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Zain and Ericsson - Nigeria Ericsson says that it has won a five-year network management contract with Zain Nigeria. Under the agreement, Ericsson will be responsible for the network operations,…

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* Business Analyst (Technical) The client is looking for a B.Com / B.Sc. degree in IT with sound working knowledge of MS Office specifically Excel, MS Project and MS Visio.…

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Telecom Contract/commercial Manager - Nigeria The company is looking for a contract/ commercial manager which skills for both main and sub contract negotiation and a solid knowledge of change management…

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Etisalat has appointed Saleh El Abdooli, formerly network development manager for Etisalat in the UAE, as the CEO for the third mobile network in Egypt, in which Etisalat has a…

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SIX ANNUAL GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE Organizers: Global Development Network (GDN) Date: 24 – 26, January 2005 Venue: Dakar, Senegal For more information, visit www.gndnet.org THIRD ICT FOR GOVERNANCE CONFERENCE Organizers:…

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Next Generation Leaders: ISOC Fellowship OpportunityOn 15th March 2010, the Internet Society Next Generation Leaders (ISOC NGL) called upon talented individuals who have the passion for sustainable Internet connection. The…

People

- Mobile operator Airtel has appointed John Barorot as its new Network Director. Barorot was the Chief Technical Officer of Safaricom where he worked for over ten years rising from…

People

Gilat Satcom’s CEO Appointed as WIOCC Board MemberGilat Satcom, a leading provider of satellite and fibre-based connectivity services in Africa, Asia and the Middle East, today announced that its CEO,…

Contracts

* Tata and URA IT System - Uganda Tata Consultancy Services has won a Shs17.6 billion contract to build Uganda Revenue Authority's Information and Communication integrated system that will trace…

People

* Public Investment Corporation (PIC) CEO and empowerment activist Brian Molefe has joined Telkom's board in South Africa. Molefe will replace Tshepo Mahloele as the PIC's representative on the fixed-line…

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- USING ICT FOR EFFECTIVE DISASTER MANAGEMENT - AFRICA FORUM 2007 13th - 15th November 2007, Dar es Salaam International Conference Centre, Tanzania The use of ICTs in disaster management…

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- 10TH ANNUAL CONTACT CENTRES WORLD AFRICA 28th - 31st August 2006, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South  Africa Effective strategies for excellence in call centers http://www.terrapinn.com/2006/ccwza/ - THE 4TH ANNUAL…

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- Collecting a representative set of requirements for the different emerging markets of the world and creating awareness of these requirements within the European Research Area research community is a…

Contracts

Etisalat and Comviva - MEAEtisalat and Comviva have announced that they will partner to bring state-of-the art Value Added Services to Etisalat’s more than 100 Million subscribers worldwide. The vision…

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eLearning Africa 2011 - Spotlight on Youth, Skills and Employability25-27 May 2011, Dar es Salaam, TanzaniaThe 6th event in the series of pan-African conferences and exhibitions will focus on Africa's…

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Orange Fab France chooses seven winning start-upsOrange Fab France has chosen the seven winning start-ups of its first intake. They are Afrimarket, a platform to transfer money to Africa, MyBee,…

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Evernote looking for Zim tech talent for global app competitionadvertisementAre you a talented African designer or developer and are looking at showcasing your talent at a global stage? Well Evernote,…

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Vodafone’s Michael Joseph receives PICMET Technology Management AwardVodafone director of mobile money and former Safaricom Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Michael Joseph has received the prestigious Leadership in Technology Management Award…

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* E-TISSAL EXPO 2008 6-8 February 2008, International Congress and Expo Center of the Exchange Office of Casablanca, Morocco. e-Tissal is organized by the media and communication professionals for every…

CONTRACTS: WHO'S SELLING WHAT TO WHOM?

Orascom and Alcatel-Lucent - Egypt Alcatel-Lucent has signed a turnkey contract with Orascom Telecom to lay the Mediterranean Sea segment of a new 3,850 km submarine cable network, named Middle…

CALL FOR TENDERS

- CALL FOR PROPOSALS (CFP) FOR CONNECTIVITY OF THE EAST AFRICAN INTERNET EXCHANGE POINTS (EAIXP) Latest news: Deadline extended to 15th September 2006 This project aims to keep the East…

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Ghana: Call for free computers and ICT partners Netplus is a cybercafé located in Accra centre, Ghana, on the ground floor of  the 'Ghana  Multimedia House'. The webcafé is one…

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AITEC Banking & Mobile Money15 - 16 July 2014Eko Hotel, Lagos NigeriaDear Colleague,For a number of reasons, including the recent dismissal of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria,…

Events

Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Global Summit May 13-14, 2014Labadi Beach Hotel , Accra, Ghana The Dynamic Spectrum Alliance would like to invite you to its second annual Global Summit, which will…

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AITEC Banking & Mobile Money15 - 16 July 2014Eko Hotel, Lagos NigeriaDear Colleague,For a number of reasons, including the recent dismissal of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria,…

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Orange Uganda Reiterates Commitment to Supporting Local InnovationAs Orange Uganda presented five mobile applications developed by students at last year’s Community Innovations Awards, the company reiterated its commitment to supporting…

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* PIWA-Information Society” Prize – 2008 / Haayo Prizes Within the framework of its objective to strengthen journalist capacity on ICTs of the its Haayo-Mediactic project funded by the Open…

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PROJECT MANAGEMENT IN PAYPHONE BUSINESS - ANGOLA The company is currently looking for experienced Senior Consultant for Project Management in Payphone Business. The key responsibilities include:  support the client in…

EVENTS

NIGERIA COMPUTER SOCIETY 8th International Conference & AGM June 14 -17 2005, Hotel Presidential, Port Harcourt ICT Capacity Building: The Future of Nigeria's Economic Growth [ICABUILD] For more information: exesec@ncs.nig.org

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- Education minister Prof. Romain Murenzi has called for the promotion of science and technology to build capacity that is vital for Rwanda's development. The minister made the remarks while…

Contracts

- Afriland First Bank Group and BPC Banking technologies - CameroonBPC Banking Technologies, a provider of Open System e-payment solutions for the global financial industry, announced that it has inked…

People

Alan Knott-Craig has stepped down as CEO of Cell C following the stroke he suffered in November last year. Jose Dos Santos, who had been running the company in an…

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The 7th edition of DCD Converged Johannesburg  Monday, 13th October 2014Join us for this engaging learning opportunity and the chance to network with over 250 data center professionals.- IT &…

Contracts

* mCel and Alcatel-Lucent - Mozambique Mozambique’s largest mobile operator has awarded Alcatel-Lucent a contract for the deployment of a 3G network. The deployment will take place in populated urban…

CONTRACTS: WHO'S SELLING WHAT TO WHOM?

TELECOM EGYPT AND HUAWEI – EGYPT Huawei has been selected by Telecom Egypt, to provide Dense Wavelength Division Multiplexing (DWDM) technology. This technology enables multiple video, audio, and data channels…

THETHA - THE SANGONeT ICT DISCUSSION FORUM

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) comprises two phases. The first phase took place in Geneva, Switzerland, from 10-12 December 2003, where 175 countries adopted a Declaration of…

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6TH FORUM ON TELECOMMUNICATION REGULATION IN AFRICA (FTRA) JOAQUIM CHISSANO CONFERENCE CENTRE - MAPUTO, MOZAMBIQUE 27 - 28 APRIL 2005 DRAFT AGENDA Day 0 - 26 April 2005 16:00 -…

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* MTN Nigeria announced the appointment of Ahmad Farroukh as managing director and chief executive officer. He resumed duty immediately. He took over from Sifiso Dabengwa, who has run the…

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RESIDENT POLICY AND REGULATORY ADVISOR The World Bank Group (WBG) is seeking to recruit a Resident Policy and Regulatory Advisor as part of its Technical Assistance to the NEPAD e-Africa…

People

- The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has appointed MTN's Chief Operations Officer for Rwanda, Andrew Rugege, to head its Eastern Region.

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- THIRD ANNUAL AFRICAN VOIP FORUM 21-23 August 2006, Muson Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria The event offers a high-powered educational opportunity for Africa’s ISPs, telecom operators and corporate VoIP…

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- Novell SA country manager Stafford Masie has resigned in order to establish and head up the local operation of Internet giant Google.- Nokia Siemens Networks announced that it has…

Events

Mobile Entertainment Africa23 -24 August, 2011, Cape Town, South AfricaFrom the team behind the Mobile Web in Africa series of events comes Mobile Entertainment Africa. Aiming to create a fantastic…

People

Cell C CEO Jeffery Hedberg vehemently denied he has been approached by Telkom management, shareholders or its board over the possibility of taking up the leadership role at the fixed-line…

PEOPLE

* Cassandra Gabriel has been appointed as chair of the board of the Universal Services and Access Agency of South Africa (USAASA). She will succeed Chose Choeu. * Moss Gondwe…

JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIES

* TRANSMISSION CONSULTANT – SOUTH AFRICA The TND/NPI Consultant in Network Consulting group is responsible for competitive and customer focused transmission network solutions, sales support of Ericsson transmission network products…

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- 2ND ANNUAL CONNECTING CONNECTING RURAL COMMUNITIES AFRICA FORUM 200721st-24th August 2007, Nairobi, KenyaThis international event will bring together African government officials, senior figures from African regulatory authorities and international…

Jobs & Opportunities

3G RF Optimisation Engineer – Western AfricaPenta Consulting urgently requires 3G RF Opimisation engineers for various projects accross Africa. You must have prevous experience with Alcatel-Lucent 3G and UTRAN. Very…

Events

The Social Media Week Lagos Team is excited to announce that our official schedule is now LIVE and registration is open!  At present we have 84 events scheduled and will…

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* 2009 3G CDMA MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA REGIONAL CONFERENCE 18-20 March 2009, Pavilion Centre, Cape Town, South Africa Under the theme “Empowering Communities with 3G CDMA", operators will be…

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* The fourth general assembly of the association of telecommunications regulators of West Africa (ARTAO) selected Nnamdi Nwokiké from Nigeria as its executive secretary. * State IT Agency (SITA) CEO…

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- BROADBAND SUMMIT 2007 26-27 February 2007, Southern Sun, Grayston, South Africa South Africa faces a huge broadband demand, from all sides. However, the broadband access media and business strategies…

CONTRACTS: WHO'S SELLING WHAT TO WHO?

* RELIANCE TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND CERILLION – NIGERIA Cerillion Technologies has announced a new contract with Reliance Telecommunications (Reltelwireless) to implement a complete mediation solution for their CDMA network in Nigeria.…

People

- Rwandatel's Chief Executive Officer Patrick Kariningufu is set to be moved to another LAP Green operation. Hamidou Isiaka from Niger is set to take over as Rwandatel's new CEO.…

CONTRACTS: WHO'S SELLING WHAT TO WHOM?

Tellumat and SANDF – South AfricaThe South African National Defence Force (SANDF) has awarded defence ICT company Tellumat a R3.5 million contract to supply point-to-point digital microwave radio links to…

Contracts

- Department of Science and Technology and Nokia – South AfricaSouth Africa's Department of Science and Technology and Nokia are to partner on a number of information and communication technology…

Jobs and Opportunities

Applications for fellowships at TEDGlobal 2009 have now opened! TED is excited to begin the search for the inaugural class of TEDGlobal Fellows to participate in the TEDGlobal Conference in…

EVENTS

- SMB ROADSHOW 2007 - MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA 26th March 2007, Nile Hilton, Cairo, Egypt. IDC's SMB Roadshow provides a comprehensive and trustworthy platform for discussing strategic IT issues…

JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIES

* IMPLEMENTATION MANAGER – NIGER The company is currently looking for a Senior Implementation Manager with expertise in the following areas; Management of AXE, OSS, CS3, MM implementation. Applicant must…

PEOPLE

* Jeff Perreira, the Chief Executive Officer of Mascom, one of the two cellular companies operating in Botswana, says the economic situation in the country cannot support a third player.…

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INFRASTRUCTURE PARTNERSHIPS FOR AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT – CONGO DRC 6-8 October 2009, Grand Hotel, Kinshasa, Congo DRC The Infrastructure Partnerships for African Development (iPAD) DRC 2009 conference and exhibition is a…

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Johannesburg Stock Exchange listed IT firm Gijima has announced that its Chief Executive Officer Jonas Bogoshi has tendered his resignation, coinciding with the company reporting on Wednesday that they had…

Contracts

FTS Selected as the Interconnect Billing Provider by Starcomms Nigeria’s largest 3G CDMA Mobile Network Upgrades to FTS’ Leap Interconnect Herzliya, Israel | March 17, 2009: FTS (LSE: FTS), a…

People

* HP has named Steen Lomholt-Thomsen as VP and GM of HP Software's Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.

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* BSCS O&M / ADMINISTRATION CONSULTANT –SOUTHERN AFRICA The company is looking for an experienced BSCS Consultant. Must have at least 3 years experience operation and maintenance and administration of…

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* Marten Pieters has been appointed the new CEO of Tanzania’s TTCL. Prior to his appointment, Marten Pieters was a member of KNP’s Executive Board, where he was responsible for…

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- Tanzania’s Parastatal Pensions Fund is tendering for software. It currently runs its major business applications on Sybase/UNIX platform and is seeking to acquire additional software. Deadline is 26 March…

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* Amy Mahan Research Fellowship Program to Assess the Impact of Public Access to ICTs Up to 12 Research Fellowships will be awarded, each providing a grant of up to…

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AFRICA GATHERING: SHARING IDEAS FOR POSITIVE CHANGES23-24 April 2010, Washington, DC, USAAfrica Gathering provides a space to bring technophiles, thinkers, entrepreneurs, innovators and everybody else together to talk about positive…

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CDN World Summit 201126 - 28 October 2011, Hilton Hotel Paddington, London.The 3rd annual CDN World Summit promises to be the largest and mostcomprehensive CDN event ever.The full value chain…

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Broadband World Forum16 – 18 October 2012, Amsterdam RAI Convention Centre, Amsterdam, The NetherlandsThe event, now in its 12th year, is the most respected in the regions Telecoms calendar and…

People

- Rocket Internet’s e-commerce venture, Jumia Nigeria has reportedly fired one of its key staff, Uche Ajene who was the company’s Head of Marketing until last Wednesday,- Absa has lost…

People

Equity Group has named two new board members at its telecommunications subsidiary Finserve Africa. They are former Safaricom chief technical officer John Barorot and former InMobi Africa MD Isis Nyong'o.…

People

- According to local newspaper, the Nation, Dominic Saint-Jean, Telkom Kenya chief executive officer, is expected to quit at the end of this month.

Events

* TECHNOLOGY: A PLATFORM FOR DEVELOPMENT? 30 - 31 October 2008, Chatham House, London, UK Technology is now recognized as having the potential to transform the lives of millions in…

PEOPLE

Tim Lowry has been appointed vice-president for the MTN Group’s Southern and East Africa region and will also be the MD of MTN SA from June 1. Other appointments include…

CONTRACTS: WHO'S SELLING WHAT TO WHOM?

* TELECOM NAMIBIA AND ALVARION – NAMIBIA Wireless broadband technology provider Alvarion has announced that Telecom Namibia has selected its BreezeMAX system to upgrade its wireless in the local loop…

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WEST AFRICAN INTERNET FORUM, ABUJA (26-28 AUGUST 2003) Following the East African Internet Forum at ACT 2002 in Nairobi last year, and the Southern African Internet Forum organized by AITEC…

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SOUTHERN AFRICAN INTERNET FORUM, KWA MARITANE GAME LODGE, PILANESBERG, SOUTH AFRICA (11-13 APRIL 2003) The Southern African Internet Forum has three key objectives: 1. To help create a shared strategic…

Contracts

* Ministry of Education and Nortis Cimecom - Morocco As part of a nationwide programme to modernise ICT capabilities in Moroccan schools, Nortis Cimecom, a VSAT operator and a longstanding…

Jobs & Opportunities

Startup Knight competition launched for software developersDo you have an inspirational idea ready to take the software world by storm? Startup Knight is a competition for software-based tech start-ups that…

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Durbanville (Cape Town) based company looking for a Medium/Skilled level programmer with 4+ years programming experience with excellent written and verbal communication skills.Examples of Duties:• Performs computer programming development or…

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AITEC East Africa ICT Summit 201518-19 February 2015Kenya School Of Monetary Studies Nairobi, KenyaThrough its range of in-depth specialist Forums, AITEC East Africa 2015 will provide a unique platform for…

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* AFRIHEALTH CONFERENCE 2009 “ICT in Healthcare - Are We Doing Enough For Africa?” 14-16 July 2009, Nairobi, Kenya This is the third successive year for our prestigious Pan African…

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* RIM announces developer tools for the Blackberry Research In Motion (RIM) last week announced new versions of various BlackBerry developer tools that further support innovative, streamlined mobile application development…

People

* Fixed-line operator Telkom has appointed the head of the PIC, Brian Molefe, alternate director to Mr AG Rhoda.

PEOPLE

Nigeria's Internet Service Provider, HiREST Africa Limited has announced the appointment of Mrs. Ify Obim as the company's Regional Director for the Eastern Region of Nigeria. The Executive Board of…

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- GVF OIL & GAS COMMUNICATIONS: NORTH AFRICA & MIDDLE EAST CONFERENCE 2007 30th & 31st May, Cairo, Egypt, plus pre-Conference Technology Open Day, 29th May. This second annual event,…

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AfricaCom 201213th-15th November 2012, CTICC, Cape Town, South AfricaThe digital ecosystem will take centre stage at AfricaCom 2012, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, 13 – 15 November 2012. …

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* MANAGER, TELECOMMUNICATIONS BUSINESS UNIT - KENYA The Kenya Power & Lighting Company Limited is responsible for transmission and distribution of electrical energy throughout the country. Following licensing of the…

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*Aircom and MobiNil -Egypt Network planning company Aircom International has announced that it has been chosen by MobiNil, Egypt’s largest mobile operator by subscribers, to help plan and implement 3G…

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* THIRD AFRICAN BANKING TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE 6-7 May 2008, Lagos, Nigeria The event is being hosted by AITEC Africa and will focus on "Competing in a Borderless World". This conference…

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- ICTS FOR CIVIL SOCIETY CONFERENCE June 2007 – South Africa The conference and exhibition organised by SANGONeT will be aimed at increasing NGOs’ awareness of the strategic importance of…

JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIES

- MPBN AND CGSN ENGINEER – MOZAMBIQUE The company is looking for a MPBN and CGSN Engineer with at least 3 years proven practical experience on the Ericsson Mobile Packet…

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MTN, Bharti Airtel and Ernst&Yougn - Africa India's Bharti Airtel Ltd. is likely to hire Ernst & Young and South Africa's MTN Group Ltd. is likely to mandate PricewaterhouseCoopers to…

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* Roaming Coordinator – Guinea The primary purpose of position is to perform all technical and administrative tasks related to launch and operation of International networks/countries to facilitate Cellcom to…

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CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER - UBUNTUNET ALLIANCE – NAIROBI, KENYA The UbuntuNet Alliance wishes to appoint an enthusiastic and self motivated person as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). This is a full-time…

CONTRACTS: WHO'S SELLING WHAT TO WHOM?

LTMX AND PLAYBOX –NIGERIA The growing convergence between television and Information Technology (IT) is set to become more viable with the introduction of the Playbox technology into the Nigerian television…

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* Noel Meier will be taking over from Tom Bragaw, who, as CEO of MTN Uganda, led the team through the highly successful implementation phase to where the business is…

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* LTC and Alcatel-Lucent - Libya Alcatel-Lucent will build a WiMax network in Libya costing 70 million dinars ($59.68 million) to bring wireless Internet to the north African country's towns…

CONTRACTS: WHO'S SELLING WHAT TO WHOM?

UNITEL AND ERICSSON - ANGOLA The Angolan private telephone company Unitel and Ericsson signed an agreement for the supply, equipping and assistance estimated at USD 45 million. Ericsson will install…

PEOPLE

* MTN Group, announced the appointment of six new directors. Dr Kolade, Nigeria High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, is the first Nigerian to make the non-executive board of MTN…

 PEOPLE

"Looking at the types of cellular networks installed in Africa, it's clear that voice communication is the primary area of interest for consumers on the continent," says Hendrik Bredenkamp, Manager:…

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KENYAN ICT CONFERENCE POSTPONED UNTIL 11 OCTOBER Strathmore University has postponed its ICT conference from 6 September to 11 October following the death of the Vice President. The line up…

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- OIL & GAS COMMUNICATIONS CONFERENCE: AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST 15-17 May 2006, JW Marriott Hotel, Mirage City, Cairo, Egypt. The conference will bring together key leaders and experts…

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Futurex in Cape Town A two-day ICT conference on the future direction of IT and telecoms in SA will be held in Cape Town next month. Futurex Cape 2004: The…

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- Arthur Kouassi Alloko has been appointed at the head of  the Agence des télécommunications de Côte d'Ivoire (Atci). In Guinea, Mr Moustapha Mamy Diaby will head the Autorité de…

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* BUSINESS CONSULTANT – BURKINA-FASO The company is seeking a Business Consultant for 1 month in Africa. The Ericsson customer in question has had independent consultants draw up a Business…

People

* Well-known and colourful Internet industry personality Justin Spratt has resigned from Dimension Data division Internet Solutions and will join Quirk eMarketing on 1 September. Spratt has been appointed as…

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Ghana ICT and Telecom Summit28-29 April 2011, Ghana-India Kofi Annan ICT Centre Accra, GhanaThe summit will bring together over 200 decision-makers from Ghanaian operators and international stakeholders with an interest…

People

World's Highest Paid African Soccer Star Launches Cellphone CompanySamuel Eto’o, a Cameroonian striker and the world’s highest paid African soccer star, is now trying to become Africa’s newest telecoms tycoon.Soccer…

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Mobile East Africa 2014 -Expanding mobile data usage & driving monetisation through industry collaboration12 February 2014Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi, KenyaMobile East Africa, the East African edition of the most progressive…

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First African Blogger Awards now open for entriesEntries to the 2014 African Blogger Awards, the continent’s very first awards programme that measures online and social influencers’ reach and influence through…

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- ALGERIA TELECOM AND ALCATEL – ALGERIA Alcatel was selected by Algeria Telecom to open the door for expansion of high-speed DSL broadband in the North African nation. Paris-based Alcatel…

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AITEC INDIAN OCEAN Mobilising ICTs for Development in Mauritius, Madagascar, Reunion and Seychelles. 6-8 July, Mauritius (le Meridien Hotel) www.aitecafrica.com/events/2005/IndianOcean/index.htm

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AFRICAN ORACLE TECHNOLOGY DAYS Learn about grid computing with Oracle 10g. Hear directly from Oracle experts, customers, and partners. Learn how each step on the grid road map will lower…

People

Two new ICT ministers have been appointed. Colonel. Houga Bi Jacques is taking on the job in Côte d’Ivoire following a government reshuffling. In Niger, Ms Takoubakoye Aminata Boureïma will…

People

* Well-known and colourful Internet industry personality Justin Spratt has resigned from Dimension Data division Internet Solutions and will join Quirk eMarketing on 1 September. Spratt has been appointed as…

Jobs & Opportunities

Logistics/ ICT infastructure Sales Manager – GhanaSkills required:Be a Senior Sales Person in Telecom Infrastructure Material (preferably towers) Have worked in the Telecom industry, and be familiar with the equipments/materials…

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Team Lead 2 / Senior 3G RNO EngineerParaCellPosted date: Fri, 6th JanLocation: Western AfricaParaCell is searching for a Team Lead 2 / Senior 3G RNO EngineerRequirements:· Team Lead Responsibility (…

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eGov Kenya 20-21 March 2014Brackenhurst Conference CentreNairobi, KenyaeGov Kenya will provide an intensive two-day briefing for CFOs and CIOs from each county to empower them with the insights and knowledge…

People

SA's ICT industry is still reeling in shock and sadness after news of the death of IT personality Benjamin Mophatlane broke yesterday.The Business Connexion (BCX) CEO and cofounder passed away…

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- 3RD AFRICAN OUTSOURCING & CONTACT CENTRE CONFERENCE 27th – 28th November 2007, Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya This conference and exhibition provides a business networking platform for the entire…

PEOPLE

* The second national operator (SNO) in South Africa has appointed Ajay Pandey as MD. Pandey has been president of Tata Teleservices in India since 2003 following a stint as…

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SENIOR PROGRAM OFFICER Company: telecentre.org Location: Ottawa Level: M ($73,743- $88,492) Duration: 4 years Closing date: April 15, 2005 http://web.idrc.ca/en/ev-72479-201-1-DO_TOPIC.html SENIOR WEB PROGRAMMER SANGONeT’s Technology Services programme seeks to employ…

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* In another attack on Zimbabwe's embattled mobile operators, the National Empowerment Group (NEG) last week condemned what it rather ominously described as "corruption" within mobile phone network operators, the…

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- Chairman of Globacom Limited, Dr. Mike Adenuga Jr, has received the Silverbird Man award for 2009. The Silverbird Man of the Year award was conceived and initiated in 2005…

Events

CIO SUMMIT 2010 – “FROM PRESSURE TO PERFORMANCE 16-17 March 2010, Johannesburg's Emperors Palace, South Africa www.idc-cema.com/events/ciosou2010 4th ANNUAL E-GOV AFRICA FORUM 2010 23-25 March 2010, Maputo, Mozambique At a…

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*MOBIFEST 2010 NIGERIA Nigeria’s first and largest mobile application event will be in Lagos less than two weeks and a key focus for this inaugural event is not surprisingly –…

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Tunisiana and Alcatel-Lucent - TunisiaAlcatel-Lucent has announced that it has signed a deal with Tunisiana to upgrade the cellco’s network to IP as it prepares for 3G and LTE. The…

Events

AITEC Banking & Mobile Money15 - 16 July 2014Eko Hotel, Lagos NigeriaDear Colleague,For a number of reasons, including the recent dismissal of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria,…

Jobs and Opportunities

* Chief Commercial Officer - Sudan A Chief Commercial Officer is required in Sudan to join Telecom Operator on a permanent basis. Qualifications required: - Bachelors Degree in Sales, Marketing…

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- Telecoms conference 2006: Has Telecoms deregulation delivered on its promise? Tuesday January 31st 2006, Cape Town International Convention Centre For further information contact Nicky Floris, nicky@callingthecape.org.za or (021) 487…

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SIXTH ANNUAL GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE Organizers: Global Development Network (GDN) Date: 24 – 26, January 2005 Venue: Dakar, Senegal For more information, visit www.gndnet.org THIRD ICT FOR GOVERNANCE CONFERENCE Organizers:…

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TELECOMFINANCE 2010 26th – 27th January 2010, Renaissance Chancery Court Hotel, London TelecomFinance 2010 will bring together the key individuals and companies that will shape the telecoms industry in what…

Jobs and Opportunities

Extended Term Consulting (ETC) Assignment: Task Manager, Mobile Applications Laboratories InfoDev (www.infodev.org) is a research, capacity building and advisory program, coordinated and served by an expert Secretariat housed in the…

Jobs & Opportunities

* ERP Consultant Marina in Gauteng Midrand R20 000 – R30 000   Looking for a ERP Consultant for a Company based in Midrand, Gauteng   • Must have at…

People

Mohapi takes reins at SitaSetumo Mohapi, the former CEO of Sentech, has taken the reins at the State IT Agency after all.Setumo Mohapi, the former CEO of Sentech, has taken…

Contracts

* Sonatel and Ascade - Senegal Senegal's national telecommunications operator, Sonatel SA has selected Ascade's Carrier Cockpit (TM) suite to optimize and automate all aspects of its global interconnect business.…

JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIES

* HOSTING JINX 2006/20009 The call for proposals for the hosting of JINX for the2006-2009 has been launched by ISPA. Proposals have to be submitted by 17:00 on Tuesday, 28…

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* A Telecom Operator with around 150,000 subscribers is looking for a Sales Director to be responsible for formulating, implementing and managing the company's sales policy, meeting volume and revenue…

PEOPLE

* MTN CEO Phuthuma Nhleko was rated the most powerful director managing a JSE-listed company, followed by Telkom CEO Sizwe Nxasana, in an Empowerdex report released earlier this week. Empowerdex…

Jobs and Opportunities

Breaking Borders Award This channel will also serve as a central venue for the Breaking Borders Award which we organize together with Global Voices. We have set up this prize…

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Dovetel and Obsidian - Tanzania Obsidian Systems has rolled out the Zimbra open source messaging and collaboration suite for 20,000 end-users at Dovetel, a Tanzanian Internet service provider and mobile…

Contracts

  South Africa: Siphiwe Nyanda company in contract chaos   A company owned partly by communications minister Siphiwe Nyanda was given a R20m contract to investigate service delivery protests in…

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National Enterprise ConferenceJanuary 26, 2013University of Lagos, Yaba.Themed 'Our generation needs to get to work', several of the speakers have been recognised by The Future Awards for their outstanding efforts…

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PIVOT East 2015 Announces Call for ApplicationsEast Africa’s premier mobile startups pitching competition and conference, PIVOT East, has announced applications for this years competition are open for entries.Available online through…

People

* Technology security company Symantec has confirmed that its regional director for Africa, Patrick Evans will leave the company. His post will be filled by Symantec's regional director for the…

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- GULFSAT MADAGASCAR – ALVARION Gulfsat Madagascar, will expand its current network using Alvarion’s BreezeMAX WiMAX system. Since 2003, Gulfsat has been providing broadband services to corporate subscribers using Alvarion’s…

PEOPLE

* Transtel’s young CEO Karl Socikwa, 35, newly appointed chairman of the interim board of the South African SNO admitted that chairing is lot is like riding a tiger. It’s…

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IMPLEMENTING THE WSIS ACTION PLAN (25- 26 MARCH) Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya DAY ONE 8am Registration and Coffee Opening Ceremony 9am Chair: Sammy K. Kirui, Director-General and Chief Executive…

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Canartel and i-conX – Sudan Interconnect billing solutions provider i-conX Solutions has announced it has successfully deployed its i-conX system to Sudanese fixed line operator Canar Telecommunication Company (Canartel) to…

People

- AFRICA . INX, a new player in the South African ISP industry and the country’s first and only independent network exchange, has announced the appointment of Stuart Hardy as…

People

- Nigeria’s new Federal Government has been sworn in, with a veteran ICT player, Omobola Johnson Olubusola, named Minister of Communication Technology.- South African company Altech announced the appointment of…

People

OluAkanmu joins Airtel as Chief Marketing OfficerTelecommunications Services Provider Airtel Nigeria has announced the appointment of OluAkanmu as Chief Marketing Officer with effect from 1 June, 2012.Speaking on the appointment,…

People

- Virgin Mobile South Africa has appointed Jonathan Marchbank as the company’s new CEO. Former chief executive, Steve Bailey stepped down from his post at the end of May. The…

People

Cameroon’s MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operator) Set’Mobile has appointed a new CEO to run the company’s operations. Herve Perrin was announced as the new CEO, succeeding Charles Gueret.

Events

The Social Media Week Lagos Team is excited to announce that our official schedule is now LIVE and registration is open!  At present we have 84 events scheduled and will be…

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CompTIA’s 5TH ANNUAL TRENDS IN CLOUD COMPUTING13-14 April 2015, Habtoor Grand Hotel, DubaiWelcome back to the Cloud World Forum MENA – the Middle East & North Africa’s Leading Cloud Computing…

People

- The African Network Operators Group (AfNOG) has awarded Internet engineer Adiel A. Akplogan the first Network Information Infrastructure (Nii) Service Award for 2009 for his contribution in establishing the…

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* REVENUE ASSURANCE FOR HIGH GROWTH MARKETS 18th-21st January Mövenpick Hotel, Dubai http://www.iir-events.com/IIR-Conf/page.aspx?id=16215 * TELECOM FINANCE 2009 27th – 29th January 2009, Renaissance Chancery Court Hotel, London, UK Now in…

CALL FOR TENDERS

REQUESTS FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST IN CONSULTANCY WORK FOR THE SUBMARINE (EASSY) SEGMENT OF THE NEPAD ICT BROADBAND INFRASTRUCTURE NETWORK FOR EASTERN AND SOUTHERN AFRICA. The NEPAD e-Africa Commission has…

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AfriNIC-3 and Africa IPv6 Meeting Cairo, Egypt 11-14 December 2005 AfriNIC and The Egyptian IPv6 Task Force are organizing a two days Ipv6 event collocated with AfriNIC-3 public policy meeting.…

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ICT: Business and Development The CTO Forum – The only annual Commonwealth ICT event 20-21 September 2004, Colombo, Sri Lanka http://www.cto.int/forum Speakers to include: Hon D. M. Jayaratne, Minister of…

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NEW TELECOMS AND ICT DIPLOMA PROGRAMME LAUNCHED The University of the Western Cape (UWC) welcomed the first students to enrol in its NetTel@Africa Masters Programme at a gala dinner held…

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http://www.aec.at/de/prix/communities/communities.asp - Seeing the need to grow skills in the ICT industry, SA’s Enterprise Connection has launched an internship programme jointly with a certified technical training centre (CTEC), Torque IT.…

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NOG-11 AND  AfriNIC-12 MEETINGS23 May-4 June, 2010, Kigali, RwandaThe African Network Operators' Group (AfNOG) and the African Network Information Centre (AfriNIC) are pleased to announce that the 11th AfNOG Meeting…

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Mobile Entertainment Africa23 -24 August, 2011, Cape Town, South AfricaFrom the team behind the Mobile Web in Africa series of events comes Mobile Entertainment Africa. Aiming to create a fantastic…

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Developer Team    Reality Creating MediaVacancies: 3Location: Nairobi, KenyaDeadline: 31 Jul, 2012Shadow Election is a service for promoting democratic participation in election debates. It was initially trialed in Finland and is about…

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Managed Services World Congress 201218 – 19 September 2012, Maritim Pro Arte Hotel, Berlin, GermanyWith Managed Service business models evolving in new and exciting directions, it’s time to reassess the…

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The Social Media Week Lagos Team is excited to announce that our official schedule is now LIVE and registration is open!  At present we have 84 events scheduled and will…

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Zimbwabwe’s Social Entrepreneurship Bootcamp calls for entriesZimbabwe’s Social Entrepreneurship bootcamp is on and now all social entrepreneurs are clled upon to  submit their entries for the six-month structured bootcamp where…

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* SALVO GLOBAL: TELECOMS PRICING MASTERCLASS 8th - 9th June, Johannesburg, South Africa The course is designed to give participants a clear understanding of Pricing evolution and objectives, Influences on…

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* Experienced Software developer – Ghana BusyLab is looking for an experienced software developer interested in trying something different and sharing knowledge in Africa. You should be able to teach…

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* Nomazizi Mtshotshisa, chairman and non-executive director at Telkom South Africa resigned from both positions. The fixed-line operator's 2006 annual report states term of office is due to expire in…

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Preliminary Call for Participation - ICTe Africa 2006 Conference May 17-21, 2006, Kenyatta, International Conference Centre (KICC) ICTe Africa is an annual conference, exhibit and media event that address information…

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www.vodazone.co.za ceo@findajobinafrica.com If our correspondent is "off the mark" or you have factual amendments, mail them to us and we will include them in subsequent News Updates. If you'd like…

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[HIPSSA/CA-5] Calls for Applications for the development of CEMAC guidelines on cybersecurity For this HIPSSA project's activity implemented in collaboration with the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) and…

People

- Amith Maharaj, just 36 years old, has chosen to lead its new mobile network,8ta. He joined Telkom from Vodacom in 2008 to spearhead the traditionally fixed-line operator’s move into…

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OSIX Engineer – TanzaniaA company is currently looking for engineers with extensive experience in using OSIX tool on the Ericsson network. The location for this role is Tanzania on a…

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IBM’s Global Entrepreneur Program launches to back startups in SAThis year the IBM Global Entrepreneur has expanded the SmartCamp initiative to new geographies, putting South Africa on the map. The firm…

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AITEC East Africa ICT Summit 201518-19 February 2015Kenya School Of Monetary Studies Nairobi, KenyaThrough its range of in-depth specialist Forums, AITEC East Africa 2015 will provide a unique platform for…

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Data Center Solutions Consultant - West Africa The ideal candidate needs at least 10 years of previous experience of Telco Data Center Audit as well as: site Audit at Customer…

Contracts

* MobiNil and Net Cracker Technology - Egypt Egyptian mobile operator MobiNil has signed a deal with USA-based vendor NetCracker Technology which will see the latter manage the operator’s 3G…

People

* Pieter Uys has been appointed to the position of Vodacom Group CEO, succeeding Alan Knott-Craig. Uys, a 15-year veteran of the group and current COO, will take over from…

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- REGIONAL REGULATORY SYMPOSIUM 30th October – 2 November 2006, KIST, Kigali, Rwanda Regulators are creations of statute. They have policy objectives to fulfil. However, in the execution of their…

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Mobile Roaming World Summit25-27th October 2010, Hyatt Regency London, United KingdomMaximising Roaming Revenues Through LTE, Data & Hubbing.This year we are delighted to bring you two days packed full of…

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Globacom and Ericsson - NigeriaTelecom service provider, Globacom, has entered into an agreement with Ericsson to replace its legacy charging platform with Ericsson's market-leading charging system.This will allow Globacom to…

Contracts

ZOOMobile and Cerillion Technologies - Nigeria Nigerian private telecoms operator, ZOOMmobile is upgrading its interconnect billing and settlements systems. The new system means the operator can process 25 million interconnect…

Events

*29th DURBAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 23 July to 3 August 2008 Cinema in all its diversity will once again be celebrated at the 29 th Durban International Film Festival which…

PEOPLE

Haj Klai has been charged to head the Ministry of Communications and Technology in Tunisia José Antonio Ferreira has resigned from its job of CEO of MTC Namibia. The board…

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* CS 3.0 ENGINEER – MADAGASCAR At least 3 years proven Network Management with emphasis on Back Office activities in Telecom operation's environment. The person requires a highly developed customer…

PEOPLE

* Ndi Towo, Arrivia.Kom’s Managing Executive Africa is setting out to win contracts in Africa. The South African state-owned company still gets 70% of its income from running networks for…

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IT Systems Engineers - South AfrcaA leading IT client is looking for a Systems Engineer to join their dynamic team. Education: CCNA and MCP or MCSE certification and solid experience…

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* Transmission Fibre Optic Planner – West Africa Transmission Fibre Optic Planner, required for one of our customers who has deep knowledge in the following: Fiber Optic route planning, loss…

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CUSTOMER PROJECT MANAGER - ANGOLA The company is looking for a customer project manager with skills of Total CPM and experience in network rollout, MSS and 3G knowledge. advertising@balancingact-africa.com

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* POST, TELECOMM & INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COMPANY AND SIRTI –LIBYA Italian telecommunication equipment producer Sirti was awarded a 68 million Euro telecommunication network construction contract by the Libyan Post, Telecomm…

EVENTS

- AfNOG and AfriNIC Joint Announcement: Meetings in May 2006 7th AfNOG Meeting AfNOG and AfriNIC are jointly organising a two-week event that includes the AfNOG Workshop on Network Technology…

Events

Mobile Web East Africa 201319th - 21st February 2013Venue: Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi, KenyaTaking the monetisation and content creation dialogue to the next levelMobile Web East Africa, the East African…

Contracts

* Datacom Ltd and MagnaQuest - Zanzibar MagnaQuest Technologies Pvt Ltd, a Customer Management and Billing solution provider, announces that its product, MQSubscribe has been chosen by Zanzibar Datacom Ltd.,…

EVENTS

- CAPACITY AFRICA 2007 10-11 September, Cape Town, South Africa Capacity Africa 2007 provides a forum for providers from across Africa, along with the international carriers and service providers to…

PEOPLE

* Naguib Sawiris, head of Egypt's Orascom Telecom Holdings, has been named by the New York Stock Exchange to join its board's international consultative committee. The Egyptian leading mobile telecommunications…

PEOPLE

* Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo last week cautioned GSM telephony operators in the country against charging high tariffs for their services which the citizenry would be unable to bear. Represented…

Jobs & Opportunities

App challenge targets increased socio-economic inclusionITU calls for apps supporting e-health, e-learning and e-governmentA cash prize of USD 5,000 is offered to the winner of a new ITU Application Challenge…

People

* Public Invest Corporation (PIC) CEO Brian Molefe has been removed from Telkom South Africa’s board of directors with immediate effect. * The Interim Chief Executive Officer of Nitel Abubakar…

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SAFARICOM AND ZTE - KENYA Mobile phone services provider, Safaricom has signed an agreement with China's ZTE Corporation for supply of low cost handsets. The new handsets with black and…

EVENTS

- Corporate Network Management Forum: LANs, WANs, VPNs, Multimedia, VoIP, Security: “Developing Strategies in Network Management and the Business Imperatives” 23-24 February 2006, Nairobi, Kenya For further information contact, Vincent…

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* IDPM, at the University of Manchester (UK), is seeking two information systems lecturers to take an information systems/social science approach to one or more of: e- development, e-government, e-business…

People

- Businesswoman Jane Mutasa has been suspended from Telecel Zimbabwe's board following allegations that she swindled the mobile phone network provider out of US$750,000 in an airtime scam. - O3b…

PEOPLE

The Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) has finally appointed a new CEO. Karabo Motlana which was head of regulatory affairs at Cell C will take up the job from…

People

Orange Business Services appoints country manager for South Africa to drive company growthOrange Business Services has appointed Yannick Decaux as country manager for South Africa and sales director for Sub-Saharan…

Events

* THE AFRICAN BANKING TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE – “New dates” 28th March – 4th April 2008, Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Nairobi, Kenya The conference theme is “sharing knowledge and best practices…

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- Qualcomm in South Africa is looking for an Office Administrator who can also take on web site development/maintenance in its Johannesburg office. Office Administrator:  >> Will provide office administration…

Events

SATCOM 2010 AFRICA 12-15 April 2010, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa SatCom Africa 2010 is Africa's only satellite exhibition conference. SatCom Africa 2010 gives you an executive business experience…

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ICT training course in ComorosThe Danish Management A/S (http://www.danishmanagement.dk/) for the RICTSP/COMESA (and for this specific assignment IOC) are presently looking for experts who have an interest in providing training…

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Ubuntunet Alliance for Research and Education Networking, POSITION OF CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICERApplications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the demanding position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of UbuntuNet Alliance…

People

Bharti Airtel appoints Dr. Titus  Naikuni as Chairman, Airtel KenyaBharti Airtel, a telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, has announced the appointment of Dr.…

Jobs and Opportunities

* TSP/CCN OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE ASSISTANT The company is looking for a TSP/CCN Operation and Maintenance Assistant. The role is O&M assistance for Celtel in Malawi for their CCN on…

PEOPLE

* The new Director of ART, the Senegalese regulator in an interview with Sud Quotidien "to strengthen the healthy regulation of the telecoms sector" and he assured its readers:"The course…

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- ITU posting * Next Generation Leaders: ISOC Fellowship Opportunity On 15th March 2010, the Internet Society Next Generation Leaders (ISOC NGL) called upon talented individuals who have the passion…

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Developing & Implementing National ICT Policies in Africa3 - 7 September 2007, Digital Bridge Institute, Abuja, NigeriaThe workshop will offer a pragmatic approach to the evaluation and assessment of national…

People

- Telkom’s board has appointed Nombulelo “Pinky” Moholi, MD of its SA operation, as its new group CEO, a move analysts say is great news for the partially state-owned fixed-line…

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Digital Migration and Spectrum Management Forum – Africa 201425th -27th November 2014 Johannesburg, South Africa  A high-level industry conference, this conference will bring together key stakeholders across the broadcasting, telecoms,…

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* Yahsat and EMC - MEA Al Yah Satellite Communications Company PrJsc (Yahsat), the UAE's first nationally-owned satellite communications company, today signed a contract worth approximately 400 million AED contract…

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* Jackie Manche, CEO of the Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa), returned to her office after a 10-month suspension, but still faces a disciplinary hearing about allegedly violating the…

PEOPLE

* South Africa's President Thabo Mbeki has criticised as “unacceptable” the fact that telecommunications rates in SA are 10 times higher than those in developed countries.He made these comments during…

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ACT SUMMIT 2003 TO BE HELD IN ABUJA IN AUGUST AITEC, Africa’s leading organizer of ICT conferences and exhibitions, will be holding its fifth annual African Computing & Telecommunications Summit,…

Contracts

Etisalat and Comviva - MEA Etisalat and Comviva have announced that they will partner to bring state-of-the art Value Added Services to Etisalat’s more than 100 Million subscribers worldwide. The…

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Telecom Egypt and Group 1 Software - EgyptTelecom Egypt has selected Group 1 Software, a Pitney Bowes Company, as its Customer Communications Management (CCM) solutions provider of choice to enhance…

Events

ICT For Development in Africa – Sustaining The Momentum, Extending The Reach23-26 March 2011, Ota, NigeriaThe conference will initiate research and practice agenda where ICTs will aid the academia, organizations…

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SA's Mxit, codeX partner to enrich ICT skillsMxit, the South African mobile social network, has partnered with codeX and is offering three bursaries to the value of R25,000 each to…

EVENTS

- REGIONAL SEMINAR ON BROADBAND WIRELESS ACCESS FOR RURAL AND REMOTE AREAS IN AFRICA 18th-21st September 2006, Yaoundé, Cameroon The seminar will examine the technological, economic and regulatory factors that…

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“New Communication Technologies & Strategies to Bridge Africa’s Digital Divide” International Conference 15-17 March, 2005 Chelsea Village, London, U.K. DAY 1 - 16 March 08.30 Registration & Coffee 09.00 Introduction:…

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- IDRC’s Acacia is offering its first ICT R&D grants. Interested organisations from the developing regions of Africa can apply for the grant now. Small grants of a maximum of…

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Manager: Communications, Information and Technology Black Sash TrustCape Town, South Africa  The Black Sash is a non-profit organisation with a national network of offices which provides rights education, support and…

People

- Telkom’s group executive for communications and brand, Brenda Kali, has resigned. She had been with the group for the past three years.-  MTN Group has announced the appointment of…

People

- Nombulelo Moholi has been appointed as the new managing director of Telkom’s South African business unit, Telkom SA. The appointment o Moholi follows a major organisational restructuring exercise. Under…

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* CUSTOMER PROJECT MANAGER, ERICSSON – SOUTH AFRICA A customer project manager is required with a stong Ericsson background. Managing Core and Service Layer projects, you will have a background…

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* A company is looking for a Network Design Engineer with a knowledge of the WAN and LAN areas. Most importantly the person must be able to communicate in both…

EVENTS

FIRST AFRICAN CONFERENCE ON THE DIGITAL COMMONS (JANUARY 11-15 2004) CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA Organised by the Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa (FOSSFA), the African Virtual Open…

Events

5th Africa Economic Forum 20117-9 March 2011BMW Pavilion, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa   Our 5th Africa Economic Forum 2011 (AEF-2011) in Cape Town at the BMW-Imax Theatre, with Africa…

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Vodacom Tanzania – Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) - TanzaniaDar Es Salaam — Mobile operator Vodacom Tanzania has outsourced the operation and management of its network to Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN)…

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Opening for Site Acquisition(Only from Zimbabwe)Posted date: Fri, 21st OctLocation: ZimbabweCurrently we have opening for Site Acquisition .Client needs someone from ZimbabweIt is a 3-6 months extendable contract position.It’s a…

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* EAST AFRICA COM FORUM 1-2 April 2009, Nairobi, Kenya Promoting new models and services for the broadband era in East Africa: The only telecoms event to serve the East…

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* GLOBACOM, FIRST BANK PIC AND INTERSWITCH – NIGERIA The second national operator Globacom, and Nigeria's foremost bank, First Bank PIc, in conjunction with the country's frontline switching company, Interswitch,…

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www.catia.ws CATIA component 1f is inviting tenders to establish and develop two Centres of Expertise in ICT Policy in Africa: - One Centre located in and working on behalf of…

People

* Alcatel-Lucent announces that Amr El Leithy is joining the MEA management team and will be appointed MEA President on January 1, 2010, succeeding Vincenzo Nesci.

