially in about a month's time.
By Duncan McLeod: @mcleodd 13 Apr 2012 10:20
A new category for the 2012 Loeries, 'Rest of Africa and the Middle East', will be officially launched on Thursday 19 April 2012 at 6pm at the Sierra Lounge, 2nd Floor, Yaya Centre, Argwings Khodek Road in Nairobi, Kenya.
5 Apr 2012 12:08
There is a critical shortage of the technical skills needed to support the fast pace of telecommunications growth sweeping across the African continent. This is one of the main findings of the 2012 Telecommunications Survey, carried out by Landelahni Business Leaders, a member of the global Amrop executive search group.
27 Mar 2012 14:19
MTN subscribers in Cote d'Ivoire and Benin will soon take off at full throttle as 3G licences were awarded to MTN in both countries recently.
26 Mar 2012 12:25
Korean electronics giant Samsung will begin selling television sets in selected African markets that come bundled with a satellite tuner that will allow consumers to watch a free television bouquet of more than 60 channels provided by satellite operator SES.
23 Mar 2012 10:16
Acceleration Media is an old hand at the digital media game. It was launched as a specialist online media company more than 12 years ago, at a point in time when everybody was talking about the potential of online media but when advertisers were not nearly as invested in the medium as they are today.
By Herman Manson: @marklives 19 Mar 2012 10:55
DUBAI, UAE: The 6th Dubai Lynx Awards, one of the premier awards celebrating creative excellence in MENA's advertising and communications industry, has received a total of 2037 entries from 17 countries.
5 Mar 2012 08:33
Africa looks set to get its own generic top-level domain, .africa, in 2013 if the International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) gives the go-ahead, which looks likely. The creation of the new domain could set off a gold rush and create headaches for businesses wanting to protect their brands.
By Craig Wilson 29 Feb 2012 09:48
LAGOS, NIGERIA: Christian Purefoy, a former CNN reporter, recently initiated a user-generated news and video platform, BattaBox, in Nigeria. In its first week of existence, it became the first and only channel to stream the current protests taking place across the country.
24 Feb 2012 13:42
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