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New e-service to ease access to government documents - 26.05.2015

An e-service aimed at promoting access to government information was officially launched last week as part of activities to mark ICT week. It was Vice-President Danny Faure, in his capacity as minister responsible for information communications technology (ICT) who officially launched the repository e-service of the online government document repository at National House.

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VP visits SBC - 25.05.2015

Vice-President Danny Faure last week toured the Seychelles Broadcasting Corporation (SBC) at Hermitage as part of activities to mark ICT week.VP Faure was accompanied by information, communication and technology principal secretary Benjamin Choppy on this visit.

On the tour the vice-president was able to see the different departments and facilities of the corporation and the main concerns that were raised are lack of space and human resources as well as budget problems

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Airtel launches fibre optic ring for high speed network service - 25.05.2015

Telecommunications company Airtel Seychelles has inaugurated its first national fibre optic ring at the Providence Industrial Estate, Providence. The project will complement the company’ s already existing 4G mobile service which it launched last year.

The optic fibre ring came only days after Airtel launched Airtel Money, a world class technology that provides a fast, simple and secure mobile commerce service that will allow its users to load cash on their mobile devices, top up their airtime, pay utility bills, shop at a variety of merchant outlets and carry out mobile banking.

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VP Faure impressed with new developments at Intelvision - 20.05.2015

As part of activities organised to celebrate the first Information and Communication Technology (ICT) week here, Vice-President Danny Faure yesterday visited Intelvision operations centre at Providence, continuing his visits to businesses providing a wide range of ICT services.

Accompanied by the principal secretary for the department of ICT, Benjamin Choppy, VP Faure was welcomed at Intelvision by its chief operations officer Reza Jaro before he was led on a tour of the company to apprise of the new developments.

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Visa/Mastercard payment channel for government e-services launched - 20.05.2015

Queuing to pay or renew your different licenses will soon be a thing of the past. With the launch of the Visa/Mastercard payment channel for government e-services, now you just need to spend a few minutes behind your computer and your transaction is done.

The launch of this service provided by the government, through the department of information, communication and technology (DICT), was done by Vice-President Danny Faure yesterday at the Seychelles Trading Company conference room.

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Free wireless internet at Seychelles airports - 20.05.2015

Focused on delivering the highest quality of service to its customers the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority has launched a free wireless internet service at the Seychelles airports.

The project which was done in partnership with local telecommunication firm Cable & Wireless was initiated following high demands from passengers and other customers who access the Seychelles International Airport and domestic terminal on Mahé and the Ile des Palmes airport on Praslin.

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VP Faure visits Venture Bay, Kokonet - 19.05.2015

To commemorate world telecommunication and information society day, Vice-President Danny Faure visited the Kokonet Network Operations Centre at ex-Siba and Venture Bay at Eden Island yesterday.Information, communication and technology principal secretary Benjamin Choppy accompanied VP Faure on his visits.

Robert Stravens and Sharon Dine are the co-founders of Venture Bay – an online shopping centre –which started off with a website and a very small shop of only 25m2 in Victoria. It is now occupying a 100m2 shop at Eden Plaza and soon will be moving into a bigger 250 m2 shop.

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Airtel Money a fast, simple, secure mobile commerce service - 18.05.2015

Airtel Seychelles has unveiled another world class technology – a fast, simple and secure mobile commerce service that will allow its users to load cash on their mobile devices, top up their airtime, pay utility bills, shop at a variety of merchant outlets and carry out mobile banking.

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Seychelles celebrates first ICT week - 16.05.2015

For the first time Seychelles is celebrating Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Week with a series of activities under the theme ‘ICT as Driver of Innovation’.

Vice-President Danny Faure, in his capacity as the minister responsible for ICT, launched the week-long activities during a ceremony held at the Seychelles trading company conference room yesterday afternoon and which was attended by several ministers, key government officials, department of ICT staff among other distinguished guests.

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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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