Vietnam considers telecoms in Nigeria

Vietnam to invest in telecoms in Nigeria

Plans to use Viettel as vehicle for presence.

Thursday, Nov 23rd

Hands off comms infrastructure warns Kenya's CA

Hands off comms infrastructure warns Kenya's CA

Industry regulator lambasts latest case of wilful destruction of communications equipment in the North of the country.

Huawei partners with Jumia to launch Mate series in Kenya

Huawei partners with Jumia to launch Mate series in Kenya

Kenyan online retailer will have exclusive rights to sell the Mate 10 series online for 2 weeks before the device…

Mugabe out: what of Zim's tech future?

Mugabe out: what of Zim's tech future?

There is a need for change to permeate the ICT and telecoms industry, but the question remains as to what…

SA's Discover Digital launches EPG solution for broadcasters

SA's Discover Digital launches EPG solution for broadcasters

Built-in notification features allow users to manage programming via mobile devices and share content via social media platforms.

Algeria Telecoms network attacked

Algeria Telecoms network attacked

Cyber criminal alleged to have attempted to gain access to company's network and hack subscriber data.

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Telecoms

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Hands off comms infrastructure warns Kenya's CA

Hands off comms infrastructure warns Kenya's CA

23 November 2017

Industry regulator lambasts latest case of wilful destruction of communications equipment in the North of the country.

MTN Benin's CEO forced to exit country

MTN Benin's CEO forced to exit country

20 November 2017

Operator confirms development but tight-lipped over details.

Mobile

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Huawei partners with Jumia to launch Mate series in Kenya

Huawei partners with Jumia to launch Mate series in Kenya

23 November 2017

Kenyan online retailer will have exclusive rights to sell the Mate 10 series online for 2 weeks before the device hits the shelves.

Zim's data light news app hits 3m daily views

Zim's data light news app hits 3m daily views

17 November 2017

Locals are relying more heavily on the app to receive updates on unfolding socio-political events.

Smile, MediaTek partner to roll out VoLTE smartphones

Smile, MediaTek partner to roll out VoLTE smartphones

13 November 2017

Collaboration targets entry level 4G LTE market in DRC, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda.

Networks

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Namibia's MTC pushes NAD$1,1 billion infrastructure investment

Namibia's MTC pushes NAD$1,1 billion infrastructure investment

21 November 2017

Mobile operator has announced the upgrade of five new sites in the Oshana region from 3G to 4G capability.

Surf moves quickly to secure market share in Kenya

Surf moves quickly to secure market share in Kenya

17 November 2017

Company discusses strategy, emphasising its alliance with Internet Solutions.

Airtel Nigeria, Ericsson partner on network upgrade project

Airtel Nigeria, Ericsson partner on network upgrade project

14 November 2017

Companies commit to 3-year contract to facilitate virtualisation and network slicing to support enterprise services.

Security

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Algeria Telecoms network attacked

Algeria Telecoms network attacked

22 November 2017

Cyber criminal alleged to have attempted to gain access to company's network and hack subscriber data.

Africa must urgently upgrade systems to combat new cyber threats

Africa must urgently upgrade systems to combat new cyber threats

16 November 2017

Continent has not managed its transition in terms of being able to counter unknown threats, claims industry expert.

South Africa, prepare for more cyber attacks

South Africa, prepare for more cyber attacks

14 November 2017

Fortinet's message to the market is that the responsibility to govern security and its portfolio across the company is no longer confined to only a section of the board.

Business Intelligence

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What Africa must do to capitalise on high growth managed services space

What Africa must do to capitalise on high growth managed services space

21 November 2017

Those competing for a cut of a potential US$257.84 billion market should expect high data volume and greater influence of M2M, analytics etc. says Cisco.

Safaricom outlines data analysis plan

Safaricom outlines data analysis plan

06 November 2017

Director says company wants to tap into data from its 29.5 million-strong subscriber base.

AfricaCom 2017 announces crucial IoT track

AfricaCom 2017 announces crucial IoT track

27 September 2017

The continent's related capacity and potential under the spotlight at ICT, telecoms event.

Cloud

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Oracle launches Cloud at Customer solution in SA

Oracle launches Cloud at Customer solution in SA

16 November 2017

Company says offering delivers enterprise-grade public cloud application, platform and infrastructure cloud services in customers' own datacentres.

African cloud uptake set to soar in 'next few years'

African cloud uptake set to soar in 'next few years'

14 November 2017

Liquid Telecom says improved internet access has fuelled cloud's growing popularity.

Nigeria's recession 'a blessing in disguise' for tech-focused firms

Nigeria's recession 'a blessing in disguise' for tech-focused firms

07 November 2017

Oracle's regional manager explains why cloud, IoT and robotics continue to make a difference.

ICT and Governance

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Mugabe out: what of Zim's tech future?

Mugabe out: what of Zim's tech future?

23 November 2017

There is a need for change to permeate the ICT and telecoms industry, but the question remains as to what policy direction new leadership will take?

Ghana eager to tap into Rwanda's ICT know-how

Ghana eager to tap into Rwanda's ICT know-how

13 November 2017

Official confirms formal agreement to facilitate a review of existing systems is imminent.

Business Continuity

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Safaricom to transmit majority counties in Kenya repeat-poll

Safaricom to transmit majority counties in Kenya repeat-poll

26 October 2017

Telco was accused of results manipulation during the first nullified election.

Allegations have had a profound impact - SAP

Allegations have had a profound impact - SAP

26 October 2017

Investigations to date have uncovered indications of misconduct related to management of Gupta-related third parties.

Channel

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Teraco becomes Microsoft Azure Express Route Connectivity Partner

Teraco becomes Microsoft Azure Express Route Connectivity Partner

02 November 2017

Clients will be able to connect directly to Azure ExpressRoute via the Teraco Cloud Exchange in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Jumia launches lending programme for vendors

Jumia launches lending programme for vendors

12 October 2017

CEO reiterates that those financed will not be 'locked in' and will be free to supply other platforms.

Don't lose your head this Black Friday

Don't lose your head this Black Friday

23 November 2017

Ideco Biometrics CEO Marius Coetzee warns fraud syndicates are likely preparing to pounce as shoppers throw caution to the wind in the Black Friday shopping frenzy.

Unified Communications

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Ethiopia's CBO, IBM partner to advance digital transformation

Ethiopia's CBO, IBM partner to advance digital transformation

17 November 2017

The bank's customer service was inadequate and faced a lot of downtime.

Mastercard partners with Durban-based tech company

Mastercard partners with Durban-based tech company

15 November 2017

CEO of the multinational financial services company met with informal traders who are expected to benefit the most from the partnership.