SA must renew education if tech ecosystem is to flourish

SA has to
lift education

If tech ecosystem
is to grow.

Thursday, Jun 21st

No improvement in SA's digital ranking

No improvement in SA's digital ranking

New research shows a decline in SA's overall digital ranking, but improvement in regulatory frameworks and investment in telecommunications.

Zimbabwe cuts mobile data tariffs

Zimbabwe cuts mobile data tariffs

Regulator confirms reduction from 12.5c to 5c per megabyte, with effect from July.

Uzi, ZICTA bump heads over licence conditions

Uzi, ZICTA bump heads over licence conditions

Govt confirms discussions continue, but sources close to company say some believe deadline for 100% national coverage is too tight.

Ethiopia to split telecoms monopoly to bolster competition

Ethiopia to split telecoms monopoly to bolster competition

MTN, Vodacom have expressed interest in the growth potential of the market.

SA must renew education if tech ecosystem is to flourish

SA must renew education if tech ecosystem is to flourish

Research shows current education system cannot support broad-based tech entrepreneurship.

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Telecoms

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Uzi, ZICTA bump heads over licence conditions

Uzi, ZICTA bump heads over licence conditions

20 June 2018

Govt confirms discussions continue, but sources close to company say some believe deadline for 100% national coverage is too tight.

Ethiopia to split telecoms monopoly to bolster competition

Ethiopia to split telecoms monopoly to bolster competition

20 June 2018

MTN, Vodacom have expressed interest in the growth potential of the market.

East Africa rallies to end forced roaming

East Africa rallies to end forced roaming

19 June 2018

East African Organisation of Communications initiates cross-border mobile frequency coordination.

Mobile

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Analysts forecast decline in mobile phone shipments in 2018

Analysts forecast decline in mobile phone shipments in 2018

11 June 2018

Research reflects impact of underperformance of Nigeria and SA markets.

Samsung launches mid-level smartphones in Kenya

Samsung launches mid-level smartphones in Kenya

11 June 2018

Company releases four new devices to fight off local market competition.

MTN, Vodacom eye opportunity in Ethiopia

MTN, Vodacom eye opportunity in Ethiopia

07 June 2018

Both MTN and Vodacom see great expansion opportunity in Ethiopia, as the government moves to open the market to foreign investment.

Networks

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Dark Fibre Africa expands into Zim amid acquisition rumours

Dark Fibre Africa expands into Zim amid acquisition rumours

15 June 2018

Executives will not comment on speculation in the market, but did outline the company's expansion strategy beyond its South African interests.

Telkom Kenya stretches 4G network to cover 30 sites

Telkom Kenya stretches 4G network to cover 30 sites

11 June 2018

Telco says the addition of new locations is part of network modernisation programme that includes improvements to 3G connectivity.

Ruckus boosts Africa's link to Google's Billion Users initiative

Ruckus boosts Africa's link to Google's Billion Users initiative

06 June 2018

Hotspots to be established across Southern and Western parts of Africa in next financial quarter says network firm.

Security

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Crypto-mining malware a major threat to African markets

Crypto-mining malware a major threat to African markets

08 June 2018

Poor server patching a gap in the defence says Check Point.

Kenya suspends sections of cybercrime law

Kenya suspends sections of cybercrime law

30 May 2018

Lobby groups, including Bloggers Association and Union of Journalists, successfully petition the court.

Business Intelligence

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Mexico busts tech-savvy Germans at World Cup

Mexico busts tech-savvy Germans at World Cup

18 June 2018

The World Cup holders lost to Mexico despite deploying SAP tech for the team to "play at peak performance" during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

PSG's FutureLearn acquires Media Works to boost learning in SA

PSG's FutureLearn acquires Media Works to boost learning in SA

18 May 2018

Companies with traditionally different focus areas find common ground and willingness to pursue similar market ambitions.

Uber Movement unveiled at East Africa Com

Uber Movement unveiled at East Africa Com

17 May 2018

Company to exploit enhanced mapping technology, data sharing and ride sharing.

Cloud

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Support Africa's green movement online

Support Africa's green movement online

05 June 2018

To commemorate World Environment Day, Greenpeace Africa introduces an online campaign platform.

Cameroon's Camtel partners SatADSL to distribute satellite connectivity

Cameroon's Camtel partners SatADSL to distribute satellite connectivity

30 May 2018

Telco pens agreement to distribute satellite broadband internet with focus on rural areas.

MTN South Africa rolls out Huawei's CloudAIR 2.0

MTN South Africa rolls out Huawei's CloudAIR 2.0

18 May 2018

Said to be the first commercial 2G, 3G, 4G & NB-IOT Spectrum Sharing Solution.

ICT and Governance

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No improvement in SA's digital ranking

No improvement in SA's digital ranking

20 June 2018

New research shows a decline in SA's overall digital ranking, but improvement in regulatory frameworks and investment in telecommunications.

Zimbabwe cuts mobile data tariffs

Zimbabwe cuts mobile data tariffs

20 June 2018

Regulator confirms reduction from 12.5c to 5c per megabyte, with effect from July.

Kenya calls for East to toughen up on SIM card registration

Kenya calls for East to toughen up on SIM card registration

19 June 2018

ICT Cabinet Secretary says stricter application of laws across the region will promote safe use of technology.

Business Continuity

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Uber, Taxify drivers demand higher percentage split

Uber, Taxify drivers demand higher percentage split

19 June 2018

Drivers from the e-hailing companies took to the streets yesterday to protest lower income margins due to rising fuel prices.

Zim crypto exchange battling to re-open bank accounts

Zim crypto exchange battling to re-open bank accounts

30 May 2018

Golix is currently not processing deposits into crypto wallets.

Uzi Zambia fully operational by year-end

Uzi Zambia fully operational by year-end

18 May 2018

Industry regulator confirms development.

Channel

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Mustek CTO says Apple partnership boosts its standing

Mustek CTO says Apple partnership boosts its standing

18 June 2018

Distributor says appointment as an Apple B2B Partner in South Africa fits well with its growth strategy.

Westcon-Comstor postures to bring value back to Microsoft resellers in Africa.

Westcon-Comstor postures to bring value back to Microsoft resellers in Africa.

29 May 2018

Westcon-Comstor resellers will be able to procure their Microsoft solutions digitally, sign up as a Microsoft Cloud Service Provider (CSP).

D-Link to reinforce partner training and certification

D-Link to reinforce partner training and certification

02 May 2018

Company's Director for Sales and Marketing says finding and retaining tech talent remains a key challenge in 2018.

Unified Communications

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Microsoft leverages SEACOM to tap into Kenya's cloud market

Microsoft leverages SEACOM to tap into Kenya's cloud market

24 May 2018

The companies say their newly-launched cloud service Azure ExpressRoute will work outside the public internet.

DevOps - enabling application development 'at the speed of thought'

DevOps - enabling application development 'at the speed of thought'

11 May 2018

It's crucial to have DevOps 'champions' within the organisation, actively promoting the discipline and highlighting the benefits says Vishal Barapatre, CTO at In2IT Technologies.

West Africa home to two of three top agri-tech ecosystems

West Africa home to two of three top agri-tech ecosystems

11 May 2018

Research by Disrupt Africa sheds light on growth, with 82 agri-tech start-ups in operation across the continent at the beginning of 2018.