Saturday, November 6, 2010

Bloggers block - Here I am

I have not written in over two years. I dont know why. I have attempted to write but given up everytime. Is it because I am trying too hard to impress with my next blog post. I wont try too hard this time. This will do . Baby steps

Monday, May 5, 2008

Egypt asks mobile firms to bar anonymous users

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt has asked mobile phone companies to block service to anonymous subscribers as a public security measure, and at least two firms have begun efforts to comply, Egyptian officials and mobile firms said on Monday . Read more

Friday, December 14, 2007

Nii Quaynor receives the prestigious Jon PostelAward

Dr. Nii Narku Quaynor has laboured as a General in the
ICT Army in Africa over two decades providing
leadership, vision, foresight, strength and the best
of field commandship - in his own words, "a strike
against techno-colonialism. A lot of us have learnt
from his fortitude, tenacity and sense of commitment
to cause that sometimes is not as well recognised but
yet the only hope for generations to come.

Nii'a efforts has resulted in great strides not only
in the technical community but in the other
disciplines and stakeholder manifestations across
board. It is important to underscore his great work as
one of the pioneers also of the building of
institutions for the knowledge economy in Africa of
which AfriNIC is a classical example of great gain.
Not to talk about his building of systems, people,
spaces and opportunity.

Please join me in congratulating a five star General,
Nii which means in our local dialect, Chief.....

Eric here

Begin forwarded message:

From: "Dawit Bekele"
Date: 6 December 2007 05:09:37 GMT+03:00
Subject: [AfrICANN-discuss] Nii Quaynor receives the
prestigious Jon Postel Award
Reply-To: bekele@isoc. org, africann@afrinic. net

Hi all,

I am happy to announce to you that, today, this year’s
prestigious Jon Postel award has been awarded to Nii
Quaynor. Lynn St.Amour, CEO and President of ISOC
handed the presentation crystal of the award to Nii
Quaynor at the IETF meeting in Vancouver, where more
than 1,000 participants were present.

You all know how much Nii has contributed for the
development of Internet in Africa, which is why we are
all happy that he has be given this award that he
fully deserves.

To know more about the Jon Postel award please see .

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

African Satellite & Wireless Broadband Conference & VoIP Forum

African Satellite & Wireless Broadband Conference & VoIP Forum

EAST AFRICA: Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi, 11-13 July 2007
WEST AFRICA: Muson Centre, Lagos, 21-23 August 2007

"Broadband bridges across Africa: First and last mile solutions"

Keynote: Efficient bandwidth delivery mechanisms
Peter Gbedemah, MD, Gateway Communications, UK
Keynote: Next Generation Networks: Selecting the right migration path
Renato Goodfellow, Solutions Manager, ME & Africa, BT Global Solutions,
Keynote: Creating wireless communities
Paul Munnery, CEO, Wireless Digital Cities, UK
Optimising satellite services in the region's approaching new fibre era
Joe Luel, Market Development, SkyVision Global Networks, UK
Fiber optic vs. satellite-based connectivity: Do they compete or do
Avihu Bergman, Executive VP Sales & Marketing, Gilat Satcom, Israel
DVBS2: Its role in trunking
Malcolm Brew, Director, Bushnet, Uganda
Developing wireless skills
Gary Chalmers, CEO Africa, Torque-IT, South Africa
Rural Wireless: The role of WiMAX, WiFi, CDMA and hybrid technologies
Badru Ntege, Director, Big Dish, Uganda
VoIP survival strategies for telcos, ISPs and cyber cafes
Russell Southwood, CEO, Balancing Act, UK
Build vs. buy: VoIP solutions for Africa
Colin Blou, Director, Reseller Group, deltathree, USA
Providing a VoIP service over a WiMAX network
Yves Desmet, Senior Vice-President, Worldwide Sales, Verso, Belgium
Maximising international VoIP services
Mawuli Tse, Director for International Sales - Africa, iBasis, Ghana

Building Wireless Communities - Paul Munnery, CEO, Wireless Digital

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Help. Internships wanted.

From the desk of Dr. Osei Darkwa, Principal of Ghana
Telecom University College.

