Articles By John Yarney

African mobile phone banking poised for growth

African mobile phone banking poised for growth

The significant number of people in Africa who now have access to mobile phones, combined with a lack of banking...

May 17th, 2007 John Yarney
Business process outsourcing slow for Mauritius

Business process outsourcing slow for Mauritius

Business process outsourcing (BPO) is often mentioned by policy makers as a possible money maker for African countries with low...

October 3rd, 2006 John Yarney
Africa makes progress on VOIP

Africa makes progress on VOIP

African countries are gradually opening up to legalizing VOIP (voice over Internet Protocol) services, with both consumers and businesses benefitting...

October 13th, 2005 John Yarney
African countries adopt e-government policies

African countries adopt e-government policies

Several African countries are implementing e-government programs as a means to improve efficiency in their respective administrations. Nigeria is starting...

May 30th, 2005 John Yarney
Nigeria telecom sector heats up

Nigeria telecom sector heats up

The Nigerian telecommunications market is heating up, as South African service providers in particular see investment opportunities and potential growth...

March 28th, 2005 John Yarney
Africa looks to incubators to spark ICT

Africa looks to incubators to spark ICT

Some African countries are looking at technology incubation centres, and in some cases are vigourously promoting the projects, as a...

March 16th, 2005 John Yarney
president of Rwanda

president of Rwanda

The African Regional Preparatory Conference for the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in Accra, Ghana, put the spotlight...

February 7th, 2005 John Yarney
Ghana gets Wi-Fi

Ghana gets Wi-Fi

Having fine-tuned its billing system, Busyinternet Ghana Ltd. is set to publicly launch its Wi-Fi internet access service. "We've sorted...

November 2nd, 2004 John Yarney
African laws go online

African laws go online

An agreement that puts Ghana's laws online is part of a growing trend in Africa. The government of Ghana earlier...

October 26th, 2004 John Yarney
Africa sees some growth in 3G trials, services

Africa sees some growth in 3G trials, services

With several vendors starting trials for third-generation wireless services in Africa, and other providers recently announcing their intention to try...

October 7th, 2004 John Yarney