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Uncertainty over MTN fine.Uncertainty over MTN's Nigeria fine

Negotiations reportedly suspended.

NCC head comes under attack.NCC head feels
the wrath

Legal professionals want Danbatta to quit.

Wednesday, May 25th

MTN SA Chief HR officer resigns

MTN SA Chief HR officer resigns

Mobile operator issues statement confirming latest HR development.

Uber resistance takes SA by surprise

Uber resistance takes SA by surprise

Expert says hostility from metered taxi operators unexpected despite flare-ups documented in other cities around the world.

Land registry based on blockchain for Africa

Land registry based on blockchain for Africa

Bitcoin technology used to enhance land and property.

Expertise, risk capital and regulation critical to power Africa

Expertise, risk capital and regulation critical to power Africa

Delegates discuss the chief requirements for the continent to secure a return on investment in infrastructure.

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Telecoms

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MTN Nigeria: fine negotiations suspended?

MTN Nigeria: fine negotiations suspended?

23 May 2016

Uncertainty over current state of negotiations between MTN Nigeria and West African country's regulator.

Can Africa tap into potential US$1,79-trillion market?

Can Africa tap into potential US$1,79-trillion market?

17 May 2016

ITU says mobile broadband needs attention, local adaptation crucial for operators' revenue growth.

Ghana initiates review of OTT services

Ghana initiates review of OTT services

16 May 2016

Impact on the revenue of licensed telcos and concern over national security prompts decision.

Mobile

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MTN SA Chief HR officer resigns

MTN SA Chief HR officer resigns

24 May 2016

Mobile operator issues statement confirming latest HR development.

Mobile spam irks Nigeria's NCC

Mobile spam irks Nigeria's NCC

11 May 2016

Mobile network operators could face NGN5-m fine and daily penalties for non-compliance with latest rules.

SimbaPay increases single money transfer limit to US$45,000

SimbaPay increases single money transfer limit to US$45,000

03 May 2016

Company believes the 1400% increase raises bar for digital transaction providers focussed on Africa.

Enterprise Solutions

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App links Kenya's Red Cross to global audience

App links Kenya's Red Cross to global audience

18 May 2016

Organisation partners with UK software firm Connectik to launch mobile app service.

Ericsson, Rwanda enter M-Commerce pact

Ericsson, Rwanda enter M-Commerce pact

16 May 2016

Company to launch interoperability switch to add to Rwanda's fintech ecosystem.

Networks

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Tigo ploughs US$75-million into 4G expansion in Tanzania

Tigo ploughs US$75-million into 4G expansion in Tanzania

12 May 2016

Key industries, including tourism, set to benefit from network reinforcement.

MTN Ghana looks to Ericsson to deploy 4G LTE

MTN Ghana looks to Ericsson to deploy 4G LTE

10 May 2016

Operator's 16 million subscribers expected to benefit from advanced mixed-mode solution.

Security

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Africa looks to collaboration to tackle cybercrime

Africa looks to collaboration to tackle cybercrime

17 May 2016

The advent of the computer has given rise to new war fronts, security experts elaborate.

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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Africa: tech tops CEO business strategy

Africa: tech tops CEO business strategy

23 May 2016

PwC research suggests in Africa 75% of CEOS believe tech advances will transform stakeholder expectations of business over next five years.

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.

BBC collaborates with Nigeria's digital innovators

BBC collaborates with Nigeria's digital innovators

13 May 2016

Two teams from Lagos have been picked for a BBC digital pilot to help the broadcaster reach young African audiences.

Cloud

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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.

'SA market geared up for cloud computing'

'SA market geared up for cloud computing'

19 April 2016

Senior BMI-TechKnowledge analyst delves into the dynamics of what is driving cloud adoption in Southern African country.

ICT and Governance

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Calls for NCC head to quit

Calls for NCC head to quit

23 May 2016

Legal representative body accuses executive vice chairman of meddling in MTN Nigeria fine and heightening national security risk.

Zimbabwe: govt backlash against #ThisFlag campaign

Zimbabwe: govt backlash against #ThisFlag campaign

20 May 2016

Authorities take to social media to discredit movement.

Just how attractive is Africa's high-risk, high reward proposition?

Just how attractive is Africa's high-risk, high reward proposition?

19 May 2016

Research by PwC indicates that the 'glass half full' viewpoint is gaining traction on the continent.

Business Continuity

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Uber resistance takes SA by surprise

Uber resistance takes SA by surprise

24 May 2016

Expert says hostility from metered taxi operators unexpected despite flare-ups documented in other cities around the world.

Load-shedding leaves Zamtel gasping

Load-shedding leaves Zamtel gasping

23 May 2016

CEO says erratic power supply, economic instability to blame for company's poor performance.

MTN responds to market share loss in Africa

MTN responds to market share loss in Africa

17 May 2016

MTN Group COO Jyoti Desai speaks frankly about strategy to regain lost ground on the continent.

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 outstrips US, UK for political discussion on Twitter

Africa outstrips US, UK for political discussion on Twitter

06 April 2016

Politics takes centre stage on social network in 2015, according to industry-focused report.