Kenya’s CMA warns over ICO.

Kenya's CMA warns of danger

Initial Coin Offers unregulated, it says.

Zim TelOne rules out debt write-off

Friday, Feb 23rd

Kwesé buys stake in iflix to broaden SVOD offering

Kwesé buys stake in iflix to broaden SVOD offering

Intention behind investment is to transform media on the continent says Strive Masiyiwa.

SA's national budget bodes well for ICT business

SA's national budget bodes well for ICT business

Proposed R2.1 billion fund to benefit start-ups highlighted.

Algeria's Djezzy affirms data-focused turnaround strategy

Algeria's Djezzy affirms data-focused turnaround strategy

Company cites lower overall revenues as the main reason for Q4 2017 results.

Will this Kenyan firm be Africa's first billion dollar company?

Will this Kenyan firm be Africa's first billion dollar company?

CEO believes company's USSD-based value proposition sets it apart from the norm.

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Telecoms

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Algeria's Djezzy affirms data-focused turnaround strategy

Algeria's Djezzy affirms data-focused turnaround strategy

22 February 2018

Company cites lower overall revenues as the main reason for Q4 2017 results.

Kenya telecoms sector study zeroes in on Safaricom

Kenya telecoms sector study zeroes in on Safaricom

21 February 2018

Comms Authority is considering measures to restrict telco's dominance.

Telecom Egypt, Orange sign bitstream services deal

Telecom Egypt, Orange sign bitstream services deal

21 February 2018

TE expects three-year agreement to reflect positive impact on revenue in the medium-term.

Mobile

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Tigo registers a loss of subscribers in Rwanda

Tigo registers a loss of subscribers in Rwanda

20 February 2018

Active mobile telephone subscription report shows newly acquired telco started the year with a dip in subscriber numbers.

Surge in number of mobile internet users in Zambia

Surge in number of mobile internet users in Zambia

30 January 2018

Increased competition has reduced price of data services, contributed to growth.

Networks

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Angola Cables looks to connect to US market

Angola Cables looks to connect to US market

20 February 2018

Operator enters into strategic partnership with fibre optic firm FiberLight LLC to extend connectivity into US market.

Huawei ups support for Kenya's Presidential Digital Talent Program

Huawei ups support for Kenya's Presidential Digital Talent Program

19 February 2018

Over 100 trainees from the current PDTP cohort will undergo training in wireless technology at Huawei's Nairobi training centre.

Nimbus constructs TKF line linking Namibia to Botswana

Nimbus constructs TKF line linking Namibia to Botswana

14 February 2018

CEO says fibre line is expected to be operational by end of May 2018.

Security

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Secure now, secure strong to combat Gen V threats says Check Point

Secure now, secure strong to combat Gen V threats says Check Point

15 February 2018

Global provider of cyber-security solutions used its CPX360 event to outline new security module and details of its Gen V product strategy.

Ransomware, 'malvertising' and cryptominers dominate cyber threat landscape

Ransomware, 'malvertising' and cryptominers dominate cyber threat landscape

12 February 2018

Research shows that from July to December 2017, one in five organisations were impacted by cryptomining malware.

Comms Authority warns Kenyans on emerging cyber crime

Comms Authority warns Kenyans on emerging cyber crime

22 January 2018

An advisory on supply chain risks in third-party software has been issued.

Business Intelligence

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AI Technologies secures 84.51% stake in BusyInternet Ghana

AI Technologies secures 84.51% stake in BusyInternet Ghana

12 February 2018

Company describes deal as a strategic investment in subsidiary of 4G-LTE telecoms operator Afrimax.

Proparco secures US$5m stake in TLcom TIDE Africa Fund

Proparco secures US$5m stake in TLcom TIDE Africa Fund

02 February 2018

Move to support technology start-ups across Africa that provide sustainable development services.

Cloud

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Nigeria: Cloud computing among top tech trends to watch out for

Nigeria: Cloud computing among top tech trends to watch out for

12 February 2018

Local cloud computing market is reportedly worth about US$100 million yearly.

Cost optimisation in the cloud cannot be an afterthought

Cost optimisation in the cloud cannot be an afterthought

09 February 2018

Ensuring costs do not spiral out of control is the number one priority within a cloud environment, according to experts at the ITWeb Cloud Summit.

Adoption of cloud to attract new business a fait accompli

Adoption of cloud to attract new business a fait accompli

08 February 2018

Speakers at 2018 ITWeb Cloud Summit say the fact that cloud gives enterprises a competitive edge is now a foregone conclusion.

ICT and Governance

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Former Verizon exec backed as DG of Somalia's Comms Authority

Former Verizon exec backed as DG of Somalia's Comms Authority

21 February 2018

Abdi Sheik Ahmed has been endorsed to lead the country's first communications regulator.

Is

Is "mobile-first" Africa increasing digital divide?

20 February 2018

Panelists at Africa Tech Summit held recently in Kigali debate critical issues facing operators.

Business Continuity

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Uber quits Morocco over regulatory environment

Uber quits Morocco over regulatory environment

21 February 2018

Company says it hopes to return as soon as new rules are in place.

Argility plans expansion after Jan acquisition

Argility plans expansion after Jan acquisition

19 February 2018

Company announces fourth addition to the Tech Group established towards the end of 2017.

TelOne rules out unilateral debt write-off

TelOne rules out unilateral debt write-off

05 February 2018

Telco's leadership adamant the company cannot afford to overlook outstanding bills.

Channel

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Red Dot becomes Seagate's distributor for East Africa

Red Dot becomes Seagate's distributor for East Africa

05 February 2018

Partnership announced in Kenya during SecureExpo East Africa event.

SUSE names Aptronics as first SA solution partner

SUSE names Aptronics as first SA solution partner

31 January 2018

Companies will focus on transforming ICT environments.

Africa's mindset on digitalisation changing quickly - Ricoh SA

Africa's mindset on digitalisation changing quickly - Ricoh SA

12 January 2018

Facility unveiled at company's Africa headquarters in Johannesburg.

Unified Communications

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Kwesé buys stake in iflix to broaden SVOD offering

Kwesé buys stake in iflix to broaden SVOD offering

22 February 2018

Intention behind investment is to transform media on the continent says Strive Masiyiwa.

Strathmore University, Liquid Telecom unite to bolster Africa's business analytics capability

Strathmore University, Liquid Telecom unite to bolster Africa's business analytics capability

16 February 2018

One of several initiatives undertaken with the academic institution to address the challenge of skills availability, application in business analytics.

Leverage machine learning, cloud to bolster decision-making

Leverage machine learning, cloud to bolster decision-making

09 February 2018

Neil Herbert, Director: Business Analytics at SAP Africa says these key technologies are driving advancement of business analytics to support real-time decision-making in 2018.