Apathy killing off interest in govt datacentres

Mistrust, lack
of resources 

Apathy hovers over
govt datacentres.

Thursday, Feb 27th

Nigeria: NCC's new chairman must 'hit ground running'

Nigeria: NCC's new chairman must 'hit ground running'

Irregular SIM card registration, data management and privacy issues among top priorities for Professor Adeolu Akande.

SA Fintech JUMO secures US$55-million

SA Fintech JUMO secures US$55-million

Investment will be used for further geographic expansion.

Liquid Telecom Rwanda launches 'Liquid Home' fibre broadband

Liquid Telecom Rwanda launches 'Liquid Home' fibre broadband

Residents of Kigali can take advantage of a range of benefits, the company claims.

Morocco: Inwi ends legal battle with Maroc Telecom

Morocco: Inwi ends legal battle with Maroc Telecom

Inwi withdraws lawsuit at the request of its majority shareholder.

Seychelles' US$20-m cable project to go live in 2021

Seychelles' US$20-m cable project to go live in 2021

Pakistan East Africa Cable Express (PEACE) will connect the group of islands, via Kenya, with the international community.

Africa's datacentre development hinges on engineering skills

Africa's datacentre development hinges on engineering skills

Operators focus on collaboration as market activity increases.

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Telecoms

Setting
Liquid Telecom Rwanda launches 'Liquid Home' fibre broadband

Liquid Telecom Rwanda launches 'Liquid Home' fibre broadband

26 February 2020

Residents of Kigali can take advantage of a range of benefits, the company claims.

Morocco: Inwi ends legal battle with Maroc Telecom

Morocco: Inwi ends legal battle with Maroc Telecom

26 February 2020

Inwi withdraws lawsuit at the request of its majority shareholder.

Liquid Telecom announces first fibre service in South Sudan

Liquid Telecom announces first fibre service in South Sudan

24 February 2020

First phase of an agreement that covers 300km fibre backbone linking Uganda to Juba.

Mobile

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Rise of mod apps in Sub-Saharan Africa

Rise of mod apps in Sub-Saharan Africa

13 February 2020

WhatsApp clones increasingly popular, but experts warn of security concerns.

Samsung targets Africa's mid-tier sector with latest Galaxy

Samsung targets Africa's mid-tier sector with latest Galaxy

10 February 2020

Company has launched the Galaxy Note 10 Lite in Nairobi.

Airtel Zambia launches mobile TV app

Airtel Zambia launches mobile TV app

07 February 2020

Offering free to subscribers with registered SIM card and data-enabled headset or device.

Networks

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Seychelles' US$20-m cable project to go live in 2021

Seychelles' US$20-m cable project to go live in 2021

26 February 2020

Pakistan East Africa Cable Express (PEACE) will connect the group of islands, via Kenya, with the international community.

Nigeria targets 70% broadband penetration by 2025

Nigeria targets 70% broadband penetration by 2025

24 February 2020

Country's government is working with UK government to achieve target.

Security

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Kenya's High Court maintains controversial cybercrime law

Kenya's High Court maintains controversial cybercrime law

21 February 2020

Act is constitutional, including 26 contested sections, according to Judge.

Africa still too trusting of email communication

Africa still too trusting of email communication

19 February 2020

KnowBe4 says most users are not aware of how cyber criminals operate and the tools that they use.

Ethiopia enacts strict social media and fake news law

Ethiopia enacts strict social media and fake news law

18 February 2020

Critics have branded the new law 'harsh' and feel it could undermine freedom of speech in the country.

Business Intelligence

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Bidvest's ALICE designed to give IT auditors the edge

Bidvest's ALICE designed to give IT auditors the edge

25 February 2020

Company explains the role AI and cognitive systems has played in its digital journey.

Africa's datacentre development hinges on engineering skills

Africa's datacentre development hinges on engineering skills

25 February 2020

Operators focus on collaboration as market activity increases.

Apathy killing off interest in govt datacentres

Apathy killing off interest in govt datacentres

24 February 2020

Experts highlight lack of infrastructure, mistrust and skilled employees.

Cloud

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Africa Data Centres Association preps for greater investment in 2020

Africa Data Centres Association preps for greater investment in 2020

07 February 2020

Trade organisation for datacentres in Africa, established in Marrakech in September 2018, is adamant investors are after 'the next growth frontier.'

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.

Nigeria: NCC's new chairman must 'hit ground running'

Nigeria: NCC's new chairman must 'hit ground running'

27 February 2020

Irregular SIM card registration, data management and privacy issues among top priorities for Professor Adeolu Akande.

ICT and Governance

Setting
Nigeria: NCC's new chairman must 'hit ground running'

Nigeria: NCC's new chairman must 'hit ground running'

27 February 2020

Irregular SIM card registration, data management and privacy issues among top priorities for Professor Adeolu Akande.

Internet price thwarts Zambia's progress with access

Internet price thwarts Zambia's progress with access

21 February 2020

Digital 2020 Global Overview reflects growth in internet penetration, but cost keeps resource beyond the reach of many.

Business Continuity

Setting
Murder mystery haunts Vodacom in Lesotho

Murder mystery haunts Vodacom in Lesotho

18 February 2020

The telco reportedly falls out of favour with prime minister Thomas Thabane's government after sharing his call records in a murder investigation.

Cisco announces new lead for MEA

Cisco announces new lead for MEA

03 February 2020

Company appoints Reem Asaad to grow its position in the region.

MTN Zambia appoints chief FinTech officer

MTN Zambia appoints chief FinTech officer

20 January 2020

Kombo Malukutila will step into the role as of 1 February 2020.

Channel

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Nutanix appoints Axiz as distributor for Sub-Saharan Africa

Nutanix appoints Axiz as distributor for Sub-Saharan Africa

06 February 2020

Axiz will leverage its extensive reseller network to deliver Nutanix solutions to customers across the African continent.

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.

Nigeria: NCC's new chairman must 'hit ground running'

Nigeria: NCC's new chairman must 'hit ground running'

27 February 2020

Irregular SIM card registration, data management and privacy issues among top priorities for Professor Adeolu Akande.

Unified Communications

Setting
Why data siloes are detrimental to excellent customer experiences

Why data siloes are detrimental to excellent customer experiences

20 January 2020

Master Data Management has become a critical technology in ensuring organisations can deliver a consistent customer experience says Andrew Hoseck, Chief Operating Officer at In2IT Technologies.

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.

Nigeria: NCC's new chairman must 'hit ground running'

Nigeria: NCC's new chairman must 'hit ground running'

27 February 2020

Irregular SIM card registration, data management and privacy issues among top priorities for Professor Adeolu Akande.