Vodacom strikes key deals as it repositions pan-Africa operations

Vodacom's new
take on Africa

Operations in key
markets repositioned.

Wednesday, Jun 26th

Safaricom launches VoLTE service in Kenya

Safaricom launches VoLTE service in Kenya

Offerings under Neon low cost smartphone brand.

Etion eyes security market as it posts R2.9m loss

Etion eyes security market as it posts R2.9m loss

The company blames the weak South African economy for its poor performance and shifts focus to cyber security.

Zimbabwe's Reserve Bank clarifies foreign currency policy

Zimbabwe's Reserve Bank clarifies foreign currency policy

Country faces ongoing economic decline and is having to manage modalities around payments for companies like MultiChoice.

MultiChoice begins with consultation process

MultiChoice begins with consultation process

Follows recent announcement that over 2 000 employees would be effected by the realignment of its call centre and walk-in…

Ethiopia losing US$4.5 million daily due to internet shut down

Ethiopia losing US$4.5 million daily due to internet shut down

Nationwide shutdown following coup attempt.

afriQloud cloud service launches in Uganda

afriQloud cloud service launches in Uganda

To provide the African technology industry with cloud sovereignty.

Trend Micro launches new Sub-Saharan Africa channel programme

Trend Micro launches new Sub-Saharan Africa channel programme

To help partners in the region grow skills and competencies to take advantage of sales opportunities in the market.

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Telecoms

Setting
Zain Sudan ordered to restore internet services

Zain Sudan ordered to restore internet services

24 June 2019

Local court issues order for telco to immediately address country's prolonged internet blackout.

Vodacom strikes key deals as it repositions pan-Africa operations

Vodacom strikes key deals as it repositions pan-Africa operations

21 June 2019

Service provider agreements secured with companies Angola, Ghana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria and Zambia.

Mobile

Setting
Safaricom launches VoLTE service in Kenya

Safaricom launches VoLTE service in Kenya

26 June 2019

Offerings under Neon low cost smartphone brand.

Orange participates in latest investment funding for KaiOS

Orange participates in latest investment funding for KaiOS

21 June 2019

 

KaiOS Technologies says this strengthens its position in Africa's growing smart feature phone market.

Zimbabwe struggles with slow uptake and use of mobile telephony

Zimbabwe struggles with slow uptake and use of mobile telephony

06 June 2019

Latest consumer satisfaction survey highlights challenges of suppressed income levels, informalisation of economy.

Networks

Setting
Kenya to invest US$59-million in DARE submarine cable system

Kenya to invest US$59-million in DARE submarine cable system

03 June 2019

East African country connects to fifth such system in a bid to boost its data capacity.

MainOne launches N25-billion Digital Lagos campaign

MainOne launches N25-billion Digital Lagos campaign

23 May 2019

Company spearheads 'Broadband for All' initiative in conjunction with Lagos State Government.

Security

Setting
Ethiopia losing US$4.5 million daily due to internet shut down

Ethiopia losing US$4.5 million daily due to internet shut down

26 June 2019

Nationwide shutdown following coup attempt.

Safaricom launches anti-fraud API for mobile transactions

Safaricom launches anti-fraud API for mobile transactions

25 June 2019

Intention to formulate a framework to share user information with financial institutions.

MTN Nigeria server hit by suspected cyber criminals

MTN Nigeria server hit by suspected cyber criminals

18 June 2019

MTN has reportedly lost R28m in in just under two hours when suspected cyber criminals attacked its server on Saturday.

Business Intelligence

Setting
Robotic process automation competition becomes 'intense'

Robotic process automation competition becomes 'intense'

25 June 2019

Gartner expects a surge in robotic process automation software revenue, after nine of the top 10 vendors changed market share.

Disruptive tech will create jobs, not threaten them

Disruptive tech will create jobs, not threaten them

20 June 2019

The real concerning issue of our time is climate change says Tom Raftery, Global VP, Futurist, and Innovation Evangelist for SAP.

Cloud

Setting
SA digital lenders target SMEs

SA digital lenders target SMEs

10 May 2019

Cloud-based accounting platform Xero spearheads partnership to bolster small business development.

SA-backed cloud procurement solution clinches expansion deal

SA-backed cloud procurement solution clinches expansion deal

15 May 2019

US-based Fraxion announces merger with eRequester to bolster presence in North America.

ICT and Governance

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Vodacom backs 'code like a girl' initiative

Vodacom backs 'code like a girl' initiative

20 June 2019

Operator bridges gender digital divide by training more than 500 young girls to code.

Liberia's industry regulator to be investigated

Liberia's industry regulator to be investigated

18 June 2019

Government wants explanation over internet and social media network shutdown during recent protest.

US$48.2-billion spent worldwide on CX, CRM software in 2018

US$48.2-billion spent worldwide on CX, CRM software in 2018

18 June 2019

Gartner research shows CRM is the largest and fastest growing enterprise application software category.

Business Continuity

Setting
MultiChoice begins with consultation process

MultiChoice begins with consultation process

26 June 2019

Follows recent announcement that over 2 000 employees would be effected by the realignment of its call centre and walk-in centres.

MTN Nigeria denies cyber attack, blames glitch

MTN Nigeria denies cyber attack, blames glitch

19 June 2019

The telco has refuted reports that it suffered a cyber attack in the West African country.

Orange Business Services appoints new MEA VP

Orange Business Services appoints new MEA VP

18 June 2019

Sahem Azzam will focus on growing smart cities program and supporting enterprises' digital transformation across the region.

Channel

Setting
Trend Micro launches new Sub-Saharan Africa channel programme

Trend Micro launches new Sub-Saharan Africa channel programme

25 June 2019

To help partners in the region grow skills and competencies to take advantage of sales opportunities in the market.

Epson targets Zimbabwe's e-learning space

Epson targets Zimbabwe's e-learning space

24 June 2019

Company aligns with Direct E-Learning, Mustek in a schools-focused initiative.

Siemens acquires SA-based ESTEQ to bolster digital service distribution

Siemens acquires SA-based ESTEQ to bolster digital service distribution

13 June 2019

Siemens Digital Industries Software will now have a direct presence in the South Africa market.

Unified Communications

Setting
Sub-Saharan Africa market cloud ready

Sub-Saharan Africa market cloud ready

12 June 2019

SUSE executive offers perspective on SAP 2025 vision at SAP Saphila 2019.

Living (safely) on the Edge

Living (safely) on the Edge

05 June 2019

The importance of alighting an optimal security posture will only grow as more compelling edge computing use cases come online says Simon McCullough, Major Account Manager, F5 Networks.

Cameroon's Kiro'o Games not playing around on expansion

Cameroon's Kiro'o Games not playing around on expansion

29 May 2019

Firm seeks funds to create more African-themed role-playing games.