17 Jan 2012

Airtel Congo starts selling Congo designed tablet - Hear more at West & Central Africa Com

Airtel Congo has started offering its customers the first African-produced tablet, leading the way in the region in terms of device strategy.
Airtel is Congo's mobile market leader, and launched the first 3G network in the Central Africa country in October 2011. The company has now launched a XAF150,000 (US$284) data package including a Way-C tablet, a Huawei modem and 25MB worth of data. The Android Way-C tablet was developed by local developer VMK and Internet connection is made via Wi-Fi or USB connection.
VMK's founder and CEO VĂ©rone Mankou, dubbed as 'Africa's Steve Jobs' for his visionary initiative, will be a speaker at West & Central Africa Com taking place in Dakar, Senegal in June. The event will bring together the telecoms, media and ICT worlds to discuss the evolution of the digital market in the region. Other confirmed speakers include representatives of operators Sonatel-Orange, Etisalat Nigeria, Isocel Telecom Benin, Millenium Telecom Centrafrique, as well as social media specialists People Input and Yookos. The programme is still being finalised so get in touch with julie.rey@informa.com if you wish to recommend speakers.

16 Jan 2012

Nader Gohar of CNC to discuss the role of the media at North Africa Com

Nader Gohar, Chairman of CNC Cairo News Company, and Chairman of the Arab Union of Electronic Media Journalists will be a keynote speaker at North Africa Com, to discuss the expanding role of the media in North Africa’s new digital society.
Nader Gohar is a pioneer in TV news production in the Middle East and an award-winning producer. His extensive career in journalism gives him an incomparable expertise on the changing role of the media, as well as first-hand experience of the importance of the media in the socio-political landscape in the region.
In 2011, he and his CNC staff fully supported the Egyptian Revolution being the first to cover the complete picture from Tahrir Square, risking their lives to do so. As a result in April 2011 Nader Gohar was honored at the Radio & Television Correspondent annual dinner at Washington DC convention hall for his role at the television coverage of the Egyptian revolution.
His experience will bring a unique perspective on the role of the media in North Africa's digital landscape. The event will take place in Tunis on 15-16 May.