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NCC recommends a tax waiver for telecoms imports.

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A new way to fight ransomware

A new way to fight ransomware

IT security moves beyond traditional anti-virus to fight fire with fire.

Student app to tackle corruption in South Africa

Student app to tackle corruption in South Africa

An anti-corruption software app, Kriterion, has earned student developers acclaim at the 2016 Microsoft Imagine Cup.

Huawei networks with SA university to launch academy

Huawei networks with SA university to launch academy

ICT firm partners with Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) to open ICT skills development resource.

The true cost of downtime for digital businesses

The true cost of downtime for digital businesses

Up to $100 000 per hour according to IT experts at Dubai leg of VeeamOn Forum.

Regulator moves to reform Nigeria's US$200-m VAS space

Regulator moves to reform Nigeria's US$200-m VAS space

Nigerian Communications Commission meets with local providers, invites interest in 3.5G spectrum.

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Telecoms

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Nigeria's plan to broaden broadband

Nigeria's plan to broaden broadband

28 April 2016

Tax waiver on imported telecoms infrastructure, satellite resources being considered.

Zamtel no longer govt responsibility

Zamtel no longer govt responsibility

26 April 2016

Government hands ailing tech firm over to local development arm to operate.

VimpelCom Zimbabwe deal stalls

VimpelCom Zimbabwe deal stalls

25 April 2016

Industry insiders claim more stringent financial regulation is blocking release of funds.

Mobile

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Consumer demand prompts Airbnb app revamp

Consumer demand prompts Airbnb app revamp

21 April 2016

Global accommodation rental service adds features and launches fresh marketing campaign.

Botswana techpreneurs compete for global acclaim

Botswana techpreneurs compete for global acclaim

20 April 2016

Two young developers make it to semi-final stage of international science and tech competition.

M-Pesa supports HIV treatment in Lesotho

M-Pesa supports HIV treatment in Lesotho

11 April 2016

Vodacom Lesotho will help identify and treat HIV positive children and pregnant women using mobile technologies like mobile money.

Enterprise Solutions

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Student app to tackle corruption in South Africa

Student app to tackle corruption in South Africa

29 April 2016

An anti-corruption software app, Kriterion, has earned student developers acclaim at the 2016 Microsoft Imagine Cup.

OT, Etisalat partner to launch IoT services in Egypt

OT, Etisalat partner to launch IoT services in Egypt

25 February 2016

Companies confirm availability of platform to serve priority projects, selected IoT services.

Networks

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Huawei networks with SA university to launch academy

Huawei networks with SA university to launch academy

29 April 2016

ICT firm partners with Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) to open ICT skills development resource.

Kenya Power International, Safaricom pen power deal

Kenya Power International, Safaricom pen power deal

06 April 2016

Telco believes deal will pave the way for improved broadband services for consumers.

Security

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Warning of cybercrime crisis in Botswana

Warning of cybercrime crisis in Botswana

26 April 2016

Public and private sector accused of apathy regarding cyber security, exacerbated by lack of adequate skills and resources.

Nigeria losing billions of Naira to cybercrime

Nigeria losing billions of Naira to cybercrime

22 April 2016

Country's security adviser calls for collaboration, updated legislation and greater awareness.

Business Intelligence

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Don't neglect your digital footprint warns Google

Don't neglect your digital footprint warns Google

26 April 2016

On the back of the launch of its Africa-focused training initiative, senior regional executive emphasises the growing significance of digital presence.

MEST scouts for tech talent in SA

MEST scouts for tech talent in SA

29 March 2016

West African tech incubator looks further afield for would-be entrepreneurs.

Kenya's SuperFluid ventures into Asia

Kenya's SuperFluid ventures into Asia

10 February 2016

Founder of analysis technology solution startup SuperFluid Labs offers insight into setting up a global operation.

Cloud

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'SA market geared up for cloud computing'

'SA market geared up for cloud computing'

19 April 2016

Senior BMI-TechKnowledge analyst delves into the dynamics of what is driving cloud adoption in Southern African country.

Zimbabwe: Politicians ignite Twitter with bitter exchanges

Zimbabwe: Politicians ignite Twitter with bitter exchanges

16 February 2016

Officials freely communicate across social media platform.

ICT and Governance

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Regulator moves to reform Nigeria's US$200-m VAS space

Regulator moves to reform Nigeria's US$200-m VAS space

29 April 2016

Nigerian Communications Commission meets with local providers, invites interest in 3.5G spectrum.

Tax takes toll on Zambia's mobile operators

Tax takes toll on Zambia's mobile operators

28 April 2016

Govt urged to provide tax relief to support network expansion to rural areas and help reduce cost of communication.

Business Continuity

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South Africa: Gauteng battles to launch online school application service

South Africa: Gauteng battles to launch online school application service

19 April 2016

Officials scramble to reassure parents as online school admission system struggles to perform under pressure.

'Nigerian startups should think global first'

'Nigerian startups should think global first'

24 March 2016

Founder of MyAds believes startups in the West African country should focus their growth strategy internationally.

Channel

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Lexmark recalibrates for changing printer market

Lexmark recalibrates for changing printer market

16 March 2016

MD for Africa confirms launch of new-look product and strategy to increase share of continent's print and imaging industry.

Telecel Zim ups presence in the country

Telecel Zim ups presence in the country

09 July 2015

The Zimbabwean telco plans to revamp its distribution network.

Unified Communications

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Africa outstrips US, UK for political discussion on Twitter

Africa outstrips US, UK for political discussion on Twitter

06 April 2016

Politics takes centre stage on social network in 2015, according to industry-focused report.