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Safaricom announces M-Pesa fuel rewards scheme

Safaricom announces M-Pesa fuel rewards scheme

Safaricom to incentivise Lipa Na M-Pesa customers paying for fuel.

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Kenya: High Court blocks thin SIM rollout

Kenya: High Court blocks thin SIM rollout

NGO expresses concern over subscriber privacy.

Telecel Zimbabwe heats up competition with number switching

Telecel Zimbabwe heats up competition with number switching

Move part of campaign to attract subscribers from competitors.

Week's best read stories

Week's best read stories

A roundup of the week's best read stories.

Telecoms

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Kenya: all eyes on Konza Technopolis City project

Kenya: all eyes on Konza Technopolis City project

19 December 2014

Basic infrastructure organised for road and communication projects.

Zimbabwe's TelOne initiates cable cleanup

Zimbabwe's TelOne initiates cable cleanup

15 December 2014

Fixed telecommunications firm TelOne has embarked on an exercise to clean up and identify communications cables.

Zambia confident of meeting ITU deadline

Zambia confident of meeting ITU deadline

19 December 2014

Authorities say policy and measures in place to ensure country meets ITU's 2015 deadline.

Mobile

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 What is behind Kenya's financial revolution?

What is behind Kenya's financial revolution?

28 November 2014

Two Nairobi-based analysts delve into the success of mobile money and core issues of innovation, inaction and monopoly.

Tigo Tanzania pays out $1.8m to mobile money users

Tigo Tanzania pays out $1.8m to mobile money users

27 November 2014

Tigo Pesa users receive cut of the mobile operator's profit.

Enterprise Solutions

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Zimbabwe's central bank wants faster tech adoption

Zimbabwe's central bank wants faster tech adoption

26 August 2014

Call for cross-sharing of infrastructure such as point of sale systems and broadband.

Networks

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Safaricom launches LTE Advanced network

Safaricom launches LTE Advanced network

05 December 2014

Safaricom introduces LTE network to key regions and announces plans to roll out 4G devices.

Nigeria seeks 30% broadband penetration by 2018

Nigeria seeks 30% broadband penetration by 2018

19 December 2014

Authorities outline plans to increase broadband penetration.

Zimbabwe's Econet appoints Ericsson to upgrade networks

Zimbabwe's Econet appoints Ericsson to upgrade networks

28 November 2014

Econet Wireless in partnership with Ericsson to upgrade existing network infrastructure.

Security

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Spammers exploit West Africa's Ebola outbreak

Spammers exploit West Africa's Ebola outbreak

24 October 2014

Spam emails describing 'victims dying' of the virus are being crafted.

Gemalto launches family of security features

Gemalto launches family of security features

09 December 2014

Gemalto introduces new visual and tactile security features for official identity documents.

Business Intelligence

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Safaricom entry into start-up funding, welcomed

Safaricom entry into start-up funding, welcomed

28 November 2014

The telco has launched a $1mn start-up fund.

Torque IT earns international ITIL, Prince and agile project management ATO accreditation status

Torque IT earns international ITIL, Prince and agile project management ATO accreditation status

12 December 2014

Torque IT is proud to announce its accreditation by APMG International as an ITIL, PRINCE2 and Agile Project Management Accredited Training Organisation (ATO). 

AMPION Venture Bus heads North

AMPION Venture Bus heads North

08 December 2014

AMPION Venture Bus tour to end in Tunisia.

Cloud

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South Africa: Google's Trending Searches of 2014

South Africa: Google's Trending Searches of 2014

19 December 2014

Senzo Meyiwa, Oscar Pistorius and Ebola search queries top the 2014 trending list.

'Black Friday, an ecommercial success'

'Black Friday, an ecommercial success'

03 December 2014

Online retailer Jumia Kenya has described the consumer-focused retail event as a great success.

ICT and Governance

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Kenya’s govt seeks to restrain social media

Kenya’s govt seeks to restrain social media

11 December 2014

New anti-terrorism bill intends to regulate material published on social media, or broadcast..

SA govt must 'step up' and drive ICT sector

SA govt must 'step up' and drive ICT sector

12 December 2014

SA too focused on politics of technology market and how the pie is divided rather than working together to increase the size of the pie, says IDC's Mark Walker.

Zambia's EC to limit mobile transmission of election results

Zambia's EC to limit mobile transmission of election results

11 December 2014

Officials will only allow mobile transmission of results once these have been physically delivered to constituency centres.

Business Continuity

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Ebis: A Value-Adding IBM Partner

Ebis: A Value-Adding IBM Partner

11 December 2014

Ebis is empowering its partners to delivering world class solutions to end-users. 

Channel

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Phoenix Subsidiary PXS Distribution UK Gets Kaspersky Labs

Phoenix Subsidiary PXS Distribution UK Gets Kaspersky Labs

03 December 2014

 

PXS Distribution has announced its appointment as a distribution partner for the Kaspersky Lab range of boxed products for Distribution within the UK and Ireland.