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France and Tunisia sign energy and ICT agreements


France and Tunisia on Monday signed several agreements on energy and ICT, reports a press release published by the French ministry for Industry, Energy and the...

Categories: ICT, Energy

Guinea: 34 million USD from WB for submarine cable project


The World Bank has just granted 34 million dollars to the submarine cable project in Guinea.

"The implementation of this project will reduce the costs of communication by 75%, which will...

Category: ICT

WB supports ICT infrastructure development in Burkina Faso


The World Bank has just granted a subsidy of 25.4 million dollars to enhance the information and communication technology (ITC) infrastructure and provide access to better services...

Category: ICT

World Bank shows support for communications project in West Africa


The World Bank has confirmed it will support an infrastructure project in West Africa.

Yesterday (June 21st), its board of executive directors gave its decision over whether to approve funding for the West Africa Regional...

Category: ICT

World Bank launches a laboratory on mobile technologies in Kenya


Last Thursday, the World Bank inaugurated a laboratory on applications for mobile telephones in Nairobi as part of a program intended to stimulate the development of information and...

Category: ICT

IFC invested $1.2 billion in Africa over the last decade


Over the past decade, the International Finance Corporation (IFC) has invested $1.2 billion (£744.8 million) in some 42 mobile phone projects across Africa.

The firm explained that the projects have taken place across 15...

Category: ICT

SES to invest in improving African internet connectivity


SES has likened the current state of Africa's telecommunications market to that of Latin America six to seven years previously.

As such, the global satellite operator is prepared to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in...

Category: ICT

Bharti International plans massive investment in Africa


Massive investment from Bharti International is expected to have a significant impact on mobile communications in several African nations.

The Indian firm plans to pump $1 billion (£610 million) into its growing African...

Category: ICT

Fibre optic cable to boost African internet connectivity


Internet use and connectivity across east Africa is set for a boost thanks to a multi-million dollar investment in the region.

Some $400 million (£242.3 million) is being spent by Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi...

Category: ICT

African internet prices to be reduced thanks to R350m fibre cable


Broadband prices across Africa could be reduced following news that a R350 million (£30.6 million) fibre system linking Gauteng and Mtunzini on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast has been switched on.

The system, which is owned...

Category: ICT

Launch of fiber-optic cable project in Mauritania


Last Tuesday in Nouakchott, telephone operator Mauritel launched a fiber optic cable project linking the towns of Nouakchott and Kobonni.

The project consists of laying a cable with a capacity...

Category: ICT

East African internet access to be boosted by new investment


Internet and satellite TV access across East Africa are set to be improved thanks to a $57.5 million investment by Kenya's Wananchi Group.

Business Daily reports that the digital media company has reportedly attracted...

Category: ICT

Mauritania: Chinguitel launches a new GSM/UMTS network


Monday 11 May 2011: The telephone operator Chinguitel has now officially launched the "Mauritani" GSM/UMTS-standard network in Mauritania.

This enables users to access...

Category: ICT

AfDB loan to boost internet connectivity in the Seychelles


Internet connectivity in the Seychelles is set to be boosted by a $12 million (£7.2 million) loan from the African Development Bank (AfDB).

The funding will be used to finance the Seychelles East African System (SEAS). The...

Category: ICT

Internet connectivity to be boosted in Zimbabwe


Econet Wireless has announced plans to invest $200 million (£122 million) over the next few years in its Zimbabwean operations.

The telecommunications giant is looking to increase its hold on one of Africa's emerging...

Category: ICT

Cameroon to benefit from more than 5,000 km optical fiber by end of 2011


"Cameroon will have more than 5,000 kilometers of optical fiber cable by the end of this year", the Xinhua press agency was told on Tuesday by the minister for Post and Telecommunications,...

Category: ICT

Seacom announces $15 million to improve African internet access


Internet access across Africa is set to be boosted with news that Seacom has launched a $15 million (£9.1 million) Internet Protocol (IP) platform which allows direct routing between African countries through a single...

Category: ICT

WB finances fiber optic Internet in Congo


The World Bank has announced that it will finance the submarine fiber optic cable project, the African central Backbone (CAB), in Congo.

This cable will make it possible to establish a reliable...

Category: ICT

MTN invests millions in improving Africa's internet access


Internet access across Africa's is set to be boosted by the introduction of a 14,000km ultra-high capacity fibre optic submarine cable system which links Southern Africa and Europe.

Named the West Africa Cable System (Wacs),...

Category: ICT

ICT investment to rise 9.9% in Africa


New research has indicated that investment in Information Communication Technology (ICT) in sub-Saharan Africa will climb 9.9 per cent this year.

According to research conducted by the International Data Corporation (IDC),...

Category: ICT

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