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Huawei launches Innovation and Experience Centre.Huawei launches Innovation Centre

US$5M facility is the
first one for Africa.

Security expert endorses AU E-passportExpert endorses
AU e-passport

Technology used must
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Huawei launches multi-tier certification program to train up SA channel

Huawei launches multi-tier certification program to train up SA channel

Program only one of its kind to cover all ICT fields, according to tech firm.

WeChat takes on WhatsApp in Africa

WeChat takes on WhatsApp in Africa

WeChat tries to gain traction in Africa, long after WhatsApp snapped up the market.

West Africa edges closer to One Area Network

West Africa edges closer to One Area Network

Regulators agree to free roaming across the region in a bid to end 'exorbitant' tariffs.

Etisalat Nigeria, NetPlusDotCom create e-commercial storm

Etisalat Nigeria, NetPlusDotCom create e-commercial storm

Companies partner to launch merchant-centric mPoS service.

Millicom records solid Q2, despite 'tough' Tanzania

Millicom records solid Q2, despite 'tough' Tanzania

Telco applies 'stringent capital disciplines' and strengthens data centre capabilities.

Telkom aims to 'free' mobile consumers

Telkom aims to 'free' mobile consumers

Telco serves up new offering in latest bid to push OTT services.

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Telecoms

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Millicom records solid Q2, despite 'tough' Tanzania

Millicom records solid Q2, despite 'tough' Tanzania

22 July 2016

Telco applies 'stringent capital disciplines' and strengthens data centre capabilities.

Nigerian Communications Commission toughens up on mobile spam

Nigerian Communications Commission toughens up on mobile spam

18 July 2016

Etisalat Nigeria latest teclo to adhere to directive on 'Do Not Disturb' database.

Mobile

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Orange acquires Airtel in Sierra Leone

Orange acquires Airtel in Sierra Leone

20 July 2016

French telco completes 100% acquisition of 1.3 million customer strong mobile operator.

Enterprise Solutions

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Uber, Total unite to benefit Kenyan driver-partners

Uber, Total unite to benefit Kenyan driver-partners

21 July 2016

The two companies serving Kenya's transport sector outline the benefits of alliance for Uber driver-partners.

SA tech underpins Delta State's 'Fast Track 90' system

SA tech underpins Delta State's 'Fast Track 90' system

29 June 2016

Nigeria's oil and agricultural producing state uses new digital signature technology to ease the process of land title acquisition.

Networks

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WeChat takes on WhatsApp in Africa

WeChat takes on WhatsApp in Africa

22 July 2016

WeChat tries to gain traction in Africa, long after WhatsApp snapped up the market.

Broadband 'land grab' strategy good for SA?

Broadband 'land grab' strategy good for SA?

14 July 2016

Competitive strategy fine, but without service to back it up could lead to problems say IT professionals.

Gilat, Dizengoff Ghana partner on broadband rollout

Gilat, Dizengoff Ghana partner on broadband rollout

08 July 2016

Partnership will bolster broadband service delivery to rural and under-served areas of Ghana.

Security

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E-passports secure, sustainable advises security expert

E-passports secure, sustainable advises security expert

20 July 2016

Document meets international standards and includes state-of-the-art security features, says Gemalto executive.

Urge to connect making SA travellers vulnerable says Kaspersky

Urge to connect making SA travellers vulnerable says Kaspersky

11 July 2016

Security firm says those keen to use Wi-Fi rather than risk incurring roaming charges exposes them to risk.

Business Intelligence

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Africa's fastest computer ranked 121st in the world

Africa's fastest computer ranked 121st in the world

30 June 2016

The Dell manufactured supercomputer is the only African machine on global list of 500.

Silicon Valley opens doors for SA techpreneurs

Silicon Valley opens doors for SA techpreneurs

16 May 2016

Twenty tech entrepreneurs from South Africa to attend Silicon Valley Open Doors Conference.

Cloud

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Public cloud services growth set to soar in Africa

Public cloud services growth set to soar in Africa

06 July 2016

Researchers point to advent of cloud-first strategy as high growth figures are forecast for MENA, EMEA regions.

MTN Business looks to empower Kenya's SME space

MTN Business looks to empower Kenya's SME space

26 May 2016

Mobile operator partners with SMEasy to launch cloud-based accounting and payroll solution.

Nigerian businesses look up to the cloud

Nigerian businesses look up to the cloud

09 May 2016

Increase in local adoption driven by digital transformation and the appeal of the 'pay-as-you-consume' model.

ICT and Governance

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West Africa edges closer to One Area Network

West Africa edges closer to One Area Network

22 July 2016

Regulators agree to free roaming across the region in a bid to end 'exorbitant' tariffs.

Africa to talk digital at GIL 2016

Africa to talk digital at GIL 2016

21 July 2016

Business leaders, policy shapers prepare to debate continent's readiness to truly embrace digitisation.

Just-in-time set-top-box delivery helps Nigeria

Just-in-time set-top-box delivery helps Nigeria

18 July 2016

West African country welcomes arrival of 150,000 STBs.

Business Continuity

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City of Cape Town blames Uber cash payment for flare-ups

City of Cape Town blames Uber cash payment for flare-ups

15 July 2016

Uber advised to review decision to roll out cash payment method following violent clashes in South African city.

How innovation can help onboarding in Africa

How innovation can help onboarding in Africa

24 June 2016

Crowdsourcing and innovation is being used to enhance businesses and truly disrupt markets across the continent.

Channel

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EMEA PC market drops 4.3% in Q1 2016

EMEA PC market drops 4.3% in Q1 2016

13 July 2016

Worldwide PC shipments totalled 64.3 million units in Q2 2016, a 5.2% decline from same period last year, says Gartner

Telecel Zim ups presence in the country

Telecel Zim ups presence in the country

09 July 2015

The Zimbabwean telco plans to revamp its distribution network.

Unified Communications

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Microsoft helps keep Team Dimension Data on track

Microsoft helps keep Team Dimension Data on track

20 July 2016

Tech company teams up with Qhubeka to reinforce Africa's participation at Tour de France.

Court frees Zimbabwe's #Thisflag pastor

Court frees Zimbabwe's #Thisflag pastor

14 July 2016

Legal team successful in dealing with a late, fresh charge of subversion laid by the state against social media campaigner.

MTN uses disputed spectrum to roll out DTT

MTN uses disputed spectrum to roll out DTT

01 June 2016

Analysts predict higher rate of adoption if the West African country can migrate more regions from analogue to digital.