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ITU: HIPSSA CALL FOR APPLICATIONS Opened positions and requests for proposal: - G-3.1 (d) [WA]: Spectrum management expert specialized in cross-border coordination [EN] (Deadline February 11, 2011) click on the link…

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GPRS AND 0&M ENGINEER - MALAWI The company urgently requires the services of a GPRS O&M Engineer with Alcatel experience, SGSN/GGSN. Minimum 4 years experience & able to start immediately.…

Events

MOBILE WEB AFRICA 13-14 October 2009, Johannesburg, South Africa Coverage of one of the most important technological advances of the 21st century and the exceptionally interactive roundtable format promises to…

People

- Digital media firm Wananchi Group in Kenya has restructured its executive suite to tap expertise in broadcast technologies for its regional operations. The firm has appointed veteran broadcast executive…

Contracts

Mobinil and iBwave - EgyptEgypt's Mobinil has selected an in-building wireless planning suite from iBwave. The company says that 70% of its calls originating from within buildings, hence the need…

Contracts

* Bintel and Redknee Solutions - Gabon Redknee Solutions has announced that Bintel, a Bahrain holding firm which is rolling out services in Gabon, will deploy its Turnkey Converged Billing…

People

* Microsoft has appointed Mteto Nyati to head up its South African subsidiary as the company steps up its plans to grow its business across all sectors of the local…

Jobs and Opportunities

* Amy Mahan Research Fellowship Program to Assess the Impact of Public Access to ICTs Up to 12 Research Fellowships will be awarded, each providing a grant of up to…

Events

Unix System Administration Workshop For Eastern and Central Africa Women Engineers11th - 15th  October, 2010 Nairobi, KenyaThe African Network Operators Group (AfNOG: http://www.afnog.org ) invites women engineers from Eastern and…

People

Côte d’Ivoire:  Michel Hebert has been appointed as the new CEO of mobile operator Comium (Koz) while Dr Nizar Dalloul has been appointed as the chair of the Board.

People

- South Africa basedVox Telecom has shuffled its board to bring it in line with the provisions of the Corporate Laws Amendment Act and the revised corporate governance requirements in…

Events

* ECONOMIC REGULATION, COMPETITION AND PRIVATISATION 15-19 September 2008, Yaoundé, Cameroon This course is part of the the Programme for Development and Training (PDT) run by the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation…

Contracts

* Safaricom and Alvarion - Kenya WiMAX vendor, Alvarion says that it has selected by Kenya's Safaricom for a three-year turnkey WiMAX project. The Safaricom WiMAX project will augment the…

PEOPLE

Désiré Adadja has been appointed  Minister of ICT in Benin replacing Venance Gnigla.Incumbent TelOne managing director Wellington Makamure is leaving after three years at the helm of Zimbabwe's sole fixed…

Jobs & Opportunities

Senior 2G/3G RF Optimiser (NSN) – MozambiqueThe company is looking for  a "Senior 2G/3G RF Optimiser" with experience and background with Nokia,Both 2G and 3G experience is essential and you…

Events:

* 11th EAST AFRICAN POWER INDUSTRY CONVENTION 11-13 August 2009, Kilimanjaro Hotel Kempinski, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Tanzania is proud host of the 11th EAPIC, which is the strategic regional…

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* Telco Business Development Manager - Egypt The company is looking for a business development manager to develop and to maintains firm image and increases market shares by developing business…

People

* Michael Foley is leaving Celtel Nigeria to head up the mobile operator’s activities in Tanzania. * Hits Africa, a subsidiary of KSA-based telecom operator Hits Telecom, has hired key…

PEOPLE

* Virgin Mobile CEO Sajeed Sacranie is leaving the company. Sacranie's replacement, current vice president of marketing for Virgin Mobile in the USA, Peter Boyd, takes over from the beginning…

PEOPLE

* Charles Zouzoua, the current DG of Celtel Gabon has been appointed as the new DG of Celtel Malawi. Jean-Yves Kouassi-Goly will replace him at the head of Celtel Gabon.…

EVENTS

- SATWIBB AFRICA: AFRICAN SATELLITE & WIRELESS BROADBAND CONFERENCE & VOIP FORUM    EAST AFRICA: Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, 11-13 July 2007 WEST AFRICA: Muson Centre, Lagos, 21-23 August 2007 Theme:…

Contracts

IBM and Bharti Airtel - AfricaIBM will manage the computing and technology services that power the company’s mobile operations across 16 African countries. The 10-year agreement will see US-based IBM…

Jobs and Opportunities

O&M Senior Manager – Burundi The company is looking to recruit an O&M Senior Manager. The main duties and responsibilities are as follows: - Plan the BSS ,SSS, VAS activities…

Contracts

* NOW and Eskadenia – Sudan Jordanian software firm Eskadenia has announced that it has won a contract from Sudanese wireless network operator Network of the World (NOW) for the…

Events

* MED-IT@ALGER 2008 22- 23 April 2008, Algier, Algeria The fifth edition of this B2B exhibition will provide plenty of opportunities to develop contacts and relationship with local companies in…

EVENTS

- WIRELESS BROADBAND AFRICA –EAST AFRICA 29 November –1 December 2006, Hilton Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya AITEC Africa is hosting the first Wireless Broadband Forums in Nairobi. Leading developers and suppliers…

EVENTS

- BANDWIDTH MANAGEMENT AND OPTIMISATION WORKSHOP 2-6 July 2006, South Africa The International Network for the availability of Scientific Publications ( INASP - http://www.inasp.info ), the Tertiary Education Network (TENET…

PEOPLE

-Arivia.kom has appointed four female executives to key positions, placing the IT company at the forefront of the industry's gender empowerment drive and cracking the "stiletto ceiling" which separates women…

PEOPLE

* On the Move: Francois Jay has left Afrique Initiatives to join the French diplomatic service He is replaced by Pierre Charpentier...The Independent Communications Authority of SA (ICASA) has appointed…

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SERVICE LAYER INTEGRATOR – CONGO DRCThe company is urgently looking for a Service Layer integrator with knowledge of SUN, Oracle, HP Core and Service layer. For further information please contact…

People

* Intelsat S.A last week announced that Flavien Bachabi has been appointed as the new head of the Luxembourg headquarters office, to the position of Vice President, Business Operations and…

Opportunites

Spark calls for entries to Changemakers program for social entrepreneursSpark is calling for applicants to for the 2015 Changemakers program for social entrepreneurs that will include access to world class…

Contracts

Mundo Startel and Alvarion - Angola Israel-based technology provider Alvarion has partnered Mundo Startel to expand the Angolan telco’s wireless broadband services using WiMAX equipment operating in the 3.6GHz frequency…

Jobs and Opportunities

* Service Creation & Application Development Manager – Nigeria Results-oriented Systems Integration Consultant with diverse experience in complex software projects. Excellent team leadership, training, and client relation skills, with additional…

PEOPLE

Peter Watt has resigned from his position of CEO of Business Connexion. Deputy CEO Benjamin Mophatlane will take over. Two Algerian journalists, Tarak Hafid (Le Soir d’Algerie) and Mourad Slimani…

JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIES

* CALL FOR RESEARCHERS: "SAT-3/WASC CABLE RESEARCH PROJECT: COUNTRY CASE STUDIES" The Association for Progressive Communications is currently looking to engage four ICT policy researchers to conduct detailed country studies…

JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIES

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR US$100,000 DEVELOPMENT GATEWAY AWARD The Development Gateway Foundation is calling for nominations for its US$100,000 prize for outstanding achievement in the use of information and communication…

EVENTS

AFRICA SOURCE II September 2005, Uganda For more information visit http://www.tacticaltech.org/africasource2

JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIES

NSS - Core network Engineer We are urgently looking for several Core Network Engineers for a mission in the Middle East. Tasks: - Design: competence on Cell planning and RF…

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KENYA WILDLIFE AND UUNET – KENYAKenya Wildlife Service (KWS) has signed a Sh65 million agreement with Internet access provider, UUNET, to provide a converged business communications solution for eight national…

People

* More than a year after the Universal Service and Access Agency of SA (USAASA) fired its CEO, James Theledi, his appeal process against the axing has finally come to…

Events

*ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN 2010 - Learning for All1-3 December, Berlin, GermanyUnder the banner of Learning for All, ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN 2010 will dig deep into 4 themes that form the…

People

- In a surprise development, JSE-listed telecommunications group MTN has announced it will not form a subsidiary board for its international operations — at least not yet. The group had…

People

IBM SA country GM Oliver Fortuin has stepped down in order to establish his own business. Long-serving IBM executive Abraham Thomas will take on the role. Abraham, who has been…

People

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) has settled on China's ICT engineer-turned-career diplomat Houlin Zhao as the 'safe pair of hands' to steer the organization through the next four years, taking…

Contracts

* Wataniya Telecom Algerie and Nokia Siemens Wataniya Telecom Algerie (WTA) has signed an agreement with Nokia Siemens Networks to modernise its core network. Nokia Siemens will deploy its 3GPP…

EVENTS

- GVF OIL & GAS COMMUNICATIONS: NORTH AFRICA & MIDDLE EAST CONFERENCE 2007 30th & 31st May, Cairo, Egypt, plus pre-Conference Technology Open Day, 29th May. This second annual event,…

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GHANA TELECOM AND ALCATEL SHANGHAI GT to receive USD15 million worth of equipment from Alcatel Shanghai Ghana’s national fixed line operator Ghana Telecom (GT) will receive USD15 million worth of…

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HEAD OF MARKETING AND CUSTOMER RELATIONS IN NIGERIAN IT COMPANY Suitable candidates will have a Degree in Business/Marketing/Engineering/Electronics or similar and will have a minimum 5 year sales/marketing experience. Must…

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Telecoms World Africa27- 30 June 2011, International Convention Centre, Cape TownFor more information please click here: Connected Home World Summit 201128 - 29 June, Grand Connaught Rooms, LondonDeploying managed home…

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Innovation Prize for Africa: Call for ProposalsThe United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the African Innovation Foundation (AIF) have just  announced the call for the 2013 Innovation Prize…

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TMT World Congress18 November 2014LondonTMT World Congress 2014 & Awards will gather the leading industry, finance and advisory executives in London on November 18 to assess the most exceptional investment…

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http://www.tectonic.co.za/default.php?action=view&id=248&s=news * The Tanzanian Second National Annual ICT Projects Workshop on Thursday, 18th December 2003 has been postponed due to "unsatisfactory response."

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Capacity Africa 2010 21-22 October 2010, Nairobi, Kenya The most comprehensive African wholesale telecoms conference bringing together local and regional fixed-line and mobile operators from across the continent For further…

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- Herman Heunis will leave the head of instant messaging platform MXit following the takeover of the company  by Alan Knott-Craig Jnr from the World of Avatar.

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Sierra Leone: Comium Commercial Director ResignsThe Commercial Director of Comium mobile company, Joe Amara Bangali Jr., has resigned his position "due to lack of willingness by the administration to settle…

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TELMA AND LANDPARK - MADAGASCAR Mobile operator Telma has acquired licences from Landpark to set up a management information system for its telecom and IT equipment. WANA AND COMPTEL -…

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Gateway and Cisco – Nigeria and Sub Saharan AfricaAfrican telecoms supplier Gateway Business, a wholly owned subsidiary of Vodacom Group, has announced it has selected Cisco for its multiprotocol label…

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* Airtel and Synchronica – AfricaBharti Airtel (‘Airtel’), a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 19 countries across Asia and Africa, has successfully deployed its mass-market mobile messaging service,…

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CDN World Summit 201126 - 28 October 2011, Hilton Hotel Paddington, London.The 3rd annual CDN World Summit promises to be the largest and mostcomprehensive CDN event ever.The full value chain…

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2nd Annual Cloud World Forum Africa23rd-24th April 2013Sandton Sun Hotel, Johannesburg, South AfricaCombining the Cloud Computing World Forum Africa and Cloud Africa, this two day conference and exhibition covers every…

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Kris Senanu, the Managing Director for Access Kenya's internet business, has assumed two roles following his appointment as Access Kenya Group Deputy Chief Executive Officer.Senanu will retain his current role…

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* President Paul Kagame of Rwanda has been awarded the Africa ICT industry development Award by ForgeAhead, a South African ICT firm. * Nii Quaynor received the Internet Society’s Jonathan…

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* Uganda has been elected to chair the newly-formed Association for Regional Regulators of Information and Communications for Eastern and Southern Africa (ARICEA). The Ugandans were represented at the meeting…

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- Telecel Zimbabwe managing director Aimable Mpore has been deported, barely two months after assuming the position, for failing to reveal some information on circumstances surrounding his expulsion by the…

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WIOCC continues African expansionAfrica’s carriers’ carrier WIOCC is further strengthening its presence in Africa by bringing in three experienced senior telecoms industry professionals: Darren Bedford, from PCCW (formerly Gateway Communications);…

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Intel announces ‘She Will Connect’ initiative to reduce online gender gapIntel has announced a new program aimed at expanding digital literacy. Millions of girls around the world have little or…

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AITEC Banking & Mobile Money15 - 16 July 2014Eko Hotel, Lagos NigeriaDear Colleague,For a number of reasons, including the recent dismissal of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria,…

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* Datatec has announced the appointment of Stephen Davidson as a non-executive director with effect from 1 February 2007. * Morshid Mohamed has been appointed as the new CEO of…

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* South Africa's Internet Solutions recently appointed Kemmy Chellan as its new Chief CIO. Prior his appointment, Chellan was Business Information Systems Manager at Vodacom. This BSc. Computer Science graduate…

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- Lyndall Shope-Mafole has been appointed Director-General of South Africa's Department of Communications. Announcing the appointment from a conference in Rumania, Minister of Communications Dr Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri said:"Ms Lyndall Shope-Mafole…

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AITEC BANKING & MOBILE MONEY COMESA 24-25 February 2010, Kenya International Conference Centre, Nairobi, Kenya Technology presents great opportunities for the financial sector to extend reach, improve service and reduce…

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* A general meeting of Mozambique's publicly-owned mobile phone company M-Cel on Tuesday elected Teodato Hunguana the new chairperson of its Board of Directors.* The Federal Government has announced the…

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Essar Telecoms and Tata Communications - KenyaTata Communications and Essar Telecom Kenya (yuMobile), a unit of Essar Group, have  announced the signing of a mutually beneficial strategic sourcing agreement. Under…

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In May this year, kLab, the open innovation space located in Kigali's ICT Park in Telecom House will open its doors to young innovators and entrepreneurs.Recently, the firm held a…

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2nd StarAfrica Sounds music contest launchedThe second edition of the StarAfrica Sounds music contest was launched on Tuesday in Abidjan, the Ivorian economic capital in a bid to promote music…

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Innovation Prize for Africa 2014 Finalists Announced-       A low-cost mobile phone based antenatal diagnosis kit that captures foetal heart beat sounds and provides diagnosis which is sent to the mother…

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* PARTNER SOURCING MANAGER If you are an experienced business or nonprofit leader with a strong track record who would like to leverage your talents to better the world, we…

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- DIGITAL BROADCASTING SWITCHOVER FORUM 2007 29th January – 1st February 2007. InterContinental Sandton Sun & Towers, Sandton Johannesburg, South Africa Hosted by ICASA and organised by the CTO the…

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- Regional conference for the World Summit on the Information Society will be held in Damascus, Syria, 22-23 November 2004. The conference will follow up on the Plan of Action…

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VSAT Field Engineering Training Course, 22-23 September 2004 AITEC in association with Q-Kon of South Africa would like to invite delegates to a 2 day VSAT Training course to be…

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ICT AFRICA INVESTMENT SUMMIT 2004 (29 JUNE - 1 JULY 2004)register on line www.kemilinks.com/online_registrationCrowne Plaza, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa 29 June -1 July 2004 ¨ Forum to discuss the key…

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permsec@moct.go.tz - SADC is offering a tender of some USD68,000 to develop a Knowledge>Management System that will serve the region with the latest education research, online training for the SADC…

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TELECOMFINANCE 2010 26th – 27th January 2010, Renaissance Chancery Court Hotel, London TelecomFinance 2010 will bring together the key individuals and companies that will shape the telecoms industry in what…

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CAPACITY AFRICA 201021-22 October 2010, Nairobi, KenyaThe most comprehensive African wholesale telecoms conference bringing together local and regional fixed-line and mobile operators from across the continentFor further information visit Capacity…

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eGov Kenya 20-21 March 2014Brackenhurst Conference CentreNairobi, KenyaeGov Kenya will provide an intensive two-day briefing for CFOs and CIOs from each county to empower them with the insights and knowledge…

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* CELTEL AND CHEVRON -NIGERIA Celtel Nigeria and American oil giant, Chevron Nigeria Ltd (CNL), have finally sealed a multimillion-dollar strategic business partnership deal which entails the mobile operator to…

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- The board of VenFin has resigned to make way for Vodafone appointees after the mobile phone operator took control of the South African investment firm in an agreed takeover.…

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info@wougnet.org If our correspondent is "off the mark" or you have factual amendments, mail them to us and we will include them in subsequent News Updates. If you'd like to…

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- The African Agricultural Technology Foundation (AATF) is looking for a Technical Operations Manager to be based in Nairobi.The successful candidate will be responsible for identifying appropriate opportunities for agricultural…

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MTN MENA - Gemalto : Middle East and North Africa MTN MENA in deal with Gemalto for mobile financial services roll out in 5 Under the terms of the deal…

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* The nine-member Board of Gamtel comprises of Katim Touray, former managing director of Gamtel as chairman and Mustapha Njie (TAF), as vice chairman of the new board. Other members…

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Senegal's President Wade addressed OPTIC's conference last week on ICT in West Africa. After a series of rather predictable introductory speeches, Wade held the floor while he gently lectured delegates…

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GAIN and ZTE - Malawi GAIN has announced a new deal with Chinese equipment vendor ZTE for the construction of its wireless network. In a statement, G-Mobile said its project…

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*Angola and South Korea Sign Deal On TechnologyLuanda — Angola and South Korea formalised this Sunday in Luanda, an agreement in telecommunication and information technology, aiming at training Angolans and…

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Former Safaricom CEOMichael Joseph has been appointed the first World Bank global advisor on mobile phone banking. Joseph was named a World Bank fellow under a newly launched global fellowship…

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Managed Services World Congress 201218 – 19 September 2012, Maritim Pro Arte Hotel, Berlin, GermanyWith Managed Service business models evolving in new and exciting directions, it’s time to reassess the…

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* TELECOMS COST ALLOCATION AND PROFITABILITY ANALYSIS CONFERENCE 1st – 5th December 2008, Hesperia Hotel, London - UK www.iir-conferences.com/costprof * INVESTING IN ICT SECTOR IN EMERGING MARKETS 11-12 December 2008,…

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*Lexmark’ South Africa MD, Hans Horn, has resigned after 12 years with the company rather than accept another posting that would have taken him out of the country. *Mobile phone…

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- HIGH SPEED ACCESS TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE 20 - 22 June 2006, CSIR Convention Centre, Pretoria, South Africa For further information contact  Chimwemwe Kainja,  on Tel 011 669 5017 or by…

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* HOSTING JINX 2006/2009 The call for proposals for the hosting of JINX for the2006-2009 has been launched by ISPA. Proposals have to be submitted by 17:00 on Tuesday, 28…

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WINTER SCHOOL IN LINUX AS A TOOL FOR SCIENCE The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences is hosting a fully sponsored course (travel, board and lodging included) in the use of…

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5th Africa Economic Forum 20117-9 March 2011, Cape Town, South Africa Venue BMW Pavilion, V&A Waterfront Our 5th Africa Economic Forum 2011 (AEF-2011) in Cape Town at the BMW-Imax Theatre,…

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* TELECOMFINANCE MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA 2009 28th - 29th April 2009, Park Hyatt Hotel, Dubai The third annual TelecomFinance Middle East & Africa Conference will offer true Middle Eastern…

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Dimension Data CEO to step downTechnology services group Dimension Data, which operates across a number of key regions including Africa and Middle East, announced that current CEO for Africa and…

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Alcatel-Lucent appoints New MD for GhanaIn a move set to strengthen its presence in key markets in Africa, Alcatel-Lucent has appointed a new Country Senior Officer and Managing Director for…

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ABHA AHUJA AWARD 2009 - CALL FOR APPLICATIONS Since 2008, the generosity of an anonymous donor and the administration of the Internet Society, have allowed a person from Africa to…

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OPEN SOCIETY INITIATIVE FOR WEST AFRICA ACHIEVING AFFORDABLE BANDWIDTH: A WORKSHOP ON THE DEVELOPMENT AND OPENING UP OF ICT INFRASTRUCTURE IN WEST AND CENTRAL AFRICA 26-28 October 2005, Dakar, Senegal…

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Snr 3G Rnpo Engineer - 25854Posted date: Thu, 8th MarLocation: Southern AfricaRole: Snr 3G Radio Network Planning & Optimisation EngineerLocation: South AfricaStart Date: ASAPLength: 6 Month Renewable ContractSkills required:" 3…

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ITU seeks next generation of social entrepreneursWould-be young innovators can win chance to pitch their ideas to industry leaders at ITU Telecom World 2012Geneva, 1 May 2012 – ITU has…

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Globacom and Dangote Group - Nigeria Globacom has signed a business agreement with Dangote Group. The contract, which was bided for by other telecom companies in the country, allows the…

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TERRACOM AND HUAWEI - RWANDA Telecom operatorTerracom  signed a US$1million deal with Huawei Technologies Company Ltd. The latter has been contracted by Terracom to undertake its network expansion project. The…

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Connected Africa26–27 May 2015The Sandton Convention CentreJohannesburg, South AfricaAfrica’s telecommunications sector is booming!Enterprises, ISP’s telcos and partners are under huge pressure to capitalise on the vast opportunities in the African…

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Q-Kon and AMOS – South Africa AMOS satellite fleet operator announced that Q-Kon, the South Africa-based telecom service provider, has leased long term capacity on the AMOS-5i satellite and on…

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The 7th edition of DCD Converged Johannesburg  Monday, 13th October 2014Join us for this engaging learning opportunity and the chance to network with over 250 data center professionals.- IT &…

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* Akossi Akossi is being put forward by the Ivorian government as candidate for the Secretary-Generalship of the African Telecommunications Union at its annual meeting (26-27 August) in Abidjan. If…

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CALL FOR NEW PAYROLL SYSTEM FOR THE PUBLIC SERVICE MINISTRY - UGANDAThe public service ministry wants a payroll system that will be used for all public enterprises, a website has…

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ZOL Zimbabwe gets new CEO, Denny MarandureZOL Zimbabwe, the Liquid Telecom owned ISP which is one of the largest locally, has just announced the coming in of a new CEO,…

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Cell-C’s Jeffrey Hedberg explained to the GSM Africa 06 delegates how when he arrived in the company he explained the developing world experience he had had elsewhere. And his words,…

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SOUTHERN AFRICAN INTERNET FORUM, KWA MARITANE GAME LODGE, PILANESBERG, SOUTH AFRICA (11-13 APRIL 2003) The Southern African Internet Forum has three key objectives: 1. To help create a shared strategic…

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MTN AND SITA – SOUTH AFRICAA partnership signed yesterday between MTN Business and SITA will offer secure mobile and network solutions to government departments. Buckley McGrath, Executive of MTN Business,…

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Microsoft offers $15,000 bounty for software to help African tech hubsMembers of tech hubs and innovation centres across the African continent are being invited to take part in a $15,000…

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* THE AFRICAN BANKING TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE – “New dates” 28th March – 4th April 2008, Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Nairobi, Kenya The conference theme is “sharing knowledge and best practices…

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Global Technology Donations Specialist, TechSoup Global If you have experience in administering technology product donations or are a legal or operations professional with a strong track record who would like…

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- ACHIEVING BEST VALUE IN HUMAN RESOURCE AND SKILLS MANAGEMENT USING INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) 23rd-24th October 2006, Johannesburg South Africa. ICT enables Human Resource Practitioners in Africa access to…

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* While interviewing Skyweb Technologies’ Gilda Odera for the Kenya special above, her 16th floor office began to sway alarmingly. Both interviewer and interviewee assumed that it must be some…

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Motorola CEO Ed Zander on Friday defended the company's recently announced plans to tackle the sub-$40 handset market, claiming it can build out a profitable niche. "I take issue with…

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SOUTHERN AFRICAN INTERNET FORUM, KWA MARITANE GAME LODGE, PILANESBERG, SOUTH AFRICA (11-13 APRIL 2003) BOOK NOW TO ENSURE A PLACE AND GET A FREE COPY OF BALANCING ACT’s ICT AND…

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- Engr. Ernest Ndukwe finally retired from public service yesterday after concluding his 10th year and second term in office as the Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigeria Communications Commission…

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Nigeria ComSeptember 20 - 21 September, 2011, Lagos, NigeriaThe 2nd annual Nigeria Com returns to Lagos. Gain unique market perspectives and insights from a 40 strong speaker-line up including 25+…

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- ICT AFRICA 2007 October 1-5, 2007, Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Nairobi, Kenya ICT Africa is an annual continental information and communications technology conference addressing all aspects of ICT development…

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-Telecoms conference 2006: Has Telecoms deregulation delivered on its promise? Tuesday January 31st 2006, Cape Town International Convention Centre For further information contact Nicky Floris, nicky@callingthecape.org.za or (021) 487 8655…

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OPEN SOURCE, OPEN ENTERPRISE 2005 CONFERENCE The Open Source, Open Enterprise 2005 Conference is being held on 15 March. Hosted by ITWeb, at The Forum in Bryanston, the conference aims…

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SATCOM 2010 AFRICA 12-15 April 2010, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa SatCom Africa 2010 is Africa's only satellite exhibition conference. SatCom Africa 2010 gives you an executive business experience…

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Angola Telecom and Ericsson - Angola Angola Telecom has selected Ericsson to be the sole supplier of a fibre-optic submarine network linking six coastal provinces in Angola for total budget…

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DEVELOPER OPPORTUNITY IN NAIROBI AT MAMAMIKES.COM Are you interested in joining a one man technical team of a young and highly entrepreneurial company located in Nairobi, Kenya? MamaMikes (www.mamamikes.com) is…

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MINISTÉRIO DOS TRANSPORTE E COMUNICAÇÕES INSTITUTO NACIONAL DAS COMUNICAÇÕES DE MOÇAMBIQUE INVITATION FOR BID Public Tender for Licensing the Third Mobile Telecommunications Operator The Government of the Republic of Mozambique…

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SatCom 2011 Africa Conference30 May - 2 June 2011,Venue, Sandton Convention Centre, JohannesburgFor more information visit here: West & Central Africa Com 15-16 June 2011, Venue, Dakar, SenegalFor more information…

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Softline Accpad and Internet Solutions – South Africa Softline Accpac has partnered with Web solutions company Internet Solutions in South Africa to launch a service offering Sage Accpac and Sage…

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Bharti Airtel and Comviva - AfricaBharti Airtel has announced a deal for Managed Value Added Services with Comviva for its Africa operations. As part of the five-year deal, Comviva will…

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Vodafone Appstar 2014 contest unveiledAppStar  2014 has been launched and the firm says it’s now bigger and better with new categories and exciting new prizes – including a trip to…

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* Thierry Savonaroye Maléyombo has been appointed as the Minister of ICT for the Central African Republic following the inauguration of a new Government. * Econet Wireless Kenya has announced…

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- Despite increasing competition and difficult economic conditions Telecom Namibia managed to post strong growth of 7.7 percent during the 2011/2012 fiscal year resulting in the highest increase in turnover…

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* TECHNOLOGY TIMES OUTLOOK 2009 BUSINESS SUMMIT 24 February 2009, Muson Centre, Lagos, Nigeria The 2009 edition of the forum under the theme, "See...very far ahead" is the second edition…

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* Telkom South Africa has announced the appointment of five candidates to top management positions. The first appointment is to the position of Group Executive for Regulatory and Public Policy.…

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- The Tanzania Communications Commission is inviting bidders to provide consultancy services to establish a cost-oriented interconnection charge model among telecommunications network operators in the United Republic of Tanzania. Bidding…

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- A former boss of the public company Algeria Telecoms, Slimane Kheireddine, has been sentenced to five years' jail in a multi-million-dollar embezzlement scam. Several other defendants, some of them…

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* EXPERT NEEDED FOR CREATION OF NEW NATIONAL NUMBERING PLAN AND FEASIBILITY STUDY OF NUMBER PORTABILITY IN SEYCHELLE The Danish Management company is presently searching for a team of 2…

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-Telecoms conference 2006: Has Telecoms deregulation delivered on its promise? Tuesday January 31st 2006, Cape Town International Convention Centre For further information contact Nicky Floris, nicky@callingthecape.org.za or (021) 487 8655…

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* UUNET Zambia, which has been operating for two years, has recently appointed Rienzo Colpo as its general manager (GM) to further expand and entrench its business solutions on offer…

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AITEC ANNOUNCES EXTENSIVE EVENT PROGRAMME FOR 2003 AITEC has announced an ambitious exhibition and conference programme for next year, including 20 events in nine countries. In addition to the group’s…

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MMT 09 - Mobile Money Transfer 26-27 October2009, Dubai. MMT 09 is a 'must attend' event for anyone who is serious about remittances. Over 350 mobile network operators, microfinance institutions,…

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Safaricom Launches 2nd Edition Of AppWiz ChallengeKenya’s mobile telecom operator Safaricom has launched the 2nd edition of its AppWizz Challenge, a developer competition designed to help identify and develop successful…

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* Africell and Nokia-Siemens - Gambia and Sierra Leone Nokia Siemens Networks says that it has won a follow on contract from Africell to deploy a 3GPP mobile softswitch in…

People

* Former Orange Botswana Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Thapelo Lippe, has been appointed as the new CEO of the Botswana Telecommunications Corporation (BTC). * Nashua office automation MD Chris Scoble…

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* The CEO of Algérie Télécom, Ibrahim Ouaret, has been remanded in custody by the Algiers Court of Appeal, following allegations that the company had engaged in illegal tendering procedures.…

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* Project Facilitator Tina James this week announced the South African Government’s ICT roadmap: "In other countries, roadmaps streamlined R&D, and fast-tracked commercialisation of products and services." James added that…

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Finance-IT East Africa Conference25-26 November 2003, Inter-Continental Hotel, Nairobi http://www.aitecafrica.com/events/2003/Finance-IT/index.htm The African IT Security Forum27-28 January 2004, School of Oriental & African Studies, London University International experts provide intensive briefings…

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* Marketing Director for Telecom Company - Kenya The Marketing Director develops and directs the company's marketing activities and policies to ensure a strong and well positioned product portfolio and…

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Core Site Engineer – South Africa- Experience with Site Reports and Documentations - Experience in SE related activities or relevant experience in an engineering or installation environment. - Be familiar…

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The 7th edition of DCD Converged Johannesburg  Monday, 13th October 2014Join us for this engaging learning opportunity and the chance to network with over 250 data center professionals.- IT &…

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Microsoft revises BizSpark programme, chooses Sw7 as Africa partnerMicrosoft Corp has announced its revised global BizSpark Plus partner programme, which offers up to US$120,000 in hosting and other services for…

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Praveen Sadalage is the new Managing Director of BusyInternet. He was formerly Vice President (Operations) for Wicenet, an IPTV and IP based multimedia delivery technology company. Praveen has over 18…

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* COMMONWEALTH ICT SUMMIT 6-8 October 2008, Abuja, Nigeria If you are a telecom or satellite operator, equipment supplier, software developer, solution provider, a consultant, or any other stakeholder in…

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www.aitecafrica.com www.terrapinn.com www.cto.int www.ispa.org.za www.terrapinn.com www.ncc.gov.ng www.iir-events.com - REGIONAL SEMINAR ON BROADBAND WIRELESS ACCESS FOR RURAL AND REMOTE AREAS IN AFRICA 18th-21st September 2006, Yaoundé, Cameroon The seminar will examine…

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RIPE NCC REGIONAL MEETING (28-30 JULY), NAIROBI RIPE NCC Regional meeting is to be held in Nairobi from 28-30 July 2004 at the Norfolk Hotel.Attendance to the RIPE NCC Regional…

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* The Request for Service that it is hoped will lay the basis for the African Internet Exchange "is to be circulated to all network operators who are interested in…

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MTN, Wavion and Balton - Uganda Rwandan telecoms operator MTN Rwanda has selected Wavion and Balton Uganda for the deployment of a large scale Wi-Fi network in Kigali. The new…

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Business Connexion Appoints CEOBusiness Connexion Group Limited has announced  that Mr. Isaac Mophatlane has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) of the company with effect 1 August 2014. He will…

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The 7th edition of DCD Converged Johannesburg  Monday, 13th October 2014Join us for this engaging learning opportunity and the chance to network with over 250 data center professionals.- IT &…

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Project Inspire: looking for tech & design to change the world for womenA competition which seeks to support social entrepreneurs around the globe, Project Inspire, is calling for initiatives that…

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Nairobi Innovation Week5 -7 August 2015 University of NairobiThe Nairobi Innovation Week Committee has announced the official commencement of the registration process for the event in August, which will bring…

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* 11th EAST AFRICAN POWER INDUSTRY CONVENTION 11-13 August 2009, Kilimanjaro Hotel Kempinski, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Tanzania is proud host of the 11th EAPIC, which is the strategic regional…

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Ericsson Data Warehouse (dws) Consultant – East Africa The company is looking for consultant with Ericsson DWS ( Data warehouse) experience to start a new project in East African country.…

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* Abdellahi Ould Ely Ould Bennane has been appointed as the new ICT Minister in Mauritania following a reshuffling of the Government. * In Algeria, Moussa Benhamadi has been appointed…

CALL FOR TENDERS

- CALL FOR PROPOSALS (CFP) FOR CONNECTIVITY OF THE EAST AFRICAN INTERNET EXCHANGE POINTS (EAIXP) This project aims to keep the East African internet traffic local to the region through…

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Kenya: Peter Koinange Moves From Jamii Telecom to Head Accesskenya's Mombasa OfficeAccessKenya Group has announced the appointment of Peter Koinange as the new Regional Manager for the Mombasa office.The appointment…

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Africa IT & Telecom Forum 201526 -27 March 2015 AbidjanHow Africa will manage its digital transformation?Share the experience and success of policy makers in the development sector.For further information click…

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Certified Localisation Professional (CLP) Course - South Africa Translate.org.za, Wits Language School and The Institute of Localisation Professionals (TILP) are proud to host the Certified Localisation Professional (CLP) Course in…

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* Divona and Juniper Networks - Tunisia Juniper Networks has announced that Divona Telecom has selected its MX-series Ethernet services routers to create a high speed backhaul network to meet…

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* ITU REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT FORUM 2008 "Bridging the ICT standardization gap in developing countries" for the African Region 26-28 May 2008, Accra, Ghana The Forums are intended for executives from…

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Zain and Nokia Siemens – Nigeria Zain has extended its contract with Nokia Siemens Networks to handle implementation of the additional 600 km on its existing fiber network. "Our aim…

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* HR Director – West Africa A mobile operator is looking for an HR director to design, Implement , lead, manage and drive the HR strategy, responsible for overall Hr…

SENIOR FIXED CORE NETWORK DESIGN CONSULTANT - BOTSWANA

The company is currenlty looking for a Senior Fixed Core Network Design Consultant to verify fixed core network design and provide detailed recommendations for improvement. The following will be provided:…

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Arivia.kom has appointed Ndi Towo to head up its Africa division. Towo is eminently qualified, with years of experience in telecoms and ICT on the continent. "My mandate concerns the…

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- Safaricom has appointed a new head for its technical division from rival France Telecom, completing the reorganisation plan that saw the firm trim its management to cut reporting layers…

People

- Telecommunications group Telkom SA (TKG) on Wednesday advised that Polelo Lazarus Zim has been re-appointed as the chairman of the Telkom Board of Directors with immediate effect.

