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Alcatel-Lucent to upgrade EASSy submarine cable system along Africa’s eastern and southern coast

Paris, January 22, 2014 — Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) is to upgrade the EASSy submarine cable system, one of the largest and most modern systems serving Africa, with the deployment of the latest 100 gigabit-per-second (Gbit/s) technology. Alcatel-Lucent‘s 100G technology will enable the system to ultimately carry capacity in excess of 10Tbit/s, further complementing […]

BPO in Uganda: The race to become the next India in Africa

TechPost caught up with  Rogers Karebi, secretary of the Uganda BPO Association as well as the MD of Dial-a-service, a BPO company in Uganda to discuss the current climate for BPO in East Africa and the potential for growth in the region. BPO(Business Process Outsourcing) involves relocating business processes that a company usually performs in-house […]

Mobile Innovation from the field: We can now talk directly with students, teachers and parents in Uganda

This blog on a new user case of U-Report for targeted beneficiery feedback in Uganda was authored by Kidus Fisaha Asfaw with contributions from Merrick Schaeffer and Lyudmila Bujoreanu Inspired by the success of using U-report to map and mitigate the spread of Banana Bacterial Wilt disease in Uganda’s banana crops, the World Bank team from […]

Developing an ICT Hub model for the rural tech community in Kenya

ICT Hubs growth across Africa has so far been seen as a nexus point for economic growth and ‘techprenuership’ development in Africa. In addition, these innovation spaces can be viewed as a catalyst for socio-economic development through creation of technology-led entrepreneurs and youth employment. In Kenya, it is evident that majority of the ICT Hubs […]

East Africa: Garmin Ltd Extends GPS Solutions to EAC

[Focus]Garmin Sub-Saharan Africa has appointed Car & General as an East African distributor for its GPS enabled devices in the region. The GPS products for East Africa include outdoor handheld devices that offer the features and functionalities required in farming, mining, surveying, sustainable fishing, and wildlife conservation. Go to Source Tags: East Africa, Garmin