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Source: Ministry of Posts, Telecom and Technology of Somalia |

Cabinet passes the Draft National Communications Act

The Act, once passed, will regulate the telecom sector, one of Somalia's thriving industries, and protect the rights of both consumers and investors

The Cabinet of the Federal Government of Somalia has unanimously passed the draft National Communications Act, submitted by the Ministry of Posts, Telecom and Technology. This act is one of the oldest draft laws that was not passed by the Parliament. However, the Ministry has in the last couple of…

Facebook
Source: Facebook |

Facebook celebrates MENA winners of First Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge

The Bots for Messenger Challenge was launched on February 15th this year, in 64 countries across the wider Middle East and Africa to recognize and reward developers who were able to create the most innovative new bots on Messenger

Facebook (www.Facebook.com) selected 3 winners from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) from 60 finalists as part of the first-ever Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge (https://MessengerChallenge.splashthat.com). The Bots for Messenger Challenge was launched on February 15th this year, in 64 countries across the wider Middle East and Africa to…

Source: MainOne |

MainOne launches plan to become largest internet hub in West Africa with Open-Connect Service

Open-Connect guarantees the best cross connect services in Nigeria, enabling customers bypass the public internet and connect directly to partners, cloud and SaaS providers with secure, reliable and flexible direct connections

Following the partnership of MainOne’s (www.MainOne.net) Data Center company, MDXi, with the Nigerian Internet Exchange, (IXPN) to improve national transit traffic in Nigeria, the company has recently announced a new interconnect service for carriers, enterprises and ISPs called Open-Connect. Open-Connect is a service that facilitates improved interconnection, collaboration and peering…

Source: MainOne |

MainOne leads West Africa Data Center developments as CEO is nominated as top EMEA influencer at DataCloud Europe

During the event, the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Funke Opeke was nominated as one of 50 top influencers transforming the data center and cloud landscape in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA)

West Africa’s premier Connectivity and Data Center Solutions Company, MainOne (www.MainOne.net) has reinforced its commitment to building out West Africa’s Data Center capacity at the Data Center Africa Summit taking place at the DataCloud Europe 2017 conference in Monaco this week. During the event, the company’s Chief Executive Officer, Ms. Funke…

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Source: Nokia |

Nokia enables companies in Africa and the Middle East to capatilise on the opportunities from the Internet of Things (IoT)

According to Dr Muneer Zuhdi, Director of Solution Line Management in the Global Digital Economy Practice at Nokia, IoT brings huge opportunities to businesses in MENA, looking to reduce cost, generate new revenue opportunities and enhance customer experience

Organisations across the world are investing in the digital transformation to remain relevant to their customers and survive disruption. The Internet of Things (IoT) is one element in this transformation journey and has the potential to transform every industry, even traditional ones. According to Dr Muneer Zuhdi, Director of Solution…

Konnect Africa
Source: Konnect Africa |

Konnect Africa set to reshape the satellite broadband industry

With products aligned with the preferences and habits of end-users, Konnect Africa is making a strong push with a double objective: to be a partner of choice on the continent and to demonstrate how satellite technology is today the most relevant solution for unlocking access to the Internet in Africa

With new-generation services starting today in Benin, Cameroon, Kenya, Lesotho, Nigeria, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania and Uganda, Konnect Africa (www.Konnect-Africa.com) is confirming its bold ambitions for Sub-Saharan Africa. The company’s innovative service offerings and products, included packaged offers inspired by ‘pay as you go’ models and Wi-Fi hotspots schemes, have…

Internet Society (ISOC)
Source: Internet Society (ISOC) |

Internet Society and Commission of the African Union launch Internet Infrastructure Security Guidelines for Africa

The guidelines - the first of their kind in Africa - were developed by a multi-stakeholder group of African and global internet infrastructure security experts, and are the first step towards building a more secure Internet in Africa

The Internet Society (www.InternetSociety.org) and the African Union Commission unveiled a new set of Internet Infrastructure Security Guidelines for Africa during the African Internet Summit, taking place in Nairobi 30 May-2 June. The guidelines will help Africa create a more secure Internet infrastructure and are set to change the way…

Source: PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) |

Digital IQ for African companies track global averages—but South Africa is at risk of falling behind: PwC report

Despite 10 years of continued investment and commitment from top executives, PwC’s Global Digital IQ results show enterprises struggling to return value, overlooking fundamental integration of technology with the human experience

Most organisations around the world have not done enough to keep up with the digital era – and leadership is falling short, with many chief executives not yet fully engaged in the initiatives of digital transformation. African companies match their global peers in many measures of Digital IQ: just over…

Source: Ministry of Posts, Telecom and Technology of Somalia |

Ministry of Posts, Telecom & Technology holds consultation meeting on the draft National Communications Act

The purpose of these consultative meetings is to create an enabling environment for the ICT Sector by establishing legal, regulatory and institutional frameworks and developing appropriate policies

The Ministry of Posts, Telecom and Technology held today in Mogadishu a consultation meeting on the "Draft Communication Law" as part of series of meetings aimed at increasing public participation in the draft law. The conference, which was attended by more than 20 representatives from the ICT Working Group comprising…

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    • L-R: Nic Rudnick, CEO, Liquid Telecoms; Uche Ofodile, Regional Head, Africa Express Wi-Fi, Facebook; Artur Mendes, CCO, Angola Cables; Funke Opeke, CEO, MainOne; Chris Wood, CEO, WIOCC and Chris George, Strategic Initiatives, Google, after the MainOne-hosted Africa Session themed “Achieving A Connected Continent: Leading The Data Explosion Across Africa” at the 2017 International Telecoms Week, held in Chicago... this week.
    • L-R: Funke Opeke, CEO, MainOne and panel Chair; Artur Mendes, CCO, Angola Cables; Uche Ofodile, Regional Head, Africa Express Wi-Fi, Facebook; Chris George, Strategic Initiatives, Google; Nic Rudnick, CEO, Liquid Telecoms and Chris Wood, CEO, WIOCC, during the MainOne-hosted Africa Session themed “Achieving A Connected Continent: Leading The Data Explosion Across Africa” at the 2017 International Telecoms Week, held in Chicago... this week.
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Source: MainOne |

MainOne advocates need for greater investments to drive data explosion in Africa

Experts at the International Telecoms Week conference in Chicago have highlighted the need to accelerate investment in Africa to facilitate the continent’s broadband data explosion

Experts at the International Telecoms Week conference in Chicago have highlighted the need to accelerate investment in Africa to facilitate the continent’s broadband data explosion. Based on the theme “Achieving A Connected Continent: Leading The Data Explosion Across Africa”, the expert panel session with participation from Google, Facebook, WIOCC, Liquid…