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App Promotion Summit 2013Accelerating your mobile application marketing strategyThursday, 11th July 2013Jumeirah Carlton Tower, Knightsbridge, LondonThe App Promotion Summit is set to tackle the most important issue for mobile app…

Contracts

* Globacom and Alcatel-Lucent – Nigeria French-US vendor Alcatel-Lucent has announced the inking of a contract with Nigerian second national operator (SNO) Globacom to increase the capacity and performance of…

ERICSSON GPRS O&M ENGINEER - TANZANIA

The company is looking to find an experienced Ericsson GPRS O&M Engineer. Must have at least 3 years experience on Ericsson equipment. The ideal candidate will have previous experience with…

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COMMUNITY INFORMATICS RESEARCH NETWORK 2005 CONFERENCE Organisers: Community Informatics Research Network Date: 24 - 26, August 2005 Venue: Cape Town, South Africa www.cirn2005.org QUINTUM CERTIFIED TRAINING As promised Q-KON is…

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* Africa governments have been urged not to fully liberalise their information and communication sectors if the goal of universal access to communication services is to be achieved.Sammy Kirui, the…

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Maputo — The commercial director of Mozambique's publicly owned mobile phone company, M-Cel, Benjamim Fernandes, was sacked just hours after criticizing the government on a radio programme, reports Friday's issue…

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Attention all Client Services Directors! - Ref:CCLAS47278- PermanentOur client, a leading web/brand/marketing agency based in Johannesburg, is looking for an experienced Client Services Director to help drive account strategy implementation…

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App Promotion Summit 2013Accelerating your mobile application marketing strategyThursday, 11th July 2013Jumeirah Carlton Tower, Knightsbridge, LondonThe App Promotion Summit is set to tackle the most important issue for mobile app…

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HEAD OF MARKETING AND CUSTOMER RELATIONS IN NIGERIAN IT COMPANY MANAGING DIRECTOR/GENERAL MANAGER/OPERATIONS DIRECTOR? CELLULAR INDUSTRY IN AFRICA? www.dynacom.co.za An enterprising executive with thirty years experience in general management, international…

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- ROADSHOW PRESENTATION ON THE ICT EMPOWERMENT CHARTER (29 MARCH 2004) POLOKWANE MONDAY 29th MARCH 2004 09:30 for 10:00 to approx. 12.00 The Ranch Protea Hotel, N1 - Polokwane The…

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- Buddie Ceronie joins Avaya as vice president of channel and partner sales, EMEA and holds responsibility for Avaya’s regional channel and partners strategy leading a team of channel professionals…

TENDERS

The government of Ghana has published an advert seeking a strategic investor in Ghana Telecom as part of its plans to liberalise the market.The tender says that the government plans…

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- Mobile phone services giant, Celtel International, has been honoured by the International Finance Corporation (IFC). The company received IFC's first annual Client Leadership Award for making a significant contribution…

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- In March 2003 the Southern African NGO Network (SANGONeT) launched Thetha:The SANGONeT ICT Discussion Forum. This initiative aims to provide civil society organisations with an opportunity to discuss information…

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DIGITAL BRIDGE TO AFRICA - ECONOMIC SUMMIT NIGERIA 2004 Many potential ICT entrepreneurs in Africa are limited in their actions by a lack of information about opportunities, potential partners, institutional…

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Patrick Bénon has been appointed by the Government to head Benin Telecom.Kris Warreyn has joined Newtec as Vice President Worldwide Sales.Microsoft has appointed Ali Faramawy as vice president, Microsoft International,…

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ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN 2010 - Learning for All1-3 December, Berlin, GermanyUnder the banner of Learning for All, ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN 2010 will dig deep into 4 themes that form the…

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Broadband World Forum16 – 18 October 2012, Amsterdam RAI Convention Centre, Amsterdam, The NetherlandsThe event, now in its 12th year, is the most respected in the regions Telecoms calendar and…

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Microsoft 4Afrika program announces 5 African startups to receive grantsMicrosoft has announced five African startups that will receive grants as part of the Microsoft 4Afrika program, an extension of the…

People

- Telkom SA’s acting CEO Reuben September has been given the top spot in a permanent capacity. - Brian Longwe has received the Top ICT Businessman award at the Africa…

MNET AND CONCILIUM - SOUTH AFRICA

Concilium Technologies has announced that M-Net and SuperSport, M-Net's eight channels dedicated to sports programming, have selected Vizrt solutions for the asset management of over 200 000 hours of existing…

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http://www.aitecafrica.com - 2-day VSAT Training course to be held over 2-3 November at Silver Springs Hotel, Nairobi. - Finance-IT West Africa in Lagos over 15-16 November - Finance-IT East Africa…

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- Sentech will join the ranks of leaderless state entities tomorrow, as CEO Sebiletso Mokone-Matabane has packed up the contents of her desk and left. - Sunil Bharti Mittal appointed…

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- SatWiBB Africa: African Satellite & Wireless Broadband Conference & VoIP ForumEAST AFRICA: Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, 11-13 July 2007WEST AFRICA: Muson Centre, Lagos, 21-23 August 2007Theme: ”Broadband bridges across…

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*Integration and Support Engineer Marina in Johannesburg South Africa Introduction This position requires a candidate to integrate the company’s software products on Mobile Phone Operator networks and thereafter provide expert…

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Ayo Alli resigns as Business Development & Sales Director for Eskimi in Nigeria, effective from 1st June 2012. “It is with some regret that I’m leaving Eskimi effective immediately. It…

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ITU launches Tech Needs Girls Prize to spark creativitySeeking the unique voices and talents of girls to invent our futureTo mark the first ever International Day of the Girl Child,…

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Mobile East Africa 2014 -Expanding mobile data usage & driving monetisation through industry collaboration12 February 2014Southern Sun Mayfair Nairobi, KenyaMobile East Africa, the East African edition of the most progressive…

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DVT launches mobile app testing hub in Cape TownSoftware and services specialist company DVT has opened the doors on its new, purpose-built mobile application testing hub in Cape Town.The new…

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The AfricaCom 100 Leadership Summit  at AfricaCom 2014 Tuesday 11th November 2014CTICC in Cape TownAfricaCom 100 will make up a research board, offering insight and feedback on future trends in…

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- 3RD AFRICAN OUTSOURCING & CONTACT CENTRE CONFERENCE 27th – 28th November 2007, Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya This conference and exhibition provides a business networking platform for the entire…

SPESCOM AND COMPUTER POINT - EAST AFRICA

Spescom DataFusion has concluded a partnership agreement with East Africa-based ICT provider, Computer Point. This agreement marks the conclusion of the first phase of Spescom's plans to establish a presence…

PEOPLE

* Microsoft has announced that Michel van der Bel has been promoted to the position of VP for the public sector for the EMEA region. * Larbi Guedira will manage…

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* Mozambique's former rebel movement Renamo believes that computers are sinister instruments of electoral fraud, and is demanding that the entire tabulation of votes for the forthcoming general elections be…

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SATCOM 2010 AFRICA 12-15 April 2010, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa SatCom Africa 2010 is Africa's only satellite exhibition conference. SatCom Africa 2010 gives you an executive business experience…

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MPBN Engineer - TanzaniaThe company requires the service of a MPBN Engineer .Applicants have to be proficient in MPBN design guidelines and IP networks in general and should have broad…

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*Communications Minister Siphiwe Nyanda last week announced that Stephen Mncube will be the new Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) Chairman, taking over from Paris Mashile whose term expired…

Contracts

* Basset and Djibouti Telecom - DjiboutiBasset, a firm which describes itself as a specialist OSS/BSS services provider, has been selected by Djibouti Telecom to supply roaming billing and revenue…

People

- Ory Okolloh, co-Founder of the popular open-source platform Ushahidi, has decided to step down and join Google as their Policy Manager for Africa.- In South Africa, Public Service and…

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The 2012 Google Apps Developer Challenge is Here!In the past year, the Google team has been engaging with local developers by running various Google conferences and Google+ Hackathons, showcasing creative…

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AITEC Banking & Mobile Money15 - 16 July 2014Eko Hotel, Lagos NigeriaDear Colleague,For a number of reasons, including the recent dismissal of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria,…

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Win Up To $3000 In The Gamsole Design ChallengeWith up to $4,000 in total cash winnings, the Gamsole design challenge was created to reveal and reward the best talent in…

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* Huawei Core Network Team Leader The company is a large operator. They require 2 core network engineers (1x GSM and 1x CDMA) to work in Africa. It is vital…

PEOPLE

Telkom South Africa announced that Sandi Linford will replace Vincent Mashale as its Company Secretary with immediate effect. Tina Byaruhanga, the PR manager of MTN Uganda, is leaving the telecommunications…

MTC GROUP AND SIEMENS - MEA

Siemens Communications announcedthat it has signed a global frame agreement with the regional telecom giant Mobile Telecommunication Company (MTC). The agreeement includes the unification of commercial and legal terms and…

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- STORAGE CONTINUITY INFOSECURITY AFRICA 2006 10 - 14 July 2006 Sandton Convention Centre, Sandton, Johannesburg For further information please see http://www.terrapinn.com/2006/sciza/ - ICT GOVERNANCE AND POST WSIS STRATEGIES IN…

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- NICOMM 2004 10TH INTERNATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS EXHIBITION AND CONFERENCE Date: November 29 – December 1, 2004 Venue: MUSON Centre, Onikan, Lagos Theme: Nigerian Telecoms - Expanding the frontiers for socio-economic development…

People

In Uganda, Zul Javaid is stepping down from his position as Chief Executive Officer of WARID Telecom after two years at the helm. Javaid, who leaves at the end of…

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* ITU * Next Generation Leaders: ISOC Fellowship Opportunity On 15th March 2010, the Internet Society Next Generation Leaders (ISOC NGL) called upon talented individuals who have the passion for…

CONTRACTS: WHO'S SELLING WHAT TO WHOM?

WATANIYA AND ERICSSON -ALGERIAWataniya Algeria has selected Ericsson’s mobile softswitch solution for its nationwide GSM network. The solution will increase network capacity, performance and operational efficiency, allowing Wataniya to meet…

Events

COMMON RESPONSES TO A GLOBAL CHALLENGE 17-18 June 2010, BIS Conference Centre, London, UK With the critical information infrastructure of Estonia coming under attack in 2007, the focus of Cyber…

Contracts

* MTN and AIRCOM – South Africa South African giant Mobile Telephone Networks (MTN) has enlisted AIRCOM International to provide consultancy services as it installs its nationwide 3G network and…

EVENTS

- ICTS FOR CIVIL SOCIETY CONFERENCE June 2007 – South Africa The conference and exhibition organised by SANGONeT will be aimed at increasing NGOs’ awareness of the strategic importance of…

ECONET WIRELESS AND INNSCOR - ZIMBABWE

Econet Wireless has entered into a strategic partnership with Innscor Africa that will see the latter distributing recharge cards and other cellular products across the country. Under the deal, Innscor…

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* TRANSMISSION CONSULTANT - CONGO The company is looking for a transmission onsultant, The role involves transmission network design consultant responsible for NCP, low level design, LOS, pathloss, NRO of…

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TELECOMFINANCE 2010 26th – 27th January 2010, Renaissance Chancery Court Hotel, London TelecomFinance 2010 will bring together the key individuals and companies that will shape the telecoms industry in what…

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ETC and France Telecom - Ethiopia The management of Ethiopian state-owned fixed line incumbent Ethiopian Telecommunications Corporation (ETC) has been officially transferred to European giant France Telecom (FT), AllAfrica.com reports.…

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Head of Product Architecture S1 Cape TownRole DefinitionAs Head of Product Architecture Team, the incumbent is responsible for the global product architecture of S1’s Payment products and their associated roadmap.…

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Mobile Web West Africa 20112-3 Feb 2011, Eko Hotel & Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos, NigeriaHarnessing the potential of the internet and applications on mobile devices.The hugely successful Mobile Web series…

People

- The former head of the Mozambique's publicly-owned port and rail company, CFM, Rui Fonseca, on Thursday took office as chairperson of the board of directors of the Mozambican subsidiary…

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VAS AfricaJuly 6 - July 7, 2011, JohannesburgAfrica’s most exciting NEW event covers the hottest topic in the continent today – value added services. Attend this unique event to network…

People

- John Barorot, Airtel Kenya Network Director has resigned barely two months after taking up the position. Managing Director, Rene Meza said:” Barorot will be leaving for personal reasons in…

People

* The General Manager of the Cameroon Telecommunications CAMTEL, David Nkoto Emane, has appeared before the Mfoundi High Court in Yaounde on January 22, to answer charges of corruption, favouritism,…

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REQUEST FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR PRE-QUALIFICATION PROJECT: INSTALLATION AND OPERATION OF FIBER OPTIC NETWORK REGION: SOUTHERN AFRICA SUMMARY OF OPPORTUNITY Africa Dark Fibre Communications Ltd (“ADFC”), an international consortium…

PEOPLE

Marten Pieters, CEO of Celtel International, has announced his departure from the operator as of January 2007. Moez Daya, currently Celtel’s Chief Technical Officer, will replace Pieters and will assume…

CCK AND ASCOM - KENYA

Industry regulator Communications Commission of Kenya director-general John Waweru announced a deal with Ascom that will see the Commission buy Sh50 million monitoring equipment for the exercise. If our correspondent…

CONTRACTS: WHO'S SELLING WHAT TO WHO?

* UGANDA GOVERNMENT AND HUAWEI - UGANDA The Uganda government has signed an integrated e-Government project Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with China's biggest manufacturer of telecommunications equipment, Huawei Technologies Company…

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* Ivorians suddenly seem to be high-profile. The list of (24) candidates for the job of Director-General of RASCOM includes Koffi Gnamini Chérubin who is currently Head of Finance for…

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* Google Africa is hiring Google South Africa is looking to strengthen its presence in South Africa and Africa Google is currently looking for new employees: Country Marketing Manager, an…

Contracts

Airtel and Ogilvy Partner - AfricaLagos — Bharti Airtel Limited ("Airtel") has commissioned Ogilvy Africa BV ("Ogilvy Africa") to provide integrated marketing solutions for its companies across the Africa continent.This…

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Ericsson skilled Site Supervisors - Uganda- Manage and support the Authorized Service Providers (ASP) Teams during site installation.- Organize and coordinate the installation with the Project Manager, Customer and Authorized…

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Ghana ICT and Telecom Summit28-29 April 2011, Ghana-India Kofi Annan ICT Centre Accra, GhanaThe summit will bring together over 200 decision-makers from Ghanaian operators and international stakeholders with an interest…

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Mobile Entertainment Africa23 -24 August, 2011, Cape Town, South AfricaFrom the team behind the Mobile Web in Africa series of events comes Mobile Entertainment Africa. Aiming to create a fantastic…

People

- A day after the Federal Government voided the sale of the Nigerian Telecommunications (NITEL) Plc to Transnational Corporation (TRANSCORP), the Presidency yesterday approved the constitution of a Technical Board…

Events

* TELECOMS FRAUD AND RISK 23rd-26th March 2009 Hilton London Tower Bridge, London, UK http://www.iir-events.com/IIR-Conf/page.aspx?id=17135 * 3RD ANNUAL AFRICAN E-GOV FORUM 24-26 March 2009, Kigali, Rwanda The CTO is honoured…

CONTRACTS: WHO'S SELLING WHAT TO WHOM?

GV TELECOM, PRESTEL AND HUAWEI – NIGERIA GV Telecom,Prestel and Hauwei have signed a $250 million equipment contract for a CDMA 1x & EV-DO network rollout.The project will be implemented…

EVENTS

DIGITAL BROADCASTING SWITCHOVER FORUM 2007 29th January – 1st February 2007. InterContinental Sandton Sun & Towers, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa Hosted by ICASA and organised by the CTO  the digital…

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FUTUREX AND FUTUREBIT 2004: WHERE ICT-E AND BUSINESS CONNECT 2004 will mark the beginning of a whole new era in South Africa’s ICT-E industry with the launch of Futurex, a…

PEOPLE

- Nathi Sukazi has left Business Report in South Africa and is doing Investor Relations for Vodacom.

Contracts

West African operator and Redknee Solutions Redknee Solutions Inc., a provider of mission-critical software and solutions for communications service providers, today announced that it has secured a contract with a…

People

* Safaricom  appoints new CEO Robert William Collymore who replaces Michael Joseph.* The Independent Communications Authority of SA (Icasa) has a new councillor in the form of Ntombizodwa Ndhlovu, who…

Contracts

Comviva and Western Union - AfricaComviva, a leader in providing mobile solutions beyond VAS, today announced that it has been certified to participate in Western Union’s (NYSE: WU) Mobile Vendor…

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ITU App Challenge targets climate change ITU has launched a Green ICT Application Challenge to find the best and most innovative idea for a climate change focused app. The winning…

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* SALVO GLOBAL: TELECOMS PRICING MASTERCLASS 8th - 9th June, Johannesburg, South Africa The course is designed to give participants a clear understanding of Pricing evolution and objectives, Influences on…

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* EXPERT FOR STUDY ON FREE AND OPEN SOURCE SOFWARE FOR THE COMESA REGION The Danish Management are presently searching for a FOSS expert for the ToR: A study on…

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INFORMATION SYSTEMS & TECHNOLOGY DIRECTORATE MANAGER: E-GOVERNANCE – SOUTH AFRICA Reporting to the Director of Information Systems & Technology, the successful candidate will be responsible for driving the implementation of…

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KAI WULFF, CEO OF KDN ON ITS PLANS AS A "CARRIERS' CARRIER" AND ITS INVOLVEMENT IN THE EASSY FIBRE PROJECT What is KDN’s strategy? We want to be a “carriers’…

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- Nikki Cockcroft has been appointed CEO of iafrica.com/365 business in Primedia Online. Nikki has been the CEO of 365 Digital Publishing for the past three years and has been…

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G- South Africa 8-9 November 2010, Cape Town, South Africa Google is inviting Computer Science students, developers and entrepreneurs to G-South Africa. Some of  Google’s best engineers, product managers, business…

Contracts

Enghouse Systems and Converged Communications - MEAGlobal enterprise software solution vendor, Enghouse Systems and Converged Communications FZ LLC (CCMENA) have signed a Master Distribution Agreement for the Middle East and…

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* Executive Director, Bandwidth Consortium Project The Bandwidth Consortium of African Research and Education Institutions (BWC) is a sub-Saharan Africa Regional Project supported by four major foundations collaborating through the…

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* Ghana Telecom and Huawei - Ghana Ghanaian fixed line and mobile operator Ghana Telecom (GT) has signed a USD120 million contract with China’s Huawei Technologies to upgrade its existing…

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* Geoffrey Shimanyula has resigned as the UUNET Kenya managing director, a position he held for 15 months.

CONTRACTS: WHO'S SELLING WHAT TO WHOM?

URA  AND UTL - UGANDA Uganda Telecom Ltd (UTL), a communications and information services provider has won a five year contract worth four million pound sterling ($7.6m) to provide and…

EVENTS

OPEN SOCIETY INITIATIVE FOR WEST AFRICA ACHIEVING AFFORDABLE BANDWIDTH: A WORKSHOP ON THE DEVELOPMENT AND OPENING UP OF ICT INFRASTRUCTURE IN WEST AND CENTRAL AFRICA 26-28 October 2005, Dakar, Senegal…

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Developing & Implementing National ICT Policies in Africa3 - 7 September 2007, Digital Bridge Institute, Abuja, NigeriaThe workshop will offer a pragmatic approach to the evaluation and assessment of national…

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* SENIOR SAP ISU/AMI CONSULTANT   Cape Town   South AfricaYoung, Dynamic International Company is offering an opportunity of a lifetime...If you have SAP ISU/AMI experience/knowledge don’t let this slip through your…

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WAPA announces new team for industry’s challenges in 2014The Wireless Access Providers’ Association (WAPA), a non-profit organisation acting as a collective voice for independent wireless operators in South Africa, announces…

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M4JAM announces appointment of Brett StClairBrett StClair has joined M4JAM (Money for Jam), the microjobbing startup that has taken South African brands and consumers by storm. StClair’s 10 years of…

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* Rwanda Development Board and Rwanda Civil Aviation Rwanda Development Board/Information Technology (RDB/IT) yesterday signed an agreement with the Rwanda Civil Aviation Authority (RCAA) that will see the two agencies…

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* FRAUD PREVENTION AND REVENUE ASSURANCE MEA 1-2 July 2008,Dubai UAE ViB events’ Fraud Prevention and Revenue Assurance MENA will bring together telecoms operators and industry experts to discuss the…

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Mike Frayne, co-founder and former executive Chairman of Intec Telecom Systems, joins VoluBill as a non -executive Director.

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Danish ICT Management is presently looking for experts who have an interest in the following position:Project title: Development of a portal and clearinghouse for the Small Island Developing States (SIDS)Application…

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* INEC Shortlists Zinox, Haier to Supply Ddc Machines -Signs Contract Next WeekAbuja — In what appears to be a recurring decimal, the Independent National Electoral Commission has for the…

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DXX Network DesignerPosted date: Thu, 19th FebLocation: Western Africa• Experience in audit and optim projectProducing design specifications for each site and network element in the network,• Make traffic modeling and…

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* Content Manager Web And Wap – Eastern Africa The client is looking for a high level Content Manager for this six month (extendable) contract. You will be expected to;…

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MEETING AFRICA’S BANKING NEEDS: WORLD-CLASS OR ALL-CLASS BANKING SYSTEMS?” 5-8 February 2007, Nairobi, Kenya The African Banking Technology Conference will provide the region’s banking community with in-depth briefings from African…

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* A change of guard has been announced at the Nigerian Telecommunications Limited (NITEL). Following the voluntary retirement of Adegbuji from the services of the company as managing director/chief executive…

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ZTE inks Tunisian network dealChinese vendor ZTE has signed a contract with Tunisie Telecom to deploy a national transmission network in Tunisia. Under the contract, ZTE will deploy infrastructure covering…

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Africa IT & Telecom Forum 201526 -27 March 2015 AbidjanHow Africa will manage its digital transformation?Share the experience and success of policy makers in the development sector.For further information click…

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* UTL and Credit Reference Bureau - Uganda Ugandan telecom (utl) has won the multi-million shilling deal to host the databases of the Credit Reference Bureau (CRB). The central bank…

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SENIOR LEVEL OPPORTUNITIES IN ICT – EAST AFRICA The company is a key player in the Information, Communications and Technology (ICT) sector within the East Africa region and has interests…

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* South African business e-mail solutions provider Rocketseed has appointed Mark Williams as its new MD

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* Grintek has confirmed that its CEO, Shaun Liebenberg, has resigned to take up the post of CEO designate at Denel. Although the resignation is with effect from 15 April,…

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AFNOG MEETING TO BE HELD IN KAMPALA (JUNE 2003) http://hotelafricana.com NETWORKING AFRICA’S FUTURE: LESSONS OF EMPOWERMENT FROM COMMUNITIES 13-16 APRIL KWA MARITANE, SOUTH AFRICA info@acacia.org.za IN BRIEF www.col.org/copyright If our…

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AfricaCom 201213th-15th November 2012, CTICC, Cape Town, South AfricaThe digital ecosystem will take centre stage at AfricaCom 2012, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, 13 – 15 November 2012. …

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2nd Annual Cloud World Forum Africa23rd-24th April 2013Sandton Sun Hotel, Johannesburg, South AfricaCombining the Cloud Computing World Forum Africa and Cloud Africa, this two day conference and exhibition covers every…

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Web Developer / Programmer1    Company: Pamoja Media East Africa Ltd    Deadline: Wednesday 28th August 2013    Location: NairobiJob DescriptionPamoja Media East Africa is an online marketing agency that builds applications to…

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* The management of Celtel Nigeria has announced the departure of Henry Imaseka and Tito Alai from the company's board. In a related development, the Management of Celtel Nigeria has…

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- The top officials of recently privatised fixed line and mobile operators Gamtel and Gamcel have been sacked by the companies’ new owners, Lebanese holding group Spectrum Group. Katim Touray,…

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GLOBACOM AND ALCATEL - NIGERIA Nigeria's second national operator (SNO) in telecommunication Globacom and global solutions provider Alcatel-Lucent have entered into a $600 million (about N78 billion) network expansion deal.…

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- VOIP AFRICA 2006 05-09 June 2006, Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa VoIP Africa 2006 will be IIR's second African forum focusing on the crucial, and interrelated, topics…

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PREPAID MOBILE – AFRICA Monday 27th-Thursday 30th June 2005, Cape Town, South Africa Strand Street - Holiday Inn, Cape Town Internationally prepaid has clearly emerged as the payment method of…

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5th Africa Economic Forum 20117-9 March 2011, Cape Town, South Africa Venue BMW Pavilion, V&A WaterfrontOur 5th Africa Economic Forum 2011 (AEF-2011) in Cape Town at the BMW-Imax Theatre, with…

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Orange Business Services appoints new General Manager in MEAOrange Business Services, the business services arm of France Telecom-Orange and one of the Middle East’s major ICT employers, has appointed Jean-Luc…

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* ICT AFRICA 13-15 February 2008, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia ICT Africa 2008 offers: A Plenary session featuring policy makers, Business leaders and key ICT research leaders High quality, peer reviewed…

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IMPLEMENTING SUCCESSFUL PROJECTS- ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING (ERP) TRAINING WORKSHOP Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, 18 - 19 October 2007 This two-day Training Workshop will be presented by Vision Software of Canada,…

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Mobile operator MTN has appointed CEOs for its Rwanda and Swaziland operations. Themba Khumalo, currently CEO of MTN Swaziland, has been appointed as the new CEO of MTN Rwanda. Additionally,…

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[HIPSSA/CA-4] Calls for Applications for the development of ECCAS model laws on electronic communications For this HIPSSA project’s activity implemented in collaboration with the Economic Community of Central African States…

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Broadband World Forum 201520-22 October 2015Excel Centre, LondonBroadband World Forum is one of the world’s largest telecoms, media & technology events with over 7,800 senior executives from across the globe.For…

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* Operations Manager – Congo (Brazaville) The company is looking for an experienced and mature O&M Engineer to lead a team of 4 O&M engineers ( Core Network, IN, OSS,…

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- THE AFRICAN E-GOV FORUM'07  27th - 29th March 2007, Accra, Ghana The forum in Accra, Ghana, will discuss pan-African issues and methodologies within E-Governance.The event will provide a unique…

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- GILAT AND ANGOLA TELECOM Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. will provide Angola Telecom with a satellite transmission link to expand the existing fixed and cellular backhaul infrastructure. The company said…

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* David Meintjes has taken the decision to step down as CEO of UUNET SA, and to consult to UUNET on its corporate development strategy. His decision came as a…

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* Yesse Oenga has been appointed as the news Managing Director of Celtel Uganda. Oenga has been with Celtel for one and half years prior to coming to Uganda. Previous…

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EAST AFRICA FINANCE AND IT CONFERENCE, 25-26 NOVEMBER 2003 Hotel Inter-Continental Nairobi, Kenya 25-26 November 2003 Theme: "Integrating IT into the Banking Business Model" In Association with Kenya Bankers Association…

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- Selwyn Watkins has been appointed as Managing Director of MTI Engineering Services Limited in Nigeria.

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ALGERIE TELECOM AND SIEMENS - ALGERIA Siemens has won a EUR7 million (USD9.3 million) contract from Algérie Télécom for the supply of wireless broadband equipment, including 12,000 wireless LAN access…

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- Spectrum management training workshop 3 - 7 April 2006 Grand Palm Hotel, Gaborone, Botswana For futher information contact in the UK Segun GEORGE Kemilinks International Tel +44 793 909…

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Invitation to Tender – Botswana Telecommunications AuthorityProvision of Consultancy Services for the Development of a National Broadband Strategy for Botswana – Tender No: BTA/PT/005/2011-12To download the Tender Document click here:

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- Nigerian, Adekunle Awobodu, is now flying the nation's flag high in far away Iran, where he has just been appointed the Chief Financial Officer for MTN IranCell.

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* Johannesburg Stock Exchange and EMC - South Africa EMC, the world leader in information infrastructure solutions, was recently awarded a tender to supply an enterprise storage solution to the…

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ComBIT AFRICA 2-4 November 2009, Lagoon Conference Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos AITEC has been commissioned to organise this leading annual ICT expo hosted by the Association of Telecommunications Companies of…

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- Blaise Compaoré, President of Burkina Faso, has been appointed Chairman of the International Advisory Board (IAB) of the International Multilateral Partnership Against Cyber Threats (IMPACT), which serves at the…

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 Managed Services World Congress 201218 – 19 September 2012, Maritim Pro Arte Hotel, Berlin, GermanyWith Managed Service business models evolving in new and exciting directions, it’s time to reassess the…

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* The Shuttleworth Foundation’s open philanthropy fellow, Mark Surman will be moving to the Mozilla Foundation where he has been appointed executive director and will continue his work in open…

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* Qualcomm in South Africa is looking for an Office Administrator who can also take on web site development/maintenance in its Johannesburg office. Office Administrator: >> Will provide office administration…

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-The former chief executive of South Africa's fixed-line phone company Telkom received shares worth 3.7 million rand when he resigned at the end of last month, the company said last…

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Arabic Infographic Competition promoted by GoogleWith the Arabic Web Days program, the company wants to increase the amount of online content in ArabicAnother great news for those involved with infographic…

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Professor Stanislaus Bernard Lwakabamba assumes the Chair of UbuntuNet Alliance from 15 April 2013Lilongwe, Malawi. UbuntuNet Alliance, the regional research and education network for Southern and Eastern Africa announces the…

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- The Vodacom Group Limited has announced that its Chief Communications Officer Dot Field has resigned. Vodacom Group Limited CEO Pieter Uys said Field had been with the company for…

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* 6th ANNUAL CTO FORUM 6-8 October 2008, Abuja, Nigeria If you are a telecom or satellite operator, equipment supplier, software developer, solution provider, a consultant, or any other stakeholder…

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*Communications Minister Siphiwe Nyanda needs to appear before Parliament's communications portfolio committee to explain his reasons for dismissing his director general Mamodupi Mohlala, the DA said on Tuesday.*Telkom last week…

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Unix System Administration Workshop For Eastern and Central Africa Women Engineers11th - 15th  October, 2010 Nairobi, KenyaThe African Network Operators Group (AfNOG: http://www.afnog.org ) invites women engineers from Eastern and…

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AITEC East Africa East Africa Summit2-3 November, Kenyatta International Conference Centre, NairobiEast Africa has become one of the fastest growing ICT investment markets and the region's ICT Summit it designed…

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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…

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* 11th EAST AFRICAN POWER INDUSTRY CONVENTION 11-13 August 2009, Kilimanjaro Hotel Kempinski, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Tanzania is proud host of the 11th EAPIC, which is the strategic regional…

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ISP FELLOWSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT The fellowship is designed for recent law graduates or Ph.Ds who are interested in careers in teaching and public service in any of the following areas: Internet…

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CAPACITY AFRICA 201021-22 October 2010, Nairobi, KenyaThe most comprehensive African wholesale telecoms conference bringing together local and regional fixed-line and mobile operators from across the continentFor further information visit Capacity…

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* According to International Telecoms Users Group Director Ewan Sutherland, monopolistic telcos across Africa are delaying the rollout of low cost VoIP technology because they are afraid of losing revenue…

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* US Ambassador Aurelia Brazeal to Ethiopia said last week"...there are some things that investors look at that are not quite here yet: an open telecommunications market. Investors have got…

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CISCO INNOVATION TOUR TO AFRICA TO BOOST CHANNEL PARTNER OPPORTUNITIES Cisco Systems executives will undertake a tour of five major African countries in March to provide its African business partners…

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AGGREY TASKS GOVT ON FUNDING Founder and CEO of Nigeria's MTS Firstwireless Richmond Aggrey says that the Government needs to facilitate funding of the emerging telecommunications industry if what has…

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* Following elections, the South African government has created a Science and Technology Department and its first new Minister is Mosibudi Mangena. Mbeki said during the announcement of his cabinet…

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THE KENYA NATIONAL ICT CONVENTION (MARCH 23 - 25, 2004) Event Details: The convention will incorporate the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) Conference: Implementing the WSIS Action Plan and ea.telecom: The…

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CALL FOR PAPERSFifth IEEE/ACM International Conference on Information and CommunicationTechnologies and DevelopmentGeorgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta GA USAConference dates: March 12-16, 2012Paper submission deadline: July 22, 2011 (11:59pm UTC)  Conference…

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BRAIN CONFERENCE OF DECEMBER 19-21, 2004 AT SAFARI PARK HOTEL This conference has brought home over 50 Kenyan professionals in the diaspora, who would like to explore collaboration opportunities. This…

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* Stakeholders in the Nigerian telecommunication sector including the country's High Commissioner to Britain, Dr Christopher Kolade have condemned the high GSM tariffs in Nigeria at the 3rd Nigerian International…

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ITU TELECOM AFRICA 2004 (3-7 MAY 2004) Telecom Africa 2004, which will take place at the Cairo International Conference Center aims at bringing markets closer to share the growth of…

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AITEC Banking & Mobile Money15 - 16 July 2014Eko Hotel, Lagos NigeriaDear Colleague,For a number of reasons, including the recent dismissal of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria,…

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* Call for Mentors – South Africa tamzin@citi.org.za 1. Your CV 2. Your business website address 3. Motivation letter describing why you are a suitable mentor. http://www.citi.org.za/grow/the-2008-mentorship-project

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Netxcell Limited, one of India’s leading telecom technology solutions providers; announced the appointment of Ms. Abimbola Kazeem; a native of Nigeria (Africa) to Netxcell’s core team in Africa. Ms. Kazeem…

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Expert Siemens/ NSN Base Station O&M engineers (GEMINI).The client is looking for an Expert who have 5+ years in 2G/3G radio optimisation with Nokia (Ex-N) radio networks and having Gemini…

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Africa: Ory Okolloh Departs Google for OmidyarOmidyar Network today announced that Ory Okolloh has joined as a director, investments within the philanthropic investment firm's government transparency initiative. Okolloh will help…

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Alcatel-Lucent appoints new MEA channel marketing headAlcatel-Lucent has expanded its enterprise channel support team with the appointment of Manish Punjabi as its new channel marketing manager for the Middle East…

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Mahindra Comviva, the global leader in providing mobile VAS and financial solutions, has announced the appointment of Patrick Allainguillaume as the new Global Market Unit Head and part of the…

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- Namibian mobile operator, Cell One has announced the reassignment of Lars Christian Iuel by Telenor. He will take up a new executive position at Telenor in South East Asia.…

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* Jacques Arsène Louari is now Burkina Faso’s Minister of Post and Telecommunications. He replaces Jean Z. Ouédraogo. * Dr Hasmukh Gajjar has been appointed as an executive director to…

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5th Africa Economic Forum 20117-9 March 2011, Cape Town, South Africa Our 5th Africa Economic Forum 2011 (AEF-2011) in Cape Town at the BMW-Imax Theatre, with Africa Exhibition, over 7-9th…

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The Director General of the Telecommunication Agency of Côte d'Ivoire (ATCI), Arthur Alloco, has been dismissed. The decision was taken by the Board at its meeting on "transitional measures for…

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* 3RD ANNUAL DIGITAL BROADCASTING SWITCHOVER FORUM 29 Jan – 1 Feb 2008, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa Covering National Switchover Frameworks and Planning, the Digital Dividend, the Results of WRC…

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* Eyal Copitt has been appointed as the District Manager (Africa) at Network Appliance Inc. (NetApp), a unified storage solutions provider. Copitt will be leaving his position as Gilat Satcom's…

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WEST AFRICAN INTERNET FORUM, ABUJA (26-28 AUGUST 2003) Following the East African Internet Forum at ACT 2002 in Nairobi last year, and the Southern African Internet Forum organized by AITEC…

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Account Manager – Mobile Telecoms Solutions - South AfricaWorking for an international mobile telecoms vendor. You will bring your experience of selling to mobile telecoms operators in South Africa and…

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* Technical advice for the setting up of a video- conference system in the IOC and its member states We are presently searching for individual experts or a team to…

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- THIRD ANNUAL AFRICAN VOIP FORUM 21-23 August 2006, Muson Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria The event offers a high-powered educational opportunity for Africa’s ISPs, telecom operators and corporate VoIP…

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* Telecel Zimbabwe, the third largest cellular network in the country has confirmed  Rex Chibesa, as MD. Chibesa had been acting intermittently as MD for close to two years. His…

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- The Executive Director of Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), Patrick Masambu, has been elected the chairman of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) Council. - Chris Scoble, the former managing director…

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- HIGH SPEED ACCESS TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE 20 - 22 June 2006, CSIR Convention Centre, Pretoria, South Africa Chimwemwe.kainja@iqpc.co.za - GLOBAL EVENT ON DOMAIN NAMES AND ADDRESS SYSTEMS ON THE INTERNET…

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* The legendary Yossi Barkan, VP Sales of IP Planet has announced that he is leaving after five years. The company has recently been merged with Gilat. He will continue…

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Jason Njoku of iROKO Partners joins The Nigerian Stock Exchange as a Growth AmbassadorJason Njoku has been confirmed as an official Growth Ambassador for the Alternative Securities market (ASeM), a…

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- Dora Siliya, the Communications and Transport Minister of Zambia has resigned. - iBurst Africa, the high speed wireless, broadband internet service provider (ISP), has announced the appointment of Tony…

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* MIGRATION TOWARDS ALL-IP CONFERENCE 10-12 November 2008, Fun Valley Conference Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa The conference has been organized by the Communications Regulators’ Association of Southern Africa (CRASA) in…

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* TOSHIBA AND AL FUTTAIM TECHNOLOGIES - EAST AFRICA Toshiba recently appointed Al-Futtaim Technologies, a member of the Al-Futtaim Group’s electronics division, as distributors for its notebook PCs product range…

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* ERICSSON CUSTOMER PROJECT MANAGER - TUNISIA The company is looking for a Ericsson Customer Project Manager (CPM). Ideally you will have experience in Core project management. It would be…

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2ND ANNUAL POWER LINE COMMUNICATIONS IN AFRICA 2005 July 20 & 21, 2005 - CSIR International Convention Centre, Tshwane, Pretoria For more information: kallie.calitz@iqpc.co.za COMMUNITY INFORMATICS RESEARCH NETWORK 2005 CONFERENCE…

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* According to Mmegi Online, if Communications, Science and Technology minister, Boyce Sebetela had his way, the long awaited privatisation process would have been long set in motion. Sebetela is…

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The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation has announced that  Bashir Patel will become its new Director of Programmes and Business Development from Monday 2nd July.Printer vendor Xerox has appointed Natesh Mani director…

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The President of Information Technology Association of Nigeria, (ITAN), Dr Jimson Olufuye has been appointed by United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) as a representative to…

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Africa App Quest Challenge for Sub Saharan Africa DevelopersAnother chance for the Kenyan developers to make names for themselves.  Africa App Quest, which is being sponsored by Visa and South…

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* Elearning AFRICA 2009 4th International Conference on ICT for Development 27-29 May 2009, Dakar, Senegal eLearning Africa 2009 will welcome nearly 300 speakers from 50 countries to Dakar, Senegal.…

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* EAC Secretariat ICT Systems Assessment, Security Strategy and Policy Paper The objective of this assignment is to carry out the security and confidentiality assessment and develop a routine to…

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* TELECOM EGYPT, NORTEL AND ZHONE - EGYPT Telecom Egypt (TE) has contracted Nortel Networks and Zhone Technologies to enable the launch of VoIP and advanced data services across various…

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MISA LOOKING FOR TALENT! Deputy Regional Director/Programmes Manager The Media Institute of Southern Africa – the leading organisation advancing media freedom, free expression, media Independence and diversity in the region…

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SOUTHERN AFRICAN INTERNET FORUM, KWA MARITANE GAME LODGE, PILANESBERG, SOUTH AFRICA (11-13 APRIL 2003) The Southern African Internet Forum has three key objectives: 1. To help create a shared strategic…

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- SATWIBB AFRICA: AFRICAN SATELLITE & WIRELESS BROADBAND CONFERENCE & VOIP FORUM    EAST AFRICA: Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, 11-13 July 2007 WEST AFRICA: Muson Centre, Lagos, 21-23 August 2007Theme: ”Broadband…

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The 7th edition of DCD Converged Johannesburg  Monday, 13th October 2014Join us for this engaging learning opportunity and the chance to network with over 250 data center professionals.- IT &…

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E-commerce company Jumia Ivory Coast has appointed Francis Dufay as sole managing director (MD) following the appointment of his former co-MD Fatoumata Ba to the same position at Jumia Nigeria.Dufay…

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CALLING ALL INNOVATORS 2009 CONTEST Nokia is seeking mobile applications that improve the daily lives of millions of people living in rural and semi-urban areas worldwide. It can include applications…

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* Uganda Telecom and Huawei - Uganda Uganda telecom has signed an agreement with Huawei technologies to expand its existing Next Generation Network (NGN) - an investment of over US$10…

People

* Nitel Plc has approved the appointment of Tom Iseghohi as the new chairman of its Board of Directors and ratified the appointments of Mallam Sayyu Dantata and Olorogun O'tega…

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In South Africa, Hein Engelbrecht takes the reigns at Mecer as Dean Barkhuizen exits Branislav Zivkovic has been appointed as the MD of Lexmark International South Africa, replacing Hans Horn,…

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* The Department of Communications most senior public servant, director-general Andile Ngcaba, has resigned to pursue his own business interests within the ICT sector. Ngcaba told ItWeb that he intends…

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ERICSSON CUSTOMER WAREHOUSE CO-ORDINATOR – SOUTHERN AFRICAThe company is looking for a experienced Ericsson Customer Warehouse Co-ordinator that has at least 1-2 years experience, You need to have excellent Cutomer…

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ITU: HIPSSA CALL FOR APPLICATIONS Opened positions and requests for proposal: - G-3.1 (d) [WA]: Spectrum management expert specialized in cross-border coordination [EN] (Deadline February 11, 2011) click on the link…

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Africa: Liquid Telecom's NIC Rudnick Listed Among 100 Powerful Global Telecoms LeadersGlobal Telecoms Business has published The GTB Power100, its annual list of the 100 most powerful and influential people…

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Huawei-She Leads Africa Fellowship Deadline: April 30, 2015The Huawei-She Leads Africa Fellowship is the first program of its kind to provide female tech entrepreneurs from across Africa the opportunity to…

Contracts

* Rwanda Development Board and Cormatic - Rwanda The Rwanda Development Board/Information and Communication Technology, Tuesday signed a deal worth US $5.2m with a Swedish ICT firm, Coromatic, to establish…

Events

* ITU REGIONAL CYBERSECURITY FORUM FOR EASTERN AND SOUTHERN AFRICA 25-28 August 2008, Lusaka, Zambia The purpose of the forum is to identify the main challenges faced by countries in…

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- GVF OIL & GAS COMMUNICATIONS: NORTH AFRICA & MIDDLE EAST CONFERENCE 2007 30th & 31st May, Cairo, Egypt, plus pre-Conference Technology Open Day, 29th May.  This second annual event,…

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* Kelvin Reynolds has resigned after just over two years as managing director and just under five months as vice-president within the organisation. * Greg Wyler, the American proprietor of…

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IT CONFIDENCE 2004 (18 FEBRUARY 2004) The IT Confidence 2004 event, hosted by ITWeb in association with Brainier Capital, will create a unique platform for the key JSE-listed IT companies…

CONTRACTS: WHO'S SELLING WHAT TO WHOM?

GLOBACOM AND SHELL – NIGERIAGlobacom emerged as the official telecoms partner for Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC). Under the partnership, Globacom will provide telecom infrastructure such as Base Transceiver Stations…

Contracts

SEA-ME-WE and Alcatel-Lucent – North AfricaThe co-owners of the South East Asia-Middle East-Western Europe 4 (SEA-ME-WE 4) international submarine cable system have selected Alcatel-Lucent and Ciena Corporation for a network…

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- The World Economic Forum has named Brian Herlihy, Seacom Executive Director among the Young Global Leaders 2012.

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CompTIA’s 5TH ANNUAL TRENDS IN CLOUD COMPUTING13-14 April 2015, Habtoor Grand Hotel, DubaiWelcome back to the Cloud World Forum MENA – the Middle East & North Africa’s Leading Cloud Computing…

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* IDRC Internship Awards The IDRC Internship awards provide exposure to research for international development through a program of training in research management and grant administration under the guidance of…

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CUSTOMER OPERATIONS DIRECTOR – ALGERIA The client is a large telecoms operator which operates in the Middle East and Africa The Customer Operations Director will be responsible for the overall…

EVENTS

WSA Gala, 16 November 2005, Tunis, Tunisia http://www.wsis-award.org/index.php?folder=39 4th Nigeria Telecom Summit, 7-8 November 2005, Abuja, Nigeria Hosted Nigerian Communications Commission and the theme is "Consolidating growth in the telecom…

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http://www.infoDev.org If our correspondent is "off the mark" or you have factual amendments, mail them to us and we will include them in subsequent News Updates. If you'd like to…

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CTA-NEPAD Photo and Essay Competitions WinnersIt is with great pleasure that the New Partnership for Africa’s Development Planning and Coordinating Agency (NEPAD Agency) and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and…

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Neotel - South Africa Telecoms operator Neotel is about to sign a distribution deal with a national chain store to make it easier to sell its services to consumers. One…

People

- Lyndall Shope-Mafole has been re-elected to a second term as South Africa’s Communications Department’s Director-General. - Actor Omar Sharif is to voice the new commercials for MTC’s brand make-over…

CONTRACTS: WHO'S SELLING WHAT TO WHOM?

