SA ranks third in Africa for broadband speed

SA's race for
broadband

Researchers outline
country's ranking.

Monday, Aug 19th

Huawei sends Wall Street Journal letter of legal demand

Huawei sends Wall Street Journal letter of legal demand

Company follows up initial rejection of claims made in a published report.

Growing concern over Kenya's Huduma roll out

Growing concern over Kenya's Huduma roll out

Paradigm Initiative the latest group to express reservations about pending legislation.

Networks Unlimited Africa, Indegy ink cybersecurity deal

Networks Unlimited Africa, Indegy ink cybersecurity deal

Focus will be on the protection of industrial control system networks.

biNu in reverse billing alliance with MTN

biNu in reverse billing alliance with MTN

Service available to South African subscribers initially, but there are plans to extend to other countries.

Nigerian students vow to retaliate over xenophobic attacks in SA

Nigerian students vow to retaliate over xenophobic attacks in SA

National Association of Nigerian Students said it will enforce its ultimatum issued to SA companies to leave Nigeria.

Africa is last growth frontier for FinTech companies

Africa is last growth frontier for FinTech companies

Sub-Saharan Africa will become a flagship for mobile disruption by 2025.

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Telecoms

Setting
SA ranks third in Africa for broadband speed

SA ranks third in Africa for broadband speed

14 August 2019

Free State province has the fastest download speed while Durban ranks highest as far as cities are concerned.

Africell budgets US$300-million for expansion

Africell budgets US$300-million for expansion

07 August 2019

Operator eager to disrupt telecoms space in key markets including Angola and Zimbabwe.

Internetwork infractions rock Nigeria's telecoms space

Internetwork infractions rock Nigeria's telecoms space

06 August 2019

Industry regulator forced to intervene in latest incident involving MTN and Globacom.

Mobile

Setting
biNu in reverse billing alliance with MTN

biNu in reverse billing alliance with MTN

16 August 2019

Service available to South African subscribers initially, but there are plans to extend to other countries.

TECNO launches KaiOS powered T901

TECNO launches KaiOS powered T901

15 August 2019

Latest 3G smart feature phone announced, but company yet to confirm exactly where it will be made available.

Econet Group shuts entertainment division

Econet Group shuts entertainment division

08 August 2019

Adverse economic conditions and high price of content cited behind decision.

Networks

Setting
Paratus Namibia raises capital through rights issue

Paratus Namibia raises capital through rights issue

02 August 2019

Capital to support company's ongoing aggressive roll out of telecommunications infrastructure, specifically fibre and 4G LTE.

Security

Setting
Huawei rejects spying allegations in Africa

Huawei rejects spying allegations in Africa

15 August 2019

The company responds to reports that its technicians assisted the governments of Uganda and Zambia to spy on rivals.

Sudan's military council restores internet

Sudan's military council restores internet

12 July 2019

Opposition party says most important factor is restoration the result of judicial order.

Business Intelligence

Setting
4IR to dominate discussion at IT leaders Africa Summit

4IR to dominate discussion at IT leaders Africa Summit

07 August 2019

Cybersecurity to feature strongly, along with South Africa's positioning around 4IR and related opportunities.

AI augmentation to create US$2.9-trillion in business value in 2021

AI augmentation to create US$2.9-trillion in business value in 2021

06 August 2019

In 2021, artificial intelligence (AI) augmentation will create US$2.9-trillion of business value and 6.2 billion hours of worker productivity globally, according to Gartner.

Cameroonian start-up looks to establish data analysis centre

Cameroonian start-up looks to establish data analysis centre

01 August 2019

Philjohn Technologies to source FCFA460-million to set up centre, a first for Central Africa.

Cloud

Setting
Google and VMware have extended their cloud computing partnership

Google and VMware have extended their cloud computing partnership

31 July 2019

The companies unveil a service that allows organisations to run their VMware workloads on Google’s cloud platform.

Angola Cables launches cloud service for Africa

Angola Cables launches cloud service for Africa

16 July 2019

Single platform 'Cloud as a Service' follows the company's recent inauguration of its Tier III AngoNAP datacentre in Fortaleza, Brazil.

afriQloud cloud service launches in Uganda

afriQloud cloud service launches in Uganda

25 June 2019

To provide the African technology industry with cloud sovereignty.

ICT and Governance

Setting
Growing concern over Kenya's Huduma roll out

Growing concern over Kenya's Huduma roll out

19 August 2019

Paradigm Initiative the latest group to express reservations about pending legislation.

Afrikaans, Zulu, Sotho added for Facebook fact-checking

Afrikaans, Zulu, Sotho added for Facebook fact-checking

14 August 2019

The social network adds new support for several African languages to reduce the spread of misinformation.

Hard-pressed Zim telcos hike data bundle tariffs

Hard-pressed Zim telcos hike data bundle tariffs

08 August 2019

Increased operational costs, loss of value of local currency and rising inflation are key challenges.

Business Continuity

Setting
Nigerian students vow to retaliate over xenophobic attacks in SA

Nigerian students vow to retaliate over xenophobic attacks in SA

16 August 2019

National Association of Nigerian Students said it will enforce its ultimatum issued to SA companies to leave Nigeria.

Channel

Setting
HPE South Africa appoints new MD

HPE South Africa appoints new MD

30 July 2019

President Ntuli will serve in the position effective 1 August 2019.

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.

Unified Communications

Setting
MTN Cameroon woos partners with new platform launch

MTN Cameroon woos partners with new platform launch

30 July 2019

Company unveils MTN Fusion, designed to help identify new service and solution opportunities.

Google unveils new offerings for Africa

Google unveils new offerings for Africa

25 July 2019

Company also pledges additional US$4-million towards youth empowerment, agriculture and gender equality at Google for Nigeria event.

SA's Rectron to distribute Cradlepoint LTE, 5G tech

SA's Rectron to distribute Cradlepoint LTE, 5G tech

12 July 2019

Cradlepoint signs distribution agreement with Rectron to significantly expand channel presence in South Africa.