Econet partners with Dr Dish.

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Calls for creative pricing of mobile data emerge from Kenya and SA

Calls for creative pricing of mobile data emerge from Kenya and SA

Organisations working in the internet sector are calling for changes to the sale of mobile data in order to boost…

Swaziland MPs call for liberalisation of fibre optic infrastructure

Swaziland MPs call for liberalisation of fibre optic infrastructure

Government officials debate inconsistencies in the management of backbone infrastructure and international gateway.

Senegal set to launch internet exchange point

Senegal set to launch internet exchange point

29 August scheduled date for launch, according to state IT agency.

Emerging markets spur smartphone sales growth, Africa lags

Emerging markets spur smartphone sales growth, Africa lags

Africa's smartphone revolution is showing signs of a slowdown, according to recent market research.

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Telecoms

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Senegal set to launch internet exchange point

Senegal set to launch internet exchange point

23 August 2017

29 August scheduled date for launch, according to state IT agency.

Econet partners with Dr Dish, launches Kwese' TV in Zimbabwe

Econet partners with Dr Dish, launches Kwese' TV in Zimbabwe

22 August 2017

This development represents one of the biggest investments in the media space the country has witnessed for some time.

SA authority to investigate data costs

SA authority to investigate data costs

21 August 2017

Regulator to initiate probe in response to request by SA's Economic Development Minister.

Mobile

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Nigeria pushes global mobile broadband subscriptions to 4.3bn

Nigeria pushes global mobile broadband subscriptions to 4.3bn

23 August 2017

The greater penetration of low-cost smartphones and data-efficient mobile browsers cited as reasons for the spike in mobile internet use.

Emerging markets spur smartphone sales growth, Africa lags

Emerging markets spur smartphone sales growth, Africa lags

22 August 2017

Africa's smartphone revolution is showing signs of a slowdown, according to recent market research.

Millicom has new buyer for Tigo Senegal

Millicom has new buyer for Tigo Senegal

04 August 2017

New deal signed with consortium consisting of NJJ, Sofima and Teyliom Group.

Networks

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Swaziland MPs call for liberalisation of fibre optic infrastructure

Swaziland MPs call for liberalisation of fibre optic infrastructure

23 August 2017

Government officials debate inconsistencies in the management of backbone infrastructure and international gateway.

Angonix claims top three IXP position in Africa

Angonix claims top three IXP position in Africa

17 August 2017

Internet infrastructure expected to grow exponentially in the next few years, data has to travel shorter distances to get to users.

Nigerian varsities get free Wi-Fi

Nigerian varsities get free Wi-Fi

09 August 2017

Surfwella was launched this week to boost students' academic and research work.

Security

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In 2018, weak authentication the leading cause of IoT security breaches - Gartner

In 2018, weak authentication the leading cause of IoT security breaches - Gartner

21 August 2017

Over 50% of IoT device manufacturers will remain unable to address product threats, according to global research and analysis firm.

Uber rolls out Real-Time ID check in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya

Uber rolls out Real-Time ID check in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya

30 July 2017

Feature introduced as a pilot to driver-partners in South Africa earlier this year.

Business Intelligence

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AfricaCom 2017 adds new technology arena

AfricaCom 2017 adds new technology arena

22 August 2017

The technology arena will be home to over 100 technology-focused exhibitors at the AfricaCom conference in Cape Town in November.

Botswana Innovation Hub to host US$3 million development programme

Botswana Innovation Hub to host US$3 million development programme

21 August 2017

Project aiming to empower youth and entrepreneurs across Southern Africa is funded by De Beers and Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Cloud

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SACS at critical phase of development

SACS at critical phase of development

10 August 2017

Project advances to installation of the cable on the Angolan shore.

Nigeria’s iConcepts launches mobile marketing app for start-ups

Nigeria’s iConcepts launches mobile marketing app for start-ups

09 August 2017

Regional media reports that the most prominent headache for start-ups is figuring out how to make customers believe in their services and offerings.

ICT and Governance

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Calls for creative pricing of mobile data emerge from Kenya and SA

Calls for creative pricing of mobile data emerge from Kenya and SA

23 August 2017

Organisations working in the internet sector are calling for changes to the sale of mobile data in order to boost affordability.

Public sector's digital progress depends on policy change

Public sector's digital progress depends on policy change

21 August 2017

Digital transformation at government level is critical, say industry analysts.

Business Continuity

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Jhb, Nairobi make Dell Women Entrepreneur Cities Index

Jhb, Nairobi make Dell Women Entrepreneur Cities Index

14 August 2017

African cities commended for ability to attract and support female entrepreneurs.

Uber reviews cash payment option to ensure driver safety

Uber reviews cash payment option to ensure driver safety

11 August 2017

Attacks on driver partners in South Africa over the last few months have resulted in a preference for card payments.

Kenya: IEBC ICT official murdered say authorities

Kenya: IEBC ICT official murdered say authorities

01 August 2017

IEBC Chairperson has expresses concern over security after the body of Chris Musando was found hours before testing of ICT equipment for the forthcoming elections.

Channel

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SA's first Huawei HAINA students graduate

SA's first Huawei HAINA students graduate

22 August 2017

First cohort of Huawei Authorised Information and Network Academy students achieve success in ICT education program.

Cisco Appoints new VP to bolster digital transformation in MEA

Cisco Appoints new VP to bolster digital transformation in MEA

31 July 2017

David Meads will ensure that the company maintains its momentum at the forefront of digital transformation efforts.

Exclusive: Infinix Mobility exec Olamide Amosu on Nigeria's mobile device market

Exclusive: Infinix Mobility exec Olamide Amosu on Nigeria's mobile device market

05 July 2017

OEM's Communications Manager speaks frankly about the realities of doing business within Nigeria's mobile industry.

Unified Communications

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African leaders mobilise in Tanzania to delve into tech opportunities

African leaders mobilise in Tanzania to delve into tech opportunities

11 July 2017

The total number of SIM connections expected to rise to nearly 1 billion by 2020, claims GSMA research.

Tech the trump card in Kenya's elections

Tech the trump card in Kenya's elections

15 August 2017

Local ICT expert believes integration with blockchain should be the next step to streamline process and enhance transparency.

Start-up eyes Africa's workplace collaboration market

Start-up eyes Africa's workplace collaboration market

11 August 2017

Johannesburg-based Connect-2-Me taps into IBM technology Bluemix and Watson as it looks to disrupt the market.