TELECOM EGYPT AND ERICSSON – EGYPT Ericsson has been selected by Telecom Egypt for the expansion of its transport network in the Nile Delta area. The Ericsson solution will provide…

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- STOCKHOLM CHALLENGE AWARD 2006 invites excellent ICT projects from all over the world to compete for the prestigious Challenge trophies. The Challenge is searching for the best initiatives that…

People

* Eyal Copitt has been appointed as the District Manager (Africa) at Network Appliance Inc. (NetApp), a unified storage solutions provider. Copitt will be leaving his position as Gilat Satcom's…

People

Bharti Airtel's Ghana subsidiary has named a Vodafone executive as its new Managing Director. Lucy Quist is joining Airtel Ghana from Vodafone Ghana where she has been the Director for…

Events

- ICT AFRICA 2007 October 1-5, 2007, Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Nairobi, Kenya ICT Africa is an annual continental information and communications technology conference addressing all aspects of ICT development…

Events

THIRD ANNUAL AFRICAN VOIP FORUM 21-23 August 2006, Muson Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria The event offers a high-powered educational opportunity for Africa’s ISPs, telecom operators and corporate VoIP users.…

people

* Could former SABC CEO Dali Mpofu or former Vodacom CEO Alan Knott-Craig be approached to take the reins at listed telecommunications group Telkom? Mpofu and Knott-Craig are two of…

People

Emma Kaye, CEO of bozza.mobi was elected one of Africa's top ten women in science and technology- In the spirit of celebrating African excellence, ITNewsAfrica decided to profile 10 African…

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National Enterprise ConferenceJanuary 26, 2013University of Lagos, Yaba.Themed 'Our generation needs to get to work', several of the speakers have been recognised by The Future Awards for their outstanding efforts…

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AITEC Banking & Mobile Money15 - 16 July 2014Eko Hotel, Lagos NigeriaDear Colleague,For a number of reasons, including the recent dismissal of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria,…

People

* Former Chief Executive Officer of MTS First, Danmole Oyesiku, has been employed as Chief Technical Officer (CTO) by Emerging Markets Telecommunications Services Limited (EMTS) popularly known in Nigeria as…

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eLearning Africa 2008 Opens Call for Proposals The 3rd eLearning Africa conference, which will take place from May 28 to 30, 2008, in Ghana's capital Accra, has opened its Call…

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Michael Foley resigned from its position at Tunisie Telecom. He was appointed as Chief Entreprise Transformation Officer by Dubai Holding which has a majority stake in Tunisie Telecom. Robert Gumede…

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* MGW O&M ENGINEER – KENYA The company is currently looking for an MGw O&M Engineer with at least 2 years proven Media Gateway (MGw) Administration, MGw activities in telecoms…

Events

*MOBIFEST 2010NIGERIANigeria’s first and largest mobile application event will be in Lagos less than two weeks and a key focus for this inaugural event is not surprisingly – Mobile applications…

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The African Child On-line Protection education & Awareness centre (ACOPEA) seeks partnersMission and goals:ACOPEA aims to promote Africa wide awareness on the importance of child safety in the online world,…

People

- Eaton Towers, the African tower ownership and management company, has appointed Gareth Townley as Managing Director and Adnan Quddus as Chief Financial Officer of its Ghanaian operations. Gareth Townley has…

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* CAPACITY MIDDLE EAST & NORTH AFRICA 2008 25th – 26th February 2008, Dubai Now in its 3rd successful year Capacity Middle East & North Africa 2008 provides the leading…

Contracts

Uganda: Warid Telecom and Motorola Motorola has announced that it has been selected by Warid Telecom Uganda to design and deploy an 802.16e WiMAX network. Under the terms of the…

EVENTS

DIGITAL BROADCASTING SWITCHOVER FORUM 200729th January – 1st February 2007. InterContinental Sandton Sun & Towers, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa Hosted by ICASA and organised by the CTO the digital switch-over…

PEOPLE

- Mthunzi Mdwaba, executive chairman of Torque IT, has been elected as chairman of the Black Information Technology Forum (BITF) Gauteng region. Mdwaba will represent the region for the next…

People

- Former Acer South Africa country manager, Graham Braum, has stepped up to the position of regional manager for the entire Africa and Levant (Jordan and Lebanon) region. - The…

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*Performance Analyst (1000045)Parvana Strategic Sourcing (PTY) Ltd Job Title: Performance AnalystJob Type: PermanentJob ID: 1000045City: Cape TownCountry: South AfricaDescription:Main Role:• Our Client’s Performance team is seeking a well-organized, highly motivated…

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Listed cellular infrastructure company Africa Cellular Towers has appointed a new FD. The company last week told shareholders Pieter Nicolaas would take up the position from the beginning of this…

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Managed Services World Congress 201218 – 19 September 2012, Maritim Pro Arte Hotel, Berlin, GermanyWith Managed Service business models evolving in new and exciting directions, it’s time to reassess the…

People

Telkom SA appoints new GCEOIn South Africa, the Telkom Board has announced the appointment of telecommunications executive Sipho Maseko as Group Chief Executive Officer and executive director of Telkom Group…

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* SOLUTION MANAGER VAS – CONGO DRC The company is looking for a skilled Solution manager with experience in VAS. Responsibilities include: discuss end-to end solution with customer; support scoping…

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CALL CENTRE MANAGER – NORTH AFRICA Call Centre Manager required to set up and manage a new contact centre. Telecoms experience would be useful as would experience in African countries.…

EVENTS

GSM IN EAST AND CENTRAL AFRICA 2005 2 and 3 June in Mombasa, Kenya. For further information on the GSM in East & Central Africa 2005, you may visit: http://www.gsmconferences.com/gsmceafrica/main_default.asp…

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2010 EURO-AFRICA COOPERATION FORUM IN ICT RESEARCH 3rd February 2010, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 2010 Euro-Africa Cooperation Forum in ICT Research The event is being organised by the Seventh Framework Programme…

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5th Africa Economic Forum 20117-9 March 2011, Cape Town, South Africa Venue BMW Pavilion, V&A Waterfront Our 5th Africa Economic Forum 2011 (AEF-2011) in Cape Town at the BMW-Imax Theatre,…

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Vodacom hosts the first SA Women’s Developer WorkshopVodacom is hosting South Africa’s first Women’s Developer Workshop which is aimed at providing South African women with the practical skills needed to…

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2nd Annual Cloud World Forum Africa23rd-24th April 2013Sandton Sun Hotel, Johannesburg, South AfricaCombining the Cloud Computing World Forum Africa and Cloud Africa, this two day conference and exhibition covers every…

People

Uganda Telecom announces new chairmanFixed line, mobile and internet provider Uganda Telecom (UTL) has appointed a new chairman and three board members following years of uncertainty at the telecoms company.Former…

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* Messaging company Acision has appointed Tony Morrish as Senior Vice President and General Manager for Europe, Russia and Africa. Morrish joins Acision from Sonus Networks, where he was Vice…

Contracts

* Etisalat Misr and Ericsson - Egypt Swedish vendor Ericsson has signed a contract with Egyptian cellco Etisalat Misr to expand its GSM/W-CDMA/HSPA network, bringing Misr’s total investments with the…

CONTRACTS: WHO'S SELLING WHAT TO WHOM?

ICT PARK EL GHAZALA AND SCS – TUNISIA Tunisian-French technological cooperation was recently boosted with the recent signing in Tunis of an agreement cooperation protocol between the consortium made of…

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WOMEN IN BUSINESS AND ICT'S ADVISOR The assignment is likely to last up to six months under the following terms: Settling in grant, personal accident insurance; economy class return ticket;…

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ISOC Next Generation Leaders (NGL) programme The Internet Society (ISOC) is happy to announce a new programme beginning in 2010: the ISOC Next Generation Leaders (NGL) programme. The NGL was…

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IP Network Design Engineer - Telecom Services Company - South AfricaA major provider of pan African network services, which delivers high quality connectivity solutions to hundreds of network operators. They're…

People

- Following the reshuffling of Uganda’s Cabinet, veteran politician Aggrey Awori who was the Minister in charge of Information & Communication Technology(ICT) has lost that post to Nduggu Ruhakana Rugunda.-…

Events

eGov Kenya 20-21 March 2014Brackenhurst Conference CentreNairobi, KenyaeGov Kenya will provide an intensive two-day briefing for CFOs and CIOs from each county to empower them with the insights and knowledge…

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* TECHNOLOGY TIMES OUTLOOK 2009 BUSINESS SUMMIT 24 February 2009, Muson Centre, Lagos, Nigeria The 2009 edition of the forum under the theme, "See...very far ahead" is the second edition…

PEOPLE

* AITEC has recruited Peter Redlinghuys as Group MD. Peter was previously head of African marketing for NCC Education and then Business Development Manager for Soft-Tech in Tanzania. AITEC has…

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- Egyptian carrier Orascom Telecom announced a shake up of its leadership team, promoting chief operating officer Khaled Bichara to the position of group chief executive officer. - Firetide Inc,…

Contracts

Cell C and ZTE – South Africa Chinese equipment vendor ZTE has announced that it has entered into a network supply and a managed services contract with Cell C, South…

Contracts

Cell C and Huawei – South AfricaHuawei Technologies (“Huawei”), a provider of next generation telecommunications network solutions, announced the successful live deployment of a New Generation Business Support System (NGBSS)…

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West & Central Africa Com 15-16 June 2011, Dakar, SenegalFor more information click here:TMT Finance & INvestment Africa17 June, 2011Venue, LondonThe second TMT Finance & Investment Africa Summit - Defining…

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­The government of Swaziland has sacked the entire Board of Directors at the state-owned telco/regulator, the Swaziland Post and Telecommunications Corporation (SPTC). Although no reason was given by the Minister…

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PROVISION OF CONSOLIDATED ICT REGULATORY MANAGEMENT SERVICES - MALAWI Malawi’s Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) has published a request for proposal for the provision of Consolidated ICT Regulatory Management Services. MACRA…

EVENTS

- ITU Workshop to Survey RFID Standards 14-15 February 2006, ITU Headquarters, Geneva For further information please consult http://www.itu.int/newsroom/press_releases/2006/Advisory-01.html - Corporate Network Management Forum: LANs, WANs, VPNs, Multimedia, VoIP, Security:…

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CUSTOMER SERVICE & CONTACT CENTRE WEST AFRICA 24-25 November 2009, Oriental Hotel, Lagos This year’s theme is “Achieving excellence in Customer Service & Increasing Market Share during an Economic Downturn”,…

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HIPSSA Project – Consulting Opportunities[HIPSSA/G-5] Call for Applications related the Regulatory Auditing and Cost Modeling in Sub-Sahara Africa projectFor this HIPSSA project's activity a team of five consultants and one…

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TDR Deputy PM / Database Manager – RwandaPact is a non-profit international development organization with a purpose to enable poor and marginalized people in the developing world to earn a…

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World Economic Forum chooses SEACOM’s Brian Herlihy as a Young Global Leader for 2012 Brian Herlihy, Executive Director at SEACOM, has been named as one of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF’s)…

People

Botswana's Orange has named Philippe Baudin as its new CEO, replacing Elisabeth Meduo-Badang who is moving to the company's operations in Cameroon.

Contracts

Cielux and Alvarion - Congo DRC Alvarion has announced it has been chosen by Cielux Telecom for a full turnkey WiMAX project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Using…

PEOPLE

- Bill Hoggarth, country manager of SAS a software company has become responsible for directly overseeing the Africa and Middle East region. - Professor Peter E Kinyanjui has been appointed…

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* HOSTING JINX 2006/2009 The call for proposals for the hosting of JINX for the2006-2009 has been launched by ISPA. Proposals have to be submitted by 17:00 on Tuesday, 28…

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Customer Support Engineer (Dwdm, Sdh) - Angola Customer Engineer required to provide first level technical support for customer queries. You would also be involved in sw maintenance, upgrades, audits, install/commissioning/integration…

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Bharti-Airtel  and  Huawei - AfricaBharti Airtel, a telecommunications company with operations in 19 countries across Asia and Africa, said it has signed an agreement with Huawei, to modernize and expand…

Contracts

Mi-Fone and Opera - AfricaMi-Fone and Opera Software have partnered. The agreement will see all data capable Mi-Fones pre installed with the Opera Mini browser. Mi- Fone is one of…

People

- Ghanaian information technology (IT) guru, Herman Chinery-Hesse is listed 62 among the top 100 global thinkers list published by the Foreign Policy magazine November 28, 2011. According to the…

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Create your own SMS application with ForgetMeNot Africa and launch it on the Econet Zimbabwe networkThere’s an amazing opportunity in Zimbabwe to create your own apps business. ForgetMeNot Africa, Jumpstart…

Events

The Social Media Week Lagos Team is excited to announce that our official schedule is now LIVE and registration is open!  At present we have 84 events scheduled and will…

People

One Channel Botswana acquires top technical skillsAs part of its future growth strategy, One Channel Botswana has announced that it is acquiring top industry skills. The company has appointed Obakeng…

EVENTS

- BROADBAND SUMMIT 2007 26-27 February 2007, Southern Sun, Grayston, South Africa South Africa faces a huge broadband demand, from all sides. However, the broadband access media and business strategies…

CONTRACTS: WHO'S SELLING WHAT TO WHO?

* ORASCOM TELECOM AND DITECH COMMUNICATIONS -Orascom Telecom has ordered a voice quality assurance platform from Ditech Communications for use on its subsidiary networks in Pakistan (Mobilink) and Algeria (Djezzy).…

PEOPLE

* Fintech Group out-going chief executive, Tony Githuku, said the industry needs incentive schemes for software export, such as export compensation and tougher legislation on protection. "Though the industry can…

Contracts

Synchronica – West Africa Synchronica plc, a mobile email and data synchronisation provider has announced that it has received a purchase order for US$ 197,000 for an initial 20,000 user…

Events

Nigeria Com20 - 21 September, 2011, Lagos, NigeriaThe 2nd annual Nigeria Com returns to Lagos. Gain unique market perspectives and insights from a 40 strong speaker-line up including 25+ Operator…

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Alcatel NMS Engineer, Location: CameroonPosted date: Fri, 2nd DecNMS Engineer – CameroonAlcatel Lucent, NMSMy client is a global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions are currently seeking an NMS…

Events

AITEC East Africa ICT Summit 201518-19 February 2015Kenya School Of Monetary Studies Nairobi, KenyaThrough its range of in-depth specialist Forums, AITEC East Africa 2015 will provide a unique platform for…

People

- Former Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) councillor Mamodopi Mohlala, who currently heads up the Pension Funds Adjudicator, has been appointed as director-general of the Department of Communications…

People

Jean-Michel Latute has been appointed as the new CEO of Orange in Cameroon.

JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIES

ERICSSON CUSTOMER PROJECT MANAGER – SOUTHERN AFRICA The company is looking for an experienced Ericsson Customer Project Manager. Must have at previous experience on Ericsson Project Management. The ideal candidate…

PEOPLE INTERVIEW

MARTIN JARROLD OF GVF ON CHANGES IN THE WEST AFRICAN SATELLITE MARKET Q: What have the trends been regarding the adoption of Satellite communication solutions in West Africa? One quite…

PEOPLE

* Free Software Foundation(FSF) founder Richard Stallman last week opened the Idlelo Digital Commons conference in Cape Town, South Africa, with a stinging attack on the open source movement. Stallman,…

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Events:

* Telecoms World Africa 31 August - 4 September 2009, Cape Town international Convention Centre - Cape Town Telecoms World Africa is an established forum for the communications sector in…

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* 7th IWEEK ANNUAL CONFERENCE 17 - 19 September 2008, Johannesburg, South Africa iWeek has become a critical calendar entry for everyone with a stake in the Internet sector and…

CONTRACTS: WHO'S SELLING WHAT TO WHOM?

NEOTEL, CISCO AND DIMENSION DATA – SOUTH AFRICA Neotel has awarded components of its infrastructure roll-out to Cisco, through its partner, Dimension Data Africa. The two companies will provide the…

PEOPLE

* Tracey Newman, managing director of FrontRange Solutions South Africa, is to leave the company at the end of April for personal reasons. Newman has been with FrontRange Solutions South…

PEOPLE

* Egypt's GSM network operator, Mobinil has elected Iskander Naguib Shalaby as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Company. The Board says that it has reached this decision after…

EVENTS

IMPLEMENTING THE WSIS ACTION, NAIROBI (25-26 MARCH 2004) Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Implementing the WSIS Action Plan A unique conference for policy-makers, ICT activists and action-oriented private sector organizations Safari Park…

EVENTS

A UNIVERSAL MODEL FOR THE FIRST MILE NETWORK ACCESS IN RURAL AREAS? (5-6 JUNE 2003) The UN ICT Task Force and Sida are arranging a workshop on this theme. The…

People

- MTN Group has announces the appointment of Ignatius Sehoole as Vice President for the South and East Africa (SEA) Region. He will take over from Mr Tim Lowry whose…

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Facebook’s First Ever African Hackathon To Hold In South AfricaFacebook will on September 18 host its first Creative Shop Hackathon in Africa, as attention turns to Africa’s creative sector.The workshop,…

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Alcatel Lucent 3g Optimisation Engineer – West Africa Alcatel Lucent 3G Optimisation Engineer is needed by a major client.You will have very good technical experience of 3G Optimisation working Alcatel…

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* 2nd awareness workshop organized by the EuroAfrica-ICT Project The workshop will be held at Protea Hotel, Kampala on October 20 & 21, 2008. It is organized by Makerere University,…

PEOPLE

* Mascom Chief Executive Officer, Jose Antonio Ferreira said this week that he is moving on to other challenges after five years of service at the largest mobile phone service…

EVENTS

- WIMAX & CDMA FORUM 24-26 April, VW Conference Centre, Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa The event is being supported by the international CDMA Development Group (CDG) and will include the…

EVENTS

- Workshop on Information and Knowledge Man Organised by TzDG and AITEC, 28 November-2nd December 2005, Arusha, Tanzania For more information contact: ikm@esrf.or.tz - Capacity Building in Engineering Towards Achieving…

PEOPLE

-South Africa's fixed-line phone carrier Telkom has appointed Thami Msimango as Chief Technical Officer after a management shake-up, the company said on Thursday. Msimango replaces Reuben September, who was named…

PEOPLE AT ACT 2004

* On theme of the conference, partnership: Conference Sean Moroney, AITEC gave an example of how they can go wrong. Conference sponsor Intel had said it would provide a conference…

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onyeomam@starcomms.com maiso@actionaiduganda.org http://www.aec.at/de/prix/communities/communities.asp • South African echnology companies will soon be invited to bid for a tender worth at least R2bn to supply computers and printers to every government department.…

People

- Cina Lawson  has been appointed as the new Minister of Post and Telecommunications of Togo.- Polycom has appointed Keith Carter as the telepresence company's vice-president for channel partners in…

Events

Unix System Administration Workshop For Eastern and Central Africa Women Engineers,11th - 15th  October, 2010 Nairobi, KenyaThe African Network Operators Group (AfNOG: http://www.afnog.org ) invites women engineers from Eastern and…

Events

The Social Media Week Lagos Team is excited to announce that our official schedule is now LIVE and registration is open!  At present we have 84 events scheduled and will…

People

Talking Drum Entertainment’s CEO selected for Prestigious Screen International JuryMoses Babatope, CEO Talking Drum Entertainment is to be a judge on a panel of top UK film industry executives for…

PEOPLE

Shola Taylor appointed secretary-general of the CTOShola Taylor has been appointed secretary-general of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO), an international treaty organisation headquartered in London. Mr Taylor is expected to…

Contracts

Vodacom and Andrew – South Africa Andrew Solutions says that it has won a contract from South Africa's Vodacom to deploy indoor coverage in five of the 10 South African…

Contracts

* iBurst and Herzliya – South Africa Herzliya, a provider of Billing, CRM and Business Control solutions for communication and content service providers announced that iBurst, South Africa's leading wireless…

People

* Entrepreneur Nkosinathi Khumalo has resigned as a director of technology company of South Africa’s EOH to join a private equity fund based in Seattle. * Dr James Kulubi has…

EVENTS

- THE 4TH ANNUAL CTO FORUM 2006 4th – 6th September 2006, London This year’s key focus areas are on realising the socio-economic benefits of mobile communications, policy making to…

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* ISOC REGIONAL MANAGER FOR AFRICA The Internet Society is a not-for-profit membership organisation founded in 1992 to provide leadership in Internet related standards, education, and policy. It is dedicated…

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TOP DOGS POORER THAN THEIR PEERS Executive of SA's top information technology companies are generally taking home smaller salaries than their counterparts in other sectors of the economy. Although IT…

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E-LEARNING AFRICA ELA conference, an annual event for building eLearning capacities in Africa UNCC, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, May 24 - 26, 2006 eLearning is high on the agenda in Africa.…

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- COMMISSIONING OF VADOC VICTOR ATTAH DIGITAL OPPORTUNITIES CENTRE, UYO Date: Friday, January 21, 2005 Venue: Ministry of Science and Technology, Uyo. Also slated for commissioning are:                 . Science…

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- Bridges.org has launched a competition to support innovative ground level initiatives in South Africa that want to use handheld devices (handhelds) to improve people's lives. A total of 120…

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AITEC WEST AFRICA 2004 (1-3 JUNE 2004) Accra International Conference Centre, Accra, Ghana The Eighth Annual West African Information and Communications Technologies Conference and Exhibition (AITEC 2004) is jointly organized…

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WEST AND CENTRAL AFRICA COM16-17 June 2010, Le Meridien, Dakar, SenegalFollowing 2 incredible years in Nigeria, West & Central Africa's ONLY dedicated event telco returns to Senegal.  Join 700+ decision…

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Request for Proposal (RFP) for International Gateway Management –LiberiaThe Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA) has created a stable and predictable regulatory environment and, as a result, Liberia now has a vibrant…

People

MTN Group says it has had a major reshuffle of ìleadership structuresî in the company. This includes the appointment of the current CEO of MTN Ghana, Michael Ikpoki as CEO…

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The 7th edition of DCD Converged Johannesburg  Monday, 13th October 2014Join us for this engaging learning opportunity and the chance to network with over 250 data center professionals.- IT &…

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25 Startups make it to PIVOT East 2015 finalsAfter an intense evaluation process by a panel involving over 15 investors, PIVOT East is  happy to announce the top 25 exceptional…

Events

* EURO-AFRICA ICT AWARENESS WORKSHOP Supporting sub-Saharan African organisations in FP7/ICT 16-17 April 2008, Peacock Hotel, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania http://www.euroafrica-ict.org/awareness_workshops.html * MED-IT@ALGER 2008 22- 23 April 2008, Algier, Algeria The fifth…

CALL FOR TENDERS

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- BODLAND SYSTEMS AND ATIO CORPORATION – NIGERIA Bodland Systems of Nigeria and ATIO Corporation of South Africa have entered into a partnership agreement for effective deployment of the latest…

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MICROSOFT ENGAGEMENT MANAGER Location: Nairobi, Kenya Description: Microsoft is looking for an Engagement Manager to focus on East Africa, based in Nairobi, Kenya. Purpose of the job: Develops an account…

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INVITATION OF COMMENTS ON THE PROPOSED GUIDELINES FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION AND PROVISION OF VOICE OVER INTERNET PROTOCOL (VOIP) SERVICES In September 2004, the Kenyan regulator CCK unveiled a new licensing…

PEOPLE - WSIS PREPCOM IN TUNISIA

*   The WSIS caravan rolls on...This week sees the preparatory meeting (Prepcom) for the big event.The Civil Society session began half an hour late, as many representatives had not factored…

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* A company in Algeria is looking for an Ericsson IN Engineer with at least 3 years experience. Your main responsibilty will be to offer expert knowledge concerning system problems…

PEOPLE

- According to an interview with Sidwaya, Minister of Posts and Telecommunications Justin Tiéba Thiombiano says that the it will be looking at offers for incumbent ONATEL. The Government will…

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Ahead of the launch of commercial services of its Glo 1 Submarine Cable, Globacom Limited has invited applications from bright, ambitious and suitably qualified candidates to fill an array of…

Contracts

EGYPTAIR announced that it has selected SAP, the world’s leading provider of business software, to support the airline’s growth and expansion plans by supplying solutions that improve the company’s financial…

Events

App Promotion Summit 2013Accelerating your mobile application marketing strategyThursday, 11th July 2013Jumeirah Carlton Tower, Knightsbridge, LondonThe App Promotion Summit is set to tackle the most important issue for mobile app…

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Nairobi Innovation Week5 -7 August 2015 University of NairobiThe Nairobi Innovation Week Committee has announced the official commencement of the registration process for the event in August, which will bring…

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* Geneva-based Project manager & Regional Coordinators The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) starts a new joint project with the European Community entitled “Support for the establishment of harmonized policies for…

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* RF PLANNERS – EGYPT A leading client needs RF Planners in Egypt with at least 3 years experience with GSM 900/1800 planning. Candidates should have solid knowledge with Planning…

MICROSOFT INFRASTRUCTURE ARCHITECT

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa Description: Microsoft West, East and Central Africa is looking for a talented Infrastructure Architect to work across the whole region. Responsibilities include: -Provide responses to tneders…

PEOPLE

Zamtel has submitted that dismissed Managing Director Douglas Mutesha will not suffer irreparable harm because he will receive full terminal benefits as though he retired at the end of the…

EVENTS

KABISSA - TIME TO GET ONLINE TRAINING-OF-TRAINERS WORKSHOP AUGUST 23-27, 2004 ACCRA, GHANA Kabissa has launched the next phase of its Time to Get Online project, training African civil society…

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THE 2003 GHANA OUTSOURCING CONFERENCE, PHILADELPHIA Ghana a country in West Africa, is fast becoming an outsourcing player. The Ghanaian government has made some initiatives to foster growth in Technology…

PEOPLE

According to The Monitor, President Yoweri Museveni has warned that the Internet could promote moral decadence if not properly used."Don’t sacrifice Africa to moral decadence, choose only the useful information,"…

Contracts

MainOne and Huawei - NigeriaOperators of MainOne submarine cable have entered a deal with Huawei Nigeria to provide it with the Intelligence Optical Switching System (OptiX OSN 9500) for connectivity.IDECO…

People

* Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba has surrendered his leadership at Makerere University's faculty of computing and information technology. Baryamureeba will be replaced by Dr. Josephine Nabukenya, who has been heading the…

People

- Absa group chief information officer Len de Villiers is stepping down at the end of the year and says he plans to take time off to “recharge his batteries”…

People

MTN South Africa chief technical officer Lambo Kanagaratnam is moving to a new role at the operator. Effective immediately, he will head up its enterprise business division.Airtel Africa chief technology…

Opportunities

MozFest EAWhat is MozFest East Africa?MozFest East Africa is an annual event that brings together educators, innovators, learners and makers from East Africa and beyond to share experiences and build…

Contracts

* Linkserve, Nigcomsat and Viasat - Nigeria Nigeria's ISP, Linkserve Limited has signed a memorandum of understanding for a strategic partnership with Nigeria Satellite Limited (Nigcomsat) and Viasat Inc, a…

CONTRACTS: WHO'S SELLING WHAT TO WHOM?

* SIEMENS AND VODACOM – TANZANIA Vodacom Tanzania says that it will introduce 3G technology to its local market. Based on the success of 3G implementation in SA, Vodacom Tanzania…

EVENTS

- East Africa has initiated broad-based and cross-cutting Public Service Reforms that have put in place the foundations for establishing e-Government thus to enhance productivity for Central and Local Government.…

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Events

CAPACITY AFRICA 201021-22 October 2010, Nairobi, KenyaThe most comprehensive African wholesale telecoms conference bringing together local and regional fixed-line and mobile operators from across the continentFor further information visit Capacity…

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Ericsson 3G RF Optimisation for Northern AfricaPosted date: Wed, 2nd NovLocation: Northern AfricaJob Title     Ericsson 3G RF Optimisation for Northern Africa Start Date     ASAPLooking for Ericsson 3G RF…

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AfricaCom 201213th-15th November 2012, CTICC, Cape Town, South AfricaThe digital ecosystem will take centre stage at AfricaCom 2012, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, 13 – 15 November 2012. …

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Orange launches the third edition of Orange African Social Venture PrizeGlobal telecommunications company Orange has launched the third Orange African Social Venture Prize (OASVP), promoting social innovations in support of…

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Africa IT & Telecom Forum 201526 -27 March 2015 AbidjanHow Africa will manage its digital transformation?Share the experience and success of policy makers in the development sector.For further information click…

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- THE AFRICAN E-GOV FORUM'07 27th - 29th March 2007, Accra, Ghana The forum in Accra, Ghana, will discuss pan-African issues and methodologies within E-Governance.The event will provide a unique…

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6TH INTERNATIONAL DESIGN INDABA (26-28 FEBRUARY 2003, ARTSCAPE, CAPE TOWN) The 6th International Design Indaba is just around the corner! Next month Cape Town will be brimming with the cream…

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Contracts Manager :Parvana Strategic Sourcing (PTY) Ltd in Cape TownJob Title: Contracts ManagerJob Type: PermanentJob ID: 1000005City: Cape TownCountry: South AfricaDescriptionMain role:• Manages a variety of government, international, and commercial…

Events

 Managed Services World Congress 201218 – 19 September 2012, Maritim Pro Arte Hotel, Berlin, GermanyWith Managed Service business models evolving in new and exciting directions, it’s time to reassess the…

People

The Uganda minister of Information and Communication Technology, Ruhakana Rugunda has commended Themba Khumalo for his three years leadership at MTN Uganda and urged him to be an Ambassador for…

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ITU launches Tech Needs Girls Prize to spark creativitySeeking the unique voices and talents of girls to invent our futureTo mark the first ever International Day of the Girl Child,…

People

* Mouloud Djaziri has been appointed as the new CEO of Algerie Telecom. At the same time Lounis Belharrat has been appointed a the head of its mobile arm “Mobilis”…

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* GLOBAL ONLINE COURSE IN ICT JOURNALISM The International Institute for Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) Journalism - Penplusbytes is pleased to announce a three month (April 20th - July…

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Contracts Manager :Parvana Strategic Sourcing (PTY) Ltd in Cape TownJob Title: Contracts ManagerJob Type: PermanentJob ID: 1000005City: Cape TownCountry: South AfricaDescriptionMain role:• Manages a variety of government, international, and commercial…

People

*There is growing uncertainty among senior Telkom officials about the future of the group’s chairman, Jeff Molobela. Senior Telkom sources say Molobela’s contract as chairman expired at the end of…

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Fashion SproutVacancies: 1Location: Nairobi, KenyaDeadline: 04 Jul, 2012We are an american based company offering a challenging, innovative and friendly environment where you will work to extend and improve the capabilities…

Events

AITEC Banking & Mobile Money15 - 16 July 2014Eko Hotel, Lagos NigeriaDear Colleague,For a number of reasons, including the recent dismissal of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria,…

Events

- 3RD ANNUAL DIGITAL BROADCASTING SWITCHOVER FORUM 29 Jan – 1 Feb 2008, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa Covering National Switchover Frameworks and Planning, the Digital Dividend, the Results of WRC…

CONTRACTS: WHO'S SELLING WHAT TO WHOM?

* SOTELMA AND SIEMENS – MALI The Malian operator Sotelma has commissioned Siemens Networks to expand its nationwide GSM network. Siemens will manage the development and implementation of the network…

Contracts

 Swiss Vendor and CBE's - EthiopiaThe long overdue IT procurement by the largest and oldest bank in the country, the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE), was signed and sealed two…

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Java/J2ME DeveloperVerna JohannesburgPermanent position in the Information Technology sector in Gauteng in South Africa (Gauteng).Location: Pretoria and RosebankSalary: NegotiableRole details:Do you have 2 – 3 years solid Java J2ME Development…

People

When Andrew Waititu appeared as a guest Deejay on CapitalFM's morning show a few weeks ago, most people who know him as the East Africa Managing Director of SAP were…

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Orange Launches The 4th Edition Of The Orange African Social Venture PrizeOrange has launched the 2014 edition of the Orange African Social Venture Prize. A new category has been introduced…

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* Director of Operations, Postal/Telecom A well-known incumbent telecom operator in the Southern Africa region, requires a highly experienced individual to assist with the implementation of major strategic changes within…

At Last, INEC Awards DDC Machine Contracts - Haier Declines to Sign Agreement Papers

Abuja — The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has finally awarded contracts for the supply of 102,000 units of the direct digital data capture (DDC) machines needed for the January…

People

In Burkina Faso, Gilbert Noël Ouédraogo has been appointed Minister of ICT and Post while in Niger the job has been taken on by Salifou Labo Bouché.

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African Digital Woman of the Year Award: Call for nominationsWe would like to inform you that the first African Digital Woman Award will be organized during the ICT Days, 14…

Events

The AfricaCom 100 Leadership Summit  at AfricaCom 2014 Tuesday 11th November 2014CTICC in Cape TownAfricaCom 100 will make up a research board, offering insight and feedback on future trends in…

People

Airtel Africa makes management appointmentsAirtel Africa has announced the appointments of Farhad Khan as Chief Commercial Officer and Daddy Mukadi Bujitu as Chief Regulatory Officer. Khan will join Airtel from…

People

* The Chief Operating Officer of Glo Broad Access, Martins Olusola Olowonihi has died from gun shot wounds sustained from a cross fire between the police and armed robbers in…

Contracts

* Starcomms and Etranzact - Nigeria Starcomms has partnered with Etranzact for a new, faster, and secure payment platform that ensures convenience and a cost effective way of paying electronically…

People

- The CEO of the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO), Dr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah has underscored the importance of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) to the growth and development of most emerging…

Events

eLearning Africa 2011 - Spotlight on Youth, Skills and Employability25-27 May 2011, Dar es Salaam, TanzaniaThe 6th event in the series of pan-African conferences and exhibitions will focus on Africa's…

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Managed Services World Congress 201218 – 19 September 2012, Maritim Pro Arte Hotel, Berlin, GermanyWith Managed Service business models evolving in new and exciting directions, it’s time to reassess the…

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The Social Media Week Lagos Team is excited to announce that our official schedule is now LIVE and registration is open!  At present we have 84 events scheduled and will…

People

Sudatel axes CEO in wake of Expresso’s poor performanceSudatel Telecom group has acted decisively to replace its chief executive at Senegalese unit Expresso as the cellco’s poor performance continues to…

Events

AITEC East Africa ICT Summit 201518-19 February 2015Kenya School Of Monetary Studies Nairobi, KenyaThrough its range of in-depth specialist Forums, AITEC East Africa 2015 will provide a unique platform for…

People

- Themba Khumalo has been appointed as CEO of MTN Uganda. He previously was CEO at MTN Rwanda. Khaled Mikkawi will replace him at the head of MTN’s operations in…

Events

* TELECOMS COST ALLOCATION AND PROFITABILITY ANALYSIS CONFERENCE 1st – 5th December 2008, Hesperia Hotel, London - UK www.iir-conferences.com/costprof * INVESTING IN ICT SECTOR IN EMERGING MARKETS 11-12 December 2008,…

PEOPLE

* Paris Mashile has been appointed as the new Chairperson of Independent Communication Authority of South Africa (ICASA) to succeed Mr Mandla Langa. The appointment is with immediate effect. In…

PEOPLE

* Chief Alaba Joseph, president and chief executive officer, Mobitel Nigeria Limited, a national private telephone operator (PTO) and president of Association of Telephone Companies of Nigeria (Atcon), has said…

Events:

* Telecoms World Africa 31 August - 4 September 2009, Cape Town international Convention Centre - Cape Town Telecoms World Africa is an established forum for the communications sector in…

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Implementation Manager – ZambiaThe company is looking for Looking for a Implementation Manager with Vast experience in Telecom. Ericsson experience preferred. Location will be ZambiaFor further information or to apply…

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Google Apps Developer ChallengeYou can participate in the Google Apps Developer Challenge by developing new applications built using the Google Apps and Google Drive APIs. The sections below provide information…

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7 start-ups built on Ampion Venture Bus in TunisiaThe Ampion Venture Bus Tunisia 2014 competition took place from December 14-19 and took aspiring Tunisian and international entrepreneurs to coaching sessions…

Events:

* BARCAMP SWAZILAND 27th June, Malkerns, Swaziland BarCamp Swaziland will bring together technology practitioners in the Kingdom of Swaziland to share and learn in an open environment. BarCamps are participatory…

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* ISOC Fellowship to the IETF The Internet Society has announced that it is seeking applications for the next round of the ISOC Fellowship to the IETF program. The program…

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- The Panos Institute West Africa is offering grants to individuals working in the Internet and Communication Technologies (ICT) field in West and Central Africa to support their participation in…

EVENTS

NTIC et Entreprenariat - l’Art de concrétiser ses projets Balancing Act et Afribone en partenariat avec l’IICD organisent le 05 Novembre à l’hôtel Salam à partir de 8H00, un atelier…

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Alcatel Lucent 3G Optimisation Engineer is needed by a major client.You will have very good technical experience of 3G Optimisation working Alcatel Lucent equipment.The successful candidate will carry out 3G/2G…

PEOPLE

Thierry Boulanger  has been appointed as head of HP imaging and printing for South Africa

Contracts

Etisalat and Alcatel-Lucent -NigeriaEtisalat Nigeria has decided to renew its managed services contract for its mobile network with Alcatel-Lucent. The French-US vendor said it will continue supporting Etisalat Nigeria’s network…

People

- South Africa’s third-biggest cellular operator, Cell C, on Thursday announced it had appointed the former head of Vodacom , Alan Knott-Craig, as its new chief executive officer.He will take…

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ERICSSON 3G OPTIMISATION ENGINEERS - WEST AFRICA The ideal candidate will have strong 3G Optimisation experience ideally with previous experience of working for Ericsson on a live 3G Network. Additional…

Contracts

* Globacom and Acision - Nigeria Globacom, Nigeria's National Operator, has selected Acision, a leading messaging company, to provide Value Added Services (VAS) for its new mobile network in Ghana.…

People

* Charles J. K. Njoroge has been appointed as the new General Director of the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK). * Nikki Popoola has joined Tata Communications as its new…

Contracts

Zain, and Harris Stratex Networks US wireless solutions provider Harris Stratex Networks has announced it has partnered with mobile operator Zain Nigeria to build a new network operations centre (NOC)…

EVENTS

- SATWIBB AFRICA: AFRICAN SATELLITE & WIRELESS BROADBAND CONFERENCE & VOIP FORUM    West Africa: Muson Centre, Lagos, 21-23 August 2007Theme: ”Broadband bridges across Africa: First and last mile solutions”Local and…

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IP Network Support SpecialistPosted date: Fri, 20th JanLocation: RwandaIP network support specialist to work on a 12 month extendable contract for a market leading client of mine in Rwanda.All applicants…

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Are you ready for Girls in ICT Day 2014? We are!Girls in ICT Day, 2014 This year, we are not only hosting girls from various high schools across the country,…

Contracts

* Togo Telecom and ECI - Togo ECI Telecom, a provider of networking infrastructure solutions optimized for next-generation network (NGN) migration announced that Togo Telecom, the incumbent fixed line operator…

Events

* 1st INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON E-COMMERCE AND INTERNET SECURITY IN EAST AFRICA 13-15th August 2008, Kenyatta international Conference Centre, Nairobi, Kenya Information and Communication Technology has been recognised as the…

PEOPLE

* The Executive Director of the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), Patrick Masambu, has been endorsed by the African Union (AU) as Africa's sole candidate for the position of Director of…

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Field Switching Engineer – UgandaThe company is looking for a field switching engineer, who will participate in the installation and commissioning of BSCs in Uganda, BSC integration and commissioning, BSS…

People

- Jin Moo Lee has been appointed as LG Electronics SA's new CEO, replacing Peet van Rooyen as part of a global restructuring process of the multinational group's operations.- The…

People

Bharti Airtel's Ghana subsidiary has named a Vodafone executive as its new Managing Director. Lucy Quist is joining Airtel Ghana from Vodafone Ghana where she has been the Director for…

Jobs and Opportunities

* VeloCITI is Calling on all start-up ICT Entrepreneurs! VELOCITI is aimed at young IT entrepreneurs who are running a business where the true potential is yet to be fully…

EVENTS

- EXPLOITING IT FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT Conference on Information Technology and Economic Development (CITED2006) July 21-23, 2006, University of Ghana, Legon, Ghana For further information see www.information-institute.org/cited/ - THIRD ANNUAL…

CONTRACTS: WHO'S SELLING WHAT TO WHOM?

The Post, Telecommunications & Information Technology Company  and Alcatel-Lucent – LibyaFrench equipment supplier Alcatel-Lucent has been selected by the Libyan Post Telecommunications & Information Technology Company to supply a nationwide…

Events

5th Africa Economic Forum 20117-9 March 2011, Cape Town, South Africa Venue BMW Pavilion, V&A Waterfront Our 5th Africa Economic Forum 2011 (AEF-2011) in Cape Town at the BMW-Imax Theatre,…

Events

AITEC Banking & Mobile Money15 - 16 July 2014Eko Hotel, Lagos NigeriaDear Colleague,For a number of reasons, including the recent dismissal of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria,…

Events

AITEC Banking & Mobile Money15 - 16 July 2014Eko Hotel, Lagos NigeriaDear Colleague,For a number of reasons, including the recent dismissal of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria,…

Contracts

* Telkom and Absa – South Africa Telkom has won a R1,7bn five-year deal to provide networking technologies to connect 2,548 Absa sites across South Africa. The deal is one…

People

South Africa’s Public service and administration minister Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi has announced that Llewellyn Jones will assume the top spot at the State IT Agency (SITA). She also confirmed that COO…

PEOPLE

Reuben September, acting-CEO of Telkom, on Thursday announced the appointment of Mandla Ngcobo, Telkom's Chief of Corporate Affairs, as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Telkom Media with effect from 1…

JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIES

* SALES/MARKETING EXECUTIVE – KENYA EMC Corporate Overview Emerging Markets Communications, Inc. (EMC) is a premier provider of global satellite communications. Utilizing a high quality, fully managed network, EMC offers…

PEOPLE

*Former President, Nigeria Internet Group (NIG), Emmanuel Ekuwem, has been appointed President of the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held by the…

Jobs & Opportunities

The Tech AwardsThe Tech Awards is a programme that aims to honour and award innovators from around the world who use technology to benefit humanity. Three Laureates in each category…

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Google Apps Ninja1    Company: Fenix International    Deadline: Thursday 17th July 2014    Location: NairobiJob DescriptionFenix produces ultra-affordable power generation and smart energy storage solutions for off-grid homes and small businesses.  We…

Events

IMPLEMENTING SUCCESSFUL PROJECTS- ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING (ERP) TRAINING WORKSHOP Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, 18 - 19 October 2007 This two-day Training Workshop will be presented by Vision Software of Canada,…

EVENTS

- TELECOM FINANCE MIDDLE EAST AFRICA ASIA 2007 23-24 May 2007, Madinat Jumeirah Hotel, Dubai Telecom Finance MEAI conference is the premier networking hub for senior executives at telecom operators…

CONTRACTS: WHO'S SELLING WHAT TO WHO?

* MAROC CONNECT AND ZTE – MOROCCO ZTE Corporation has been selected by Maroc~Connect, part of Moroccan business group ONA, to deploy an All-IP CDMA2000 solution for a nationwide telecoms…

EVENTS

WIMAX & CDMA FORUM 24-26 April, VW Conference Centre, Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa The event is being supported by the international CDMA Development Group (CDG) and will include the launch…

Contracts

Vodafone and Huawei - GhanaGhanaian fixed and mobile operator Vodafone Ghana has awarded China’s Huawei a five-year managed services agreement under which it will take over responsibilities for the operations…

Jobs & Opportunities

Orange Announces Community Innovations Awards for Young DevelopersOrange Uganda is providing a platform on which young student developers can exploit their talent and show case their innovations. Orange will support…

People

SEACOM’s Willem Marais appointed CEO Liquid Telecom South AfricaWillem Marais, SEACOM’s Chief Commercial Officer and formerly in senior positions with the Siemens Group of Companies has been appointed as the…

People

* Telkom Kenya has appointed Internet expert Njeri Rionge as chief marketing manager. * Hits Telecom Group has announced the appointment of Talaat El Lahham as the CEO of Hits…

Jobs and Opportunities

Learning Africa 2008 Opens Call for Proposals The 3rd eLearning Africa conference, which will take place from May 28 to 30, 2008, in Ghana's capital Accra, has opened its Call…

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JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIES

* PRODUCT SUPPORT –NIGERIA This International IT company requires a Product Support Specialist to be based in Nigeria to provide product support to clients.   Telecom + General SkillsEducated to degree…

EVENTS

AITEC SECURITY FORUM (27-28 JANUARY 2004) Dr Jeremy Ward, a leading IT security expert in the UK, has confirmed that he will make a keynote presentation at the African IT…

Opportunities

She Leads Africa’s Entrepreneur Showcase Opens for ApplicationShe Leads Africa (SLA) has announced the second edition of its annual Entrepreneur Showcase to select the most outstanding female entrepreneurs in Africa…

Events

* THE AFRICAN BANKING TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE – “New dates” 28th March – 4th April 2008, Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Nairobi, Kenya The conference theme is “sharing knowledge and best practices…

Contracts

Nigeria: Celtel and Nokia Cellco Celtel Nigeria, owned by Kuwait’s Zain Group, and European vendor Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) have signed a USD130 million deal for network expansion nationwide. The…

CONTRACTS: WHO'S SELLING WHAT TO WHOM?

