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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more