International ICT / disaster response agreement

Days before the devastating earthquake and tsunamis hit Japan, the United Nations and GVF, the non-profit association of the global satellite industry, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to facilitate more effective use of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) to support the humanitarian community before, during, and after disasters.

Broadcast technology – media distribution using Internet Protocol (IP) Networks

“The future of all communications is here, and its name is Internet Protocol.” “…the move away from SDI to IP-based workflows isn’t only about a...

Crew Pencil creates online tool for the SA film industry

Cape Town start-up Crew Pencil is attempting to change the way the South African film industry operates.

ITU and UNESCO commit to broadband commission

ITU and UNESCO today announced the establishment of a top level Broadband Commission for Digital Development which will define strategies for accelerating broadband rollout worldwide and examine applications that could see broadband networks improve the delivery of a huge range of social services

Facebook Lite app to cater to developing markets

A basic version of the Facebook app is being developed to cater to users with older or less advanced Android devices, living in regions with poor internet access...

Microsoft competes against iPlayer

The Guardian reports that Microsoft’s MSN Video will launch a free catch-up TV service in the UK, just like the BBC’s iPlayer.

ITU presents ICT award

The International Telecommunications Union ( ITU) marks the 147th anniversary of its establishment on 17 May this year by recognising three eminent personalities who have contributed to the on-going digital revolution in information and communication technologies (ICT).

ITunes Store launches in SA

Apple officially extended its ITunes Store reach into one of Africa’s richest economies, South Africa on Tuesday, 4 December 2012. IOL Sci-Tech reports that according to a...

UK’s Digital Treasure Trove

The Guardian reports that the BBC and British Library have signed a memorandum of understanding to digitally archive one million hours of TV and radio

DA challenges govt’s ICT policies

NewsCentralMedia reports that the DA’s Marian Shinn has accused the South African government of failing to focus on the big issues that would grow the ICT industry.
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