Lucius Fox

Chief Executive Officer of Wayne Enterprises

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G North and Son, which imports and exports irrigation equipment, says it has been recording growth in business over the past five years and sees the trend accelerating with more government investment going into irrigation to enhance food security.

There has been a significant growth of investment in irrigation in the country both by the private sector players and the government,says Mr Elijah Mugah, the manager in charge of irrigation division.

Food: Farm equipment taps growth in irrigation 

Posted at 4:30pm and tagged with: Africa, Technology, Telecommunications, Kenya, Republic of Kenya, Jamhuri Kenya,.

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G North and Son, which imports and exports irrigation equipment, says it has been recording growth in business over the past five years and sees the trend accelerating with more government investment going into irrigation to enhance food security.
There has been a significant growth of investment in irrigation in the country both by the private sector players and the government,says Mr Elijah Mugah, the manager in charge of irrigation division.
Food: Farm equipment taps growth in irrigation 

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The last telegram ever is about to be sent

On July 14, someone somewhere in India will tap out what is being called the world’s last telegram. India’s state-owned telecom company, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, has been holding out as other countries around the world retire their antiquated telegraph services. Now, after delaying the move for two years, the business operating what is considered to be the world’s last telegraph service is finally ready to pull the plug, saying telegrams are no longer commercially viable in the age of digital communications.

Posted at 1:01pm and tagged with: telegram, communications, telecommunications, wire, telegraph service, India, Republic of India, Bharat Ganrajya, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited,.

theweekmagazine:

The last telegram ever is about to be sent
On July 14, someone somewhere in India will tap out what is being called the world’s last telegram. India’s state-owned telecom company, Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited, has been holding out as other countries around the world retire their antiquated telegraph services. Now, after delaying the move for two years, the business operating what is considered to be the world’s last telegraph service is finally ready to pull the plug, saying telegrams are no longer commercially viable in the age of digital communications.
The survey found that more than one-third of American homes (35.8 percent) had only wireless telephones during the first half of 2012 while 15.9 percent of all households had both landline and wireless telephones but received all or almost all calls on the wireless phones. This means 51.7 percent of U.S. homes don’t have or didn’t use their landlines in the first half of 2012. That’s a 1.8 percent increase from the same period a year ago.

Big news in the telecoms world on Monday as the planet’s biggest mobile operator, Vodafone, finally announced its intention to buy British fixed line operator Cable & Wireless Worldwide for £1 billion ($1.7bn).

The deal, which was announced this morning after Vodafone was given a four-day extension last week, has been approved by the C&WW board. Bringing the two companies together, said Voda chief executive Vittorio Colao, would create a “leading integrated player” in the U.K. business market, and push cost savings in Britain and around the world.

Posted at 1:31pm and tagged with: Vodafone, Vodafone Group Plc, VOD, Cable and Wireless Worldwide, CWW, Telecomm, Telecommunications, Mobile, Fixed Line, Mergers and Acquisitions,.

Iraq, cut off from decades of technological progress because of dictatorship, sanctions and wars, recently took a big step out of isolation and into the digital world when its telecommunications system was linked to a vast new undersea cable system serving the Gulf countries.

The engineers who designed and installed the cable that made shore in Al-Faw, near Basra, had to deal with an unusual number of challenges. There were more than 100 oil and natural gas pipelines to cross; stretches of shallow water where the cable had to be buried; and unexploded ordnance from the Iraq war that had to be avoided.

“It was not easy,” said Ahmed Mekky, chief executive of Gulf Bridge International, the company that built the system. “But this could be a significant foundation stone for the country’s recovery.”


Posted at 4:48pm and tagged with: Iraq, Republic of Iraq, جمهورية العراق, Jumhūriyyat al-'Irāq, Technology, Telecommunications, Telecomm, Undersea Cable, Persian Gulf, EMEA, Middle East,.

The Justice Department said Thursday it has sued AT&T Inc., alleging the telecommunications giant improperly billed the Federal Communications Commission for services it provided to the hearing-impaired.

The lawsuit focuses on a service AT&T provides that lets hearing-impaired people place telephone calls by typing messages over the Internet.

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The country’s third largest wireless carrier, Sprint Nextel, has terminated its 15-year agreement with wholesale wireless startup LightSquared.

Back in July, LightSquared signed a $9 billion 15-year agreement with Sprint to build and host its LTE network, which is crucial for the company to reach the targeted launch date of its wireless network. Now, however, Sprint ending that agreement and returning $65 million in prepayments, the company announced today.

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Mobile operator Vodafone may be planning to make an offer for Cable & Wireless Worldwide ahead of the Monday deadline, according to a report by FT. As per the report, Vodafone has been considering the price and plans to make a formal bid for C&W Worldwide.

Posted at 12:34pm and tagged with: Vodafone, C&W, CWW, Cable and Wireless Worldwide, Tata Communications, Telecomm, Carriers, Telecommunications, M&A, Mergers and Acquisitions, Mobile, MSP, Mobile Service Provider,.

On March 8, former Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) minister Li Yizhong said in an interview with China Business News that the government had internally settled on a timetable for private-sector investment in telecommunications infrastructure, and that MIIT was currently drafting the details of the plan.

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ALONG with Vodafone, Tata Communications, a unit of India’s biggest business house, is considering a bid for Cable & Wireless Worldwide (CWW). The Indian press has referred to the British telecoms firm as a “giant”, a label that is fifteen years out of date. CWW is today is more of a joke, or a tragedy, a living rebuke to British capitalism, or maybe just a disgrace. Since the late 1990s it has made fortunes for its managers, paid a king’s ransom in bankers’ fees, and lost its owners almost everything. Its putative buyers should beware.

Until the mid-1990s Cable & Wireless was a contender, one of the industry’s biggest firms, with a portfolio of assets ranging from Hong Kong’s main operator to stakes in mobile firms in Japan, Britain, South Africa and France. But after drinking gallons of dot-com Kool Aid its bosses sold its good assets, sometimes for good prices, and reinvested in its worst businesses. These were a midsized British fixed line unit and a global network along which voice, data and internet traffic passed, which had its roots in the telegraph systems of the imperial age. (In 2010 the last international assets, profitable and mainly in the Caribbean, were hived off and became a separate company. The rump of C&W was renamed CWW.)

Posted at 3:24pm and tagged with: Vodafone, CCW, Tata Communications, Cable & Wireless Worldwide, Technology, Telecomm, Telecommunications, Carriers,.