Broadband MEA 19 - 20 March 2013 The JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Dubai, The region’s premier broadband event attracting 750 decision makers from across The Middle East and Africa. Now in its 5th year, the event is the only place to meet the entire industry under 1 roof. The 2 day comprehensive programme including 2 pre conference workshops brings together 70+ speakers including 40+ operator case studies to address the current issues surrounding broadband.
ECONET Wireless chairman Tawanda Nyambirai has stepped down from his position after selling his entire shareholding in TN Bank to the mobile phone operator. The buyout deal means that Nyambirai becomes a minority shareholder in Econet Wireless while TN Bank becomes a subsidiary of the mobile telecommunications group.
The transaction is, however, yet to get regulatory approvals from the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe, the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange and the Securities Commission of Zimbabwe.
With the Arabic Web Days program, the company wants to increase the amount of online content in Arabic
Another great news for those involved with infographic design and data visualization in the Middle East and North Africa regions. Google announced the “Arabic Web Days” program, an initiative to promote the production of more Internet content in Arabic, and one of the promotional actions will be an infographic competition, in partnership with Tajseed.
App challenge targets increased socio-economic inclusion ITU calls for apps supporting e-health, e-learning and e-government
A cash prize of USD 5,000 is offered to the winner of a new ITU Application Challenge seeking to uncover apps extending the reach of mobile health, mobile money, e-learning, e-government and intelligent transport systems.
Gearing Mozambique's ICT sector to spread benefits of the national economic boom
“Mozambique’s ICT sector needs to rise to the rapidly escalating management demands of its dramatically expanding economy.” This is the challenge posed to the country’s ICT suppliers and professionals by Sean Moroney, Chairman of AITEC Africa, which is organising the Southern Africa ICT Summit in Maputo over 5-6 December. The Summit will be held under the auspices of the Mozambique Ministry of Science & Technology. Lead sponsors of the event are Vodacom and Business Connexion.