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Huawei partners with SA University.Huawei partners with SA university

HAINA program aims to address skills shortage.

Nigeria VAS reform looming.Nigeria VAS reform on the horizon

Regulator is in meetings to discuss proposed changes.

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SimbaPay increases single money transfer limit to US$45,000

SimbaPay increases single money transfer limit to US$45,000

Company believes the 1400% increase raises bar for digital transaction providers focussed on Africa.

Fortumo engages three new African markets

Fortumo engages three new African markets

Mobile payment firm expands direct carrier billing to Ivory Coast, Ethiopia, Senegal.

Nigeria lands US$6m 15-year satellite deal

Nigeria lands US$6m 15-year satellite deal

Belarus invests in NIGCOMSAT services to bolster satellite communication services.

SAP sets up in Morocco

SAP sets up in Morocco

Newly established office represents company's further commitment to Francophone Africa region.

Pinnacle Africa ready to distribute Dell Alienware

Pinnacle Africa ready to distribute Dell Alienware

Game on in Channel as newly appointed sole distributor awaits shipment of notebooks, desktops and accessories.

Is parastatal privatisation working for Botswana?

Is parastatal privatisation working for Botswana?

Government secures 212-m from BTCL listing, the first public entity to be privatised.

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Telecoms

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SAP sets up in Morocco

SAP sets up in Morocco

03 May 2016

Newly established office represents company's further commitment to Francophone Africa region.

Zambia: MNOs fighting for market share

Zambia: MNOs fighting for market share

02 May 2016

Competition for data customers increases as mobile device adoption spikes.

Nigeria's plan to broaden broadband

Nigeria's plan to broaden broadband

28 April 2016

Tax waiver on imported telecoms infrastructure, satellite resources being considered.

Mobile

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SimbaPay increases single money transfer limit to US$45,000

SimbaPay increases single money transfer limit to US$45,000

03 May 2016

Company believes the 1400% increase raises bar for digital transaction providers focussed on Africa.

Botswana techpreneurs compete for global acclaim

Botswana techpreneurs compete for global acclaim

20 April 2016

Two young developers make it to semi-final stage of international science and tech competition.

M-Pesa supports HIV treatment in Lesotho

M-Pesa supports HIV treatment in Lesotho

11 April 2016

Vodacom Lesotho will help identify and treat HIV positive children and pregnant women using mobile technologies like mobile money.

Enterprise Solutions

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Student app to tackle corruption in South Africa

Student app to tackle corruption in South Africa

29 April 2016

An anti-corruption software app, Kriterion, has earned student developers acclaim at the 2016 Microsoft Imagine Cup.

OT, Etisalat partner to launch IoT services in Egypt

OT, Etisalat partner to launch IoT services in Egypt

25 February 2016

Companies confirm availability of platform to serve priority projects, selected IoT services.

Networks

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Nigeria lands US$6m 15-year satellite deal

Nigeria lands US$6m 15-year satellite deal

03 May 2016

Belarus invests in NIGCOMSAT services to bolster satellite communication services.

Huawei networks with SA university to launch academy

Huawei networks with SA university to launch academy

29 April 2016

ICT firm partners with Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) to open ICT skills development resource.

Security

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Warning of cybercrime crisis in Botswana

Warning of cybercrime crisis in Botswana

26 April 2016

Public and private sector accused of apathy regarding cyber security, exacerbated by lack of adequate skills and resources.

Nigeria losing billions of Naira to cybercrime

Nigeria losing billions of Naira to cybercrime

22 April 2016

Country's security adviser calls for collaboration, updated legislation and greater awareness.

Business Intelligence

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Don't neglect your digital footprint warns Google

Don't neglect your digital footprint warns Google

26 April 2016

On the back of the launch of its Africa-focused training initiative, senior regional executive emphasises the growing significance of digital presence.

MEST scouts for tech talent in SA

MEST scouts for tech talent in SA

29 March 2016

West African tech incubator looks further afield for would-be entrepreneurs.

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.

Cloud

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'SA market geared up for cloud computing'

'SA market geared up for cloud computing'

19 April 2016

Senior BMI-TechKnowledge analyst delves into the dynamics of what is driving cloud adoption in Southern African country.

Zimbabwe: Politicians ignite Twitter with bitter exchanges

Zimbabwe: Politicians ignite Twitter with bitter exchanges

16 February 2016

Officials freely communicate across social media platform.

ICT and Governance

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Regulator moves to reform Nigeria's US$200-m VAS space

Regulator moves to reform Nigeria's US$200-m VAS space

29 April 2016

Nigerian Communications Commission meets with local providers, invites interest in 3.5G spectrum.

Tax takes toll on Zambia's mobile operators

Tax takes toll on Zambia's mobile operators

28 April 2016

Govt urged to provide tax relief to support network expansion to rural areas and help reduce cost of communication.

Business Continuity

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South Africa: Gauteng battles to launch online school application service

South Africa: Gauteng battles to launch online school application service

19 April 2016

Officials scramble to reassure parents as online school admission system struggles to perform under pressure.

'Nigerian startups should think global first'

'Nigerian startups should think global first'

24 March 2016

Founder of MyAds believes startups in the West African country should focus their growth strategy internationally.

Channel

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Pinnacle Africa ready to distribute Dell Alienware

Pinnacle Africa ready to distribute Dell Alienware

03 May 2016

Game on in Channel as newly appointed sole distributor awaits shipment of notebooks, desktops and accessories.

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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Africa outstrips US, UK for political discussion on Twitter

Africa outstrips US, UK for political discussion on Twitter

06 April 2016

Politics takes centre stage on social network in 2015, according to industry-focused report.