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ICT investment in Nigeria 'totals $18bn'


Since 2001, investments in telecom and ICT infrastructure in Nigeria have totalled $18 billion (£11.3 billion) - and the country is keen on attracting more.

Chief executive of the communications commission Ernest Ndukwe...

Category: ICT

Private ICT investment 'key' to improvement


Private investment in information communication technology (ICT) is transforming the continent and has vindicated this finance model, Rwandan president Paul Kagame has been quoted as saying by the New Times.

Addressing the...

Category: ICT

AfDB: $61m loan towards West African fibre optics


The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a loan of $61 million (£38.1 million) towards the Main One project, which aims to bring better broadband to West Africa.

Cote d'Ivoire, the Canary Islands, Morocco,...

Category: ICT

Togo and Benin enter the fibre optic age


A Nigerian company, Phase 3, is going to be extending its fibre optic network to Benin and Togo, it was announced on Wednesday 16th.

The Phase 3 Group has signed an agreement with the Electricity Community of Benin for the...

Category: ICT

NTIC expanding rapidly in Sub-Saharan Africa


The General Secretary of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), Hamadoun Toure, made a statement this weekend about the scale of the progress achieved over the past few years in the field of new technologies in...

Category: ICT

Ten Africa countries to benefit from sat broadband


An agreement between SES and Intersat will increase broadband penetration in ten eastern and central African countries, it has been announced.

Due to start in the January 2010, the deal is aimed at bringing internet to the...

Category: ICT

£18 million ICT project approved by AfDB


The Helios Shared Telecom Infrastructure project in Nigeria has received a $30 million loan (£18.1 million) from the African Development Bank Group (AfDB).

Aimed at stimulating non-oil growth and improving the business...

Category: ICT

New cable project could 'bring new prosperity'


The new underwater cable Glo 1 could "bridge the digital divide between Africa and the rest of the world," operator Globacom has said.

Launching the Nigerian side of the project in Lagos over the weekend, Globacom's...

Category: ICT

Third phase of fibre optic development in Mozambique


A contract worth 21 million Euros (about 30 million Dollars) for the deployment of the fibre optic Internet has just been signed between the French company Alcatel-Lucent and Telecomunicacoes de Moçambique (TDM), the Mozambique...

Category: ICT

Telecoms deal 'to make SA more competitive'


South Africa (SA) will now be more globally competitive in business thanks to a new telecoms deal, it has been claimed.

Teraco Data Environemnts has signed a contract with Dark Fibre Africa (DFA), which will give the former's...

Category: ICT

West Africa back online as Sat-3 cable is repaired


West Africa is back online after the fibre optic cable that supplies it with broadband was fixed.

At the end of July, the line - which runs from Europe to South Africa - experienced a fault and there was a blackout of internet...

Category: ICT

Telecoms deal to enable mobile banking in Africa


A new telecoms agreement has been signed between two companies that will provide mobile banking services for Africans.

Monitise has entered into a joint venture with Paynet, which already operates an established payment network...

Category: ICT

Parts of west Africa 'still unconnected'


Large parts of West Africa are still struggling to log on after damage was caused to the South Atlantic 3/West African Submarine Cable (Sat-3).

Mobile phone networks, the government and the banking sector have all experienced...

Category: ICT

Sat 3 cable 'should be critical infrastructure'


The South Atlantic 3/West African Submarine Cable (Sat 3) that recently caused disruption to internet services due to a fault should be classed as critical infrastructure, according to the president of the Nigeria Internet Group,...

Category: ICT

Kenya's infrastructure 'could improve movement of goods and ideas'


Kenya's infrastructure needs to be developed to improve the movement of goods and ideas.

This is the assertion of Professor Calestous Juma from Harvard University's School of Government, who also stated developing countries could...

Categories: ICT, Transport

"Historic day" for Africa as fibre optic goes live


The completion of a fibre optic cable system linking south and east Africa to global networks marks a "historic day" for the continent.

Operated by Seacom, the 17,000-km long undersea cable has now gone live -...

Category: ICT

South Africa 'increases telecoms market score'


There has been an increase in South Africa's telecoms market score, research has found.

According to the South Africa Telecommunications Report Q3 2009, there were more than 49.9 million mobile telephone customers in the country...

Category: ICT

Broadband to 'change lives of millions in east Africa'


Broadband is set to transform the lives of millions of people in east Africa, it has been claimed.

Having been one of the only populated areas in the world up until now not to have broadband access to the world wide web,...

Category: ICT

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