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IT Synergy, leading provider of cloud solutions and development, has been chosen by the National Research Center to implement its HPC over Cloud technology in two Egyptian research institutes, the Informatics Research Institute of Alexandria (IRI) and the Electronic Research Institute of Cairo (ERI). To be developed together with computing leader Dell, this will be the first project of its kind in the region, marrying High-Performance-Computing and cloud technologies in a way not seen in the…Continue
Added by Vincenzo Puliatti on June 11, 2013 at 1:58pm — No Comments
I just joined Africa ICT and Telecom Network. I'm working for QuickDo - a computer engineering company based in France and recently installed in Yaoundé, Cameroon!
I'm looking forward to sharing experiences, ideas and thoughts with you concerning ICT in Africa and bringing better living to African populations through the use of ICT in all fields of activity !
Have a wonderful day!
Added by Ulrikke Fhail-Oernholt on June 11, 2013 at 11:55am — No Comments
The 2013 Development Leaders Bursaries - worth £15,200 - are available for African applicants to the one-year MSc ICT4D programme (http://www.sed.manchester.ac.uk/postgraduate/taught/courses/06237/?code=06237&pg=all)
They are also tenable on the MSc Mgmt & Info. Systems programme:…Continue
Added by Richard Heeks on April 24, 2013 at 7:23pm — No Comments
Vodafone Egypt sponsors and supports the 2012 “S3Geeks Tech Train”, which aims to spread technological awareness and to forge connections with the Upper Egypt’s youth who are into ICT, and entrepreneurship. Eng. Mohammed Al-Ayouti, Vodafone Xone Senior Manager, stated that Vodafone is keen to sponsor this promising initiative to promote and…Continue
Popularly known as 4G, LTE is a ‘standard for wireless communication of high-speed data for mobile phones and data terminals’. A 4G system provides mobile ultra-broadband internet access.
Added by Andrea Ayemoba on January 15, 2013 at 4:14pm — No Comments
Vodacom has brought back Power Hour which has proven to be a very popular promotion for prepaid subscribers. The new promotion will offer customers one hour of talk time for only R10 from 10 January to 28 February 2013.
Prepaid customers who purchase a Power Hour bundle for R10 a day will receive one hour of talk time to call Vodacom customers. The bundle can be purchased between…Continue
Added by Andrea Ayemoba on January 11, 2013 at 1:25pm — No Comments
Ericsson has announced a new agreement with Etisalat Egypt to transform the telecom operator’s radio network to enable a full range of converged information and telecom services that will bring improved quality and speed of services to its subscribers.
As part of the deployment, Ericsson will provide Etisalat Egypt with its latest RBS 6000 radio base…Continue
Added by Andrea Ayemoba on January 11, 2013 at 1:24pm — No Comments
IBM and Kraft Foods (part of the Mondelēz International group of companies) have announced the extension of their engagement until September 2015 to continue helping Kraft in their strategy of implementing three SAP instances globally in three years. This includes the roll-out of a corporate template to harmonize business process across their Developing Markets in CEE and…Continue
Added by Andrea Ayemoba on January 8, 2013 at 4:13pm — No Comments
Leading Telecommunications Services Provider, Airtel Nigeria (http://www.airtel.com) has taken a giant stride in its quest to pioneer innovation and lead a new phase of telecoms revolution in the country as it announces the successful completion of the Long Term Evolution (LTE) trial in Lagos, the commercial nerve centre of…Continue
Added by Andrea Ayemoba on December 21, 2012 at 1:55pm — No Comments
Gerald Kibugi who presented a game "Tough Jungle", took the first position in the Appstar Challenge sponsored by global telecommunications giant, Vodafone, while Gilbert Rono took the second slot with an educational application dubbed "Eureka".
Added by Andrea Ayemoba on December 21, 2012 at 1:49pm — No Comments
MTN has launched its revamped content portal, MTN Play (www.mtnplay.com), in line with its commitment to enhance users’ experience and its delivery of digital products and services.
First introduced in 2009, the upgraded portal caters for a range of mobile handsets and operating systems, from very basic models to today’s most…Continue
Added by Andrea Ayemoba on December 21, 2012 at 1:48pm — No Comments
Nigeria’s most innovative and fastest growing telecommunications company, Etisalat, has restated its commitment to customer satisfaction through provision of excellent quality of service at the Lagos edition of the Etisalat Customer Forum held at The Avenue Suite, Victoria Island, in Lagos last weekend.
The Etisalat Customer Forum which is a direct contact…Continue
Added by Andrea Ayemoba on December 14, 2012 at 4:59pm — No Comments
Following the successful local launch last month of its Learning Hub, Samsung Electronics has announced that this innovative multimedia learning environment is now available on all its high-end mobile devices to provide more users with free access to quality educational content.
“The Learning Hub provides students of all ages with easy access to a range of…Continue
Added by Andrea Ayemoba on December 14, 2012 at 4:56pm — No Comments
In the two months since Vodacom launched commercial LTE (commonly known as 4G) services in South Africa, the number of LTE enabled base stations has grown from 70 to more than 500 and the rollout has now reached Cape Town.
Speaking about the progress on LTE, Chief Technology Officer Andries Delport said:
"I'm bowled over with what our engineering teams have achieved. They worked…Continue
Added by Andrea Ayemoba on December 14, 2012 at 4:52pm — No Comments
YahClick, the satellite internet service from Vox Telecom, was the first Ka-band satellite broadband service to launch in South Africa. It has changed the face of connectivity and enables consumers and businesses around the country to access high-speed internet at prices that are comparable to terrestrial services. As a sign of what's to come, Vox Telecom has…Continue
Added by Andrea Ayemoba on December 13, 2012 at 3:49pm — No Comments
Titled “Welcome to the New World,” the campaign launches tomorrow in selected countries across Africa.
The campaign articulates MTN’s…Continue
Added by Linda Larbie on December 13, 2012 at 2:41pm — No Comments
The winners of the inaugural Vodafone App Star Challenge were unveiled at Vodacom World in Midrand today. The international challenge included top winners from six countries across the Middle East and Africa, bringing out the best from the developers in each country.
Participating countries included Egypt,…Continue
Added by Linda Larbie on December 13, 2012 at 2:36pm — No Comments
A recent innovation in the IT space, cloud computing is the delivery of hosted services over the Internet. This enables the delivery of communication services, remotely enabling users to access…Continue
Added by Andrea Ayemoba on December 10, 2012 at 2:26pm — No Comments
Alcatel-Lucent is to help Bharti Airtel meet rapidly growing demand for mobile broadband services in its African operations by supplying advanced new IP (Internet Protocol)-based networking technology to support the delivery of new mobile broadband data and video services.
Rising smartphone ownership in Africa is driving demand for high-bandwidth mobile data services…Continue
Added by Andrea Ayemoba on December 10, 2012 at 2:07pm — No Comments
Kinshasa, Dem. Rep. of Congo has announced the launch of its operations under the Orange brand in the DRC, giving a new dynamic to operations marketed until now under the CCT brand. Orange DRC customers will now join a global community of 183 million Orange customers. Present in 33 countries, France Telecom-Orange is one of the world’s leading operators. It will bring its…Continue
Added by Andrea Ayemoba on December 10, 2012 at 2:03pm — No Comments