Infrastructure en continu

Africa's premium TV for less

02/04/2012

The Africa Report - March 30, 2012

In a previous column, I commented on the rapid changes in direct satellite-to-home TV reception across Africa, thanks to the launch of a number of packages, most of them free of charge. A wind...

Catégories: TIC

African Mobile phones get surprisingly smarter

02/04/2012

The Africa Report - March 29, 2012

Imagine you are in Yokadouma, a rural community in eastern Cameroon with little electricity and inaccessible roads. You have an old, inexpensive mobile phone with which you can only make and...

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Mobile firms bleed billions to fraud and bill errors

02/04/2012

BBC News - March 29, 2012

Mobile phone firms are losing $58bn (£36bn) a year worldwide to billing errors and fraud, a report says.

Juniper Research found operators were "leaking" revenue because the complexity of...

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ICT: African governments get behind Africa's domain name

30/03/2012

BizCommunity.com - March 29, 2012

Government ministers attending the recent Innovation Africa Digital (IAD) Summit in Ethiopia, this week pledged their support for the ZA Central Registry's (ZACR) bid to become the dotAfrica...

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MTN awarded Benin Republic and Cote d'Ivoire licences for broadband investment

30/03/2012

MTN, one of Africa's leading communications providers, has been awarded a universal licence in Benin Republic and a 3G licence in Cote d'Ivoire, with both set to lead to large infrastructure investments. The firm will be...

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South Africa: Telkom network revamp to ‘bring broadband home’

29/03/2012

Creamer Media's Engineering News - March

Telecommunications group Telkom on Wednesday embarked on its last, and most challenging, step of its network transformation project.

The company installed Africa’s first multi...

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Vodacom May Lose Control of Congo Unit Amid Dispute

29/03/2012

Bloomberg - March 28. 2012

Vodacom Group Ltd. (VOD) may lose control of its wireless unit in the Democratic Republic of Congo after a court ordered its shares be confiscated to settle a $21 million dispute with a consultant....

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US: In Colloquy, Senators Discuss Legislation to Increase American Exports to Africa

29/03/2012

allAfrica.com - March 28, 2012

Washington, DC — U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), and John Boozman (R-Ark.) spoke on the Senate floor Tuesday evening about legislation they introduced last week that...

Catégories: Eau, Infrastructures générales, TIC

Multiple Taxes on Nigeria's Growing Telecoms Sector (video)

27/03/2012

ABNDigital - March 22, 2012

Some telecom operators have raised alarm over what they call Undue taxes and levies imposed on them by government and its agencies across Nigeria which they claim will push up tarrifs. The NCC has...

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Report hails expansion of Africa's internet infrastructure

27/03/2012

A new report, produced by Internet World Stats, has claimed that infrastructure improvements have driven growth in Africa's internet and broadband sector, Peace FM Online has reported.

This is largely thanks to wireless...

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Afrique : 93 milliards de dollars par an pour les infrastructures

27/03/2012

Selon une nouvelle étude réalisée par la Commission économique des Nations unies pour l’Afrique et la Commission de l’Union africaine, l’Afrique devra investir 93 milliards de dollars...

Catégories: Energie, Infrastructures générales, TIC, Eau, Transport

Les travaux du réseau de fibre optique vont débuter prochainement au Burundi

26/03/2012

La fibre optique, qui permet d'accéder à l'internet haut débit de dernière génération, devrait bientôt faire son entrée au Burundi.

Les travaux d’installation...

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African innovations - Homegrown advancements drive Africa's tech revolution

23/03/2012

Al Jazeera English - March 22, 2012

Across Africa, developers and programmers are coming up with new technologies from mobile banking to mapping software and medical tablets to cloud storage. Now the continent is increasingly...

Catégories: TIC

Samsung sees smartphones leading Africa growth

23/03/2012

Reuters - March 22, 2012

Samsung Electronics Co aims to double its share of the sub-Saharan smartphone market to 20 percent by next year, as it focuses on affordable handsets, the head of its Africa business said on...

Catégories: TIC

Carnegie Mellon University to invest in East Africa ICT sector

23/03/2012

Africa Review - March 21, 2012

A university based in the United States, which has just established a regional centre in Rwanda, will largely aim to spearhead the development of science and technology in East Africa.

The ...

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ICA has created Youtube playlists featuring videos on African Infrastructure from African & international sources

21/03/2012

ICA has created a Youtube channel with five playlists featuring African Infrastructure news from African and international sources.

Playlists will be updated regularly with a variety of infrastructure news videos, including ...

Catégories: Transport, Infrastructures générales, TIC, Eau, Energie

Mobilizing money in Africa (video)

16/03/2012

Posted on Youtube March 15, 2012 by United Nations research institute, graduate school and Top 5 global innovation think tank. Part of Maastricht University and UN University. www.merit.unu.edu

Watch video.

Catégories: TIC

The ICT Funding Gap in Kenya

13/03/2012

Afrinnovator - March 12, 2012

While capital has flowed rapidly to satisfy the needs of the largest and — thanks to the microfinance boom – the smallest African companies, SMEs have fallen into a “missing middle.” SMEs in the ...

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ICT sector investment opportunities in Zimbabwe and Africa

13/03/2012

Techzim - March 12, 2012

By Arnold Matimba

I recently attended the NEPAD Business Foundation Implementing ICT Projects in Africa Workshop and the Zimbabwe Investment and Trade Conference. It was interesting to note that the...

Catégories: TIC

South Africa: A signal of the times

13/03/2012

Worldfolio

For South Africa, ICT has pushed progress ahead rapidly in the past two decades, helping to level the playing field between urban and rural areas and enabling the country to better compete at a global level.

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Catégories: TIC

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