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Egypt to grow e-commerce.

Egypt to grow
e-commerce

New plan aims to double
size of industry by 2020.

Vodacom Tanzania partners with iflix.

Vodacom Tanzania
partners with iflix

SVOD service will reach
12 million local subscribers.

Tuesday, Apr 24th

Africa's biggest hurdle to fully realised, secure DX

Africa's biggest hurdle to fully realised, secure DX

Integration and management of all systems into a single plane of glass remains the main challenge according to Fortinet's Paul…

Are Nigerian telecoms subscribers happier in 2018?

Are Nigerian telecoms subscribers happier in 2018?

Marginally, compared to Q4 2017 claims latest NCC report.

Maroc Telecom now holds 61% stake in Burkina Faso's Onatel

Maroc Telecom now holds 61% stake in Burkina Faso's Onatel

Latest development in 12-year strategic partnership between two companies.

MTN picks bankers for Nigeria IPO

MTN picks bankers for Nigeria IPO

MTN aims to list its Nigerian unit, worth $5.23 billion (R63.6 billion), by July.

MainOne expanding in West Africa with Cote d'Ivoire license

MainOne expanding in West Africa with Cote d'Ivoire license

Company will commence the construction of its digital transmission cable in June.

Konga Yudala merge opens up Nigeria's e-commerce space

Konga Yudala merge opens up Nigeria's e-commerce space

Companies look to dominate local retail with on-and offline service channels.

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Telecoms

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Are Nigerian telecoms subscribers happier in 2018?

Are Nigerian telecoms subscribers happier in 2018?

24 April 2018

Marginally, compared to Q4 2017 claims latest NCC report.

Maroc Telecom now holds 61% stake in Burkina Faso's Onatel

Maroc Telecom now holds 61% stake in Burkina Faso's Onatel

24 April 2018

Latest development in 12-year strategic partnership between two companies.

MainOne expanding in West Africa with Cote d'Ivoire license

MainOne expanding in West Africa with Cote d'Ivoire license

23 April 2018

Company will commence the construction of its digital transmission cable in June.

Mobile

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Mobile voice usage steady in Africa

Mobile voice usage steady in Africa

19 April 2018

However, analysts believe the impact of OTT on mobile voice telephony has not been fully pronounced.

Uganda SIM card registration in limbo

Uganda SIM card registration in limbo

29 March 2018

Comms regulator blames delays by National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) in implementing API for registration process.

Vodacom Lesotho offers youth NXT LVL platform

Vodacom Lesotho offers youth NXT LVL platform

29 March 2018

Operator is targeting users in the 16 to 25 age bracket.

Networks

Setting
Central African Republic's €33.3m fibre network project underway

Central African Republic's €33.3m fibre network project underway

06 April 2018

President Faustin-Archange Touadéra oversees official launch ceremony.

South Sudan's Vivacell shut down

South Sudan's Vivacell shut down

29 March 2018

Action reportedly taken over US$60 million tax dispute.

Security

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Huawei: Smart technologies and safety are not mutually exclusive

Huawei: Smart technologies and safety are not mutually exclusive

18 April 2018

Safety should serve as a foundation for all smart city projects according to speakers at South Africa Eco Connect 2018.

Africa: key markets lose billions to cyber crime in 2017

Africa: key markets lose billions to cyber crime in 2017

12 April 2018

Cyber security firm releases findings of report, with banking and financial services the most affected.

Cambridge Analytica fiasco exposes Africa's vulnerabilities on data protection

Cambridge Analytica fiasco exposes Africa's vulnerabilities on data protection

22 March 2018

Nairobi-based telecommunications analyst outlines renewed focus on Kenya's Data protection bill.

Business Intelligence

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Africa's biggest hurdle to fully realised, secure DX

Africa's biggest hurdle to fully realised, secure DX

24 April 2018

Integration and management of all systems into a single plane of glass remains the main challenge according to Fortinet's Paul Williams.

SqwidNet's partner ecosystem boosts IOT network

SqwidNet's partner ecosystem boosts IOT network

28 March 2018

The company partnered with over 30 of ICT service providers who are at various stages of deploying IOT.

African governments accused of underestimating continent's tech capability

African governments accused of underestimating continent's tech capability

27 March 2018

It doesn't make sense to keep using the same external suppliers for solutions says Rwanda's President Paul Kagame.

Cloud

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Cloud research reveals different priorities across Africa

Cloud research reveals different priorities across Africa

19 April 2018

Medium and large businesses in major markets experience very different usage, benefits and intentions with cloud computing.

IOT-based low power wide area network expansion in SA

IOT-based low power wide area network expansion in SA

05 April 2018

Cisco, Comsol and NIL pen agreement to help accelerate adoption of IOT-enabled devices and networks.

Africa's biggest hurdle to fully realised, secure DX

Africa's biggest hurdle to fully realised, secure DX

24 April 2018

Integration and management of all systems into a single plane of glass remains the main challenge according to Fortinet's Paul Williams.

ICT and Governance

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Kenya's ICT ministry calls for more datacentres as EADC is upgraded

Kenya's ICT ministry calls for more datacentres as EADC is upgraded

23 April 2018

Additional datacentres will ensure that African content is built and secured, says country's ICT Cabinet Secretary.

African tech leaders analyse the state of digital transformation

African tech leaders analyse the state of digital transformation

12 April 2018

Industry players say continent needs to do more in order to keep up with other regions and avoid losing out fresh business opportunities.

Business Continuity

Setting
Malawi's tech start-ups battle on

Malawi's tech start-ups battle on

12 April 2018

Innovators and tech hub operators bemoan lack of funding, resources and other support from banks, government and telecommunication companies.

Vodafone Zambia appoints new CTIO to bolster network strategy

Vodafone Zambia appoints new CTIO to bolster network strategy

09 April 2018

Operator says appointment will reinforce its network and fast-track its tech strategy.

T-Systems SA names new MD

T-Systems SA names new MD

23 March 2018

The company appoints Dineo Molefe to take over the leadership reins.

Channel

Setting
Liquid, Sudatel pen landmark FTTH deal

Liquid, Sudatel pen landmark FTTH deal

28 February 2018

Sudatel Telecom Group and Liquid Telecom have agreed to partner to build fibre networks across Sudan.

Has Huawei's P20 triggered a review of company's go-to-market strategy in Africa?

Has Huawei's P20 triggered a review of company's go-to-market strategy in Africa?

06 April 2018

Exec says plan would be centred on the construction of an African hub in South Africa.

Unified Communications

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Westcon-Comstor introduces new strategy to drive African ambitions

Westcon-Comstor introduces new strategy to drive African ambitions

19 April 2018

Company integrates continent-focused business to ensure more streamlined approach.

ONEm to harness Africa's low smartphone and internet penetration

ONEm to harness Africa's low smartphone and internet penetration

13 April 2018

CEO says company's offer of internet-like services on ordinary phones represents a renaissance for SMS and voice.

Algérie Telecom Satellite to launch internet, telephony and VOD service

Algérie Telecom Satellite to launch internet, telephony and VOD service

12 March 2018

Algérie Telecom subsidiary believes this will help it achieve turnover target and reach underserved regions.