Posts Tagged ‘internet’
Saturday, July 27th, 2013

Domain Name Registrars that have been accredited by ICANN for the registration, transfer and renewal of domain names, are at the very top of the Domain Name system supply chain. Due to the very strict business and technical requirements surrounding ICANN accreditation, only about 1,000 accredited domain name registrars service the whole world today. Out of that number, only 7 operate in Africa. Meet the 7 ICANN Accredited Domain Registrars in ...  [Read more]

Glo Mobile soft launches in Ghana
Thursday, January 19th, 2012

After several false starts, Glo Mobile Ghana appears to have taken its most remarkable step yet, towards a commercial launch. The cellular network obtained its operating licence since 2008 but had failed to launch its service to the public, citing logistical difficulties. Its last false start was 17th November 2011. A much-publicized commercial launch slated for that date was postponed at the last minute. Today 19th January 2012 was another ...  [Read more]

Harnessing the full power of WordPress for multimedia publishing – WordCamp CT 2011
Sunday, October 9th, 2011

WordCamp Cape Town 2011 was informative and exciting. I had the opportunity to attend a blog camp that was focused exclusively on WordPress. WordPress is the software that powers this blog, as well as millions of other websites around the world. WordCamp Cape Town was split into two tracks: publisher and technical. I was privileged to speak at the publisher track though I spent most of the day at the developer track. The galaxy of speakers ...  [Read more]

WordCamp Cape Town 2011
Sunday, July 31st, 2011

WordCamp is a conference that focuses on everything WordPress. There have been dozens of such events around the globe in the past, and there will be WordCamps for as long as WordPress continues to exist in its current shape and form. WordCamp Cape Town has been scheduled for 15th September 2011 and will serve as a platform for discussing the latest trends in WordPress, targeting developers and publishers alike. The event fee is only R135 ...  [Read more]

Challenges of Shopping Online in Nigeria
Friday, July 15th, 2011

I got the following message from a reader of this blog: Good day Mr. Ajao. I am a post graduate student at the university of Northampton, United kingdom, studying MA International Marketing Strategy. I am really proud as I see a Nigerian like you writing good articles on current issues on the internet. I have read about 4 of your articles and I must that I am very impressed. You are making us proud here in the United Kingdom. After reading one ...  [Read more]

The rebirth of Ghana’s .gh domain name system?
Sunday, July 3rd, 2011

.gh is the country code Top-Level Domain name (cc-TLD) for the Republic of Ghana. Introduced in 1995, it is currently managed by a private company in Accra Ghana. This company sponsored the .gh domain with ICANN (the international body for managing domains) and currently serves as the registry and registrar, simultaneously. Although .gh is intended for use by entities in Ghana, it is poorly patronized due to poor awareness on the part of the ...  [Read more]

Google Plus, a new social networking website
Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Google Plus is Google's latest and best attempt at a social networking website. It obviously draws a lot of lessons from Google's previous attempts like Google Buzz, Google Wave, Orkut etc. I got an invitation to join Google Plus from a good friend, and I am loving it so far. It comes with a lot of features that scream "Facebook-lookalike" while other features are new innovations from the search engine giant. I like the minimalist interface ...  [Read more]

Interview: Gregory Eid Of TeleData ICT speaks about Internet Connectivity in Ghana
Saturday, June 25th, 2011

Gregory Eid is the Managing Director of TeleData ICT, a leading Internet Service Provider in Ghana, targeted at individuals, cyber cafes and SMEs. In this interview, he spoke frankly to Russell Southwood of Balancing Act about some aspects of the operations of TeleData ICT, challenges of offering internet connectivity in Ghana and the network upgrade plans for TeleData ICT. As a customer, I had the ...  [Read more]

Monday, June 13th, 2011

I granted the following video interview to in January 2011, and spoke about ICT for development, mobile communications, e-commerce, web hosting in Africa. ...  [Read more]

Free Super Broadband in Accra Mall, Ghana
Friday, March 11th, 2011

MainOne "Feel The Impact" broadband promo for Accra Ghana MainOne Cable Company is set to launch a free broadband promo fromĀ  14th to 26th March inside Accra Mall, in collaboration with a local partner BusyInternet. The promo is similar to what they unleashed in The Palms Mall Lekki Nigeria in December 2010. The promo is meant to bring the high-speed experience possible via MainOne, directly to end-users. Though MainOne does not sell internet ...  [Read more]