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Zambia reacts to poor network services.

Zambia takes on poor networks

Govt wants unity against poor digital services.

Huawei to expand OpenLab Program.Huawei to expand Openlab Program

US$200m investment will fund 15 new labs.

Thursday, Mar 23rd

Internet Solutions Kenya uses Telco Systems in 10GB fibre upgrade

Internet Solutions Kenya uses Telco Systems in 10GB fibre upgrade

Decision to upgrade prompted by an increasing demand for- and interest in the cloud.

Cloud-shaped digitised financial services

Cloud-shaped digitised financial services

A high level of interest in the role cloud services continues to play in service delivery within the context of…

Zambia's govt calls for unity against poor digital service delivery

Zambia's govt calls for unity against poor digital service delivery

Authorities urge collaboration between law enforcement, trade to bolster laws governing digital services.

Companies won't walk Africa's digital path alone

Companies won't walk Africa's digital path alone

ICT solution developers, service providers say digital transformation cannot happen without collaboration, partnerships.

CeBIT 2017: US$200m global OpenLab Program announced

CeBIT 2017: US$200m global OpenLab Program announced

International tech firms emphasise the importance of alliances to help roll out additional digital solution-focused OpenLabs.

CeBIT 2017: Huawei launches Enterprise Wireless Communication 2.0

CeBIT 2017: Huawei launches Enterprise Wireless Communication 2.0

Multinational ICT firm will collaborate with partners for roll out in public safety, power industry segments.

CeBIT 2017 - IoT, big data driving Huawei interest in Africa

CeBIT 2017 - IoT, big data driving Huawei interest in Africa

Multinational ICT firm showcases its infrastructure and contribution to key verticals, those at the epicentre of Africa’s digitalisation process.

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Telecoms

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Byte size bits from CeBIT 2017

Byte size bits from CeBIT 2017

20 March 2017

The annual CeBIT digital business conference is officially underway in Hannover, Germany.

Teraco secures R1.2 bn from Absa for further investment

Teraco secures R1.2 bn from Absa for further investment

15 March 2017

Money is earmarked for further data centre infrastructure investment in South Africa.

Swiss telco plans to up investment in Liberia

Swiss telco plans to up investment in Liberia

14 March 2017

Newcomer K3 Telecom to build on US$5m already spent, with an increase in roll out of wireless broadband, VoIP and TV content services.

Mobile

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Millennials, mobile centrics and screen shifters drive content streaming

Millennials, mobile centrics and screen shifters drive content streaming

15 March 2017

Ericsson report finds that mobile connectivity is shaping media consumption in South Africa, as well as the rest of the world.

Uber urges SA's metered taxi drivers to compete with technology

Uber urges SA's metered taxi drivers to compete with technology

10 March 2017

Company representative says disgruntled cab drivers should urgently tap into the growing opportunity for ride-hailing applications in Africa.

Enterprise Solutions

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Zambia abandons agriculture e-voucher system

Zambia abandons agriculture e-voucher system

16 March 2017

Two years after launching the initiative, authorities cite low ROI as a key reason for the decision to end programme governing the e-system.

Connectivity as a Service rollout in Rwanda

Connectivity as a Service rollout in Rwanda

27 February 2017

Local subsidiary of US-based Vanu Inc details rollout of connectivity service to reach unserved rural areas.

Networks

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CeBIT 2017: Huawei launches Enterprise Wireless Communication 2.0

CeBIT 2017: Huawei launches Enterprise Wireless Communication 2.0

20 March 2017

Multinational ICT firm will collaborate with partners for roll out in public safety, power industry segments.

Zambia: crack down on illegal connections

Zambia: crack down on illegal connections

20 March 2017

Country's ICT regulator orders power utility to disconnect what it claims are unregistered local ISPs.

Security

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Kenya: US$171m lost to cybercrime in 2016

Kenya: US$171m lost to cybercrime in 2016

09 March 2017

Deloitte report ranks East African country as one of the most vulnerable when it comes to cyber security.

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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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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Cloud-shaped digitised financial services

Cloud-shaped digitised financial services

21 March 2017

A high level of interest in the role cloud services continues to play in service delivery within the context of digital transformation at CeBIT 2017.

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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Zambia's govt calls for unity against poor digital service delivery

Zambia's govt calls for unity against poor digital service delivery

21 March 2017

Authorities urge collaboration between law enforcement, trade to bolster laws governing digital services.

Companies won't walk Africa's digital path alone

Companies won't walk Africa's digital path alone

21 March 2017

ICT solution developers, service providers say digital transformation cannot happen without collaboration, partnerships.

CeBIT 2017: US$200m global OpenLab Program announced

CeBIT 2017: US$200m global OpenLab Program announced

20 March 2017

International tech firms emphasise the importance of alliances to help roll out additional digital solution-focused OpenLabs.

Business Continuity

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Kenyan price change will not affect our business – Uber

Kenyan price change will not affect our business – Uber

19 March 2017

Fare price reduction and increased competition adding strain to already pressurised relations between service and partner drivers.

MTN's top management gets facelift

MTN's top management gets facelift

13 March 2017

Rob Shuter officially takes up new role as Group CEO and president, with Godfrey Motsa starting as SA CEO.

Microsoft announces new head for Middle East Africa

Microsoft announces new head for Middle East Africa

28 February 2017

Samer Abu Ltaif appointed as the president of its Middle East and Africa (MEA) region.

Channel

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A new language governs ICT service delivery in Africa

A new language governs ICT service delivery in Africa

23 February 2017

Decisions over ICT procurement, infrastructure management and solution development now involves more respondents and clearly different objectives according to executives from Riverbed Technology.

Growth in Africa's hardcopy peripherals market

Growth in Africa's hardcopy peripherals market

22 December 2016

Despite decline in shipments, as reflected in Q3 2016 figures released by IDC.

Unified Communications

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Telecoms could centralise video content service delivery

Telecoms could centralise video content service delivery

03 March 2017

 

There is a need for a single point of entry into video content space to better coordinate roles of content aggregators and service providers, according to Huawei's CEO.

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.