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Vodafone announces M-Pesa service for HIV positive Basotho

Vodafone's M-Pesa HIV/Aids initiative

Lesotho is planning wider roll out of initiative.

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Gambia goes on digital lockdown

Gambia goes on digital lockdown

Authorities swoop on internet connectivity, international calls and border control.

SA ISP lobby group warns consumers against assuming online safety

SA ISP lobby group warns consumers against assuming online safety

Internet Service Providers' Association says there is not enough information on hacking for consumers to assume they are safe this…

Link Africa, New Telco SA connect on fibre rollout

Link Africa, New Telco SA connect on fibre rollout

New network will form part of Link Africa's core metro ring around Gauteng.

Telekom Networks Malawi expects 20% growth in profits

Telekom Networks Malawi expects 20% growth in profits

Telco also announces 20% increase in network users.

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Telecoms

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Telekom Networks Malawi expects 20% growth in profits

Telekom Networks Malawi expects 20% growth in profits

02 December 2016

Telco also announces 20% increase in network users.

NCC experiences major backlash on data tariff hikes

NCC experiences major backlash on data tariff hikes

01 December 2016

Regulator halts process following widespread public reaction.

Trace Software lands major Ivory Coast energy deal

Trace Software lands major Ivory Coast energy deal

01 December 2016

Company representatives met with Ivory Coast officials in Morocco to thresh out details.

Mobile

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Africa: almost US$70-bn in mobile revenue by 2021

Africa: almost US$70-bn in mobile revenue by 2021

25 November 2016

Continent to cross 1b mobile subscriptions, digital service strategies paying off says Ovum Market Outlook.

Zim consumers demand action on high data prices

Zim consumers demand action on high data prices

25 November 2016

Government conducts survey on quality of data services and related tariffs.

Enterprise Solutions

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Icolo breaks ground on 27,000sqft Nairobi data centre

Icolo breaks ground on 27,000sqft Nairobi data centre

03 November 2016

CEO outlines plans regarding new data centre construction in Nairobi, Mombasa.

Air Mauritius takes IBM solution on board

Air Mauritius takes IBM solution on board

20 October 2016

Airline commits to five year tech and services deal based on IBM cloud and analytics-enabled enterprise planning solution.

Networks

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Link Africa, New Telco SA connect on fibre rollout

Link Africa, New Telco SA connect on fibre rollout

02 December 2016

New network will form part of Link Africa's core metro ring around Gauteng.

#DataMustFall message spreads

#DataMustFall message spreads

23 November 2016

Data prices are not decreasing fast enough, says Dhanaraj Thakur, research manager at the Alliance for Affordable Internet.

Paratus Telecoms announces first FTTH deployment in Namibia

Paratus Telecoms announces first FTTH deployment in Namibia

22 November 2016

Telco plans to invest over R150-million on infrastructure over the next three years.

Security

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SA ISP lobby group warns consumers against assuming online safety

SA ISP lobby group warns consumers against assuming online safety

02 December 2016

Internet Service Providers' Association says there is not enough information on hacking for consumers to assume they are safe this festive season.

Malware - a growing threat to business in Africa

Malware - a growing threat to business in Africa

21 November 2016

Surveys, expert insight confirm route of infection and sophistication of attacks continues to increase.

Business Intelligence

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TomTom explores Egypt for investment opportunities

TomTom explores Egypt for investment opportunities

28 November 2016

Company representatives have communicated a desire to invest in the country during a meeting with the ICT Minister.

'Mobile is the foundation of IBM Watson initiatives in Africa'

'Mobile is the foundation of IBM Watson initiatives in Africa'

31 October 2016

ITWeb Africa catches up with IBM's VP, Cognitive Solutions for EMEA on the back of the IBM World of Watson event.

Cloud

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Kenyan blogs attract readership

Kenyan blogs attract readership

28 November 2016

The need for local content will fuel the increase in readership in the coming year, according to industry research.

Massive growth for MEA data centre traffic

Massive growth for MEA data centre traffic

11 November 2016

The rapid migration to cloud architectures in MEA will result in traffic reaching 328 exabytes per year in 2019, says Cisco.

MTN Business Botswana plans relaunch of Microsoft Express Route

MTN Business Botswana plans relaunch of Microsoft Express Route

07 November 2016

Company exec acknowledges slow uptake, says some markets considering cloud adoption need more time 'to understand benefits'.

ICT and Governance

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Gambia goes on digital lockdown

Gambia goes on digital lockdown

02 December 2016

Authorities swoop on internet connectivity, international calls and border control.

GM Cisco Nigeria says ICT conditions have deteriorated

GM Cisco Nigeria says ICT conditions have deteriorated

30 November 2016

Olakunle Oloruntimehin says addressing country's skills gap should be a policy priority.

ZTE backs Egypt's US$10bn electronics industry plan

ZTE backs Egypt's US$10bn electronics industry plan

30 November 2016

More companies have agreed to set up factories, with announcements made at Cairo ICT 2016.

Business Continuity

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Kenya: Job cuts loom as financial digitisation takes effect

Kenya: Job cuts loom as financial digitisation takes effect

07 November 2016

Equity Bank, among other institutions, confirms additional layoffs as digitisation impacts on traditional operations.

SA competition regulator finds in favour of Uber

SA competition regulator finds in favour of Uber

21 October 2016

The Metered Taxi Industry in South Africa has lost its bid to have Uber declared uncompetitive.

Channel

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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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Drone delivery company Zipline raises US$25m for Africa expansion

Drone delivery company Zipline raises US$25m for Africa expansion

11 November 2016

After successful launch in Rwanda in October, company takes aim at rapidly expanding healthcare market.

On call: virtual doctors strengthen Uganda's healthcare

On call: virtual doctors strengthen Uganda's healthcare

02 November 2016

Unified Communications at the forefront of healthcare services in Uganda.