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

Africa's digital
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Continent's progress
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Saturday, Nov 16th

Vodacom, Safaricom plan joint bid to enter Ethiopia

Vodacom, Safaricom plan joint bid to enter Ethiopia

Kenya telco needs US$2-bn to launch into the East African country, according to MD Michael Joseph.

'Africa must invest in energy to have 5G'

'Africa must invest in energy to have 5G'

At AfricaCom 2019 Unitel representative Isabel dos Santos stressed for the same level of investment as has been the case…

MTN pens deal with Cameroon to digitise public services

MTN pens deal with Cameroon to digitise public services

Operator agrees to provide technologies and expertise.

Uganda: Seacom invests in enterprise datacentre construction

Uganda: Seacom invests in enterprise datacentre construction

Raxio Data Centre, to be launched n 2020, is touted as country's first carrier-neutral, enterprise-grade datacentre.

Angola Cables, Nokia carve out new fibre route for Africa

Angola Cables, Nokia carve out new fibre route for Africa

Companies successfully trial direct, low latency and fibre-based connection from Luanda to Boca Raton.

Vodacom's US$20 smart feature phone sells out in Tanzania

Vodacom's US$20 smart feature phone sells out in Tanzania

Operator confirms device is out of stock after successful launch in early November 2019.

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.

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Telecoms

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Vodacom, Safaricom plan joint bid to enter Ethiopia

Vodacom, Safaricom plan joint bid to enter Ethiopia

15 November 2019

Kenya telco needs US$2-bn to launch into the East African country, according to MD Michael Joseph.

Uganda: Seacom invests in enterprise datacentre construction

Uganda: Seacom invests in enterprise datacentre construction

15 November 2019

Raxio Data Centre, to be launched n 2020, is touted as country's first carrier-neutral, enterprise-grade datacentre.

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.

Mobile

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Vodacom's US$20 smart feature phone sells out in Tanzania

Vodacom's US$20 smart feature phone sells out in Tanzania

14 November 2019

Operator confirms device is out of stock after successful launch in early November 2019.

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.

Networks

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Angola Cables, Nokia carve out new fibre route for Africa

Angola Cables, Nokia carve out new fibre route for Africa

15 November 2019

Companies successfully trial direct, low latency and fibre-based connection from Luanda to Boca Raton.

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

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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.

Cloud service competition for Africa – bring it on says Microsoft

Cloud service competition for Africa – bring it on says Microsoft

07 October 2019

Company executive believes this is an opportune time for 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

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MTN pens deal with Cameroon to digitise public services

MTN pens deal with Cameroon to digitise public services

15 November 2019

Operator agrees to provide technologies and expertise.

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

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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

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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.

Software licencing should be getting simpler, but it's not

15 November 2019

Software licencing is one of an organisation's largest – and most complicated – costs, and some vendors have started offering different options in order to simplify the process says MIP Holdings.

Unified Communications

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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.

Software licencing should be getting simpler, but it's not

15 November 2019

Software licencing is one of an organisation's largest – and most complicated – costs, and some vendors have started offering different options in order to simplify the process says MIP Holdings.