MainOne links up with Orange, Minkels to boost connectivity

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Companies announce
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VoIP switch investment pays off in Nigeria

VoIP switch investment pays off in Nigeria

World Telecom Labs expounds on results of deployment by five of the West African country's interconnect exchange carriers.

Zimbabwe electoral body looks to block social media

Zimbabwe electoral body looks to block social media

Officials believe online channels were used to spread propaganda during the country's most recent election.

African CIOs playing catch-up on digital transformation

African CIOs playing catch-up on digital transformation

Research shows that most are at 'design stage', while global counterparts are already scaling.

Somalia could challenge Kenya’s mobile money dominance

Somalia could challenge Kenya’s mobile money dominance

World Bank report draws a comparison between the two.

Tigo launches 4G+ in Tanzania

Tigo launches 4G+ in Tanzania

 Company rolls out network service in five cities.

The digital twin organisation... shape-shifters of tomorrow

The digital twin organisation... shape-shifters of tomorrow

Gartner says the concept of IOT-based digital twin tech has evolved and now incorporates AI to create the digital twin…

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Telecoms

Setting
Ramaphosa undeterred by SA's low uptake of ICTs

Ramaphosa undeterred by SA's low uptake of ICTs

11 September 2018

South Africa's President has detailed how the govt plans to reverse glaring challenges in ICT.

What now for MTN Nigeria?

What now for MTN Nigeria?

11 September 2018

Operator seeks legal intervention as CBN proceeds to debit the accounts of banks implicated in MTN's alleged illegal repatriation of foreign exchange.

Ethio Telecom responds to pressure on network

Ethio Telecom responds to pressure on network

03 September 2018

Executives acknowledge congestion issues, vow to upgrade service.

Mobile

Setting
MTN rolls out VoLTE service

MTN rolls out VoLTE service

14 September 2018

Operator will adopt a two-phased approach to roll out, beginning in September 2018.

MTN to launch budget smartphones in early 2019

MTN to launch budget smartphones in early 2019

12 September 2018

Operator confirmed SA and Nigeria as primary targets for Q1 next year.

Smartphones advance literacy in Africa

Smartphones advance literacy in Africa

10 September 2018

Nigeria, SA and Ivory Coast are the African countries with the highest mobile and online reading populations in 2018, says a report by Opera Mini.

Networks

Setting
VoIP switch investment pays off in Nigeria

VoIP switch investment pays off in Nigeria

19 September 2018

World Telecom Labs expounds on results of deployment by five of the West African country's interconnect exchange carriers.

Tigo launches 4G+ in Tanzania

Tigo launches 4G+ in Tanzania

18 September 2018

 Company rolls out network service in five cities.

Angola Cables' US$300 million infrastructure investment

Angola Cables' US$300 million infrastructure investment

13 September 2018

Company will shift focus from implementing undersea cable to digital commerce between Africa and Brazil.

Security

Setting
Zimbabwe electoral body looks to block social media

Zimbabwe electoral body looks to block social media

19 September 2018

Officials believe online channels were used to spread propaganda during the country's most recent election.

IT security skills increasingly sought-after

IT security skills increasingly sought-after

07 September 2018

ESET Senior Malware Researcher spoke with ITWeb Africa ahead of the company's Security Day.

Africa urged to look closer at analytics in IT security

Africa urged to look closer at analytics in IT security

27 August 2018

Leadership at South Africa's J2 Software sends out strong message as it readies to expand.

Business Intelligence

Setting
The digital twin organisation... shape-shifters of tomorrow

The digital twin organisation... shape-shifters of tomorrow

18 September 2018

Gartner says the concept of IOT-based digital twin tech has evolved and now incorporates AI to create the digital twin organisation.

Skills essential if SA is to survive 'digital tsunami'

Skills essential if SA is to survive 'digital tsunami'

05 September 2018

The country's education system and its ability to generate sufficient sought-after skills remains under scrutiny.

Kenya water management services tap into IBM analytics

Kenya water management services tap into IBM analytics

30 August 2018

Tech firm have introduced a water management as a service platform to provide data analysis.

Cloud

Setting
MainOne links up with Orange, Minkels to boost connectivity

MainOne links up with Orange, Minkels to boost connectivity

14 September 2018

Companies enter JVs to construct new base stations, branches and datacentre sites.

Public cloud spending to exceed $200bn in 2019

Public cloud spending to exceed $200bn in 2019

13 September 2018

The fastest-growing segment of the market is cloud system infrastructure services, says Gartner.

New cloud-based microfinance solution for Nigeria

New cloud-based microfinance solution for Nigeria

16 August 2018

Association of Non-Bank Microfinance Institution of Nigeria links up with financial inclusion company Oradian.

ICT and Governance

Setting
African CIOs playing catch-up on digital transformation

African CIOs playing catch-up on digital transformation

19 September 2018

Research shows that most are at 'design stage', while global counterparts are already scaling.

Gartner debunks three CX myths

Gartner debunks three CX myths

18 September 2018

Analysts discuss best practices and pitfalls of customer experience journey.

Malawi goes ahead with controversial anti-corruption software investment

Malawi goes ahead with controversial anti-corruption software investment

14 September 2018

Govt confirms Zimbabwe IT firm as preferred supplier of Integrated Financial Management System.

Business Continuity

Setting
Artificial intelligence not yet priority for African CIOs

Artificial intelligence not yet priority for African CIOs

18 September 2018

CIOs in Africa are not in a rush to deploy artificial intelligence, as only 18% see themselves deploying these game-changing technologies.

Competition Commission approves Altron's acquisition of iS Partners

Competition Commission approves Altron's acquisition of iS Partners

30 August 2018

Karabina will be a separate division focused on Microsoft, Zetta Business Solutions will be integrated into BSI.

Channel

Setting
Migrate to Windows 10 before 2020 deadline warns DCC

Migrate to Windows 10 before 2020 deadline warns DCC

19 September 2018

Drive Control Corporation encourages reseller partners, end users to migrate as soon as possible.

APC by Schneider Electric partners Red Dot in Zambia

APC by Schneider Electric partners Red Dot in Zambia

06 September 2018

Alliance will facilitate brand exposure and expansion.

Unified Communications

Setting
Westcon Sub-Saharan Africa appointed Mitel distributor

Westcon Sub-Saharan Africa appointed Mitel distributor

14 September 2018

Companies to focus on UC, cloud and collaboration solutions as data accessibility, affordability drives up tech adoption.

Will Alphabet's Loon hover over Uganda?

Will Alphabet's Loon hover over Uganda?

07 September 2018

Company representatives met recently with officials, according to regional media reports.

Aurecon readies to launch drone squadron

Aurecon readies to launch drone squadron

28 August 2018

Company aiming to be South Africa's first registered engineering consultancy drone operator.