Zimbabwe to banish 'ghost voters'

Zim takes out 'ghost voters'

Biometric voter
system launched.

Saturday, Sep 23rd

AI offers Africa an opportunity to leapfrog

AI offers Africa an opportunity to leapfrog

One of the top ten strategic technology trends for 2018, as identified by Gartner.

Dell EMC appoints Mitsumi as distribution partner for Africa

Dell EMC appoints Mitsumi as distribution partner for Africa

Mitsumi's reseller partners across the continent will have access to Dell EMC portfolio.

Kwesé TV, Orange Botswana pen content agreement

Kwesé TV, Orange Botswana pen content agreement

Newly introduced mobile streaming service includes access to exclusive content.

Uganda takes on 'irresponsible' social media users

Uganda takes on 'irresponsible' social media users

Communications regulator express concern over possible hate speech, prejudice and other content.

Connected conservation helps protect SA's rhino

Connected conservation helps protect SA's rhino

Strategic use of technology has resulted in a 96% reduction in rhino poaching at an undisclosed reserve.

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Telecoms

Setting
AI offers Africa an opportunity to leapfrog

AI offers Africa an opportunity to leapfrog

22 September 2017

One of the top ten strategic technology trends for 2018, as identified by Gartner.

Zimbabwe: TelOne seeks broadcast license for VoD services

Zimbabwe: TelOne seeks broadcast license for VoD services

20 September 2017

License subject to final approval, according to industry regulator.

Sage appoints Pieter Bensch as new VP for Africa & Middle East

Sage appoints Pieter Bensch as new VP for Africa & Middle East

19 September 2017

Bensch joins Sage from Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE), where he was Managing Director for South Africa.

Mobile

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Kwesé TV, Orange Botswana pen content agreement

Kwesé TV, Orange Botswana pen content agreement

22 September 2017

Newly introduced mobile streaming service includes access to exclusive content.

Unregistered SIM card deactivation underway in Uganda

Unregistered SIM card deactivation underway in Uganda

07 September 2017

Mobile network operators have started to deactivate unregistered SIM cards as government's deadline passes.

2017 Indo-Africa ICT Expo identifies opportunity in Africa's mobile market

2017 Indo-Africa ICT Expo identifies opportunity in Africa's mobile market

06 September 2017

3rd edition of annual showcase aims to strengthen ties between Indian ICT companies and those from across Africa.

Networks

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Ghana and Nigeria connect internet exchange points

Ghana and Nigeria connect internet exchange points

14 September 2017

Said to be the first of its kind IXP interconnection in West Africa.

MTN SA completes LTE rollout in Rustenburg

MTN SA completes LTE rollout in Rustenburg

14 September 2017

The increased LTE coverage in the mining town of Rustenburg was achieved through re-farming of existing spectrum.

Ericsson, Qualcomm, MTN complete first CAT-M1 test in Africa for IoT

Ericsson, Qualcomm, MTN complete first CAT-M1 test in Africa for IoT

12 September 2017

This is the first Cat-M1 test implementation of its kind in Africa and represents the first stage of a wider scope of test activity.

Security

Setting
Zimbabwe looks to banish 'ghost voters'

Zimbabwe looks to banish 'ghost voters'

21 September 2017

Country implements biometric voter registration system to streamline processes ahead of 2018 elections.

OT-Morpho dismisses hacking claims in Kenya's electoral system

OT-Morpho dismisses hacking claims in Kenya's electoral system

19 September 2017

In correspondence to the French government, Raila Odinga and the NASA coalition have accused OT-Morpho of allowing unauthorised access to its servers.

Nigeria military monitors social media

Nigeria military monitors social media

04 September 2017

Digital rights group reacts to announcement by Director of Nigerian Army's Defence Information.

Business Intelligence

Setting
ROI from IoT projects in Africa depends on connectivity

ROI from IoT projects in Africa depends on connectivity

20 September 2017

Vendors looking to reduce complexity by providing a single connection to sensors.

AfricaCom 2017 adds new technology arena

AfricaCom 2017 adds new technology arena

22 August 2017

The technology arena will be home to over 100 technology-focused exhibitors at the AfricaCom conference in Cape Town in November.

Botswana Innovation Hub to host US$3 million development programme

Botswana Innovation Hub to host US$3 million development programme

21 August 2017

Project aiming to empower youth and entrepreneurs across Southern Africa is funded by De Beers and Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Cloud

Setting
Huawei forecasts cloud alliance

Huawei forecasts cloud alliance

07 September 2017

Guo Ping, Huawei's rotating CEO, delivers keynote address at Huawei Connect 2017.

SACS at critical phase of development

SACS at critical phase of development

10 August 2017

Project advances to installation of the cable on the Angolan shore.

Nigeria’s iConcepts launches mobile marketing app for start-ups

Nigeria’s iConcepts launches mobile marketing app for start-ups

09 August 2017

Regional media reports that the most prominent headache for start-ups is figuring out how to make customers believe in their services and offerings.

ICT and Governance

Setting
Uganda takes on 'irresponsible' social media users

Uganda takes on 'irresponsible' social media users

22 September 2017

Communications regulator express concern over possible hate speech, prejudice and other content.

'Mind the law as you innovate'

'Mind the law as you innovate'

21 September 2017

Regulation, if not managed, has the potential to stifle tech innovation in Africa.

Will global tripartite ICT agreement pay off for Egypt?

Will global tripartite ICT agreement pay off for Egypt?

14 September 2017

Inaugural steering committee meeting underway in Cyprus, attended by representatives from Egypt, Cyprus and Greece.

Business Continuity

Setting
Kenya: striking e-taxi drivers demand better pay

Kenya: striking e-taxi drivers demand better pay

15 September 2017

Labour dispute believed to be part of ongoing price war within increasingly competitive market.

Uber SA's petition to govt garners over 40 000 supporters

Uber SA's petition to govt garners over 40 000 supporters

13 September 2017

Ride hailing service alleges that authorities have not done enough to protect its driver partners from attacks.

Channel

Setting
Microsoft appoints new WCA country manager

Microsoft appoints new WCA country manager

30 August 2017

The team will continue to accelerate the organisation's cloud drive on the continent and increase digital transformation.

SA's first Huawei HAINA students graduate

SA's first Huawei HAINA students graduate

22 August 2017

First cohort of Huawei Authorised Information and Network Academy students achieve success in ICT education program.

Unified Communications

Setting
Connected conservation helps protect SA's rhino

Connected conservation helps protect SA's rhino

22 September 2017

Strategic use of technology has resulted in a 96% reduction in rhino poaching at an undisclosed reserve.

Zuku Fire blazes in Dar es Salaam

Zuku Fire blazes in Dar es Salaam

15 September 2017

Data consumption in Tanzania is three times higher than in Swaziland, according to Wananchi Group CEO.

Ringier

Ringier "laser-focused" on African expansion in 2017

07 September 2017

6th generation business has tailored its business model to leverage digital transformation on the continent.