TELKOM AND ALVARION – SOUTH AFRICA Alvarion,  provider of WiMAX and wireless broadband solutions, today announced that Telkom SA Ltd., the provider of public switched communications services in South Africa,…

CONTRACTS: WHO'S SELLING WHAT TO WHO?

MASCOM AND ERICSSON – BOTSWANA Mascom, a cellular operator in Botswana, has awarded Ericsson a 1.2m Euro contract to add 1800MHz spectrum to its network as part of its strategy…

JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIES

* A company in Nigeria is looking for RF RF engineers with minimum of 4 years GSM planning and optimization experience required for a large project in Nigeria. Long term…

People

­ Zain's CEO, Dr Saad al Barrak has dramatically quit the company as reported differences between Dr al Barrak and a major shareholder in the company came to a final…

Events

Telecoms Fraud & Revenue Assurance Forum26th - 27th November 2012, DubaiThe only event currently in the region dedicated to telecoms fraud and revenue assurance, Tavess' Telecoms Fraud and Revenue Assurance…

People

GISPA re-elects Mr. Ernest Brown as PresidentMr. Ernest Brown was re-elected at the association's general meeting held at the Coconut Grove Regency Hotel last Thursday, November 21.At the same event,…

Events

Connected Africa26–27 May 2015The Sandton Convention CentreJohannesburg, South AfricaAfrica’s telecommunications sector is booming!Enterprises, ISP’s telcos and partners are under huge pressure to capitalise on the vast opportunities in the African…

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* Google is recruiting Account Managers, Account Strategists, Industry Leaders, Strategic Partner Business Development Managers, Associate Product Marketing, Office Leads, etc… in the following countries South Africa, Kenya, Senegal, Nigeria,…

Events:

AITEC BANKING & MOBILE MONEY COMESA 24-25 February 2010, Kenya International Conference Centre, Nairobi, Kenya Technology presents great opportunities for the financial sector to extend reach, improve service and reduce…

People

- Briton Paul Taylor has taken over the reins at the Botswana Telecommunications Corporation, (BTC) pledging to work closely with all stakeholders to wrap up the privatisation of the parastatal.-…

People

Intelsat Announces Five New Appointments to its Africa TeamIntelsat S.A, has announced the addition of five industry-seasoned employees who will fulfill sales and customer support roles, further enhancing Intelsat’s unique…

People

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…

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The Social Media Week Lagos Team is excited to announce that our official schedule is now LIVE and registration is open!  At present we have 84 events scheduled and will…

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* KDN and Alvarion - Kenya Kenya Data Networks has announced the expansion of its nationwide WiMAX Network with Alvarion. It will be an integral part of the current KDN…

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media.toolbox recently spoke with Steve Haite, the Regional Director for MSN Central Europe, Middle East and Africa, about where the South African market fits into MSN's strategy. Q: Where does…

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- According to Le Phare, the Governor of DRC province, Kisai Oriental is being sued for USD4705 dollars for non-payment for a computer and various mobiles by Augustin Tshibangu of…

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* The new independent Chair of Ghana’s regulator, the National Communications Authority is Jude Arthur, the Managing Director of First Atlantic Bank, who comes with a reputation for independence of…

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CUSTOMER SERVICE & CONTACT CENTRE WEST AFRICA 24-25 November 2009, Oriental Hotel, Lagos This year’s theme is “Achieving excellence in Customer Service & Increasing Market Share during an Economic Downturn”,…

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* Senior Sales Manager - Ivory Coast Coberon Chronos Consulting’s client is one of the world´s largest and most successful integrated communications companies. The Group offers enhanced mobile, fixed line,…

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Mobile Entertainment Africa23 -24 August, 2011, Cape Town, South AfricaFrom the team behind the Mobile Web in Africa series of events comes Mobile Entertainment Africa. Aiming to create a fantastic…

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Orange announces winners of the African Social Venture PrizeOrange announced the three winners of the African Social Venture Prize during the AfricaCom Awards ceremony held in Cape Town last nightThe…

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BTCL appoints Matlakala as chairmanBotswana Telecommunication Corporation (BTCL) has confirmed the appointment of Daphne Matlakala as board chairman, replacing Len Makwinja. Other new appointees to the BTCL board are Gerald…

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* NET*ONE, managing director, Reward Kangai, has been appointed as the new chairman of the Telecommunications Association of Zimbabwe.

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THE SEVENTH ANNUAL AFRICAN COMPUTING & TELECOMMUNICATIONS SUMMIT Crowne Plaza Hotel, Sandton, Johannesburg, 4-7 October 2005 The African Computing & Telecommunications Summit (ACT) is the continent’s top gathering of IT…

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WEST AFRICAN INTERNET FORUM, ABUJA (26-28 AUGUST 2003) Following the East African Internet Forum at ACT 2002 in Nairobi last year, and the Southern African Internet Forum organized by AITEC…

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* Tender for long-distance trenches for nationwide fibre cable project - Zimbabwe artwellmt@gmail.com * Pre-incubation phase pogramme to assist early stage entrepreneurs – South Africa CITI and the Bandwidth Barn…

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Meditel and Rotana Media - Morocco Moroccan mobile operator Medi Telecom (Meditel) has signed a deal with Saudi Arabian broadcaster Rotana Media as part of a drive to attract more…

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Radio Consultant – Southern Africa The client is  looking for several wireless engineers1, More than 7 years experience of network planning or network optimization; 2, Provide technical creativity in solving…

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AITEC Banking & Mobile Money15 - 16 July 2014Eko Hotel, Lagos NigeriaDear Colleague,For a number of reasons, including the recent dismissal of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria,…

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Doodle 4 Google gives young creatives a chance to win R100 000The Google Doodle design competition seeks to help encourage creativity, as well as the use of technology in the…

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* TECHNOLOGY TIMES OUTLOOK 2009 BUSINESS SUMMIT 24 February 2009, Muson Centre, Lagos, Nigeria The 2009 edition of the forum under the theme, "See...very far ahead" is the second edition…

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250 Senior/Junior Sales people required for South African cellular content provider. More information: Tillcor International is a content provider for the three major Cellular networks in South Africa. We urgently…

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- SciDev.Net seeks an Africa editor to develop its coverage of science and technology in sub-Saharan Africa and build up its network of contributors and partners in the region. Responsibilities…

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* BTC and Ceragon Networks - Botswana Botswana Telecommunications Corporation (BTC) has selected wireless backhaul solutions provider Ceragon Networks to upgrade its nationwide wireless backbone and the backhaul network of…

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Aptics Trading and Airspan Networks - ZimbabweAirspan Networks has just announced that Aptics Trading, a Zimbabwe Internet Service Provider, selected its WiMAX equipment to deliver broadband services to a large…

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The 7th edition of DCD Converged Johannesburg  Monday, 13th October 2014Join us for this engaging learning opportunity and the chance to network with over 250 data center professionals.- IT &…

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* SPEAKERS FOR CONFERENCE NEEDED - MAURITIUS The Danish Management is looking for speakers for a conference on effective use of ICT for disaster Management to be held in Mauritius.…

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* Romain Murenzi will fill the new post of minister for Information Communication and Technology, as part of a plan to turn Rwanda into a regional IT hub. * MTN…

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* SimbaNET and Aperto - Tanzania Aperto Networks has announced that SimbaNET, a pan-African service provider, has selected its PacketMAX platform for new WiMAX deployments in Tanzania. The deployment in…

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- Digital broadcasting switchover forum 2006 organised by the CTO 3rd- 5th April To register and other general enquires contact Bhavna Kerai on b.kerai@cto.int or call +44 (0) 207 024…

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- Telecom Egypt board of directors has announced the appointment of Tarek Tantawy as the company’s new chief executive officer. The appointment is with immediate effect. Telkom South Africa’s newly-appointed…

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* The South Africa’s Presidency has confirmed that 11 ministerial resignations have been accepted. Among them are public enterprises minister Alec Erwin and public service and administration (DPSA) minister Geraldine…

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IGCB TRAINING PROGRAMME, 1 APRIL - 1 NOVEMBER 2006 DiploFoundation, in cooperation with various partners, is currently accepting applications for the Internet Governance Capacity Building Training Programme. This programme aims…

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- Ethio Telecom, Ethiopia’s leading telco, has appointed a new chief executive to steward the company in its strategic expansion across the Horn of Africa. Bruno Duthoit is a former…

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* INTERCONNECTION COURSE 24-27 August 2009, Sandton, South Africa Good interconnection regime will help businesses boost their competitiveness in an increasingly competitive and globalised telecommunications market. This 5-day course will…

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* 6th ANNUAL CTO FORUM 6-8 October 2008, Abuja, Nigeria If you are a telecom or satellite operator, equipment supplier, software developer, solution provider, a consultant, or any other stakeholder…

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* Maande Manyatshe, the Managing Director of South African mobile operator MTN, said yesterday that he did not expect 3G services to take off in South Africa in the future,…

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* HP has announced the appointment of Thoko Mokgosi as CEO for the company's SA operations. In the past few years, she has been the Divisional MD of Siemens Telecommunications,…

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Broadband World Forum MEA14-15 March 2011, Dubai UAENetwork, learn and do business with 750+ decision-makers from across the regional Broadband ecosystem to deliver you inspiration, insights and ideas that will…

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- TechCentral editor Duncan McLeod has been named ICT Journalist of the Year at the second annual Telkom Classic Business journalism awards. McLeod won the award for a series of…

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 Broadband World Forum16 – 18 October 2012, Amsterdam RAI Convention Centre, Amsterdam, The NetherlandsThe event, now in its 12th year, is the most respected in the regions Telecoms calendar and…

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* Tender for satellite networking of border posts in Niger http://www.dgmarket.com/tenders/np-notice.do~4271829 * Tender for the supply, delivery, installation and commissioning of local area networks, wireless equipment and routers in Kenya…

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* Johannesburg Internet Exchange (JINX) host for 2009 to 2012 needed The Internet Service Providers' Association of SA (ISPA) has called for proposals from companies interested in hosting the Johannesburg…

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The MTN Group has announced that Group President and CEO, Phuthuma Nhleko, has been appointed to the new board of directors of the GSM Association (GSMA), the global trade association…

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* The most senior Nigerian staff member of MTN, Funke Opeke who was appointed CTO after a long search for a Nigerian replacement for sacked Demola Eleso, has resigned. Opeke…

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FIRST ANNUAL SANGONET "ICTS AND CIVIL SOCIETY" CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION The Southern African NGO Network (SANGONeT) will host its first annual "ICTs and Civil Society" conference and exhibition from 1-3…

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- Really Awesome Gaming Expo (Rage) 2004, running from 1-3 October at The Dome in Northgate, will reportedly boast a host of exhibitors offering the latest in video games, gadgets…

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Ghana ICT and Telecom Summit28-29 April 2011, Ghana-India Kofi Annan ICT Centre Accra, GhanaThe summit will bring together over 200 decision-makers from Ghanaian operators and international stakeholders with an interest…

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Teraco and Dark Fibre Africa – South Africa Teraco has successfully negotiated a deal with Dark Fibre Africa (DFA) to further increase customer choice in access to high-speed telecoms infrastructure…

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* Netspread an Airspan - Botswana Airspan Networks has announced that Netspread, one of Botswana's internet service providers, has chosen it as its WiMAX equipment provider and has begun deployments…

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* Sami Ayoub has joined Tunisie Telecom as Acting CEO.

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- WIRELESS BROADBAND AFRICA –WEST AFRICA 4-6 December 2006, Eko Meridien Hotel, Lagos, Nigieria The West African Wireless Broadband Forums will provide a marketing and education platform to promote effective…

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- WIMAX & CDMA FORUM 24-26 April, VW Conference Centre, Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa The event is being supported by the international CDMA Development Group (CDG) and will include the…

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* Neneh McDoul Gaye has been appointed the new Minister of Communications in the Gambia. Her predecessor Dr Amadou S Janneh was fired for supposedly “passing a document to a…

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RESEARCHER: FREE AND OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE INNOVATION IN AFRICA Applications for the above post with the University of the Western Cape, starting in December 2004 or January 2005, are invited…

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* South African organisations have one week to go before the close of the Bridges.org competition to support innovative ground level initiatives that want to use handheld devices (handhelds) to…

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* Ericsson’s Vice President will visit Econet Wireless Nigeria to have talks about how to improve the operators services. The visit iss a follow-up to the signing of a USD110…

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Group Systems ArchitectKmed Recruitment, Cape TownIntroduction:A vacancy exists for the above mentioned position. The successful candidate has the following:Requirements:3 Year qualification with IT related subjects.Minimum of 15 years relevant work…

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* FORUM ON TELECOMMUNICATIONS/ICT PARTNERSHIP IN AFRICA 4-6 June 2008, Dakar, Senegal After consultation with the Steering Committee of the African Telecommunications Regulators' Network, it proved more efficient to combine…

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* SYSTEM ENGINEER FOR WCDMA RAN OPTIMISATION – SOUTH AFRICA The company is looking for a System engineer for WCDMA RAN Optimisation with the following skills: He must have WCDMA…

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ACCOUNT MANAGER – NIGERIA A International IT company requires an Account Manager to develop and establish strong relationships with key accounts. You must have at least 5 years Account Management…

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-Telecoms conference 2006: Has Telecoms deregulation delivered on its promise? Tuesday January 31st 2006, Cape Town International Convention Centre For further information contact Nicky Floris, nicky@callingthecape.org.za or (021) 487 8655…

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FUTUREX 2004: THE CONFERENCE 18 to 20 May 2004, Sandton Convention Centre, Gauteng Conference themes The overall theme of the three-day conference is: Where ICTE and Business Connect Each of…

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* RDC Dr Aristo Gubare of Uganda’s Bundibugyo district recently called for new investors in the local telecommunications business:"We are grateful to MTN for getting us connected. But the network…

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Gamcel/Gamtel Signed D10 Million Contract With Gambia for Goal     Gamcel and Gamtel, operating under the brand names of 'Yaay Borom' and 'Creating a brighter future for Telecommunications' respectively, have extended…

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The Social Media Week Lagos Team is excited to announce that our official schedule is now LIVE and registration is open!  At present we have 84 events scheduled and will…

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* ICTs in Education Prize: call for nominations "Digital Opportunities for All: Preparing Students for 21st-Century Skills" is the theme of the 2008 UNESCO King Hamad Bin Isa Al-Khalifa Prize…

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* NAMIBIA TELECOM AND DIMENSION DATA - NAMIBIA Telecom Namibia  signed a N$120-million contract for the acquisition of an IP/MPLS data backbone network from Dimension Data - the biggest ever…

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- MTN AND HARRIS – ZAMBIA MTN Zambia has selected Harris Corporation to design, build and install new microwave infrastructure for its national GSM network. Harris TRuepoint radios will be…

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* Kenya's new Information and Communications Minister Raphael Tuju last week punched holes into the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) policy paper describing it as flawed. "The draft policy lacks…

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www.afrinic.net AfriNIC is now planning to choose a logo for its identification and will welcome any contribution from graphic designers willing to help. The Logo should be simple and easy…

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* The failure of the Nigerian presidency to pay N4.8 million debt on International Direct Dialing (IDD) telephone lines of Generals Ibrahim Babangida and Abudulsalami Abubukar has swollen the debt…

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- The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation is looking for a new Chief Executive. For details click on the top banner ad.  

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West & Central Africa Com 15-16 June 2011, Dakar, SenegalFor more information visit the website here: TMT Finance & Investment Africa17 June, 2011, LondonThe second TMT Finance & Investment Africa…

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Young African Diaspora Entrepreneurs - Exploiting your USP 2 February 2013 Time: 9:30 AM -5.00 PM Venue: SOAS, Russell Square, London, WC1H 0XGAn essential guide for Young African Diaspora Entrepreneurs…

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Telecommunications company Bharti Airtel Ltd. has hired a former executive of rival MTN Group to head its loss-making operations in Africa. Christian de Faria will first take charge of Anglophone…

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* Wahl Industries and Integr8 IT – South Africa Wahl Industries, one of the largest aluminium gravity die casting companies in South Africa, has outsourced the integration of a complete…

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Justin Morel has been appointed as the new minister for information and communications in Guinea. Chris Lundh has been appointed as the new CEO of Terracom Communications in Rwanda. Prior…

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Tina Owusu Prempeh Nana Yaa Owusu Prempeh, Chief Executive Officer of Tinifa Ghana Ltd and also based in New Jersey, USA has been appointed as Honorary Chairperson of National Republican…

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ICT CONFERENCE - "UNIVERSITIES: TAKING A LEADING ROLE IN ICT-ENABLED HUMAN DEVELOPMENT" The Directorate of ICT Support, Makerere University, is organising a conference under the theme Universities: Taking a Leading…

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SUN HOSTS WEB SERVICES SEMINARS To highlight its strategic roadmap towards a more service-oriented, streamlined, language-independent, Web services infrastructure, Sun Microsystems will host Web services seminars in association with SAP…

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SOUTHERN AFRICAN INTERNET FORUM, KWA MARITANE GAME LODGE, PILANESBERG, SOUTH AFRICA (11-13 APRIL 2003) The Southern African Internet Forum has three key objectives: 1. To help create a shared strategic…

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5th Africa Economic Forum 20117-9 March 2011, Cape Town, South Africa Venue BMW Pavilion, V&A WaterfrontOur 5th Africa Economic Forum 2011 (AEF-2011) in Cape Town at the BMW-Imax Theatre, with…

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Digital Creative LeadDotsavvy Limited (Dotsavvy) is a 10 year old award-winning Digital Agency with big ideas based in Nairobi, Kenya. We specialize in digital marketing meaning we do stuff like…

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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…

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Google kicks off ‘Africa Connected’ CompetitionGoogle is calling on entrepreneurs, creators, innovators and web-lovers in Nigeria and across Africa to share their stories of how the web has transformed their…

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- 1stWEST AFRICAN E-CONTENT SUMMIT 4-7 April 2007 – Cotonou, Benin This ICT symposium expects to launch the official discussions to establish the “Pan-African Agency for New Media, advocated to…

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VOICECOMM 2005 Tuesday, 3 November 2005 - The Hilton, Sandton Join Cisco Systems and ITWeb at VoiceComm, one of the key IPC-focused events in South Africa, where you will be…

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- VICE President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, has lamented over the poor Information and Communication Technology (ICT) use in Africa, saying that Africa has only 2.5% of the world’s telephone lines…

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http://www.delconsulting.com If our correspondent is "off the mark" or you have factual amendments, mail them to us and we will include them in subsequent News Updates. If you'd like to…

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Bharti Airtel has announced the appointment of Andre Beyers as the Chief Marketing Officer for its African operations.

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Crowdsourcing ideas to co-create smarter solutions to development problemsThanks to innovations in information and communication technologies (ICT), individuals around the world can now be active participants in the value creation…

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PROJECT MANAGER - 3G - MOZAMBIQUE The company is looking to recruit a project manager to supervise the roll of a 3G network. The ideal candidate will have a background…

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* Nkenke Kekana is to use his experience at Telkom and as the chairman of Parliament's communications portfolio committee to create a new investment company specialising in the sector. Kekana…

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NEWCOM AFRICA GENERATES HIGH LEVELS OF INDUSTRY SUPPORT Increasing demand for sustainable African telecommunications has driven private- and public-sector collaboration and innovation to unprecedented levels, a trend that will take…

People

Jumoke Alausa has been appointed CEO of Lagos based IT company Computec-Plus.

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NIGERIA COM 28-29 September 2010Eko Expo Centre, Lagos Nigeria A brand new event in the Com World Series, Nigeria Com is the ONLY event focused on Nigerian telcos. Incorporating 25+ speakers…

People

- Elvis Eromosele, correspondent on the information and communication technology (ICT) desk of Financial Standard Newspaper has won the Best ICT reporter (print) at the Nigerian Information, Technology and Telecommunications…

CONTRACTS: WHO'S SELLING WHAT TO WHOM?

CELTEL AND JATAAYU - AFRICA Jataayu Software, a  provider of mobile Value Added Solutions for the Network Operators and handset vendors, announced that CELTEL, a pan-African Mobile Service Provider, has…

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MAKING STRATEGIC NETWORKING DECISIONS- A THREE-DAY TRAINING EVENT 18-20 JULY 2005, THE FORUM, BRYANSTON, SOUTH AFRICA  Today's telecommunications networks can transport voice, data and image traffic to any location in…

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- PRODDER: SENIOR INFORMATION COORDINATOR SANGONeTis looking to appoint a Senior Information Co-ordinator for PRODDER, a new web-based database of South African NGOs and development organisations. The position will focus…

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WSIS FORUM 2010 10-14 May 2010, Geneva, Switzerland Half way to the final review of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) and ahead of the two-thirds MDG review…

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Cisco EngineerThe Corporate Hub - IT Executive Recruitment in JohannesburgAn International Networks Company seeks a MPLS Network Engineer to perform work on large corporate networks. This will include the technical…

People

Botswana's Orange has named Philippe Baudin as its new CEO, replacing Elisabeth Meduo-Badang who is moving to the company's operations in Cameroon.

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- MED-IT@DAKAR 2007 4-5 December 2007, Hotel Méridien Président, Dakar, Senegal 3rd B2B exhibition specialised in IT. Exhibition, conferences and business rendez-vous in order to establish strategic partnerships between French,…

PEOPLE

* Following the merger between Quadrem and Tradeworld it has been announced that Danny Mackay will become Quadrem Africa's chairman,  Mike Kersten will become MD and TradeWorld CEO Francois Naude…

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* Oracle Africa is looking for a Database/Application Server Presales Consultant- Africa Operations. SCOPE: Works on designated set of products (Oracle Database, Oracle Application Server, Oracle Application Server Portal ,…

People

- Mi-Fone ( BVI ) Ltd the commercial entity behind the successful “Mi” brand of Mobile Devices appoints their first Regional Sales Manager for East and Central Africa. Fareedh Kana…

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Commercial Director – Burundi Scope: To develop and manage the commercial and marketing activities Main Duties & Responsibilities: You will be reporting to the Chief Executive Officer. In addition to…

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African Cellular Towers & Eskom power Lines – South AfricaTelecoms equipment manufacturer African Cellular Towers has won three projects worth R64m for Eskom power lines, it said last week. The…

People

Microsoft Africa chairman named Mali’s interim prime ministerCheick Modibo Diarra, Microsoft’s chairman for Africa, was named interim prime minister of Mali on Tuesday, according to a decree read out over…

Events

The Social Media Week Lagos Team is excited to announce that our official schedule is now LIVE and registration is open!  At present we have 84 events scheduled and will…

People

* Telkom South Africa has named the second of three top-level managers under a new structure it introduced at the beginning of April. Weeks after appointed Nombulelo “Pinky” Moholi to…

People

* Philip Besimire who quit his marketing job at MTN Uganda has gone on to become the new Chief Commercial Officer with MTN Swaziland. *UTL's Kenyan marketing manager Levi Nyakundi…

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CORE SUB PROJECT MANAGER – SOUTHERN AFRICA The client is urgently requesting the services of a experienced Sub Project Managerr to work on a project of huge importance. It is…

JUMPTV SIGNS STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH ORASCOM'S LINKDOTNET

JumpTV Inc, the world's leading broadcaster of ethnic television over the Internet, has signed a strategic partnership agreement with LINKdotNET to market all of JumpTV's channels on a subscription basis…

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- WORKSHOP ON BROADBAND OVER POWERLINE 3-4 October 2006, Dakar, Senegal The African Telecommunications Union (ATU) is holding a workshop on Powerline Communications (PLC), the alternative last mile platform utilizing…

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EAST AFRICAN FIBRE SUMMIT 22-23 September 2009, Laico Regency Hotel, Nairobi www.aitecafrica.com BROADBAND AFRICA SUMMIT 28-29 September 2009, Dakar, Senegal Broadband Africa is the leading conference and exhibition for the…

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Gateway Communications, Intercel and ETI SA - Guinea Gateway Communications has further increased its presence in West Africa having signed two deals in Guinea, expanding its work with Intercel and…

People

- Arthur Kouassi Aloco has been appointed at the head the telecoms regulator, the Agence des télécommunications de Côte d’Ivoire (ATCI). He used to be head of regulation at Côte…

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Nigeria Com20 - 21 September, 2011, Lagos, NigeriaThe 2nd annual Nigeria Com returns to Lagos. Gain unique market perspectives and insights from a 40 strong speaker-line up including 25+ Operator…

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SPA seeks speakers for iWeek 2012 conference in Cape TownThe Internet Service Providers' Association of South Africa (ISPA) is seeking speakers for iWeek 2012 in September in Century City, Cape…

Events

*AFTLD ANNUAL EVENT 13-17 April 2009, Arusha, Tanzania Under the theme "Securing Africa’s Internet Infrastructure”, the AfTLD annual African ccTLD event for 2009 will include a detailed three (3) day…

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* REVENUE ASSURANCE FOR HIGH GROWTH MARKETS 18th-21st January Mövenpick Hotel, Dubai http://www.iir-events.com/IIR-Conf/page.aspx?id=16215 * TELECOM FINANCE 2009 27th – 29th January 2009, Renaissance Chancery Court Hotel, London, UK Now in…

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* Neotel, ECI, BroadGate Systems – South Africa Neotel has selected ECI XDM and BroadGate systems for the building of its national next generation transport backbone network. * Algerie Telecom…

MULTICHOICE RELAUNCHES DSTV BOUQUET IN ZIMBABWE

Multichoice Africa has relaunched the DStv Compact bouquet, now featuring 25 satellite television channels and more than 50 music and radio channels. DStv Compact is designed as an alternative to…

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* CFO - EAST AFRICA This telecommunication group is looking for a candidate that will act as the business partner in all areas of operations. As the key member of…

Jobs and Opportunities

* Invitation to Tender for Consultancy Services for the Development of a Cost Model and Pricing Framework for Telecommunication Services to Enhance Competition among Operators in Botswana The Botswana Telecommunications…

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Digital Migration and Spectrum Policy Summit30 July- 1 August 2011, Nairobi, KenyaConference convened by the ATU Summary: Convener:ATU/SponsorFor more information visit here: Connecting Rural Communities Africa ForumDate: 24-26 August 2011,…

People

- Samsung Electronics SA has appointed Matthew Thackrah to the newly created position of deputy MD, just weeks after the sudden resignation of MD Deon Liebenberg, who left the Korean…

Events

The 7th edition of DCD Converged Johannesburg  Monday, 13th October 2014Join us for this engaging learning opportunity and the chance to network with over 250 data center professionals.- IT &…

Jobs and Opportunities

TASK MANAGER 3rd infoDev Global Forum on Innovation & Business Incubation. The 3rd infoDev Global Forum will be held in Florianopolis, Brazil on October 26-30, 2009 and will integrate the…

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* CALL FOR PAPERS FOR WORLD e-ID 2009 CONFERENCE WORLD e-ID 2009 aims to be an ideal opportunity to share visions, see new perspectives and opportunities based on new application…

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DIGITAL BROADCASTING SWITCHOVER FORUM 2007 29th January – 1st February 2007. InterContinental Sandton Sun & Towers, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa Hosted by ICASA and organised by the CTO  the digital…

CONTRACTS: WHO'S SELLING WHAT TO WHOM?

TPDF AND MINCOM - TANZANIA Mincom Africa has secured a contract to provide an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution to the Tanzanian People’s Defence Force (TPDF). The multi-million Rand contract…

Contracts

Planetsky and Real Image - Swaziland Real Image Ltd, a pioneer in the provision of Internet Services and customized communications solutions in Swaziland, has signed a contract with leading provider…

Events

Managed Services World Congress 201218 – 19 September 2012, Maritim Pro Arte Hotel, Berlin, GermanyWith Managed Service business models evolving in new and exciting directions, it’s time to reassess the…

Jobs & Opportuntites

Wikipedia's 'Wiki Loves Africa' Contest to Showcase Africa's Diversity Via PhotosI'm sure you have seen this on the top banner of the Wikipedia page once you tried to search something…

Contracts

Libya Telecom and Huawei - Libya Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. has secured a FTTH (fiber to the home) network deployment contract from Libya Telecom and Technology (LTT), announced the Shenzhen-based…

Contracts

* Motorola and MTN - Uganda Motorola Global Services has announced a three-year, multi-million dollar network optimisation services contract with mobile operator MTN Uganda, which will result in improvements in…

People

* Tibou Kamara has been appointed Minister of Communication and ICT in Guinea (Conakry). * In Algeria, Hamid Bessalah is now head of the Ministry of Post and ICT. *…

JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIES

CUSTOMER PROJECT MANAGER - NETWORK ROLL OUT – SOUTH AFRICA The company is looking  for an Ericsson & Huawei experienced Customer Project Manager to be based in South Africa. The…

PEOPLE

* US e-learning company Skills2Learn has invested R6m in SA to tap into the demand for skills development.Chairman Frank Keery said the company had decided to open a branch in…

PEOPLE

* Presenting a paper titled "Liberalisation of the Communication Sector: The Gains So Far" on behalf of the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) Executive Vice Chairman, Engr. Ernest Ndukwe, Engr Olwale…

Jobs & Opportunities

BE A PARTNER IN WORLD 2011’s “IDEAS CONNECT THE WORLD” The opportunity: An open innovation competitionTechnology can do amazing things: It can change the way we live, how we do business,…

Opportunities

Andela Is Accepting Applications To Its Paid 4-Year Fellowship Class in LagosAndela, the talent accelerator that trains software developers and matches them with global employers has begun accepting applications to…

Events

* UNLOCKING THE POTENTIAL OF MOBILE TECHNOLOGY FOR SOCIAL IMPACT August 2008, Johannesburg, South Africa he fourth annual SANGONeT “ICTs for Civil Society” conference and exhibition will be held in…

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AfNOG WORKSHOP IN MAY IN WEST AFRICA http://www.afnog.org) http://www.accorhotels.com/accorhotels/fichehotel/gb/nov/0529/ fiche_hotel.shtml http://www.afrinic.org) FIRST NATIONAL RWANDA ICT CONVENTION The first national computing & telecommunications exhibition and conference Kigali Institute of Science &…

Contracts

Glo 1 and Julius Berger Construction - NigeriaConstruction giant, Julius Berger has signed on to Glo 1 International submarine cable. By the terms of the contract, Glo 1 will provide…

Events

Connected Africa26–27 May 2015The Sandton Convention CentreJohannesburg, South AfricaAfrica’s telecommunications sector is booming!Enterprises, ISP’s telcos and partners are under huge pressure to capitalise on the vast opportunities in the African…

Jobs and Opportunities

* Head of IT – West Africa The company, a West-African Mobile Phone network, is seeking a Head of IT to manage all aspects of their IT systems and Enterprise…

JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIES

- Nigeria’s Starcomms is looking for an Events and Promotion Executive to provide execute and direction of all events and promitonal activities of the company. For details contact: Ms. Phyllis…

EVENTS

AITEC GHANA LAUNCHES TECHNOLOGY WEEK IN ACCRA, TAMALE, CAPE COAST AND KUMASI This year, AITEC plans a major makeover for AITEC West Africa 2003. The Vice President, VISA (CEMEA) Stuart…

People

South African part state-owned operator Telkom has announced the appointment of industry veteran Alphonzo Samuels as chief technology officer (CTO), as the firm moves closer to completing its new leadership…

Contracts

* Meditel and Inovacao - Morocco Meditel, Morocco’s second mobile operator has awarded a network upgrade contract to PT Inovacao, after the Portuguese vendor won an international tender to equip…

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eGov Kenya 20-21 March 2014Brackenhurst Conference CentreNairobi, KenyaeGov Kenya will provide an intensive two-day briefing for CFOs and CIOs from each county to empower them with the insights and knowledge…

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- MTC subsidiary Celtel International, announced that Lord Simon Cairns has been appointed Chairman of the Board after Dr. Mo Ibrahim resigned.

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East Africa: M - Lab Launches Pivot East 2014 CompetitionStartups can start submitting their ideas for East Africa's mobile startups pitching competition and conference - Pivot East 2014 - which…

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- CAPACITY AFRICA 2007 10-11 September, Cape Town, South Africa Capacity Africa 2007 provides a forum for providers from across Africa, along with the international carriers and service providers to…

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* Hassan Versi of Tanzania’s Quality Computers died last week. He was only 30 but had started in the business at the age of 19 with Salama Office Automation. His…

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* Azdine El Moutassir Billah has been appointed as General Director of the ANRT, the Moroccan Telecoms regulator. * René Serge Blanchard Oba, the general administrator of the massively loss-making…

CONTRACTS: WHO'S SELLING WHAT TO WHOM?

UTL and Alcatel-Lucent - Uganda UTL has signed a 20m Euro (sh47.5b) contract with Alcatel-Lucent to expand its mobile network. "The network will be used during the Commonwealth Heads of…

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*Craig Butler has been appointed as business development manager at Avaya local office in South Africa. His new business development responsibilities with Avaya will span both the KwaZulu-Natal and Cape…

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O3b Networks has appointed Mark Rigolle as CEO. Rigolle succeeds Greg Clarke, who is stepping down for personal reasons but will continue to support O3b Networks as member of the…

People

- Craige Fleischer, regional director for Southern Africa at Research In Motion (RIM), has officially jumped ship to Samsung Electronics as of 1 October. Fleischer follows closely in the footsteps…

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* THE AFRICAN BANKING TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE – “New dates” 28th March – 4th April 2008, Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Nairobi, Kenya The conference theme is “sharing knowledge and best practices…

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- THIRD ANNUAL AFRICAN VOIP FORUM 21-23 August 2006, Muson Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria The event offers a high-powered educational opportunity for Africa’s ISPs, telecom operators and corporate VoIP…

AFRICAN FILMS GO DIGITAL TO BUCK SYSTEM

For African film makers, the future is digital. Cash-strapped, creative and keen to reach wider audiences, the continent's directors have been turning to digital technology as a low-cost, viable alternative…

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- Doctor Ignace Gahangara Gatare, has been appointed Minister in charge of ICT in Rwanda. Doctor Gatare, a PhD graduate and Doctor in Engineering Sciences, was working in the Faculty…

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DIGITAL AFRICA SUMMIT 9-11 March 2010, Munyonyo Resort, Lake Victoria, Kampala,Uganda This year's 8th Annual Digital Africa Summit is set to be Africa’s premier ICT business summit, creating more opportunities…

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- Mobile operator Cell C is searching for a CTO and a CIO, after splitting the function of the head of its technical group. Until the end of September, Ronald…

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Former CEO Michael Jordaan’s first job since leaving First National Bank (FNB) is to be the chairman of Mxit, the Stellenbosch-based social network.Jordaan, who eschewed the traditional image of a…

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* PROGRAM MANAGER – WEST AFRICA The company is looking to find an experience Program Manager for a 2 years contract. You will be responsible to execute the contract ensuring…

CALL FOR TENDERS

- CALL FOR PROPOSALS (CFP) FOR CONNECTIVITY OF THE EAST AFRICAN INTERNET EXCHANGE POINTS (EAIXP) This project aims to keep the East African internet traffic local to the region through…

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-One time general manager of dealer sales for Globacom Limited, Okon Iyanam has been appointed as the new chief marketing officer for Vmobile Nigeria. Mr. Iyanam, whose appointment takes effect…

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BarCampAfrica UK 2009 7 November 2009, Vodafone HQ, London, UK This event will bring together a group of talented entrepreneurs, technologist, charities, engineers, designers, bloggers, artists, with a passion for…

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* Regional Director - Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office IDRC The Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa is the focal point of IDRC’s presence and management in the…

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Virgin Mobile SA CEO Steve Bailey has decided to step down and will leave the company at the end of this month. Virgin Mobile is looking for a suitable candidate…

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Card, ATM & Mobile Expo Africa 201311 – 13 June 2013Eko Hotel & Suites, Lagos, NigeriaCard, ATM & Mobile Expo 2013 will showcase innovation and new differentiated products, bring about…

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The Social Media Week Lagos Team is excited to announce that our official schedule is now LIVE and registration is open!  At present we have 84 events scheduled and will…

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- Aggrey Awori has been appointed as the new Minister for Information and Communication Technology in Uganda. He replaces outgoing minister, Dr Ham Mulira. - Ericsson South Africa has confirmed…

Contracts

* Cell One and TelePassport - Namibia Mobile operator Cell One and TelePassport signed a least cost routing (LCR) distribution agreement. The agreement allows Cell One to use the LCR…

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* PROGRAM ASSISTANT – USA The Africa Program is seeking a qualified, highly motivated individual with a strong interest in African issues to serve as a Program Assistant at the…

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WSIS THEMATIC MEETING 6-7 May 2005, Bamako, Mali UNESCO, in partnership with the 'Académie Africaine des Langues' (ACALAN), the 'Agence Intergouvernementale de la Francophonie' (AIF) and the Government of Mali…

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3G PLANNING & OPTIMISATION MANAGER – WEST AFRICA The company is looking for a Planning & Optimization Performance Manager. The right candidate will coordinate with the Planning & Optimization Team…

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Togo Telecom and Xtera - Togo Togo Telecom has contracted Xtera Communications, a global provider of optical and IP networking solutions, to deploy a high capacity fibre-optic network across Togo.…

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MTN Group has appointed Ahmed Faroukh as its Vice President (VP) of the West and Central Africa (WECA) region.Faroukh was CEO of MTN Nigeria for almost five years and recently…

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Web Creation WorkshopThe Creative Web Workshop, Software Dynamics in partnership with Google East Africa will be hosting an exciting, on-site and active web, internet marketing and Social Media management workshop,…

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* 2009 3G CDMA MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA REGIONAL CONFERENCE 18-20 March 2009, Pavilion Centre, Cape Town, South Africa Under the theme “Empowering Communities with 3G CDMA", operators will be…

CONTRACTS: WHO'S SELLING WHAT TO WHOM?

* MTN AND HARRIS CORPORATION – AFRICA Harris Corporation , global supplier of wireless equipment and services, has secured a five-year supplier agreement with Africa's mobile phone operator, MTN Group.…

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- According to South African e-lawyer Dominic Cull, an associate at legal firm Nicciferguson,(quoted in ItWeb) says section 40 of the Telecommunications Act was regarded as amended by the ministerial…

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Kenya: Provision of services for Nairobi IP station. Deadline: 4/12/2005 Tuesday, March 22, 2005 Tender for the supply, delivery, installation, testing , commissioning & provision of services for 7.3M Standard…

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LPTIC and Alcatel-Lucent - Libya Alcatel-Lucent announced that it has further strengthened its working relationship with LPTIC (Libyan Post Telecommunications & Information Technology Company) by signing a multimillion euro contract…

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NPO Project Manager – Kenya- More than 8 years experience in GSM technology with minumum 3 years experience in NPO Project management.- Excellent understanding of project delivery phases.- Good knowledgeof…

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Tender for the supply and implementation of banking software application - Ethiopia Wegagen Bank S.C. has announced an international tender for the supply and implementation of banking application software for…

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CTO FORUM 2005 ICT Business and Development: The Challenge of Access 5 - 6 September 2005, Yaounde, Cameroon http://www.cto.int/forum05/index.php

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Main One and Cisco – NigeriaMain One Cable Company, the first privately owned submarine network cable in West Africa, will be deploying Cisco's Internet Protocol Next- Generation Network (IP-NGN) solution…

People

VIS NAIDOO APPOINTED VICE PRESIDENT OF COLProfessor Asha Kanwar, President and CEO of the Commonwealth of Learning (COL), has announced the appointment of Mr. Visagan (Vis) Naidoo as COL's Vice…

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Mobinil and eServGlobal - Egypt eServGlobal announced that Mobinil has chosen the eServGlobal platform to launch its Missed Call Alert (MCA) service. Mobinil required a solution to notify subscribers of…

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* The Presidents of Rwanda, Tunisia and Senegal have been nominated for this year's ICT Africa awards in recognition of their role in ICT development in their respective countries. *…

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The Parliamentary Commission has two vacancies for young IT professionals to be filled in the next few weeks. 1. Senior Systems Analyst/Programmer with knowledge and skills in using ORACLE Developer…

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* The SABC board has moved to suspend CEO Solly Mokoetle, it emerged on Tuesday.* Mamodupi Mohlala, former director-general of South Africa’s Department of Communications looks set to be offered…

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Managed Services World Congress 201218 – 19 September 2012, Maritim Pro Arte Hotel, Berlin, GermanyWith Managed Service business models evolving in new and exciting directions, it’s time to reassess the…

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Quality Assurance Internship1    Company: Caytree Partners    Deadline: Thursday 28th August 2014    Location: NairobiJob DescriptionAre you a recent college graduate with programming experience? Are you looking to join a fast-paced company?…

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SimplePay's Chief Operating Officer Rich Tanksley has resigned from his role as COO. Rich, who joined SimplePay in June 2014 will retire into an advisory capacity as a member of…

People

- Taha Khalifa has been appointed as new Intel Egypt Country Manager, Elamrawi takes on the role of Regional Director for Enterprise Solutions in the Middle East; Mohammed Amer as…

People

* The shortlist of CEO candidates for the State IT Agency (SITA) was not presented to Cabinet, as was expected, and is being reviewed by public service and administration minister…

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- West Africa Telecommunication Regulators Assembly (WATRA) has appointed Nnamdi Nwokike its Executive Secretary for a term of three years. - The following four women have been appointed to the…

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- ICT AFRICA INVESTMENT SUMMIT 2006 - STRATEGIES FOR SUSTAINABLE Development of ICT infrastructure in Africa 4 – 6 May 200, Intercontinental Hotel, Kigali, Rwanda For further information contact titi@cyberschuul.com…

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- Colonel Abihud N. Nalingigwa, Director General, Tanzania Communication Commission made a plea for operators to extend their services to rural areas at the inauguration of Tanzania’s first private-sector commercial…

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MOBIFEST 2010NIGERIANigeria’s first and largest mobile application event will be in Lagos less than two weeks and a key focus for this inaugural event is not surprisingly – Mobile applications…

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The 7th edition of DCD Converged Johannesburg  Monday, 13th October 2014Join us for this engaging learning opportunity and the chance to network with over 250 data center professionals.- IT &…

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MTN Group appoints new Group Chief Business Risk OfficerMTN Group has appointed Suren Sooklal to the role of Group Chief Business Risk Officer, effective immediately. He joins MTN from PricewaterhouseCoopers…

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Anzisha Prize 2015 opens to give $75,000 to entrepreneurs in AfricaThe Anzisha Prize which has announced a call for applications today for Africa's youngest, most exciting social and business entrepreneurs…

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* Mobile Banking & Financial Services Africa 20-22 July 2009, Southern Sun Grayston Hotel, Johannesburg Building on the highly successful inaugural event last year, the conference will again deliver timely…

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* MOBILEACTIVE08 SUMMIT 13-15 October 2008, Johannesburg, South Africa SANGONeT and MobileActive.org are pleased to announce that they will be hosting the MobileActive08 Summit. The theme of the event is…

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- E-LIBERIA: VISION 2010 23 April 2007, Morovia, Liberia E-Liberia:Vision 2010 will take place in Monrovia the week of 23 April, 2007. The program will include the unveiling of the…

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* ERICSSON MSS (MOBILE SOFT SWITCH) – KENYA To provide first line technical support to our GSM customers on MSS (MSC-S and MGW) Core Networks, by conducting trouble shooting and…

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* Chief Executive Officer of Econet Wireless Nigeria, Mr. Zachary Wazara has revealed the traumatic experience which GSM operators went through with the previous management of the National Carrier, NITEL.In…

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BOTSWANA HOSTS SCHOOLNET’S PAN-AFRICAN CONFERENCE (28 APRIL - 2 MAY 2003) A Pan-African workshop focused on using information and communication technologies (ICTs) to support the education systems in Africa will…

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*Business Consultant (EMEA)Parvana Strategic Sourcing (PTY) Ltd in JohannesburgJob Title: Business Consultant (EMEA)Job Type: PermanentJob ID: 999869City: JohannesburgCountry: South AfricaDescription:Main Role:• As Business Consultant you will be involved in all…

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InMobi, a mobile advertising firm, has appointed a Kenyan-born Isis Nyong'o as its vice president and managing director for Africa as it seeks to get a larger share of the…

People

- The GSM Association (GSMA) has announced that Rob Conway, the Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board of the GSMA, will step down as CEO effective September 1,…

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BBC hackathon aims to crack Africa's digital marketsThe Kenyan capital is home to a tech-savvy elite, but ideas formed at this week's hackathon could benefit the entire country.The World Service,…

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Africa IT & Telecom Forum 201526 -27 March 2015 AbidjanHow Africa will manage its digital transformation?Share the experience and success of policy makers in the development sector.For further information click…

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ISOC Fellowship to the IETF The Internet Society has announced that it is seeking applications for the next round of the ISOC Fellowship to the IETF program. The program offers…

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* SAFIPA: Call for Proposals – South Africa SAFIPA (the South Africa - Finland Knowledge Partnership on ICT) has announced its first call for proposals. SAFIPA is a partnership programme…

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CONSULTANT FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A COMPREHENSIVE NATIONAL ICT BILL FOR THE GOVERNMENT OF RWANDA The consultant shall on basis of assessment and analysis of the existing ICT legislations (e-commerce…

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- PHCN AND PHASE 3 TELECOM – NIGERIA The management of Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PH-CN) has handed over some segments of its High Voltage Telecommunication Infrastructure (HIVOTEL) fibre…

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A LOW COST SOLUTION TO INTERNET IN AFRICA? (ITU TELECOM AFRICA EVENT) Special Workshop on National and Pan-African IXPsThursday 6 May 9:30-11:00 Room: Mycerinos C Sending emails from one address…

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harry@aitecafrica.com If our correspondent is "off the mark" or you have factual amendments, mail them to us and we will include them in subsequent News Updates. If you'd like to…

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Blue Labels Telecom and Multi LinksJSE-listed Blue Label Telecoms says a controversial contract signed with Telkom’s ailing Nigerian operation, Multi-Links, is being reviewed.Blue Label co-CEO Mark Levy says the contract…

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HR Manager’s job entails providing practical, consistent, and proactive support, direction and advice to other division managers on HR procedure, policy, best practice, employment rewards, benefits, and legislation to facilitate…

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HIPSSA Project – Consulting Opportunities[HIPSSA/G-5] Call for Applications related the Regulatory Auditing and Cost Modeling in Sub-Sahara Africa projectFor this HIPSSA project's activity a team of five consultants and one…

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AITEC East Africa ICT Summit 201518-19 February 2015Kenya School Of Monetary Studies Nairobi, KenyaThrough its range of in-depth specialist Forums, AITEC East Africa 2015 will provide a unique platform for…

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* Absa Bank and ACI Wordwide - South Africa ACI Worldwide, an international provider of electronic payments software, has won a contract from South African financial services organisation Absa to…

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* MTN and BT Telconsult - Nigeria BT Telconsult has announced a new consulting agreement with MTN Nigeria Communications Limited under which BT consultants will partner with the leading African…

People

* The Minister of Information and Communications of Nigeria, John Odey, has just been elected the chairman of African ICT Ministers. * Patrick Pisal Hamida has been appointed as the…

CONTRACTS: WHO'S SELLING WHAT TO WHOM?

