Orange increases investment in Africa's cyber security market

Orange tightens
up security

Cyberdefense centre
in Morocco.

Monday, Nov 12th

Vodacom Mozambique, Intelsat in 3G partnership to boost tourism

Vodacom Mozambique, Intelsat in 3G partnership to boost tourism

Telco utilises Intelsat EpicNG platform to secure connectivity to popular tourist destination.

Telkom Kenya appoints new CEO as Mareuse exits

Telkom Kenya appoints new CEO as Mareuse exits

Incoming executive arrives during a tumultuous time for the company.

Zimbabwe's smartphone penetration over 50%

Zimbabwe's smartphone penetration over 50%

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

Nigerian central bank to meet MTN lenders

Nigerian central bank to meet MTN lenders

Nigeria's central bank will today meet four lenders of MTN to discuss a dispute over an $8.1 billion fund transfer,…

Algeria's Djezzy bumps up 4G coverage to offset revenue slide

Algeria's Djezzy bumps up 4G coverage to offset revenue slide

Pricing competition, new tax thresholds, inflation pressures and import restrictions have culminated to impact company's latest results.

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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.

Adapt IT acquires Conor Group in R80 million deal

Adapt IT acquires Conor Group in R80 million deal

05 November 2018

Software business' to be fully integrated into IT firm's telecommunications solutions division.

Mobile

Setting
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.

UK-based startup to build pan-African edutainment franchise

UK-based startup to build pan-African edutainment franchise

08 November 2018

Kukua has raised US$2.5 million in seed investment to construct game-based apps.

Sub-Saharan Africa's smartphone penetration at 33%

Sub-Saharan Africa's smartphone penetration at 33%

16 October 2018

Research by Pew Research Centre sheds light on market developments.

Networks

Setting
Algeria's Djezzy bumps up 4G coverage to offset revenue slide

Algeria's Djezzy bumps up 4G coverage to offset revenue slide

09 November 2018

Pricing competition, new tax thresholds, inflation pressures and import restrictions have culminated to impact company's latest results.

Safaricom to initially target enterprise market with NB-IOT

Safaricom to initially target enterprise market with NB-IOT

06 November 2018

Business is still at concept stage regarding individual customer rollout.

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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Oracle customers can test emerging tech in new innovation hub

Oracle customers can test emerging tech in new innovation hub

06 November 2018

Oracle is opening a new innovation hub in Johannesburg next week for customers to experiment with emerging tech.

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

Setting
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

Setting
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
Former McDonald's SA CFO joins Cell C

Former McDonald's SA CFO joins Cell C

07 November 2018

Mobile network appoints Zafar Mahomed as CFO.

Econet's Kwesé TV tunes out of Zimbabwe

Econet's Kwesé TV tunes out of Zimbabwe

05 November 2018

Leadership says market has changed and the move forms part of a need to revise its strategy.

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
Cisco targets SA unemployment with R10m digital centre

Cisco targets SA unemployment with R10m digital centre

01 November 2018

The Edge Incubation Centre launched to foster job creation, business development and collaboration between SMMEs, OEMs, government and Cisco.

Meet the non-profit transforming Rwandan healthcare

Meet the non-profit transforming Rwandan healthcare

16 October 2018

The Ihangane Project is working with govt to facilitate community-driven solutions.