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Wananchi contemplates Kenya exit as competition heats up

Wananchi contemplates Kenya exit as competition heats up

Introduction of mobile broadband offerings by Safaricom, Airtel Kenya and Telkom Kenya has put company under pressure.

Autonomous things, digital twins among Gartner's top tech trends for 2019

Autonomous things, digital twins among Gartner's top tech trends for 2019

Intelligent Digital Mesh has been a consistent theme for the past two years and continues as a major driver through…

MTN Zambia, JUMO and Barclays Bank link to launch Kasaka

MTN Zambia, JUMO and Barclays Bank link to launch Kasaka

Barclays Bank Zambia has collaborated with mobile operator MTN Zambia and tech firm JUMO to launch a new interest-bearing mobile…

Meet the non-profit transforming Rwandan healthcare

Meet the non-profit transforming Rwandan healthcare

The Ihangane Project is working with govt to facilitate community-driven solutions.

Sub-Saharan Africa's smartphone penetration at 33%

Sub-Saharan Africa's smartphone penetration at 33%

Research by Pew Research Centre sheds light on market developments.

Big data's role in Africa's fight against malaria

Big data's role in Africa's fight against malaria

Newly launched data visualisation tool to be deployed in Zambia, Senegal and Ethiopia.

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Telecoms

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Wananchi contemplates Kenya exit as competition heats up

Wananchi contemplates Kenya exit as competition heats up

17 October 2018

Introduction of mobile broadband offerings by Safaricom, Airtel Kenya and Telkom Kenya has put company under pressure.

Huawei puts AI at centre of smart cities

Huawei puts AI at centre of smart cities

12 October 2018

At the Huawei Connect event, the company discussed how to build new smart cities using artificial intelligence.

Mobile

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Sub-Saharan Africa's smartphone penetration at 33%

Sub-Saharan Africa's smartphone penetration at 33%

16 October 2018

Research by Pew Research Centre sheds light on market developments.

What does 4IR actually mean for Africa?

What does 4IR actually mean for Africa?

15 October 2018

Continent's emerging's youth will be impacted the most, as mobile-centric business strategies are rolled out to keep continent on track.

Malawi to enforce digital payment channels

Malawi to enforce digital payment channels

10 October 2018

Central Bank outlines objectives of Deployment and Usage of Electronic Payments Channels Regulations 2018.

Networks

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Namibia's Paratus taps into R150 million for LTE upgrade

Namibia's Paratus taps into R150 million for LTE upgrade

12 October 2018

Objective to strengthen customer experience, company finances.

ZTE pegs Pre5G's Africa success on connectivity challenge

ZTE pegs Pre5G's Africa success on connectivity challenge

02 October 2018

Multinational tech firm believes solution is ideally positioned as an interim measure to help with spectrum, 4G and other market realities.

Security

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International espionage incident should ring Africa's alarm bells

International espionage incident should ring Africa's alarm bells

08 October 2018

IT security experts say advent of cloud and digitalisation has expanded continent's cyber security threat landscape.

Bloggers gain upper hand in dispute over Kenya's cybercrime law

Bloggers gain upper hand in dispute over Kenya's cybercrime law

04 October 2018

Sections of the law will remain suspended until early November 2018 when the matter will be reheard in court.

Zimbabwe electoral body looks to block social media

Zimbabwe electoral body looks to block social media

19 September 2018

Officials believe online channels were used to spread propaganda during the country's most recent election.

Business Intelligence

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NEC says 4.0 can be Africa's hero

NEC says 4.0 can be Africa's hero

11 October 2018

Continent has the populations and GDP growth potential to leverage the fourth industrial revolution.

Data analysis helping Kenya's insurance firms counter fraud

Data analysis helping Kenya's insurance firms counter fraud

27 September 2018

'Insuretech' mostly unexplored in East African country, but gaining traction says MYDAWA exec.

Cloud

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Imminent Azure arrival a boon for MS SA partners

Imminent Azure arrival a boon for MS SA partners

10 October 2018

A strong cloud focus by Microsoft and its channel partners made for a good financial year.

Microsoft's $7.5bn GitHub deal set for EU approval: sources

Microsoft's $7.5bn GitHub deal set for EU approval: sources

09 October 2018

The US software giant looks set to win unconditional €EU antitrust approval for its $7.5 billion purchase of the coding Web site.

Fujikura launches two new cleavers

17 October 2018

Fujikura discontinued the famous CT-30A cleaver after 2 decades as well as the CT-06 cleaver. Out with the old and in with the new CT50 Bluetooth enabled cleaver and CT08 single fibre cleaver.

ICT and Governance

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Autonomous things, digital twins among Gartner's top tech trends for 2019

Autonomous things, digital twins among Gartner's top tech trends for 2019

17 October 2018

Intelligent Digital Mesh has been a consistent theme for the past two years and continues as a major driver through 2019, according to David Cearley, vice president and Gartner Fellow.

SAP sets ambitious target for Africa Code Week

SAP sets ambitious target for Africa Code Week

08 October 2018

 

The digital skills initiative has empowered 1.8 million pupils with digital skills, as SAP sets its sights on 600 000 more for 2018.

Tanzania law punishing critics of statistics

Tanzania law punishing critics of statistics "deeply concerning" - World Bank

03 October 2018

Law would undermine production of useful, quality data said institution.

Business Continuity

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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies at 65

16 October 2018

Paul Allen, the man who persuaded Bill Gates to drop out of Harvard to start what became the world's biggest software company, died yesterday.

Airtel Malawi's operating licence under threat

Airtel Malawi's operating licence under threat

04 October 2018

Comms regulator says operator failed to meet deadline to deactivate unregistered SIM cards.

Liberia central bank denies it lost $100 million

Liberia central bank denies it lost $100 million

03 October 2018

Prior government statements have reportedly sparked outrage.

Channel

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Comstor wins SolarWinds distribution rights

Comstor wins SolarWinds distribution rights

01 October 2018

Comstor Southern Africa has signed a distribution contract with SolarWinds for its full range of IT infrastructure management solutions.

APC by Schneider Electric partners Red Dot in Zambia

APC by Schneider Electric partners Red Dot in Zambia

06 September 2018

Alliance will facilitate brand exposure and expansion.

Unified Communications

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Meet the non-profit transforming Rwandan healthcare

Meet the non-profit transforming Rwandan healthcare

16 October 2018

The Ihangane Project is working with govt to facilitate community-driven solutions.

Will Alphabet's Loon hover over Uganda?

Will Alphabet's Loon hover over Uganda?

07 September 2018

Company representatives met recently with officials, according to regional media reports.