36 students from GTUC will be completing a one year
certificate course
in Information Technology by mid April. The training
requires the
students to complete a three month attachment with a
reputable IT
company. This will provide them with the opportunity
to practice their
newly acquired skills.

I am wondering if your company/organizatio n could use
the students.

Among others, the students completed the following
IT-related courses over the duration of their study:

Information Management System
Computer Systems and Application
Finite Mathematics
Web Design Authoring and Publishing
Microcomputer Operating Systems
Communication Skills

Kindly communicate with Ms. Evelyn Asiedu at
evasiedu@ghanatel. net if you are interested in the

Sunday, March 11, 2007

March 14: G-50 International Seminar for IT & BPO Firms

The Ghana @ 50 Secretariat, in collaboration with GCG,
the Washington-based Xalles Limited and the Ghana
Multimedia Incubator Center, will present the 1st International Seminar for
Information Technology and Business Process Outsourcing firms in

Date: March 14, 2007
Venue: Golden Tulip Hotel, Airport City, Accra

Thomas W. Nash, Chairman & CEO, Xalles Limited,
Washington, DC
Kwasi Adu-Gyan, Managing Director, Ghana Multimedia
Incubator Center, Accra
Corporate Presentation by Microsoft Corp.
Corporate Presentation by Cisco Systems, Inc.

No Charge ~ the event is sponsored by Microsoft,
Cisco, GMIC, GCG, Xalles and the Ghana @ 50. To register, please

Yaw Owusu, GCG Investments Ltd, Airport City, Accra +233-246-531- 380

Rui Lopes, Xalles Limited
rlopes@xalles. com

Antony Widjaja, Xalles Limited
awidjaja@xalles. com

The Ghana @ 50 international marketing seminar (IMS)
will provide Ghanaian and African companies with practical tools
and information needed to prepare them for cross-border expansion and
entry to new product markets. It will guide the participants
through global opportunities available with practical and competitive
business management, financial readiness, product development,
and business intelligence. The program would also provide global
firms (e.g. Microsoft, Cisco, etc) with an opportunity to share
their experience in international markets and how their presence and
growth in Africa will help facilitate the growth of the hi-tech industry in
the region. The full day version of the seminar includes a facilitated
workshop session for participants to begin crafting strategies suited
to their companies and unique market situations—a new approach that will
direct their actions towards areas critical for successful
international marketing.

Xalles will provide a full day, customized version of
its IT/BPO marketing seminar to all participants as a group. The
program also includes a workshop on individual marketing
strategies—i. e. personalized business coaching for entrepreneurs and

Seminar Objectives
• Identifying international opportunities by region
• Discovering requirements for global expansion
• Determining organization’ s—as well as its
product’s—readiness for
global expansion
• Developing an international marketing strategy

For all participants, the seminar will provide the
following companies to continue applying the techniques and concepts from
the seminar in
subsequent weeks.
• International Partner Guide
• International Business Plan Preparation Guide
• International Marketing Plan Preparation

The IMS will cover:
• Business Management
• Financial Readiness
• Product Development and Packaging
• International Marketing
• Distribution and Pricing
• International Business Intelligence
• Culture and Language

Wednesday, February 21, 2007


The government continues to place emphasis on the
potential of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to provide a foundation for building an information and knowledge society
and has accordingly integrated the Ghana ICT Policy for Accelerated
Development, as driver and enabler, within the three-pronged GPRS II
development strategy.

In connection with this, the Ministry of Communications is planning
to organise the 1st Ghana Information and Communications Technologies
Excellence Awards for 2007 in partnership with industry players in the
private sector to commemorate the 50th Anniversary Celebration of
Ghana's Independence. This initiative is designed to serve as a key
catalyst for government and the private sector to drive the programme
of using ICT for accelerated national development.

The main objectives of this Awards scheme are:

- To create greater awareness of the role of ICT
in public services
and the development process within the framework of
the Information

- To motivate other stakeholders in effective
utilization of ICT for
citizens services.

- To ensure that ICT professionals are provided a
benchmark for
recognising and validating outstanding contribution.

In view of the above, you are kindly invited to
participate in the official launching ceremony scheduled as follows:

DATE: 23rd FEBRUARY 2007