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IDC notes slowdown in Africa's smartphone revolution

Slowdown in smartphone sales

IDC notes resilience of feature phones.

MTN Ghana to spend US$143m on network.MTN Ghana to spend US$143m on network

Operator plans to roll out 197 LTE sites in 2017.

Wednesday, Mar 29th

Imminent launch of .africa

Imminent launch of .africa

The launch dates for the embattled .africa domain are "final and approved", says ZACR.

Data restriction impacting on Africa's smartphone growth

Data restriction impacting on Africa's smartphone growth

Analysts offer their perspective on the continent's competitive market.

Facebook partners Kenyan SP to launch Express Wi-Fi

Facebook partners Kenyan SP to launch Express Wi-Fi

Alliance with Surf will facilitate roll out of over 100 Express Wi-Fi hotspots.

Zamtel comes out swinging

Zamtel comes out swinging

Telco's acting CEO points out company's strengths and strategy to emerge as the service provider of choice.

SIM boxing a threat to Zambia's national security says regulator

SIM boxing a threat to Zambia's national security says regulator

ZICTA confirms collaboration with local law enforcement agencies and mobile phone service providers to tackle the issue.

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Telecoms

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Zamtel comes out swinging

Zamtel comes out swinging

29 March 2017

Telco's acting CEO points out company's strengths and strategy to emerge as the service provider of choice.

Byte size bits from CeBIT 2017

Byte size bits from CeBIT 2017

20 March 2017

The annual CeBIT digital business conference is officially underway in Hannover, Germany.

Teraco secures R1.2 bn from Absa for further investment

Teraco secures R1.2 bn from Absa for further investment

15 March 2017

Money is earmarked for further data centre infrastructure investment in South Africa.

Mobile

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Enterprise Solutions

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Startups focus on areas snubbed by urban innovators

Startups focus on areas snubbed by urban innovators

27 March 2017

Liquid Telecom report confirms the progress being made in developing and introducing solutions geared towards rural development.

Zambia abandons agriculture e-voucher system

Zambia abandons agriculture e-voucher system

16 March 2017

Two years after launching the initiative, authorities cite low ROI as a key reason for the decision to end programme governing the e-system.

Networks

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MTN Ghana to spend US$143m on network improvement

MTN Ghana to spend US$143m on network improvement

27 March 2017

Operator announces CapEx for 2017 and intention to list 35% of its shares on local stock exchange.

CeBIT 2017: Huawei launches Enterprise Wireless Communication 2.0

CeBIT 2017: Huawei launches Enterprise Wireless Communication 2.0

20 March 2017

Multinational ICT firm will collaborate with partners for roll out in public safety, power industry segments.

Security

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Kenya: US$171m lost to cybercrime in 2016

Kenya: US$171m lost to cybercrime in 2016

09 March 2017

Deloitte report ranks East African country as one of the most vulnerable when it comes to cyber security.

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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The rise of the information activists

The rise of the information activists

15 March 2017

2017 is the year of explosions in data, computing power and information activists – claim made at ITWeb BI Summit 2017.

Africa's software engineers urged to check prejudicial content

Africa's software engineers urged to check prejudicial content

10 March 2017

Twitter's Associate Product Manager believes developers need to be more aware of how bias and discrimination can emerge within content.

Cloud

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Innovation takes on cloud form in FinTech space

Innovation takes on cloud form in FinTech space

21 March 2017

A high level of interest in the role cloud services continues to play in service delivery within the context of digital transformation at CeBIT 2017.

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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Imminent launch of .africa

Imminent launch of .africa

29 March 2017

The launch dates for the embattled .africa domain are "final and approved", says ZACR.

SIM boxing a threat to Zambia's national security says regulator

SIM boxing a threat to Zambia's national security says regulator

29 March 2017

ZICTA confirms collaboration with local law enforcement agencies and mobile phone service providers to tackle the issue.

Uganda's internet stance under scrutiny

Uganda's internet stance under scrutiny

28 March 2017

While WEF praises country for efforts to increase access to the Net, CIPESA has previously criticised UCC for internet shutdowns.

Business Continuity

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Ex-Orange CIO takes on new role at African Development Bank

Ex-Orange CIO takes on new role at African Development Bank

28 March 2017

Roger Adom has left the telco after thirteen years to join Abidjan-headquartered development finance institution.

Taxify says redirect of its Kenyan domain is malicious

Taxify says redirect of its Kenyan domain is malicious

24 March 2017

Company believes a previous local partner is responsible and is now appealing to registrar top facilitate the transfer of domain ownership.

MTN's top management gets facelift

MTN's top management gets facelift

13 March 2017

Rob Shuter officially takes up new role as Group CEO and president, with Godfrey Motsa starting as SA CEO.

Channel

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Veeam reveals plan to fine-tune Africa strategy

Veeam reveals plan to fine-tune Africa strategy

27 March 2017

Back-up and recovery firm says it is taking steps to improve its Africa sales and channel strategy.

Dell EMC's new SADC Channel Director is ready

Dell EMC's new SADC Channel Director is ready

26 January 2017

Jonas Bogoshi will take on the role in February 2017 when the program is officially launched.

Unified Communications

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Huawei advocates 'first safe then smart' approach to digitalisation

Huawei advocates 'first safe then smart' approach to digitalisation

28 March 2017

ICT multinational outlines program and its position as innovation partner to governments interested in smart city investment.

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.