Pakistan: ‘Unlocking Potential’ |Many youth want to make change and they see the greater spectrum of tools available — by Jacqueline Novogratz on Medium com

The challenge in Pakistan is to unlock potential while fighting the forces that want to annihilate it. Pakistan is a shifting set of planes, ironic and paradoxical, a song composed of opposites swirling. Fear flows throughout conversations with hardened edges from weariness fighting resilience. “Many youth want to make change,” one of our young team…

Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited inks agreement to build one of the largest Submarine Cable System — By PPI News Agency

Karachi, January 29, 2014 (PPI-OT): Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL), the largest ICT service provider in Pakistan, is investing in one of the largest international submarine cable consortium system, in collaboration with the leading telecom operators of the world. – (…) The seventeen major carriers including China Unicom, Chuan Wei, Djibouti Telecom, Etisalat, Mobily, Omantel,…

SEACOM eyeing further African expansion

Following a year of growth and progress in its business, pan-African telecommunications enabler SEACOM will be hunting for growth in new African territories in 2014, as well as continuing its evolution from a cable operator into an infrastructure provider that offers a range of IP solutions to its service provider and operator customers. Mark Simpson,…

CeBIT, Germany: Once a display category within HANNOVER MESSE – now the largest trade show in the world

CeBIT is the world’s largest trade fair showcasing digital IT and telecommunications solutions for home and work environments. The key target groups are users from industry, the wholesale/retail sector, skilled trades, banks, the services sector, government agencies, science and all users passionate about technology. CeBIT offers an international platform for comparing notes on current industry…

SEACOM upgrades submarine network capacity to turbo-boost African Internet — Seacom News

11 MÄRZ 2013 The privately owned communications service provider SEACOM has selected Ciena Corporation’s (NASDAQ: CIEN) 6500 Packet-Optical Platform and OneControl Unified Management System for the upgrade of its submarine network across the Southern and Eastern African coastlines. This falls in line with SEACOM’s focus on driving the development of the African internet and opening…

SEACOM (76.56% owned by African – in which The Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development has major share) connecting Africa with rest of the world through undersea cable

 Knowledge Centre:How we laid the cable -SEACOM SEACOM financed and developed the first broadband submarine cable system along the eastern and southern African coastlines, bringing with it a vast supply of high quality and affordable internet. Live since July 2009, SEACOM has seen more than 10 fold increases in bandwidth penetration in several of Africa’s…

Submarine telecom stimulates connectivity in Tanzania – IPP Media com News story

2nd October 2012 The construction of the new submarine telecommunications cables starting 2009, paired with investment in the national telecom backbone, has spurred a revolution in Tanzania’s ICT that has seen the cost of connectivity dramatically dropping. High speed internet access is more affordable and accessible today than any other time before. This was said…

3,600 children in schools at Baghlan,Herat,Kabul,Jalalabad and Kandahar benefited from Roshan and Partner’s One Laptop Per Child Project

Photo One Laptop Org One Laptop Per Child – Roshan Afghanistan The One Laptop Per Child project is a non-profit global initiative that aims to create educational opportunities for the world’s poorest children by providing each child with a low cost laptop. Designed for collaborative, joyful and self-empowered learning, every child in Afghanistan will have…

Kyrgyzstan: Aga Khan Foundation is ready to begin reconstruction of airport Naryn in April 2012 – Kabar National News Agency

Bishkek, January 17 / Kabar /. Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan Omurbek Babanov met today with Mrs. Nurjehan Mawani, the Aga Khan Development Network Representative in the Kyrgyz Republic. The information policy department of the Kyrgyz Government’s office reports.  N. Mawani congratulated O. Babanov on assuming the office of Prime Minister and wished him success in…

On Progress In Afghanistan – By Daud Khattak at RFERL Org

Girls and boys studying together, a novel approach August 18, 2011 Who says Afghanistan has not made progress in the past 10 years? Though not by leaps and bounds, even a naive observer can see visible change in the country’s politics, freedom of expression, human rights and even health, schooling, and communications.A recent four-day sit-in…

East Africa’s first public TelePresence suites launched at the Serena Hotels in Keny and Uganda – Press release

Public TelePresence Facilities Now Available in Nairobi and Kampala, Offering a High-Definition Video Communication Tool for Businesses NAIROBI , Kenya, and KAMPALA, Uganda, 31 January 2011: Serena Hotels, in partnership with Safaricom, the leading provider of converged communication solutions in Kenya and Tata Communications, a leading provider of the new world of communications, have unveiled the…

Seacom In Deal To Supply Broadband Capacity To Ethiopia

JOHANNESBURG -(Dow Jones)- The Seacom undersea fiberoptic telecommunications cable has secured a contract from Ethiopian Telecommunications Corp. to supply international broadband capacity via a link through Dijibouti, the privately- funded company said Thursday. Ethiopia’s government is rolling out a $1.5 billion national initiative to improve the east African country’s telecommunications infrastructure. Amongst other projects, its…