TECHNOLOGY & CONVERGENCE

Technology & Convergence - In Brief

- In Benin, Robert Aouad, CEO of Isocel Benin has told Balancing Act that he plans on setting up a 1000 m2 data centre in the country. The centre could be ideal for audiovisual companies to launch VoD platforms and serve clients in the region, which could include Nigeria. The centre will be able to host and back up large video catalogues and keep video archives safe. Aouad can be contacted via Balancing Act by mailing Sylvain Beletre: sbeletre@balancingact-africa.com

- Kenya: Ground breaking for Kenya's multi-billion Shilling dream Konza technology city on a 5,000-acre site south of Nairobi is scheduled for September 2011 Successful project execution will make the Konza ICT park Eastern Africa's first and only technopolis – a city built specifically for technology firms. Similar cities already exist in Malaysia (PutraJaya), Panama (Pacifico), the Philippines (Subic-Clark) and China (Shenzhen).

- Algoa FM is reportedly the first South African radio station outside of Gauteng and the Free State to introduce Dynamic RDS (Radio Data System), which carries information on the song being played, the artist and the show. RDS radios automatically stay tuned to the radio station of choice and usually show the details on an LCD screen on the radio.

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