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MMM to launch Bitcoin option

Scheme plans to
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Cape Town hosts world data forum

Cape Town hosts world data forum

Technology has taken centre stage at the ongoing United Nations World Data Forum in Cape Town.

Egypt, China partner to digitise Silk Road

Egypt, China partner to digitise Silk Road

Chinese delegation visiting Egypt commits to ICT led development.

Botswana's BoFiNet contracts Ruckus Wireless to connect Jubilee stadia

Botswana's BoFiNet contracts Ruckus Wireless to connect Jubilee stadia

Ruckus, through its reseller IT-IQ Botswana, was awarded the contract following an extensive tender process.

Mastercard launches mobile marketplace for farmers

Mastercard launches mobile marketplace for farmers

Company's Lab for Financial Inclusion introduces 2KUZE to help digitise East Africa's agricultural sector.

MMM's new Bitcoin option for Nigeria

MMM's new Bitcoin option for Nigeria

Cryptography expert urges caution and awareness.

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Telecoms

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Cape Town hosts world data forum

Cape Town hosts world data forum

17 January 2017

Technology has taken centre stage at the ongoing United Nations World Data Forum in Cape Town.

Orange renews AFCON sponsorship

Orange renews AFCON sponsorship

11 January 2017

Telecommunications operator has recommitted to biennial african football showpiece for the next eight years.

Mobile

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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.

Zimbabwe: about-turn on data price hike

Zimbabwe: about-turn on data price hike

13 January 2017

Following consumer outcry, officials have ordered operators to revert back to previous rates.

Mobile app Taxify heats up competition in Kenya

Mobile app Taxify heats up competition in Kenya

10 January 2017

New arrival on the app-based mobile transport scene aims to leverage the harmony it has with drivers to aggressively compete in the East African country's marketplace.

Enterprise Solutions

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Mastercard launches mobile marketplace for farmers

Mastercard launches mobile marketplace for farmers

17 January 2017

Company's Lab for Financial Inclusion introduces 2KUZE to help digitise East Africa's agricultural sector.

Volkswagen's Uber rival enjoys support from Rwanda's govt

Volkswagen's Uber rival enjoys support from Rwanda's govt

10 January 2017

Officials say VW's plans for an integrated mobility concept befits the country's tech savvy population.

Tanzania granted US$870,000 for renewable energy projects

Tanzania granted US$870,000 for renewable energy projects

09 January 2017

Investment from AfDB will finance private sector clean energy projects that provide energy access to Tanzania's rural communities.

Networks

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Botswana's BoFiNet contracts Ruckus Wireless to connect Jubilee stadia

Botswana's BoFiNet contracts Ruckus Wireless to connect Jubilee stadia

17 January 2017

Ruckus, through its reseller IT-IQ Botswana, was awarded the contract following an extensive tender process.

New data fees 'floor' Zimbabwe subscribers

New data fees 'floor' Zimbabwe subscribers

11 January 2017

Locals bemoan decision by regulator to increase tariffs on data and social media access bundles.

Nokia, Ooredoo Algeria trial achieves 1 TBps transmission rate

Nokia, Ooredoo Algeria trial achieves 1 TBps transmission rate

10 January 2017

Ooredoo Algeria plans to deploy fibre technology from trial to offer high capacity-based solutions to subscribers.

Security

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Kenya: official moves to control digital media has watchdogs worried

Kenya: official moves to control digital media has watchdogs worried

16 January 2017

Communication Authority takes steps to monitor social media, regulate broadcasting ahead of August general elections.

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.

Cyber security: businesses at 'critical tipping point' say experts

Cyber security: businesses at 'critical tipping point' say experts

15 December 2016

New ransomware samples increased 80% since the beginning of 2016, among other statistics highlighted in research released by IT security specialist.

Business Intelligence

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Zambia: eLearnAfrica partnership to bolster student intake

Zambia: eLearnAfrica partnership to bolster student intake

09 December 2016

Zambian Open University (ZAOU) says agreement to make courses available on eLearnAfrica gives it greater reach into the country and across the continent.

Cloud

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Kenyan blogs attract readership

Kenyan blogs attract readership

28 November 2016

The need for local content will fuel the increase in readership in the coming year, according to industry research.

Massive growth for MEA data centre traffic

Massive growth for MEA data centre traffic

11 November 2016

The rapid migration to cloud architectures in MEA will result in traffic reaching 328 exabytes per year in 2019, says Cisco.

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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Egypt, China partner to digitise Silk Road

Egypt, China partner to digitise Silk Road

17 January 2017

Chinese delegation visiting Egypt commits to ICT led development.

DiData urges tech skills development as SA falls behind

DiData urges tech skills development as SA falls behind

11 January 2017

Dimension Data representative says Saturday School students' achievement of a 100% pass rate is only the beginning in efforts to reduce the lack of ICT skills.

Business Continuity

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Nigerian telcos demand flexibility from regulator

Nigerian telcos demand flexibility from regulator

05 January 2017

Local operators have appealed to industry regulator to implement alternative disciplinary measures.

Channel

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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.

Channel partners warm to Huawei's Certification Program

Channel partners warm to Huawei's Certification Program

16 August 2016

ICT firm focuses on tech talent that can help enterprises optimise and reconstruct live networks.

Unified Communications

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Smart city market under transformation

Smart city market under transformation

11 January 2017

While clear smart city use cases will dominate new project launches in 2017, the market is transforming.

On call: virtual doctors strengthen Uganda's healthcare

On call: virtual doctors strengthen Uganda's healthcare

02 November 2016

Unified Communications at the forefront of healthcare services in Uganda.