Banks and telcos in battle.

Banks and telcos
do battle

Quest for mobile banking
domination continues.

Friday, May 25th

Operators race to roll out 4G in DRC

Operators race to roll out 4G in DRC

Govt looks to technology to 'balance out' local telecoms.

GDPR - SA companies 'not off the hook'

GDPR - SA companies 'not off the hook'

Forrester's 2018 predictions indicate that a whopping 80% of firms will not comply with GDPR regulations by May this year.

US crypto-currency marketplace sees big gap in Africa

US crypto-currency marketplace sees big gap in Africa

Paxful, a peer-to-peer marketplace for crypto-currencies, is looking to expand its business on the African continent.

Back to basics - the best approach to vulnerability management

Back to basics - the best approach to vulnerability management

MTN Cameroon IS manager explains how businesses can simplify processes and better protect themselves against cyber threats.

Zambia fast approaching mobile saturation - ZICTA

Zambia fast approaching mobile saturation - ZICTA

Country home to 13.4 million subscribers, representing penetration rate of 81.92%.

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Telecoms

Setting
Telecom Egypt CEO vouches for US$90m acquisition

Telecom Egypt CEO vouches for US$90m acquisition

23 May 2018

Transaction a vital step towards implementing company's strategic plan says executive.

MTC moves to eliminate doubt over N$1.2 billion connectivity project

MTC moves to eliminate doubt over N$1.2 billion connectivity project

22 May 2018

Namibia's ICT minister and executives from the telco have unveiled first connectivity site in Oshana region.

Nigeria to scout broadband investors at 2018 ITU Telecom World

Nigeria to scout broadband investors at 2018 ITU Telecom World

21 May 2018

NCC outlines strategy ahead of event scheduled for 10-13 September in Durban, South Africa.

Mobile

Setting
Zambia fast approaching mobile saturation - ZICTA

Zambia fast approaching mobile saturation - ZICTA

24 May 2018

Country home to 13.4 million subscribers, representing penetration rate of 81.92%.

Banks take on telcos for mobile banking domination

Banks take on telcos for mobile banking domination

23 May 2018

Traditional banks are reinventing their business models and launching new digital-banking-as-a-platform initiatives.

Uganda grapples with airtime scratch card regulation

Uganda grapples with airtime scratch card regulation

22 May 2018

Uncertainty over fate of cards being phased out of the market ahead of June deadline.

Networks

Setting
Operators race to roll out 4G in DRC

Operators race to roll out 4G in DRC

25 May 2018

Govt looks to technology to 'balance out' local telecoms.

Telecom Egypt board approves US$90 million MENA Cable investment

Telecom Egypt board approves US$90 million MENA Cable investment

14 May 2018

Investment is being funded through a shareholder loan after a 70% cut to the dividend for FY 2017.

Japan's Furukawa opens US$22 million fibre optic plant in Morocco

Japan's Furukawa opens US$22 million fibre optic plant in Morocco

10 May 2018

New facility positioned to secure company a foothold on the continent.

Security

Setting
Back to basics - the best approach to vulnerability management

Back to basics - the best approach to vulnerability management

24 May 2018

MTN Cameroon IS manager explains how businesses can simplify processes and better protect themselves against cyber threats.

Kenya's Computer Misuse and Cybercrimes Bill now law

Kenya's Computer Misuse and Cybercrimes Bill now law

16 May 2018

President says it addresses a shortfall in country's ability to tackle cybercrime.

Business Intelligence

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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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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.

Satellite partners link up on cloud-based service platform

Satellite partners link up on cloud-based service platform

21 May 2018

Focus is on affordable satellite broadband connectivity across Africa.

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

Setting
GDPR - SA companies 'not off the hook'

GDPR - SA companies 'not off the hook'

25 May 2018

Forrester's 2018 predictions indicate that a whopping 80% of firms will not comply with GDPR regulations by May this year.

Gambian court rules against law on false publication on the Net

Gambian court rules against law on false publication on the Net

21 May 2018

Supreme Court says law is unconstitutional as media representatives urge govt to enact further legislative reforms.

Kenya likely to pass controversial ICT practitioner's law

Kenya likely to pass controversial ICT practitioner's law

18 May 2018

Government lambasts sector for not regulating itself.

Business Continuity

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Forex shortages impacts TelOne network restoration

Forex shortages impacts TelOne network restoration

17 May 2018

Vandalism of equipment cuts service to almost 3000 fixed landline and internet users.

SA's former deputy finance minister appointed to MTN Board

SA's former deputy finance minister appointed to MTN Board

07 May 2018

Mcebisi Jonas is one of two recent Independent Non-Executive Directors to join firm.

Channel

Setting
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.

Has Huawei's P20 triggered a review of company's go-to-market strategy in Africa?

Has Huawei's P20 triggered a review of company's go-to-market strategy in Africa?

06 April 2018

Exec says plan would be centred on the construction of an African hub in South Africa.

Unified Communications

Setting
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.