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Tariff increases unsettle Zimbabwe telecommunications firms

Zim telcos
feel rattled

Tariff increases will
have an impact.


Workz, Econet partner to bring eSIM to Zimbabwe

Workz, Econet
partner on eSIM

Zimbabwe subscribers
to benefit.

Tuesday, Nov 12th

Bolt launches €10-m Environmental Impact Fund

Bolt launches €10-m Environmental Impact Fund

Kenya-based M-Kopa will be the first beneficiary of the fund.

Solar-based ISP rolls out 4G LTE in Nigeria

Solar-based ISP rolls out 4G LTE in Nigeria

Tizeti plans to extend the network to major cities and the rest of West Africa in 2020.

Solar services provider partners African telcos to bolster distribution

Solar services provider partners African telcos to bolster distribution

Greenlight Planet orchestrates telco-focused strategy with Vodacom, Orange and Telma.

Tigo, Zantel move ahead with merge in Tanzania

Tigo, Zantel move ahead with merge in Tanzania

Deal awaits regulatory approval, but process to transfer ownership of shares in Zantel to Tigo is complete.

Zambia lumbers under pressure of mounting e-waste

Zambia lumbers under pressure of mounting e-waste

Mobile phones contribute the most (34.8%), according to survey.

Zimbabwe wants more MNOs

Zimbabwe wants more MNOs

Telecommunications industry regulator says it is considering proposals from local and foreign venture capitalists.

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Telecoms

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Tigo, Zantel move ahead with merge in Tanzania

Tigo, Zantel move ahead with merge in Tanzania

08 November 2019

Deal awaits regulatory approval, but process to transfer ownership of shares in Zantel to Tigo is complete.

Zimbabwe wants more MNOs

Zimbabwe wants more MNOs

08 November 2019

Telecommunications industry regulator says it is considering proposals from local and foreign venture capitalists.

Zambia government denies plans to sell Zamtel

Zambia government denies plans to sell Zamtel

07 November 2019

Officials refute claims of government's intention to sell state-owned telco to India's Bharti Infratel.

Mobile

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Workz, Econet partner to bring eSIM to Zimbabwe

Workz, Econet partner to bring eSIM to Zimbabwe

06 November 2019

IOT provider and network operator announce successful trials of virtual SIM for Zimbabwean subscribers.

SA firm launches 'tap and go' SIM card registration

SA firm launches 'tap and go' SIM card registration

04 November 2019

Axon Wireless rolls out system in Ivory Coast.

Vodacom Tanzania launches Smart Kitochi

Vodacom Tanzania launches Smart Kitochi

01 November 2019

Said to be Tanzania's first smart feature phone Powered by KaiOS.

Networks

Setting
Solar-based ISP rolls out 4G LTE in Nigeria

Solar-based ISP rolls out 4G LTE in Nigeria

11 November 2019

Tizeti plans to extend the network to major cities and the rest of West Africa in 2020.

Tanzania secures US$5.9-million Burundi connection deal

Tanzania secures US$5.9-million Burundi connection deal

06 November 2019

Tanzania Telecommunications Company Limited and Burundi Backbone System commit to ten-year agreement.

Angola Cables, DE-CIX partner to cement interconnection services in Brazil

Angola Cables, DE-CIX partner to cement interconnection services in Brazil

01 November 2019

Interconnections from São Paulo and Fortaleza and the additional New York link, with further links to Lisbon, Madrid and Frankfurt accessible via the DE-CIX connection.

Security

Setting
MTN, IWF launch child online protection initiative

MTN, IWF launch child online protection initiative

04 November 2019

Operator claims to be the first Africa-wide telecommunications firm to enter into alliance with the Internet Watch Foundation.

Virtual currency crime spikes in South Africa

Virtual currency crime spikes in South Africa

29 October 2019

2800% increase in trades from South Africa this month compared to October 2018, according to Paxful.

Blockchain expert foils possible crypto scam in Mauritius

Blockchain expert foils possible crypto scam in Mauritius

09 October 2019

Horizon Africa's Suyash Sumaroo filed complaint with country's financial regulator, which then issued alert.

Business Intelligence

Setting
Dutch tech talent firm Tunga opens new office in Lagos

Dutch tech talent firm Tunga opens new office in Lagos

07 November 2019

Start-up features a network of over 300 African software developers across Egypt, Nigeria and Uganda.

SAS targets open source opportunity

SAS targets open source opportunity

23 October 2019

Company scheduled to launch new solution specifically targeted at 'non-SAS sites'.

Cloud

Setting
Tarsus' cloud company to expand coverage in Africa

Tarsus' cloud company to expand coverage in Africa

17 October 2019

Expansion initially in SADC region, followed by launches in East and West Africa.

MainOne deepens interest in Ghana with new Accra expansion

MainOne deepens interest in Ghana with new Accra expansion

26 September 2019

Tier III 100-rack MDXi facility scheduled to be ready for service in Q4 2020.

ICT and Governance

Setting
Zambia lumbers under pressure of mounting e-waste

Zambia lumbers under pressure of mounting e-waste

08 November 2019

Mobile phones contribute the most (34.8%), according to survey.

IT spending in EMEA to bounce back in 2020

IT spending in EMEA to bounce back in 2020

07 November 2019

Gartner analysts predict IT spending in EMEA will return to growth at US$798-billion in 2020.

Andela launches Egypt as first fully remote centre

Andela launches Egypt as first fully remote centre

07 November 2019

Company has hired over 80 top engineers from Cairo, Alexandria, Damnhour, Port Saeed and Mansoura.

Business Continuity

Setting
Bolt launches €10-m Environmental Impact Fund

Bolt launches €10-m Environmental Impact Fund

11 November 2019

Kenya-based M-Kopa will be the first beneficiary of the fund.

EMEA businesses should expect a more volatile 2020

EMEA businesses should expect a more volatile 2020

05 November 2019

Gartner analyst explains the impact of turns on businesses in the region as they continue on the path to digitalisation.

African Network Information Centre appoints new CEO

African Network Information Centre appoints new CEO

29 October 2019

Industry veteran Eddy Mabano Kayihura takes over from Allan Barret.

Channel

Setting
Westcon-Comstor to distribute Juniper Networks

Westcon-Comstor to distribute Juniper Networks

30 October 2019

Juniper has been at the forefront of developments in SD-WAN and modern segment routing, according to Westcon-Comstor.

SA’s IT channel mood downbeat

SA’s IT channel mood downbeat

23 September 2019

Results from The Margin's channel survey show that last year's overwhelmingly positive sentiment has shifted.

Unified Communications

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Making a digital dash for Africa

Making a digital dash for Africa

29 October 2019

Continent's opportunity to build its digital ecosystem firmly on AfricaCom agenda.