Orange increases investment in Africa's cyber security market

Orange tightens
up security

Cyberdefense centre
in Morocco.

Friday, Nov 16th

Zimbabwe's Powertel announces strategy to revive operations

Zimbabwe's Powertel announces strategy to revive operations

State-owned ISP reveals three-year turnaround plan.

Ghana's regulator at crossroads over 4G spectrum

Ghana's regulator at crossroads over 4G spectrum

Body needs to decide on bids from Vodafone, Quantum Oil or reinitiate the process.

Zimbabwe's TelOne service under threat

Zimbabwe's TelOne service under threat

Telco said to owe US$18 million to four companies.

Angola Cables, Broadband Infraco pen connectivity deal

Angola Cables, Broadband Infraco pen connectivity deal

Companies announce MoU that links up networks to fast-track internet access into Africa.

Huawei integrates AI to differentiate cloud for Africa offering

Huawei integrates AI to differentiate cloud for Africa offering

SA government says company's move is timely given the country's digital transformation process and Africa's approach to 4th industrial revolution.

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Telecoms

Setting
MTN Nigeria battle could impact SA's financial stability

MTN Nigeria battle could impact SA's financial stability

08 November 2018

MTN's $10 billion battle with the Nigerian authorities could increase the risk to SA's financial system depending on the outcome.

Mobile

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Huawei integrates AI to differentiate cloud for Africa offering

Huawei integrates AI to differentiate cloud for Africa offering

14 November 2018

SA government says company's move is timely given the country's digital transformation process and Africa's approach to 4th industrial revolution.

MTN to sell 'smart feature phones' early next year

MTN to sell 'smart feature phones' early next year

14 November 2018

The telco giant announced a partnership with China Mobile, chip-maker Unisoc and feature phone operating system, KaiOS.

Zimbabwe's smartphone penetration over 50%

Zimbabwe's smartphone penetration over 50%

09 November 2018

Telcos say there is an increasing demand for smartphones and data services, despite hefty mobile data costs.

Networks

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Ghana's regulator at crossroads over 4G spectrum

Ghana's regulator at crossroads over 4G spectrum

16 November 2018

Body needs to decide on bids from Vodafone, Quantum Oil or reinitiate the process.

Nigerian firm takes blame for Google glitch

Nigerian firm takes blame for Google glitch

14 November 2018

Nigeria's Main One Cable takes responsibility for a glitch that temporarily caused some Google global traffic to be misrouted.

Security

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Orange increases investment in Africa's cyber security market

Orange increases investment in Africa's cyber security market

08 November 2018

Company establishes another cyberdefense operations centre, this time in Morocco.

Facebook's Cameroon problem: stop online hate stoking conflict

Facebook's Cameroon problem: stop online hate stoking conflict

05 November 2018

Reuters reports on Facebook's ability to police millions of posts each day and crack down on hate speech.

Facebook wants Africa to help fight fake news

Facebook wants Africa to help fight fake news

29 October 2018

Social network looks to extend third-party fact check tool to additional countries on the continent.

Business Intelligence

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High demand for tech skills as African cities smarten up

High demand for tech skills as African cities smarten up

14 November 2018

Data scientists, analysts and cloud specialists sought-after as market pushes for open IOT ecosystem on the continent.

SAS' grip on analytics safeguards market appeal

SAS' grip on analytics safeguards market appeal

25 October 2018

Growing influence of AI, IOT, cloud and big data has made company's value proposition more relevant.

Data analysis helping Kenya's insurance firms counter fraud

Data analysis helping Kenya's insurance firms counter fraud

27 September 2018

'Insuretech' mostly unexplored in East African country, but gaining traction says MYDAWA exec.

Cloud

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Huawei to launch Africa public cloud datacentre in Johannesburg

Huawei to launch Africa public cloud datacentre in Johannesburg

06 November 2018

Multinational ICT firm plans to roll out cloud services to all Sub-Saharan countries.

IBM to buy Red Hat for $34bn

IBM to buy Red Hat for $34bn

29 October 2018

The transaction, by far IBM's biggest acquisition, underscores CEO Ginni Rometty's efforts to expand its subscription-based software offerings.

Liquid Telecom completes acquisition of CEC Liquid Telecom in Zambia

Liquid Telecom completes acquisition of CEC Liquid Telecom in Zambia

17 October 2018

Development described as "milestone" to help facilitate group's digital transformation strategy.

ICT and Governance

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Zimbabwe's former ICT Minister arrested

Zimbabwe's former ICT Minister arrested

07 November 2018

Supa Mandiwanzira expected in court today charged with criminal abuse of office.

TopStar has roles in Zambia's digital migration curtailed

TopStar has roles in Zambia's digital migration curtailed

06 November 2018

Consumer protection body wants national broadcaster to serve as content provider.

Business Continuity

Setting
Zimbabwe's TelOne service under threat

Zimbabwe's TelOne service under threat

16 November 2018

Telco said to owe US$18 million to four companies.

Vodacom appoints Peter Malebye to head up IOT Africa silo

Vodacom appoints Peter Malebye to head up IOT Africa silo

14 November 2018

Newly appointed managing executive responsible for strategic direction and business development.

Cameroon's conflict wreaks havoc on MTN network installations

Cameroon's conflict wreaks havoc on MTN network installations

30 October 2018

Customers in the North West and South West Regions affected as telecoms industry bears brunt of continued conflict.

Channel

Setting
Comstor wins SolarWinds distribution rights

Comstor wins SolarWinds distribution rights

01 October 2018

Comstor Southern Africa has signed a distribution contract with SolarWinds for its full range of IT infrastructure management solutions.

Unified Communications

Setting
Namibia's MTC looks to lead country's cloud services space

Namibia's MTC looks to lead country's cloud services space

15 November 2018

Telco has made significant investment in Huawei Cloud platform to meet increasing demand from enterprises.

Huawei underlines enterprise, carrier business at AfricaCom 2018

Huawei underlines enterprise, carrier business at AfricaCom 2018

13 November 2018

Company details its contribution to-and focus on cloud, IOT, and smart city development.

Zimbabwe's cyber defence gets US$3.6 million boost

Zimbabwe's cyber defence gets US$3.6 million boost

13 November 2018

Grant from Japan to help Southern African country procure platform for data sharing and collaboration.