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Orange launches first very large-capacity IP Point of Presence to improve Internet connectivity in West Africa

Orange today launched West Africa’s first very large-capacity IP Point of Presence (PoP) to enable local networks to access the Internet through an interconnection point with long-distance carrier networks. Based in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, the Internet infrastructure would enhance Internet connectivity in the sub-region by offering faster connection speeds and improved reliability for wholesale customers.

The Rockefeller Foundation sinks $500,000 into Ajegunle.org project

The Rockefeller Foundation has invested $500,000 into Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN), a Nigeria-based social enterprise for the expansion of its Ajegunle.org Project. The grant is expected to enable PIN to design and launch an awareness campaign to inform high potential but disadvantaged Nigerian youth about online work and provide training to help these youth access

Central African Republic bans SMS, citing security threat issues

The Central African Republic has reportedly banned the sending and receiving of Short Message Services (SMSes) in the country, citing security threat issues. According to Agence France-Presse (AFP), the country’s telecommunications ministry suspended SMS services across the country on Monday, following recent increase in violence and protests allegedly organised through text messages in the country’s

NEPAD Council and Africa.com partner to help African small businesses

The Secretary General of the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) Council and the Chairman of Africa.com announced that they have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with a goal of supporting socio-economic development on the African continent. Under the agreement, the two parties will support one another’s efforts in ensuring that Africa’s small and

Ericsson predicts 930 million mobile subscriptions in Sub-Saharan Africa by the end of 2019

Ericsson, a world leader in communications technology and services, today revealed that mobile internet usage will increase at twice the global rate in five years in Sub-Saharan Africa. According to the June 2014 Sub-Saharan Africa Ericsson Mobility Report, voice call traffic in Sub-Saharan Africa will double and there will be an explosion in mobile data

LearnOfficeNow.com is offering students £5 million of free Microsoft Office 2013 training software

Award winning training software, LearnOfficeNow is giving away £5 million worth of interactive training software along with more than 1 million downloadable copies of the full OneNote 2013 module to students via its website to help students exploit the power of Microsoft’s popular Office 2013 suite. The training software which offers interactive self-paced training on

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