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Cisco tweaks Spark, WebEx to intensify cloud collaboration strategy

Cisco tweaks Spark, WebEx to intensify cloud collaboration strategy

Executives say cloud agnostic approach is best suited to support ecosystem partners in cloud service delivery.

Vodacom Tanzania inks deal with iflix

Vodacom Tanzania inks deal with iflix

Vodacom says customers can opt in and access content on iflix on every device they own for no extra fee…

IBM Research launches app to speed solar adoption

IBM Research launches app to speed solar adoption

IBM Research - based in Johannesburg, South Africa - is launching a free, web-based tool to help Africans adopt solar…

Egypt plans to double size of e-commerce industry by 2020

Egypt plans to double size of e-commerce industry by 2020

Government's new strategy crafted in partnership with private sector partners has identified untapped potential.

Cloud research reveals different priorities across Africa

Cloud research reveals different priorities across Africa

Medium and large businesses in major markets experience very different usage, benefits and intentions with cloud computing.

Uber GM confident in fairness of income made by African drivers

Uber GM confident in fairness of income made by African drivers

Ride-hailing company says its new Greenlight Hubs in 13 cities across the continent will readily address any concerns about pay.

Mobile voice usage steady in Africa

Mobile voice usage steady in Africa

However, analysts believe the impact of OTT on mobile voice telephony has not been fully pronounced.

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Telecoms

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Vodacom Tanzania inks deal with iflix

Vodacom Tanzania inks deal with iflix

20 April 2018


Vodacom says customers can opt in and access content on iflix on every device they own for no extra fee until the second last day of May.

Sierra Leone: Tax defaults may halt operation of state telco, telecom regulator

Sierra Leone: Tax defaults may halt operation of state telco, telecom regulator

18 April 2018

National Revenue Authority has corresponded with NATCOM, with Sierratel reportedly owing US$14m in taxes and debt.

Namibia’s ICT Minister clarifies viability of MTC infrastructure project

Namibia’s ICT Minister clarifies viability of MTC infrastructure project

16 April 2018

’081 EVERY ONE’ will be executed within available financial means and without eroding the telcos profitability according to Minister Simataa.

Mobile

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Mobile voice usage steady in Africa

Mobile voice usage steady in Africa

19 April 2018

However, analysts believe the impact of OTT on mobile voice telephony has not been fully pronounced.

Uganda SIM card registration in limbo

Uganda SIM card registration in limbo

29 March 2018

Comms regulator blames delays by National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) in implementing API for registration process.

Vodacom Lesotho offers youth NXT LVL platform

Vodacom Lesotho offers youth NXT LVL platform

29 March 2018

Operator is targeting users in the 16 to 25 age bracket.

Networks

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Central African Republic's €33.3m fibre network project underway

Central African Republic's €33.3m fibre network project underway

06 April 2018

President Faustin-Archange Touadéra oversees official launch ceremony.

South Sudan's Vivacell shut down

South Sudan's Vivacell shut down

29 March 2018

Action reportedly taken over US$60 million tax dispute.

Security

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Huawei: Smart technologies and safety are not mutually exclusive

Huawei: Smart technologies and safety are not mutually exclusive

18 April 2018

Safety should serve as a foundation for all smart city projects according to speakers at South Africa Eco Connect 2018.

Africa: key markets lose billions to cyber crime in 2017

Africa: key markets lose billions to cyber crime in 2017

12 April 2018

Cyber security firm releases findings of report, with banking and financial services the most affected.

Cambridge Analytica fiasco exposes Africa's vulnerabilities on data protection

Cambridge Analytica fiasco exposes Africa's vulnerabilities on data protection

22 March 2018

Nairobi-based telecommunications analyst outlines renewed focus on Kenya's Data protection bill.

Business Intelligence

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SqwidNet's partner ecosystem boosts IOT network

SqwidNet's partner ecosystem boosts IOT network

28 March 2018

The company partnered with over 30 of ICT service providers who are at various stages of deploying IOT.

African governments accused of underestimating continent's tech capability

African governments accused of underestimating continent's tech capability

27 March 2018

It doesn't make sense to keep using the same external suppliers for solutions says Rwanda's President Paul Kagame.

Cloud

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Cloud research reveals different priorities across Africa

Cloud research reveals different priorities across Africa

19 April 2018

Medium and large businesses in major markets experience very different usage, benefits and intentions with cloud computing.

IOT-based low power wide area network expansion in SA

IOT-based low power wide area network expansion in SA

05 April 2018

Cisco, Comsol and NIL pen agreement to help accelerate adoption of IOT-enabled devices and networks.

Cisco tweaks Spark, WebEx to intensify cloud collaboration strategy

Cisco tweaks Spark, WebEx to intensify cloud collaboration strategy

20 April 2018

Executives say cloud agnostic approach is best suited to support ecosystem partners in cloud service delivery.

ICT and Governance

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African tech leaders analyse the state of digital transformation

African tech leaders analyse the state of digital transformation

12 April 2018

Industry players say continent needs to do more in order to keep up with other regions and avoid losing out fresh business opportunities.

Sierra Leone's new president lobbied regarding internet blackout

Sierra Leone's new president lobbied regarding internet blackout

06 April 2018

Paradigm Initiative engages with newly elected administration and urges vigilance against potential future shutdowns.

Business Continuity

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Malawi's tech start-ups battle on

Malawi's tech start-ups battle on

12 April 2018

Innovators and tech hub operators bemoan lack of funding, resources and other support from banks, government and telecommunication companies.

Vodafone Zambia appoints new CTIO to bolster network strategy

Vodafone Zambia appoints new CTIO to bolster network strategy

09 April 2018

Operator says appointment will reinforce its network and fast-track its tech strategy.

T-Systems SA names new MD

T-Systems SA names new MD

23 March 2018

The company appoints Dineo Molefe to take over the leadership reins.

Channel

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Liquid, Sudatel pen landmark FTTH deal

Liquid, Sudatel pen landmark FTTH deal

28 February 2018

Sudatel Telecom Group and Liquid Telecom have agreed to partner to build fibre networks across Sudan.

Has Huawei's P20 triggered a review of company's go-to-market strategy in Africa?

Has Huawei's P20 triggered a review of company's go-to-market strategy in Africa?

06 April 2018

Exec says plan would be centred on the construction of an African hub in South Africa.

Unified Communications

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Westcon-Comstor introduces new strategy to drive African ambitions

Westcon-Comstor introduces new strategy to drive African ambitions

19 April 2018

Company integrates continent-focused business to ensure more streamlined approach.

ONEm to harness Africa's low smartphone and internet penetration

ONEm to harness Africa's low smartphone and internet penetration

13 April 2018

CEO says company's offer of internet-like services on ordinary phones represents a renaissance for SMS and voice.

Algérie Telecom Satellite to launch internet, telephony and VOD service

Algérie Telecom Satellite to launch internet, telephony and VOD service

12 March 2018

Algérie Telecom subsidiary believes this will help it achieve turnover target and reach underserved regions.