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Zim regulator orders telcos to slash voice tariffs

Zim regulator orders telcos to slash voice tariffs

Potraz wants the Zim telcos to charge 9 cents per minute for voice calls by 2016.

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Zambia sets up committee to clampdown on fake handsets

Zambia sets up committee to clampdown on fake handsets

Mobile operators and the telecoms authority have joined forces to regulate fake mobile phones sold on the black market.

'Only 3.6% of Africa's telecom subscribers use fixed-lines'

'Only 3.6% of Africa's telecom subscribers use fixed-lines'

Research body says state-owned companies, lack of competition is throttling the market.

PC shipments continue to grow in EMEA

PC shipments continue to grow in EMEA

According to the IDC PC shipments reached 23.7 million units in the third quarter of 2014.

Telecoms

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Zambia: Hollard harnesses mobile to sell car insurance

Zambia: Hollard harnesses mobile to sell car insurance

09 October 2014

MTN's distribution network is being used to help customers easily purchase the service.

Mobile

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Mobile broadband key to unlocking Egyptian growth - GSMA

Mobile broadband key to unlocking Egyptian growth - GSMA

03 October 2014

Africa’s third largest economy needs to tap internet access to boost its economic prospects.

Kenya: CA allows Equity Bank’s thin SIM tech

Kenya: CA allows Equity Bank’s thin SIM tech

22 September 2014

Communications authority dismisses Safaricom's 'security concerns' complaint.

Airtel Malawi develops HIV/AIDS mobile app

Airtel Malawi develops HIV/AIDS mobile app

03 October 2014

Service aimed at educating and helping infected people to better cope.

Enterprise Solutions

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Ghana Health Service chooses AWCape for Sage Training

Ghana Health Service chooses AWCape for Sage Training

14 October 2014

Pictured above: Delegates from Ghana Health Service with AWCape members (Left to Right) Mr. Robert Annan, Deputy Director of Finance in charge of Treasury, Mr. Ian Booth, AWCape Chief Training Officer...

Networks

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Banks approve $260mn for Angola-Brazil-US broadband cables

Banks approve $260mn for Angola-Brazil-US broadband cables

17 October 2014

State-owned company Angola Cables is playing a key part in building the network.

Telecom Namibia building govt fibre network

Telecom Namibia building govt fibre network

13 October 2014

Plan in place to connect administrative capitals in 14 regions of the country.

Green light given to continue Pietermaritzburg fibre network build

Green light given to continue Pietermaritzburg fibre network build

02 October 2014

South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal has this week ruled in favour of Dark Fibre Africa.

Security

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Nigerian IT worker implicated in $38mn bank heist

Nigerian IT worker implicated in $38mn bank heist

18 September 2014

Godswill Oyegwa Uyoyou is wanted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission.

Cyber crime worries Zambian police

Cyber crime worries Zambian police

06 October 2014

Force is equipping itself with better equipment following a string of high profile cases.

Cyber criminals target Africa’s food and beverage sector

Cyber criminals target Africa’s food and beverage sector

01 October 2014

Networking technology firm Cisco says this industry is increasingly targeted with malware.

Business Intelligence

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CWG might be the Next Alibaba for Nigeria- NSE Boss, Onyema

CWG might be the Next Alibaba for Nigeria- NSE Boss, Onyema

13 October 2014

Computer Warehouse Group Plc (CWG) is capable of being the Alibaba of Nigeria.

Cloud

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Lenovo cements global PC market lead

Lenovo cements global PC market lead

09 October 2014

Chinese computer maker is world’s top brand for the sixth consecutive quarter.

The launch of the BCX Infinity Voice Unified Communications Solutions

14 October 2014

Business Connexion (BCX) is launching a hosted voice network that offers a complete voice experience from one service provider, delivered over one platform that will enable one seamless voice experien...

ICT and Governance

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Tablet education drive for Kenyan refugee camp

Tablet education drive for Kenyan refugee camp

08 October 2014

Vodafone Foundation, Huawei and Safaricom join forces to help young people in Dadaab.

Malawi feels digital migration pressure

Malawi feels digital migration pressure

10 October 2014

Concerns exist that the company handling the process is not acting fast enough.

Gauteng ANC e-toll opposition: Zuma 'not angry'

Gauteng ANC e-toll opposition: Zuma 'not angry'

06 October 2014

Provincial members of the ruling party have resolved to oppose the controversial system.

Business Continuity

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Roan Systems wins PRASA tender

Roan Systems wins PRASA tender

16 October 2014

Roan Systems, has won a tender to maintain 770 Printronix T4M printers nationwide with the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA).

CWG extends extremely successful Academy to new frontiers

CWG extends extremely successful Academy to new frontiers

13 October 2014

The highly acclaimed CWG Academy has successfully trained and placed over 500 ICT professionals into various fields of industry.

M-Pesa transaction capability to double in 2015 - Collymore

M-Pesa transaction capability to double in 2015 - Collymore

23 September 2014

Safaricom CEO says the upgrade is planned to come online early next year.

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