Zambia to tax online calls.

Zambia to tax
online calls

Govt says aim is
to protect telcos.

Wednesday, Aug 15th

DCC wants more than 'pockets of accomplishments' in SADC

DCC wants more than 'pockets of accomplishments' in SADC

Distributor confirms plan to intensify efforts and leverage 400-reseller partner network to drive up regional growth.

Gambia rallies global support for domestic ICT development

Gambia rallies global support for domestic ICT development

ICT Minister has enlisted help from Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation in crafting national cybersecurity and broadband strategies.

Africa must act or otherwise lose out on 4th industrial revolution

Africa must act or otherwise lose out on 4th industrial revolution

African Preparatory Meeting convenes in Nairobi ahead of ITU PP-18 scheduled for October.

Nigeria: NCC gives MTN until May 2019 to list

Nigeria: NCC gives MTN until May 2019 to list

Regulator says listing on local exchange was a condition agreed to during negotiations over fine it imposed on the operator…

'Crowdfunding larger than VC funding'

'Crowdfunding larger than VC funding'

M-Changa executive discusses the fundraising market in Kenya and opportunities to expand across other markets in Africa.

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Telecoms

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MTN upbeat about market prospects

MTN upbeat about market prospects

14 August 2018

Group CEO and president outlines opportunities and challenges on back of strong results presented recently.

Investment strategy pays dividends for Telecom Egypt

Investment strategy pays dividends for Telecom Egypt

14 August 2018

CEO says recent deals with Orange Egypt and Etisalat have given company momentum in the market.

Zambia to tax online calls to protect telcos

Zambia to tax online calls to protect telcos

14 August 2018

Daily tariff of US$0.30 to be charged through mobile phone operators and ISPs.

Mobile

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Uganda lifts ban on airtime scratch cards

Uganda lifts ban on airtime scratch cards

13 August 2018

MTN Uganda CEO responds saying research shows that 99 percent of customers have already embraced the electronic airtime loading system.

DRC: GSMA urges reform of mobile sector taxation

DRC: GSMA urges reform of mobile sector taxation

03 August 2018

Organisation recommends a reduction in excise duty imposed on mobile services from 10 to 3%.

Networks

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Telecom Egypt moves to monetise US$90 million MENA cable

Telecom Egypt moves to monetise US$90 million MENA cable

07 August 2018

Bharti Airtel pens new agreement with Egyptian telco for long-term use of cable, along with other infrastructure.

Vodacom SA looks to connect 200 new rural network sites

Vodacom SA looks to connect 200 new rural network sites

03 August 2018

Telco says all sites will be installed with 2G/3G capability with the possibility to upgrade to 4G once spectrum becomes available.

Nigerians get free WiFi hotspots thanks to Google

Nigerians get free WiFi hotspots thanks to Google

27 July 2018

As part of its effort to increase its presence in Africa's most populous nation, Google launches free WiFi hotspots in Nigeria.

Security

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African businesses are lax over cloud security

African businesses are lax over cloud security

31 July 2018

Kaspersky Lab Africa warns more needs to be done to administer security protocols and implement stricter control measures.

Kenya makes a dent on cybercrime but threats continue

Kenya makes a dent on cybercrime but threats continue

20 July 2018

Number of cyber attacks down from 10.7 million to 7.9 million, according to Communications Authority.

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.

Business Intelligence

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Can we manage the AI 'runaway train'?

Can we manage the AI 'runaway train'?

01 August 2018

Tech professionals and business owners say much depends on the ability to adapt to change and apply critical skill sets.

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.

Oracle opens discussion on chatbot advantage for Africa

Oracle opens discussion on chatbot advantage for Africa

05 July 2018

Company has initiated a week-long awareness drive in South Africa, Mauritius, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Ivory Coast and Ghana.

Cloud

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Nigeria: customs buys into blockchain to curb corruption

Nigeria: customs buys into blockchain to curb corruption

30 July 2018

Technology could result in a 50% increase in revenue says official.

Microsoft appoints new MCC lead

Microsoft appoints new MCC lead

17 July 2018

Ibrahim Youssry to head company's MEA Multi Country Cluster.

'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.

ICT and Governance

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Gambia rallies global support for domestic ICT development

Gambia rallies global support for domestic ICT development

15 August 2018

ICT Minister has enlisted help from Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation in crafting national cybersecurity and broadband strategies.

Africa must act or otherwise lose out on 4th industrial revolution

Africa must act or otherwise lose out on 4th industrial revolution

15 August 2018

African Preparatory Meeting convenes in Nairobi ahead of ITU PP-18 scheduled for October.

Mali's govt blasted over internet disruption

Mali's govt blasted over internet disruption

14 August 2018

Civil rights groups have lambasted authorities citing 'deliberate infringement of freedom of expression'.

Business Continuity

Setting
'Crowdfunding larger than VC funding'

'Crowdfunding larger than VC funding'

14 August 2018

M-Changa executive discusses the fundraising market in Kenya and opportunities to expand across other markets in Africa.

Airtel Uganda to manage cash-strapped K2 Telecom

Airtel Uganda to manage cash-strapped K2 Telecom

30 July 2018

Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) directive will see 100,000 subscribers be absorbed by Airtel.

Channel

Setting
DCC wants more than 'pockets of accomplishments' in SADC

DCC wants more than 'pockets of accomplishments' in SADC

15 August 2018

Distributor confirms plan to intensify efforts and leverage 400-reseller partner network to drive up regional growth.

EXCLUSIVE: Westcon Sub-Saharan Africa Director on leadership in Africa

EXCLUSIVE: Westcon Sub-Saharan Africa Director on leadership in Africa

27 July 2018

'You have to stay on your toes and lead on the ground' says Tidiane Lo.

Unified Communications

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Gartner names key technologies for Africa

Gartner names key technologies for Africa

06 August 2018

The research firm classifies four technologies that will have high business impact on Africa's ICT sector within two years.

Africa cannot afford to miss the AI opportunity

Africa cannot afford to miss the AI opportunity

02 August 2018

Tech experts and business owners call for collaboration and more input from stakeholders.

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.