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October 31 2014

From IT News Africa news alert Fri Oct 31 2014, 06:15:41

Owned by Liquid Telecom, Ugandan operator Infocom has revealed that it is set to perform a major upgrade on its international internet gateway. According to the company, it has installed technology that is able to provide 16 times more international internet capacity. The company revealed that one of the major upgrades is the installation of

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From IT News Africa news alert Fri Oct 31 2014, 04:51:45

According to reports, Kenya's total number of mobile subscriptions grew by 5.6 percent to 32.2 million at the end of June. This is according to Q4 statistics unveiled by the Communications Authority (CA). The statistics revealed that mobile penetration in the country rose to 79.2 percent. In addition to mobile penetration, data/internet subscriptions reached 14.0

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From IT News Africa news alert Fri Oct 31 2014, 03:54:54

MTN and Fenix International have been recognised at the Nedbank Sustainable Business Awards for a solar charging solution that's improving the lives of communities without access to electricity and financial services in Uganda and Rwanda. The awards, held in Johannesburg last night, acknowledge businesses that create long-term value for themselves, society, the environment and their

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From IT News Africa news alert Fri Oct 31 2014, 03:20:25

Back in July 2014, Microsoft was expected to cut up to 18000 jobs. According to a press statement, the company revealed that the cuts were part of a restructuring plan to simplify the organisation as well as align the recently acquired Nokia Devices and Services business with the company's overall strategy. This week, Microsoft revealed

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From IT News Africa news alert Fri Oct 31 2014, 02:57:47

Airtel Nigeria, has announced that Nigerians can begin to pre-register for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, as of today. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have been described as the biggest advancements in iPhone history. iPhone 6 comes with a smooth metal surface that seamlessly meets the new Retina HD display. The

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From IT News Africa news alert Fri Oct 31 2014, 02:43:42

Rwanda's President, Paul Kagame, is described by the International Telecommunications Union as the "Digital President." Social media analysts say Kagame is Africa's most conversational president. Kagame has the biggest following on Twitter than any other African leader. By mid-June, his verified handle @PaulKagame, had 456,000 followers. On Wednesday, October 22, Kagame's account had hit 590,782

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October 30 2014

From IT News Africa news alert Thu Oct 30 2014, 08:27:36

Slovenia's Business School DOBA, in Kenya, is expected to spend slightly over USD 1 Million in the next 5 years in Kenya. According to DOBA, it is driving a public-private partnership program seeking to get employers in the 4 Kenyan cities to endorse e-learning and encourage employees to sign up and acquire new skills in

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From IT News Africa news alert Thu Oct 30 2014, 08:10:18

According to the the RAM Group, it has cut the time needed to back up the IT systems supporting its always-on business by 95%. RAM revealed that this was due to company using Veeam software. Group IT Manager, Lance Soller stated that: "Our IT platform is a critical part of our business. We have 41

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From IT News Africa news alert Thu Oct 30 2014, 07:47:24

Africa offers enormous growth potential for e-retailers given that online shopping is in its infancy in the region. This is according to Sumesh Rahavendra, head of marketing for DHL Express Sub Saharan Africa (SSA), who says the recently released 'Shop the World!' report reveals that emerging markets offer the highest growth potential for the eCommerce

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From IT News Africa news alert Thu Oct 30 2014, 05:38:39

The Government of Burundi in conjunction with Huawei and Onatel officially commission the Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) project installations for Bujumbura. The Bujumbura MAN project is as a result of a grant from the Government of the People's Republic of China to the people of Burundi. The project shall be installed by Huawei Technologies Company

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