Articles By Michael Malakata

Zambian government aims to save Zamtel

Zambian government aims to save Zamtel

LUSAKA, ZAMBIA - Three Zambian ministries have started consultations to come up with a strategic business plan to help Zambia...

July 7th, 2008 Michael Malakata
Zambian operators complete first stage of fibre network

Zambian operators complete first stage of fibre network

LUSAKA, ZAMBIA - Zambian operators have completed the first phase of laying the fibre optic cables that will connect to...

June 25th, 2008 Michael Malakata
Kuwait wireless companies expand in Africa

Kuwait wireless companies expand in Africa

LUSAKA, ZAMBIA - Kuwait-based mobile telecom companies are set to take advantage of a yawning market with the announcement that...

June 11th, 2008 Michael Malakata
Africa needs 1.3 million IT pros, says Cisco exec

Africa needs 1.3 million IT pros, says Cisco exec

Africa requires 1.3 million networking professionals by 2012 for technology in the region to operate effectively, according to a Cisco...

May 13th, 2008 Michael Malakata
Africa, EU officials coordinate ICT development plans

Africa, EU officials coordinate ICT development plans

LUSAKA, ZAMBIA - African ministers of science and technology and the European Union have jump-started the EU-Africa strategic partnership on...

May 12th, 2008 Michael Malakata
Zambia dragging feet on ICT regulation law, says computer association

Zambia dragging feet on ICT regulation law, says computer association

LUSAKA, ZAMBIA - A bill to establish, enforce and regulate codes of conduct and professional standards in the ICT sector...

May 5th, 2008 Michael Malakata
Yahsat plans satellite system for Middle East, Africa

Yahsat plans satellite system for Middle East, Africa

LUSAKA, ZAMBIA - Growing demand for bandwidth, telecom expansion and Internet services has spurred Al Yah Satellite Communications (Yahsat) to...

April 21st, 2008 Michael Malakata
Security claims blocking Africa telecom deregulation

Security claims blocking Africa telecom deregulation

LUSAKA, ZAMBIA – Citing unspecified security concerns, Southern African governments are shying away from deregulating international telecommunications gateways. Levy Mwanawasa,...

March 3rd, 2008 Michael Malakata
Cellphone company launches African recycling program

Cellphone company launches African recycling program

LUSAKA, ZAMBIA – In an attempt to meet fears that cast-off mobile phones are posing an increasing toxic risk in...

February 27th, 2008 Michael Malakata
World Bank’s $1 billion to spur Africa IT

World Bank’s $1 billion to spur Africa IT

The World Bank's private arm, the International Financing Corp. (IFC), is investing in Africa's fiber-optic cable systems by giving loans...

November 1st, 2007 Michael Malakata