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Video: NGO Funding Proposal for Mobile School in Slums of Africa
September 29, 2011 ♦ No Comment

Proposal Repository, launched in 2009, is a searchable online system, where grant or funding proposals can be submitted at any time (in a standard format, of course). The organization promotes the interest of funding agencies, grant making organizations and investors as well as grant seeking organizations, institutions and …

African Mobile News: September 18-29, 2011
September 29, 2011 ♦ 2 Comments
African Mobile News: September 18-29, 2011

3G for Djibouti, Ivory Coast; joint 4G licensing in Kenya; LTE not 4G in South Africa; Bharti brings 2G/3G to 7 nations; 18% annual mobile growth in Africa

Notes from ITU’s ‘Measuring the Information Society 2011’
September 29, 2011 ♦ One Comment

A couple of weeks ago, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), regarded as the source for Internet statistics, released a report on Internet usage habits in 152 countries around the world. The title: “Measuring the Information Society 2011.” Of interest to many is the ICT Development Index which ranks nations by …

Video: SEACOM cable upgrade
September 27, 2011 ♦ No Comment

Standard Group Kenya’s KTN Business recently aired a video segment on Seacom’s planned upgrade of its undersea cable to cope with growing demand on the eastern seaboard of Africa. Mark Simpson, the new Chief Executive Officer at SEACOM, says that the advent of 4G services will mean that additional demand …

MTN Nigeria, Safaricom Kenya, and Vodacom SA are influential African telecom operators
September 25, 2011 ♦ No Comment
MTN Nigeria, Safaricom Kenya, and Vodacom SA are influential African telecom operators

Some African telecoms engage more with users than others.

Video: Chairperson of 4G Africa AG (parent company of YooMee) on WiMAX in Cameroon
September 24, 2011 ♦ No Comment

In May 2011, YooMee, a subsidiary of 4G Africa AG, recently launched 4G services in Douala, Cameroon and Yaounde, Cameroon.The company touted affordable mobile or desktop Internet service with speeds up to 640 kbit/s (more than double the average market offering). An interview with Anat Bar-Gera (Chairperson of 4G Africa …