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ICT Forum warns on broadband

ICT Forum warns on broadband

Insufficient investment prevents benefits.

Namibia weary of Bitcoin, not Blockchain

Bank of Namibia
wary of Bitcoin

Bank recognises underlying Blockchain as innovative.

Ghana: telos allowed free 2G-3G upgrade

Tuesday, Sep 19th

CIO's role is to embrace change and tame digital dragons

CIO's role is to embrace change and tame digital dragons

Gartner research reveals that digital business has created a different mindset for more than three quarters of CIOs in Africa.

Sage appoints Pieter Bensch as new VP for Africa & Middle East

Sage appoints Pieter Bensch as new VP for Africa & Middle East

Bensch joins Sage from Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE), where he was Managing Director for South Africa.

Access to internet for Africans is not the end goal

Access to internet for Africans is not the end goal

Internet Society says ensuring wider access to affordable internet at high speeds across the continent is only a start.

Bitcoin company Luno announces European expansion, raises US$9m

Bitcoin company Luno announces European expansion, raises US$9m

Series funding to be used for product refinement and development, as well as expansion into new markets.

Vodafone suspends internet connectivity in Cameroon

Vodafone suspends internet connectivity in Cameroon

Licensing issues have impacted on operations, but executives confident situation will be restored and 4G LTE expansion will continue.

Speeding through the digital trough of disillusionment

Speeding through the digital trough of disillusionment

Digital is real and disruption is the new black, says Peter Sondergraad, EVP, Research, Gartner, and businesses need to be…

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Telecoms

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Sage appoints Pieter Bensch as new VP for Africa & Middle East

Sage appoints Pieter Bensch as new VP for Africa & Middle East

19 September 2017

Bensch joins Sage from Hewlett-Packard Enterprise (HPE), where he was Managing Director for South Africa.

Vodafone suspends internet connectivity in Cameroon

Vodafone suspends internet connectivity in Cameroon

19 September 2017

Licensing issues have impacted on operations, but executives confident situation will be restored and 4G LTE expansion will continue.

Speeding through the digital trough of disillusionment

Speeding through the digital trough of disillusionment

19 September 2017

Digital is real and disruption is the new black, says Peter Sondergraad, EVP, Research, Gartner, and businesses need to be prepared for the realities.

Mobile

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Unregistered SIM card deactivation underway in Uganda

Unregistered SIM card deactivation underway in Uganda

07 September 2017

Mobile network operators have started to deactivate unregistered SIM cards as government's deadline passes.

2017 Indo-Africa ICT Expo identifies opportunity in Africa's mobile market

2017 Indo-Africa ICT Expo identifies opportunity in Africa's mobile market

06 September 2017

3rd edition of annual showcase aims to strengthen ties between Indian ICT companies and those from across Africa.

Cameroon to roll out mobile number portability in September

Cameroon to roll out mobile number portability in September

29 August 2017

Centralised number portability database completed and operators integrated, according to country's industry regulator.

Networks

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Ghana and Nigeria connect internet exchange points

Ghana and Nigeria connect internet exchange points

14 September 2017

Said to be the first of its kind IXP interconnection in West Africa.

MTN SA completes LTE rollout in Rustenburg

MTN SA completes LTE rollout in Rustenburg

14 September 2017

The increased LTE coverage in the mining town of Rustenburg was achieved through re-farming of existing spectrum.

Ericsson, Qualcomm, MTN complete first CAT-M1 test in Africa for IoT

Ericsson, Qualcomm, MTN complete first CAT-M1 test in Africa for IoT

12 September 2017

This is the first Cat-M1 test implementation of its kind in Africa and represents the first stage of a wider scope of test activity.

Security

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OT-Morpho dismisses hacking claims in Kenya's electoral system

OT-Morpho dismisses hacking claims in Kenya's electoral system

19 September 2017

In correspondence to the French government, Raila Odinga and the NASA coalition have accused OT-Morpho of allowing unauthorised access to its servers.

Nigeria military monitors social media

Nigeria military monitors social media

04 September 2017

Digital rights group reacts to announcement by Director of Nigerian Army's Defence Information.

Africa also up against ransomworms

Africa also up against ransomworms

28 August 2017

Poor security hygiene and risky applications leaving businesses more vulnerable to hybrid threats claim cyber security experts.

Business Intelligence

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Youth can lead Africa's exploration of digital opportunities

Youth can lead Africa's exploration of digital opportunities

15 September 2017

Digital expert says the continent's notably young population can be harnessed for technological progress.

AfricaCom 2017 adds new technology arena

AfricaCom 2017 adds new technology arena

22 August 2017

The technology arena will be home to over 100 technology-focused exhibitors at the AfricaCom conference in Cape Town in November.

Botswana Innovation Hub to host US$3 million development programme

Botswana Innovation Hub to host US$3 million development programme

21 August 2017

Project aiming to empower youth and entrepreneurs across Southern Africa is funded by De Beers and Stanford Graduate School of Business.

Cloud

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Huawei forecasts cloud alliance

Huawei forecasts cloud alliance

07 September 2017

Guo Ping, Huawei's rotating CEO, delivers keynote address at Huawei Connect 2017.

SACS at critical phase of development

SACS at critical phase of development

10 August 2017

Project advances to installation of the cable on the Angolan shore.

Nigeria’s iConcepts launches mobile marketing app for start-ups

Nigeria’s iConcepts launches mobile marketing app for start-ups

09 August 2017

Regional media reports that the most prominent headache for start-ups is figuring out how to make customers believe in their services and offerings.

ICT and Governance

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CIO's role is to embrace change and tame digital dragons

CIO's role is to embrace change and tame digital dragons

19 September 2017

Gartner research reveals that digital business has created a different mindset for more than three quarters of CIOs in Africa.

Will global tripartite ICT agreement pay off for Egypt?

Will global tripartite ICT agreement pay off for Egypt?

14 September 2017

Inaugural steering committee meeting underway in Cyprus, attended by representatives from Egypt, Cyprus and Greece.

SA's SMB owners need to think bigger about tech

SA's SMB owners need to think bigger about tech

14 September 2017

 

Technology still seen as having mainly administrative role, designed primarily to enhance business processes says Xero SA executive.

Business Continuity

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Kenya: striking e-taxi drivers demand better pay

Kenya: striking e-taxi drivers demand better pay

15 September 2017

Labour dispute believed to be part of ongoing price war within increasingly competitive market.

Uber SA's petition to govt garners over 40 000 supporters

Uber SA's petition to govt garners over 40 000 supporters

13 September 2017

Ride hailing service alleges that authorities have not done enough to protect its driver partners from attacks.

Channel

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Microsoft appoints new WCA country manager

Microsoft appoints new WCA country manager

30 August 2017

The team will continue to accelerate the organisation's cloud drive on the continent and increase digital transformation.

SA's first Huawei HAINA students graduate

SA's first Huawei HAINA students graduate

22 August 2017

First cohort of Huawei Authorised Information and Network Academy students achieve success in ICT education program.

Unified Communications

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Zuku Fire blazes in Dar es Salaam

Zuku Fire blazes in Dar es Salaam

15 September 2017

Data consumption in Tanzania is three times higher than in Swaziland, according to Wananchi Group CEO.

Ringier

Ringier "laser-focused" on African expansion in 2017

07 September 2017

6th generation business has tailored its business model to leverage digital transformation on the continent.

iPlans to leverage VoIP growth in Africa

iPlans to leverage VoIP growth in Africa

01 September 2017

IT services firm selects World Telecom Labs to construct VoIP network.