Mauritius gov’t sets up fund to bridge digital divide

Mauritius gov’t sets up fund to bridge digital divide

PORT LOUIS, MAURITIUS - The government of Mauritius is establishing a Universal Service Fund (USF) that aims to give citizens...

October 7th, 2008 Patrick Hilbert

Rwanda gets locally made handsets

Rwanda gets locally made handsets

LUSAKA, ZAMBIA - A-Link Technologies, a Chinese electronics company, has unveiled its first mobile phone handsets manufactured in Rwanda, making...

September 1st, 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, 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

Africa broadband protocol set for June

Africa broadband protocol set for June

A critical mass of countries are expected to ratify the e-Africa Commission's regional telecommunications protocol by the end of June,...

May 22nd, 2007 Michael Malakata

Satellite may carry African traffic despite new cable

Satellite may carry African traffic despite new cable

With the proposed East Africa Submarine cable system (EASSy) fiber cable coming on stream in 2008, and the steady roll-out...

August 22nd, 2006 Computing SA staff

Africa gears up for continental cable loop

Africa gears up for continental cable loop

The East Africa (eAfrica) Commission is on track to start construction, by early 2007, on a fibre-optic loop that will...

April 6th, 2005 Michael Malakata

African ICT Association launched

African ICT Association launched

National ICT industry associations from across Africa, meeting in the Pilanesberg on Sept. 26, agreed to establish the African Federation...

October 12th, 2004 Computing SA staff

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