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MTN disposes Afrihost share.MTN disposes Afrihost shares

Afrihost CEO says telco remains a key supplier.

Western Cape gets 50 free Wi-Fi hotspotsWestern Cape gets 50 free Wifi hotspots

Neotel has partnered with the provincial government.

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'Nigerians leading in mobile commerce race'

'Nigerians leading in mobile commerce race'

Ipsos research shows that Nigerian consumers more than comfortable with online shopping.

DStv owners shift focus from floundering pay-TV market

DStv owners shift focus from floundering pay-TV market

Naspers to reposition business amid sharp decrease in sub-Saharan Africa subscriber numbers.

e-Passport for Africa a reality

e-Passport for Africa a reality

Relevant access control technology being implemented as AU pushes common passport agenda.

MTN ups 4G investment in Ghana

MTN ups 4G investment in Ghana

Mobile operator sets aside US$96m to invest in local operations.

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Telecoms

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MTN ups 4G investment in Ghana

MTN ups 4G investment in Ghana

27 June 2016

Mobile operator sets aside US$96m to invest in local operations.

MTN to dispose shareholding in South Africa's Afrihost

MTN to dispose shareholding in South Africa's Afrihost

24 June 2016

Mobile operator says it wants to focus on core business and pursue opportunities in "adjacent businesses".

Mobile

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'Zambia's mobile phone services cost too much'

'Zambia's mobile phone services cost too much'

22 June 2016

Consumer body urges authorities to intervene and assist mobile operators to reduce rates.

Uber launches in Tanzania

Uber launches in Tanzania

15 June 2016

Mobile taxi service adds East African country to network.

Enterprise Solutions

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African refugee families reunited through USSD technology

African refugee families reunited through USSD technology

21 June 2016

REFUNITE, an online family reconnection platform championed by Ericsson has been accessed by more than 500 000 displaced people.

B Medical Systems introduces cold chain data logger

B Medical Systems introduces cold chain data logger

09 June 2016

The data logger ensures quality surveillance and monitoring of the cold chain to the Africa market.

Dell, CSIR unveil 'fastest computer in Africa'

Dell, CSIR unveil 'fastest computer in Africa'

07 June 2016

The supercomputer is capable of processing speeds of up to a thousand-trillion floating point operations i.e numbers with decimals in them every second.

Networks

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Kenya's education sector given 10GE Ethernet boost

Kenya's education sector given 10GE Ethernet boost

22 June 2016

Telco Systems rolls out new network for local education and research focused Alternative Network Facility Provider.

Pan African VoD service sold to TRACE TV

Pan African VoD service sold to TRACE TV

21 June 2016

Buni.tv will eventually merge with TRACE TV's VoD platform which the French network plans to launch by the end of 2016.

Security

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East Africa: govts, telcos are top targets for cybercriminals

East Africa: govts, telcos are top targets for cybercriminals

24 June 2016

Control Risk analysis reveals in this region of the continent, corporates are not the main target.

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.

Business Intelligence

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e-Passport for Africa a reality

e-Passport for Africa a reality

27 June 2016

Relevant access control technology being implemented as AU pushes common passport agenda.

Africa's ICT capacity builders heading to Kenya

Africa's ICT capacity builders heading to Kenya

13 June 2016

Delegates attending the Global ICT Capacity Building Symposium in September in Kenya to discuss progress of Sustainable Development Goals implementation.

Silicon Valley opens doors for SA techpreneurs

Silicon Valley opens doors for SA techpreneurs

16 May 2016

Twenty tech entrepreneurs from South Africa to attend Silicon Valley Open Doors Conference.

Cloud

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Why Africa wants true cloud cover

Why Africa wants true cloud cover

09 June 2016

Few tier 2 true ERP cloud offerings available and demand for technology on the increase, experts claim.

MTN Business looks to empower Kenya's SME space

MTN Business looks to empower Kenya's SME space

26 May 2016

Mobile operator partners with SMEasy to launch cloud-based accounting and payroll solution.

Nigerian businesses look up to the cloud

Nigerian businesses look up to the cloud

09 May 2016

Increase in local adoption driven by digital transformation and the appeal of the 'pay-as-you-consume' model.

ICT and Governance

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MTN Zambia in trouble over SIM registration

MTN Zambia in trouble over SIM registration

23 June 2016

Customer complaints prompts unannounced visit by regulator to operator's offices.

ZA Central Registry vs DotConnectAfrica

ZA Central Registry vs DotConnectAfrica

17 June 2016

Ongoing US-based legal battle intensifies as court grants ZACR motion to dismiss all claims against it.

Ghana reviews Electronic Communications bill

Ghana reviews Electronic Communications bill

13 June 2016

A breakaway from existing peer-to-peer interconnection system.

Business Continuity

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How innovation can help onboarding in Africa

How innovation can help onboarding in Africa

24 June 2016

Crowdsourcing and innovation is being used to enhance businesses and truly disrupt markets across the continent.

Zimbabwe's TelOne broadens strategy to reverse net liabilities

Zimbabwe's TelOne broadens strategy to reverse net liabilities

23 June 2016

Telco responds to Auditor General report which raises concern over company's ability to raise new funding.

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's first interactive digital centre launched

Africa's first interactive digital centre launched

21 June 2016

South Africa's City of Tshwane municipality officially opens doors to continental Africa's first interactive digital learning centre.

MTN uses disputed spectrum to roll out DTT

MTN uses disputed spectrum to roll out DTT

01 June 2016

Analysts predict higher rate of adoption if the West African country can migrate more regions from analogue to digital.