Daily Archives: October 23, 2013

Dual WWAN and SIM In-vehicle Computer Delivers an Always-Connected Fleet

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Oct., 2013 /PRNewswire/ — NEXCOM’s in-vehicle computer, VTC 1010, provides the performance, reliability and scalability required to build a connected vehicle that can address the needs of fleet management. Based on the Intel® Atom™ processor E3800 product family (formerly codenamed “Bay Trail”), VTC 1010 features wide operating temperature range, dual WWAN and SIM, built-in GPS with optional dead-reckoning, intelligent vehicle power management and four mini-PCIe expansions. VTC 1010 can deliver the telematics technology for real-time voice and data communication, vehicle tracking and navigation, mobile video surveillance as well as in-vehicle infotainment. read more

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McKinsey teams up with ITU Telecom as Knowledge Partner to explore transformative impact of Internet in Africa / Leading global consultancy firm to co-host sessions, launch report at ITU Telecom World 2013 /

Global consultancy firm McKinsey & Co will join ITU Telecom World 2013 as Knowledge Partner, co-hosting sessions on the economic and transformative impact of the Internet in Africa.
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Johannesburg: IS eases mobility risk, enables compliance

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GITEX Technology 2013 set for strongest international year yet

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Twitter moves to allow channels

Social media, Twitter is in the process to launch a public offering to raise over a billion dollars funds, the media network has disclosed recently that the effort is to have over 218 million active users of the social network worldwide view channels online. read more

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Les pays africains résolus à réduire le commerce illégal de bois d’œuvre dans le Bassin du Congo / Un véritable tournant pour le développement durable de la filière bois

ROME, Italie, 23 octobre 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ Les Gouvernements des principaux pays producteurs de bois d’Afrique, ainsi que les représentants de la filière bois et des organisations de la société civile ont convenu de déployer des efforts communs contre le commerce illégal du bois dans le Bassin du Congo, a indiqué la FAO aujourd’hui, suite à une réunion internationale à Brazzaville.
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African countries agree to curb illegal timber trade in the Congo Basin / A breakthrough for sustainable and legal development of the wood industry

ROME, Italy, October 23, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ Governments from Africa’s main timber producing countries, together with timber industry representatives and civil society organizations agreed to jointly combat illegal timber trade in the Congo Basin, FAO said today following an international wood industry meeting in Brazzaville.
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IFC and Diamond Bank to Increase Access to Finance for Nigerian Agricultural Sector

ABUJA, Nigeria, October 23, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, said today it will provide advisory services to Diamond Bank Plc to help the lender increase access to finance in Nigeria’s agricultural sector by up to $33 million over two years, strengthening a vital but severely underfinanced sector in Nigeria’s economy and boosting small businesses.
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IFC to Advise Portucel in Promoting Sustainability of Forestry Operations in Mozambique

MAPUTO, Mozambique, October 23, 2013/African Press Organization (APO)/ IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, today announced an agreement to advise Portucel in strengthening the sustainability of the company’s forestry operations in Mozambique, where it has invested heavily to develop eucalyptus plantations that will create thousands of local jobs.
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Experts to chart the way forward for a stronger banana sub-sector at inaugural Banana Conference

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