Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt on Tuesday warned that vast numbers of the world's population are missing out on the advantages brought by the Internet. Schmidt said that about 2 billion people, less than a third of the world's population, have Internet access, and 1 billion have smartphones.
The Internet Service Provider’s Association of South Africa (ISPA) announced today (18 June 2012) that over 50 networks now interconnect at their Internet exchange points in Johannesburg and Cape Town.
Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean are big beneficiaries in the new Generic Top Level Domain selection process after the introduction of the controversial "batching" methodology by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.
MultiChoice has applied for nine new generic top-level Internet domains, including .mnet and .dstv. MTN also wants in on the action. If DStv-operator MultiChoice gets the go-ahead, get ready for Web addresses such as bigbrother.mnet and guide.dstv sometime next year.
The Internet Service Providers’ Association of South Africa (ISPA) would like to extend its sincere thanks to UniForum SA for its kind and generous sponsorship commitment towards the ISPA Teachers' Training Project for 2012. Uniform SA's contribution will effectively train one hundred and ninety eight teachers during the course of 2012.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today confirmed that there is only one applicant for the .africa Top Level Domain (TLD), namely UniForum SA the organization officially endorsed by the African Union.
ICANN developed the New generic Top-Level Domain Program to increase competition and choice by introducing new gTLDs into the Internet’s addressing system. What is a gTLD? It is an Internet domain name extension such as the familiar .com, .net, or .org. There are 280 ccTLDs but only 22 “generics” in the domain name system right now, but that is all about to change.
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers will release details at a press conference in London about more than 1,900 applications to operate website neighborhoods breaking the .com address mold.
Brics countries, Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa have in a joint operation undertaken the laying of a 34 000 kilometer undersea cable network that will link them with the United States.
South Africa's Deputy President, Mr. Kgalema Motlanthe urges African leaders to improve on Information and Communications Technology (ICT) as a way to boost the continent's economy.
Stakeholders at the inaugural ICT Indaba 2012 in Cape Town have set a medium-term target of delivering broadband to 80% of African citizens by 2020. Minister of Communications Dina Pule announced this at the close of the Indaba on Thursday.
To reap the benefits of technology evolution for the benefit of African people, Africa's governments need to coordinate efforts in the region to achieve improved development, said communications minister Dina Pule.
UniForum SA, the organisation selected by the African Union to run the DotAfrica Top Level Domain registry has partnered with AfriNIC to support training and policy discussions within Africa's tech community.
MORE than 60 international high-powered speakers are set to address hundreds of delegates from around the world at Africa's inaugural ICT conference that will formulate an African Agenda to promote the ICT sector to spur economic and social development throughout the continent.
The agency in charge of website addresses has picked 13 June as the day it will reveal proposed new names for online neighbourhoods breaking the ".com" mold. The new system will allow internet names such as .Apple or .IMF or .Paris. The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) said in an online post that it will stop taking applications for Generic Top Level Domains this week and reveal the requests in June.
Johannesburg - President Jacob Zuma congratulated Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor and her team on Friday for winning the right to co-host the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope with Australia.
Eutelsat Communications today announced the entry into service of its new 'IP Easy' broadband platform built to extend high-speed Internet access to residential and home office users as well as small and medium-sized enterprises across sub-Saharan Africa.
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