Kenya pilots interoperability system

Kenya pilots interoperability

Mobile money system
to launch in March.

Tuesday, Jan 23rd

BBOXX launches cloud-based task management platform Pulse

BBOXX launches cloud-based task management platform Pulse

Distributed energy businesses can now leverage solution that is designed to prioritise resources, help business scale effectively.

TPG Growth to acquire African music company TRACE

TPG Growth to acquire African music company TRACE

Deal for an undisclosed amount will see TPG acquire majority stake in TRACE.

Check Point research raises alarm on AdultSwine, Scareware

Check Point research raises alarm on AdultSwine, Scareware

Several global trends to be discussed at CPX360 in Barcelona this week.

Zimbabwe: internet comes at too high a price say tech experts

Zimbabwe: internet comes at too high a price say tech experts

1GB of mobile data costs nearly 45% of a citizen's average income, according to A4AI.

Cryptocurrency marketplace Coindirect live in SA, Nigeria, Kenya

Cryptocurrency marketplace Coindirect live in SA, Nigeria, Kenya

Offering launched ahead of global rollout in early 2018.

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Telecoms

Setting
MTN wants to be Africa's biggest bank

MTN wants to be Africa's biggest bank

19 January 2018

Africa's biggest mobile operator wants to build Mobile Money into a 60 million customer business in the next three to four years, says CEO Rob Shuter.

Chris Maroleng leaves MTN

Chris Maroleng leaves MTN

15 January 2018

Reports suggest the former MTN executive for group corporate affairs has been appointed as COO of the SABC.

Telecom Egypt expects sustained growth in 2018

Telecom Egypt expects sustained growth in 2018

15 January 2018

Company's board of directors have approved a budget that anticipates revenue growth and healthy margins for this year.

Mobile

Setting
Kenya pilots mobile money interoperability

Kenya pilots mobile money interoperability

22 January 2018

Central Bank and Communications Authority will need to approve cross-network service before a full launch.

SADC running out of time to cut roaming costs

SADC running out of time to cut roaming costs

16 January 2018

Ten year period set for a reduction in mobile roaming charges expires in 2018.

South Africa: Limpopo app-based business shakes up on-demand delivery space

South Africa: Limpopo app-based business shakes up on-demand delivery space

15 January 2018

Zulzi wins MTN Business App of the Year People's Choice Award.

Networks

Setting
Seacom plans January maintenance

Seacom plans January maintenance

10 January 2018

Scheduled routine maintenance on its subsea cable system in the Red Sea could cause higher latency for South African Internet users.

MTN calls on SA govt to release spectrum

MTN calls on SA govt to release spectrum

08 January 2018

Follows operator's announcement of "the first 5G tech and applications trial in Africa" in conjunction with Ericsson.

Central African Republic looks to end digital isolation

Central African Republic looks to end digital isolation

04 January 2018

AfDB and EU to finance fibre backbone project.

Security

Setting
Check Point research raises alarm on AdultSwine, Scareware

Check Point research raises alarm on AdultSwine, Scareware

23 January 2018

Several global trends to be discussed at CPX360 in Barcelona this week.

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.

Ghana to train ECOWAS neighbours in cybercrime and e-evidence

Ghana to train ECOWAS neighbours in cybercrime and e-evidence

14 December 2017

Training programs designed for judges, magistrates and prosecutors are in place.

Business Intelligence

Setting
Nigeria overtakes SA in tech start-up race

Nigeria overtakes SA in tech start-up race

17 January 2018

Latest report from Disrupt Africa finds based on funding secured, Nigerian start-ups overtook SA in 2017.

Africa's start-ups continue to grab global attention

Africa's start-ups continue to grab global attention

14 January 2018

Norway's Pangea has set up a US$500,000 investment fund for ten African start-ups.

'2017 was a year of growth for African start-ups'

'2017 was a year of growth for African start-ups'

28 December 2017

Adjudicator for Southern Africa leg of Global Start-up Awards offers perspective on the market.

Cloud

Setting
BBOXX launches cloud-based task management platform Pulse

BBOXX launches cloud-based task management platform Pulse

23 January 2018

Distributed energy businesses can now leverage solution that is designed to prioritise resources, help business scale effectively.

'By 2025 80% of IT budgets will be spent on cloud services' - Oracle

'By 2025 80% of IT budgets will be spent on cloud services' - Oracle

08 January 2018

Expected increase in cloud adoption levels will take Africa's tech space to new heights and company exec explains why.

Cloud to remain on a growth trajectory in 2018

Cloud to remain on a growth trajectory in 2018

13 December 2017

Tech force expected to impact Africa significantly in the new year.

ICT and Governance

Setting
Zimbabwe: internet comes at too high a price say tech experts

Zimbabwe: internet comes at too high a price say tech experts

23 January 2018

1GB of mobile data costs nearly 45% of a citizen's average income, according to A4AI.

Why Africa's digital transformation hinges on connectivity

Why Africa's digital transformation hinges on connectivity

19 January 2018

Research confirms increase in global IP traffic and the need for the continent to keep up.

Online milestone for Kenya as internet penetration spikes

Online milestone for Kenya as internet penetration spikes

08 January 2018

Access to smartphones and an uptake of broadband cited as main drivers.

Business Continuity

Setting
Safaricom, Airtel and Telkom Kenya slapped with Ksh.311 million fine

Safaricom, Airtel and Telkom Kenya slapped with Ksh.311 million fine

17 January 2018

Communications Authority of Kenya claims the three operators failed to meet quality of service standards.

Cisco furthers MEA digital transformation agenda

Cisco furthers MEA digital transformation agenda

15 January 2018

The company has confirmed another strategic Middle East appointment.

Fight to keep Cameroon fully connected continues

Fight to keep Cameroon fully connected continues

08 January 2018

Internet shutdown within Anglophone regions is reported to have lasted over three months.

Channel

Setting
Jasco launches self-service portal for channel partners

Jasco launches self-service portal for channel partners

16 January 2018

Portal users will be able to engage with the tech solutions firm to place orders, liaise with sales teams, solution architects.

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.

Westcon-Comstor to expand Fast Start in Africa

Westcon-Comstor to expand Fast Start in Africa

07 December 2017

Company looks to entrench cloud-focused programme in several countries, beginning with Botswana, Namibia and Zambia.

Unified Communications

Setting
Telemedicine programme being scaled across Ghana

Telemedicine programme being scaled across Ghana

16 January 2018

Mobile technology used to connect health workers, specialists via 24-hour teleconsultation centres.

Nairobi invests in Kshs1bn UC system

Nairobi invests in Kshs1bn UC system

12 December 2017

County launches major ICT project with backing from World Bank and local Communications Authority.

Electro-Mobility poised for take-off in Africa

Electro-Mobility poised for take-off in Africa

07 December 2017

Electric cars, motorcycles and buses will dominate the roads across the continent if the UN Environment agency has its way.