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Analytics should drive digital tech

Analytics should drive digital tech

GE Africa CIO offers his perspective on why.

Huawei, Xpress Money strike deal

Huawei, Xpress Money strike deal
Africa's unbanked
population to benefit.

 

Start-ups do better outside Africa

Thursday, Dec 14th

Safe Delivery App launched to combat infant mortality in Ghana

Safe Delivery App launched to combat infant mortality in Ghana

App allows users to download evidence-based and up-to-date clinical guidelines on facilitating child birth.

Ghana to train ECOWAS neighbours in cybercrime and e-evidence

Ghana to train ECOWAS neighbours in cybercrime and e-evidence

Training programs designed for judges, magistrates and prosecutors are in place.

Construction begins on Burkina Faso's US$180m fibre optic backbone

Construction begins on Burkina Faso's US$180m fibre optic backbone

First phase expected to be completed within a year.

OCP, IBM partner to accelerate digital transformation across Africa

OCP, IBM partner to accelerate digital transformation across Africa

Companies have formed a new venture to implement advanced technologies.

Huawei, Xpress Money sign Africa mobile money deal

Huawei, Xpress Money sign Africa mobile money deal

Companies say unbanked Africans will be first to benefit.

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Telecoms

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Tanzania looks to reduce interconnectivity rates

Tanzania looks to reduce interconnectivity rates

11 December 2017

New rates scheduled to come into operation on 1 January 2018.

South African MNOs will have to open their networks

South African MNOs will have to open their networks

08 December 2017

Proposed changes to EC Act will make SA's telecoms sector more competitive says ISPA.

Jamii Telecom launches 4G mobile network in Kenya

Jamii Telecom launches 4G mobile network in Kenya

06 December 2017

ISP becomes 5th telecom operator to be licensed in the East African country.

Mobile

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Safe Delivery App launched to combat infant mortality in Ghana

Safe Delivery App launched to combat infant mortality in Ghana

14 December 2017

App allows users to download evidence-based and up-to-date clinical guidelines on facilitating child birth.

Kenya hosts Microsoft's Kaizala launch

Kenya hosts Microsoft's Kaizala launch

11 December 2017

Company has introduced its first mobile first application.

Google launches data management app in Nigeria

Google launches data management app in Nigeria

04 December 2017

Offering the result of input from company's Next Billion Users team.

Networks

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Construction begins on Burkina Faso's US$180m fibre optic backbone

Construction begins on Burkina Faso's US$180m fibre optic backbone

14 December 2017

First phase expected to be completed within a year.

Safaricom reaches 1 million 4G users across Kenya

Safaricom reaches 1 million 4G users across Kenya

12 December 2017

Telco credits LTE network expansion, growing affordability of 4G devices and cheaper data bundles for milestone.

MainOne links with Facebook, Tizeti on internet connectivity project

MainOne links with Facebook, Tizeti on internet connectivity project

11 December 2017

Partnership will leverage MainOne's fibre connectivity, Tizeti's twenty new solar-powered towers and Facebook's Express Wi-Fi.

Security

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Ghana to train ECOWAS neighbours in cybercrime and e-evidence

Ghana to train ECOWAS neighbours in cybercrime and e-evidence

14 December 2017

Training programs designed for judges, magistrates and prosecutors are in place.

Research slates Zim govt over internet regulation

Research slates Zim govt over internet regulation

11 December 2017

Zimbabwe Democracy Institute bemoans control by authorities, urges private ISPs to safeguard interests of users.

Business Intelligence

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Egypt produces highest number of HIPO start-ups in MENA

Egypt produces highest number of HIPO start-ups in MENA

28 November 2017

RiseUp Summit lists top ranked high potential start-ups for 2017.

Safaricom outlines data analysis plan

Safaricom outlines data analysis plan

06 November 2017

Director says company wants to tap into data from its 29.5 million-strong subscriber base.

Cloud

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Oracle launches Cloud at Customer solution in SA

Oracle launches Cloud at Customer solution in SA

16 November 2017

Company says offering delivers enterprise-grade public cloud application, platform and infrastructure cloud services in customers' own datacentres.

Nigeria's recession 'a blessing in disguise' for tech-focused firms

Nigeria's recession 'a blessing in disguise' for tech-focused firms

07 November 2017

Oracle's regional manager explains why cloud, IoT and robotics continue to make a difference.

ICT and Governance

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SA has to position ICT as a viable career path for learners

SA has to position ICT as a viable career path for learners

08 December 2017

Low interest in acquiring ICT skills (not the cost of training) is leading cause of skills shortage in the country, claims JCSE survey.

Huawei launches E Africa training centre in Nairobi

Huawei launches E Africa training centre in Nairobi

05 December 2017

Facility will train on technologies including 4G, IoT, cloud computing and SDN.

China won't close door to global Internet

China won't close door to global Internet

04 December 2017

President Xi Jinping says cyber sovereignty is essential in the country's vision of Internet development.

Business Continuity

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Zimbabwe: Econet apologises for outage

Zimbabwe: Econet apologises for outage

08 December 2017

Blackout affected most operators on Liquid Telecom network.

Nigeria pushes open internet agenda

Nigeria pushes open internet agenda

04 December 2017

NCC is currently engaging stakeholders towards the development of a new code of practice.

Channel

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Westcon-Comstor to expand Fast Start in Africa

Westcon-Comstor to expand Fast Start in Africa

07 December 2017

Company looks to entrench cloud-focused programme in several countries, beginning with Botswana, Namibia and Zambia.

SA start-ups make more money in Europe and North America

SA start-ups make more money in Europe and North America

24 November 2017

A Telkom-sponsored survey has found that markets beyond Africa are more lucrative for these businesses.

Teraco becomes Microsoft Azure Express Route Connectivity Partner

Teraco becomes Microsoft Azure Express Route Connectivity Partner

02 November 2017

Clients will be able to connect directly to Azure ExpressRoute via the Teraco Cloud Exchange in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Unified Communications

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Nairobi invests in Kshs1bn UC system

Nairobi invests in Kshs1bn UC system

12 December 2017

County launches major ICT project with backing from World Bank and local Communications Authority.

Electro-Mobility poised for take-off in Africa

Electro-Mobility poised for take-off in Africa

07 December 2017

Electric cars, motorcycles and buses will dominate the roads across the continent if the UN Environment agency has its way.