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Oman (Sultanate of) Internet access in Oman gets easier in Arabic
For the first time in Oman, the Telecommunications Regularity Authority (TRA) has launched the first Arabic domain ".oman" to facilitate Arab users of the Internet. This initiative is a major step towards encouraging individuals and institutions to use the Arabic domain name as an address for their websites.
United States U.S.: Obama Says Customer Experience is a Big Deal. Is it?
On his final appearance on "The Daily Show," President Obama talked about technology, government modernization and – perhaps most important – his administration’s push to improve the relationship between federal agencies and the customers they serve.
Kenya Kenya: BRCK Internet Device to Support Kenya's Education
Internet supply and backup device BRCK, which ensures connectivity during power supply disruption, is now being targeted at Kenya's education sector. Recently, the company named eLimu founder and CEO Nivi Mukherjee as the president of BRCK Education, a new division of the BRCK company. Mukherjee is tasked with positioning BRCK as a key component of the country's online education strategy. Her experience with eLimu, an online learning platform will blend well in adopting BRCK in learning instit ...
South Africa South Africa: Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) Campaign Taken to Rural Village
Communications Minister Faith Muthambi says she is taking the Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) awareness campaign to the rural villages to ensure that all South Africans are aware of the move to stop the transmission of analogue television signal to a digital broadcasting system. The DTT awareness campaign will be rolled out in the Rabali village in Makhado, Limpopo, on Saturday.
South Africa South Africa: Economic Empowerment of Women a Prerequisite
Minister in the Presidency Responsible for Women, Susan Shabangu, has warned that radical economic transformation without the full inclusion and empowerment of women is unsustainable. “The economic empowerment of women is a prerequisite for reducing poverty in our country and dismantling patriarchy,” Minister Shabangu said. Addressing a joint sitting of Parliament on Wednesday, the Minister said she hopes that the Report on the Status of Women be used by all stakeholders to identify the gaps a ...
South Africa South Africa: Free Trade Agreement to Offer Limitless Opportunities
Once established, the Continental Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) will offer “limitless opportunities” to world markets such as Japan, says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa. “During the recent African Union Summit in South Africa in June this year, leaders of the continent launched negotiations on a Continental Free Trade Agreement. Once established, this free trade area will offer a market to countries such as Japan of nearly limitless opportunities,” said Deputy President Ramaphosa on Monday. He ...
Kenya Kenya: Kenya Readies for First IPTV Broadcasters
The Communication Authority in Kenya is in the process of licensing two Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) companies in Kenya ushering a new digital broadcasting age in the country. During the licensing of eight new digital broadcasters last week, the CA revealed that they are working to license two IPTV channels, three PayTV channels and four Cable TV channels. Safaricom, which launched its TV product in May, is one of the recipients of an IPTV license.
Zambia Zambia: MTN Zambia Takes Aim at Low Digital Literacy Levels
In a move to digitalise education in Zambia, mobile phone operator MTN is rolling out a programme that will see the replacement of traditional school chalkboards with smartboards in schools in the country. Zambia's largest mobile phone operator has commissioned the MTN interactive whiteboard in Lusaka and the Copperbelt province under its corporate social investment flagship programme aimed at digitising schools.
South Africa South Africa: New Mthatha Airport to Boost Economy
Eastern Cape Premier Phumulo Masualle says the potential of the Eastern Cape’s economic growth and tourism will be further enhanced following a multi-million rand revamp of the Mthatha airport. Premier Masualle was speaking during a tour of the new airport by provincial government officials on Thursday where the new features of the airport were shown to visitors and members of the public.
Nigeria Nigeria: Latest Data Certification Puts MainOne in Poll Position
Funke Opeke, CEO of Nigerian telecom services and network solutions provider MainOne, has announced that the company's Tier III data centre is the West African country's first to be PCI DSS, ISO 27001 certified. MainOne's Tier III Data Center, MDX-I, has received Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and ISO 27001:2013 certifications. In a statement the company said the certifications ensure the data centre's compliance to globally accepted standards on customer data securit ...
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