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Ethiopia: Technology, Innovation Road-Map Tabled for Discussion

The Ministry of Science and Technology has prepared a ten-year National Technology and Innovation Road-map on 17 sectors that would be significant to guide decision-making in various technology investment strategies for national development.   The Ministry tabled the document for discussion with stakeholders drawn from various private and public enterprises, institutes and industries here over the weekend.   Science and Technology.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 10th August 2016

Nairobi county, Safaricom in Sh4 billion partnership to provide Internet to homes

Nairobi county government will partner with Safaricom to offer high speed fibre connections in residential homes in the next one month.   The program is part of a continued partnership between the institutions.   Governor Evans Kidero said Safaricom provides the county with the back end infrastructure and Mpesa platform for eJijipay.   "The County government continues to partner with Safaricom, most recently for our.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 10th August 2016

Tanzania: Tigo Tanzania Showcases Innovative Services At the Gsma M360 Conference

 Tigo has outlined its strategic priorities that are meant to drive the company's long-term social investment objectives. Speaking at the just-ended Global System Mobile Association (GSMA) Mobile 360-Africa Conference held on 26th-28th July 2016 at the Julius Nyerere International Conference Centre in Dar es Salaam, Tigo General Manager, Diego Gutierrez cited the telecom's core social priorities as digital inclusion, education and business.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 8th August 2016

TTCL wins 1bn/- Tanroads tender for internet connection

 The signing ceremony was witnessed by the Tanroads Chief Executive, Mr Patrick Mfugale and TTCL Chief Executive Officer, Dr Kamugisha Kazaura, in Dar es Salaam yesterday. Mr Mfugale said at the event that project to be completed in 12 months period is expected to boost efficiency of the agency.   “Tanroads value experience and technical skills that TTCL has, particularly the use of the national fibre optic, thus the internet.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 3rd August 2016

Mobile Industry To Help In Economic Development: Tanzania Minister

 Dar es Salaam – The government has urged mobile industry to play a major role in the economic development of Tanzania. Tanzania’s Minister of Works, Transport and Communication was speaking at the GSMA 360 Africa conference and said 18000 km of fibre-optic has been laid by the government for innovation and technology, and also for innovative solutions and services in the continent and across the world as well.   Prof..... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 3rd August 2016

Airtel Commissions U.S.$10 Million Data Center in Sierra Leone

In a bid provide quality communication to their consumers, Airtel Sierra Leone yesterday commissioned a US$10m data centre in Freetown.   Speaking during the auspicious ceremony at Spur Road, Managing Director of Airtel Sierra Leone, Dapo Olasope, said the company had commenced the huge project in June 2014, aimed at modernising and expanding their network infrastructure to standards akin to technologically advanced counties in the.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 2nd April 2016

World Bank Offers Airtel $3m To Boost Financial Inclusion In Rural Uganda

Financial Inclusion has become a major theme of the ongoing 21st century as governments and international organizations have realized its importance and its potential to boost economic development; it is with this understanding that the International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank has struck a $3.9 million advisory services agreement with Airtel Uganda. The deal is to last for three years and help Airtel Uganda in boosting its.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 24th September 2014

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