Daily Archives: October 9, 2015
Mobile Operator Investments Fuelling Innovation and Inclusion Across Sub-Saharan Africa
“Without a clear strategy they are certain to fail”
Togo has ratified the WTO’s new Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA). Togo’s instrument of acceptance was received by the WTO on 1 October, making it the third least developed country to ratify the TFA.
By Johan Botes, Group CEO of Consilia Technology
iPAD DRC to gather mining stakeholders in Kinshasa again this month
Director-General Roberto Azevêdo addressed all WTO members today (8 October) at a meeting of the General Council in Geneva. He looked ahead to the prospects of success at the WTO’s 10th Ministerial Conference which will be held in Nairobi from 15-18 December this year, and reported on recent discussions in Geneva and other discussions, including among G20 trade ministers in Istanbul.
SWIFT publishes a special edition of RMB Tracker for Sibos
Travel Creations, a renowned travel agency celebrated both its 20th anniversary and special Travel Products Day with a new partnership positioned to boost their rural inventory. This new partnership between the company and leading online hotel platform, Jovago.com will ensure that travelers headed to remote regions have easy access to hotels.
Infinera, provider of Intelligent Transport Networks, announced the deployment of the Infinera TM-Series for Paratus Telecom’s metro network in Africa. The deployment is Paratus’ first offering of wavelength division multiplexing (WDM) networking for connectivity services in Windhoek, Namibia’s capital city. The Infinera TM-Series enables Paratus to deliver multi-service transport services with low power, high density and bandwidth scalability. This increase in bandwidth is expected to bring better access to information for businesses and consumers alike. According to TeleGeography, bandwidth growth in Africa has grown 51 percent compounded annually over the last five years, faster than any other continent.
UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) Tanzania has updated their 2014 report which examines the opportunities in the Tanzanian market. The report called ‘High Value Opportunity – Tanzania Oil and Gas’ offers a greater understanding and in-depth knowledge of:current and upcoming oil and gas projects supply chain opportunities and schedules for the proposed Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) project
Tanzania is a growing oil and gas market with on-going discoveries, including 19 exploration blocks. USD 10 to 20 billion investment is projected for exploration and production in the coming decade.
According to a new report by Allied Market Research titled, “Global LiDAR Market – Size, Industry Analysis, Trends, Opportunities, Growth and Forecast, 2013 – 2020”, the global LiDAR market is expected to reach $624.9 million by 2020, registering a CAGR of 16.3 % during 2014 – 2020. Aerial LiDARs would drive the market significantly by the year 2020, contributing to about 1/2 of the total market revenue throughout the forecast period. Corridor mapping applications of LiDAR are a major market driving force, contributing to more than 50% of the total market size by value in 2013.
Africa Telecom People 2015. The Managing Director of JUMIA Côte d’Ivoire recommends improving key infrastructures for e-commerce in Africa
Abidjan, October 9th, 2015 – Francis Dufay, the Managing Director of JUMIA Côte d’Ivoire took part to the third panel at Africa Telecom People 2015 yesterday, speaking on the theme: “What Infrastructures for e-commerce in Africa? “. The Man at the helm of the largest e-commerce platform in Côte d’Ivoire is confident about the ability of existing infrastructure to foster the sector’s growth, provided they benefit from continuous improvement.