September 28, 2012
Global Connections 09/28/12
Opera Software will deliver its Opera Device Software Development Kit (SDK) for Linux-based devices to the TV model 55XT770/50K360/K300 series made by Hisense, and Hisense will use Opera’s leading HTML5 engine to bring an enhanced TV-viewing experience to their customers.â€¨Opera Device SDK combines pre-approved support for HTML 5 and CE-HTML TV applications from global brands…Alcatel-Lucent and NITA - the information and communications technology (ICT) policy arm of Ghana’s Ministry of Communications – are set to expand communication links between central and regional administration offices in support of e-Ghana, a national initiative to develop local IT services and improve the transparency and efficiency of government functions. Alcatel-Lucent will design and implement a 600km fiber-optic ‘backbone’ network enabling high-speed data links between central government functions and remote and rural locations. In addition, Alcatel-Lucent will provide a national data center facility to support the network, through close collaboration with HP, a global alliance partner for the delivery of converged ICT solutions. The NITA agreement also has Alcatel-Lucent managing the network operations of Ghana’s entire ‘e-government’ program for three years starting in November. Financing for the program is being facilitated by the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA), an office of the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs tasked with combating poverty through the promotion of human rights and economic growth.