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Namibian team hails Seychelles’ e-governance developments - 15.03.2013

A Namibian delegation here in Seychelles to carry out a benchmarking exercise on e-governance called on Vice-President Danny Faure yesterday at State House.

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Cable & Wireless gives computers to A-Level school - 01.09.2012

Students and lecturers at the School of Advanced Level Studies (Sals) are now better able to research and do projects using the internet, thanks to a new batch of computers donated by Cable & Wireless.

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Local engineers, technicians qualify to run fibre optic cable - 30.08.2012

Seven local engineers and technicians from telecommunication companies Cable & Wireless and Airtel, and the department of information communications technology (DICT) have received their ASN cable land jointing and SEAS line operation and maintenance certificates.

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‘Top ICT rank shows progress’ - 03.08.2012

Winning the top information communications technology (ICT) award and being first in Africa is testimony of Seychelles’ ability but more can be done in public service to reap the full benefits of e-government.

Vice-President Danny Faure said this at the ceremony in which he honoured staff of the department of ICT, particularly those who work in the information technology division, after Seychelles was awarded the highest regional e-government ranking in the african region.

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UN awards Seychelles top award - 02.08.2012
Information Communications Technology

Seychelles has scooped the topmost award in Africa in Information Communications Technology (ICT) under a programme called UN E-Government Survey Ranking & Award 2012.

The award was presented by top United Nations officials in New York to the principal secretary for ICT Benjamin Choppy and the director general for the information technology division Lanka Dorby at the UN headquarters.

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Seychelles: Connected: 2012 - 02.06.2012

“It is not every day that history is made!” How powerful and significant these words from President James Michel’s speech last Sunday, which summed up the historical beach landing of the fibre-optic cable at Beau Vallon!

As the Beau Vallon school children sung the chorus of Francois Havelock’s Bose bose menm and the sound of the traditional lansiv echoed across the Beau Vallon beach, our President stood alongside key players in the realisation of the Seychelles East Africa System (SEAS) project to symbolically pull the cable that will connect Seychelles to the rest of the world in ways never seen before!

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Fibre-optic cable arrives - 28.05.2012

President James Michel was among happy dignitaries and private sector executives who witnessed the historic landing of the eagerly awaited €27 million submarine fibre-optic cable that will revolutionalise telecommunication in Seychelles.

Also present were Vice-President Danny Faure, Natural Resources and Industry Minister Peter Sinon, Seychelles Cable System company (SCS) chairman Benjamin Choppy and its board members including chief executive of Cable and Wireless Seychelles Charles Hammond and the chief executive of Airtel Tsirasy Randriamampiowana.

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Submarine cable another pillar of New Seychelles, says President - 28.05.2012

The arrival yesterday of the fibre-optic cable is one of the many pillars that will raise the edifice of this New Seychelles, and provide the opportunities for its development.

President James Michel said this after the cable landed at Beau Vallon where he witnessed the historic event.

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Broadband targets for 2015 - 25.05.2012

All over the world countries are putting in place national broadband strategy in recognition of the positive impact that broadband has on the Gross Development Produce (GDP) and on the country’s competitiveness.

The World Bank research indicates that the contribution of broadband to the GDP is 1.38 percentage points for every 10 per cent increase in penetration, for low- and middle-income countries.

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All set to receive fibre-optic cable - 24.05.2012

All preparations are ready for the Sunday arrival on Beau Vallon beach of the long-awaited submarine fibre-optic cable that is expected to boost telecommunication speed as well as business and domestic connectivity.

The board members of the Seychelles Cable System company (SCS) said this yesterday at a press conference they held at the Berjaya Beau Vallon Bay resort, hosted to let the public know what to expect.

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Preparations in top gear for arrival of fibre-optic submarine cable - 18.05.2012

The new landing station for the soon to come fibre-optic submarine cable was officially inaugurated yesterday at the Cable & Wireless Seychelles (CWS) premises.

Vice-President Danny Faure unveiled a plaque to mark the opening of the station, which is part of the preparations for the arrival of the Seychelles East Africa System – the fibre-optic submarine cable connecting Seychelles and Dar es Salaam.

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New FM station to broadcast soon - 18.05.2012

Listeners will soon have the option of tuning in to another local FM radio station – Pure FM Seychelles – which will soon start broadcasting on the local airwaves.

Owned by Pure Entertainment Ltd, the new FM station is a body corporate registered in Seychelles and is not related to the Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation’s Paradise FM in any way.

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Tanzania welcomes Seychelles East Africa System - 18.05.2012

As telecommunications evolve, so is everyone’s dependency on it and with just a few more days left for the arrival of the fibre-optic cable on our own shores, telecommunications and ICT-based services is poised to enter a new era in Seychelles.

As was said by the Minister for Natural Resources and Industry, Peter Sinon, who led a Seychelles delegation at the beach landing of the fibre-optic cable, SEAS (Seychelles East Africa System), in Dar es Salaam recently, “...nowadays, only the brave can last two hours without checking their emails or other forms of electronic communications...”.

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All registered vehicles’ information can now be accessed with a mere text message, which will make the fight against criminality much easier. - 09.05.2012

By simply sending a text message to a certain number, an authorised person will get a reply comprising a vehicle’s details, which includes vehicle ownership, road license expiry date, colour, make, model and address of the owner.

The service is an initiative of the Seychelles Licensing Authority (SLA) in collaboration with the Department of Information Communication Technology (DICT).

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Fibre-optic cable on its way to Seychelles - 08.05.2012

The high-powered undersea cable which will greatly improve Seychelles’ connectivity with the rest of the world, has left Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and is on its way here.

A Seychelles delegation and other stakeholders in the project were in Dar es Salaam, precisely on Msasani beach, on Saturday to attend the cable landing related activities there, and from where the vessel Ile de Sein started laying the cable on its way to Seychelles.

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