Infrastructure News

Nigeria militants threaten South Africa investments


Agence France Presse - 15 avril 2012

LAGOS — Nigeria's militant group MEND threatened on Saturday to attack South Africa's investments, including telecoms firm MTN, in the Niger Delta, because of the terror trial of its leader...

Categories: General, ICT

Africa, Asia & Elsewhere: Alternative Energy - Farmers Foil Utilities Using Cell Phones to Access Solar


Bloomberg - April 12, 2012

On a January evening, Anand is shelling betel nuts by the light of an electric lamp in Halliberu, his village in India’s Karnataka state.

As his friends gather on the lamp-lit porch to swap stories,...

Categories: Energy, ICT

In pictures - Mobile phones boost Ivory Coast cashew nuts


BBC news - March 5, 2012

Cashew nut growers are no longer cheated out of income by middlemen when they use mobile phones to get the latest price information from the world's major buyers - India and Vietnam.

See photos with...

Category: ICT

Africa’s Mobile operators turn to local content to boost internet usage


This is Africa - 31 March 2012

With more than 500 million subscribers across the continent inching the mobile voice market towards saturation, mobile technology companies are increasingly looking to data services as a means of...

Category: ICT

Africa: Welcome to the Future - a World of Big Data, Voice Without Revenue and Shared Infrastructure for Over-the-Top Services

10/04/2012 - 5 April 2012

London — At the end of March, Gateway Communications invited a panel of people and a selected industry audience to look at the "Future of African connectivity". With the exception of a...

Category: ICT

Partnership critical to cross border mobile services in Africa


Vanguard - 10 April 2012

Sustainable development of cross boarder mobile money services in Africa requires partnership in which industry stakeholders, policymakers, and regulators cooperatively share information, says African...

Category: ICT

Algérie: L'internet quatre fois plus puissant


Algérie Télécom a annoncé mercredi qu'elle va procéder bientôt « à une extension du backbone national Internet ». Sa puissance va être multipliée par...

Category: ICT

SES to Provide Satellite Services to Ethiopian Telecom

09/04/2012 - April 9, 2012

SES, Luxemburg based company with a fleet of 50 satellites, is in negotiations to provide satellite services to back up the infrastructure of Ethiopia’s telecommunication provider, Ethio Telecom....

Category: ICT

World Bank offers funding boost to Kenyan ICT infrastructure


The World Bank has offered financial assistance to the Kenyan government as it seeks to become the global hub for mobile phone applications, Business Daily Africa has reported.

Indeed, the Bank has provided Sh4.5 billion ($55...

Category: ICT

Africa's premium TV for less


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...

Category: ICT

African Mobile phones get surprisingly smarter


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...

Category: ICT

Mobile firms bleed billions to fraud and bill errors


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...

Category: ICT

ICT: African governments get behind Africa's domain name

30/03/2012 - 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...

Category: ICT

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


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...

Category: ICT

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


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...

Category: ICT

Vodacom May Lose Control of Congo Unit Amid Dispute


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....

Category: ICT

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

29/03/2012 - 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...

Categories: Water, General, ICT

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


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...

Category: ICT

Report hails expansion of Africa's internet infrastructure


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...

Category: ICT

Afrique : 93 milliards de dollars par an pour les infrastructures


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 par an dans les infrastructures pour stimuler...

Categories: Energy, General, ICT, Water, Transport

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