MTN Zambia appoints chief FinTech officer

MTN Zambia's
FinTech lead

Komba Malukutila will
begin on 1 February.

Thursday, Jan 23rd

Africa Data Centres confirms progress on Midrand facility

Africa Data Centres confirms progress on Midrand facility

Datacentre facility is scheduled for completion in 2021.

Vodacom Tanzania disconnects 157,000 subscribers

Vodacom Tanzania disconnects 157,000 subscribers

Operator says action was in compliance with directive from the TCRA.

Cable restoration vessel readies to depart Cape

Cable restoration vessel readies to depart Cape

Openserve confirms process underway and all loading is expected to be complete by 22 January 2020.

Emboldened FinTech firm Flutterwave targets expansion

Emboldened FinTech firm Flutterwave targets expansion

Start-up secures US$35-million in fundraising, announces partnership with WorldPay and Visa.

Dos Santos responds to #LuandaLeaks

Dos Santos responds to #LuandaLeaks

Unitel's major shareholder implicated in illegal activity in documents released by the Platform to Protect Whistle-blowers in Africa.

YouTube appoints MD for emerging markets in EMEA

YouTube appoints MD for emerging markets in EMEA

The video-sharing platform hires Alex Okosi as managing director of emerging markets in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Africa's chance to shine at UK-Africa Summit 2020

Africa's chance to shine at UK-Africa Summit 2020

Twenty-one heads of state from the continent are expected at the investment-focused event on 20 January 2020.

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Telecoms

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Dos Santos responds to #LuandaLeaks

Dos Santos responds to #LuandaLeaks

22 January 2020

Unitel's major shareholder implicated in illegal activity in documents released by the Platform to Protect Whistle-blowers in Africa.

MTN Cameroon in race against time to reconnect subscribers

MTN Cameroon in race against time to reconnect subscribers

21 January 2020

WACS cable break results in several days of disruption to internet, voice service.

Telecel Zimbabwe on the verge of collapse says labour union

Telecel Zimbabwe on the verge of collapse says labour union

20 January 2020

Communication and Allied Services Workers Union of Zimbabwe lodges appeal with government.

Mobile

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IOT revenue expected to more than double in MEA

IOT revenue expected to more than double in MEA

08 January 2020

Market forecast to reach over US$20-billion, according to a report by market analysis firm GlobalData.

MTN Cameroon's MoMo gets GSMA backing

MTN Cameroon's MoMo gets GSMA backing

06 January 2020

Company is the first mobile operator within CEMAC to secure the certification.

Tanzania extends biometric SIM card registration deadline

Tanzania extends biometric SIM card registration deadline

06 January 2020

President declares 20 January 2020 as the new deadline, but vows it will be the last extension.

Networks

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Cable restoration vessel readies to depart Cape

Cable restoration vessel readies to depart Cape

22 January 2020

Openserve confirms process underway and all loading is expected to be complete by 22 January 2020.

Liquid Telecom debuts 5G wholesale roaming in SA

Liquid Telecom debuts 5G wholesale roaming in SA

20 January 2020

The company will use its 3.5GHz spectrum asset to build the 5G network and provide nationwide 5G wholesale services.

Orange sets Africa agenda with new MEA headquarters

Orange sets Africa agenda with new MEA headquarters

10 January 2020

Telco increases presence and opts to use Morocco as its base.

Security

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Nigeria's SureBet247 rubbishes claims of possible security breach

Nigeria's SureBet247 rubbishes claims of possible security breach

17 January 2020

Betting site claims it was actually the server provider that was targeted.

Russian hacking group targets Sub-Saharan Africa banks

Russian hacking group targets Sub-Saharan Africa banks

14 January 2020

Kaspersky Lab reports thousands of notifications of attacks on major banks in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Is outsourcing the solution to SA's cybercrime scourge?

Is outsourcing the solution to SA's cybercrime scourge?

13 December 2019

Yes, according to risk management solution and services provider SearchInform.

Business Intelligence

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IT, business to share control of tech

IT, business to share control of tech

15 January 2020

Gartner predicts 50% of organisations will experience increased collaboration over the next two years.

Africa urgently needs AI roadmap

Africa urgently needs AI roadmap

02 January 2020

Data protection identified as a priority amid increased system adoption.

Cloud

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Oracle talks up new SA data centres

Oracle talks up new SA data centres

15 January 2020

The US-based enterprise software giant says its new local cloud regions will deliver high performance and new experiences to local firms.

African businesses trust their IT strategies to the cloud

African businesses trust their IT strategies to the cloud

05 December 2019

Vodacom's Kabelo Makwane delves into the dynamics of the continent's evolving cloud and security market segment.

MainOne deepens interest in Ghana with new Accra expansion

MainOne deepens interest in Ghana with new Accra expansion

02 December 2019

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

ICT and Governance

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Vodacom Tanzania disconnects 157,000 subscribers

Vodacom Tanzania disconnects 157,000 subscribers

22 January 2020

Operator says action was in compliance with directive from the TCRA.

Botswana overhauls mobile money regulations

Botswana overhauls mobile money regulations

20 January 2020

Telecommunication services providers must separate mobile financial payment services from other offerings.

Upswing in worldwide IT spend in 2020

Upswing in worldwide IT spend in 2020

16 January 2020

Global IT spending is forecast to reach a total of $3.9 trillion this year, according to Gartner.

Business Continuity

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YouTube appoints MD for emerging markets in EMEA

YouTube appoints MD for emerging markets in EMEA

21 January 2020

The video-sharing platform hires Alex Okosi as managing director of emerging markets in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

MTN Zambia appoints chief FinTech officer

MTN Zambia appoints chief FinTech officer

20 January 2020

Kombo Malukutila will step into the role as of 1 February 2020.

Fire destroys critical comms infrastructure in Malawi

Fire destroys critical comms infrastructure in Malawi

20 January 2020

Malawi Telecommunications Limited housed equipment on behalf of several telco and broadcasting firms.

Channel

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Liquid Telecom SA partners Qorus to strengthen channel partner pgm

Liquid Telecom SA partners Qorus to strengthen channel partner pgm

13 January 2020

Sales and marketing enablement platform to empower cloud channel partners.

SA's Ocular Technologies appointed VAR for Genesys

SA's Ocular Technologies appointed VAR for Genesys

27 November 2019

Strong focus on digital transformation and AI, via the PureConnect platform.

Unified Communications

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Why data siloes are detrimental to excellent customer experiences

Why data siloes are detrimental to excellent customer experiences

20 January 2020

Master Data Management has become a critical technology in ensuring organisations can deliver a consistent customer experience says Andrew Hoseck, Chief Operating Officer at In2IT Technologies.

Empowered workforces drive organisational success

Empowered workforces drive organisational success

10 January 2020

Kenya's largest telecom provider, Safaricom has improved task execution, bolstered security and spurred productivity with flexible ways of working.

Ride sharing platform launches in South Africa

Ride sharing platform launches in South Africa

23 December 2019

Idea behind Afri Ride is to make use of existing resources by offering the unoccupied seats in your car, or offering your car for rental.