Aviat Networks wins best Microwave Backhaul Provider award in Ghana

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At the Ghana Telecom Awards in May 2015. Ahmed Adama, Aviat Ghana country manager (right) proudly accepts on behalf of all Aviat Networks the honor for  Best Microwave Backhaul Vendor of 2015. At the Ghana Telecom Awards in May 2015, Ahmed Adama, Aviat Ghana country manager (right) proudly accepts on behalf of all Aviat Networks the honor for Best Microwave Backhaul Vendor of 2015.

At the recently concluded Ghana Telecom Awards held in May 2015, Aviat Networks won the Microwave Backhaul Vendor award for the second year in a row. Based on a survey of telecom industry participants, Aviat bested all the other major microwave specialists and one of the top three telecom generalists.

“I am very proud to inform you that Aviat Networks has been honored again as the best overall microwave backhaul solutions provider in Ghana,” said Ahmed Adama, country manager, Ghana, Aviat Networks. “The combination of our microwave networking technology and full turnkey service capability was key to securing this award.”

Aviat Networks: Ghana Telecom Awards Microwave Backhaul Vendor award winner for 2015. Aviat Networks: Ghana Telecom Awards Microwave Backhaul Vendor of the Year for 2015.

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Trip to Royal Senchi

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somethingbeginningwithgh

Since leaving the desk job I’ve been freelancing and actively searching for interesting, impacting projects. I’ve come across quite a few as well so I would say it was a good idea that I quite my day job! I came across Booomers International a for-profit spin off of the Yonso Project. They make bike frames out of bamboo. This is not news to you readers in the West, no doubt you’ve seen some hipster somewhere riding a bamboo bike. But here in Ghana, where there are two noted bamboo bicycle manufacturers it is still a myth that bikes can be made out of wood.

So we went from the Holiday Hotel, which I have just put on the map, to Tema. At the big Tema roundabout I met a bunch of Okada riders who wanted to take us 90mins on the back of a motorcycle to the Royal Senchi. That…

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The Limitless Capability Of The Next Web

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Uber made an important move last March, a move that reinforced my vision of where the Internet is headed. For the first time, users are able to summon an Uber ride from other applications without ever opening the Uber app itself.

Some of you have already encountered this new capability firsthand. This “programmable web” was a key enabler of Siri and is a decades-long thematic that is just starting to bear fruit.

Uber’s Request API announcement marks an important evolutionary milestone in that process. It is not the first, but it is perhaps the most visible example of a vision for vast interoperability and collaboration that extends far beyond mere referral linking.

Uber isn’t just embedding a sliver of their service into other sites’ services and applications. Instead, they’re syndicating nearly the whole enchilada.

This takes a certain amount of courage. But of course their motivation is clear. The closer at…

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DUMSOR!

Herbert Mensah

As my third day without electricity reaches an end i did my calculations on cost, productivity, health, inconvenience and wondered and wondered. There are no words to describe this situation and in speaking to others it is apparent that everyone suffers by degree and everyone is slowly reaching a point where cynicism alone cannot and does not work.

It is political but it is not confined to the ruling party. Dumsor’s ascendency in our lives took off at the turn of the century. The ruling party are simply guilty of the arrogance of not being able to show the kind of leadership which properly explains our past/present and guides us out of our pain with workable timelines. If in coming into office they had given a historical explanation to the situation and provided timeous solutions few would have complained. Indeed if scheduled outages were announced and adhered to there would…

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Microsoft Will Release Office 2016 This Year

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Following its Windows 10 event, Microsoft announced this morning that the next version of Office is called Office 2016 and will be generally released in the second half of this year. The company didn’t announce much more about Office 2016 today, but you know what to expect, given the history of the product.

The promised release is currently most notable for keeping alive a traditional focus on mouse and keyboard input. The company has recently made quite a lot of noise about exploring other forms of user input in its software. Most obvious of that trend was the initial release of Windows 8.

Microsoft is also building a set of Office apps for Windows, designed to accept touch input that the company calls “Office for Windows 10.” These apps will be similar to what the company has built for other mobile-friendly platforms and will be free for smaller Windows 10 devices. Microsoft providing…

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WhatsApp Is Now Available On The Desktop

WhatsApp Is Now Available On The Desktop

WhatApp has launched a desktop client service called WhatsApp Web. WhatsApp Web can be used by scanning a QR code with your phone to log in. WhatsApp Web mirrors the conversations and messages from your mobile device so your messages will still live on your phone.

There are several limitations with WhatsApp Web. The biggest limitation is that iOS devices are not supported. WhatsApp Web is accessible through Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry or Nokia S60 devices. You will need to have the latest version of WhatsApp installed on your phone and you have to run WhatsApp Web from the Google GOOGL +2.05% Chrome web browser. WhatsApp plans to launch WhatsApp Web for iOS users, but that timeframe is unknown. The reason why WhatsApp Web is not available for iOS now is due to “Apple AAPL +0.71% platform limitations.”

WhatsApp Web / Credit: WhatsApp

Why do you have to take a picture of a QR code to log into WhatsApp Web? WhatsApp uses phone numbers and SMS  to verify users instead of traditional usernames and passwords. This is why you do not see a normal login screen. TechCrunch also pointed out that it somehow uses your phone for more than just the initial login. If you phone dies, then your WhatsApp Web session also disconnects.

Earlier this week, a third party app built off of WhatsApp called WhatsApp+ shut down after receiving a cease-and-desist letter from the messaging service. WhatsApp also temporarily banned users that downloaded and actively used the WhatsApp+ app.  WhatsApp+ allowed users to change the colors and background images in chat conversations. It also allowed users to block people from seeing when you read their messages and offered the ability to increase the size limit of audio and video files. WhatsApp+ was downloaded over 35 million times since launching in 2012. “Our goal is always to keep WhatsApp fast and secure for the people who use it – it’s the most important thing we do,” said a WhatsApp spokesman in an interview with BBC. “Third-parties that have built unauthorized functionality on top of WhatsApp create issues for people including lost messages.”

WhatsApp was created by Brian Acton and Jan Koum in 2009. The two of them left Yahoo! in 2007 and applied for jobs at Facebook, but failed during the interview process. In February 2013, WhatsApp hit 200 million active users. One year later, Facebook announced that they acquired WhatsApp for $19 billion — which is the largest purchase of a company backed by venture capitalists. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said that the acquisition of WhatsApp was connected to his vision for Internet.org, an initiative to develop basic Internet services for developing countries around the world. Now WhatsApp has over 700 million active users sending over 30 billion messages per day. In the product development pipeline, WhatsApp also has plans to launch a voice-calling service.
Courtesy – Forbes