Vodacom Tanzania disconnects 157,000 subscribers

SIM trouble
in Tanzania

Operator moves on
regulator's directive.

Sunday, Jan 26th

Malawi pens US$72.4-million global connectivity contract

Malawi pens US$72.4-million global connectivity contract

Contract part of government's Digital Malawi Project and valid for ten years.

AI set to overhaul manager's role – Gartner

AI set to overhaul manager's role – Gartner

Company predicts that by 2024, AI and emerging technologies will replace almost 69% of the manager's workload.

Zimbabwe telecos look to raise tariffs again

Zimbabwe telecos look to raise tariffs again

Firms in negotiation with industry regulator to agree on third increase.

Cable ship Leon Thevenin heads to Angola

Cable ship Leon Thevenin heads to Angola

Openserve releases statement on latest developments.

Middle East, Turkey and Africa to spend top dollar on innovation, digital transformation

Middle East, Turkey and Africa to spend top dollar on innovation, digital transformation

Investments in digital transformation and innovation will account for 30% of all IT spending in the region, according to IDC.

Zimbabwe's central bank reins in service providers

Zimbabwe's central bank reins in service providers

Digital finance firms asked to provide geolocation of access points, devices and mobile money agents.

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Telecoms

Setting
Dos Santos responds to #LuandaLeaks

Dos Santos responds to #LuandaLeaks

22 January 2020

Unitel's major shareholder implicated in illegal activity in documents released by the Platform to Protect Whistle-blowers in Africa.

MTN Cameroon in race against time to reconnect subscribers

MTN Cameroon in race against time to reconnect subscribers

21 January 2020

WACS cable break results in several days of disruption to internet, voice service.

Mobile

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IOT revenue expected to more than double in MEA

IOT revenue expected to more than double in MEA

08 January 2020

Market forecast to reach over US$20-billion, according to a report by market analysis firm GlobalData.

MTN Cameroon's MoMo gets GSMA backing

MTN Cameroon's MoMo gets GSMA backing

06 January 2020

Company is the first mobile operator within CEMAC to secure the certification.

Tanzania extends biometric SIM card registration deadline

Tanzania extends biometric SIM card registration deadline

06 January 2020

President declares 20 January 2020 as the new deadline, but vows it will be the last extension.

Networks

Setting
Cable ship Leon Thevenin heads to Angola

Cable ship Leon Thevenin heads to Angola

23 January 2020

Openserve releases statement on latest developments.

Cable restoration vessel readies to depart Cape

Cable restoration vessel readies to depart Cape

22 January 2020

Openserve confirms process underway and all loading is expected to be complete by 22 January 2020.

Liquid Telecom debuts 5G wholesale roaming in SA

Liquid Telecom debuts 5G wholesale roaming in SA

20 January 2020

The company will use its 3.5GHz spectrum asset to build the 5G network and provide nationwide 5G wholesale services.

Security

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Nigeria's SureBet247 rubbishes claims of possible security breach

Nigeria's SureBet247 rubbishes claims of possible security breach

17 January 2020

Betting site claims it was actually the server provider that was targeted.

Is outsourcing the solution to SA's cybercrime scourge?

Is outsourcing the solution to SA's cybercrime scourge?

13 December 2019

Yes, according to risk management solution and services provider SearchInform.

Business Intelligence

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AI set to overhaul manager's role – Gartner

AI set to overhaul manager's role – Gartner

24 January 2020

Company predicts that by 2024, AI and emerging technologies will replace almost 69% of the manager's workload.

Africa urgently needs AI roadmap

Africa urgently needs AI roadmap

02 January 2020

Data protection identified as a priority amid increased system adoption.

Cloud

Setting
Oracle talks up new SA data centres

Oracle talks up new SA data centres

15 January 2020

The US-based enterprise software giant says its new local cloud regions will deliver high performance and new experiences to local firms.

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.

ICT and Governance

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Malawi pens US$72.4-million global connectivity contract

Malawi pens US$72.4-million global connectivity contract

24 January 2020

Contract part of government's Digital Malawi Project and valid for ten years.

Africa's chance to shine at UK-Africa Summit 2020

Africa's chance to shine at UK-Africa Summit 2020

23 January 2020

Twenty-one heads of state from the continent are expected at the investment-focused event on 20 January 2020.

Zimbabwe's central bank reins in service providers

Zimbabwe's central bank reins in service providers

23 January 2020

Digital finance firms asked to provide geolocation of access points, devices and mobile money agents.

Business Continuity

Setting
YouTube appoints MD for emerging markets in EMEA

YouTube appoints MD for emerging markets in EMEA

21 January 2020

The video-sharing platform hires Alex Okosi as managing director of emerging markets in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

MTN Zambia appoints chief FinTech officer

MTN Zambia appoints chief FinTech officer

20 January 2020

Kombo Malukutila will step into the role as of 1 February 2020.

Fire destroys critical comms infrastructure in Malawi

Fire destroys critical comms infrastructure in Malawi

20 January 2020

Malawi Telecommunications Limited housed equipment on behalf of several telco and broadcasting firms.

Channel

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Liquid Telecom SA partners Qorus to strengthen channel partner pgm

Liquid Telecom SA partners Qorus to strengthen channel partner pgm

13 January 2020

Sales and marketing enablement platform to empower cloud channel partners.

Unified Communications

Setting
Why data siloes are detrimental to excellent customer experiences

Why data siloes are detrimental to excellent customer experiences

20 January 2020

Master Data Management has become a critical technology in ensuring organisations can deliver a consistent customer experience says Andrew Hoseck, Chief Operating Officer at In2IT Technologies.

Empowered workforces drive organisational success

Empowered workforces drive organisational success

10 January 2020

Kenya's largest telecom provider, Safaricom has improved task execution, bolstered security and spurred productivity with flexible ways of working.

Ride sharing platform launches in South Africa

Ride sharing platform launches in South Africa

23 December 2019

Idea behind Afri Ride is to make use of existing resources by offering the unoccupied seats in your car, or offering your car for rental.