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BCX to lead Telkom into Africa.

BCX to lead Telkom into Africa

CEO says new unit will prioritise the continent.

ICANN may now delegate .africa.ICANN may now delegate .africa

Battle over right to manage domain name nears its end.

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South Africa received the bulk of investment into Africa's ICT industry

South Africa received the bulk of investment into Africa's ICT industry

Report on funding over the past year shows that SA received the lion's share of investment of more than US$129…

Internet rights campaigners take on Cameroon's govt over blackout

Internet rights campaigners take on Cameroon's govt over blackout

Avaaz, Access Now seek intervention by the African Union.

New IBM tech warns of severe weather, disasters

New IBM tech warns of severe weather, disasters

The firm introduces Mesh Network Alerts, a method of always-on communication with underserved populations in developing countries.

Nigeria, Spain link up on new epayment channel

Nigeria, Spain link up on new epayment channel

TerraPay, MoneyTrans and Paga partner to enhance cross-border remittance between Europe and Nigeria.

Telkom Kenya, Avanti Communications land multi-million USD govt ICT deal

Telkom Kenya, Avanti Communications land multi-million USD govt ICT deal

iDirect included in a national project to roll out 1160 Constituency Incubation Hubs.

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Telecoms

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BCX to lead Telkom's foray into Africa

BCX to lead Telkom's foray into Africa

17 February 2017
BCX CEO says the newly launched Telkom subsidiary will take charge of the Group's business activities on the continent.
Millicom to sell Senegal business to Wari

Millicom to sell Senegal business to Wari

07 February 2017
Intention to combine advantages of Tigo's mobile telephony with Wari expertise in digital finance.

Mobile

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Kenyan app aims to tackle obesity

Kenyan app aims to tackle obesity

01 February 2017
SIMWAY recommends weight reduction behaviour goals designed to help users achieve their personal calorie reduction target.
MTN Cameroon CEO refutes allegations of privacy breach

MTN Cameroon CEO refutes allegations of privacy breach

16 January 2017
Operator says messages sent to subscribers on behalf of Cameroon's government are not in violation of customer privacy.

Enterprise Solutions

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eLearning deal targets 10m students

eLearning deal targets 10m students

06 February 2017
eLearnAfrica and the Association of African Universities (AAU) have entered into a partnership to provide eLearnAfrica's services to AAU member universities.
Nigeria produces electronic voting machine

Nigeria produces electronic voting machine

01 February 2017
Device developed via local content initiative using AI facility at Electronic Development Institute.

Networks

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Ghana: Vodafone pushes fibre offering through SuperNet initiative

Ghana: Vodafone pushes fibre offering through SuperNet initiative

16 February 2017
Telco claims its broadband offering is ten times faster than regular internet connectivity.
New pan-African WiFi network launched

New pan-African WiFi network launched

15 February 2017
Internet Solutions, Accuris Networks partnership sees single sign-on WiFi server enable seamless carrier-grade network.
Vodacom Video Play now has a comedy channel

Vodacom Video Play now has a comedy channel

14 February 2017
The telco's video-on-demand service expands its bouquet to include a comedy channel called Gunga7.com.

Security

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Communications Authority of Kenya denies phone spying claims

Communications Authority of Kenya denies phone spying claims

17 February 2017
Regulator dismisses concerns authorities may use Device Management System to eavesdrop on mobile subscribers.
South Africa: State Security Agency has no power to control the internet

South Africa: State Security Agency has no power to control the internet

20 January 2017
In an introduction of proposed new draft of the cybercrimes and cybersecurity Bill, govt addresses concerns around the role of the State Security Agency, interception of data and malicious communicati...
Uganda partners with Gemalto to beef up security

Uganda partners with Gemalto to beef up security

05 January 2017
East African country leverages Gemalto solution to bolster border security, administration.

Business Intelligence

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Cloud

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Microsoft East Africa, Liquid Telecom team up on cloud service

Microsoft East Africa, Liquid Telecom team up on cloud service

17 February 2017
Companies announce collaboration to boost cloud service delivery, business development and TV white space technology ecosystem across Africa.
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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South Africa received the bulk of investment into Africa's ICT industry

South Africa received the bulk of investment into Africa's ICT industry

20 February 2017
Report on funding over the past year shows that SA received the lion's share of investment of more than US$129 million.
ICANN may now delegate .africa domain name to ZACR

ICANN may now delegate .africa domain name to ZACR

17 February 2017
Follows California Superior Court's decision to deny second motion filed by DotConnectAfrica.

Business Continuity

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Iroko co-founder to leave company

Iroko co-founder to leave company

30 January 2017
Bastian Gotter says he believes it is the right time to make the transition from CFO to pursue Africa-related startup investments.
Likely delay in MTN Nigeria listing

Likely delay in MTN Nigeria listing

23 January 2017
MTN initially planned to list on the NSE during 2017 but it now looks as if this could be delayed until 2018.

Channel

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Adapt IT serious about Africa expansion plans

Adapt IT serious about Africa expansion plans

13 February 2017
IT software and solutions firm says acquisitive growth strategy is being extended to the rest of the continent.

Unified Communications

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New IBM tech warns of severe weather, disasters

New IBM tech warns of severe weather, disasters

20 February 2017
The firm introduces Mesh Network Alerts, a method of always-on communication with underserved populations in developing countries.
Huawei buses in intelligent public transportation solution

Huawei buses in intelligent public transportation solution

14 February 2017
Solution introduced for first time in Africa at the i-Transport & UATP Conference and Exhibition 2017 in Johannesburg.
Microsoft launches business-centric chat app in Kenya

Microsoft launches business-centric chat app in Kenya

06 February 2017
Africa launch a year after offering introduced and successfully tested in India.