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Ghana's regulator at crossroads over 4G spectrum

At a regulatory
crossroads

Ghana contemplates
4G spectrum.

Camtel contracts Nigeria's Sparkwest to sell SAIL fibre optic

Camtel sets
SAIL on fibre

Partnership with
Nigeria's Sparkwest.

Wednesday, Nov 21st

Tech advice to SA banks ahead of Black Friday 2018

Tech advice to SA banks ahead of Black Friday 2018

Managed services firm believes banks should use transaction monitoring tech to safeguard systems.

Cyber security Bills have Zambia's govt stumped

Cyber security Bills have Zambia's govt stumped

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

Bitcoin for payments a distant dream

Bitcoin for payments a distant dream

The crypto-currency struggles to mature from a speculative asset to a serious alternative to state-issued money.

Nokia looks to build on enterprise focus in Africa

Nokia looks to build on enterprise focus in Africa

Company says the auctioning of spectrum, emergence of 5G and connectivity will all feature strongly into 2019.

No Silicon Valley for Africa say early stage investors

No Silicon Valley for Africa say early stage investors

Organisers of the Africa Early Stage Investor Summit unpack the opportunities and challenges within the continent's venture ecosystem.

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Telecoms

Setting
Call volume drops, text messaging up in Cameroon

Call volume drops, text messaging up in Cameroon

19 November 2018

Industry regulator report highlights the impact of broadband internet penetration.

Zimbabwe's Powertel announces strategy to revive operations

Zimbabwe's Powertel announces strategy to revive operations

16 November 2018

State-owned ISP reveals three-year turnaround plan.

Mobile

Setting
Huawei integrates AI to differentiate cloud for Africa offering

Huawei integrates AI to differentiate cloud for Africa offering

14 November 2018

SA government says company's move is timely given the country's digital transformation process and Africa's approach to 4th industrial revolution.

MTN to sell 'smart feature phones' early next year

MTN to sell 'smart feature phones' early next year

14 November 2018

The telco giant announced a partnership with China Mobile, chip-maker Unisoc and feature phone operating system, KaiOS.

Zimbabwe's smartphone penetration over 50%

Zimbabwe's smartphone penetration over 50%

09 November 2018

Telcos say there is an increasing demand for smartphones and data services, despite hefty mobile data costs.

Networks

Setting
Nokia looks to build on enterprise focus in Africa

Nokia looks to build on enterprise focus in Africa

21 November 2018

Company says the auctioning of spectrum, emergence of 5G and connectivity will all feature strongly into 2019.

Camtel contracts Nigeria's Sparkwest to sell SAIL fibre optic

Camtel contracts Nigeria's Sparkwest to sell SAIL fibre optic

20 November 2018

Deal penned in Yaoundé and will target service providers including MTN, Globacom, Airtel and Etisalat.

Ghana's regulator at crossroads over 4G spectrum

Ghana's regulator at crossroads over 4G spectrum

16 November 2018

Body needs to decide on bids from Vodafone, Quantum Oil or reinitiate the process.

Security

Setting
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.

Facebook's Cameroon problem: stop online hate stoking conflict

Facebook's Cameroon problem: stop online hate stoking conflict

05 November 2018

Reuters reports on Facebook's ability to police millions of posts each day and crack down on hate speech.

Business Intelligence

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High demand for tech skills as African cities smarten up

High demand for tech skills as African cities smarten up

14 November 2018

Data scientists, analysts and cloud specialists sought-after as market pushes for open IOT ecosystem on the continent.

SAS' grip on analytics safeguards market appeal

SAS' grip on analytics safeguards market appeal

25 October 2018

Growing influence of AI, IOT, cloud and big data has made company's value proposition more relevant.

Data analysis helping Kenya's insurance firms counter fraud

Data analysis helping Kenya's insurance firms counter fraud

27 September 2018

'Insuretech' mostly unexplored in East African country, but gaining traction says MYDAWA exec.

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.

IBM to buy Red Hat for $34bn

IBM to buy Red Hat for $34bn

29 October 2018

The transaction, by far IBM's biggest acquisition, underscores CEO Ginni Rometty's efforts to expand its subscription-based software offerings.

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
1.2 million SA internet names registered

1.2 million SA internet names registered

19 November 2018

Country leading the domain name market on the continent, according to ZA Central Registry.

Zimbabwe's former ICT Minister arrested

Zimbabwe's former ICT Minister arrested

07 November 2018

Supa Mandiwanzira expected in court today charged with criminal abuse of office.

Business Continuity

Setting
Zimbabwe's TelOne service under threat

Zimbabwe's TelOne service under threat

16 November 2018

Telco said to owe US$18 million to four companies.

Vodacom appoints Peter Malebye to head up IOT Africa silo

Vodacom appoints Peter Malebye to head up IOT Africa silo

14 November 2018

Newly appointed managing executive responsible for strategic direction and business development.

Cameroon's conflict wreaks havoc on MTN network installations

Cameroon's conflict wreaks havoc on MTN network installations

30 October 2018

Customers in the North West and South West Regions affected as telecoms industry bears brunt of continued conflict.

Channel

Setting
AB InBev invests in Accenture to bolster distribution, sales in Africa

AB InBev invests in Accenture to bolster distribution, sales in Africa

10 October 2018

Solution upgrade in Tanzania and Uganda, with roll out planned for Ghana, Mozambique, Nigeria and Zambia.

Comstor wins SolarWinds distribution rights

Comstor wins SolarWinds distribution rights

01 October 2018

Comstor Southern Africa has signed a distribution contract with SolarWinds for its full range of IT infrastructure management solutions.

Ensuring business longevity

21 November 2018

In a rapidly evolving market, organisations need to be prudent in their approach to adopting new technologies, and should always focus on their own particular strengths.

Unified Communications

Setting
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.

Zimbabwe's cyber defence gets US$3.6 million boost

Zimbabwe's cyber defence gets US$3.6 million boost

13 November 2018

Grant from Japan to help Southern African country procure platform for data sharing and collaboration.