Sub-Saharan Africa's smartphone penetration at 33%

Surge in SSA
smartphone use

Figures expected to
double by 2025.

Thursday, Oct 18th

Kenya's icolo datacentre invests in Siemon for IT

Kenya's icolo datacentre invests in Siemon for IT

State-of-the-art network infrastructure solutions implemented at East African country's first carrier neutral colocation datacentre.

Nigeria, MTN getting closer to settlement

Nigeria, MTN getting closer to settlement

Nigeria's central bank and MTN could soon strike a deal in their dispute over the repatriation of $8.1 billion.

Zimbabwe's NetOne bounces back as revenue, subscribers increase

Zimbabwe's NetOne bounces back as revenue, subscribers increase

Operator appears to be recovering from subscriber loss in the first quarter of 2018.

Oracle Academy steps up ICT training in Nigeria

Oracle Academy steps up ICT training in Nigeria

Aims to reach over 1.5 million students across 10,000 academic institutions.

Mauritania preps for 4G and fourth operator

Mauritania preps for 4G and fourth operator

Tender notice issued by country's regulatory authority.

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Telecoms

Setting
Wananchi contemplates Kenya exit as competition heats up

Wananchi contemplates Kenya exit as competition heats up

17 October 2018

Introduction of mobile broadband offerings by Safaricom, Airtel Kenya and Telkom Kenya has put company under pressure.

Huawei puts AI at centre of smart cities

Huawei puts AI at centre of smart cities

12 October 2018

At the Huawei Connect event, the company discussed how to build new smart cities using artificial intelligence.

Mobile

Setting
Sub-Saharan Africa's smartphone penetration at 33%

Sub-Saharan Africa's smartphone penetration at 33%

16 October 2018

Research by Pew Research Centre sheds light on market developments.

What does 4IR actually mean for Africa?

What does 4IR actually mean for Africa?

15 October 2018

Continent's emerging's youth will be impacted the most, as mobile-centric business strategies are rolled out to keep continent on track.

Malawi to enforce digital payment channels

Malawi to enforce digital payment channels

10 October 2018

Central Bank outlines objectives of Deployment and Usage of Electronic Payments Channels Regulations 2018.

Networks

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Mauritania preps for 4G and fourth operator

Mauritania preps for 4G and fourth operator

18 October 2018

Tender notice issued by country's regulatory authority.

Namibia's Paratus taps into R150 million for LTE upgrade

Namibia's Paratus taps into R150 million for LTE upgrade

12 October 2018

Objective to strengthen customer experience, company finances.

Security

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International espionage incident should ring Africa's alarm bells

International espionage incident should ring Africa's alarm bells

08 October 2018

IT security experts say advent of cloud and digitalisation has expanded continent's cyber security threat landscape.

Bloggers gain upper hand in dispute over Kenya's cybercrime law

Bloggers gain upper hand in dispute over Kenya's cybercrime law

04 October 2018

Sections of the law will remain suspended until early November 2018 when the matter will be reheard in court.

Zimbabwe electoral body looks to block social media

Zimbabwe electoral body looks to block social media

19 September 2018

Officials believe online channels were used to spread propaganda during the country's most recent election.

Business Intelligence

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NEC says 4.0 can be Africa's hero

NEC says 4.0 can be Africa's hero

11 October 2018

Continent has the populations and GDP growth potential to leverage the fourth industrial revolution.

Data analysis helping Kenya's insurance firms counter fraud

Data analysis helping Kenya's insurance firms counter fraud

27 September 2018

'Insuretech' mostly unexplored in East African country, but gaining traction says MYDAWA exec.

Cloud

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Liquid Telecom completes acquisition of CEC Liquid Telecom in Zambia

Liquid Telecom completes acquisition of CEC Liquid Telecom in Zambia

17 October 2018

Development described as "milestone" to help facilitate group's digital transformation strategy.

Imminent Azure arrival a boon for MS SA partners

Imminent Azure arrival a boon for MS SA partners

10 October 2018

A strong cloud focus by Microsoft and its channel partners made for a good financial year.

Microsoft's $7.5bn GitHub deal set for EU approval: sources

Microsoft's $7.5bn GitHub deal set for EU approval: sources

09 October 2018

The US software giant looks set to win unconditional €EU antitrust approval for its $7.5 billion purchase of the coding Web site.

ICT and Governance

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Oracle Academy steps up ICT training in Nigeria

Oracle Academy steps up ICT training in Nigeria

18 October 2018

Aims to reach over 1.5 million students across 10,000 academic institutions.

SA's education system can't fill ICT skills gap

SA's education system can't fill ICT skills gap

17 October 2018

Survey highlights lack of investment as impacting on readiness of school leavers to engage sector.

Autonomous things, digital twins among Gartner's top tech trends for 2019

Autonomous things, digital twins among Gartner's top tech trends for 2019

17 October 2018

Intelligent Digital Mesh has been a consistent theme for the past two years and continues as a major driver through 2019, according to David Cearley, vice president and Gartner Fellow.

Business Continuity

Setting
Nigeria, MTN getting closer to settlement

Nigeria, MTN getting closer to settlement

18 October 2018

Nigeria's central bank and MTN could soon strike a deal in their dispute over the repatriation of $8.1 billion.

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65

16 October 2018

Paul Allen, the man who persuaded Bill Gates to drop out of Harvard to start what became the world's biggest software company, died yesterday.

Airtel Malawi's operating licence under threat

Airtel Malawi's operating licence under threat

04 October 2018

Comms regulator says operator failed to meet deadline to deactivate unregistered SIM cards.

Channel

Setting
Comstor wins SolarWinds distribution rights

Comstor wins SolarWinds distribution rights

01 October 2018

Comstor Southern Africa has signed a distribution contract with SolarWinds for its full range of IT infrastructure management solutions.

APC by Schneider Electric partners Red Dot in Zambia

APC by Schneider Electric partners Red Dot in Zambia

06 September 2018

Alliance will facilitate brand exposure and expansion.

Unified Communications

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Meet the non-profit transforming Rwandan healthcare

Meet the non-profit transforming Rwandan healthcare

16 October 2018

The Ihangane Project is working with govt to facilitate community-driven solutions.

Will Alphabet's Loon hover over Uganda?

Will Alphabet's Loon hover over Uganda?

07 September 2018

Company representatives met recently with officials, according to regional media reports.