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ZTE Installing New Fiber Optic Network in Ethiopia

New Fiber Optics installed in EthiopiaOctober 8, 2011 - The Chinese telecom company, ZTE, plans to complete work on new fiber optic network sometime in 2012, according to the Reporter. The network is being installed at cost of USD 1.5 billion.

According to Reporter, Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Debretsion Gebremichael (PhD) said that the current network connection problem is partly attributed to the pending integration of the ZTE’s network with the existing one. Ethio Telecom’s CEO, Jean Michel Latute, also confirmed that Chinese network is being closely moni

Ethiopia: Bole International Airport to Provide Free Wireless Internet

Bole Airport providing free wireless internetSeptember 21, 2010 - The Ethiopian Airport Enterprise (EAE) is to start providing free wireless internet service at Bole International Airport, according to ENA news.

In a press conference she gave here on Tuesday EAE Information and technology service acting head, Birhane Sisay said the service will be launched within a month. She said passengers will have access to free internet services in both the old and new terminals.

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Microsoft Launches Windows Vista in Amharic

Windows VistaFebruary 6, 2010 — Microsoft has launched Windows Vista in Amharic, the first operating system in the national language of Ethiopia, reports AFP.

"Launching the Amharic version software is a major step forward for Amharic to be a language of technology," Director of the Ethiopian ICT Development Agency, Debretsion Gebremichael was quoted as saying by the Ethiopian News Agency (ENA).

He said 40 scholars from the Addis Ababa University had taken part in the translation of the software and added that plans were being dr

Google Threatens Pullout From China

GoogleJanuary 13, 2010 -- Google's announcement that China should either stop censoring Internet searches or risk a pullout by the search-engine giant rocked the online world Wednesday, leaving observers to break down the meaning of the provocative move.

By standing up to the communist regime, Google fashioned itself a champion of free speech -- a mantle the California-based company has wrapped itself in, even as its decision to allow only limited results in China drew criticism.

But while many applauded Google's bold stanc

Ethiopian buying SAP IT solutions

Addis Ababa, October 17, 2009 -- Ethiopian Airlines and Systems, Applications and Products (SAP) have signed a contract for the acquisition and implementation of a corporate-wide back office information systems integration services on October 9, 2009 at Ethiopian headquarters.

Ethiopian said the project, valued at 8.5 million dollars, is part of the Ethiopian business transformation program designed to enhance customer satisfaction and increase employee productivity through end-to-end IT enablement and best practice business process adoption.

Girma Wake, Ethiopian CEO, and Mr Pfungwa Serima, managing director of SAP Africa, signed the contract.

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Make the Most of Your New PC

Did you receive a pristine, mint Windows Vista computer this holiday season? Great, but right out of the box it's far from perfect. Unlike most electronic devices, which you can plug in and use instantly, PCs—particularly those with Windows—need some adjustment before they're ready for everyday use. You need to make your new system safe, and also personalize it with your own preferences. There are things on the hard drive you should get rid of, and other things you should add immediately. If you haven't yet been introduced to Vista, or it's been a while since you've set up a new machine, we'll walk you through it all in these 12 simple steps. And if your new baby is a Mac, you

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