It is with great sadness that AfriConnect announced the unexpected death of Mark Bennett, the Founder and Managing Director of AfriConnect following a short illness in Lusaka, Zambia earlier in 2015
Mark was buried in the local churchyard, following a service on Friday 6th. March, at St. Mary's Church, Comberton, Cambridgeshire CB23 7ED.
Two weeks later there was the main Memorial Service, celebrating his life,on Friday 20th. March in the Wesley Methodist Church Cambridge at Christ Pieces in Cambridge CB1 1LG.
His family hope to setup a fund in his name to provide quality education to Zambia's poorest children (details will be posted later).
Mark left us with many precious memories and his vision of a bright future for health and education in Africa and beyond. Our thoughts and condolences went out to his family and all who knew him.
Read more: Mark Bennett
and to see Mark talking about his latest project click here .
and some thoughts from the world..
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AfriConnect is a provider
of sustainable Internet solutions to the developing
Our solutions are specifically
designed to be resilient in the remote or harsh
environments in which they are deployed, and simple
for customers to use and support.
The UK base is located
in Cambridge (UK) with sister companies located
in Lusaka (Zambia),
and Accra (Ghana).
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- Systems for network security,
email management, remote support for networks
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satellite network access
- Local and Wide area networks,
Leased-Lines, ISDN, DSL, Cable -more
- Design and provision of
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- ICT hardware procurement and
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managed web sites for Intranets and external
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ICT strategy, telecommunications, networks and
project management for sustainable support of
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It is with great sadness that AfriConnect announced the unexpected death of Mark Bennett, the Founder and Managing Director of AfriConnect following a short illness in Lusaka, Zambia.
AfriConnect Zambia, a leading member of the Vodacom Group, launched Zambia's first 4g network - bringing more fast internet connectivity to Zambians..
This was even before the UK has commercial 4G connectivity !! read more...
AfriConnect was the VSAT service supplier to LinkNet / MachaWorks - LinkNet is a cooperative organization providing for cost based building, operations and maintenance of tailored communications infrastructure and services
for special interest groups in rural areas in Zambia and neighbouring countries.
Macha was the lead feature on the January 2011 BBC click technology program.
Vodacom Gateway Mauritius, with operations in over 20 African Countries, invests in AfriConnect Zambia to expand their provision of satellite and fibre data solutions to customers across Africa.
Internet and Client Support Engineers are required for the iConnect Zambia Offices expansion
We are always looking for good free-to-use security software - Late June saw Secunia release a major update to their free software audit and application software patching tool for consumers - release 3 click here to get it. Remember: Patching is even more important than having an anti-virus program and a personal firewall.
We also like good free-to-use VSAT tools - here is a Google Maps based VSAT dish alignment tool which lets you see where your dish needs to point click here to use it
Making the Internet more efficient
We have added a YouTube video to our technical tutorials that shows how local Internet connections can be improved.
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