Tag: internet

Angola Cables and CTM announce signing of MoU

Angola Cables and CTM announce signing of MoU

Internet
Angola cables and CTM have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance digital opportunities for business between Macau, Mainland China, African Portuguese-speaking countries and Brazil. CTM envisages leveraging on its international network and Macau’s privileged position in the Greater Bay Area, as a key hub for the digitalization of Asia-Pacific region. Macau and the neighboring regions have the conditions and opportunities to be the landing point for international cable systems and the ideal location for hosting data centers, in order to promote the digital ecosystem of the region. Angola Cables has a submarine cable network linking the continents in the Atlantic region, with high capacity and good quality; the company also owns data centers, in Angola
How technology has revolutionized Kenyans lives

How technology has revolutionized Kenyans lives

Internet, Mobile, Technology
Over the past 10 years, technology has revolutionized our daily interactions, transactions and even how we think. It has progressed in almost every field imaginable, with the creation of amazing tools and resources that put vital information at our fingertips. “If there is anything that has had an enormous impact on the lives of Kenyans, then it is the smartphone. It has revolutionised everything. “Education, health, banking, media, agriculture, transport, communication and e-commerce all depend on the ubiquities of the smartphone to impact lives,” says Lilian Wanzare, a computer science lecturer at Maseno University. In 2010, only a few Kenyans owned an Android-powered smartphone, despite its launch two years earlier, with the majority of the middle-class bragging t
Google uses balloons to provide Internet

Google uses balloons to provide Internet

Broadband, Internet, Technology
Google’s mother company Alphabet plans to use balloons to provide Internet in rural Uganda under its Loon project  which uses large balloons carrying solar-powered equipment in the sky to send high–speed Internet signals to the ground. The head of government relations at Loon Anna Prouse, said that the company is searching for a local telco partner to start operations. “Our balloons will need to connect to physical cell towers of an operator in order to send a message to other balloons so that people in that area can be connected,” said Dr Prouse. The balloons, which are designed to stay around 20km above sea level for 200 days, will be moving by surfing wind channels predicting speeds and directions. Each carries an antenna which relays Internet signals transmitted from the ground ex
Women and girls join the internet revolution

Women and girls join the internet revolution

Internet
The internet revolution is coming, old news in much of the world but not in Chad, a tech laggard where women languish at the very back of the line when it comes to connectivity. With just 6.5 percent of the population online, the landlocked African nation of Chad has the sixth-lowest rate of internet usage in the world, according to the latest World Bank figures. Women are even more cut off than Chadian men as so few own phones, literacy rates are low, and cultural norms dictate that tech jobs go mostly to men, according to advocates. But since the emergence of a handful of tech hubs, coding classes and start-up accelerators in Ndjamena, women have started breaking into the field - and are now pushing hard to ensure others are not left behind. "Technology is something that will c
Internet shutdown in India to control protesters

Internet shutdown in India to control protesters

Governance, Internet
India shut down the internet in the state of Assam on Thursday, after citizens took to the streets to protest a controversial new citizenship rule. It’s the latest example of a worrying worldwide trend: cutting online access to control the people. On Wednesday, India’s government approved the Citizenship Amendment Bill, which creates a path for citizenship for minorities from Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Bangladesh (but not for the country’s Muslim minority). In the state of Assam, where residents have long been unhappy about immigration from nearby Bangladesh, protesters set fire to train stations. The government sent in troops and shut down the internet, according to CNN. In an increasingly connected world, shutdowns are a way to stop protest and are considered by many to be “one of the