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Mobile communication towers inaugurated in rural Ghana
Mobile communication towers inaugurated in rural Ghana

K-NET Limited, a network solutions provider operating throughout Ghana and sub-Saharan Africa, brings first-time mobile voice and data connectivity to rural communities.

22 Nov 2012 13:26

IG Telecom selects Hughes HN Broadband Solution

Hughes Network Systems, the global provider of broadband satellite networks and services, today announced that internet service provider IG Telecom, with head quarters in Libreville, Gabon, have chosen the Hughes HN broadband satellite solution to expand its services throughout the central African nation and surrounding countries.

5 Nov 2012 13:17

Broadcast stations urged to liaise With NBC

Radio and television stations across the country have been advised to liaise with the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) for technical guidance in the process of transition from analogue to digital broadcasting.

By Atika Bala 5 Nov 2012 12:56

MTN to deliver Windows devices to African markets
MTN to deliver Windows devices to African markets

MTN will be a key operator in Africa to deliver Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8 devices to its customers in South Africa in November, with Ghana and Nigeria following in December.

29 Oct 2012 15:55

A stormy frequency

Unlike his predecessor, the current executive vice chairman of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Dr Eugene Ikemefuna Juwah, is a taciturn man. Though friendly and brilliant, the NCC boss does not address journalists every now and then except on occasions when serious industry issue crops up. On such occasion, a different Juwah is seen blowing hot, invoking NCC Act to buttress his stance.

By Zakariyya Adaramola 23 Oct 2012 15:54

Airtel Nigeria offers free Nano SIM cards with new iPhone
Airtel Nigeria offers free Nano SIM cards with new iPhone

As Nigerians await the delivery of the newly launched iPhone 5, Airtel has announced the availability of the special Nano SIM cards specially made for latest iPhone at its stores countrywide.

By Henry Ifeanyi 18 Oct 2012 14:59

MTN Ghana connects subscribers to Deutsche Welle radio
MTN Ghana connects subscribers to Deutsche Welle radio

Subscribers of MTN Ghana can now learn while on the go with international broadcaster, Deutsche Welle's 'Learning by Ear'. The innovative program is now on the MTN Radio (mRadio) platform and available for just 1 Pesewa per minute by dialing 1303.

By Masahudu Kunateh 10 Oct 2012 13:02

Exciting tech developments in Africa

As we adapt to Africa's consumer landscape and connectivity infrastructure, the rest of the world is looking to the continent for new models and ways of finding solutions through mobile technology from m-health and m-education to m-commerce or mobile apps. Tech4Africa 2012 is playing an important role in bringing this ecosystem together.

Issued by Liviserver 10 Oct 2012 12:45

Ghana's ICT policy under review

Senior officials of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) are currently in Ghana to review the country's national ICT policy.

By Masahudu Kunteh 4 Oct 2012 14:34

Social Media - a double-edged sword

In the aftermath of the killing of a Nigerian lady by 'online friends', educationists engage in a robust debate on the dangers of an unrestricted internet amongst the youth.

By Tosin Omoniyi 1 Oct 2012 12:27

Alcatel-Lucent extends e-government services to rural regions
Alcatel-Lucent extends e-government services to rural regions

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

Nokia/Co-Creation Hub Growth Academy calls for applications
Nokia/Co-Creation Hub Growth Academy calls for applications

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

Internet-based education introduced to high schools in Ghana

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

Telecoms mast stations destroyed

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

Napers forecasts digital TV growth

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 hits 100 000 registered users
iROKING hits 100 000 registered users

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

Duncan McLeod
Nigeria frets over Kenya ICT

TechCentral wraps up the week's major technology news from around the African continent.

By Duncan McLeod: @mcleodd 21 Aug 2012 10:24

IT News Africa launches African Innovator magazine
IT News Africa launches African Innovator magazine

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

[BFMA 2012] Digital technology proves to be the next money maker

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

TAVA 2012 set for July in Lagos
TAVA 2012 set for July in Lagos

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 provides free unlimited internet to PUL

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 partners with GYADI to empower youths

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

Apply now for the Orange African Social Venture Prize
Apply now for the Orange African Social Venture Prize

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

eLearning Africa Report shows ICTs transform education
eLearning Africa Report shows ICTs transform education

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 officially launched

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

Duncan McLeod
Wasace super cable: more details emerge

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

Airtel strengthens network with Green Data Centre
Airtel strengthens network with Green Data Centre

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

ITWeb Africa launches new website
ITWeb Africa launches new website

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

Ad Dynamo enters Brazil with Realmedia
Ad Dynamo enters Brazil with Realmedia

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 delivers speech at 2nd Ghana Telecoms Summit
Helios Towers delivers speech at 2nd Ghana Telecoms Summit

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

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