Chad cuts telecoms excise duty to bolster internet

Chad's plan to
grow internet

Country cuts telecoms excise duty.

Monday, Jan 20th

Alistair Mokoena to head Google South Africa

Alistair Mokoena to head Google South Africa

Newly appointed country director will take up new post in April, the company states.

Africa gets social over Blockchain

Africa gets social over Blockchain

United Africa Blockchain Association heads to Cape Town to host the first of a series of tech awareness events.

Kenya issues ICO warning after investors lose millions

Kenya issues ICO warning after investors lose millions

NuruCoin issue triggers response from Capital Markets Authority.

Nigeria's SureBet247 rubbishes claims of possible security breach

Nigeria's SureBet247 rubbishes claims of possible security breach

Betting site claims it was actually the server provider that was targeted.

MTN announces leadership changes

MTN announces leadership changes

Changes to South Sudan, Cameroon operations.

African countries affected by FALCON undersea cable cut

African countries affected by FALCON undersea cable cut

However, Yemen the hardest hit with 80% of its internet connectivity down.

Zim's cash crisis pays off for Cassava Smartech

Zim's cash crisis pays off for Cassava Smartech

Latest trade update reflects an increase in transactions processed on the company's mobile money platform.

Siemens commits to empower Ghana's transformation

Siemens commits to empower Ghana's transformation

Company signs MoU to help country address energy, skills development among other objectives.

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Telecoms

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Chad cuts telecoms excise duty to bolster internet

Chad cuts telecoms excise duty to bolster internet

14 January 2020

Move could give market a significant, much-needed boost says GSMA.

US$2-billion tax demand against MTN Nigeria withdrawn

US$2-billion tax demand against MTN Nigeria withdrawn

13 January 2020

Decision made after following careful review and due consultation with relevant statutory agencies.

Mobile

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IOT revenue expected to more than double in MEA

IOT revenue expected to more than double in MEA

08 January 2020

Market forecast to reach over US$20-billion, according to a report by market analysis firm GlobalData.

MTN Cameroon's MoMo gets GSMA backing

MTN Cameroon's MoMo gets GSMA backing

06 January 2020

Company is the first mobile operator within CEMAC to secure the certification.

Tanzania extends biometric SIM card registration deadline

Tanzania extends biometric SIM card registration deadline

06 January 2020

President declares 20 January 2020 as the new deadline, but vows it will be the last extension.

Networks

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Orange sets Africa agenda with new MEA headquarters

Orange sets Africa agenda with new MEA headquarters

10 January 2020

Telco increases presence and opts to use Morocco as its base.

Safaricom takes over lead in Kenya's FTTH market

Safaricom takes over lead in Kenya's FTTH market

06 January 2020

Latest CA report shows the company has overtaken Wananchi's Zuku.

Security

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Nigeria's SureBet247 rubbishes claims of possible security breach

Nigeria's SureBet247 rubbishes claims of possible security breach

17 January 2020

Betting site claims it was actually the server provider that was targeted.

Russian hacking group targets Sub-Saharan Africa banks

Russian hacking group targets Sub-Saharan Africa banks

14 January 2020

Kaspersky Lab reports thousands of notifications of attacks on major banks in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Is outsourcing the solution to SA's cybercrime scourge?

Is outsourcing the solution to SA's cybercrime scourge?

13 December 2019

Yes, according to risk management solution and services provider SearchInform.

Business Intelligence

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IT, business to share control of tech

IT, business to share control of tech

15 January 2020

Gartner predicts 50% of organisations will experience increased collaboration over the next two years.

Africa urgently needs AI roadmap

Africa urgently needs AI roadmap

02 January 2020

Data protection identified as a priority amid increased system adoption.

Argility deepens interest in AI with latest acquisition

Argility deepens interest in AI with latest acquisition

28 November 2019

Enterprise software solutions firm acquires AI solutions focused start-up Ashanti AI.

Cloud

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Oracle talks up new SA data centres

Oracle talks up new SA data centres

15 January 2020

The US-based enterprise software giant says its new local cloud regions will deliver high performance and new experiences to local firms.

African businesses trust their IT strategies to the cloud

African businesses trust their IT strategies to the cloud

05 December 2019

Vodacom's Kabelo Makwane delves into the dynamics of the continent's evolving cloud and security market segment.

MainOne deepens interest in Ghana with new Accra expansion

MainOne deepens interest in Ghana with new Accra expansion

02 December 2019

Tier III 100-rack MDXi facility scheduled to be ready for service in Q4 2020.

ICT and Governance

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Upswing in worldwide IT spend in 2020

Upswing in worldwide IT spend in 2020

16 January 2020

Global IT spending is forecast to reach a total of $3.9 trillion this year, according to Gartner.

Siemens commits to empower Ghana's transformation

Siemens commits to empower Ghana's transformation

16 January 2020

Company signs MoU to help country address energy, skills development among other objectives.

Capitalism, tech revolution and inequality top Africa CEO Forum 2020 agenda

Capitalism, tech revolution and inequality top Africa CEO Forum 2020 agenda

15 January 2020

The Mauritius Commercial Bank will join the Forum to 'rethink the role of Africa's private sector'.

Business Continuity

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Alistair Mokoena to head Google South Africa

Alistair Mokoena to head Google South Africa

17 January 2020

Newly appointed country director will take up new post in April, the company states.

Facebook appoints Middle East, Africa, Turkey lead

Facebook appoints Middle East, Africa, Turkey lead

13 January 2020

The social media company appoints Derya Matraş to grow Facebook’s economic and social impact across the region.

Orange completes Niger exit

Orange completes Niger exit

09 December 2019

Stake transferred to Zamani Com SAS.

Channel

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Liquid Telecom SA partners Qorus to strengthen channel partner pgm

Liquid Telecom SA partners Qorus to strengthen channel partner pgm

13 January 2020

Sales and marketing enablement platform to empower cloud channel partners.

SA's Ocular Technologies appointed VAR for Genesys

SA's Ocular Technologies appointed VAR for Genesys

27 November 2019

Strong focus on digital transformation and AI, via the PureConnect platform.

Alistair Mokoena to head Google South Africa

Alistair Mokoena to head Google South Africa

17 January 2020

Newly appointed country director will take up new post in April, the company states.

Unified Communications

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Empowered workforces drive organisational success

Empowered workforces drive organisational success

10 January 2020

Kenya's largest telecom provider, Safaricom has improved task execution, bolstered security and spurred productivity with flexible ways of working.

Ride sharing platform launches in South Africa

Ride sharing platform launches in South Africa

23 December 2019

Idea behind Afri Ride is to make use of existing resources by offering the unoccupied seats in your car, or offering your car for rental.

Alistair Mokoena to head Google South Africa

Alistair Mokoena to head Google South Africa

17 January 2020

Newly appointed country director will take up new post in April, the company states.