Zimbabwe officials mull over data rollover as costs rise

Data rollover
in Zim?
  
Consumers bear brunt
of economic hardship.

Tuesday, Jun 18th

Expectation builds ahead of Finnovation Kenya 2019

Expectation builds ahead of Finnovation Kenya 2019

Experts and scheduled speakers applaud decision to host event in East African country.

Mastercard's Nairobi Lab targets rural financial inclusion

Mastercard's Nairobi Lab targets rural financial inclusion

Lack of critical data has hampered financial inclusion in most emerging markets including Africa, according to Mastercard's Nairobi Lab.

Quantum computing can solve some SKA problems, says IBM

Quantum computing can solve some SKA problems, says IBM

IBM sees a lot of quantum computing use cases in SA and the rest of Africa.

iWay Africa Kenya, Panda Security form cyber alliance

iWay Africa Kenya, Panda Security form cyber alliance

Companies look to take on advanced cyberattacks, risky employee behaviour, among other challenges.

Zimbabwe's ailing currency pushes up international call rates

Zimbabwe's ailing currency pushes up international call rates

Econet is the latest telco to adjust tariffs.

Cell C appoints new Chief HR officer

Cell C appoints new Chief HR officer

Juba Mashaba will serve in the position as of 1 June 2019.

PayU launches operations in Kenya

PayU launches operations in Kenya

Company looks to assist organisations to tap into expected regional economic growth.

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Telecoms

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Cell C appoints new Chief HR officer

Cell C appoints new Chief HR officer

13 June 2019

Juba Mashaba will serve in the position as of 1 June 2019.

Uzi brings much-needed competition to Zambia's telecom industry

Uzi brings much-needed competition to Zambia's telecom industry

11 June 2019

Mobile phone subscription has increased, according to recent figures from the regulator.

Mobile

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Zimbabwe struggles with slow uptake and use of mobile telephony

Zimbabwe struggles with slow uptake and use of mobile telephony

06 June 2019

Latest consumer satisfaction survey highlights challenges of suppressed income levels, informalisation of economy.

MTN Zambia co-launches KASAKA mobile saving offering

MTN Zambia co-launches KASAKA mobile saving offering

31 May 2019

Operator partners Barclays Zambia and JUMO to roll out interest-bearing facility.

biNu's Stephen Newton pushes to disrupt with #datafree

biNu's Stephen Newton pushes to disrupt with #datafree

30 May 2019

He advocates a change in mindset to ensure consumers are not unfairly squeezed, that MNOs get their fair share and service providers sustain business.

Networks

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Kenya to invest US$59-million in DARE submarine cable system

Kenya to invest US$59-million in DARE submarine cable system

03 June 2019

East African country connects to fifth such system in a bid to boost its data capacity.

Dark Fibre Africa talks 5G opportunity

Dark Fibre Africa talks 5G opportunity

31 May 2019

5G’s required fibre densification is positive news for infrastructure players like Dark Fibre Africa.

MainOne launches N25-billion Digital Lagos campaign

MainOne launches N25-billion Digital Lagos campaign

23 May 2019

Company spearheads 'Broadband for All' initiative in conjunction with Lagos State Government.

Security

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iWay Africa Kenya, Panda Security form cyber alliance

iWay Africa Kenya, Panda Security form cyber alliance

14 June 2019

Companies look to take on advanced cyberattacks, risky employee behaviour, among other challenges.

Under-reported cybercrime piles on pressure for Zimbabwe

Under-reported cybercrime piles on pressure for Zimbabwe

30 May 2019

Country's weak legal framework to blame claims local ICT sector representative organisation.

Business Intelligence

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SA's high growth companies investing more in AI - Microsoft

SA's high growth companies investing more in AI - Microsoft

13 May 2019

Research show AI is used to augment decision making, drive efficiencies and help drive growth, including job creation.

Kenya's government to use AI in allocation of affordable housing

Kenya's government to use AI in allocation of affordable housing

24 April 2019

Data analysis will be applied to assist in evaluating credit worthiness of each applicant.

Cloud

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SA digital lenders target SMEs

SA digital lenders target SMEs

10 May 2019

Cloud-based accounting platform Xero spearheads partnership to bolster small business development.

SAP centres 2019 strategy on predictive customer support

SAP centres 2019 strategy on predictive customer support

10 June 2019

Customer experience is at the heart of digital revolution, SAP executives told South African users attending the Saphila 2019 Conference underway at Sun City, North West Province South Africa.

SA-backed cloud procurement solution clinches expansion deal

SA-backed cloud procurement solution clinches expansion deal

15 May 2019

US-based Fraxion announces merger with eRequester to bolster presence in North America.

ICT and Governance

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Zambia moves ahead with biometric SIM card registration

Zambia moves ahead with biometric SIM card registration

13 June 2019

Latest development follows concerns raised over mobile money account theft.

Africa's tech sector forecast to attract US$5.9-billion in M&A investment

Africa's tech sector forecast to attract US$5.9-billion in M&A investment

04 June 2019

US$250-million directed towards continent's telecommunications industry, claims research by Thomson Reuters/Refinitiv.

Uganda embroiled in internet data, OTT spend debacle

Uganda embroiled in internet data, OTT spend debacle

27 May 2019

Speaker of parliament intends to block any attempt by local lawmakers to force public to foot the bill for internet data, OTT services.

Business Continuity

Setting
Zimbabwe to use drones to curb cable theft

Zimbabwe to use drones to curb cable theft

11 June 2019

Utility Zesa acquires industrial grade enterprise drones to curb theft and vandalism.

MTN Nigeria listing under investigation by financial crimes agency

MTN Nigeria listing under investigation by financial crimes agency

27 May 2019

MTN is facing more trouble in Nigeria, this time an investigation by Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

Channel

Setting
Siemens acquires SA-based ESTEQ to bolster digital service distribution

Siemens acquires SA-based ESTEQ to bolster digital service distribution

13 June 2019

Siemens Digital Industries Software will now have a direct presence in the South Africa market.

Westcon-Comstor gains Level 1 B-BBEE rating

Westcon-Comstor gains Level 1 B-BBEE rating

05 June 2019

The distributor says the new rating illustrates its commitment to transformation and paving the way for sustainable business.

Wari, Mara Phones link up to expand in Africa

Wari, Mara Phones link up to expand in Africa

27 May 2019

Partners emphasise integration and the credibility of the platform to showcase Africa's mobile capability.

Unified Communications

Setting
Sub-Saharan Africa market cloud ready

Sub-Saharan Africa market cloud ready

12 June 2019

SUSE executive offers perspective on SAP 2025 vision at SAP Saphila 2019.

Living (safely) on the Edge

Living (safely) on the Edge

05 June 2019

The importance of alighting an optimal security posture will only grow as more compelling edge computing use cases come online says Simon McCullough, Major Account Manager, F5 Networks.

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.