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USSD 'messed up' in Nigeria say startups.USSD 'messed up' in Nigeria

Startups bemoan
access, cost issues.


Kenya's SuperFluid ventures into Asia.

SuperFluid's take
on Asia

Kenya startup founder
discusses road ahead.

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3-million tech jobs by 2018 says Nigeria's govt

3-million tech jobs by 2018 says Nigeria's govt

Tax reliefs, intervention funds and hubs planned for tech startups.

Nigeria, others lag behind in e-commerce legislation

Nigeria, others lag behind in e-commerce legislation

Industry expert confirms volume of e-transactions in Nigeria has risen by 43.4% as of December 2015.

Sage, Apple go Live for SMBs

Sage, Apple go Live for SMBs

Apple mobility partner delivers accounting solutions for iPad, iPhone and Apple Watch.

Kenya begins proof of concept for digital learning

Kenya begins proof of concept for digital learning

Digital Literacy Programme to undergo pilot testing across 150 schools.

Kenya's Bamba Group the next Dropbox?

Kenya's Bamba Group the next Dropbox?

Global tech investor selects its first company from East Africa.

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Telecoms

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Gulf to Africa cable system announced

Gulf to Africa cable system announced

10 February 2016

Regional telcos and service providers representing Gulf to Africa Consortium announce cable system to better connect Middle East and East Africa.

'We don't want MTN to die' says Minister

'We don't want MTN to die' says Minister

09 February 2016

Nigeria's Communications Minister outlines government's stance on NCC MTN Nigeria saga.

Tigo Tanzania announces free WhatsApp

Tigo Tanzania announces free WhatsApp

05 February 2016

Telco offers complimentary service to all customers subscribed to its network.

Mobile

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Zambia welcomes its first iStore

Zambia welcomes its first iStore

09 February 2016

Significant increase in demand for local service and support among Apple users.

How fast is Africa's mobile money market moving?

How fast is Africa's mobile money market moving?

05 February 2016

Challenges exist as online and mobile services attempt to move in on traditional channels.

Enterprise Solutions

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Sage, Apple go Live for SMBs

Sage, Apple go Live for SMBs

11 February 2016

Apple mobility partner delivers accounting solutions for iPad, iPhone and Apple Watch.

IT, businesses not in sync on app performance

IT, businesses not in sync on app performance

03 February 2016

Riverbed Technology survey highlights substantial gap between business requirements and reality of app performance.

Gabon implements new visa management system

Gabon implements new visa management system

02 February 2016

Gemalto selected to supply and implement technology to enhance issuance of visas, e-Visas and resident permits.

Networks

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SA's fibre market has a new player

SA's fibre market has a new player

10 February 2016

ISP RocketNet launched by directel with the mandate to provide solutions and IT support.

Botswana, South Africa delve into dynamic spectrum

Botswana, South Africa delve into dynamic spectrum

09 February 2016

Industry bodies announce agreement on research into airwaves over which all wireless communication devices communicate.

Security

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Zimbabwe reviews cyber security to protect youth

Zimbabwe reviews cyber security to protect youth

09 February 2016

Guidelines introduced to identify and eliminate cyber risks as country's telecommunications industry experiences growth.

Media bodies urge rethink on SA cyber security bill

Media bodies urge rethink on SA cyber security bill

17 December 2015

Proposed legislation will 'create a chilling environment' for freedom of expression, access to information claims Association for Progressive Communications.

Can Nigeria's financial community stand up to cybercrime?

Can Nigeria's financial community stand up to cybercrime?

10 December 2015

Stakeholders offer their views on whether or not the West African country has the capacity to protect finance sector from continued attacks.

Business Intelligence

Setting
Kenya's SuperFluid ventures into Asia

Kenya's SuperFluid ventures into Asia

10 February 2016

Founder of analysis technology solution startup SuperFluid Labs offers insight into setting up a global operation.

'Internet of Everything is 2016's big bang theory'

'Internet of Everything is 2016's big bang theory'

22 January 2016

Big data and Artificial Intelligence expected to make a significant impact this year, says JCSE leader.

Rwanda could host Africa's first smart city

Rwanda could host Africa's first smart city

09 December 2015

Cisco says Africa's first smart city could be Kigali in Rwanda, with Johannesburg also high on their list for cities that could soon embrace city-wide IOT strategies.

Cloud

Setting
Kenya's Bamba Group the next Dropbox?

Kenya's Bamba Group the next Dropbox?

11 February 2016

Global tech investor selects its first company from East Africa.

Social media a kingpin in SA's drive to tackle racism

Social media a kingpin in SA's drive to tackle racism

12 January 2016

Local expert says hashtags have proven effective in encouraging conversation in society at large.

ICT and Governance

Setting
SA regulator launches Web Rangers project

SA regulator launches Web Rangers project

10 February 2016

The Film and Publication Board is calling for web industry players to assist in making the internet safer for youngsters.

Business Continuity

Setting
Liquid Telecom implements contingency plan for El Nino

Liquid Telecom implements contingency plan for El Nino

15 October 2015

Telco details efforts to protect core communications infrastructure ahead of pending heavy rains.

Channel

Setting
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

Setting
Mixed signals from Kenya's VoD market

Mixed signals from Kenya's VoD market

08 January 2016

Service providers must address issues like bandwidth availability and payment structures to meet consumer demand.