Tata Communications Transformation Services (TCTS), a global leader in transformative business operations and managed network services and a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Communications Limited, announced the launch of its pioneering Skill Africa Program, in association with the Smart Africa Alliance. The revolutionary program will address the skills shortage in the technological industry and chart the way for the future of telecoms and IT infrastructure in Africa.
BICS, a leading international communications enabler, and Flickswitch, an African mobile network service provider, have announced a partnership to accelerate the deployment of the Internet of Things (IoT) in Africa. As a result of the collaboration, enterprises will benefit from extensive, seamless and affordable connectivity for their IoT projects in the region, and across international borders using multi-network SIM cards, over BICS’ fully-owned and leading IPX network.
US digital services company Google announces the upcoming deployment of a new underwater fiber optic system between Africa and Europe. The new telecom infrastructure Equiano will enable Google to strengthen its global offering of connectivity services for businesses and individuals.
PCCW Global, the international operating division of HKT, Hong Kong’s premier telecommunications service provider, and disaster communications organization Télécoms Sans Frontières have received official recognition from the Mozambique National Institute for Disaster Management (INGC) for their combined and ongoing mission to provide critical communications services in support of relief efforts following two tropical cyclones which devastated the southern African country recently.
The money transfer business is personal for Ismail Ahmed. It was cash wired by his family that allowed him to make the final leg of his journey from escaping fighting in his native Somaliland to London in 1988 to take up a university scholarship.
The Nigerian government has announced plans to protect consumers’ privacy and data and insure confidentiality through the introduction of a new code of conduct targeting local ISPs.
Most of Ethiopia was without internet access for eight consecutive days of an unexplained break.
The US computer company Microsoft Corporation has announced plans to build a technology center in Kenya. The project was presented to the President of the Republic, Uhuru Kenyatta, during a hearing he granted in Nairobi to a delegation, senior officials of the company, led by the vice president of Microsoft in charge of the game department, Phil Spencer.
Landline internet connections were down across Khartoum, creating a digital blackout in the Sudanese capital a week after mobile online services were largely cut following a deadly crackdown on protesters.
The Ghana Health Service is currently working with the drone company Zipline to provide health services to combat post-maternal yellow fever which has been a pressing issue within the country.