A $273 million contract for Zambia’s digital television migration project is reigniting the controversy over how big-ticket projects are awarded in Africa.
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The World Bank has agreed to fund the construction of a $43 million fiber-optic cable project that will connect Kenya with South Sudan, Africa’s newest nation.
Tanzania enacts cybercrime law
Three years after Zambia repossessed incumbent operator Zamtel from Libya’s LapGreen Networks, the Zambian government has started hunting for an international operator to invest in the company.
A reduction in the cost of communications is expected in Zambia and South Africa following announcements by national authorities to regulate mobile interconnection fees by mobile operators.
African mobile-service providers are tapping into solar energy to power base stations and connect users in remote areas to mobile networks.
International mobile service companies are flocking to Africa for a slice of the world’s last unsaturated mobile market, but critics say their services are poor.
Nokia Siemens Networks has added Internet access capability to its Village Connection service for remote African villages.
A critical mass of countries are signing on to a plan for India to invest US$1 billion in the Pan-African e-Network satellite project, a joint initiative with the Africa Union aimed at developing the region's information and communication technology (ICT) infrastructure.
Motorola Inc. has embarked on a program to expand its African operations in a bid to compete with rivals in the mobile phone market, according to company executives.