Use tech to address Africa’s inequality

Tech can address Africa’s inequality

Telkom exec belives tech can bridge digital divide.

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Seedstars Africa start-up summit kick-starts in December

Seedstars Africa start-up summit kick-starts in December

SSW says it has been able to explore the local ecosystems and scout the most promising tech start-ups in each…

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

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

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

Telecom Egypt delivers strong Q3 performance

Telecom Egypt delivers strong Q3 performance

Ahmed El Beheiry says recently launched mobile segment has attracted more than 1 million customers in a month.

Surf moves quickly to secure market share in Kenya

Surf moves quickly to secure market share in Kenya

Company discusses strategy, emphasising its alliance with Internet Solutions.

Ethiopia's CBO, IBM partner to advance digital transformation

Ethiopia's CBO, IBM partner to advance digital transformation

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

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Telecoms

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Telecom Egypt delivers strong Q3 performance

Telecom Egypt delivers strong Q3 performance

17 November 2017

Ahmed El Beheiry says recently launched mobile segment has attracted more than 1 million customers in a month.

Mauritius Telecom rebrands as MyT

Mauritius Telecom rebrands as MyT

16 November 2017

 

Orange retains 40% stake in the company.

Zim telecom executives hold crisis meetings

Zim telecom executives hold crisis meetings

15 November 2017

Business leaders from local telco firms meet to discuss potential outcomes and response strategies as Zimbabwe's political crisis worsens.

Mobile

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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.

MTN Benin under investigation over outstanding US$213m frequency fees

MTN Benin under investigation over outstanding US$213m frequency fees

10 November 2017

Mobile operator confirms notification from local regulator.

Networks

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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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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.

Central Bank of Kenya issues cyber security ultimatum

Central Bank of Kenya issues cyber security ultimatum

14 November 2017

Local financial institutions have until 30 November to submit relevant strategies, policies and framework.

Business Intelligence

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Seedstars Africa start-up summit kick-starts in December

Seedstars Africa start-up summit kick-starts in December

17 November 2017

SSW says it has been able to explore the local ecosystems and scout the most promising tech start-ups in each market.

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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Telkom CEO advocates tech to address inequality in Africa

Telkom CEO advocates tech to address inequality in Africa

16 November 2017

Sipho Maseko believes technology can help narrow the digital divide in Africa and prevent the continent from lagging behind the rest of the world.

Digital rights group lambasts Zim regime over social media clampdown

Digital rights group lambasts Zim regime over social media clampdown

15 November 2017

Paradigm Initiative critical of insult laws used to justify arrest of American journalist.

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.

Dell EMC appoints Mitsumi as distribution partner for Africa

Dell EMC appoints Mitsumi as distribution partner for Africa

22 September 2017

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

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.