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December 2011 Blog Posts (8)

AfDB co-financing to CIF projects could top US$600 million in 2012.

The AfDB's Clean Technology Fund (CTF) pipeline for 2012 includes concentrated solar power (CSP) projects in Kom Ombo, Egypt and Ouarzazate, Morocco. It is expected that the AfDB's Board will approve USD 250 million in co-financing for the Ouarzazte CSP plant. Bank contributions to the Kom Ombo plant are estimated at USD 150 million to bolster CTF financing to be channeled through the Bank, an anticipated USD 50 million.

Several projects under a South African program to promote…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on December 21, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Nigerian brands begin journey on mobile marketing

Notwithstanding that Nigeria is the largest and fastest growing mobile market in Africa, with over 90 million mobile subscribers, marketers are yet to tap into the opportunity this platform presents.

The question therefore is why brands should shy away from a huge marketing opportunity to grow profits, market share and sustain success in the market place. This challenge, according to mobile marketing experts is not far from lack of education of how the system operates and how to measure…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on December 15, 2011 at 2:40pm — No Comments

Globacom opens up network to mobile money operators.

With Nigeria gradually moving from cash to mobile-based transactions and as stakeholders in the emerging ecosystem jostle to expand the scope of the market, second national operator, Globacom, has opened up its network to mobile money operators by providing them unrestricted access to its 23 million telecommunications subscribers.

The telecom company…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on December 14, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

OAM, helping local networks achieve carrier-class efficiency

OAM Helps Providers Efficiently Monitor and Maintain Carrier-Grade Services Over Multi-Vendor and Multi-Carrier Networks

For Ethernet to attain ubiquity it needs to deliver a high degree of confidence, especially when more than one service provider is involved in service delivery. Fault Management, Configuration Management, Accounting, Performance Management, and Security Management (FCAPS) are essential when establishing end-to-end Operations, Administration and Maintenance (OAM).…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on December 13, 2011 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Accsys wins another Technology Top 100 Sustainability Award

For the second time Accsys, a member of the Business Connexion Group and national supplier of management solutions within HR, payroll administration, time & attendance and access control, has received a Technology Top 100 (TT100) Award for Sustainability.

The Technology Top 100 annual award programme, a division of Da Vinci, is in its 20th year.

It is recognised and endorsed by industry and government as a credible platform through which to acknowledge achievement,…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on December 7, 2011 at 10:37am — No Comments

Vodacom recognised as Best Performer on JSE SRI Index

Vodacom was today recognised as a Best Performer company on the JSE's Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) Index.  This accolade was achieved in the low environmental impact category, and Vodacom was the only ICT company to be awarded this status.

Best Performers are companies that meet their relevant environmental threshold, their core indicators for societal, governance and related sustainability concerns as well all climate change indicators.

The Index philosophy is…


Added by Linda Larbie on December 6, 2011 at 5:34pm — No Comments

African telecoms bet big on next-generation LTE

Africa-focused telecom companies are betting that next generation long-term evolution (LTE) technology will drive broadband penetration in the world's least developed and fastest growing internet market.

LTE, also known as 4G, allows download speeds more than double those of current 3G technology, better reception in urban areas and coverage of previously hard-to-reach remote areas. While Africa's mobile infrastructure lags well behind more developed markets - some African…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on December 6, 2011 at 9:02am — No Comments

All systems go as companies push the IT in Security

The development and rollout of security systems remains a critical focus in business as threats to physical infrastructure, people and internal communication systems continue to escalate.

Experts within the business management solution arena say that whilst there is technology available that will improve protection, decision makers are advised to be more thorough in their inspection and evaluation of solutions before committing to investment.

According to HR and business…


Added by Isaac Twumasi Quantus on December 5, 2011 at 10:41am — No Comments

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