Technology

Iran First Fiber Optic Telephone Network Inaugurated

Fiber Optic Telephone

Telecoms Minister Mahmoud Vaezi of Iran inaugurated the country’s first fiber optic telephone network in Tehran July 15, 2017. Mobile operators were given carte blanche in 2013 to upgrade to the latest 4G systems. Traditional telecom companies only recently signed contracts to replace aging copper lines with fiber optic cables. To show that the new network is part of a …

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Howard University Partners with Google to raise percentage of black computer scientist and engineers

Howard University

Dr. Anthony K. Wutoh; Provost and Chief Academic Officer of Howard University tells Oral Ofori, Founder of TheAfricanDream.net that a new initiative called Howard West (HW) will allow students of the university to study at the headquarters of technology giant Google in mid-2017. Howard University opened a mini-campus at Google to bring more African-American computer-science students into the technology industry …

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Ghana telescope heralds first pan-African array

telescope

In a milestone for African astronoy, engineers have converted an old telecommunications dish in Ghana into the continent’s first functioning radio telescope outside South Africa.   The telescope, in Kuntunse near Accra, is the first of an array of such instruments expected to be built across Africa over the next five years and forms part of long-term plans to develop …

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Bennett to send a piece of Ghana into space: CubeSat

CubeSat

Mr. Julian Bennett of the All Nations University (ANU) College in Koforidua, Ghana, and his team will be sending a piece of Ghana to Space by way of the CubeSat launch into orbit April 2017. Interest in Space program keeps climbing on the African continent. For instance, have you heard of the teenage girls from Cape Town in South Africa working …

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Teenage girls to launch Africa’s first private space satellite

They may be teenagers, but 17-year-old Brittany Bull and 16-year-old Sesam Mngqengqiswa have grand ambitions — to launch Africa’s first private satellite into space. They are part of a team of high school girls from Cape Town, South Africa, who have designed and built payloads for a satellite that will orbit over the earth’s poles scanning Africa’s surface. Once in …

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ICANN seeks increased support for DNS industry within Africa at its first ever 2day Regional Workshop held in Nairobi, capital of Kenya in January 2017

ICANN

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has called for increased support to the Domain Name System (DNS) industry within the African Continent at its first regional workshop organized by ICANN’s recently established Nairobi, Kenya. Göran Marby, president of ICANN reiterated the call at a two-day capacity building workshop held by ICANN in Nairobi, Kenya, stressing that the …

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New language of technology, focus at 2017 Social Media Week

Social media week

The extensive impact of technologies on communication and the consequent transformative effects on African communities in recent years will be the major focus of this year’s Social Media Week Lagos. The conference will be held between February 27 and March 3, 2017. First held in 2009 in New York and for the first time in Lagos in 2012, Social Media …

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Technology And Gadgets To Look Forward To In 2017

Innovations with smartphones and computers may have flatlined in recent years, but 2016 has seen major leaps forward in other areas of technology. 2016 saw the emergence of virtual reality through platforms like the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift; artificial intelligence enter our homes with the Amazon Echo smart assistant and Google Home; and augmented reality make its way into …

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Samsung First 360-Degree Camera in South Africa

360-degree camera

Samsung Electronics South Africa has announced its first 360-degree camera. Users can now preserve their memories in a whole new way. The Gear 360 will give people a much more vivid and expanded viewing experience, as everything is recorded in 3840×1920 high resolution video and 25.9MP photos. How 360-Degree Camera works In order to create a seamless and complete 360-degree …

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Thomas Mensah – Mississippi To Become Silicon Valley Of The South

Dr. Thomas O. Mensah is spearheading an effort with leading entrepreneurs to make Mississippi (MS); the Magnolia State, the silicon valley of the South. Dr. Mensah, a Fellow of the American National Academy of Inventors  and President of Georgia Aerospace, (an Atlanta based company) says “even though my Atlanta base is home to major Fortune 500 business headquarters, I am personally now branching …

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