Telco provider Orange has launched its largest international developer challenge across 13 countries in a move aimed at spuring and nurturing the creation of local services for Africa and Middle East from the growing entrepreneurial base developing in these countries.
Francophone CIO Summit 2015 (IDC) has formally announced key strategic partnerships with the CIO Clubs of Ivory Coast and Congo in a move that will further augment the reputation of the Francophone CIO Summit as the region’s pre-eminent gathering of ICT decision makers and tech innovators.
According to the latest report on broadband market, Frost & Sullivan recognises iBurst DRC with the 2011 West and Central Africa Frost & Sullivan Growth Leadership Award. Since its market entry in December 2008, the company has rapidly become one of the largest internet service providers (ISP) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)'s broadband market, successfully competing with more established CDMA operators and GSM. At the end of 2009, iBurst DRC had enjoyed dramatic uptake of its broadband services, reaching over 5,000 subscribers in less than 12 months.
Tablet wave continues to charm its way into many hearts and inspiring a new breed of enterprises. One such example is VMK, an Congo based tech company now has ‘Designed and Engineered In Congo’ at their own R&D centre a sleek looking 7-inch flat panel tablet which would be powered by Android OS, that would come with 1.2GHz processor, 512MB RAM, 4GB memory and Wi-Fi. The new android powered tablet from VMK stable, which will be the first android tablet from the african continent is expected to hit the stands in September 2011.