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EcoCash looks to capitalise on Zim banks, Paynet dispute

EcoCash looks to capitalise on Zim banks, Paynet dispute

Opportunity for EcoCash to expand into the salary payments category and broaden its revenue stream.

Africa's FinTech sector grows by 60% in 2 years says Disrupt Africa

Africa's FinTech sector grows by 60% in 2 years says Disrupt Africa

Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa account for 65.2% of Africa's FinTech start-up ecosystem.

MTN Nigeria denies cyber attack, blames glitch

MTN Nigeria denies cyber attack, blames glitch

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

Liberia's industry regulator to be investigated

Liberia's industry regulator to be investigated

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

SA slow to develop data management strategies

SA slow to develop data management strategies

Oracle study shows little chance over the next three years of the country increasing capabilities in key areas of data…

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

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

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

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Telecoms

Setting
Cell C appoints new Chief HR officer

Cell C appoints new Chief HR officer

13 June 2019

Juba Mashaba will serve in the position as of 1 June 2019.

Uzi brings much-needed competition to Zambia's telecom industry

Uzi brings much-needed competition to Zambia's telecom industry

11 June 2019

Mobile phone subscription has increased, according to recent figures from the regulator.

Mobile

Setting
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.

MTN Zambia co-launches KASAKA mobile saving offering

MTN Zambia co-launches KASAKA mobile saving offering

31 May 2019

Operator partners Barclays Zambia and JUMO to roll out interest-bearing facility.

biNu's Stephen Newton pushes to disrupt with #datafree

biNu's Stephen Newton pushes to disrupt with #datafree

30 May 2019

He advocates a change in mindset to ensure consumers are not unfairly squeezed, that MNOs get their fair share and service providers sustain business.

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.

Dark Fibre Africa talks 5G opportunity

Dark Fibre Africa talks 5G opportunity

31 May 2019

5G’s required fibre densification is positive news for infrastructure players like Dark Fibre Africa.

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
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.

iWay Africa Kenya, Panda Security form cyber alliance

iWay Africa Kenya, Panda Security form cyber alliance

14 June 2019

Companies look to take on advanced cyberattacks, risky employee behaviour, among other challenges.

Business Intelligence

Setting
SA slow to develop data management strategies

SA slow to develop data management strategies

18 June 2019

Oracle study shows little chance over the next three years of the country increasing capabilities in key areas of data management.

Kenya's government to use AI in allocation of affordable housing

Kenya's government to use AI in allocation of affordable housing

24 April 2019

Data analysis will be applied to assist in evaluating credit worthiness of each applicant.

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.

SAP centres 2019 strategy on predictive customer support

SAP centres 2019 strategy on predictive customer support

10 June 2019

Customer experience is at the heart of digital revolution, SAP executives told South African users attending the Saphila 2019 Conference underway at Sun City, North West Province South Africa.

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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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.

Zambia moves ahead with biometric SIM card registration

Zambia moves ahead with biometric SIM card registration

13 June 2019

Latest development follows concerns raised over mobile money account theft.

Business Continuity

Setting
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.

Zimbabwe to use drones to curb cable theft

Zimbabwe to use drones to curb cable theft

11 June 2019

Utility Zesa acquires industrial grade enterprise drones to curb theft and vandalism.

Channel

Setting
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.

Westcon-Comstor gains Level 1 B-BBEE rating

Westcon-Comstor gains Level 1 B-BBEE rating

05 June 2019

The distributor says the new rating illustrates its commitment to transformation and paving the way for sustainable business.

Wari, Mara Phones link up to expand in Africa

Wari, Mara Phones link up to expand in Africa

27 May 2019

Partners emphasise integration and the credibility of the platform to showcase Africa's mobile capability.

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.