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VoLTE still a hard sale in Africa

VoLTE's mixed
reception  

Echo Mobile executive
offers perspective.

Growing demand for mobile money solutions in Angola

Mobile money
big in Angola  

Demand for more
solutions, partnerships.

Friday, Apr 19th

Heightened interest in cloud strengthens Veeam's Africa business

Heightened interest in cloud strengthens Veeam's Africa business

Multi-cloud strategies have become even more compelling for local organisations irrespective of size, according to the company.

Huawei promises OpenLabs for other African nations

Huawei promises OpenLabs for other African nations

The Chinese manufacturer confirms plans to establish OpenLabs in Kenya and Nigeria soon.

Global IT spending to grow 1.1% in 2019 says Gartner

Global IT spending to grow 1.1% in 2019 says Gartner

IT spending projected to total US$3.79-trillion this year.

Regulator rejects MTN Cameroon's tariff plan

Regulator rejects MTN Cameroon's tariff plan

Officials say proposed plan failed to take into account instructions from the country's Telecommunications Regulatory Board.

Angola Cables' AngoNAP Fortaleza datacentre goes live

Angola Cables' AngoNAP Fortaleza datacentre goes live

Neutral carrier facility expected to meet growing demand in content and data transmission.

Orange Cameroon continues to fight for mobile money dominance

Orange Cameroon continues to fight for mobile money dominance

Operator has registered over 3 million active Orange Money subscribers.

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Telecoms

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Orange Cameroon continues to fight for mobile money dominance

Orange Cameroon continues to fight for mobile money dominance

17 April 2019

Operator has registered over 3 million active Orange Money subscribers.

Vodacom Tanzania settles charges against execs

Vodacom Tanzania settles charges against execs

12 April 2019

Tanzanian authorities release five Vodacom employees, including the managing director, after the operator pays a $2.3 million settlement.

Nigeria's Smile pens roaming deal with NUU Mobile

Nigeria's Smile pens roaming deal with NUU Mobile

11 April 2019

Represents first partnership in Africa for Hong Kong-based NUU Mobile.

Mobile

Setting
Africa's mobile phone accessories market to reach over US$4-billion by 2026

Africa's mobile phone accessories market to reach over US$4-billion by 2026

05 April 2019

Increasing disposable income, rapid urbanisation, internet usage and advent of m-commerce are driving factors, according to research by Future Market Insights.

Huawei has launched its P30 lite device in the South African market

Huawei has launched its P30 lite device in the South African market

03 April 2019

The new device, now at Vodacom, MTN, Telkom and Cell C stores, is the latest photography-focused triple-camera smartphone.

Sharp rise in mobile internet users in Zambia

Sharp rise in mobile internet users in Zambia

28 March 2019

ICT and telecoms regulator attributes increase to improved data networks, affordable data services.

Networks

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VoLTE still a hard sale in Africa

VoLTE still a hard sale in Africa

17 April 2019

'If it ain't broke, don't fix it' mentality still dominates says Echo Mobile CEO.

SA's City of Tshwane confirms TshWi-Fi network upgrade

SA's City of Tshwane confirms TshWi-Fi network upgrade

02 April 2019

Black-owned management consulting and ICT services company, Ulwembu Business Services supports drive.

Zimbabwe ISPs under fire over data tariff adjustment

Zimbabwe ISPs under fire over data tariff adjustment

27 March 2019

Local price aligned with revised foreign currency exchange rate matrix.

Security

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#SS19Hack Ideathon young developers aim to protect connected citizens

#SS19Hack Ideathon young developers aim to protect connected citizens

11 April 2019

ITWeb's SS19Hack Ideathon challenged participants to build cyber security skills and solutions.

Access control, security tech gives Africa chance to leapfrog

Access control, security tech gives Africa chance to leapfrog

11 April 2019

HID Global executive offers insight into the market and the opportunity before the continent.

Spike in mobile malware attacks in Kenya

Spike in mobile malware attacks in Kenya

01 April 2019

Consumers who transact over mobile devices are particularly vulnerable, according to industry regulator report.

Business Intelligence

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Google opens AI centre in Accra

Google opens AI centre in Accra

12 April 2019

Researchers will focus on various use case possibilities, including in education and healthcare.

Nihilent opens its first UX Lab in Africa

Nihilent opens its first UX Lab in Africa

05 April 2019

South Africa's Minster of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan attended the launch.

Cloud

Setting
Heightened interest in cloud strengthens Veeam's Africa business

Heightened interest in cloud strengthens Veeam's Africa business

18 April 2019

Multi-cloud strategies have become even more compelling for local organisations irrespective of size, according to the company.

Kenya carves out express route to Microsoft's SA-based datacentres

Kenya carves out express route to Microsoft's SA-based datacentres

15 March 2019

Seacom to facilitate connectivity between East African country and SA-based datacentres.

ICT and Governance

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Global IT spending to grow 1.1% in 2019 says Gartner

Global IT spending to grow 1.1% in 2019 says Gartner

18 April 2019

IT spending projected to total US$3.79-trillion this year.

Regulator rejects MTN Cameroon's tariff plan

Regulator rejects MTN Cameroon's tariff plan

18 April 2019

Officials say proposed plan failed to take into account instructions from the country's Telecommunications Regulatory Board.

PSG-linked merger to boost tech-based learning in SA

PSG-linked merger to boost tech-based learning in SA

09 April 2019

Two leading players in South Africa's education space are combining forces to bolster tech-driven learning solutions.

Business Continuity

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Altron appoints risk and compliance exec

Altron appoints risk and compliance exec

01 April 2019

Sayeeda Khan will fulfil duties within the newly created role.

South Africa: renewables debate rages as Eskom woes deepen

South Africa: renewables debate rages as Eskom woes deepen

20 March 2019

Energy experts are at odds over the costs associated with coal versus renewables, as Eskom struggles to keep the lights on.

Cyclone Idai takes its toll on Mozambique's communications

Cyclone Idai takes its toll on Mozambique's communications

15 March 2019

Reports detail winds of over 60 km/hour as well as heavy rains measuring 200mm in the past 24 hours.

Channel

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Westcon-Comstor to distribute Poly

Westcon-Comstor to distribute Poly

15 April 2019

Plantronics, Polycom merger lays foundation for rollout of joint solution brand Poly.

Huawei, Redington alliance to push East Africa tech

Huawei, Redington alliance to push East Africa tech

27 March 2019

Companies to host joint partner summit in Nairobi to outline the plan for the year ahead.

Ruckus Networks names new VP of EMEA Sales

Ruckus Networks names new VP of EMEA Sales

04 March 2019

Eric Law appointed to drive marketing, sales and operations throughout the region.

Unified Communications

Setting
How Google is using AI to solve African problems

How Google is using AI to solve African problems

12 April 2019

Google researchers at an artificial intelligence lab based in Ghana deploy the technology to address Afro-centric challenges.

France helps Africa leverage space tech

France helps Africa leverage space tech

05 April 2019

AU and countries including Ethiopia and Kenya stand to benefit from data exchange and access to tech resources.

South Africa: University of Pretoria opens Future Africa campus

South Africa: University of Pretoria opens Future Africa campus

01 April 2019

The research institute will bring together global researchers and leverage innovative technologies to address societal challenges in Africa.