Tag: ICT Africa
Yesterday was the first day of ICT Africa 2012. Unlike last year, this is going to be a 2 day event. The first was actually the more active of the two as there was, in addition to the exhibitions, a heated discussion on smartphones on the market. Later in the evening, the Minister of ICT […]
As you may know, The ICT Africa 2012 exhibition will be held in Harare about a week from now. We just received a press release with an update of mostly the content of this year’s exhibition. The update says as this year’s event marks the 25th year since the first ICT Africa exhibition was held […]
Zimbabwe’s Ministry of ICT, in partnership with a company called Africa Exchange, is set to hold an ICT exhibition and conference event called “e-Tech Africa Expo 2012” in October this year. The event will run from the 1st to 5 October. A conference will be run alongside the exhibition from the 3rd to the 4th of October. According to communication sent out to by Africa Exchange the event “provides a platform for networking, exchange of views and experiences towards the growth of ICT’s in Africa”.
We’re just from the first day of ICT Africa 2011. The first day is dedicated to business and invited guests, though really no one is prevented from attending. We spent most of the day going around the stands and speaking to people about the stuff their tech companies are doing.
One of the main highlights of last year’s ICT Africa was the launch of Africom mobile broadband services. The service launched with a one month free bandwidth offer. Before Africom’s product came along, mobile broadband in Zimbabwe was only offered by Econet, PowerTel and TelOne. None of the three incumbents offered reliable connectivity so the Africom’s entry was much welcomed.
We got notified today by Econet that they will be providing free Wi-Fi internet at this year’s ICT Africa. The free Wi-Fi will be available to everyone at the venue for the entire duration of the exhibition. And it is unlimited! This is set to attract a lot of visitors to the exhibition; Internet connectivity is pretty expensive in Zimbabwe.
Later this week, this year’s ICT Africa exhibition and conference will take place. It’ll run from the 5th to the 7th of October. It’s Zimbabwe’s ICT industry flagship event, organized by the Computer Suppliers Association of Zimbabwe (COMSA). This year however (and last year as well actually) there’s great involvement by the Ministry of ICT in organizing the event.
Preparations for ICT Africa 2011 have begun. The event is organized by the Computer Suppliers Association Zimbabwe (COMSA), and invites ICT businesses to exhibit their latest tech services and products.
As promised last week at the launch of the new red Africom, Africom has launched their mobile broadband service this week. The mobile broadband service is available in Harare only at the moment
Preparations for this year’s ICT Africa expo are underway, and from indications by the organisers the event promises to be bigger and much more encompassing than previous ones. ICT Africa 2010 is slated for 14 September and will run for 3 days.
2009 came with a shift in ICT policy direction by the government. Customs duty on ICT equipment for example was suspended and currently ICT hardware suppliers only need to pay 15% VAT on imported equipment. Most positive change has generally been attributed to the energetic Minister of ICT, Nelson Chamisa.
We can’t upload a 10 minute long video speech here due to bandwidth limitations so we posted the MP3 version of Morgan Tsvangirai’s address at the opening of the 2009 ICT Africa Exhibition at the Harare International Conference Center. Tsvangirai Opening 2009 Ict A by Morgan Download now or listen on posterous Morgan_Tsvangirai_Opening_2009_ICT_Africa_Zim.mp3 (10493 KB) […]
Zimbabwe Online (ZOL) scooped this year’s ICT Africa best stand prize beating close contenders Yo! Africa, Toshiba, The Ubuntu Team and WebDev! Before the announcement, almost everyone I spoke to agreed ZOL had beat the other exhibitors hands down. Everyone except ZOL themselves; “Zvine politics izvi Makani, hatimbohwini hazviiti” (This’ a political game Makani, we […]