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EXCLUSIVE: Rwanda lead way in digital broadcasting transition

Rwanda

PHYLLIS BIRORI Staff Reporter RWANDA said it was ahead of Wednesday deadline set by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) to switch over from analogue transition to digital broadcasting. Reacting to questions from ItNews Rwanda, Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Agency (RURA) Head of Communication and Media Regulation, Jean Baptiste Mutabazi, said all was in place to resume digital broadcasting, “….already completed switchover,” ...

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Telco sees positive response from government, business

Airtel

LAGOS – GLOBACOM, the mobile network operator, reported a positive response to its services from government and corporate organisations following its network upgrade. The company embarked on a massive network upgrade in 2014 to enhance service delivery. Head of Corporate Sales of Globacom, Kamaldeen Shonibare, said the exercise had given it the edge over other operators. Among sectors that have “pitched their tent” with Glo ...

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Envoy donates biometric machine to police

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LAGOS – POLICE have welcomed the donation of a data-capturing machine by Nigerian Ambassador to Spain, Bianca Odimegwu Ojukwu. The donation has been described as a milestone by the current management of the Nigeria Police, under the leadership of Inspector General Solomon Arase, in its quest to reposition the Police for optimal service delivery. Arase, maintained that the donation of ...

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SAP assists SA metros comply with new regulations

SAP Africa COO Mehmood Khan

JOHANNESBURG – SYSTEMS Applications Products (SAP) South Africa, the market leader in enterprise application software, has expressed its intent to engage with its ecosystem and local government to assist local government municipalities simplify their functions and new regulatory processes. This follows the South African National Treasury publishing the Municipal Regulation on Standard Chart of Accounts Regulation (MSCOA), which aims to standardise ...

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Mobile firm empowers Rwanda schoolkids

Mobile firm empowers Rwanda schoolkids

by PHYLLIS BIRORI SCHOOLCHILDREN from disadvantaged backgrounds in Rwanda are poised to benefit from MTN’s 21 Days of Y’ello Care, a programme by the mobile operator aimed at uplifting the standard of education. MTN officials have provided free solar system facilities for schools in underprivileged and rural areas. The move by the mobile giant would ensure disadvantaged pupils manage to study, ...

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SAP and Germany partner to digitise Africa

SAP

JOHANNESBURG – SYSTEMS Applications Products (SAP) Africa has partnered with the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in programme to explore how new technologies and innovative solutions will determine the future for Africa. The “Digital Africa” partnership sees digitisation as pivotal to development and growth. Through the scheme, BMZ is joining forces with the private sector to support the ...

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Historic Africa Code Week launched

Pfungwa-Serima-SAP-Africa-CEO

CAPE TOWN – MORE than 20 000 children and young adults across the African continent are set to participate at the inaugural Africa Code Week that is scheduled to go live in October. SAP Africa, the mobile enterprise software firm, has announced the launch of the scheme that will entail the participation of youngsters from South Africa, Angola, Cameroon, Egypt, ...

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Tshwane WiFi an SA game-changer

Wi-fi

PRETORIA – A free WiFi project that has successfully taken root in Tshwane (Pretoria) is seen setting the pattern for social impact bonds in South Africa. Social impact bonds are a form of innovative funding that gives service providers, including nonprofit organisations, access to upfront resources to tackle social problems by tapping private funding to cover the upfront costs of ...

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Electronic payments industry set to converge in Lagos

Mobile payments

LAGOS -PREPARATIONS for a key meeting of stakeholders in the mobile payments industry in the continent, which is scheduled for Lagos, are at an advanced stage. Intermarc Consulting Limited will host the event under the auspices of the 15th edition of CARDEXPO AFRICA 2015 Conference and Exhibition with special focus on Card, Mobile, Identification and Payment. The event will hold ...

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