Tariff increases unsettle Zimbabwe telecommunications firms

Zim telcos
feel rattled

Tariff increases will
have an impact.


Wednesday, Nov 13th

Liquid Telecom confirms land-based fibre link East and West Africa

Liquid Telecom confirms land-based fibre link East and West Africa

New high-capacity digital corridor via DRC established.

Africell launches 3G smart feature phone

Africell launches 3G smart feature phone

Device powered by KaiOS mobile operating system.

What will it take for Africa to drive US$5-trillion digital economy?

What will it take for Africa to drive US$5-trillion digital economy?

5G, AI and other technologies will have major impact on continent's ability to transform.

Parallel Wireless backs MTN's OpenRAN Africa plan

Parallel Wireless backs MTN's OpenRAN Africa plan

Mobile network operator set to deploy 5,000 OpenRAN sites across their 21 operations.

MTN, ZTE showcase Africa's first live 5G video call

MTN, ZTE showcase Africa's first live 5G video call

Spectrum allocation remains a glaring outstanding feature in South Africa's race to 5G commercial rollout.

Cameroon telecoms regulator to audit operators

Cameroon telecoms regulator to audit operators

Telcos are obliged to pay 4.5% of their annual income (tax not inclusive) to the state.

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Telecoms

Setting
Parallel Wireless backs MTN's OpenRAN Africa plan

Parallel Wireless backs MTN's OpenRAN Africa plan

12 November 2019

Mobile network operator set to deploy 5,000 OpenRAN sites across their 21 operations.

MTN, ZTE showcase Africa's first live 5G video call

MTN, ZTE showcase Africa's first live 5G video call

12 November 2019

Spectrum allocation remains a glaring outstanding feature in South Africa's race to 5G commercial rollout.

Tigo, Zantel move ahead with merge in Tanzania

Tigo, Zantel move ahead with merge in Tanzania

08 November 2019

Deal awaits regulatory approval, but process to transfer ownership of shares in Zantel to Tigo is complete.

Mobile

Setting
Africell launches 3G smart feature phone

Africell launches 3G smart feature phone

13 November 2019

Device powered by KaiOS mobile operating system.

Workz, Econet partner to bring eSIM to Zimbabwe

Workz, Econet partner to bring eSIM to Zimbabwe

06 November 2019

IOT provider and network operator announce successful trials of virtual SIM for Zimbabwean subscribers.

SA firm launches 'tap and go' SIM card registration

SA firm launches 'tap and go' SIM card registration

04 November 2019

Axon Wireless rolls out system in Ivory Coast.

Networks

Setting
Solar-based ISP rolls out 4G LTE in Nigeria

Solar-based ISP rolls out 4G LTE in Nigeria

11 November 2019

Tizeti plans to extend the network to major cities and the rest of West Africa in 2020.

Tanzania secures US$5.9-million Burundi connection deal

Tanzania secures US$5.9-million Burundi connection deal

06 November 2019

Tanzania Telecommunications Company Limited and Burundi Backbone System commit to ten-year agreement.

Security

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MTN, IWF launch child online protection initiative

MTN, IWF launch child online protection initiative

04 November 2019

Operator claims to be the first Africa-wide telecommunications firm to enter into alliance with the Internet Watch Foundation.

Virtual currency crime spikes in South Africa

Virtual currency crime spikes in South Africa

29 October 2019

2800% increase in trades from South Africa this month compared to October 2018, according to Paxful.

Blockchain expert foils possible crypto scam in Mauritius

Blockchain expert foils possible crypto scam in Mauritius

09 October 2019

Horizon Africa's Suyash Sumaroo filed complaint with country's financial regulator, which then issued alert.

Business Intelligence

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Dutch tech talent firm Tunga opens new office in Lagos

Dutch tech talent firm Tunga opens new office in Lagos

07 November 2019

Start-up features a network of over 300 African software developers across Egypt, Nigeria and Uganda.

SAS targets open source opportunity

SAS targets open source opportunity

23 October 2019

Company scheduled to launch new solution specifically targeted at 'non-SAS sites'.

Cloud

Setting
Tarsus' cloud company to expand coverage in Africa

Tarsus' cloud company to expand coverage in Africa

17 October 2019

Expansion initially in SADC region, followed by launches in East and West Africa.

MainOne deepens interest in Ghana with new Accra expansion

MainOne deepens interest in Ghana with new Accra expansion

26 September 2019

Tier III 100-rack MDXi facility scheduled to be ready for service in Q4 2020.

ICT and Governance

Setting
Cameroon telecoms regulator to audit operators

Cameroon telecoms regulator to audit operators

12 November 2019

Telcos are obliged to pay 4.5% of their annual income (tax not inclusive) to the state.

Zambia lumbers under pressure of mounting e-waste

Zambia lumbers under pressure of mounting e-waste

08 November 2019

Mobile phones contribute the most (34.8%), according to survey.

IT spending in EMEA to bounce back in 2020

IT spending in EMEA to bounce back in 2020

07 November 2019

Gartner analysts predict IT spending in EMEA will return to growth at US$798-billion in 2020.

Business Continuity

Setting
Bolt launches €10-m Environmental Impact Fund

Bolt launches €10-m Environmental Impact Fund

11 November 2019

Kenya-based M-Kopa will be the first beneficiary of the fund.

EMEA businesses should expect a more volatile 2020

EMEA businesses should expect a more volatile 2020

05 November 2019

Gartner analyst explains the impact of turns on businesses in the region as they continue on the path to digitalisation.

African Network Information Centre appoints new CEO

African Network Information Centre appoints new CEO

29 October 2019

Industry veteran Eddy Mabano Kayihura takes over from Allan Barret.

Channel

Setting
Westcon-Comstor to distribute Juniper Networks

Westcon-Comstor to distribute Juniper Networks

30 October 2019

Juniper has been at the forefront of developments in SD-WAN and modern segment routing, according to Westcon-Comstor.

SA’s IT channel mood downbeat

SA’s IT channel mood downbeat

23 September 2019

Results from The Margin's channel survey show that last year's overwhelmingly positive sentiment has shifted.

Unified Communications

Setting
What will it take for Africa to drive US$5-trillion digital economy?

What will it take for Africa to drive US$5-trillion digital economy?

13 November 2019

5G, AI and other technologies will have major impact on continent's ability to transform.

Making a digital dash for Africa

Making a digital dash for Africa

29 October 2019

Continent's opportunity to build its digital ecosystem firmly on AfricaCom agenda.