Zim back online after High Court ruling

Shutdown illegal
says Zim court

Internet mostly restored
after High Court ruling.

Thursday, Jan 24th

Naspers no longer needs cash from 'risky' MultiChoice

Naspers no longer needs cash from 'risky' MultiChoice

MultiChoice says it now competes directly with other video entertainment services and licensees.

SA software skills retention behind Entelect's Fixx iT acquisition

SA software skills retention behind Entelect's Fixx iT acquisition

Software engineering and solutions company says deal will expose local talent to global markets without necessarily losing those skills.

MTN Zambia, Kirusa launch roaming service app

MTN Zambia, Kirusa launch roaming service app

Operator claims to be the first in Africa to deploy hybrid OTT voice service.

Uzi Zambia confirms February 2019 launch

Uzi Zambia confirms February 2019 launch

Schedule December 2018 launch postponed due to issues with licence terms and conditions.

Africa's unbanked to dominate discussion at FIGI 2019

Africa's unbanked to dominate discussion at FIGI 2019

FinTech, data security and mobile also top the agenda at ITU event in Egypt.

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Telecoms

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Uzi Zambia confirms February 2019 launch

Uzi Zambia confirms February 2019 launch

22 January 2019

Schedule December 2018 launch postponed due to issues with licence terms and conditions.

Tanzania: Millicom targets full ownership of Zantel

Tanzania: Millicom targets full ownership of Zantel

18 January 2019

Merger could heighten competition in a tight, fast-growth market.

Mobile

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MTN Zambia, Kirusa launch roaming service app

MTN Zambia, Kirusa launch roaming service app

23 January 2019

Operator claims to be the first in Africa to deploy hybrid OTT voice service.

Mnangagwa's crackdown on connectivity continues

Mnangagwa's crackdown on connectivity continues

17 January 2019

Internet restored but WhatsApp, Twitter still down in Zimbabwe as protests enter day four.

5G dominates 2019 mobile predictions

5G dominates 2019 mobile predictions

09 January 2019

2019 will likely be the year when the first 5G smartphones hit the market.

Networks

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Zim back online after High Court ruling

Zim back online after High Court ruling

22 January 2019

Emerson Mnangagwa returns to Zimbabwe after cancelling scheduled trip to Davos for WEF.

KENET, T-Metro unite to give Kenya's education a boost

KENET, T-Metro unite to give Kenya's education a boost

16 January 2019

Expanded network capacity allows KENET to improve service quality and support growing data traffic demands, according to the service provider company.

Africa must keep 5G in perspective

Africa must keep 5G in perspective

10 January 2019

3G migration, extensive reach and increased smartphone penetration are priorities says Daniel Jaeger from Nokia.

Security

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#RiversideAttack: Kenya deals with info fallout

#RiversideAttack: Kenya deals with info fallout

16 January 2019

Tech-savvy terror groups are using social media to spread their agenda, according to market researchers.

Gemalto's biometric boost for Uganda's Entebbe Airport

Gemalto's biometric boost for Uganda's Entebbe Airport

15 January 2019

Digital security company contracted to supply border management system, including eKiosks.

Internet shutdown in Gabon, DR Congo condemned

Internet shutdown in Gabon, DR Congo condemned

09 January 2019

Internet Without Borders, Paradigm Initiative slam governments for disruption to connectivity.

Business Intelligence

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Smart speakers, AI and 5G top Deloitte's 2019 predictions

Smart speakers, AI and 5G top Deloitte's 2019 predictions

22 January 2019

Company shares insight from the 18th edition of Technology, Media and Telecommunications predictions.

Malawi embraces data to bolster health systems

Malawi embraces data to bolster health systems

08 January 2019

Consortium to implement US$10-million backed Kuunika Data Use Interventions project.

Liquid Telecom deploys first IOT service in Kenya

Liquid Telecom deploys first IOT service in Kenya

20 December 2018

Air quality censors to map pollution across the East African country.

Cloud

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Crypto-mining malware uninstalls cloud security software

Crypto-mining malware uninstalls cloud security software

21 January 2019

The malware uninstalls cloud security protection and monitoring products from compromised servers.

ICT and Governance

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SA software skills retention behind Entelect's Fixx iT acquisition

SA software skills retention behind Entelect's Fixx iT acquisition

23 January 2019

Software engineering and solutions company says deal will expose local talent to global markets without necessarily losing those skills.

SAP Africa Code Week exceeds target, trains 2.3m

SAP Africa Code Week exceeds target, trains 2.3m

18 January 2019

The skills development initiative empowered millions of youth with basic coding skills, almost doubling the previous year's numbers.

Zimbabwe offline as govt moves to control communication

Zimbabwe offline as govt moves to control communication

18 January 2019

There is currently no internet connectivity in the Southern African country with authorities having issued a fresh directive to ISPs and telcos.

Business Continuity

Setting
Naspers no longer needs cash from 'risky' MultiChoice

Naspers no longer needs cash from 'risky' MultiChoice

23 January 2019

MultiChoice says it now competes directly with other video entertainment services and licensees.

Cameroon's Camtel sacks staff

Cameroon's Camtel sacks staff

18 January 2019

GM understood to have initiated an audit to investigate HR issues, including fake certification and fraud.

White House mulls executive order to bar Huawei, ZTE purchases

White House mulls executive order to bar Huawei, ZTE purchases

28 December 2018

President Donald Trump considering an executive order in the new year that would bar US companies from using telecoms equipment made by China's Huawei and ZTE.

Channel

Setting
Drive Control Corporation launches professional services division

Drive Control Corporation launches professional services division

17 January 2019

Newly established silo to support reseller base, add value to product distribution says exec.

"Organisations are still going about digital transformation in the wrong way' - IDC

14 December 2018

 

Researcher says few have achieved the goal to have an independent digital enterprise.

jp.ik, Portuguese company, leads pioneering journey in technology for education

jp.ik, Portuguese company, leads pioneering journey in technology for education

29 November 2018

jp.ik is behind more than 20 large-scale ICT education projects implemented.

Unified Communications

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Gartner foresees virtual assistant boom at work

Gartner foresees virtual assistant boom at work

10 January 2019

AI-enabled speech-to-text and text-to-speech hosted services are improving rapidly, Gartner says.

Nigeria's Publiseer partners with Google Play Books, targets Egypt

Nigeria's Publiseer partners with Google Play Books, targets Egypt

09 January 2019

Publishing company to support Google's digital book distribution service in Africa.

Rwanda ready to roll on public transport Wi-Fi in 2019

Rwanda ready to roll on public transport Wi-Fi in 2019

14 December 2018

Culmination of five years of testing, with authorities looking to also implement smart bus shelters.