Safaricom goes toe-to-toe with banks

Safaricom spars
with banks

Telco launches savings
plan in Kenya.

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Top trends to impact digital infrastructure in 2020

Top trends to impact digital infrastructure in 2020

Gartner has highlighted the trends that infrastructure and operations leaders must start preparing for to support digital infrastructure next year.

Africa found wanting on cyber crime preparedness

Africa found wanting on cyber crime preparedness

The majority of people living on the African continent are not prepared for cyber attacks.

Financial identities for unbanked in SSA could rake in US$43-billion

Financial identities for unbanked in SSA could rake in US$43-billion

Oxford Economics study points to Nigeria, Cote d'Ivoire and Madagascar as stand-out markets for growth in financial services for the…

Growth in MEA's PC devices market

Growth in MEA's PC devices market

Kenya, Nigeria singled out as market experiences growth for the first time in 19 quarters says IDC.

Nigeria's Social Media Bill slammed

Nigeria's Social Media Bill slammed

Human Rights Watch berates government over controversial legislation.

E-commerce will strengthen Egypt's banks in 2020

E-commerce will strengthen Egypt's banks in 2020

Rating agencies believe operators in the region will fare better than counterparts on the continent.

New kid on the African block(chain)

New kid on the African block(chain)

Sekunjalo Investment Holdings partners with China's Ultrain Technology Limited to form African Chain 3.0.

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Telecoms

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Safaricom goes toe-to-toe with banks

Safaricom goes toe-to-toe with banks

09 December 2019

Telco launches a savings service Mali that competes directly with financial institutions in Kenya.

ZASpace Inc to unite and expand SA's geospatial ecosystem

ZASpace Inc to unite and expand SA's geospatial ecosystem

06 December 2019

ZASpace Inc, SANSA's new industry forum for South Africa's emerging geospatial industry, has been launched.

Huawei sues FCC over ban from rural US

Huawei sues FCC over ban from rural US

05 December 2019

The company fights order banning carriers in rural America from tapping the Universal Service Fund to purchase Huawei equipment.

Mobile

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Nigeria in a spam jam

Nigeria in a spam jam

06 December 2019

West African country among top 20 nations affected by spam calls and SMS suggests Truecaller report.

Vodacom's US$20 smart feature phone sells out in Tanzania

Vodacom's US$20 smart feature phone sells out in Tanzania

14 November 2019

Operator confirms device is out of stock after successful launch in early November 2019.

Africell launches 3G smart feature phone

Africell launches 3G smart feature phone

13 November 2019

Device powered by KaiOS mobile operating system.

Networks

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Vox enhances its core network with Angola Cables

Vox enhances its core network with Angola Cables

05 December 2019

Deal will mean remote peering access to the undersea SACS linking Africa with the Americas.

Big blow for Vodacom, MTN as CompCom orders data cost cut

Big blow for Vodacom, MTN as CompCom orders data cost cut

03 December 2019

The two dominant telcos have been lambasted for having a strong monopoly in the mobile data sector.

GSMA welcomes 5G-focused global spectrum treaty

GSMA welcomes 5G-focused global spectrum treaty

25 November 2019

Oragnisation responds to the key outcome of the World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 hosted in Egypt recently.

Security

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Africa found wanting on cyber crime preparedness

Africa found wanting on cyber crime preparedness

11 December 2019

The majority of people living on the African continent are not prepared for cyber attacks.

Altron lands R360-million deal

Altron lands R360-million deal

09 December 2019

Company acquires ID security firm Ubusha Tech, effective 1 March 2020.

Mixed response to Kenya's data protection law

Mixed response to Kenya's data protection law

27 November 2019

Clarity required regarding implementation as law's introduction met with mostly muted response.

Business Intelligence

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Argility deepens interest in AI with latest acquisition

Argility deepens interest in AI with latest acquisition

28 November 2019

Enterprise software solutions firm acquires AI solutions focused start-up Ashanti AI.

Dutch tech talent firm Tunga opens new office in Lagos

Dutch tech talent firm Tunga opens new office in Lagos

07 November 2019

Start-up features a network of over 300 African software developers across Egypt, Nigeria and Uganda.

Cloud

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African businesses trust their IT strategies to the cloud

African businesses trust their IT strategies to the cloud

05 December 2019

Vodacom's Kabelo Makwane delves into the dynamics of the continent's evolving cloud and security market segment.

MainOne deepens interest in Ghana with new Accra expansion

MainOne deepens interest in Ghana with new Accra expansion

02 December 2019

Tier III 100-rack MDXi facility scheduled to be ready for service in Q4 2020.

Tarsus' cloud company to expand coverage in Africa

Tarsus' cloud company to expand coverage in Africa

17 October 2019

Expansion initially in SADC region, followed by launches in East and West Africa.

ICT and Governance

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Growth in MEA's PC devices market

Growth in MEA's PC devices market

10 December 2019

Kenya, Nigeria singled out as market experiences growth for the first time in 19 quarters says IDC.

Nigeria's Social Media Bill slammed

Nigeria's Social Media Bill slammed

10 December 2019

Human Rights Watch berates government over controversial legislation.

M-Post arrives in Kenya

M-Post arrives in Kenya

02 December 2019

Safaricom and Postal Corporation of Kenya collaborate on solution to facilitate digital mail boxes.

Business Continuity

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Top trends to impact digital infrastructure in 2020

Top trends to impact digital infrastructure in 2020

11 December 2019

Gartner has highlighted the trends that infrastructure and operations leaders must start preparing for to support digital infrastructure next year.

Orange completes Niger exit

Orange completes Niger exit

09 December 2019

Stake transferred to Zamani Com SAS.

Disposed-of EOH unit in tender row in Zimbabwe

Disposed-of EOH unit in tender row in Zimbabwe

27 November 2019

Twenty Third Century Systems is accused of providing a now-dysfunctional IT system to a Zimbabwean government entity.

Channel

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SA's Ocular Technologies appointed VAR for Genesys

SA's Ocular Technologies appointed VAR for Genesys

27 November 2019

Strong focus on digital transformation and AI, via the PureConnect platform.

Westcon-Comstor unlocks Azure Virtual Vault in Kenya

Westcon-Comstor unlocks Azure Virtual Vault in Kenya

18 November 2019

Reseller partners in the East African country encouraged to push the Azure offering.

Unified Communications

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Jumia, Facebook team up to empower Nigeria's SMEs

Jumia, Facebook team up to empower Nigeria's SMEs

19 November 2019

Companies introduce free training to local sellers.

What will it take for Africa to drive US$5-trillion digital economy?

What will it take for Africa to drive US$5-trillion digital economy?

13 November 2019

5G, AI and other technologies will have major impact on continent's ability to transform.

Making a digital dash for Africa

Making a digital dash for Africa

29 October 2019

Continent's opportunity to build its digital ecosystem firmly on AfricaCom agenda.