Target connectivity first, then 4IR ambition - Vodacom

Africa's 4IR
priorities

Vodacom exec stresses
need for connectivity.


Friday, Nov 22nd

Shopping sites prepare for Black Friday battles

Shopping sites prepare for Black Friday battles

Black Friday frenzy has already begun as online retailers prepare for what’s expected to be 2019’s biggest shopping day.

Mali: Orange workers strike over shareholding

Mali: Orange workers strike over shareholding

Staff conclude two-day stay-away and vow to force the company's hand in the matter.

Cities need cloud to be 'truly smart'

Cities need cloud to be 'truly smart'

Oracle and ESI ThoughtLab delve into key findings of new research.

Africa's start-up ecosystem on the brink of massive growth

Africa's start-up ecosystem on the brink of massive growth

To-date in 2019, over US$1-billion has been raised with 83 deals alone exceeding US$1-million.

Safaricom in cool IOT deal with Kenya Breweries

Safaricom in cool IOT deal with Kenya Breweries

Telco develops IOT solution consisting of devices installed in coolers to transmit various data.

Kenya: spike in digital mobile loans raises concern over customer data

Kenya: spike in digital mobile loans raises concern over customer data

Some service providers are extracting data from the mobile devices of unsuspecting customers.

Dublin-based messaging solutions provider sets up in Kenya

Dublin-based messaging solutions provider sets up in Kenya

Anam Africa headquarters is based in Nairobi.

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Telecoms

Setting
Mali: Orange workers strike over shareholding

Mali: Orange workers strike over shareholding

22 November 2019

Staff conclude two-day stay-away and vow to force the company's hand in the matter.

Target connectivity first, then 4IR ambition - Vodacom

Target connectivity first, then 4IR ambition - Vodacom

19 November 2019

William Mzimba, chief executive officer, Vodacom Business Group offers his perspective at AfricaCom 2019.

Mobile

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Africa's mobile data revenue to double by 2024

Africa's mobile data revenue to double by 2024

19 November 2019

However, poor infrastructure and digital divide factors will continue to hold back digital development in Africa, says Ovum.

Vodacom's US$20 smart feature phone sells out in Tanzania

Vodacom's US$20 smart feature phone sells out in Tanzania

14 November 2019

Operator confirms device is out of stock after successful launch in early November 2019.

Africell launches 3G smart feature phone

Africell launches 3G smart feature phone

13 November 2019

Device powered by KaiOS mobile operating system.

Networks

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Cisco appoints channel leaders for Africa

Cisco appoints channel leaders for Africa

20 November 2019

The networking giant makes four appointments in its African channel business, to align with the global partner organisation.

Solar-based ISP rolls out 4G LTE in Nigeria

Solar-based ISP rolls out 4G LTE in Nigeria

11 November 2019

Tizeti plans to extend the network to major cities and the rest of West Africa in 2020.

Tanzania secures US$5.9-million Burundi connection deal

Tanzania secures US$5.9-million Burundi connection deal

06 November 2019

Tanzania Telecommunications Company Limited and Burundi Backbone System commit to ten-year agreement.

Security

Setting
Kenya: spike in digital mobile loans raises concern over customer data

Kenya: spike in digital mobile loans raises concern over customer data

21 November 2019

Some service providers are extracting data from the mobile devices of unsuspecting customers.

MTN, IWF launch child online protection initiative

MTN, IWF launch child online protection initiative

04 November 2019

Operator claims to be the first Africa-wide telecommunications firm to enter into alliance with the Internet Watch Foundation.

Virtual currency crime spikes in South Africa

Virtual currency crime spikes in South Africa

29 October 2019

2800% increase in trades from South Africa this month compared to October 2018, according to Paxful.

Business Intelligence

Setting
Africa Data Centres announces peering subsidies

Africa Data Centres announces peering subsidies

18 November 2019

Company continues to playout its neutral datacentre network strategy on the continent.

Dutch tech talent firm Tunga opens new office in Lagos

Dutch tech talent firm Tunga opens new office in Lagos

07 November 2019

Start-up features a network of over 300 African software developers across Egypt, Nigeria and Uganda.

Cloud

Setting
Cities need cloud to be 'truly smart'

Cities need cloud to be 'truly smart'

22 November 2019

Oracle and ESI ThoughtLab delve into key findings of new research.

Tarsus' cloud company to expand coverage in Africa

Tarsus' cloud company to expand coverage in Africa

17 October 2019

Expansion initially in SADC region, followed by launches in East and West Africa.

MainOne deepens interest in Ghana with new Accra expansion

MainOne deepens interest in Ghana with new Accra expansion

26 September 2019

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

ICT and Governance

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SA's MICT SETA details country's route to 4IR

SA's MICT SETA details country's route to 4IR

20 November 2019

Organisation establishes 4IR division and advisory committees to support government's 4IR Commission programmes.

Zimbabwe aims to be one of Africa's biggest IT hubs

Zimbabwe aims to be one of Africa's biggest IT hubs

20 November 2019

Government allocates ZWL$341.7-million towards ICT research and development.

Jack Ma Foundation dishes out cash to African 'netpreneurs'

Jack Ma Foundation dishes out cash to African 'netpreneurs'

18 November 2019

Alibaba founder Jack Ma awards R15 million in prize money to 10 entrepreneurs from across the continent.

Business Continuity

Setting
Bolt launches €10-m Environmental Impact Fund

Bolt launches €10-m Environmental Impact Fund

11 November 2019

Kenya-based M-Kopa will be the first beneficiary of the fund.

EMEA businesses should expect a more volatile 2020

EMEA businesses should expect a more volatile 2020

05 November 2019

Gartner analyst explains the impact of turns on businesses in the region as they continue on the path to digitalisation.

African Network Information Centre appoints new CEO

African Network Information Centre appoints new CEO

29 October 2019

Industry veteran Eddy Mabano Kayihura takes over from Allan Barret.

Channel

Setting
Westcon-Comstor unlocks Azure Virtual Vault in Kenya

Westcon-Comstor unlocks Azure Virtual Vault in Kenya

18 November 2019

Reseller partners in the East African country encouraged to push the Azure offering.

Shopping sites prepare for Black Friday battles

Shopping sites prepare for Black Friday battles

22 November 2019

Black Friday frenzy has already begun as online retailers prepare for what’s expected to be 2019’s biggest shopping day.

Unified Communications

Setting
Jumia, Facebook team up to empower Nigeria's SMEs

Jumia, Facebook team up to empower Nigeria's SMEs

19 November 2019

Companies introduce free training to local sellers.

What will it take for Africa to drive US$5-trillion digital economy?

What will it take for Africa to drive US$5-trillion digital economy?

13 November 2019

5G, AI and other technologies will have major impact on continent's ability to transform.

Making a digital dash for Africa

Making a digital dash for Africa

29 October 2019

Continent's opportunity to build its digital ecosystem firmly on AfricaCom agenda.