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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Read more: Microsoft Corporation launches the construction of technology development center in Kenya