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Uganda's Museveni reduces tax on mobile money

Uganda's Museveni reduces tax on mobile money

Govt says internet, social media are luxuries that need to be heavily taxed.

Safaricom says Bonga app can ensure fraud-free e-commerce

Safaricom says Bonga app can ensure fraud-free e-commerce

Telco explains how the platform is differentiated within an ultra-competitive space.

SA debuts MeerKAT radio telescope

SA debuts MeerKAT radio telescope

After a decade in design and construction, the 64-dish radio telescope is now officially ready to complete science operations.

Moov Togo looks to ‘revolutionise’ local mobile sector

Moov Togo looks to ‘revolutionise’ local mobile sector

Telco targets 200,000 4G users by end 2018.

Tunisie Telecom, Vodafone enter new partnership

Tunisie Telecom, Vodafone enter new partnership

British Telecoms multinational will offer strategic and operational support over three years.

Kenya looks to lead African Telecommunications Union

Kenya looks to lead African Telecommunications Union

Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) exec to stand for election as Secretary-General.

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Telecoms

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Tunisie Telecom, Vodafone enter new partnership

Tunisie Telecom, Vodafone enter new partnership

16 July 2018

British Telecoms multinational will offer strategic and operational support over three years.

Mobile

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Zimbabwe still flirting with cryptocurrencies

Zimbabwe still flirting with cryptocurrencies

11 July 2018

Central bank says it is ready to embrace blockchain, but says it needs to be cautious as country initiates feasibility study.

Opera News hits 10m downloads in Africa

Opera News hits 10m downloads in Africa

25 June 2018

The Web browser's news app has been downloaded 10 million times in Africa since its launch six months ago.

Nigeria adds 3 million mobile subscribers for place in global top five

Nigeria adds 3 million mobile subscribers for place in global top five

22 June 2018

Latest Ericsson Mobility Report shows Nigeria ranked 4th globally for new mobile subscriptions throughout Q1 2018.

Networks

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Telecom Egypt secures better roaming deal with Etisalat

Telecom Egypt secures better roaming deal with Etisalat

06 July 2018

Two companies agree to amend existing contract signed in June 2017.

Côte d'Ivoire secures US$130 million loan to complete fibre optic network

Côte d'Ivoire secures US$130 million loan to complete fibre optic network

05 July 2018

Loan agreement, the culmination of an 18-month process, is valid for 20 years.

Sudatel, Nokia to trial 5G mobile tech

Sudatel, Nokia to trial 5G mobile tech

03 July 2018

Collaboration will focus initially on the capital city of Khartoum in July.

Security

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Mauritius champions a single cyber law for Africa

Mauritius champions a single cyber law for Africa

11 July 2018

Minister of Technology, Communication and Innovation calls for 'one digital language' to help continent counter attacks.

Namibia: MTC's plan to boost cyber security skills

Namibia: MTC's plan to boost cyber security skills

10 July 2018

Telco partners with university to boost training as research shows lack of sufficient cyber security manpower across businesses.

AU's cyber security convention of little consequence

AU's cyber security convention of little consequence

10 July 2018

Experts cite limited ratification by member states and a general lack of will to protect citizens.

Business Intelligence

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New SA IOT services player eager to link up with Africa

New SA IOT services player eager to link up with Africa

06 July 2018

Low-power IOT specialist Thingstream is using South Africa as a base, but has ambitions for the rest of the continent – beginning with Kenya.

Cloud

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MainOne's MDXI secures TCCF certification

MainOne's MDXI secures TCCF certification

02 July 2018

New Tier III datacentres planned for Sagamu by Q4 2018, Ghana in 2019 and Cote D'ivoire in 2020.

'Cloud is the future and Africa better respond'

'Cloud is the future and Africa better respond'

29 June 2018

Cloud services is maturing quickly and governments must adapt accordingly to monetise the resource says Angola Cables CEO.

Cameroon's Camtel partners SatADSL to distribute satellite connectivity

Cameroon's Camtel partners SatADSL to distribute satellite connectivity

30 May 2018

Telco pens agreement to distribute satellite broadband internet with focus on rural areas.

ICT and Governance

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SA film and publications bill amounts to 'internet censorship' says ISPA

SA film and publications bill amounts to 'internet censorship' says ISPA

12 July 2018

Draft legislation should be sent back and rewritten says Internet Service Providers' Association of South Africa.

Business Continuity

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'Downtime will impact EcoCash brand'

'Downtime will impact EcoCash brand'

12 July 2018

As a pioneer of mobile money industry, Sub-Saharan Africa can ill-afford service interruptions said executive at Veeam.

T-Systems SA restructures amid job cut fears

T-Systems SA restructures amid job cut fears

10 July 2018

The IT services company is restructuring its operations locally and will examine the possibility of job cuts at a later stage.

Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa's latest appointment

Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa's latest appointment

09 July 2018

Saartjie Wait joins company as Marketing and Digital Experience Director.

Channel

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Blue Turtle launches new FinTech go-to-market strategy for Africa

Blue Turtle launches new FinTech go-to-market strategy for Africa

27 June 2018

Enterprise IT solutions provider Blue Turtle Technologies has announced a new go-to-market strategy focused on Africa's FinTech space.

Mustek CTO says Apple partnership boosts its standing

Mustek CTO says Apple partnership boosts its standing

18 June 2018

Distributor says appointment as an Apple B2B Partner in South Africa fits well with its growth strategy.

Veeam intensifies approach to enterprise

Veeam intensifies approach to enterprise

31 May 2018

Software firm says it won't side-line its channel partners, but wants to 'own messaging' to this growing market segment.

Unified Communications

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SA cannot shy away from 4th industrial revolution

SA cannot shy away from 4th industrial revolution

11 July 2018

Delegates delve into impact of revolution, say small businesses will play critical role.

Vantage Capital invests US$10 million in Mauritian 'smart' property

Vantage Capital invests US$10 million in Mauritian 'smart' property

09 July 2018

Cap Tamarin will feature innovation centres to support start-ups, SMEs and research-based organisations, according to information from stakeholders.

Microsoft leverages SEACOM to tap into Kenya's cloud market

Microsoft leverages SEACOM to tap into Kenya's cloud market

24 May 2018

The companies say their newly-launched cloud service Azure ExpressRoute will work outside the public internet.