Accra - Nokia and MTN Group have signed an agreement to expand their strategic relationship to new markets within Middle East and Africa MTN affiliates.
A statement issued and copied to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) in Accra on Tuesday by MTN, said the Framework agreement signed in Dubai and Johannesburg, would permit the large community of MTN customers to benefit from the integration of Nokia devices and solutions.
Citing unnamed people familiar with the matter, the Journal said Microsoft could announce an agreement with Skype as early as Tuesday. The newspaper reported the same people also cautioned the talks could fall apart.
Uganda Telecom announced over the weekend that it intends to appeal a ruling that orders the company to pay MTN Uganda five billion shillings (approx US$ 2 million) for charges, damages and interest. The decision to appeal means the battle between the two companies is likely to drag on into the near future.
MTN Uganda had sued Uganda Telecom over unpaid interconnection fees dating back over two years.
PC Tech Communications today announced the release of PC Tech Magazine's Volume 2, Issue 4, "Re-engineering Talk". The magazine is available in major book stores and supermarkets in East Africa, while online readers can download a copy here.
If you asked me about it back in February, I’m sure I wouldn’t have preferred to read either of the words, Facebook or Twitter in our cover story – let alone on the cover. In that magazine, we discussed issues of Internet Freedom, with our key focus on what some writers called the “digital revolution” of Egypt. As predicted, that revolution would have far more lasting implications on, not just Egypt, but the whole continent: and as it appears, even on PC Tech Magazine!
As news of Osama bin Laden's death made its way across the globe Sunday night, Internet traffic exploded.
Twitter: At the news event's peak, Twitter said that users were sending off more than 4,000 tweets per second. That makes the volume of tweets surrounding the event either the second or third-highest in Twitter's history.
That volume is on par with the 4,064 tweets-per-second peak of this year's Super Bowl, but still far short of the 6,939 tweets per second record set when Japan brought in the 2011 new year.
The new page looks exactly like the one the microblogging site posted earlier, but apparently this time comes with fewer bugs. Neowin.net reported the change, stating that they had revised many of the issues that initially plagued users.
Uganda's state communications regulator warned Tuesday that its likely to close down more media outlets which are deemed to be inciting people in the ongoing protests against escalating food and fuel prices, PC Tech understands.
Last week's order to internet service providers to block the use of Facebook and Twitter was just a "caution", according to Godfrey Mutabazi, the Executive Director of Uganda Communications Commission.
Warid Telecom has lowered international call rates in another move to empower customers. The promotional tariff will enable customers to call China, USA, Canada, India for as low as 2/=, running for three months effective 19th April 2011.
The announcement was made at a Press Conference during which Warid Head of Sales and Marketing Shailendra Naidu also unveiled a new Warid hip phone nick named Chali which will be selling at Ugx 40,000 alongside the famous Warid Daboline phone. According to Shailendra, the move is in line with Warid’s continuous endeavour to break all the barriers that hinder Ugandans from owning a mobile phone.
Every day more than 300,000 Android devices are activated globally. A growing number of these mobile device activations are in markets across Africa, making local African mobile content more relevant and important than ever before. In recognition of this, Google today announced its Google Android Developer Challenge, inviting talented and creative developers in sub-Saharan Africa to design and build original Android applications for mobile phones that will delight users.