Malawi Mobile Limited loses courtcase.

Malawi Mobile loses court case

US$66.8m lawsuit ruling favours the government.

Thursday, Apr 27th

e-Commerce Nigeria Over US$1 million worth of Bitcoin exchanged weekly in Nigeria
Work begins on cable system connecting Africa with Americas

Work begins on cable system connecting Africa with Americas

This follows the completion of a marine survey, announced by Angola Cables.

Bail decision pending in R24m MTN SA fraud case

Bail decision pending in R24m MTN SA fraud case

Johannesburg Specialised Commercial Crimes Court will deliver judgment on MTN accountant's bail application next week.

Kenya: telcos secure US$8.3m broadband contract

Kenya: telcos secure US$8.3m broadband contract

Education focused project included in Communication Authority's broadband drive.

Bitcoin exchange's account still frozen in Nigeria

Bitcoin exchange's account still frozen in Nigeria

Third party issue at the heart of a problem that has hindered the exchange's ability to offer full service in…

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Telecoms

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Kenya: telcos secure US$8.3m broadband contract

Kenya: telcos secure US$8.3m broadband contract

26 April 2017

Education focused project included in Communication Authority's broadband drive.

Malawi Mobile Limited loses US$66.8m case

Malawi Mobile Limited loses US$66.8m case

25 April 2017

Mobile phone operator fails in bid to secure compensation from country's government following license cancellation.

Mobile

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Bail decision pending in R24m MTN SA fraud case

Bail decision pending in R24m MTN SA fraud case

26 April 2017

Johannesburg Specialised Commercial Crimes Court will deliver judgment on MTN accountant's bail application next week.

Namibia: mobility fuels new payment solution partnership

Namibia: mobility fuels new payment solution partnership

12 April 2017

Bank Windhoek, Wizzit launch GoPay as pressure mounts on African banks to digitise.

Nigeria: Numa Health introduces AI platform

Nigeria: Numa Health introduces AI platform

10 April 2017

Virtual personal healthcare assistant offers diagnosis and details of nearest available and most relevant healthcare facility.

Enterprise Solutions

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Vodafone Zambia launches JUMP Academy

Vodafone Zambia launches JUMP Academy

10 April 2017

Internet-enabled app offers unlimited access to educational materials.

OpenLabs, Huawei's key to unlocking IoT value

OpenLabs, Huawei's key to unlocking IoT value

04 April 2017

More widespread application of IoT in Africa, as businesses in key verticals ready and willing to exploit the resource.

Networks

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Paratus Telecom plans R150m network expansion in Namibia

Paratus Telecom plans R150m network expansion in Namibia

12 April 2017

Pan-African telecoms operator says R100m will be invested in fibre infrastructure.

Security

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A new Kaspersky partner program for security services providers

A new Kaspersky partner program for security services providers

25 April 2017

Global cybersecurity firm says the offering will help MSPs meet demand for IT security services and attract new customers in SMB markets.

Cybercrime up by 23% in Zambia

Cybercrime up by 23% in Zambia

21 April 2017

Finance sector particularly vulnerable to attacks, according to PwC report.

Business Intelligence

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Lagos readies to launch mass coding initiative

Lagos readies to launch mass coding initiative

07 April 2017

CodeLagos, scheduled for later this month, involves collaboration between state govt and private sector.

The rise of the information activists

The rise of the information activists

15 March 2017

2017 is the year of explosions in data, computing power and information activists – claim made at ITWeb BI Summit 2017.

Africa's software engineers urged to check prejudicial content

Africa's software engineers urged to check prejudicial content

10 March 2017

Twitter's Associate Product Manager believes developers need to be more aware of how bias and discrimination can emerge within content.

Cloud

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Lack of data laws hampers cloud adoption in Africa

Lack of data laws hampers cloud adoption in Africa

06 February 2017

The absence of cloud and data residency laws in Africa is slowing down the adoption of cloud services according to experts in the field.

MTN Business Botswana plans relaunch of Microsoft Express Route

MTN Business Botswana plans relaunch of Microsoft Express Route

07 November 2016

Company exec acknowledges slow uptake, says some markets considering cloud adoption need more time 'to understand benefits'.

ICT and Governance

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Deadline extended on Uganda's controversial SIM card registration

Deadline extended on Uganda's controversial SIM card registration

25 April 2017

Country's Communications Commission has given locals until 19 May 2017 to verify and validate their SIM cards.

French support for Ghana's tech startup ecosystem

French support for Ghana's tech startup ecosystem

25 April 2017

MoU signed between Paris innovation and economic development agency and Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology.

Retrenchments likely to hit SA's ICT sector

Retrenchments likely to hit SA's ICT sector

24 April 2017

Country's recent credit rating downgrades could have serious consequences explains IDC exec.

Business Continuity

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Zambia police raid CEC Liquid Telecom

Zambia police raid CEC Liquid Telecom

20 April 2017

Industry regulator together with law enforcement officials searched for suspected phone tapping equipment.

SEACOM outage affects Africa Europe connection

SEACOM outage affects Africa Europe connection

10 April 2017

Pan-African telecoms enabler currently redirecting transmission over WACS links.

Nigeria's PC market falls to nine-year low

Nigeria's PC market falls to nine-year low

04 April 2017

IDC says official PC shipments to West African country hit a slump in the past year.

Channel

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Veeam reveals plan to fine-tune Africa strategy

Veeam reveals plan to fine-tune Africa strategy

27 March 2017

Back-up and recovery firm says it is taking steps to improve its Africa sales and channel strategy.

Mustek, Panasonic confirm distribution deal

Mustek, Panasonic confirm distribution deal

16 February 2017

Partnership will make range of product available to South African market.

Dell EMC's new SADC Channel Director is ready

Dell EMC's new SADC Channel Director is ready

26 January 2017

Jonas Bogoshi will take on the role in February 2017 when the program is officially launched.

Unified Communications

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Tigo unveils state-of-the-art call centre in Tanzania

Tigo unveils state-of-the-art call centre in Tanzania

12 April 2017

Telco designed facility to include the latest technologies like embedded data security measures to protect customer information and identity.

Connected Kenya: enterprises urged to ready themselves for IoT boom

Connected Kenya: enterprises urged to ready themselves for IoT boom

11 April 2017

Telkom Kenya Managing Director encourages Kenyan businesses to seize imminent opportunities presented by IoT.

Huawei advocates 'first safe then smart' approach to digitalisation

Huawei advocates 'first safe then smart' approach to digitalisation

28 March 2017

ICT multinational outlines program and its position as innovation partner to governments interested in smart city investment.