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New twist in Teleology 9mobile transaction

Twist in
Teleology tale

Attempts to block
9mobile sale.

Data - the key piece in the digital transformation puzzle

No evolution
without data

MESAT Commvault exec
speaks his mind.

Tuesday, Dec 11th

Liquid Telecom receives US$180-million investment for broadband expansion

Liquid Telecom receives US$180-million investment for broadband expansion

Deal involves one of CDC Group's biggest ever investments, according to company exec.

Africa sees strong Internet growth

Africa sees strong Internet growth

For the first time, more than half of the world's population is now using the Internet, but only a quarter…

Benin intros new tariff rules on voice, data and SMS

Benin intros new tariff rules on voice, data and SMS

Regulator sets framework for future price adjustment and implementation.

Canadian court weighs bail for jailed CFO of China's Huawei

Canadian court weighs bail for jailed CFO of China's Huawei

The judge wants to hear will take responsibility for Meng's actions if she is released.

Orange to build US$6.6-million datacentre in Botswana

Orange to build US$6.6-million datacentre in Botswana

Resource will facilitate expansion of telco's core network and information system.

No room for another mobile operator in Zim

No room for another mobile operator in Zim

ICT and telecoms regulator said country has limited spectrum and cannot allow regional or segmentation licensing.

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Telecoms

Setting
Africa sees strong Internet growth

Africa sees strong Internet growth

11 December 2018

For the first time, more than half of the world's population is now using the Internet, but only a quarter of those in Africa.

Orange to build US$6.6-million datacentre in Botswana

Orange to build US$6.6-million datacentre in Botswana

11 December 2018

Resource will facilitate expansion of telco's core network and information system.

No room for another mobile operator in Zim

No room for another mobile operator in Zim

11 December 2018

ICT and telecoms regulator said country has limited spectrum and cannot allow regional or segmentation licensing.

Mobile

Setting
MTN launches music streaming service MusicTime

MTN launches music streaming service MusicTime

06 December 2018

The telco has launched MusicTime, a fully inclusive time-based music streaming service.

Taxify expands to four SA coastal towns

Taxify expands to four SA coastal towns

22 November 2018

The ride-hailing service expands its operations to four South African coastal towns after receiving a funding boost from Daimler AG.

Surge in demand for high speed mobile internet in Zambia

Surge in demand for high speed mobile internet in Zambia

22 November 2018

Regulator's latest statistics confirms significant increase in users.

Networks

Setting

Security

Setting
Cloud growth a factor in data breaches

Cloud growth a factor in data breaches

06 December 2018

Increased use of cloud platforms and influence of application logic bugs must be kept in mind, according to Check Point executive.

Cyber security Bills have Zambia's govt stumped

Cyber security Bills have Zambia's govt stumped

21 November 2018

Legal framework under development says Justice Ministry, but questions remain over possible impact on freedom of expression, speech.

Orange increases investment in Africa's cyber security market

Orange increases investment in Africa's cyber security market

08 November 2018

Company establishes another cyberdefense operations centre, this time in Morocco.

Business Intelligence

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Taxing robots is a bad idea

Taxing robots is a bad idea

05 December 2018

Imposing a tax on robots will not offset the social costs implied by automation, according to the Department of Science and Technology.

AI will remain at the core of digital business – Gartner

AI will remain at the core of digital business – Gartner

05 December 2018

Global research and analysis firm outlines top ten trends expected to significantly impact infrastructure and operations in 2019.

MTN SA, Huawei launch connected animal solution AfricaCom 2018

MTN SA, Huawei launch connected animal solution AfricaCom 2018

13 November 2018

Solution is being trialed by local livestock farmer Ntuthuko Shezi, founder and CEO of Livestock Wealth.

Cloud

Setting
Huawei to launch Africa public cloud datacentre in Johannesburg

Huawei to launch Africa public cloud datacentre in Johannesburg

06 November 2018

Multinational ICT firm plans to roll out cloud services to all Sub-Saharan countries.

Liquid Telecom completes acquisition of CEC Liquid Telecom in Zambia

Liquid Telecom completes acquisition of CEC Liquid Telecom in Zambia

17 October 2018

Development described as "milestone" to help facilitate group's digital transformation strategy.

ICT and Governance

Setting
Benin intros new tariff rules on voice, data and SMS

Benin intros new tariff rules on voice, data and SMS

11 December 2018

Regulator sets framework for future price adjustment and implementation.

Uncertainty hovers over East, West African markets

Uncertainty hovers over East, West African markets

07 December 2018

Latest Nielsen Consumer Confidence Index suggests uncertainty is having a significant impact, including on IT spend.

Libya's ICT: Fragmented, but not broken

Libya's ICT: Fragmented, but not broken

05 December 2018

Despite continued political conflict, post-civil war Libya can ride the crest of the digital wave spreading across the continent.

Business Continuity

Setting
Govt takes Safaricom to task over M-Pesa outage

Govt takes Safaricom to task over M-Pesa outage

10 December 2018

ICT Cabinet Secretary orders a probe to investigate the matter.

Channel

Setting
SA's channel space to shrink in 2019 say experts

SA's channel space to shrink in 2019 say experts

03 December 2018

Opposite is true for other regions in Africa, including Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius and Uganda.

Imminent Azure arrival a boon for MS SA partners

Imminent Azure arrival a boon for MS SA partners

30 November 2018

A strong cloud focus by Microsoft and its channel partners made for a good financial year.

jp.ik, Portuguese company, leads pioneering journey in technology for education

jp.ik, Portuguese company, leads pioneering journey in technology for education

29 November 2018

jp.ik is behind more than 20 large-scale ICT education projects implemented.

Unified Communications

Setting
Kwesé changes tact and launches VoD product in Kenya

Kwesé changes tact and launches VoD product in Kenya

07 December 2018

Company relying on extensive reach of FTTH in Kenya.

Namibia's MTC looks to lead country's cloud services space

Namibia's MTC looks to lead country's cloud services space

15 November 2018

Telco has made significant investment in Huawei Cloud platform to meet increasing demand from enterprises.

Huawei underlines enterprise, carrier business at AfricaCom 2018

Huawei underlines enterprise, carrier business at AfricaCom 2018

13 November 2018

Company details its contribution to-and focus on cloud, IOT, and smart city development.