VERIFONE AND INTERSWITCH - NIGERIA VeriFone Holdings Incorporated has secured further deals with InterSwitch, a transaction switching and electronic payment processing company to roll out general packets radio service (GPRS)-enabled…

PEOPLE

* South Africa's biggest Internet Service Provider (ISP), Internet Solutions, a unit of IT firm Dimension Data, has appointed Dharmesh Rama as its new financial director. Internet Solutions said in…

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* On the move: Xerox International Group has appointed Ben Gale as general manager sales and marketing for the company's operations across 67 countries in Africa and the Middle East.…

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* Zambia's Itezhi-Tezhi District Commissioner Godfrey Beene has cited the lack of reliable communication infrastructure as negating development in his area. Beene appealed to the government to facilitate enhanced communication…

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- SA’s Telkom has launched a series of learnerships designed to plug the gap between the skills in demand and skills available in SA’s ICT industry. According to the company,…

Contracts

MTN and Radcom – East AfricaRadcom, a provider of service assurance solutions, says that it has won a contract from South Africa based MTN for its Omni-Q Service Assurance solution…

Contracts

Globacom and Shell - NigeriaGlobacom signed a second 10-year contract with the Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC). Under the 10-year deal, Glo1 Enterprise will provide SPDC a high speed bandwidth…

Events

The 7th edition of DCD Converged Johannesburg  Monday, 13th October 2014Join us for this engaging learning opportunity and the chance to network with over 250 data center professionals.- IT &…

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* ITU REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT FORUM 2008 "Bridging the ICT standardization gap in developing countries" for the African Region 26-28 May 2008, Accra, Ghana The Forums are intended for executives from…

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* Oracle SA channel director, Deon Els has stepped down from his position. Although it is not known yet where the Oracle veteran will be heading to, indications are that…

EVENTS

- Telecoms conference 2006: Has Telecoms deregulation delivered on its promise? Tuesday January 31st 2006, Cape Town International Convention Centre For further information contact Nicky Floris, nicky@callingthecape.org.za or (021) 487…

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VOIP event to be held in Durban The proposed date for this VoIP event is the 23 November 2004. This event is being organised by Digital Coast (www.digitalcoast.org.za). Digital Coast…

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ACT 2004, MAURITIUS (7-9 SEPTEMBER) AITEC Africa and Act ICT Industry Alliance of Mauritius confirm partnership to host sixth annual African Computing & Telecommunications Summit at Mauritius CyberTower, 7-9 September…

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Green Pioneer Accelerator Program launches in Kenya, South AfricaA new startup accelerator program was today launched in Nairobi, Kenya, and will target green entrepreneurs with ambitious ideas in Africa.Dubbed the…

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Brightest Young Minds looks for changemakers to fix Africa’s problemsBrightest Young Minds (BYM) has announced its 15th annual summit will take place in Johannesburg on July 16-20, with the organisation…

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* Expert for feasibility study for deploying a power line communications (PLC) network in Seychelles he study is to design a PLC network using PUC’s electricity network, recommend the appropriate…

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- Digital Broadcasting Switchover Forum 2006 organised by the CTO 3rd- 5th April To register and other general enquires contact Bhavna Kerai on b.kerai@cto.int or call +44 (0) 207 024…

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- The Reuters Digital Vision Program (RDVP) at Stanford University is accepting applications for the 2006-07 academic year (September 2006 - June 2007). The deadline is April 3, 2006. Fellowships…

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- IDRC is looking for a Managing Director for its Community Technology Learning/Telecentre Support Network. The increased emphasis on skills, abilities and networks in the Digital Age has led many…

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- A well known radio company is looking for Sudanese nationals who are qualified Site Engineers and Transmission Engineers. Submit your resume at www.delconsulting.com If our correspondent is "off the…

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- The Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) has elected Titi Omo-Ettu, Chief Executive Officer of Telecoms Answers Associates as its new president. - AMD has announced the appointment…

Events

2nd Annual Cloud World Forum Africa23rd-24th April 2013Sandton Sun Hotel, Johannesburg, South AfricaCombining the Cloud Computing World Forum Africa and Cloud Africa, this two day conference and exhibition covers every…

Events

Nairobi Innovation Week5 -7 August 2015 University of NairobiThe Nairobi Innovation Week Committee has announced the official commencement of the registration process for the event in August, which will bring…

Contracts

* Telkom and Alcatel-Lucent - Kenya Telkom Kenya is edging closer to a full roll-out of its GSM network as it has signed a deal with Alcatel-Lucent, to provide it…

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* REUTERS DIGITAL VISION FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME The Digital Vision Program supports social entrepreneurs who seek to leverage technology-based solutions in the interest of humanitarian, educational, and sustainable development goals. The…

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WSIS FORUM 2010 10-14 May 2010, Geneva, Switzerland Half way to the final review of the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) and ahead of the two-thirds MDG review…

People

Olusola Teniola has recently stepped down as the COO of Phase3 Telecom in Nigeria to take over the reins from Steve Herridge as CEO of Internet Solutions, Nigeria; a subsidiary…

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* Uganda is fielding Patrick Masambu, the Uganda Communication Commission's Executive Director, for the job of the Telecommunications Development Bureau chief in Geneva. Masambu's candidature was endorsed by both the…

CONTRACTS: WHO'S SELLING WHAT TO WHO?

- KAGISANO GROUP HOLDING – SPESCOM DATAFUSION – SOUTH AFRICA Kagisano Group Holdings has invested R1,3m in call centre technology from Spescom DataFusion and the Nasdaq-listed, Spescom group. Kagisano purchased…

Contracts

Zain and Connectiva Systems - Africa Zain, a mobile telecommunication operator in the Middle East and Africa with a commercial presence in 23 countries has selected Connectiva Systems, Inc., a…

People

 *Kenyan Robert Mburu is this year's winner of the GE Mentorship Experience after his prize, a mobile alarm system, scooped first position at last week's 2010 Maker Faire Africa symposium.

People

- Rene Meza has quit as CEO of Airtel Kenya after a three year stint at the second largest mobile phone service provider locally. Meza who joined Airtel Kenya on…

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Orange launches second edition of the Orange African Social Venture PrizeArmed with the success of the previous edition in 2011, Orange has launched the second edition of its Orange African…

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Pivot East 2013 to Establish Enterprises Out of Mobile APP DevelopersPivot East is now accepting applications for its third edition, happening on the 25th and 26th of June in Kampala,…

Events

AITEC Banking & Mobile Money15 - 16 July 2014Eko Hotel, Lagos NigeriaDear Colleague,For a number of reasons, including the recent dismissal of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria,…

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- VOIP AFRICA 2006 05-09 June 2006, Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa VoIP Africa 2006 will be IIR's second African forum focusing on the crucial, and interrelated, topics…

 PEOPLE

  *   Chair of Arivia.kom Nigeria Professor Pat Utomi launched its corporate strategy last week: "The business is characterised by large, end-to-end IT outsource agreements, the deployment of turn-key business…

Events

Nigeria Com28-29 September 2010 Eko Expo Centre, Lagos Nigeria A brand new event in the Com World Series, Nigeria Com is the ONLY event focused on Nigerian telcos. Incorporating 25+…

People

Heiko Schlittke has been appointed as CEO of Zain (now Bharti-Airtel) Madagascar.

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IT- Account Management Reference Number: AJS0011422Preferred Degree: Relevant QualificationsJob Type: Permanent/Full TimeJob Country: South AfricaJob Location: Pretoria-South AfricaExperience (Years): 2-4Job Description Title: IT Advisory AnalystBusiness Unit: IT AdvisoryReporting to: ITA…

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Software developer2Company: Futures GroupDeadline: Monday 30th June 2014Location: LusakaJob DescriptionWe are looking for two skilled, motivated and creative full time software developers for our informatics team in Zambia. We are…

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* MSC/HLR/SCP Consultant - GABON The company is looking for an MSC / HLR / SCP (softswitch essential) Engineer to work in Gabon starting Immediately.  At least 5 years proven…

 EVENTS

  THE SIXTH ANNUAL AFRICAN COMPUTING & TELECOMMUNICATIONS SUMMIT      "BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS TO MAINSTREAMS AFRICA'S ICT SECTOR"      LE MERIDIAN HOTEL, MAURITIUS, 7-9 SEPTEMBER 2004   "If Mauritian enterprises are…

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Content Delivery Network Specialist MWEB in Cape TownThe Optinet division in Cape Town currently has a vacancy for a Content Delivery Network Specialist, who, reporting to the General Manager: Networks,…

People

*Newly appointed Communications Minister Radhakrishna "Roy" Padayachie announced on Thursday that he aimed to fill all vacancies within the next six months.

Events

Launchpad  Africa22 December 2010, London, United KingdomLaunchpad Africa is aimed at professionals that have an interest in using innovation, entrepreneurship, and business to move Africa forward. We want to help…

PEOPLE

* Logicalis has named Ian Cook as CEO, says international ICT company Datatec Group. Cook will head up Datatec's IT infrastructure solutions and network integration business from the beginning of…

CONTRACTS: WHO'S SELLING WHAT TO WHO?

* CONSORTIUM AND  LIMPOPO HOSPITAL – SOUTH AFRICA The R261 million tender for upgrading and maintaining hospital information systems in the Limpopo province has been awarded to LHC Health Solutions,…

PEOPLE

Outgoing SABC group CEO Peter Matlare is to take up his new position as an executive director at Vodacom SA on 1 April. Vodacom Group chief communications officer Mthobi Tyamzashe…

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www.atics.info   -   The ICT Business Plan Competition, organized by Deloitte, NIC Bank,  and c4IDEA.com, seeks to encourage and facilitate the rapid growth an  improvement of ICT businesses in Kenya. …

People

South Africa’s M-IT has appointed Zunaid Mayet as Managing Director. With more than 20 years experience in the ICT sector, Mayet has worked around the globe, establishing and running businesses…

Events

*Newly appointed Communications Minister Radhakrishna "Roy" Padayachie announced on Thursday that he aimed to fill all vacancies within the next six months.

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Google Policy FellowshipNow accepting 2011 Google Policy Fellowship applications!We're excited to announce our fourth summer for the Google Policy Fellowship Program--to support students and organizations working on policy issues fundamental…

People

Millicom CEO steps downMillicom CEO Hans-Holger Albrecht has revealed that he will be stepping down from his position at the end of 2014. According to Albrecht, the reason for the…

People

- The Chief Executive Officer of Nigerian Telecommunications Plc (NITEL), Kelvin Caruso, has been redeployed. According to an internal memo dated April 29, 2009, new management structure of NITEL has…

People

* Katim Touray, the former Managing Director of Gamtel, has been reinstated as the Managing Director of the company. Touray was remove early last year shortly after Spectrum Company took…

EVENTS

- GSM-3G WORLD SERIES - NORTH AFRICA 8-9 November 2006, Sheraton Tunis Hotel, Tunis, Tunisia "What are the market impacts of additional competition and 3G licensing in North Africa? How…

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NEWCOM AFRICA GENERATES HIGH LEVEL OF INDUSTRY SUPPORT NewCom Africa 2005 to serve as multi-stakeholder forum for promotion of sustainable hybrid solutions combining satellite, Wi-Fi, VoIP, mobile, and broadband technologies…

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* A mixture of technology experts and government officials has been selected as advisers to help boost SA’s development skills in open source software. The advisers will work with the…

PEOPLE

* Over four years ago the Department of Communications (DoC) recognised the pressing need to actively address the pervasive digital divide by establishing the National Electronic Media Institute of South…

Events

* Telecoms World Africa 31 August - 4 September 2009, Cape Town international Convention Centre - Cape Town Telecoms World Africa is an established forum for the communications sector in…

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* Network & Infrastructure Specialist - Senior (CPT)City: Cape TownCountry: South AfricaDescription:Main Role:• Our client is looking for a Linux specialist. In addition to this, they require the candidate to…

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Brightstar and RIM -AfricaBrightstar Corp, a global services company providing solutions to manufacturers, operators, retailers, and enterprises in the telecommunications industry, on Tuesday (today) announced an expansion of its distribution…

Events

* INET Africa Meeting 2009 18 May 2009, Cairo, Egypt INET Africa meeting will be held together with AfNOG and AfriNIC meetings that will be held during the same week.…

Events

* REVENUE ASSURANCE FOR HIGH GROWTH MARKETS 18th-21st January Mövenpick Hotel, Dubai http://www.iir-events.com/IIR-Conf/page.aspx?id=16215 * TELECOM FINANCE 2009 27th – 29th January 2009, Renaissance Chancery Court Hotel, London, UK Now in…

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3G RADIO NETWORK CONSULTANT – SOUTH AFRICA The company is currently looking for a Senior 3G Radio Network Consultant with expertise in 3G Radio Network Design and Tuning. Applicants to…

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- There is just two weeks until the close of applications to win the APC Africa Hafkin Prize for 2004/5. "Connectivity is a term referring to the means by which…

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www.infoDev.org) If our correspondent is "off the mark" or you have factual amendments, mail them to us and we will include them in subsequent News Updates. If you'd like to…

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Alcatel Lucent 3G Optimisation Engineer is needed by a major client.You will have very good technical experience of 3G Optimisation working Alcatel Lucent equipment.The successful candidate will carry out 3G/2G…

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*Ceragon inks multi-million dollar turnkey contract with mCelIsrael-based wireless backhaul solutions provider Ceragon Networks has announced that it has signed a contract with Mozambican mobile operator mCel to provide the…

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Umts Install Commissioning Engineers - Uganda EngineersTangent International are looking for experienced 3G UMTS Installation and Commissioning Engineers for an urgent project in Uganda.The project is for two months and…

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* Experienced Software developer – Ghana BusyLab is looking for an experienced software developer interested in trying something different and sharing knowledge in Africa. You should be able to teach…

CONTRACTS: WHO'S SELLING WHAT TO WHOM?

* ETHIOPIA AIRLINE AND SABRE IT Ethiopian airline Thursday announced the upgrading of its passenger service management by switching from SITA to Sabre IT system with effect from midnight of…

Contracts

Zain, and Harris Stratex Networks US wireless solutions provider Harris Stratex Networks has announced it has partnered with mobile operator Zain Nigeria to build a new network operations centre (NOC)…

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Kenya: Nokia Hosts Mobile APP Competition 'Ignite Hackathon'Mobile technology company, Nokia in partnership with CapitalFM and eMobilis will host a two day mobile application development competition on 24th and 25th…

Events

Card, ATM & Mobile Expo Africa 201311 – 13 June 2013Eko Hotel & Suites, Lagos, NigeriaCard, ATM & Mobile Expo 2013 will showcase innovation and new differentiated products, bring about…

Contracts

* Infotechnology Solutions an Clickatell - Nigeria Infotechnology Solutions has chosen Clickatell to offer interactive text alerts to banking customers in Nigeria - one of the fastest growing African economies.…

Contracts

* Ghana Telecom and Huawei - Ghana Ghanaian fixed line and mobile operator Ghana Telecom (GT) has signed a USD120 million contract with China’s Huawei Technologies to upgrade its existing…

People

* Gateway Communications has announced that Lanre Kolade has been promoted to the newly-created position of Managing Director for the Central Africa region.

Events

* ITU REGIONAL CYBERSECURITY FORUM FOR EASTERN AND SOUTHERN AFRICA 25-28 August 2008, Lusaka, Zambia The purpose of the forum is to identify the main challenges faced by countries in…

PEOPLE

South Africa's MTN Group says that it has appointed Eric Tronel as chief executive of MTN Congo. John Joseph has been appointed CEO of Africa Online. He was the current…

PEOPLE

Nicomm 2005 will be postponed until November 2005 because of the tragic death of Engr Charles Alaba Joseph, President ATCON who died on September 15, 2005 in Lagos. For more…

PEOPLE

- TELECEL managing director Mr Anthony Carter, who is among several directors charged with illegally dealing in foreign currency, has resigned from the mobile phone service provider. Mr Philip Van-Brouck…

PEOPLE

* The President of The Nigerian Information Technology Professionals in Americas (NITPA), Professor Manny Aniebonom to assist Nigeria in the implementation and development of national Information Technology (IT) and telecommunication…

Jobs and Opportunities

* EXPERTS FOR RICTSP PROJECT – COMESA REGION - Project title: A study on Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for the COMESA region Application deadline: Tuesday 19 August 2008 Contract duration:…

EVENTS

- The African E-Gov Forum'07 27th - 29th March 2007, Accra, Ghana The forum in Accra, Ghana, will discuss pan-African issues and methodologies within E-Governance.The event will provide a unique…

EVENTS

THE SEVENTH ANNUAL AFRICAN COMPUTING & TELECOMMUNICATIONS SUMMIT 4-7 October 2005, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Sandton, Johannesburg For further details contact Sean Moroney: Tel +44-(0)1480-880774, seanm@aitecafrica.com To register as a delegate,…

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CYPRUS TO HOST MAJOR CONFERENCE ON BILLING & REVENUE ASSURANCE The Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation will hold a conference on Billing & Revenue Assurance. 6 - 8 June 2005, Larnaca, Cyprus.…

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CYBERSERIES: "SOFTWARE, STARTING UP YOUR OWN", ACCRA (3 JULY 2003) India is making about 50 million dollars in software development. Indications of an emerging economic model for developing countries; what…

Contracts

* Pinnacle Micro and HP – South Africa Pinnacle Micro, the broad-based ICT distributor, has signed a distribution agreement with HP's Personal Systems Group. According to Louis Fourie, head Pinnacle…

PEOPLE

Telkom South Africa announced a new executive committee structure. Thami Msimango is returning to Telkom after briefly defecting to Vodacom, and will become the new chief of global operations and…

JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIES

STRATEGY CONSULTANT TELCO - CENTRAL AFRICA The ideal candidate will be required to provide the strategy and marketing support to new telco that is planning to launch a new mobile…

PEOPLE

South Africa Dimension Data has appointed on its board chartered accountant Peter John Liddiard as a non-executive director.  Liddiard is a member of the boards of Idion Technology Holdings and…

JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIES

COMMUNICATION AND IT OFFICER Reporting to the General Secretary, the Communication and IT Officer (CIO) is responsible for assisting the General Secretary (GS) in coordinating and maintaining contacts with WACSOF…

JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Design of an e-government portal framework for the Government of Seychelles We are presently searching for individual for e-government portal development. Application deadline: As soon as possible and at the…

CONTRACTS: WHO'S SELLING WHAT TO WHOM?

URA AND UTL - UGANDA Uganda Revenue Authority has contracted Uganda Telecom to roll out a voice and data communication network, aimed at transforming and improving revenue collection in the…

EVENTS

- ACHIEVING BEST VALUE IN HUMAN RESOURCE AND SKILLS MANAGEMENT USING INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) 23rd-24th October 2006, Johannesburg South Africa. ICT enables Human Resource Practitioners in Africa access to…

People

- Teraco Data Environments, a  provider of vendor neutral data centre facilities in South Africa, has appointed Jan Hnizdo as Chief Financial Officer.

EVENTS

- USING ICT FOR EFFECTIVE DISASTER MANAGEMENT - AFRICA FORUM 2007 13th - 15th November 2007, Dar es Salaam International Conference Centre, Tanzania The use of ICTs in disaster management…

CALLS FOR TENDERS

STATE ACCELERATED BROADBAND INITIATIVES (SABI) Expression of Interest to Build and Run Broadband Infrastructure in all State Capitals and Selected major Commercial Cities in the Country In a bid to…

Events

eLearning Africa 2011 - Spotlight on Youth, Skills and Employability25-27 May 2011, Dar es Salaam, TanzaniaThe 6th event in the series of pan-African conferences and exhibitions will focus on Africa's…

People

ZA Central Registry appoints Masilela as new CEOThe ZA Central Registry (ZACR) has appointed Mokgabudi Lucky Masilela as its new CEO. Masilela will accelerate transformation within the South African DNS…

CALL FOR TENDER

Three major tenders together worth billions of Rands will be published early next year to replace the core software systems used by government departments in South Africa. The first tender…

JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIES

SI TECHNICAL PROJECT MANAGER - ZAMBIA The company is currently looking for a Senior SI Technical Project Manager with the following skills: He must have Ericsson Charging System/Intelligent Networks competence…

People

­Phuthuma Nhleko, the CEO of South Africa based MTN Group has announced that he will be stepping down from the joint roles of CEO and President at the start of…

Jobs & Opportunities

Nokia Flexi Packet Engineers – South AfricaAll applicants must have hands-on experience working on Nokia Flexi Packet transmission equipment. You must be able to independently work on the comissioning and…

Jobs & Opportunities

Mpbn Support EngineerPosted by: ParaCellPosted date: Fri, 24th FebLocation: Eastern AfricaParaCell is searching for a MPBN Support EngineerRequirementsLooking for consultants with extensive MPBN Support experience.Good communication skills, ability to work…

Events

eGov Kenya 20-21 March 2014Brackenhurst Conference CentreNairobi, KenyaeGov Kenya will provide an intensive two-day briefing for CFOs and CIOs from each county to empower them with the insights and knowledge…

People

* The Board of Namibia Post Limited (NamPost) yesterday announced the resignation of its Chief Executive Officer, Sakaria Nghikembua. * The Chief Executive Officer of Celtel Nigeria, Adebayo Ligali, has…

PEOPLE

* Valerie D'Costa will be joining infoDev as Program Manager, effective January 8, 2007. Ms. D'Costa was selected via an intensive international recruitment process. She currently serves as Director of…

CONTRACTS: WHO'S SELLING WHAT TO WHOM?

- MOBITEL AND SIEMENS - SUDAN Siemens Communications, one of the world’s largest communications providers announced that it has signed a global frame agreement with MobiTel Sudan, part of Mobile…

PEOPLE

* NITEL’S MD and Chief Executive Engr. Ganiyu Adegbuyi is complaining loudly about the Nigerian Government’s privatisation plans for his company. Adegbuyi is quoted as saying: "Predicated on the strategic…

People

- Grameen Foundation has announced the appointment of Norman Buckham as regional CEO for Africa and David Edelstein as the new director of the Grameen Technology Center and vice president…

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DIGITAL AFRICA SUMMIT 9-11 March 2010, Munyonyo Resort, Lake Victoria, Kampala,Uganda This year's 8th Annual Digital Africa Summit is set to be Africa’s premier ICT business summit, creating more opportunities…

Contracts

MTN Group and Nokia - AfricaNokia and MTN Group have signed an agreement to expand their strategic relationship to new markets within Middle East and Africa MTN affiliates. The framework…

Events

* AFRICA & MIDDLE EAST NEXT GENERATION NETWORKS SUMMIT 2008 18th - 19th February 2008, Indaba Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa The conference revolves B2B, B2G, G2G Next Generation Networks business…

EVENTS

- BROADBAND SUMMIT 2007 26-27 February 2007, Southern Sun, Grayston, South Africa South Africa faces a huge broadband demand, from all sides. However, the broadband access media and business strategies…

PEOPLE

* Dr Bill Venter, Chairman of the Altron Group, has assumed the Chairmanship of Bytes Technology Group. In compliance with King II, the roles of chairman and chief executive officer…

Events

INVESTING IN ICT IN EMERGIN MARKETS 9-10 December 2009, London, UK With a world population of 6.7 billion people, 1.2 billion land line telephone lines and 4.0 billion mobile cellular…

Jobs and Opportunities

* Extended Term Consulting (ETC) Assignment: Task Manager, Mobile Applications Laboratories www.infodev.org From 2010-2012, infoDev will implement an ambitious program entitled “Creating Sustainable Businesses in the Knowledge Economy”. This program,…

Events

AITEC Banking & Mobile Money15 - 16 July 2014Eko Hotel, Lagos NigeriaDear Colleague,For a number of reasons, including the recent dismissal of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria,…

People

Airtel Africa appoints Kossowski as CIOAirtel Africa announced the appointment of Andrew Kossowski as Chief Information Officer. Kossowski joins Airtel Africa from Ericsson where he served as Vice President-Operations for…

People

- Mobile operator MTN has reshuffled some of its foreign managers. The latest moves see Themba Khumalo, CEO of MTN Rwanda, transfer to become the CEO in Uganda. He has…

Jobs and Opportunities

* Ethiopian ICT Private sector assessment / investment incentives schemes to ICT Sector The Danish Management A/S is presently searching for individual experts to study the mechanisms to support the…

JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIES

* ERICSSON SITE ENGINEER – SOUTH AFRICA The ideal candidate must have at least 3 years experience on Ericsson equipment. The ideal candidate will have previous Ericsson installation experience. Strong…

Jobs and Opportunities

* Build a business park in The Gambia The Gambia Investment Promotion & Free Zone Agency (GIPFZA) is searching internationally for a company to develop and manage the Yundum Business…

Contracts

Azur and Redknee - Gabon Redknee, a provider of billing and charging software and solutions, has received a new contract for an extended implementation of its converged billing and airtime-selling…

People

The management of three6five network solutions welcomed Angus MacRobert as a shareholder and director. MacRobert was the CEO of leading national Internet service provider Internet Solutions (IS) for eight years…

People

Telkom Mobile has embarked on a recruitment process to appoint a Managing Director that will be an Executive Committee member of the Telkom Group. Until such an appointment has been…

Events

Connected Africa26–27 May 2015The Sandton Convention CentreJohannesburg, South AfricaAfrica’s telecommunications sector is booming!Enterprises, ISP’s telcos and partners are under huge pressure to capitalise on the vast opportunities in the African…

Events

*AFTLD ANNUAL EVENT 13-17 April 2009, Arusha, Tanzania Under the theme "Securing Africa’s Internet Infrastructure”, the AfTLD annual African ccTLD event for 2009 will include a detailed three (3) day…

Contracts

* Rwandatel and Huawei - Rwanda Rwandatel has signing a USD 35 million partnership agreement with Huawei technologies.This contract will realize the nationwide rollout of new infrastructure that will support…

CONTRACTS: WHO'S SELLING WHAT TO WHOM?

* MTEL AND MOTOROLA - NIGERIA Telecommunications supplier, Motorola has announced that it has signed a $75 million GSM network expansion contract with Mtel, a mobile communications operator in Nigeria.…

Contracts

MTN and Motorola – Rwanda US telecoms equipment supplier Motorola has signed a three-year contract with MTN Rwanda to upgrade the cellco’s wireless network. Motorola will deploy its multi-vendor intelligent…

Events

SATCOM 2010 AFRICA12-15 April 2010, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South AfricaSatCom Africa 2010 is Africa's only satellite exhibition conference. SatCom Africa 2010 gives you an executive business experience where you…

Events

AITEC East Africa ICT Summit 201518-19 February 2015Kenya School Of Monetary Studies Nairobi, KenyaThrough its range of in-depth specialist Forums, AITEC East Africa 2015 will provide a unique platform for…

Jobs and Opportunities

* Ericsson Mss O & M Engineers - Malawi The company, a worldwide player in the telecoms has asked as to recruit Ericsson Core Network Engineer ability to write MOSHELL…

People

- Former Vodacom CEO Alan Knott-Craig has been talking to rival South African mobile network, Cell C about the company's future and a possible 'rescue plan' for the company, according…

Contracts

* Zain and Tekelec - Nigeria Zain Nigeria, Zain Group’s largest mobile network operator, has selected network signaling company Tekelec to help its migration to an all-IP network. This move…

PEOPLE

* On the move: Andries Matthysen has left South African regulator ICASA and joined Voiptel as Director Technical & Regulatory. The new operation will launch 1 July...Despite some post-contract confusion,…

PEOPLE

* A sign of the times. Swaziland’s King Mswati reportedly sacked his now former Prime Minister, Sibusiso Dlamini last year via an SMS, according to recent revelations by members of…

Jobs & Opportunities

Social Media Marketing Campaign Manager Victoria Falls - ZimbabweJob descriptionInternet and Social Media Marketing Campaign ManagerDo you thrive on challenge?Do you have creative competence?Do you have initiative and are innovative?Are…

People

- Speculation that Cell C's turn- around artist Jeffrey Hedberg was being poached by Telkom have proven correct -- with Telkom giving him the tough task of reviving its floundering…

People

* Neotel has appointed the highly respected former telecommunications regulator Icasa councillor Tracy Cohen as its new executive head Tata Communications of India for regulatory affairs from September. * Telkom…

EVENTS

CORPORATE ICT STRATEGIES FOR EAST AFRICA'S BUSINESS LEADERS An intensive training retreat for non-technical managers who want to harness the power of ICT to increase efficiency and profitability in their…

PEOPLE

* SA's Telkom has reshuffled its management to help it compete effectively in the changing telecommunications marketplace. Telkom CEO Sizwe Nxasana said in announcing the changes late last week: “The…

EVENTS

INITIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: ICT STAKEHOLDERS’ FORUM: SPECIAL FOCUS ON LEAST DEVELOPED COUNTRIES, MAURITIUS, 7-9 JULY 2004 The Commonwealth Business Council in conjunction with the International Telecommunications Union, the Government of Mauritius…

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* AFRIHEALTH CONFERENCE 2009 “ICT in Healthcare - Are We Doing Enough For Africa?” 14-16 July 2009, Nairobi, Kenya This is the third successive year for our prestigious Pan African…

Events

* ECONOMIC REGULATION, COMPETITION AND PRIVATISATION 15-19 September 2008, Yaoundé, Cameroon This course is part of the the Programme for Development and Training (PDT) run by the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation…

People

- Namibian mobile operator, Cell One has announced the reassignment of Lars Christian Iuel by Telenor. He will take up a new executive position at Telenor in South East Asia.…

PEOPLE

* Aimable Mpore recently announced his departure from Uganda telecom. He is said to be heading west to work for MTN in Cote d'Ivoire. * The Ghanaian Chronicle reports that…

ICT FOR NATIONAL RECONSTRUCTION

Organizers: AITEC Date: 6 - 8, April 2005 Venue: Grand Regency Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya For more information, visit www.aitecafrica.com THIRD INTERNATIONAL OPEN ACCESS CONFERENCE Organizers: SIDA, UNICTTF and ICTH Date:…

EVENTS

- CECS is now conducting specialised 1-day workshops to equip individuals with the necessary skills and knowledge to set up a computer network with two or more computers in Windows…

JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIES

The USD5 million to provide communication infrastructure in rural areas is now open to competitive biding through the Uganda Communication Commissions (UCC). The World Bank offered the money two years…

People

*In a press statement, Bharti has announced that the long-standing disputes with the Otudeko family in Nigeria have been resolved. Mr Otudeko will also be appointed as the Chairman of…

Events

Mobile Entertainment Africa23 -24 August, 2011, Cape Town, South AfricaFrom the team behind the Mobile Web in Africa series of events comes Mobile Entertainment Africa. Aiming to create a fantastic…

Events

App Promotion Summit 2013Accelerating your mobile application marketing strategyThursday, 11th July 2013Jumeirah Carlton Tower, Knightsbridge, LondonThe App Promotion Summit is set to tackle the most important issue for mobile app…

Jobs and Opportunities

IT Consultant - Central Africa & Namibia The recruitment company is currently looking for IT for Central Africa &Namibia. The duration of the contract is 3 months (extendable to 6…

Jobs and Opportunities

* ICT POLICY IN EAC PARTNER STATES / SUPPORT TO ICT POLICY REVIEW PROCESS. The overall objective is to assist the EAC Partner States in the review process of their…

Events

* 3RD ANNUAL DIGITAL BROADCASTING SWITCHOVER FORUM 29 Jan – 1 Feb 2008, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa Covering National Switchover Frameworks and Planning, the Digital Dividend, the Results of WRC…

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- SANGONET’S THETHA FORUM 2-3 August 2006, Mountain Inn in Mbabane, Swaziland. SANGONeT's Thetha Forums provide NGOs with the opportunity to discuss information communication technology (ICT), including challenges facing the…

JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIES

- A Tunisian company is looking for an Ericsson 1st Line Support Engineer  You should have a good knowledge of Ericsson NSS including MSC, APG, BSC. Experience in O&M and…

Events

WEST AND CENTRAL AFRICA COM16-17 June 2010, Le Meridien, Dakar, SenegalFollowing 2 incredible years in Nigeria, West & Central Africa's ONLY dedicated event telco returns to Senegal.  Join 700+ decision…

People

In Kenya, the High Court has nullified the appointment of Communications Commission of Kenya Director General Charles Njoroge. Issuing the temporary orders Wednesday, High Court judge Justice David Maraga also…

Events

The Social Media Week Lagos Team is excited to announce that our official schedule is now LIVE and registration is open!  At present we have 84 events scheduled and will…

People

Eaton Towers Appoints Jimmy Eisenstein as Chairman Eaton Towers, a leading independent telecom tower company in Africa, has announced the appointment of Jimmy Eisenstein as Non-Executive Chairman.Jimmy was co-founder in…

Contracts

ISPA and Internet Solutions - South Africa Internet Solutions (IS) has announced that it has been chosen by the Internet Service Providers Association of South Africa (ISPA) to host the…

Contracts

* MTN and Opera Software - Uganda MTN Uganda has signed an agreement with Opera Software, a world leader in web browsing technology, to supply it with its Opera Mini,…

People

* Kenyan Internet consultant, Michuki Mwangi, has been appointed as Senior Education Manager at the Internet Society. - MWeb Nigeria announced recently that it has appointed Paul Ezenwa, MD/CEO Paulsco…

Jobs and Opportunities

* Technical advice for the setting up of a video- conference system in the IOC and its member states We are presently searching for individual experts or a team to…

PEOPLE

- Connie Molusi, the ousted CEO of media company Johnnic Communications (Johncom), has taken up the position of chairman at Telkom Media in South Africa. - Michael Foley has recently…

JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIES

* LIAISON AND COMMUNICATION OFFICER – MAURITIUS AfriNIC is a non-governmental and not for profit Organization responsible of Internet Numbers Resource Management for Africa and Indian Ocean region. For the…

DIRECTOR OF COMPUTER CENTRE - NIGERIA

The University of Abuja, Abuja is seeking for a suitable candidate to fill the position of Director, Computer Centre of the University. The candidate must possess higher university degree in…

PEOPLE

* Celtel Uganda’s new owner MSI has transformed its management team. According to Johanna Korpia, its Commercial Director in an interview with Business Vision: "We have a new management team.…

Jobs & Opportunities

Job Title: CISCO Voice EngineerJob ID: 999971Location:JohannesburgMain Role:• Our client is a Cisco Systems Technology Development Partner offering advanced software solutions for the fast-growth IP communications market.• They focus on…

Contracts

'TE North' LaunchedEgyptian fixed line incumbent Telecom Egypt (TE) in partnership with French-US vendor Alcatel-Lucent has reportedly launched its Mediterranean cable, dubbed ‘TE North’, with the latter noting that the…

Jobs and Opportunities

Title     Content StrategistCategories     Bloggers/Writers, General – ITStart Date     2012-11-01Salary     AttractiveLocation     PC Tech Magazine – Kampala, UgandaJob Information     PC Tech is a leading technology Magazine…

People

AU urges Nigeria, Mauritania to present consensus candidate for ITU postNigeria and Mauritania have been urged by the African Union (AU) Ministerial Candidature Committee to hold consultations and agree on…

Events

TMT World Congress18 November 2014LondonTMT World Congress 2014 & Awards will gather the leading industry, finance and advisory executives in London on November 18 to assess the most exceptional investment…

Events

* THIRD AFRICAN BANKING TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE 6-7 May 2008, Lagos, Nigeria The event is being hosted by AITEC Africa and will focus on "Competing in a Borderless World". This conference…

Contracts

* Striata and New Clicks Holdings – South Africa Secure e-mail and messaging specialist Striata has won, on open tender, an electronic communications service provision contract with the JSE-listed specialist…

EVENTS

- ICTs for Civil Society CONFERENCE June 2007 – South Africa The conference and exhibition organised by SANGONeT will be aimed at increasing NGOs’ awareness of the strategic importance of…

CONTRACTS: WHO'S SELLING WHAT TO WHO?

* ORANGE AND VOLUBILL – CAMEROON Orange Cameroon has ordered a billing platform from VoluBill, a provider of charging solutions. The Charge it for IP solution will be installed to…

PEOPLE

* Mobile operator Cell C is switching CEO by appointing Jeffrey Hedberg, the former chairman and CEO of Deutsche Telekom's US subsidiary. He takes over from Talaat Laham, who has…

POSTCARD FROM WSIS IN GENEVA - EVERYBODY KNOWS THIS IS NOWHERE

Last week saw the World Summit on the Information Society take place in Geneva. Russell Southwood sends a postcard from the event. The WSIS process was born in 1998 at…

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WIFI FOR DEVELOPING COUNTRIES CONFERENCE (26 JUNE 2003) IN NY http://www.unicttaskforce.org/common/Documents_Full_text.asp?ID=621 If our correspondent is "off the mark" or you have factual amendments, mail them to us and we will…

Contracts

*Vodacom and Openwave Integra – South AfricaOpenwave Systems, a global software provider delivering context-aware mediation and messaging solutions, today announced that Vodacom, SA's leading mobile operator, has selected Openwave Integra…

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BE A PARTNER IN WORLD 2011’s “IDEAS CONNECT THE WORLD” The opportunity: An open innovation competitionTechnology can do amazing things: It can change the way we live, how we do business,…

Events

AfricaCom 201213th-15th November 2012, CTICC, Cape Town, South AfricaThe digital ecosystem will take centre stage at AfricaCom 2012, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, 13 – 15 November 2012. …

People

WACREN HAS A NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORSAfter a search and nomination process by the WACREN community, the Search and Nomination Committee mandated to drive this process is happy to announce…

Events

AITEC Banking & Mobile Money15 - 16 July 2014Eko Hotel, Lagos NigeriaDear Colleague,For a number of reasons, including the recent dismissal of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria,…

Opportunities

First Global Voices Meetup in Accra, GhanaFollowing a successful round of gatherings in six cities around the world in 2013 and other gatherings in 2014, members of the Global Voices…

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* Core Project Manager – Western Africa The clien is requesting the services of a Core Project Manager to work in desirable location. It is imperative that the candidate has…

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Call for Journalist participation to Web2forDev 2007 The Web2forDev 2007 is the first international conference to discuss how new internet tools commonly known as Web 2.0 can be used to…

EVENTS

- ELA E-LEARNING AFRICA 2006 - May 24 - 26, UNCC, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia 1st International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training For further information please visit www.elearning-africa.com…

EVENTS

MAURITIUS CYBERCITY TO HOST ACT 2004 (7-9 SEPTEMBER 2004) Theme: "Developing Africa as an ICT Business Process Outsourcing Destination" The sixth annual African Computing & Telecommunications Summit (ACT 2004) is…

Jobs & Opportunites

Congolese Financial Operations Senior ManagerVendor Resource Consulting is currently looking for a Congolese Financial Operations Senior Manager for a permanent role in Congo (this position is not opened to expats).Responsibilities…

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Venture fund calling for entrepreneurs with web-based ideasVenture start-up funder 88mph is calling on entrepreneurs with new web-based ideas to enter its programme. The applications will open next month.The strategy…

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Graphics Design & Website Development Internship Opportunities 2    Company: Farwell Consultants Limited    Deadline: Monday 1st September 2014    Location: NairobiJob DescriptionFarwell Consultants is currently looking for interns interested in developing their…

Contracts

* MTN and Motorola - Nigeria Motorola has disclosed that it has won an MTN Nigeria network optimisation service contract. The value of the contract has not bee disclosed but…

CONTRACTS: WHO'S SELLING WHAT TO WHOM?

Tunisie Télécom and Cisco - Tunisia According to Telecompaper, Tunisie Télécom (TT) has inked an agreement with Cisco for the latter to offer managed services to the operator’s enterprise customers.…

JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIES

* CUSTOMER PROJECT MANAGER -NIGERIA The company is looking for a Customer Project Manager (CPM) to work on a project with a key vendor in Telecoms. CPM will be the…

JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIES

kwaku.boadu@arrownetworks.net If our correspondent is "off the mark" or you have factual amendments, mail them to us and we will include them in subsequent News Updates. If you'd like to…

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ETC and Gilat - EthiopiaEthiopian fixed line monopoly provider Ethiopian Telecom Corporation (ETC) and Israel-based Gilat Network Systems have announced that the latter is deploying a new broadband satellite network…

Events

The Social Media Week Lagos Team is excited to announce that our official schedule is now LIVE and registration is open!  At present we have 84 events scheduled and will…

CONTRACTS: WHO'S SELLING WHAT TO WHO?

