Novartis Foundation
Source: Novartis Foundation |

Novartis Foundation and Ghana Health Service announce successful integration and scale-up of telemedicine program

National coverage of telemedicine services is expected to be possible by 2019

• The Ghana telemedicine program, with the support of the Novartis Foundation (www.NovartisFoundation.org), is now being scaled across the nation by Ghana Health Service (www.GhanaHealthService.org). • Novartis Foundation and Ghana Health Service highlight the successful integration of the program in national health services as a model for multisector working. •…

Source: Ringier AG |

Ringier Africa signs pan-African content agreement with The New York Times

Ringier Africa Digital Publishing (RADP) will publish New York Times journalism under its new media brand Pulse in Ghana, Kenya and Nigeria

Ringier Africa Digital Publishing (RADP) (http://Ringier.com) further expands its news and media portfolio by entering into a digital content license agreement with The New York Times News Service (www.NYTimes.com) and Syndicate, the licensing and syndicate division of The New York Times. RADP will publish New York Times journalism under its…

TMT Finance
Source: TMT Finance |

Africa: Telecom, Media and Tech leaders meet in Cape Town for regional investment event

Cape Town, South Africa will play host to the TMT Finance Africa event for the first time

Key decision makers from MTN, Vodacom, Econet Wireless, Safaricom, Millicom, Convergence Partners, Standard Bank, MainOne and Rand Merchant Bank are among the first key speakers announced for TMT Finance Africa in Cape Town 2018, which is taking place on March 15. The event gathers Africa’s top telecom, media and technology…

Source: Angola Cables |

Angola Cables and West and Central African Research and Education Network (WACREN) collaborate to expand connectivity among West and Central African research & education institutions

The agreement will support the growing connectivity among academic communities across West and Central Africa

Angola Cables (www.AngolaCables.co.ao) today announced an agreement with the West and Central African Research and Education Network (WACREN) (www.WACREN.net), the regional research and education network (REN) that facilitates interconnections between national RENs in West and Central Africa. The agreement will support the growing connectivity among academic communities across West and…

Source: MainOne |

MainOne listed as Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute Connectivity Provider for Nigeria

The listing follows MainOne’s launch of its Cloud Connect product and successful delivery of the Microsoft ExpressRoute service which connects large enterprises in Nigeria to Microsoft’s Azure Cloud

MainOne (www.MainOne.net), West Africa’s leading communications Services Company and operator of the premier Tier III Data Center, has announced its official listing by Microsoft as an ExpressRoute Connectivity Provider for Nigeria. The listing follows MainOne’s launch of its Cloud Connect product and successful delivery of the Microsoft ExpressRoute service which…

Source: U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) |

Nigeria Fiber and Broadband Technologies RTM Business Briefing

The event will allow U.S. companies to learn about Nigeria’s development plans and upcoming procurements

As part of the Nigeria Fiber Optic Cable and Broadband Information and Communications Technologies Reverse Trade Mission, USTDA is hosting a half day Business Briefing to connect U.S. industry with new opportunities in fiber and ICT infrastructure projects in Nigeria. The event will allow U.S. companies to learn about Nigeria’s…

Lumos Global
Source: Lumos Global |

The answer to Nigeria’s power needs will be found in your mobile phone

The Lumos service is combining the power of the sun and your MTN mobile phone to bring a new type of power to Nigeria

The complex dilemma of how to power Nigeria dominates politics and economics, yet hundreds of thousands of people are discovering the answer is to literally take power into their own hands. This week, the Lumos (www.Lumos-Global.com) Mobile Electricity Service deployed its 60,000th Y’ello Box, an at-home solar electricity device that…

Source: Internet Society (ISOC) |

Secure, Trusted Internet Critical to Advancing African Economy

New Internet Society report highlights how Africa can benefit more from the Internet economy

Many African countries have made significant progress towards creating an Internet sector, with broad reforms that focus on increasing broadband availability.  There have been further successes within countries in developing online platforms, fostering growth of local companies and increasing the incentive to go online-- says a new report launched today…

Source: Facebook |

Facebook Launches Nigeria Initiative in its Ambition to Drive Innovation, Skills Development and Economic Impact

Facebook to open its very first Community Hub space on the continent, in addition to a series of long-term impact training programmes for 50,000 Nigerians

Today, Facebook (www.Facebook.com) announced a new nationwide initiative in Nigeria (http://APO.af/2y13ue) to further cement its commitment and investment in the country, and across the continent. Incorporating a series of high profile partnerships, training programmes and a physical space that will serve as a center for learning and skills development, this set…

Source: Eutelsat |

Satellite: Accelerating Digital Transition

Digital homes in Africa will grow to 75 million by 2021. Satellite and terrestrial are the two key infrastructures that will drive successful digital transition

It has been two years since the digital migration deadline set by the ITU for Africa expired and yet only six African nations have completed digital transition. This slow progress is largely due to the steep challenges faced by countries with a large landmass, mountain ranges or islands that typically…