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South Africa: Over 1 million township residents to get Wifi
April 27, 2017

VAST Networks, a leading open access Wi-Fi provider, is set to give 1.5 million Gauteng township residents an affordable alternative to access the Internet. Currently in over 2,000 high-density locations in transport hubs, malls, office parks and townships across South Africa, VAST is focused on providing more South Africans with an option for affordable internet access.

“Our partnerships approach continues to be a critical component of expanding our network coverage and delivering quality and speeds that are of the highest standards. We pride ourselves on the fibre-quality internet we are able to provide our Wi-Fi users, especially those in high-density areas,” says Grant Marais, CEO at VAST Networks.

With affordability being a key inhibitor to internet adoption, specific emphasis was placed on underprivileged communities and how Wi-Fi access could boost entrepreneurial activities, support access to education, enhance skills development and drive job creation.


April 27, 2017

Algeria will launch its own satellite before the end of this year, which will cover the whole national territory and which will ensure the coverage of 90% of the internet network in Niger and Mali announced Wednesday, in Algiers, the minister of Post and Information and Communication Technologies Houda Imane Feraoun.

April 25, 2017

GE has signed an agreement with Algeria’s Sonelgaz SPE, a subsidiary of the state-owned Sonelgaz, in what the US firm said is the largest services contract in GE Power’s history.

While the value of the agreement was not revealed,"...

April 27, 2017

The OPEC member countries will meet on 25 May in Austria’s Vienna to decide about the extension by six months or the freeze of the oil output cut deal, en force since last January 1st, announced Tuesday in Tiaret, Energy and Mining Minister Noureddine Bouterfa.

The Minister told a news briefing at the end of his working visit to Tiaret that this decision would be taken following consultation with"...

April 27, 2017

Minister of Energy Nouredine Bouterfa has launched Tuesday the drilling of an oil well in Sirghine, in Tiaret (268 west of Algiers).

The well located in the northern part of Algeria has recently been discovered. It will be operated by Sonatrach and two firms American and Spanish.

The project follows a geological survey of the"...

April 27, 2017

Prime Minister Abdelmalek Sellal chaired, Wednesday in Algiers, the official opening ceremony of the 2nd session of African Union's Specialized Technical Committee on Social Development, Labour and Employment (STC-SDLE II), in presence of AU Commissioner for Social Affairs Amira Fadhel, and ministerial delegations and experts of the continent.

The session, held by the Ministry of Labour, Employment"...

April 27, 2017

Some African cities have been identified as viable for Large scale datacentre investment by global investment leaders.

Opportunities are on the rise in Sub-Saharan Africa as key commercial hubs benefit from the critical combination of high quality international backbone infrastructure (subsea cable) connectivity and mushrooming local demand for data, say investment leaders.


April 27, 2017

Yokogawa Electric Corporation (TOKYO:6841) announces that it has developed the ADMAG Total Insight (TI) series, a new portfolio of electromagnetic flowmeters, and will release it on May 15.

The ADMAG TI series consists of the ADMAG AXG and the ADMAG AXW electromagnetic flowmeters. The ADMAG AXG is a complete redesign of the ADMAG AXF and will accommodate bore diameters from 2.5 mm up to 500 mm, while"...

April 27, 2017

Panasonic Corporation (TOKYO:6752) announced today that it held an opening ceremony for a new automotive lithium-ion battery factory in Dalian, China.

The factory is Panasonic's first automotive battery cell production site in China. Panasonic will further strengthen its global competitiveness in the automotive battery industry by the establishment of production sites in Japan, the United States,"...