* UNICEL AND ALCATEL - ANGOLA Alcatel has signed a US$53 million GSM expansion contract with Angola's Unitel. The project will enable Unitel to increase the capacity and coverage of…

PEOPLE

- The NCC has licensed four GSM operators, regional FWA carriers, an SNO and two long distance carriers. In an interview with Shina Badaru of Business Day, these, reckons NCC’s…

People

 - JSE-listed Spescom has announced that CEO and founder, Tony Farah, is to stand down in line with his plans to do so in the company's thirtieth operating year. Farah…

ACT 2003: WHAT THEY SAID

‘If we removed wireless and VSAT out of the communications environment in Nigeria, we would be back in the dark ages.’ Professor Ajayi, Nigerian National IT Development Agency ‘We have…

PEOPLE

* Emeka Okoye, Managing Director, OpenLink Software West Africa said at the opening of its new regional West African headquarters:"Our plan is to forge a strong Partnership with the Nigerian…

Events

-SATWIBB AFRICA: AFRICAN SATELLITE & WIRELESS BROADBAND CONFERENCE & VOIP FORUM    West Africa: Muson Centre, Lagos, 21-23 August 2007 Theme: 'Broadband bridges across Africa: First and last mile solutions'Local and…

JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIES

angela@gkpsecretariat.org.my If our correspondent is "off the mark" or you have factual amendments, mail them to us and we will include them in subsequent News Updates. If you'd like to…

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Roll Out Manager 3G - South AfricaThe company requires the service of a Roll Out Manager 3G (Recovery) that will be responsible for a particular project involving swap out of…

People

- Within a few weeks, the meetings of the Togo Cabinet may look like Apple conventions; only Faure Gnassingbe will lead instead of Steve Jobs. Indeed, each member of the…

Opportunities

Wits University to Host Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival 2015Wits University will be hosting the second Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival in conjunction with the City of Johannesburg spanning over…

PEOPLE

* The Nelson Mandela Foundation (NMF) has appointed a new ICT strategist and has also launched a redesigned Web site as part of the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory and…

People

- The Board of Zain Nigeria said it appointed Alain Sainte-Marie as the new Chief Executive because the outgoing CEO Mr. Bayo Ligali has moved on to pursue other interests…

Contracts

* MTN and Alvarion - UgandaAlvarion says that MTN Uganda has chosen its BreezeMAXTM for the 3.5 GHz frequency, as part of a nationwide WiMAX deployment. The main deployment project…

Events

Ghana ICT and Telecom Summit28-29 April 2011, Ghana-India Kofi Annan ICT Centre Accra, GhanaThe summit will bring together over 200 decision-makers from Ghanaian operators and international stakeholders with an interest…

Events

The LINK Centre's Certificate in Telecommunications Policy, Regulation and Management starts on 20 July 2015•         Neo who?  What will the buyout mean for telecomms competition in SA?•         A new CEO…

People

- Zain Nigeria has announced key appointments in the company’s Commercial and Operations Groups and Human Resources Directorate. The newly appointed officials are Khaled Khorshid, Shamel Mohamed Hanafi and Jubril…

People

* Mukela Muyunda has been appointed as the managing director of ZAMTEL effective December 9, 2008.

PEOPLE

* MWEB Nigeria Limited, a premium Internet Service Provider, has announce the appointment of a new General Manager, Mr Chris Engelbrecht. Mr. Engelbrecht is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has…

EVENTS

- The Knowledge Economy and ICT4Development “Catalysing Opportunities for Developing Countries” Maputo, Republic of Mozambique 8-9 November 2004 - Women and ICT meeting in Arusha 20-22 October For more information…

Events

BROADBAND AFRICA SUMMIT 28-29 September 2009, Dakar, Senegal Broadband Africa is the leading conference and exhibition for the entire broadband ecosystem in Africa. This must attend event will bring the…

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* Brahima Sanou’s candidacy to become the Head of the ITU’s BDT department has been endorsed by the 15th Assembly of Heads of State and Government of 53 countries of…

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Senior Web Development Engineer Bluewater Staffing Solutions Cape Town, SA The client, who is at the international forefront of creating the next major computing platform, is looking for a Senior…

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* Elearning AFRICA 2009 4th International Conference on ICT for Development 27-29 May 2009, Dakar, Senegal eLearning Africa 2009 will welcome nearly 300 speakers from 50 countries to Dakar, Senegal.…

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* INVESTING IN ICT SECTOR IN EMERGING MARKETS 11-12 December 2008, London, UK Organised by the CTO, the conference aims at emerging Markets in Asia, Africa and the Americas present…

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* Ugandan regulatory CEO Patrick Masambu is up for the BDT job at the ITU. The only fly in the ointment is that his name has to go to an…

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- International ICT Meeting on free and open software (FOSS), Kalangala on the Ssese Islands starting, Uganda, January 8-15th. The meeting is being jointly organized by Linux solutions, Women of…

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WORLD SUMMIT AWARD EXPERT PANEL ON E-CONTENT AND CREATIVITY Based on the experience of the World Summit Award (WSA) 2003 process, the WSA selection of the best practice examples in…

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* Invitation to Tender for Consultancy Services for the Development of a Cost Model and Pricing Framework for Telecommunication Services to Enhance Competition among Operators in Botswana The Botswana Telecommunications…

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*MOBIFEST 2010 NIGERIA Nigeria’s first and largest mobile application event will be in Lagos less than two weeks and a key focus for this inaugural event is not surprisingly –…

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Netone Cancels Decade- Long Contract wit ZellcoMOBILE phone company NetOne has, with immediate effect, cancelled its decade-long contract with Zellco Cellular over non-remittance of some fees collected by the agent.Zellco…

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- Parliament has selected nine candidates, out of a total of 86 nominees, to interview for the vacant Independent Communications Authority of SA (ICASA) councillor position, including the current holder…

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* Head Of Sales - West Africa The company is looking for a Head of Sales who has extensive experience working with mobile vendors selling equipment to customers and will…

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* CALL FOR PAPERS FOR WORLD e-ID 2009 CONFERENCE WORLD e-ID 2009 aims to be an ideal opportunity to share visions, see new perspectives and opportunities based on new application…

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- Second Annual SANGONeT "ICTs for Civil Society" Conference and Exhibition 7-9, March 2006, Indaba Hotel, Fourways, Johannesburg, South Africa For more information, visit www.sangonet.org.za/conference2006 - Digital Broadcasting Switchover Forum…

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- ICT Advocacy Manager for SANGONet This position presents a vital opportunity for an individual passionate about shaping the role and application of ICTs for development through policy advocacy and…

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BALANCING ACT INTERVIEW - FRANCIS NDOROMA, MD, TELECOM NAMIBIA Balancing Act’s News Update speaks to Telecom Namibia’s Managing Director Frans Ndoroma about privatisation, a Next Generation Network and its membership…

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- Cisco's service provider director Mark Baptiste says the recent announcement by communications minister Ivy Matsepe-Casaburri regarding the legalisation of voice over IP (VOIP) leaves a lot of issues without…

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* Suburban West Africa and Tata Communications - Nigeria Suburban West Africa has entered into partnership with Tata Communications Transformation Services (TCTS) India, for process transformation, next generation operational systems…

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* Certified Linux Engineer (12 month contract) Kelly in Johannesburg This is a CONTRACT position, please indicate your rate p/h in your application. Certified RHCT/E Enterprise 5 Experience on SUSE/Fedora/CENTOS…

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Google rolls out ICT scholarship to African studentsGoogle has announced a scholarship programme targeted at African female students who are enrolled in ICT courses, to encourage students to take an…

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* 11th EAST AFRICAN POWER INDUSTRY CONVENTION 11-13 August 2009, Kilimanjaro Hotel Kempinski, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Tanzania is proud host of the 11th EAPIC, which is the strategic regional…

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* ipNX and Helios Towers - Nigeria Nigerian WiMAX operator ipNX has inked a deal with network infrastructure and managed services provider Helios Towers to expand the telecoms company’s network…

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* mcel and Aircom - Mozambique Independent network planning and optimisation consultancy Aircom International has announced that it is working with Mozambique operator mcel to support the update of mcel's…

People

* Eng. Charles M. Sibanda has been appointed substantive Director General of POTRAZ, the regulator in Zimbabwe. * MTN Ghana announced the appointment of Mrs. Beryl Amma Benneh-Amponsah as its…

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* The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) meeting in Antalya, Turkey has elected Dr. Hamadoun I. Toure of the Republic of Mali as its next Secretary-General, while Mr. Houlin Zhao of…

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* Fujitsu has extended its investment in South Africa by appointing a new head of Core Services. Stephen Floyd joins the South African operation to lead the roll-out of the…

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* REUTERS DIGITAL VISION FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME The Digital Vision Program supports social entrepreneurs who seek to leverage technology-based solutions in the interest of humanitarian, educational, and sustainable development goals. The…

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WEST AFRICA 2005 EU/ACP Investment- and Partner Promotion Meeting for the Development of the ICT Sector in West Africa Hotel Méridien Président, Dakar, Senegal 24 - 26  May, 2005 [Note: The dates have…

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CTO PRESENTS: THE AFRICAN BROADBAND REVOLUTION 2005 Overcoming Technical and Financial Barriers to Broadband Deployment 6th – 8th April 2005 Crowne Plaza Hotel, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa Don’t miss out…

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* According to Mmegi.bw, Irish consultants IDI bid with the local KPMG for the second phase of a multi-million pound contract for Botswana Telecommunications Corporation and won. Good news you…

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Last Talks Over the Disputed Contract of Gijima and Govt – South Africa  JSE-listed technology services group Gijima is still in talks with government to resolve a dispute over the…

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­Nigerian CDMA network operator, Starcomms has announced that its CEO/Managing Director, Maher Qubain is stepping down from the company. The company also named Logan Pather as Acting CEO and Managing…

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Broadband World Forum16 – 18 October 2012, Amsterdam RAI Convention Centre, Amsterdam, The NetherlandsThe event, now in its 12th year, is the most respected in the regions Telecoms calendar and…

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* Distribution channel needed – South Africa Derdack GmbH, a software development company based in Germany, is looking for a well connected South African company to represent them and sell…

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* EURO-AFRICA ICT AWARENSS WORKSHOP 17 & 18 June 2008, Premier Hotel - 573, Church Street Acadia, Pretoria, South Africa The workshop aims at supporting the involvement of sub-Saharan African…

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- WIRELESS BROADBAND AFRICA –EAST AFRICA 29 November –1 December 2006, Hilton Hotel, Nairobi, Kenya AITEC Africa is hosting the first Wireless Broadband Forums in Nairobi. Leading developers and suppliers…

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- Corporate Network Management Forum: LANs, WANs, VPNs, Multimedia, VoIP, Security: Developing Strategies in Network Management and the Business Imperatives 23-24 February 2006, Nairobi, Kenya For further information contact, Vincent…

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- ALGÉRIE TÉLÉCOM-SIEMENS Algiers - Algérie Télécom (AT) concluded a contract with Siemens communications group and its world partner Juniper networks to develop the advanced Internet protocol (IP) in Algeria,…

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WEB DESIGNER/TRAINER Digital Partners Nigeria and Systemax Information Technologies wants to contract a suitably qualified and experienced web designer/trainer for a period. Requirements - Have knowledge and skills of HTML,…

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NETWORK DESIGN ENGINEER Technical authority in providing Solution Design to his/her assigned customers. Education, Knowledge, Training, Skills and experience required * Preferably with a MS degree/equivalent in Engineering applied to…

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Digital Migration and Spectrum Policy Summit30 July- 1 August 2011, Nairobi, KenyaConference convened by the ATU Summary: Convener:ATU/SponsorFor more information visit here: Mobile Entertainment Africa23 -24 August, 2011, Cape Town,…

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Safaricom: Collymore appointed to UN global boardBan Ki-moon, the UN Secretary General, announced the appointment of Safaricom’s CEO Bob Collymore to the UN Global Compact Board.The UN Global Compact is…

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Wana and Huawei - Morocco Huawei Technologies of China has been chosen as the sole supplier of Moroccan operator Wana’s new GSM/UMTS mobile network, under a contract of undisclosed value.…

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* ICT Manager – Benin Africa Rice Center (WARDA) seeks a highly qualified individual to fill the position of ICT Manager at the Internationally Recruited Staff level at its temporary…

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* Yves Gauthier has been appointed to head Tunisiana, Tunisia’s second mobile operator. He previously headed Orange operations in Netherlands.

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* MGW R4 ENGINEER - MADAGASCAR The company is looking at an engineer that has at least 5 years proven Network Management with emphasis on MGw R4 activities for the…

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* HOSTING JINX 2006/20009 The call for proposals for the hosting of JINX for the2006-2009 has been launched by ISPA. Proposals have to be submitted by 17:00 on Tuesday, 28…

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CAIRO ICT 2003, CAIRO INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTER (12 - 15 JANUARY 2003) Cairo ICT 2003 starts in earnest tomorrow morning. The conference has sessions on: E-learning - strategies and policies…

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Telcom Project Controller – South AfricaCandidates of South African nationality preferred. Candidates should also have at least 5 years experience as a Project Controller in the Telecommunications industry (with a…

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Virgin Mobile SA CEO Steve Bailey, who resigned from the company this month, has been appointed as chief commercial officer at Glo, the second largest mobile operator in Nigeria after…

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UbuntuNet Alliance, the Regional Research and Education Network for Eastern and Southern Africa, today announces the appointment of Professor John Ssebuwufu as the new Chairperson of the Alliance with effect…

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WeChat Africa appoints new head of contentWeChat Africa has appointed Makhosazana Zwane-Siguqa its first head of content, ITWeb reported. In her new position, Zwane-Siguqa said she will create and implement…

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* BTC and Tech Mahindra - Botswana Indian telecoms solutions provider Tech Mahindra (TechM) says it has been awarded a three-year multi-million dollar deal by state-owned national fixed line operator…

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* Core Network Design Consultant -Tanzania The company is looking for a core Network Design Consultant to carry out: Core network planning & Optimization, Capacity monitoring, Layered Architecture, and Node…

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- NAMIBIAN MTC – MOTOROLA Namibia’s Mobile Telecommunications (MTC) has signed a five-year exclusive deal with Motorola for the supply of GSM/GPRS/EDGE and Canopy access network equipment. Under the contract,…

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Bharti Airtel and IBM - AfricaIndia’s Bharti Airtel has inked its second large-scale deal with US-based vendor IBM in less than a year, with the operator announcing a ten-year deal…

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Call for Open Data’s Code4Kenya fellowsDo you want to help kickstart a media and civil society revolution in Kenya? Code4Kenya is offering four Code4Kenya fellowships for civic hackers who want…

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The Social Media Week Lagos Team is excited to announce that our official schedule is now LIVE and registration is open!  At present we have 84 events scheduled and will…

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CompTIA’s 5TH ANNUAL TRENDS IN CLOUD COMPUTING13-14 April 2015, Habtoor Grand Hotel, DubaiWelcome back to the Cloud World Forum MENA – the Middle East & North Africa’s Leading Cloud Computing…

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* IMPLEMENTING SUCCESSFUL PROJECTS- ENTERPRISE RESOURCE PLANNING (ERP) TRAINING WORKSHOP Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, 18 - 19 October 2007 This two-day Training Workshop will be presented by Vision Software of…

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- Tayo Ajakaye, e-business Editor of This Day, has emerged the winner of Microsoft IT Reporter of the Year Award. The Award, which was presented with Ajakaye in Lagos, was…

CONTRACTS: WHO'S SELLING WHAT TO WHOM?

* Econet and Subex Azure - Zimbabwe Econet Wireless, the Zimbabwe’s largest mobile operator, has awarded Indian-based Subex Azure an order to supply it with fraud busting products, reports from…

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NEWCOM WAFSAT CONFERENCE, ABUJA, 23-25 NOVEMBER 2005 High-level official endorsement of the NewCom WAFSAT Satellite Communications Conference & Exhibition – organised by the GVF, AITEC Africa and UK Event Management…

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Card, ATM & Mobile Expo Africa 201311 – 13 June 2013Eko Hotel & Suites, Lagos, NigeriaCard, ATM & Mobile Expo 2013 will showcase innovation and new differentiated products, bring about…

People

- Safaricom’s Chief Executive Officer, Michael Joseph, plans to step down in 2010 after a decade at the helm, during which he turned the telecommunication company into East Africa’s biggest…

People

* Orange announces winners of the African Social Venture PrizeLast June, Orange launched the African Social Venture Prize to support entrepreneurs and start-ups who use information and communication technologies (ICT)…

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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…

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Google Kenya launches Doodle 4 Google competitionAs Kenya celebrates its 50th anniversary since independence in December, Google Kenya will launch the Doodle 4 Google 2013 competition, which will be open…

People

* Acting managing director of Botswana Technology Centre (BOTEC) Nick Ndaba has been dismissed. * Khaled Kamel has joined Lenovo as new general manager for Middle East, Egypt and Pakistan

People

- The Universal Service and Access Agency of SA (USAASA) has a new chairman, but it is still not clear when it will appoint a CEO. Communications minister Siphiwe Nyanda…

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CIO SUMMIT 2010 – “FROM PRESSURE TO PERFORMANCE 16-17 March 2010, Johannesburg's Emperors Palace, South Africa www.idc-cema.com/events/ciosou2010 4th ANNUAL E-GOV AFRICA FORUM 2010 23-25 March 2010, Maputo, Mozambique At a…

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* EAA 2012 Competition: African Developers Given a Global StageEricsson and Sony Ericsson partner to run competition for application developers in sub-Saharan AfricaEricsson LogoEricsson  in partnership with Sony Ericsson has…

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Call For Candidates: Internet Security Trainings For Gulf of Guinea Journalists and ActivistsOn May 27, and July 15, 2013, Internet Sans Frontières and the University of Clemson will organise five-day…

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Card, ATM & Mobile Expo Africa 201311 – 13 June 2013Eko Hotel & Suites, Lagos, NigeriaCard, ATM & Mobile Expo 2013 will showcase innovation and new differentiated products, bring about…

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* SATCOM AFRICA 2008 7-10 April 2008, Johannesburg, South Africa http://www.terrapinn.com/2008/satcomza/ * EURO-AFRICA ICT AWARENESS WORKSHOP Supporting sub-Saharan African organisations in FP7/ICT 16-17 April 2008, Peacock Hotel, Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania http://www.euroafrica-ict.org/awareness_workshops.html…

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Slimane Khireddine has been appointed to the post of CEO of the group Algeria Telecom by Post and ICT Minister Boudjemaâ Haïchour.  Khireddine was the acting general director of the…

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TELECOMFINANCE 2010 26th – 27th January 2010, Renaissance Chancery Court Hotel, London TelecomFinance 2010 will bring together the key individuals and companies that will shape the telecoms industry in what…

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- ITU posting AfriNIC fees waiver scheme With support from TENET's FRENIA, the AAU and AfriNIC have introduced a new scheme through which eligible African RENs, academic and research institutions…

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- Telkom South Africa confirmed that its acting group CEO Jeffrey Hedberg has decided not to renew his contract at the end of March this year, and hence will be…

Events

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…

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Blogging and Social Media Interns1    Company: Creative ICT Inc    Deadline: Sunday 30th June 2013    Location: NairobiJob DescriptionThe Blogging and Social Media will implement the Company’s Social Media Strategy, developing brand…

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- Vodacom will see several changes to its board of directors after its listing on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange (JSE) in May. The company will gain several new board members,…

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* VOLUNTEER PROGRAM OFFICER - TANZANIA Tanzanian NGO Terrawatu is conducting a search for a new voluntary Project Officer. The organisation is looking for someone with an interest in development…

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* Individual Licence to Provide Public Mobile Radio Telecommunications Services – Malawi The Malawi Communications Regulatory Authority (MACRA) would like to invite applications for an Individual Licence to Provide Public…

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O3b and ViaSat - Africa O3b Networks Limited has signed a contract with ViaSat Inc for the production and installation of Ka-band infrastructure. The value of the contract is approximately…

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5th Africa Economic Forum 20117-9 March 2011BMW Pavilion, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa   Our 5th Africa Economic Forum 2011 (AEF-2011) in Cape Town at the BMW-Imax Theatre, with Africa…

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AITEC Banking & Mobile Money15 - 16 July 2014Eko Hotel, Lagos NigeriaDear Colleague,For a number of reasons, including the recent dismissal of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria,…

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* 2009 3G CDMA MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA REGIONAL CONFERENCE 18-20 March 2009, Pavilion Centre, Cape Town, South Africa Under the theme “Empowering Communities with 3G CDMA", operators will be…

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* TransCore and Skygistics – South Africa TransCore has recently installed and commissioned new earth station equipment to support the addition of a second satellite communications channel by its regional…

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ERP CONSULTANTS –  SOUTH AFRICA Mincom Africa is currently looking for three ERP consultants. They  must be bilingual (French & English). Previous experience as a consultant on an ERP system…

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* Tunisian Minister of Technology, Communications and Transport Sadok Rabeh the Norwegian Foreign Minister Olav Kjoerven met to discuss the next WSIS Summit in November 2005. Both sides pledged to…

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Mobinil and Comviva - Egypt Comviva, a provider of integrated VAS solutions for mobile operators in emerging markets, today announced that Mobinil, Egypt’s largest GSM operator with over 21 million…

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Consultant/vendor opportunityThe International Monetary Fund (IMF) is seeking a telecommunications consultant who will assist in the selection and contracting of local Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and IT desk-side support for…

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Research ICT Africa Networks (RIA) has appointed the former head of the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) Ernest Ndukwe as a member of its board of directors.

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R&R LtdDeadline: Monday 5th May 2014Location: NairobiJob DescriptionR&R is a dynamic company on the cutting edge of technical innovation. Our core business is the management of loyalty and incentive programs…

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Marconi Engineer O&M - Southern Africa Marconi Engineers with operation & maintainence experience are needed for a large project based in Africa . The successful Marconi Engineers will have a…

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Celtel Group’s Founder and Chairman Dr Mohamed Ibrahim received the 2007 GSM Association Chairman’s Award DataPro has reorganised its board and has appointed Dr Lulu Gwagwa and Thierry Dalais as…

CONTRACTS: WHO'S SELLING WHAT TO WHOM?

EMC AND UNHCR – AFRICA Emerging Markets Communications (EMC) has been awarded a contract to provide satellite communications and integrate UNHCR offices worldwide. After an 8 month bidding process, EMC…

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QKON VSAT ENGINEERING TRAINING COURSES QKON is running VSAT Field Engineering Training Courses covering: ! Site Survey ! Site Building ! Site Commissioning ! Field Engineering Skills “ Test Equipment…

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* All our informants report that Ghana Telecom’s performance has got markedly worse. But don’t take our word for it. In a long article in the Ghanaian Chronicle about his…

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Vodacom and Nokia Siemens Networks - TanzaniaVodacom Tanzania announced a planned partnership with Nokia Siemens Networks in which the latter will manage all of Vodacom Tanzania network operations. The planned…

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Managed Services World Congress 201218 – 19 September 2012, Maritim Pro Arte Hotel, Berlin, GermanyWith Managed Service business models evolving in new and exciting directions, it’s time to reassess the…

People

Siphiwe Nyanda, the former South Africa National Defence Force chief has been appointed as the new Minister of Communications.

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Globacom and Alcatel-Lucent - Nigeria Globacom has signed an expansion contract with telecommunications vendor, Alcatel-Lucent. The project will expand the telecoms operator's capacity from the existing 30 million to 45…

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 *   Three new councillors have been nominated to the board of the Independent Communications Authority of SA (ICASA). The councillors were announced at a dinner last week celebrating ICASA's fourth…

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onyeomam@starcomms.com - Cape Town IT recruitment company DataFin has launched a bursary programme aimed at jump-starting the careers of financially disadvantaged individuals and encouraging young people to enter the IT…

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SOUTHERN AFRICAN INTERNET FORUM, KWA MARITANE GAME LODGE, PILANESBERG, SOUTH AFRICA (11-13 APRIL 2003) The Southern African Internet Forum has three key objectives: 1. To help create a shared strategic…

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Knight Foundation Mobile challenge now open for applicationsThe 2012 Knight News challenge on Mobile, a challenge seeking to accelerate media innovation by funding breakthrough ideas in news and information, is…

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* INET Africa Meeting 2009 18 May 2009, Cairo, Egypt INET Africa meeting will be held together with AfNOG and AfriNIC meetings that will be held during the same week.…

People

* The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Africa Online has died. John Joseph, who was appointed to the position in March 2007, died in a boating accident on Friday while…

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GHANA'S NATIONAL BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION www.believebegin_become.com PROJECT MANAGER – SOUTH AFRICA The company is currently looking for a good Project Manager with excellent 3G & GSM Skills. The tasks involve…

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Celtel Kenya's chief executive officer Gerhard May has been recalled to the Celtel International head office in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Steve Torode, who is currently the regional vice president of Celtel…

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Q-KON VSAT TRAINING EVENT IN GHANA (18-19 AUGUST) Endorsed by PanAmSat, Q-KON's training academy provides practical VSAT Field engineering training in Africa. Next course date: 18 & 19 August, Accra…

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  iWEEK 2004 ONLINE REGISTRATION OPENS THIS WEEK http://iweek.ispa.org.za http://iweek.ispa.org.za/program.html  

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* Amnon Avissar, Director-General of Sentel says that his company won’t wait for the liberalisation of telecoms (2004) in Senegal before demonstrating its telecoms expertise. It is particularly critical of…

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* On the move: Richard Bell has moved over from SwiftKenya to run Kenya Data Networks, one of the new national data operators....Sammy Buruchara has moved over from NairobiNet to…

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* Telecom Project Manager - West Africa The ideal candidate will have experience in project management, in managing the many variables that occur, during the life of the project. He/…

Events

* OUTSOURCING & CONTACT CENTRE – EAST AFRICA 4 – 5 November 2008, Nairobi, Kenya www.aitecafrica.com * UBUNTUNET CONNECT 2008 AND OPEN ACCESS 2008 11-14 November 2008, Lilongwe, Malawi http://www.ubuntunet.net/…

People

The CEO of Celtel Kenya, David Murray has unexpectedly announced his resignation after just one year at the helm of the company. The company's CFO, Caba Pinter will take over…

CONTRACTS: WHO'S SELLING WHAT TO WHOM?

CELTEL AND MOTOROLA – NIGERIA Celtel Nigeria has entered into a $50 million (about N6.5 billion) deal with telecoms equipment manufacturer Motorola, for the Nigerian telco's network expansion programme. The…

EVENTS

- 1ST INTERNATIONAL ICT INVESTMENT CONFERENCE FOR AFRICA 14th – 15th November 2006, Tunis, Tunisia. dmorrissy@i-ep.com - WIRELESS BROADBAND AFRICA –EAST AFRICA 29 November –1 December 2006, Hilton Hotel, Nairobi,…

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* Businessman and former football administrator Leo Mugabe has been receiving monthly ZD10 million cheques from cellphone operator Telecel in an arrangement company insiders this week described as curious, according…

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imcv@glotel.com If our correspondent is "off the mark" or you have factual amendments, mail them to us and we will include them in subsequent News Updates. If you'd like to…

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* All government schools situated at the headquarters of the 27 local government councils of Nigeria’s Jigawa State are to start receiving e-learning via the state’s e-education programme, as soon…

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TANZANIA COMPUTING AND TELECOMMUNICATION CONFERENCE 30th September - 1st October 2003 Diamond Jubilee Hall, Dar es Salaam DAY I I. Policy Session II. Infrastructure Development 14:00 IP Telephony: what’s the…

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- Member States of the International Telecommunication Union have elected Mali’s Dr Hamadoun Touré as Secretary-General of ITU for a second four-year term. Deputy Secretary-General Houlin Zhao of China was…

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Telecoms Fraud & Revenue Assurance Forum26th - 27th November 2012, DubaiThe only event currently in the region dedicated to telecoms fraud and revenue assurance, Tavess' Telecoms Fraud and Revenue Assurance…

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Rwandatel, Cisco and Seven Seas Technologies - Rwanda Rwandatel, the country's second largest telecom operator, has signed a partnership deal with CISCO system and Seven Seas Technologies. The agreement will…

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* SCHOLARSHIPS FOR COMMUNICATIONS MANAGEMENT MASTERS COURSE Eight scholarships are being made available to applicants from India, Brazil, Egypt and China wishing to study on the University of Strathclyde's one-year…

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* 3RD ANNUAL DIGITAL BROADCASTING SWITCHOVER FORUM 29 Jan – 1 Feb 2008, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa Covering National Switchover Frameworks and Planning, the Digital Dividend, the Results of WRC…

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* DEVELOPMENT OF GUIDELINES ON FREQUENCY SPECTRUM MANAGEMENT Company: Danish Management A/S (www.danishmanagement.dk) for the RICTSP/COMESA Objective: To elaborate policy and management guidelines for frequency spectrum regulation and monitoring by…

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The President of the Association of Ghana Industries, Prince Kofi Kludjeson, has been banned by an Accra High Court, presided over by His Lordship Justice Baffoe-Bonnie, from being a director…

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- BusyInternet and Explainer DC are organizing a 3-part internet workshop for companies. During these three days a panel of Ghana’s leading website developers and experts will cover the advantages of having a…

People

* Vodafone Ghana has appointed Kyle Whitehill as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) to replace David Venn, who is expected to leave the company at the end of June,…

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Mobile Roaming World Summit25-27th October 2010, Hyatt Regency London, United KingdomMaximising Roaming Revenues Through LTE, Data & Hubbing.This year we are delighted to bring you two days packed full of…

People

Douglas Denoon Balharrie Band, an independent non-executive director of MTN, has tendered his resignation from the Board of Directors of the Company, with effect from the close of business on…

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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…

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* CHINGUITEL AND ZTE - MAURITANIA Chinese equipment vendor ZTE Corporation has announced that it has clinched an exclusive contract from Mauritanian telco Chinguitel, part of the Expresso Telecom Group…

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* Carel Potgieter, COO and executive director on GijimaAst's board, has resigned with immediate effect.

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* OPERATIONS DIRECTOR - NIGERIA Urgent requirement for a Managing Director to work in Nigeria for a large operator. Job Responsibilities: to plan and execute network operation and maintenance activities,…

CONTRACTS: WHO'S SELLING WHAT TO WHOM?

* NARSDA AND SSTL - NIGERIA Then National Space Technology Development Programme of Nigeria signed a contract with a British firm, Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL), for the construction of…

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AWARDS CEREMONY OF DIGITAL PEERS INTERNATIONAL Tuesday, February 1 2005, 11:00am Rockview Hotel, Wuse II, Abuja There will also be launch of a 20-mins documentary that summarises DIGITEST 2004 and…

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WEST AND CENTRAL AFRICA COM16-17 June 2010, Le Meridien, Dakar, SenegalFollowing 2 incredible years in Nigeria, West & Central Africa's ONLY dedicated event telco returns to Senegal.  Join 700+ decision…

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Request for Proposal (RFP) for International Gateway Management –LiberiaThe Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA) has created a stable and predictable regulatory environment and, as a result, Liberia now has a vibrant…

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HR4ICT11 - Business Continuity Planning: Strategic and Organisational Imperatives in a Global Economy21st -23rd March 2011Hilton Nairobi, Nairobi KenyaThe Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation is holding its annual HR4ICT Forum in Kenya,…

People

UBUNTUNET ALLIANCE APPOINTS DR HOBA AS CEO5th March 2015, Lilongwe, Malawi: UbuntuNet Alliance, the Regional Research and Education Networking organisation for Eastern and Southern Africa, announces the appointment of Dr…

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* THE AFRICAN BANKING TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE – “New dates” 28th March – 4th April 2008, Kenyatta International Conference Centre, Nairobi, Kenya The conference theme is “sharing knowledge and best practices…

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* UUNET and Sony - Kenya UUNET Kenya has signed a multimillion video-conferencing deal with Japanese electronics giants, SONY, which will see the Kenyan firm provide end-to-end services. Clients will…

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Wojtek Skowronski, GM for engineering services at ICASA, tendered his resignation late last week. Skowronski was the last remaining Icasa GM after a string of resignations in the past few…

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COMMUNITY WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY TRAINING WORKSHOP FOR EAST AND SOUTHERN AFRICA The workshop is aimed at non-profit and public sector workers, as well as people from small businesses running community-style telecentre…

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Java Web Developer – Johannesburg - R420K Relevant degree or Diploma in IT
At least 4 years experience delivering web based solutions 
Knowledge of J2EE, JSP, JSF, Java script, Ajax, HTML…

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Voxeo Corporation and Inovo - AfricaVoxeo Corporation, a provider of Unlocked Communications, has announced a partnership and reseller agreement with INOVO, a leading provider of telephony, contact centre solutions and…

People

-  Government has extended the contract of Telkom SA chairman Jeff Molobela, but only until the end of December.-  Altech’s former group chief operating officer, Andy Baker, has been named…

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Account Manager - South African candidates preferredLocal South African Candidates will take priority due to work permit issues and time restraints.If you wish to apply please send your CV, in…

People

- Hannes van Rensburg, the founder of mobile money company Fundamo, is to leave the business at the end of the month.Fundamo was sold to Visa for $110m in June…

People

Suspended Telkom CFO hearing set for AugustSuspended Telkom CFO Jacques Schindehütte will face a disciplinary hearing on a matter of personal misconduct on 6 August 2014.This follows a long adjournment…

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* e-Community Building Coordinator http://www.sangonet.org.za info@sangonet.org.za

EVENTS

- BANDWIDTH MANAGEMENT AND OPTIMISATION WORKSHOP 2-6 July 2006, South Africa http://www.inasp.info - TELECOMS AND INVESTMENTS 2006 4-6 July , 2006 at Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Abuja - Nigeria. For…

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ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN 2010 - Learning for All1-3 December, Berlin, GermanyUnder the banner of Learning for All, ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN 2010 will dig deep into 4 themes that form the…

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Gateway Communications and Gilat - AfricaGateway Communications, the pan-African wholesale telecoms provider owned by Vodacom, has announced that Gilat Satellite Networks has been chosen as the company’s primary VSAT provider.…

People

- Bruno Nabagné Koné and Max Ahouèkè have been respectively appointed as the new Minister of Post and ICT in Côte d’Ivoire and the new minister of ICT in Benin.

People

- Glo introduces George Andah as new Chief Operating Officer for Ghana operationsMr Andah, who recently joined Glo from Bharti Airtel, said the Ghanaian market hold good prospects which the…

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eGov Kenya 20-21 March 2014Brackenhurst Conference CentreNairobi, KenyaeGov Kenya will provide an intensive two-day briefing for CFOs and CIOs from each county to empower them with the insights and knowledge…

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Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2015 now openInnovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2015 now open – USD 150,000 in prizes for continent’s brightest innovators to accelerate Africa’s developmentWith 2000 innovators…

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* MTN and Cambridge Broadband Networks - Nigeria MTN Nigeria has awarded a significant contract that will deploy its VectaStar microwave backhaul product in the country to Cambridge Broadband Networks.…

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CALL FOR INTEREST: 2ND PHASE OF CITI’S WOMEN IN ICT PROJECT The Cape IT Initiative is looking for Women owned ICT companies for the 2nd Phase of the Women in…

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Information Technology Manager - NigeriaJob Description: In conjunction with the C.O.O, determine the long-term IT requirements of the Group, through the direction and management of IT resources. To plan, direct…

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Femtocells World Summit 2011,21 - 23 June, London, UKFemtocells World Summit 2011, in exclusive partnership with the Femto Forum, is the largest femtocell focused conference in the telecoms industry. Join…

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Supervisor, Network Operation Center - Sierra LeonePosted date: Fri, 14th OctLocation: Sierra LeoneThe job - holder will have sufficient technical expertise to run the Network Operations Center, liase with network…

People

Rwanda's MTN has named Ebenezer Asante as its new CEO. He comes to the company from MTN's Ghana subsidiary where he was a sales executive.

Events

The 7th edition of DCD Converged Johannesburg  Monday, 13th October 2014Join us for this engaging learning opportunity and the chance to network with over 250 data center professionals.- IT &…

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Africa IT & Telecom Forum 201526 -27 March 2015 AbidjanHow Africa will manage its digital transformation?Share the experience and success of policy makers in the development sector.For further information click…

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Independent Communications Authority of SA (ICASA) councillor Mamodupi Mohlala has tendered her resignation and asked to be released from her duties two months early. Outgoing State IT Agency (SITA) CEO…

CONTRACTS: WHO'S SELLING WHAT TO WHO?

ALGÉRIE TELECOM AND ALCATEL - ALGERIA Alcatel  announced the signing of a commercial partnership with Algérie Telecom to provide Algerian enterprises with advanced communication services aimed at improving productivity, enhancing…

Contracts

- Alcatel-Lucent to link Seychelles to global fibre networksAlcatel-Lucent has signed a contract worth more than USD30 million with Seychelles Cable System (SCS) to build the Seychelles East Africa System…

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SITE ACQUISITION SPECIALIST – South AfricaSite Acquisition Specialist - Responsible for identifying, surveying, leasing, and zoning wireless telecommunications sites, ensuring the timely acquisition of signed leases and site acquisition complete…

Events

The Social Media Week Lagos Team is excited to announce that our official schedule is now LIVE and registration is open!  At present we have 84 events scheduled and will…

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- TELECOM FINANCE MIDDLE EAST AFRICA ASIA 2007 23-24 May 2007, Madinat Jumeirah Hotel, Dubai Telecom Finance MEAI conference is the premier networking hub for senior executives at telecom operators…

PEOPLE

- Novell’s South Africa’s country manager Stafford Masie has resigned in order to establish and head up the local operation of Google.- The Computerise Nigeria Project (CNP) has appointed a…

People

Hamilton Ratshefola has been named as the new country manager at IBM South Africa. He replaces Abraham Thomas, who has been in the role for the past three years.Ratshefola is…

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ERICSSON MICROWAVE INSTALLATION SUPERVISOR / COMMISSIONING ENGINEER – SUDAN The successful candidate will have the below listed experience: - Commissioning and maintenance of MDRS 155 or equal Long distance Microwave…

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Fibre Optic Specialist – South AfricaCosira Communications is a leading telecommunications infrastructure build company in Africa. As such the company is well placed to participate in all major project within…

EVENTS

- TELECOMS WORLD AFRICA31st July - 2nd August 2007, Johannesburg, South AfricaKey decision-makers in South Africa and leading international players will share their expertise and forge invaluable business relationships in…

people

* Richard Snow has resigned from the Vodacom board and will be replaced by regional Vodafone CEO Nick Read.*Nokia is replacing its CEO, Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, with a top Microsoft executive, Stephen…

Events

The Social Media Week Lagos Team is excited to announce that our official schedule is now LIVE and registration is open!  At present we have 84 events scheduled and will…

Opportunities

MTN South Africa Opens Applications for the 2015 App of the Year AwardThis year, the organisers says entries will now be submitted in various corresponding categories compared to the year…

CONTRACTS: WHO'S SELLING WHAT TO WHOM?

GLOBACOM AND ALCATEL – NIGERIA Globacom has announced the signing of a contract with Alcatel-Lucent to install West Africa's first wireless network based on Universal Mobile Telecommunications Service/High Speed Packet…

PEOPLE

* Emilienne Macauley has been appointed as the new general director  of  Celtel Madagascar (ex-Madacom). She replaces Parwez Jugoo who has managed the mobile operation over the last 8 years.…

People

- Internet Service Provider, Linkserve has announced the appointment of Mr. Victor Oisaghie as the company's new Managing Director. - Clickatell and Mobile Money Africa announced the appointment of Clickatell’s…

Contracts

Gateway Communications, Intercel and ETI SA - GuineaGateway Communications has further increased its presence in West Africa having signed two deals in Guinea, expanding its work with Intercel and agreeing…

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Transmission implementation engineer - UgandaThe company is looking for a transmission implementation engineer.The engineer will supervise the installation of the outdoor and indoor units, configuration, panning and traffic routing. He/she…

People

* South Africa's Telkom appointed Jeffrey Hedberg as Acting Chief Executive last week but its leadership crisis deepened last week when Chief Financial Officer Peter Nelson resigned, following the early…

Events

*CAPACITY AFRICA 201021-22 September 2010, Nairobi, KenyaThe most comprehensive African wholesale telecoms conference bringing together local and regional fixed-line and mobile operators from across the continentFor further information visit Capacity…

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Maghreb Startup Initiative Seeks Out Young Entrepreneurs in TunisiaYesterday, the Education for Employment (EFE) foundation and its partners announced the inauguration of the Maghreb Startup Initiative (MSI) – a regional…

People

ICT device assembling giant, Rlg Group, has appointed Tara Squire as Country Manager for Rlg Communications (Ghana) Limited effective July 22, 2013. He takes over from Roland Agambire who becomes…

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Nairobi Innovation Week5 -7 August 2015 University of NairobiThe Nairobi Innovation Week Committee has announced the official commencement of the registration process for the event in August, which will bring…

Events

*AFTLD ANNUAL EVENT 13-17 April 2009, Arusha, Tanzania Under the theme "Securing Africa’s Internet Infrastructure”, the AfTLD annual African ccTLD event for 2009 will include a detailed three (3) day…

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- AFNOG WORKSHOP ON NETWORK TECHNOLOGY 7 - 12 May 2006, Nairobi, Kenya. Further information and application forms are available at http://www.afnog.org/afnog2006/workshop/. -  VOIP WORLD AFRICA 2006 8 – 11…

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AITEC GHANA 2009 22-24 October 2009, International Conference Centre, Accra www.aitecafrica.com MMT 09 - Mobile Money Transfer 26-27 October2009, Dubai. MMT 09 is a 'must attend' event for anyone who…

CONTRACTS: WHO'S SELLING WHAT TO WHOM?

CBA and Temenos AG – South AfricaCommercial Bank of Africa Limited (CBA) has signed a Sh309.5 million agreement with banking software company, Temenos AG, of Switzerland. The software dealer will…

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5th Annual Connecting Rural Communities Africa 2010 Forum17-19 August 2010Hosted by: Ministry of Communications, National Communications Authority, Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic CommunicationsThe CTO will be hosting its 5th Annual…

Jobs & Opportunities

* C/C++ DeveloperVerna in GautengC/C++ Developer 
Salary R 700 000.00 – R 400 000.00 
Johannesburg and Pretoria Area A company based in Morning side Johannesburg is looking for specialising in the telecommunication sector is…

Events

2nd Annual Cloud World Forum Africa23rd-24th April 2013Sandton Sun Hotel, Johannesburg, South AfricaCombining the Cloud Computing World Forum Africa and Cloud Africa, this two day conference and exhibition covers every…

Opportunities

Senior Quality Assurance EngineerCape Town, Western Cape, South AfricaA highly successful international payment management company, is looking for the best of the best Senior Quality Assurance Engineer to join their…

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* Information and Communications Technology Manager - South Africa FoodBank South Africa is an exciting new Section 21 company established to alleviate hunger in South Africa by creating a national…

People

* Phoday Sisay has been appointed the new acting chief executive officer of the Gambia Telecommunications Company (Gamtel) and the Gambia Cellular GSM Company (Gamcel). * Pierre Obeid, CTO at…

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* INTELLIGENT NETWORK / CHARGING SYSTEM ENGINEER – KENYA The client is urgently seeking an experienced Intelligent Network engineer who has gained recent exposure within the Charging System 3.0. The…

PEOPLE

* Telkom CEO Sizwe Nxasana has decided not to renew his contract after seven years at the helm of the telecommunications provider. Lulu Letlape, Telkom group executive for corporate communications,…

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Marketing Director for Telecom Company - Kenya The Marketing Director develops and directs the company's marketing activities and policies to ensure a strong and well positioned product portfolio and effective…

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Tester - Mobile GSM NetworksSapientis South Africa JohannesburgUrgently looking for a technical tester with experience in Mobile GSM networks to support the project team in setting up test environments, developing…

Contracts

*Thermocool, Zinox and INEC - NigeriaLagos — Refrigerator and home appliances manufacturer, Haier Thermocool Nigeria Limited, Zinox Computers, and a US-based ICT firm, Avant Technology, may have landed the contract…

People

- Dr. Kobina Quansah has been appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of Vodafone Ghana. Currently a Management Consultant, Dr. Quansah was the first Ghanaian Managing Director of Barclays…

Contracts

Algerian Railways and Nortel - Algeria Nortel Networks has been selected to deploy a GSM-R wireless communications system for a new railway line in Algeria. The line links the cities…

Events

* ngNOG 16 – 26 November 2008, Lagos, Nigeria http://www.forum.org.ng/ * AFRINIC 9 22 – 28 November 2008, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia http://www.afrinic.net/ * TELECOMS COST ALLOCATION AND PROFITABILITY ANALYSIS CONFERENCE…

CONTRACTS: WHO'S SELLING WHAT TO WHO?

