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Wi-Fi tops Gartner's list of wireless tech trends for 2019

Wi-Fi tops Gartner's list of wireless tech trends for 2019

Many areas of wireless innovation will involve immature technologies and may require skills that organisations currently don't possess says Gartner.

Why South Africa's IOT ecosystem is vital to small business development

Why South Africa's IOT ecosystem is vital to small business development

MD of SqwidNet offers perspective as the company continues with its IOT Entrepreneurship Program.

KaiOS integrates WhatsApp to extend smart feature phones reach

KaiOS integrates WhatsApp to extend smart feature phones reach

KaiOS, Facebook push for increased availability throughout 2019.

Cameroon telcos establish association to secure bargaining power

Cameroon telcos establish association to secure bargaining power

Representative body encourages collaboration and aims to improve communications with regulator.

Africa poised for mobile money growth

Africa poised for mobile money growth

Research by IMF, World Bank and GSMA suggests growth from mobile-enabled platforms and disruption to traditional value chains.

Zimbabwe fumes over weekend Econet network outage

Zimbabwe fumes over weekend Econet network outage

Retailers vent after EcoCash platform is also impacted.

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Telecoms

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MTN appoints Thato Motlanthe as exec for investor relations

MTN appoints Thato Motlanthe as exec for investor relations

22 July 2019

Motlanthe, who will report to CFO Ralph Mupita, joins the mobile operator from Absa Asset Management.

2019 to deliver worst performance for cellphone shipments

2019 to deliver worst performance for cellphone shipments

18 July 2019

The trend for lengthening mobile phone lifespans began in 2018 and will continue through 2019, says Gartner.

Mobile

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Uganda: Tech manufacturing plant to roll out solutions by year-end

Uganda: Tech manufacturing plant to roll out solutions by year-end

08 July 2019

China's ENGO Holdings begins construction on mobile solution plant.

IOT, mobile solution firm Workz Group sets up in Senegal

IOT, mobile solution firm Workz Group sets up in Senegal

05 July 2019

Represents company's second location after establishing an office in Johannesburg in June 2018.

Networks

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Wi-Fi tops Gartner's list of wireless tech trends for 2019

Wi-Fi tops Gartner's list of wireless tech trends for 2019

23 July 2019

Many areas of wireless innovation will involve immature technologies and may require skills that organisations currently don't possess says Gartner.

Zimbabwe fumes over weekend Econet network outage

Zimbabwe fumes over weekend Econet network outage

22 July 2019

Retailers vent after EcoCash platform is also impacted.

Nigeria secures US$100-million loan to increase broadband rollout

Nigeria secures US$100-million loan to increase broadband rollout

17 July 2019

Fund will be used to deploy solar-powered telecommunication sites, according to officials.

Security

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Sudan's military council restores internet

Sudan's military council restores internet

12 July 2019

Opposition party says most important factor is restoration the result of judicial order.

South African IT managers, supply chains under siege

South African IT managers, supply chains under siege

12 July 2019

Sophos global survey shows IT teams struggle with a lack of expertise, budget and up-to-date technology as multiple cyber attack tactic takes hold.

Cameroonian telcos in hot water over SIM card registration

Cameroonian telcos in hot water over SIM card registration

08 July 2019

Regulator claims some cards have been activated with no proof of identity.

Business Intelligence

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Nokia pilots Smart Agriculture-as-a-Service in Algeria

Nokia pilots Smart Agriculture-as-a-Service in Algeria

18 July 2019

Company rolls out Worldwide IOT Networking Grid (WING).

Cloud

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Angola Cables launches cloud service for Africa

Angola Cables launches cloud service for Africa

16 July 2019

Single platform 'Cloud as a Service' follows the company's recent inauguration of its Tier III AngoNAP datacentre in Fortaleza, Brazil.

afriQloud cloud service launches in Uganda

afriQloud cloud service launches in Uganda

25 June 2019

To provide the African technology industry with cloud sovereignty.

Global Digital Transformation, Cloudify ink partnership deal

Global Digital Transformation, Cloudify ink partnership deal

03 June 2019

The digital transformation company enters into a networking and cloud orchestration partnership with Cloudify.

ICT and Governance

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Cameroon telcos establish association to secure bargaining power

Cameroon telcos establish association to secure bargaining power

23 July 2019

Representative body encourages collaboration and aims to improve communications with regulator.

SA's CiTi in the running for US$100 000 prize

SA's CiTi in the running for US$100 000 prize

18 July 2019

Cape Innovation & Technology Initiative and its chairperson 2019 laureates for McNulty Award.

Kenya looks to enforce NIIMS registration

Kenya looks to enforce NIIMS registration

17 July 2019

Government drafts new Bill after courts block previous attempt to make system mandatory.

Business Continuity

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Huawei reasserts its smart Africa ambitions

Huawei reasserts its smart Africa ambitions

18 July 2019

Company says governments on the continent have publically endorsed its technology and business operations.

MTN names Vodacom exec chief digital, fintech officer

MTN names Vodacom exec chief digital, fintech officer

18 July 2019

The operator appoints ex-Vodacom chief officer of strategy, Yolanda Cuba, to drive financial services and digital solutions.

Channel

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Nutanix appoints new sales lead for EMEA

Nutanix appoints new sales lead for EMEA

11 July 2019

Sammy Zoghlami appointed as senior vice president of sales to oversee 31 territories in EMEA region.

Epson targets Zimbabwe's e-learning space

Epson targets Zimbabwe's e-learning space

24 June 2019

Company aligns with Direct E-Learning, Mustek in a schools-focused initiative.

Unified Communications

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SA's Rectron to distribute Cradlepoint LTE, 5G tech

SA's Rectron to distribute Cradlepoint LTE, 5G tech

12 July 2019

Cradlepoint signs distribution agreement with Rectron to significantly expand channel presence in South Africa.

Google, Genesys partner to democratise AI

Google, Genesys partner to democratise AI

03 July 2019

Companies have combined technologies to support the fully automated call centre and enhance the customer experience.

Cameroon's Kiro'o Games not playing around on expansion

Cameroon's Kiro'o Games not playing around on expansion

29 May 2019

Firm seeks funds to create more African-themed role-playing games.