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Kenya makes a dent on cybercrime but threats continue

Kenya makes a dent on cybercrime but threats continue

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

Alphabet's Project Loon debuts commercial deployment in Africa

Alphabet's Project Loon debuts commercial deployment in Africa

Remote and rural areas in Kenya will be able to connect to high-speed Internet next year, thanks to Loon's balloons.

Nigeria's former finance minister joins Twitter

Nigeria's former finance minister joins Twitter

Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala takes up position as independent director, according to social media platform.

Kenyans to pay more for digital ride hailing services

Kenyans to pay more for digital ride hailing services

Taxify and LittleCab confirm increases, while Uber will review existing agreements before making any decision.

Uganda refuses to budge on social media tax

Uganda refuses to budge on social media tax

Cabinet decides to follow through and maintain the existing form of the controversial new law.

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Telecoms

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Uganda refuses to budge on social media tax

Uganda refuses to budge on social media tax

20 July 2018

Cabinet decides to follow through and maintain the existing form of the controversial new law.

MTN Nigeria bleeds millions amid labour dispute

MTN Nigeria bleeds millions amid labour dispute

19 July 2018

Nigerian Labour Congress accuses operator of anti-labour activities and spearheads protest action.

Regulatory dust settles for MTN in burgeoning Rwanda

Regulatory dust settles for MTN in burgeoning Rwanda

19 July 2018

Group CEO outlines current market conditions, mobile internet challenges and ambitions for continued African expansion.

Mobile

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Sub-Saharan Africa's slow but definite growth in mobile subscription

Sub-Saharan Africa's slow but definite growth in mobile subscription

18 July 2018

Region to add nearly 200m new mobile subscribers by 2025, according to GSMA research.

Who or what will lead Africa's digital revolution asks GSMA

Who or what will lead Africa's digital revolution asks GSMA

17 July 2018

Improvement of spectrum management and tax reforms on the agenda at the Mobile 360 Africa Conference in Kigali this week.

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.

Networks

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Alphabet's Project Loon debuts commercial deployment in Africa

Alphabet's Project Loon debuts commercial deployment in Africa

20 July 2018

Remote and rural areas in Kenya will be able to connect to high-speed Internet next year, thanks to Loon's balloons.

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.

Security

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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.

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.

Business Intelligence

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Why are companies still failing their customers?

Why are companies still failing their customers?

19 July 2018

Some enterprises have only recently realised the need to better serve their customers, appointing 'chief experience officers'.

Why should Africa's shipping industry invest in blockchain?

Why should Africa's shipping industry invest in blockchain?

18 July 2018

Smart contracts raised as example of how to untangle the 'logistical knot' affecting most ports.

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.

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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Zim tries to curb social media ahead of elections

Zim tries to curb social media ahead of elections

17 July 2018

Local police have confirmed four arrests linked to allegations of abuse of social media.

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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Nigeria's former finance minister joins Twitter

Nigeria's former finance minister joins Twitter

20 July 2018

Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala takes up position as independent director, according to social media platform.

Cisco appoints GM for Sub-Saharan Africa

Cisco appoints GM for Sub-Saharan Africa

17 July 2018

Clayton Naidoo to drive regional strategy and develop relationships within company's ecosystem.

'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.

Channel

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Plantronics acquisition powers up the UCC channel

Plantronics acquisition powers up the UCC channel

18 July 2018

Deal means access to more solutions for Westcon-Comstor resellers.

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.

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.