- SOTELMA AND SIEMENS – MALI Sotelma has contracted Siemens to upgrade its mobile network to GSM 900 standard. The contract awarded to Siemens is for an amount of 1.5…

EVENTS

UPCOMING AITEC EVENTS 24-26 May, Dakar, Senegal The West African ICT Investment Forum, under the auspices of EU‚s CDE programme 30-31 May, Nairobi Global VSAT Forum Advanced VSAT Training Course,…

Contracts

Neotel and Huawei – South Africa Huawei, a provider of next generation telecoms network solutions for operators, has announced that it has been contracted to expand Neotel’s CDMA network. Huawei…

Contracts

Abyssinia Bank and 4 international vendors - Ethiopia The Bank of Abyssinia (BoA) shortlisted four international vendors on Thursday, July 8, 2010, of which one will be awarded the contract…

Events:

* AFRIHEALTH CONFERENCE 2009 “ICT in Healthcare - Are We Doing Enough For Africa?” 14-16 July 2009, Nairobi, Kenya This is the third successive year for our prestigious Pan African…

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* Senior Rnd Engineer – Kenya The person should be able to lead a team of radio network design engineers to perform initial radio network design, radio frequency including a…

People

* Telkom South Africa announced that Massmart's Mark Lamberti has resigned as an independent non-executive director with effect from June 3. - South Africa’s SNO, Neotel, has appointed Wandile Zote…

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WEB DEVELOPMENT AND TECHNICAL OPERATIONS OneWorld Africa (OWA), which is part of the OneWorld network (www.oneworld.net), are inviting applications for the position of Web Development and Technical Operations Manager as…

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ISOC Fellowship to the IETF The Internet Society has announced that it is seeking applications for the next round of the ISOC Fellowship to the IETF program. The program offers…

Contracts

* MTN and Central Bank - Nigeria Mobile operator MTN Nigeria, has signed an agreement for the provision of wide Area Network(WAN) solutions to support 21 Central Bank of Nigeria…

Events

* SEMINAR ON E-GOVERNMENT FOR DEVELOPMENT: STRATEGIES AND POLICIES 13-27 June 2008, Washington DC, USA This intensive face-to-face seminar includes lectures, panel discussions, and interactive workshops presented by leading e-Government…

PEOPLE

* Willy Govender, CEO of Bizworks, Data World and Data Matrix, has been named the CSSA KwaZulu-Natal IT Person of the Year. Govender was named the winner at an event…

People

Outgoing Telkom South Africa chairman Jeff Molobela has been replaced by Lazarus Zim, who was previously MD of MTN International. Molobela officially retired as chairman of the fixed-line operator's board…

People

Vodacom’s Pieter Uys resignsSouth African mobile operator Vodacom announced today that CEO Pieter Uys would be stepping down from his position, which he has occupied since 2008. Uys will remain…

Contracts

ECX and Apposite LLC - Ethiopia The Ethiopian Commodity Exchange (ECX) has awarded the project for the development of software to introduce the Short Message System (SMS) and an Interactive…

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* Sales Director - West Africa The client is investing heavily in the African Mobile Telecoms market and aims to offer a truly converged service. Currently setting up operations in…

EVENTS

- 14 - 17 September 2004, e-Government for Leadership in Change Management, United Republic of Tanzania http://www.uneca.org/aisi/picta/pictabulletin/pb33.htm#19 - 16 - 18 September 2004, Highway Africa Conference 2004, Grahamstown, South Africa…

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5th Africa Economic Forum 20117-9 March 2011, Cape Town, South Africa Venue BMW Pavilion, V&A Waterfront Our 5th Africa Economic Forum 2011 (AEF-2011) in Cape Town at the BMW-Imax Theatre,…

People

Airtel has hired Willie Ellis who previously worked for Vodacom South Africa to become its Product and Innovation Director.

Jobs & Opportunities

ASP.NET & MySQL Developer Finance in Motion GmbHVacancies: 1Location: Anywhere, KenyaDeadline: 30 Sep, 2012Job Description: Finance in Motion develops its core business tools in-house and is currently looking for an…

People

Holroyd to act as iBurst bossThami Mtshali has stepped down as CEO of iBurst parent Wireless Business Solutions (WBS), with financial director Clinton Holroyd being named acting CEO.WBS nonexecutive director…

Events

CFP “IT Sourcing and Development” international workshop 20-21 October 2014The University of Manchester’s Centre for Development Informatics The workshop seeks to reflect on the changing context for IT sourcing and…

Contracts

* HiTS and Huawei - Tanzania HiTS Telecom has signed a $180 million (Sh216 billion) contract with Huawei Technologies of China. Under the pact, Huawei Technologies will start building HiTS's…

PEOPLE

* Alan Knott-Craig Jr has been appointed as MD of Wireless Business Solutions. Until December 2005, Knott-Craig Jr was managing director at wireless application service provider, CellFind. He says he…

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- Bridges.org has launched a competition to support innovative ground level initiatives in South Africa that want to use handheld devices (handhelds) to improve people's lives. A total of 120…

PEOPLE

- Speaking at the panel discussion at Addis Ababa University’s Department of Information Science, Afework Temtime, President of the Ethiopian Information Technology Professionals Association (EITPA) stressed the need for more…

People

- The chairperson of the Dar es Salaam Stock Exchange (DSE) governing council, Mr Peter Machunde, has resigned over what appears to be pressure over his opposition to the recently…

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 World Bank Group is consulting on new ICT StrategyWorld Bank Group consultations open on a new Information and Communication Technology (ICT) strategy to expand connectivity networks and transform social and…

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Reference Number: AJS0011342Job Category:  IT- Account ManagementPreferred Degree:  Bachelors DegreeJob Type:  Permanent/Full TimeJob Country:  RwandaJob Location:  Kigali-RwandaExperience (Years): 2-4Job Description MTN RWANDACELL is a GSM Telecommunications Company based in Rwanda…

Events

The 7th edition of DCD Converged Johannesburg  Monday, 13th October 2014Join us for this engaging learning opportunity and the chance to network with over 250 data center professionals.- IT &…

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Director of Technology and Innovation1    Company: Living Goods    Deadline: Friday 14th November 2014    Location: NairobiJob DescriptionLiving Goods is seeking a Director of Technology & Innovation to join our team in…

EVENTS

- Second Annual SANGONeT "ICTs for Civil Society" Conference and Exhibition 7-9, March 2006, Indaba Hotel, Fourways, Johannesburg, South Africa For more information, visit www. sangonet.org.za/conference2006 - Digital Broadcasting Switchover…

PEOPLE

* Two Microsoft Corporation staffers are in Uganda at the invitation of the Prime Minister, Apolo Nsibambi. They are Dean Wolson, the technical specialist for the west, east and central…

EVENTS

1ST NATIONAL FORUM ON INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGIES This forum has been organized by key stakeholders in Ghana to look at: 1. What is the place of ICT in national…

Events

NOG-11 AND  AfriNIC-12 MEETINGS23 May-4 June, 2010, Kigali, RwandaThe African Network Operators' Group (AfNOG) and the African Network Information Centre (AfriNIC) are pleased to announce that the 11th AfNOG Meeting…

Contracts

Togo Cellulaire and Alcatel- Lucent - TogoAlcatel-Lucent announced that it has been selected by Togo Cellulaire, the leading mobile operator in Togo for a major expansion and upgrade of its…

People

- Ms Anne-Rachel Inné has been appointed Chief Operations Officer of AFRINIC. - Alexandra Zagury has been appointed as the managing director for South Africa and Southern Africa by Blackberry-maker…

Events

AITEC Banking & Mobile Money15 - 16 July 2014Eko Hotel, Lagos NigeriaDear Colleague,For a number of reasons, including the recent dismissal of the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria,…

PEOPLE

* Prime Minister Meles Zenawi of Ethiopia has appointed David Ruach Tang as State Minister of Transport and Communications. * The South African Parliament's communications committee has selected the eight…

JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIES

* REUTERS DIGITAL VISION FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME The Digital Vision Program supports social entrepreneurs who seek to leverage technology-based solutions in the interest of humanitarian, educational, and sustainable development goals. The…

EVENTS

WEST AFRICAN INTERNET FORUM, ABUJA (26-28 AUGUST 2003) Following the East African Internet Forum at ACT 2002 in Nairobi last year, and the Southern African Internet Forum organized by AITEC…

Jobs & Opportunities

[HIPSSA/CA-4] Calls for Applications for the development of ECCAS model laws on electronic communicationsFor this HIPSSA project’s activity implemented in collaboration with the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS),…

People

Ghana’s Expresso Telecom has replaced their Managing Director just months after the buyout of Kasapa Telecom Limited. Just before Kasapa was rebranded, the Managing Director Bob Palitz resigned and was…

Events

Managed Services World Congress 201218 – 19 September 2012, Maritim Pro Arte Hotel, Berlin, GermanyWith Managed Service business models evolving in new and exciting directions, it’s time to reassess the…

People

Graham Beneke, co-chair of South Africa's Internet Service Providers' Association (ISPA) and a network engineer, has been appointed to the National Broadband Advisory Council. Beneke welcomed his appointment, saying it…

EVENTS

- DIGITAL WORLD CONFERENCE 2006 12-13 September 2006, Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), in collaboration with the Growing Businesses Foundation (GBF) and the TT30 Club…

CONTRACTS: WHO'S SELLING WHAT TO WHO?

* NIGERIAN SWIFTTALK LTD – SKYPILOT SwiftTalk Ltd., an Internet Service Provider and network operator headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria, has been selected by SkyPilot equipment to roll out advanced wireless…

PEOPLE

* The world prize of the Information Society has been given jointly to Abdoulaye Wade, the President of the Republic of Senegal and Tim Berners Lee the inventor web. *…

JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Schoolnet Uganda wants to dispose of the following equipment: o Complete VSAT system: Gilat Skystar Advantage C-band 2.5m dishes (11 units) o Brandnew Cisco 2611 routers dual ethernet o Used…

People

Clickatell, leader in high-value enterprise messaging, announced that Len Pienaar, former CEO of FNB’s M-Commerce division, joins Clickatell to strengthen the Company’s management team and financial services market position. http://2010.bloggies.com/

Contracts

CCK and PortinXS - KenyaNetherlands based PortingXS says that it has won a contract from the Kenyan telecoms regulator to manage Mobile Number Portability in the country. PortingXS will start…

Jobs & Opportunities

Customer Project Manager ParaCellPosted date: Fri, 18th NovLocation: Western AfricaParaCell is searching for a Customer Project ManagerRequirements:· We are looking for recent Ericsson Experience• University degree within relevant area· Minimum…

Jobs & Opportunities

* Project Manager – SDLCBBD Midrand, Gauteng, South AfricaJob DescriptionA Project manager with a proven track record of delivering projects on time. You will be responsible for managing client expectations…

Events

The Social Media Week Lagos Team is excited to announce that our official schedule is now LIVE and registration is open!  At present we have 84 events scheduled and will be…

Jobs & Opportunities

Development of a web-based, interactive, and user-friendly application 1    Company: ILRI    Deadline: Monday 25th November 2013    Location: NairobiJob DescriptionI.  INTRODUCTIONa.  BackgroundThe International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) and its partners have…

CALL FOR TENDERS

- CALL FOR PROPOSALS (CFP) FOR CONNECTIVITY OF THE EAST AFRICAN INTERNET EXCHANGE POINTS (EAIXP) Latest news: Deadline extended to 15th September 2006 This project aims to keep the East…

EVENTS

- SPECTRUM MANAGEMENT TRAINING WORKSHOP 3 - 7 April 2006 Grand Palm Hotel, Gaborone, Botswana For futher information contact in the UK Segun GEORGE Kemilinks International Tel +44 793 909…

PEOPLE

- Intelsat Ltd., a global satellite communications leader providing services in over 200 countries and territories, has announced key executive appointments that will be effective at the closure of Intelsat's…

PEOPLE

Seen and heard at the Botswana liberalisation event: According to Susan Schorr, ITU:“If you could lay all the consultants in the world end to end, they would all point in…

PEOPLE

* According to the Daily Nation, some of the MPs challenging the third mobile operator licence have been under investigation by the Communications Commission of Kenya (CCK) for alleged involvement…

People

Harris Stratex Networks CEO, Harald Braun has been awarded the prestigious title of International Telecom CEO of the Year 2009 by IT & Telecom Digest at the Eight Nigerian Information…

Events

TELECOMFINANCE 2010 26th – 27th January 2010, Renaissance Chancery Court Hotel, London TelecomFinance 2010 will bring together the key individuals and companies that will shape the telecoms industry in what…

People

- Orange Kenya CEO Mickael Ghossein said he would step down at the Kenyan Treasury’s request, but said no such request had been made. Ghossein’s comments come after the government…

Contracts

* MTN and Ericsson - NigeriaSwedish equipment and solutions provider Ericsson has announced that MTN Nigeria has become the first African operator to deploy its SSR 8020 platform for wireless…

Events

The Social Media Week Lagos Team is excited to announce that our official schedule is now LIVE and registration is open!  At present we have 84 events scheduled and will…

People

Stephen Spengler appointed Intelsat deputy CEOSatellite services company Intelsat SA has announced the appointment of Stephen Spengler as deputy chief executive officer - a promotion from the post of chief…

People

- Badara Mbye has recently been appointed as the new managing director of Africell, a GSM operator in The Gambia. - Kamel Saadaoui has been nominated as member representing the…

JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIES

* AXE INSTALLATION ENGINEER – SUDAN The company is looking for a skilled AXE installer for a short project in Sudan, Africa. You need to have knowledge of Ericsson products…

JOBS AND OPPORTUNITIES

* ISOC REGIONAL MANAGER FOR AFRICA The Internet Society is a not-for-profit membership organisation founded in 1992 to provide leadership in Internet related standards, education, and policy. It is dedicated…

EVENTS

- Telecoms conference 2006: Has Telecoms deregulation delivered on its promise? Tuesday January 31st 2006, Cape Town International Convention Centre For further information contact Nicky Floris, nicky@callingthecape.org.za or (021) 487…

PEOPLE

* Yossi Barkan (formerly with IP Planet, now merged with Gilat) has been put in charge of PCCW Global Group's sales effort in Africa. PCCW Global Group is the result…

EVENTS

THE AFRICAN BROADBAND REVOLUTION 2005 6 – 8 April, Johannesburg, South Africa “The African Broadband Revolution 2005”, organised by the CTO, is a combination of a CONFERENCE and a WORKSHOP…

EVENTS

NTIC et Entreprenariat - l’Art de concrétiser ses projets Balancing Act et Afribone en partenariat avec l’IICD organisent le 05 Novembre à l’hôtel Salam à partir de 8H00, un atelier…

Events:

ONLINE EDUCA BERLIN 2009 2-4 December 2009, Berlin, Germany Innovate, Share, Succeed – is the theme of OEB 2009. This year’s agenda will be about your learning innovations, your expertise…

Jobs and Opportunities

Ericsson Senior Pstn Support Engineer The client is requesting the services of a Senior PSTN Support Engineer to join their project. To be considered for this position candidates must have…

Jobs & Opportunities

 Google Geo Tools workshop set to be held in HarareThe MAPA project, an initiative to “make African conservation more accessible and visible”, will be holing a Google Geo Tools training…

Events

AITEC East Africa ICT Summit 201518-19 February 2015Kenya School Of Monetary Studies Nairobi, KenyaThrough its range of in-depth specialist Forums, AITEC East Africa 2015 will provide a unique platform for…

Opportunities

Africa: USAID Launches Technology Competition to Combat Wildlife CrimeToday, on the 45th anniversary of Earth Day, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced the Wildlife Crime Tech Challenge to…

People

- South Africa’s Huge Group has conducted a major restructuring of its board of directors, in order to streamline management functions and operations. Current CEO Anton Potgieter has been appointed…

Events

* 3RD ANNUAL DIGITAL BROADCASTING SWITCHOVER FORUM 29 Jan – 1 Feb 2008, Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa Covering National Switchover Frameworks and Planning, the Digital Dividend, the Results of WRC…

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* SAFARICOM AND VIRTUAL CITY – KENYA Mobile phone service provider Safaricom and online business applications company Virtual City have signed an agreement to offer faster communication by companies. The…

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* TELECOM EGYPT – CONVERGYS Convergys will manage the replacement of Telecom Egypt's existing billing systems with its Infinys solution by providing the following professional services: project management, business requirement…

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- Join Emperion's distribution network and be part of  their fast growing network of valued-added re-sellers and system integrators across Africa. Emperion has in the past few years obtained a…

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- West African Satellite Communications Conference & Exhibition, 23-25 November 2005, Meridien Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria. This NewCom event will be dedicated to the deployment of satellite and satellite hybrid-based communications…

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THE STOCKHOLM CHALLENGE AWARD 2006 (DEC 31, 2005 DEADLINE) IS OPEN FOR ENTRIES! The Stockholm Challenge now welcomes ICT based projects from all over the world to enter the award…

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* A Kenyan as been elected to be the Secretary-General of the African Federation of Information & Communications Technology Associations (AFICTA). Waudo Siganga, who is also the Chairman of the…

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* Implementation Manager - NSN Equipment – Sierra Leone The Implementation Manager’s position involves Implementation Management of WCDMA rollout as well as R4 and GPRS deployment. Requirements: Technical Diploma or…

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Rural Credit Finance and Neptune Software – Uganda Rural Credit Finance (RUCREF), a local micro-finance firm, has sealed a sh450m deal with Neptune Software Uganda to integrate orbit banking. “This…

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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…

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SWIFT To Unveil Africa’s Brightest FinTech StartupsThe Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication’s (SWIFT) will convene policy makers, industry leaders and the broader financial community across Africa in its African…

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Connected Africa26–27 May 2015The Sandton Convention CentreJohannesburg, South AfricaAfrica’s telecommunications sector is booming!Enterprises, ISP’s telcos and partners are under huge pressure to capitalise on the vast opportunities in the African…

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ICANN President & CEO Resigns to Join the Private SectorThe  Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today announced that President and CEO Fadi Chehadé has informed the Board…

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* South Africa, communications services and 2010 - e-readiness or e-rockiness?’ 17 November 2008, Classroom F, Mwalimu House, School of Public and Development Management, 2 St David’s Place, Parktown, South…

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* Expert to assist drafting a comprehensive ICT Bill – Congo DRC The Danish Managament is looking for an expert to assist the Ministry of Post, Telephone and Telecommunications to…

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* Ethiopia's  Information Communication Technology Development Agency - Education: The Ethiopian Information Communication Technology Development Agency (EICTDA) signed an agreement with the Telecommunications Consultants India Limited (TCIL). The agreement entitles…

LETTER FROM THE WSIS PREPCOM: CHASING RED HERRINGS IN ACCRA

The African ICT Gravy Train passed through Accra in January last week with the hosting there of the WSIS Second Phase African Preparatory Meeting. An anonymous observor from the private…

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* At the first year Birthday party of Ghana’s Kasapa Telecom Managing Director Robert Palitz spoke passionately about what he thinks makes the company different to other operators:"From the very…

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The African IT Security Forum: School of Oriental & African Studies, University of London (27-28 January 2004) DAY One, 27 January 2004 KEYNOTE: The future ain’t what it used to…

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Zain and Nokia Siemens Networks – Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda Zain is streamlining its mobile network operations to improve the quality of service and increase efficiency. As part of this…

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Number Portability Forum 201311-12 February 2013-01-11 Dubai, UAEAt Tavess' Number Portability Forum 2013, As the only event in the region dedicated to Number Portability, find out what it takes to…

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Christoph Limmer Joins Signalhorn as VP Marketing & StrategySignalhorn announces that Mr. Christoph Limmer has joined its marketing team in the position of VP Marketing & Strategy. In this role,…

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Orange launches the 2015 Orange African Social Venture PrizeOrange  is launching the call for applications for the 5th edition of the Orange African Social Venture Prize. This initiative aims to…

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* Support to Enhance the Competitiveness of Kenya’s Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Sector The Kenya ICT Board has requested the Commonwealth Secretariat for assistance to develop a capacity development strategy…

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* Warid Telecom and Motorola - Uganda Motorola announced that it has been selected by Warid Telecom Uganda, part of Warid Telecom International, to design and deploy an 802.16e WiMAX…

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SATCOM AFRICA 2004 (17-19 FEBRUARY) Satcom Africa 2004, a conference and expo covering satellite communication and VSAT technology, will be held at the Sandton Convention Centre from 17 to 19…

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http://www.delconsulting.com - We are an American company looking for a local business partner in Tunisia to develop a telecom project. This person must have contacts in the local telephone company…

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David King new CEO for power management systems specialist Flexenclosure Telecom industry veteran David King has been appointed new CEO for Flexenclosure, a specialist provider of intelligent power management solutions for…

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Google Africa opens Science Fair entriesGoogle Africa has announced the launch of the third Google Science Fair for teenagers, with Google+ Hangout events newly added for 2013’s competition. “Visit the website…

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Connected Africa26–27 May 2015The Sandton Convention CentreJohannesburg, South AfricaAfrica’s telecommunications sector is booming!Enterprises, ISP’s telcos and partners are under huge pressure to capitalise on the vast opportunities in the African…

People

The following people have joined AfriNIC Board: Southern African Region: Mark J. Elkins (of South Africa): Primary; Silvio Almada (of Angola): Alternate; (2), Eastern African Region: John Walubengo (of Kenya):…

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* Orascom Telecom and Nokia Siemens Networks - Algeria Orascom Telecom Algeria has contracted Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) to provide its Home Location Register (HLR) subscriber data management solution, allowing…

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- The Free and Open Source Software Resource Centre(Fossrec) is to stage a series of OSS training workshops in Ghana later this year. Organisers say the courses will cater for…

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‘Microsoft Imagine Cup software competition’The deadline to register for the annual Imagine Cup student technology competition is 13 March 2012, 23:59:59 GMT. Students are to register in one of eight…

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* Mobile Banking & Financial Services Africa 20-22 July 2009, Southern Sun Grayston Hotel, Johannesburg Building on the highly successful inaugural event last year, the conference will again deliver timely…

People

* Cape Town-based. Low-cost VoIP calling provider Skaap has gone out of business after only a few months. Company representative told MyBroadband that she did not want to discuss the…

People

- Businesswoman Jane Mutasa has been suspended from Telecel Zimbabwe's board following allegations that she swindled the mobile phone network provider out of US$750,000 in an airtime scam.- O3b Networks…

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MEF Connects Kenya May 22 2013Sankara Hotel, NairobiMEF brings Kenya's mobile industry leaders to networking eventThe first-ever MEF Connects Kenya event is aimed at bringing together the country's leading mobile…

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TMT Finance & Investment Africa 2013 20 June 2013Grand Connaught Rooms Covent Garden, LondonThe conference brings together African telecom CEOs, CFOs and strategy heads with investment bankers, financiers, regulators and…

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* Executive Director, Bandwidth Consortium Project The Bandwidth Consortium of African Research and Education Institutions (BWC) is a sub-Saharan Africa Regional Project supported by four major foundations collaborating through the…

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* FRAUD PREVENTION AND REVENUE ASSURANCE MEA 1-2 July 2008,Dubai UAE ViB events’ Fraud Prevention and Revenue Assurance MENA will bring together telecoms operators and industry experts to discuss the…

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Celtel Nigeria has announced the appointment John Earley as its new Chief Technical Officer. Previously, John Earley worked with Wataniya Telecom in the Maldives and Millicom (now Tigo) in the…

PEOPLE

* In 2005, with the support of other African Countries, Angola will present its candidature for the presidency of the Technology Commission of the United Nations, said Wednesday, in Luanda,…

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SATCOM 2010 AFRICA12-15 April 2010, Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South AfricaSatCom Africa 2010 is Africa's only satellite exhibition conference. SatCom Africa 2010 gives you an executive business experience where you…

People

Miriam Altman to head Telkom strategyTelkom has tapped a member of Trevor Manuel’s National Planning Commission as its new head of strategy. Miriam Altman will join the troubled telecommunications operator…

People

Bharti Airtel Taps MTN Executive to Boost African Operations Bharti Airtel has poached a senior MTN executive to head up some of its African operations. Airtel named the now former…

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DotconnectAfrica Opens Applications for its $5000 Grant Competition for African women in STEM DotconnectAfrica (DCA), a non-profit organization, has opened applications for Miss Africa $5000 competition to support women and…

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The LINK Centre's Certificate in Telecommunications Policy, Regulation and Management starts on 20 July 2015 •         Neo who?  What will the buyout mean for telecomms competition in SA? •         A…

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CcHub’s Summer of Code 2015 opens for applications Nigeria’s co-working space and incubator, CcHUB has opened registration for its 2015 summer code school for kids. The programme is a four-week…

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MTN Group appoints new CEO for SA operations MTN Group announced the appointment of Mteto Nyati as CEO of MTN South Africa. He succeeds Ahmad Farroukh, who resigned earlier this…

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The LINK Centre's Certificate in Telecommunications Policy, Regulation and Management starts on 20 July 2015 •         Neo who?  What will the buyout mean for telecomms competition in SA? •         A…

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East Africa: Orange Launches the 2015 African Social Venture Prize The Orange Group through Telkom Kenya has launched the call for applications for the fifth edition of the Orange African…

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The LINK Centre's Certificate in Telecommunications Policy, Regulation and Management starts on 20 July 2015 •         Neo who?  What will the buyout mean for telecomms competition in SA? •         A…

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Nigeria’s Hotels.ng is asking developers to create an algorithm that predicts user behaviour Lagos-based hotel booking website, Hotels.ng is organizing a hackathon to develop a machine learning algorithm to predict…

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Vodacom’s chief financial officer quits Ivan Dittrich, chief financial officer and executive director, has resigned from company to pursue his own interests. Ivan will step down from board with effect…

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The LINK Centre's Certificate in Telecommunications Policy, Regulation and Management starts on 20 July 2015 •         Neo who?  What will the buyout mean for telecomms competition in SA? •         A…

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Mobile DeveloperLocation: Johanessburg, Northern suburbs Remuneration R82000-85000/month Basic salary Job descriptionDevelopIOS, Android and Hybrid mobile applications RequirementsEight years + developing mobile applicationsFour years + HTML, HTML 5 and JavaScript experienceFour…

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Eyal Copitt Joins DiViNetworks as Chief Commercial Officer July 22, 2015: Tel Aviv –DiViNetworks, a provider of network optimization solutions for the Internet and telecom markets, today announced that Eyal Copitt…

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Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Forum 14-16 September 2015Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, KenyaThe Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Forum is an annual three-day conference and exhibition which brings together government ministers and senior officials,…

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Chief Technical OfficerRemuneration:    R370020 - R435267 per year Benefits:    To be discussedLocation:    Cape TownJob level:    Mid/SeniorJob policy:    Employment Equity position, Disabled positionType:                   PermanentReference:    #E15153 Job descriptionThe Department of Mathematics…

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MTN Appoints Acting CMO for Ghana - As Rahul De Moves to NigeriaMTN Ghana has appointed Noel Kojo-Ganson as its Acting Chief Marketing Officer (CMO), effective July 30th, 2015. Mr.…

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Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Forum 14-16 September 2015Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, KenyaThe Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Forum is an annual three-day conference and exhibition which brings together government ministers and senior officials,…

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Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Forum 14-16 September 2015Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, KenyaThe Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Forum is an annual three-day conference and exhibition which brings together government ministers and senior officials,…

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USIU & Tech Republic Launch Innovation Boot Camp to Equip Teens with Coding Skills Africa Tech Republic Africa Innovation BootcampNairobi-based United States International University-Africa and Tech Republic have launched an…

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Millicom Appoints Cynthia Gordon as EVP, CEO Africa Division Millicom has  announced the appointment of Cynthia Gordon as its Executive Vice President, CEO Africa Division. She takes up the role…

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Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Forum 14-16 September 2015Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, KenyaThe Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Forum is an annual three-day conference and exhibition which brings together government ministers and senior officials,…

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StartupIstanbul is calling for African Startup applications On 1st – 3rd of October, 100 startups will gather in Istanbul to meet with mentors from tech companies and tech hubs from…

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CEOs named for four Orange subsidiaries in Africa and the Middle East In agreement with its local partners, Orange has appointed the following CEOs for four of its subsidiaries in…

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Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Forum 14-16 September 2015Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, KenyaThe Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Forum is an annual three-day conference and exhibition which brings together government ministers and senior officials,…

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Fifth Wired Women Conference to address workplace diversity for women in tech Diversity in the tech workspace and women and men learning from one another will be the main agenda…

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Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Forum 14-16 September 2015Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, KenyaThe Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation Forum is an annual three-day conference and exhibition which brings together government ministers and senior officials,…

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Fibre to Home Conference 201520-21 October 2015Kigali Rwanda"Despite the abundance of sub-sea cables linking Africa to the rest of the world, most African countries still struggle with a lack of…

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Win Ksh. 5.5 million in the Siemen’s Empowering People Award The competition basically seeks to identify innovative technical solutions to tackle global challenges in basic needs. Inventors and developer teams…

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Fibre to Home Conference 201520-21 October 2015Kigali Rwanda"Despite the abundance of sub-sea cables linking Africa to the rest of the world, most African countries still struggle with a lack of…

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Ex-Safaricom executive appointed CEO of East Africa Cables East African Cables has announced the appointment of Peter Arina as the new CEO, succeeding George Mwangi who is set to leave…

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Fibre to Home Conference 201520-21 October 2015Kigali Rwanda"Despite the abundance of sub-sea cables linking Africa to the rest of the world, most African countries still struggle with a lack of…

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Applications have opened for the African Rethink Awards My African StartUp is now accepting applications for The African Rethink Awards. The award is aimed at developing African entrepreneurs to become…

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Fibre to Home Conference 201520-21 October 2015Kigali Rwanda"Despite the abundance of sub-sea cables linking Africa to the rest of the world, most African countries still struggle with a lack of…

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Finalists revealed for 2015 Appsafrica Innovation Awards With over 200 entries in hand, Appsafrica has now revealed the finalists. (Image Source: theminorityeye.com). The Appsafrica Innovation Awards 2015, according to the…

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Fibre to Home Conference 201520-21 October 2015Kigali Rwanda"Despite the abundance of sub-sea cables linking Africa to the rest of the world, most African countries still struggle with a lack of…

People

Africa’s Top 10 Richest in Tech Africa is home to some of the richest individuals in the world. One of the richest, according to Forbes, in Africa is currently Aliko…

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AfricaCom / AfricaCast / TV Connect Africa 201517-19 November 2015Cape Town, South Africa The largest annual meeting of ICT, telecoms and broadcast professionals for Africa. A 'must attend'. AfricaCom welcomes…

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Applications open for $100m GroFin African startup fund International development finance organisation GroFin has opened applications for its US$100 million fund for small and growing African businesses, inviting startups from…

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Head of Airtel Money in Kenya wins women in IT award The Head of Airtel Money Topyster Muga has been crowned the IT woman of the year at the first…

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AfricaCom / AfricaCast / TV Connect Africa 201517-19 November 2015Cape Town, South Africa The largest annual meeting of ICT, telecoms and broadcast professionals for Africa. A 'must attend'. AfricaCom welcomes…

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Intelsat has announced that Brian Jakins has been named the company's regional vice president of sales in Africa, effective immediately. Jakins will be based in Johannesburg, South Africa and report…

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AfricaCom / AfricaCast / TV Connect Africa 201517-19 November 2015Cape Town, South Africa The largest annual meeting of ICT, telecoms and broadcast professionals for Africa. A 'must attend'. AfricaCom welcomes…

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CTO Secretary General praises Nigeria for election of Festus Daudu as Chair of WRC-15 GENEVA, 2 NOVEMBER 2015 – Secretary-General Shola Taylor extended his congratulations to the Government of Nigeria…

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AfricaCom / AfricaCast / TV Connect Africa 201517-19 November 2015Cape Town, South Africa The largest annual meeting of ICT, telecoms and broadcast professionals for Africa. A 'must attend'. AfricaCom welcomes…

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IAB SA Bookmark Awards keeps pace with the ever-changing digital industry With only 10 days to go until the deadline for submissions to the IAB Bookmark Awards, digital marketers have…

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IIC Telecommunication and Media Forum, Johannesburg8-9 December, 2015Best practice decision making to drive connectivity, accessibility and competitivenessSupported by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), the International Institute of…

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IIC Telecommunication and Media Forum, Johannesburg8-9 December, 2015Best practice decision making to drive connectivity, accessibility and competitivenessSupported by the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA), the International Institute of…

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Western Cape entrepreneurs invited to pitch for investment at funding fair The second annual Western Cape Funding Fair will take place in Cape Town in May of next year, with…

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MTN changes operating structure, senior management MTN Group has reviewed its operating structure with a view to strengthening operational oversight, leadership, governance and regulatory compliance across its 22 country operations…

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The Second Cycle Of The TEEP $5k Fund Will Begin On The 1st Of January 2016 African entrepreneur? Looking for up to $5,000 to jumpstart your new venture? Get your…

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Facebook brings its Internet.org Innovation Challenge to Africa Facebook is launching the Internet.org Innovation Challenge in Africa, with the aim of recognising developers and entrepreneurs who are using the internet…

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Neotel CEO Sunil Joshi steps down Neotel’s CEO Sunil Joshi has resigned with immediate effect to “pursue his own interests”, the company said in a statement on Monday (7 December).…

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e-learninig Africa24 – 26 May, 2016CICC, CairoThe key pan-African networking event for ICT enhanced development, education and training.As the largest conference of its kind, the three-day event is a must…

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Applications open for Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship ProgrammeThe Tony Elumelu Foundation has opened applications for the second cycle of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme (TEEP), a US$100 million initiative aimed at…

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Applications open for ZAR50million WeChat Fund    Late last year, leading social communication platform, WeChat launched a ZAR50million fund to be used for investment in promising mobile startups in South Africa.…

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Education Innovation Summit17 March 2016 Protea Fire & Ice, Johannesburg. South Africa Education reform is essential to provide learners with what are commonly called 21st century skills — those competencies…

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Applications open for 6th Andela Kenyan cohort Global talent accelerator Andela has opened applications for its sixth Kenyan cohort, looking for talented, ambitious individuals with an interest in technology and…

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Konga founder Sim Shagaya steps down as CEO Nigerian tech entrepreneur Sim Shagaya has announced he is stepping down as the CEO of Konga, which is one of Africa’s leading…

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Education Innovation Summit17 March 2016Protea Fire & Ice, Johannesburg. South Africa Education reform is essential to provide learners with what are commonly called 21st century skills — those competencies and…

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The Bobs 2016: Deutsche Welle starts contest on online activism For the 12th time, Deutsche Welle issues the call for entries to its online contest "The Bobs – Best of…

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The Entrepreneur Club for start-ups in Africa and the Middle East Orange is launching the Entrepreneur Club, a new space for information in French and English devoted to entrepreneurs in…

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Education Innovation Summit17 March 2016 Protea Fire & Ice, Johannesburg. South Africa Education reform is essential to provide learners with what are commonly called 21st century skills — those competencies…

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MTN, Jumia partner to launch Entrepreneurship Challenge across Africa MTN, in partnership with the MTN Solution Space and Jumia, announced the launch of the MTN Entrepreneurship Challenge powered by Jumia.…

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MTN South Africa has appointed Benjamin Marais as its new Chief Information Officer, effective 01 March. Marais joins MTN from Discovery Health where he served in a similar role. Marais…

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Education Innovation Summit17 March 2016 Protea Fire & Ice, Johannesburg. South Africa Education reform is essential to provide learners with what are commonly called 21st century skills — those competencies…

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Change the World with Vodacom Vodacom Change the World gives volunteers the chance of a lifetime to work for an NPO for a year – and Vodacom pays the salaries!…

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Education Innovation Summit17 March 2016 Protea Fire & Ice, Johannesburg. South Africa Education reform is essential to provide learners with what are commonly called 21st century skills — those competencies…

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$100k up for grabs for Africa’s youngest entrepereneurs Applications for the Anisha Prize, now in its sixth edition, have opened with total prize money now worth US$100 000. The competition,…

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Education Innovation Summit17 March 2016 Protea Fire & Ice, Johannesburg. South Africa Education reform is essential to provide learners with what are commonly called 21st century skills — those competencies…

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Dark Fibre Africa CEO to step down Gustav Smit, founder and CEO of Dark Fibre Africa (DFA), has revealed that he will be retiring from his position. The company revealed…

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Education Innovation Summit17 March 2016 Protea Fire & Ice, Johannesburg. South Africa Education reform is essential to provide learners with what are commonly called 21st century skills — those competencies…

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Education Innovation Summit17 March 2016 Protea Fire & Ice, Johannesburg. South Africa Education reform is essential to provide learners with what are commonly called 21st century skills — those competencies…

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C4DLab announces Young Innovators Forum The University of Nairobi’s innovation hub C4DLab has announced the launch of a bi-annual event aimed at building a community of student innovators, with the…

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Top African tech incubator now accepting applications from SA Ghana’s Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), which hosts one of the continent’s top technology incubators, has announced it’s accepting applications…

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Internet Of Things Africa Summit & SMART Expo24 – 25 May 2016Johannesburg, South AfricaInternet of Things Africa Summit 2016 & SMART Expo is a 2 day professional summit focused on…

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Zambia’s BongoHive opens applications for Launch accelerator BongoHive said Launch was a three-month accelerator programme that strategically focuses on startups that have already launched but are looking to gain further…

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Etisalat Prize for Literature Announced Poet and novelist Fiston Mwanza Mujila was on Saturday, 19th March 2016 announced as the winner of the 2015 Etisalat Prize for Literature  for his…

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She Leads Africa is now taking applications for their Accelerator programA strong female presence in the entrepreneurial/tech world is something today’s (or any day’s) society lacks. Yes, we have come…

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Paris Mashile is back at Icasa The former chairman of communications regulator Icasa, Paris Mashile, has been reappointed to the authority’s decision-making council with immediate effect. News of Mashile’s return…

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Start-Up Tel Aviv seeks female SA entrepreneurs for Israel trip The Start-Up Tel Aviv South Africa initiative of the Embassy of Israel is looking for female entrepreneurs to participate in…

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18-19 May 2016East Africa Com Radisson Blu - Nairobi, Kenya   29th May to 10th June 2016 Fourth Edition of the Africa Internet Summit AIS’16 Gaborone, Botswana The Summit aims…

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Cell C top women managers defend CEO in sexism row Top women managers at South African operator Cell C have defended CEO Jose Dos Santos after complaints on social media…

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Online Voting in Progress for the Kenyan Blog Awards 2016 Online voting for the Kenyan Blog Awards 2015 is underway. Voting started on March 3 and will continue until May…

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18-19 May 2016East Africa ComRadisson Blu - Nairobi, Kenya 29th May to 10th June 2016Fourth Edition of the Africa Internet Summit AIS’16 Gaborone, Botswana The Summit aims to bring the…

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Ericsson managed services chief moves to Africa Ericsson has appointed Jean-Claude Geha as head of the sub-Saharan Africa region effective from 1 July. Geha replaces Fredrik Jejdling who will take…

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Nigeria invites applications for regional 3.5GHz licences The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has invited applications from parties interested in acquiring regional spectrum in the 3.5GHz band. The regulator is offering…

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27th – 30th April, 2016Strathmore UniversityTwitter, iHub partner to present Smart City Challenge in NairobiTwitter and the iHub partnered to host the #SmartCityNairobi challenge for the developer c 18-19 May…

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Airtel Uganda gets new boss Bharti Airtel has announced the appointment of Anwar Soussa, as the Managing Director of Airtel Uganda, with effect from June I, 2016.   Soussa was the…

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18-19 May 2016East Africa ComRadisson Blu - Nairobi, Kenya 29th May to 10th June 2016Fourth Edition of the Africa Internet Summit AIS’16 Gaborone, Botswana The Summit aims to bring the…

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MTN Group has announced the appointment of Babak Fouladi as Group Executive: Technology and Information Systems. In this role, Fouladi will lead the delivery of MTN's network and information technology…

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Africa’s Top Women Innovators Take the Stage in Kigali · Five winners have been selected from the Forum’s challenge to find Africa’s top women innovators · Winners hail from Kenya,…

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Orange launches 6th edition of the Orange Social Venture Prize in Africa and the Middle East PARIS, France, May 18, 2016/ -- Orange  is launching a call for candidates for…

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MTN to name new CEO in June MTN Executive Chairman, Phuthuma Nhleko is expected to step down as acting CEO by the end of June 2016 “at the latest”, the…

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African Innovation Foundation announces finalists of its Innovation Prize for Africa The African Innovation Foundation, an organization which works to increase the prosperity of Africans by catalysing the innovation spirit…

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nHub Is Accepting Applications For A Three Months Internship Programme nHub, the biggest and first technology hub in Northern Nigeria, is accepting applications for a three months internship programme. Called…

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MTN to name new CEO in June MTN Executive Chairman, Phuthuma Nhleko is expected to step down as acting CEO by the end of June 2016 “at the latest”, the…

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Facebook Sponsored CyberXchange Hackathon Competition is Here! Register Now to Win Amazing Prizes LAGOS, Nigeria, June 8, 2016/ -- Clear your calendar - It's going down! First ever CyberXchange Hackathon …

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FTTH Council Africa: Future of SmartEast Africa Workshop | Nairobi, Kenya28 - 30 June 2016Kenya's telecommunications market has undergone considerable changes in recent years with increased competition and improved connectivity.…

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Uganda: Why MTN Uganda Boss Gouldie Is Leaving On May 26, Brian Gouldie, the Chief Executive Officer of MTN Uganda appeared sharp in a navy blue suit, light blue shirt…

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South Africa - Vodacom recruit a dilemma for MTNMTN is caught in a bind after poaching a top executive from rival Vodacom.New vice-president for the South and East Africa region,…

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FTTH Council Africa: Future of SmartEast Africa Workshop | Nairobi, Kenya28 - 30 June 2016Kenya's telecommunications market has undergone considerable changes in recent years with increased competition and improved connectivity.…

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Zain and MIT Enterprise Forum launch global competition to help refugees As the world faces the worst refugee crisis in recent history, the MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab (MITEF Pan…

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Rack Centre Appoints Mr. Frederick Udoaka as New Business Development Director Rack Centre, West Africa’s Premium Data Centre colocation provider has announced Mr Frederick Udoaka as joining its Executive Leadership…

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YorubaName is holding a webinar for developers on July 23 In the spirit of all things open source, YorubaName is holding a developer webinar at 4pm on July 23 (that’s…