Significant Step Forward For Global Transparency as Open Contracting Partnership, World Wide Web Foundation, and Omidyar Network Announce Collaboration on First-Ever ‘Open Contracting Data Standard

January 21, 2014 2:54 pm0 comments by:
Significant Step Forward For Global Transparency as Open Contracting Partnership, World Wide Web Foundation, and Omidyar Network Announce Collaboration on First-Ever ‘Open Contracting Data Standard

Washington-The creation of the first-ever “Open Contracting Data Standard” has been announced today. The development of a common standard for the disclosure of contracting data is a key pillar of the work of the Open Contracting Partnership (OCP) to promote disclosure and participation in public contracting – empowering citizens around the world to hold their governments to account for the estimated US $9.5 trillion they spend each year through contracts. The development of the Open Contracting Data Standard will come as a result of the collaboration of the Open Contracting Partnership and the World Wide Web Foundation (Web Foundation), supported by a grant from Omidyar Network. The World Wide Web […]

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Google Launches High Speed Internet Project in Uganda

November 21, 2013 5:11 pm0 comments by:
Google Launches High Speed Internet Project in Uganda

By Joseph Elunya & Agencies Kampala-Google has kicked off a project to build high-speed fiber-optic networks in the Ugandan capital Kampala. Kampala has been choosen as the first beneficiary for the project which is to be implemented in places around the world that lack access to fast broadband connections. The initiative, dubbed Project Link, aims to provide faster and more reliable Internet connections in areas where the current infrastructure is inadequate or non-existent “Google is launching Project Link to bring faster, more reliable Internet to the places and people that need it. We chose to build in the modern capital of Kampala, Uganda, a dense urban center currently limited to […]

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Safaricom on the money and free internet pledge

November 7, 2013 1:18 pm0 comments by:
Safaricom on the money and free internet pledge

Safaricom has announced it will give free Internet to schools in the government’s laptop project after posting a 45percent rise in profit for the first half of 2013-14 to Sh11.3billion.

The growth was driven by a 49 percent growth in Short Message Services (SMS) as well as mobile data that increased by 43 percent in the period under review.

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Window 8 Smart Phone for Afrika

November 6, 2013 2:41 pm1 comment by:
Window 8 Smart Phone for Afrika

Smartphones in Africa still represent a very small percentage – 10 percent – of total phones across the continent. As a first critical step toward increasing the adoption of smart devices, Microsoft and Huawei are introducing the Huawei 4Afrika – a full functionality Windows Phone 8 which will come pre-loaded with select applications designed by Africans, for Africa.

The phone will be available in most of African countries by the end of the year.

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How US and UK Governments Hacked Google Data Center Links, Snowden Reveals

November 5, 2013 2:03 pm0 comments by:
How US and UK Governments Hacked Google Data Center Links, Snowden Reveals

The US National Security Agency (NSA), in collaboration with the UK government’s listening station GCHQ, has secretly broken into the main communications links that connect Yahoo and Google data centres around the world, according to interviews with knowledgeable officials and documents obtained from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

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TTCL to Become State Owned Company Again!

TTCL to Become State Owned Company Again!

THE government has announced plans to wholly own Tanzania Telecommunications Company Limited (TTCL). This will enable the oldest and largest telecommunication company to roll well its plans, including becoming the market leader in the country.

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