April 2009

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Tenders for Telecommunication Networks Released by Libya, Tunisia

The Ministry of Communication Technologies of the Republic of Tunisia intends to issue, through an open international tender, a license for the provision of public fixed and second and third generation mobile telecommunications networks and services in Tunisia. 

The General Telecommunications Authority (GTA) of the Great Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya (Libya) has announced its intention to grant one fixed and mobile license to one service provider (operator) to offer advanced cellular mobile and fixed services in the Libyan territory.

e-Network Project Launched With Pan-African Reach

The Ministry of Communication, Ghana inaugurated the Pan-African E-Network project in Accra in collaboration with the Government of India. The project is supposed to connect all the 53 nations of the African Union (AU) by a satellite and fiber-optic network. The services being targeted through this are tele-education, tele-medicine, internet, video-conferencing and VoIP services. It is also expected to support e-governance, e-commerce and effective communication among the nations.

UAE's ICT Applications Tops Many a Categories

A report released by the UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) on the United Arab Emirates's (UAE's) performance in ICT sector, shows that the UAE tops the list in several categories. As for international ranking, the UAE ranked first worldwide on the cost of mobile telephone call, fourth on the importance of ICT to government vision of the future, sixth on government success in ICT promotion, seventh on government prioritisation of ICT, ninth on ICT use and government efficiency, 10th on mobile telephone subscribers rate.

First Data Centre for Nepal

In Kathmandu, the country's first data centre, Government Integrated Data and Training Centre (GIDTC), has started functioning. GIDTC has already started working as Internet Data Center and is providing e-connectivity to all ministries. In the second phase, it will start storing important documents.

Digital Certification System Launched in Oman

Oman has signed a memorandum of understanding for establishing a digital certification system. The Information Technology Authority (ITA) of Oman signed the MoU with Tunis-based National Digital Certification Agency (Agence Nationale de Certification Electronique – ANCE) to establish the digital certification system.
The new system will enable citizens to have on-line access to administrative services from their own homes along with digital signature solutions.

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