The Development Of Africa And Asia Through The Lenses Of Technology And Communication

ICT 3Modern technology, through communication and internet have influenced and enhanced Africa’s development, in a way that lives of many throughout the continent have significantly improved. The demand of ICT companies in Africa, have created fast growing mobile and internet markets providing employment to thousands of people.

A country without technology economy can never grow. It is therefore the effort of every government in Africa to invest into ICT facilities to sustain the economy. Technology is therefore essential and important establishing sustainable startup companies and firms in Africa. Today, several major technology trends are shaping the lives of Africans and the economies, with many formidable mobile companies, with communication tools such as the internet and telephone enabling quick access to every part of the world.

Let’s have a glance at the effect of ICT trends in Ghana, choosing MTN as an example. Officially launched in 1994, MTN Group is a multinational telecommunications group, operating in 21 countries throughout Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The MTN Group is listed on the JSE Securities Exchange in South Africa under the share code: “MTN” Detailed Report Data for 30 September 2010, MTN recorded 134,4 million subscribers across its operations in Afghanistan, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Cote d’Ivoire, Cyprus, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Republic, Iran, Liberia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo (Congo Brazzaville), Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Uganda, Yemen and Zambia.

MTN MobileMoney,  a service which allows users to perform micro-financing and transfer money from their mobile device, has been adopted across the continent. The basic satisfaction behind this is the answer to customers’ dream of enjoying basic financial services on their mobile phones everywhere they go in Ghana and above all one doesn’t need a bank account to cash his or her money. This service provided by MTN in partnership with banks is also available on the internet. MTN MobileMoney service is recommended to be secure, simple, fast and convenient solution for money transfer and other transactions including reloading of MTN airtime units.

Let’s have a quick glance at India. What is a successful strategic technology? That is an existing technology that has matured, which is the case of India.  The country has become an IT brand among the global countries over the years, with strong policies base in education, well-established telecommunication & infrastructure facilities and favourable market conditions that prevail. Many Indian cities are now holding prominent places in the global IT map. Now India stands out as one of the biggest and fastest growing economies in the world.

The country’s matured technology offers an opportunity for strategic business advantage, continuing expansion in foreign firms owned establishments in India, with its emergence as favorite sector for local Indian investors and talented entrepreneurs. Yet Indian IT industry is still only in its very early stages of development both internationally and domestically and has strong growth potential.

The industry growing at 40 percent per annum between 1994 and 1999, with software exports alone more than 50 percent, earned revenue growth IT industry from $1 billion in 1990 to $8 billion in 2000, envisioned to reach $100 billion in 2008.

“While predicting the future is hard to do, it’s indubitable that the Internet and mobile technology will improve the lives of many Africans in the years to come,” said tech expert Rudy de Waele, who assists global brands and companies with cutting edge open innovation strategy on how to mobilize their business and products through projects, research, strategy, presentations, workshops and brainstorms.

ICT developed and developing continents, such as Africa and Asia hold its own communications future, as talent shines through and the continent becomes leading innovator, manufacturer and exporter throughout the continents and of the rest of the world.

Information And Communications Technology: Base Company Bows To Scarlet

Aftermath of the great recession worldwide, many have lost their jobs. The hopes of individuals keep fading as companies fold up due to bankruptcy. Throughout Europe, including Belgium the jobs crisis continues to deepen, taking many people out of work.

Just last week what consumers weren’t expecting marred their New Year celebrations. Base Company, one of Belgium’s best telephone, internet and television companies in the country, distributed letters to its customers over the decision to close the company for good.

The latter states: “On June 30, 2015, our services to consumers come to an end. There is going to be no television, internet, line telephone and other services from SNOW-BASE.”

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Base provides no more services to everyone and this family from effect of June 30, 2015.

It’s very hard for the company to keep things running smoothly in this depressive economic time, but this affects customers too, especially those who have enjoyed their services, in a country some electricity and internet companies take the advantage to overcharge consumers.

Nevertheless, Base Company doesn’t want to leave its customers in the cold. They have recommended another internet company to its customers. It states: SNOW guarantees you services till July 30, introducing ‘Scarlet,’ as the new company to succeed and serve its numerous customers.

According to Base Company, ‘Scarlet’ is the best introduction to assist and continue serving its previous customers, since they also offer quality service. Above all customers will enjoy the “3-Play pack, that’s telephone, Internet and television, which will cost consumers only 39 Euros. That’s great, but we shall still miss Base Company, because it’s my favorite, due to their transparency and sincere service.