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Cybercrime up by 23% in Zambia.

Cybercrime up by 23% in Zambia

PwC report notes related rise in financial losses.

South Africa key to Huawei's OpenLab strategy.SA key to Huawei OpenLab strategy

Two labs are planned for Africa by the end 2017.

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Safaricom suffers major outage

Safaricom suffers major outage

Operator apologies, assures customers that processes are in place to investigate what happened and avoid a repeat.

Retrenchments likely to hit SA's ICT sector

Retrenchments likely to hit SA's ICT sector

Country's recent credit rating downgrades could have serious consequences explains IDC exec.

Africa in need of locally developed social media platforms

Africa in need of locally developed social media platforms

ISPA says attempts to eradicate hateful/harmful content from social networks are often hindered by the global nature of these networks.

Kenyan ISPs under fire by disgruntled subscribers

Kenyan ISPs under fire by disgruntled subscribers

Service providers attribute difficulties to Seacom outage.

Global firm KOKO launches smart commerce platform for urban Africa

Global firm KOKO launches smart commerce platform for urban Africa

Platform involves a dense network of physical, cloud-connected e-commerce kiosks.

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Telecoms

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Focus on local urges Nigerian tech expert

Focus on local urges Nigerian tech expert

21 April 2017

Former president of Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON) outlines weaknesses in Nigeria's ICT ecosystem.

Vodafone Egypt in multi-million dollar virtualisation deal

Vodafone Egypt in multi-million dollar virtualisation deal

21 April 2017

Mobile operator will use the alliance to advance its move towards Network Function Virtualisation.

Vodafone Zambia positions itself to scoop upcoming operator license

Vodafone Zambia positions itself to scoop upcoming operator license

19 April 2017

Prospective licensee has lauded cabinet decision to introduce more players in Zambia's telecommunications sector.

Mobile

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Huawei looks to top SA's smartphone market

Huawei looks to top SA's smartphone market

14 April 2017

ICT multinational's consumer business group is rounding up resources, experience and driving flagship offering to help build on brand awareness, growth.

Namibia: mobility fuels new payment solution partnership

Namibia: mobility fuels new payment solution partnership

12 April 2017

Bank Windhoek, Wizzit launch GoPay as pressure mounts on African banks to digitise.

Nigeria: Numa Health introduces AI platform

Nigeria: Numa Health introduces AI platform

10 April 2017

Virtual personal healthcare assistant offers diagnosis and details of nearest available and most relevant healthcare facility.

Enterprise Solutions

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Vodafone Zambia launches JUMP Academy

Vodafone Zambia launches JUMP Academy

10 April 2017

Internet-enabled app offers unlimited access to educational materials.

OpenLabs, Huawei's key to unlocking IoT value

OpenLabs, Huawei's key to unlocking IoT value

04 April 2017

More widespread application of IoT in Africa, as businesses in key verticals ready and willing to exploit the resource.

Networks

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Safaricom suffers major outage

Safaricom suffers major outage

24 April 2017

Operator apologies, assures customers that processes are in place to investigate what happened and avoid a repeat.

Paratus Telecom plans R150m network expansion in Namibia

Paratus Telecom plans R150m network expansion in Namibia

12 April 2017

Pan-African telecoms operator says R100m will be invested in fibre infrastructure.

Security

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Cybercrime up by 23% in Zambia

Cybercrime up by 23% in Zambia

21 April 2017

Finance sector particularly vulnerable to attacks, according to PwC report.

UN intervenes again as Cameroon online lockdown continues

UN intervenes again as Cameroon online lockdown continues

18 April 2017

Global organisation says it will continue to facilitate dialogue to ensure the internet is restored in the North-West and South-West regions of the country.

Business Intelligence

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Lagos readies to launch mass coding initiative

Lagos readies to launch mass coding initiative

07 April 2017

CodeLagos, scheduled for later this month, involves collaboration between state govt and private sector.

The rise of the information activists

The rise of the information activists

15 March 2017

2017 is the year of explosions in data, computing power and information activists – claim made at ITWeb BI Summit 2017.

Africa's software engineers urged to check prejudicial content

Africa's software engineers urged to check prejudicial content

10 March 2017

Twitter's Associate Product Manager believes developers need to be more aware of how bias and discrimination can emerge within content.

Cloud

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Lack of data laws hampers cloud adoption in Africa

Lack of data laws hampers cloud adoption in Africa

06 February 2017

The absence of cloud and data residency laws in Africa is slowing down the adoption of cloud services according to experts in the field.

MTN Business Botswana plans relaunch of Microsoft Express Route

MTN Business Botswana plans relaunch of Microsoft Express Route

07 November 2016

Company exec acknowledges slow uptake, says some markets considering cloud adoption need more time 'to understand benefits'.

ICT and Governance

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Retrenchments likely to hit SA's ICT sector

Retrenchments likely to hit SA's ICT sector

24 April 2017

Country's recent credit rating downgrades could have serious consequences explains IDC exec.

A boost to Zambia's erratic ICT skills base

A boost to Zambia's erratic ICT skills base

18 April 2017

Huawei academy launched in partnership with University to equip graduates with much-needed practical experience.

Kenya launches govt project management portal to nullify 'blame game'

Kenya launches govt project management portal to nullify 'blame game'

11 April 2017

delivery.go.ke introduced to accurately identify projects, keep track of progress with relevant authorities.

Business Continuity

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Zambia police raid CEC Liquid Telecom

Zambia police raid CEC Liquid Telecom

20 April 2017

Industry regulator together with law enforcement officials searched for suspected phone tapping equipment.

SEACOM outage affects Africa Europe connection

SEACOM outage affects Africa Europe connection

10 April 2017

Pan-African telecoms enabler currently redirecting transmission over WACS links.

Nigeria's PC market falls to nine-year low

Nigeria's PC market falls to nine-year low

04 April 2017

IDC says official PC shipments to West African country hit a slump in the past year.

Channel

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Veeam reveals plan to fine-tune Africa strategy

Veeam reveals plan to fine-tune Africa strategy

27 March 2017

Back-up and recovery firm says it is taking steps to improve its Africa sales and channel strategy.

Mustek, Panasonic confirm distribution deal

Mustek, Panasonic confirm distribution deal

16 February 2017

Partnership will make range of product available to South African market.

Dell EMC's new SADC Channel Director is ready

Dell EMC's new SADC Channel Director is ready

26 January 2017

Jonas Bogoshi will take on the role in February 2017 when the program is officially launched.

Unified Communications

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Tigo unveils state-of-the-art call centre in Tanzania

Tigo unveils state-of-the-art call centre in Tanzania

12 April 2017

Telco designed facility to include the latest technologies like embedded data security measures to protect customer information and identity.

Connected Kenya: enterprises urged to ready themselves for IoT boom

Connected Kenya: enterprises urged to ready themselves for IoT boom

11 April 2017

Telkom Kenya Managing Director encourages Kenyan businesses to seize imminent opportunities presented by IoT.

Huawei advocates 'first safe then smart' approach to digitalisation

Huawei advocates 'first safe then smart' approach to digitalisation

28 March 2017

ICT multinational outlines program and its position as innovation partner to governments interested in smart city investment.