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MTN Nigeria berates OTTs.

MTN Nigeria berates OTTs

Telco says OTT services are 'cannibalising'.

Angola Cables to peer at NAPAfrica.Angola Cables to peer at NAPAfrica

Operator wants to be major IP transit and MPLS player.

Friday, Feb 24th

Taxify gains traction in Africa

Taxify gains traction in Africa

Company says its drivers on the continent make more trips than European counterparts and expansion is on the cards.

Africa Data Science Association launched to champion the profession

Africa Data Science Association launched to champion the profession

Founders say newly formed organisation will help to foster communication and cooperation among data science practitioners across the continent.

A new language governs ICT service delivery in Africa

A new language governs ICT service delivery in Africa

Decisions over ICT procurement, infrastructure management and solution development now involves more respondents and clearly different objectives according to executives…

Drop in PoS adoption worries Nigerian tech experts

Drop in PoS adoption worries Nigerian tech experts

Latest figures released by the Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System is a cause for concern, say industry stakeholders.

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Telecoms

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SKA, Agri SA in Karoo partnership

SKA, Agri SA in Karoo partnership

22 February 2017
The organisations commit to invest in the development of alternate technologies to ensure the impact of the radio telescope project is minimised.
Angola Cables to peer at NAPAfrica

Angola Cables to peer at NAPAfrica

22 February 2017
Angola Cables says NAPAfrica has enabled it to think bigger about its role in the overall improvement of the Internet across Africa.
Zambia govt won't reverse TopStar decision

Zambia govt won't reverse TopStar decision

21 February 2017
Authorities determined to go ahead with ZNBC deal, despite public outcry.

Mobile

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Taxify gains traction in Africa

Taxify gains traction in Africa

23 February 2017
Company says its drivers on the continent make more trips than European counterparts and expansion is on the cards.
Kenyan app aims to tackle obesity

Kenyan app aims to tackle obesity

01 February 2017
SIMWAY recommends weight reduction behaviour goals designed to help users achieve their personal calorie reduction target.
MTN Cameroon CEO refutes allegations of privacy breach

MTN Cameroon CEO refutes allegations of privacy breach

16 January 2017
Operator says messages sent to subscribers on behalf of Cameroon's government are not in violation of customer privacy.

Enterprise Solutions

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Kenya Red Cross to establish innovation centre

Kenya Red Cross to establish innovation centre

22 February 2017
Organisation believes resource will facilitate collaboration in order to fill the gap between community needs and innovation.
eLearning deal targets 10m students

eLearning deal targets 10m students

06 February 2017
eLearnAfrica and the Association of African Universities (AAU) have entered into a partnership to provide eLearnAfrica's services to AAU member universities.

Networks

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OTT services 'cannibalising' voice revenue says MTN Nigeria

OTT services 'cannibalising' voice revenue says MTN Nigeria

22 February 2017
Over-the-Top services have reduced voice revenues made by telecoms companies in Nigeria by more than half, say operators.
Ghana: Vodafone pushes fibre offering through SuperNet initiative

Ghana: Vodafone pushes fibre offering through SuperNet initiative

16 February 2017
Telco claims its broadband offering is ten times faster than regular internet connectivity.
New pan-African WiFi network launched

New pan-African WiFi network launched

15 February 2017
Internet Solutions, Accuris Networks partnership sees single sign-on WiFi server enable seamless carrier-grade network.

Security

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Kenyan publishers launch new system to fight piracy

Kenyan publishers launch new system to fight piracy

21 February 2017
Kenyan Publishers Association reveals CHKTAG system to facilitate collaboration between law enforcement agencies and content providers.
South Africa: State Security Agency has no power to control the internet

South Africa: State Security Agency has no power to control the internet

20 January 2017
In an introduction of proposed new draft of the cybercrimes and cybersecurity Bill, govt addresses concerns around the role of the State Security Agency, interception of data and malicious communicati...
Uganda partners with Gemalto to beef up security

Uganda partners with Gemalto to beef up security

05 January 2017
East African country leverages Gemalto solution to bolster border security, administration.

Business Intelligence

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Cloud

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Microsoft East Africa, Liquid Telecom team up on cloud service

Microsoft East Africa, Liquid Telecom team up on cloud service

17 February 2017
Companies announce collaboration to boost cloud service delivery, business development and TV white space technology ecosystem across Africa.
Lack of data laws hampers cloud adoption in Africa

Lack of data laws hampers cloud adoption in Africa

06 February 2017
The absence of cloud and data residency laws in Africa is slowing down the adoption of cloud services according to experts in the field.
MTN Business Botswana plans relaunch of Microsoft Express Route

MTN Business Botswana plans relaunch of Microsoft Express Route

07 November 2016
Company exec acknowledges slow uptake, says some markets considering cloud adoption need more time 'to understand benefits'.

ICT and Governance

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Africa Data Science Association launched to champion the profession

Africa Data Science Association launched to champion the profession

23 February 2017
Founders say newly formed organisation will help to foster communication and cooperation among data science practitioners across the continent.
Oracle looks to tighten bond with Egypt's government

Oracle looks to tighten bond with Egypt's government

21 February 2017
Tech company's senior leadership met Egypt's ICT Minister to discuss plans to strengthen its local market presence.
South Africa received the bulk of investment into Africa's ICT industry

South Africa received the bulk of investment into Africa's ICT industry

20 February 2017
Report on funding over the past year shows that SA received the lion's share of investment of more than US$129 million.

Business Continuity

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Zamtel's CEO resigns

Zamtel's CEO resigns

21 February 2017
Company's board has also been dissolved by government investment arm.
Iroko co-founder to leave company

Iroko co-founder to leave company

30 January 2017
Bastian Gotter says he believes it is the right time to make the transition from CFO to pursue Africa-related startup investments.

Channel

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A new language governs ICT service delivery in Africa

A new language governs ICT service delivery in Africa

23 February 2017
Decisions over ICT procurement, infrastructure management and solution development now involves more respondents and clearly different objectives according to executives from Riverbed Technology.
Growth in Africa's hardcopy peripherals market

Growth in Africa's hardcopy peripherals market

22 December 2016
Despite decline in shipments, as reflected in Q3 2016 figures released by IDC.

Unified Communications

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New IBM tech warns of severe weather, disasters

New IBM tech warns of severe weather, disasters

20 February 2017
The firm introduces Mesh Network Alerts, a method of always-on communication with underserved populations in developing countries.
Huawei buses in intelligent public transportation solution

Huawei buses in intelligent public transportation solution

14 February 2017
Solution introduced for first time in Africa at the i-Transport & UATP Conference and Exhibition 2017 in Johannesburg.
Microsoft launches business-centric chat app in Kenya

Microsoft launches business-centric chat app in Kenya

06 February 2017
Africa launch a year after offering introduced and successfully tested in India.