ITWeb Africa

Zim ICT investors are wary.

Investors wary
of Zim ICT?

Uncertainty over policy
a critical issue.

MainOne Cable extended to West Africa.

MainOne Cable 
extends its reach

Two new branches connect
Dakar and Abidjan.

Monday, Sep 24th

Africa's data scientists invited to test their mettle

Africa's data scientists invited to test their mettle

Liquid Telecom partners with Zindi to launch three inaugural competitions.

Safaricom refutes allegations of blocking calls to smaller operators

Safaricom refutes allegations of blocking calls to smaller operators

Telco secures injunction to temporarily suspend CA fine of Kshs449 million.

MTN Uganda secures renewal of operating licence

MTN Uganda secures renewal of operating licence

The country's cabinet called for new stringent terms in its approval of plans to extend the telco's operations by ten…

Kenyatta slaps tax on internet and money transfer charges

Kenyatta slaps tax on internet and money transfer charges

Govt passes Finance Bill 2018 incorporating memorandum to increase tax on basic services and commodities.

MEST launches fourth incubator, tech hub in Nairobi

MEST launches fourth incubator, tech hub in Nairobi

This will serve as the program's flagship East African space.

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Telecoms

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Safaricom refutes allegations of blocking calls to smaller operators

Safaricom refutes allegations of blocking calls to smaller operators

21 September 2018

Telco secures injunction to temporarily suspend CA fine of Kshs449 million.

MTN Uganda secures renewal of operating licence

MTN Uganda secures renewal of operating licence

21 September 2018

The country's cabinet called for new stringent terms in its approval of plans to extend the telco's operations by ten years.

Can Zimbabwe's ICT, telecoms attract critical investment?

Can Zimbabwe's ICT, telecoms attract critical investment?

20 September 2018

While local operators and foreign investors have been reassured, uncertainty over govt policy remains.

Mobile

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Smartphone shipments up 9.8% in Africa

Smartphone shipments up 9.8% in Africa

20 September 2018

South Africa remains the continent's most developed telecommunications market, with smartphone shipments up 17.4%, according to IDC.

MTN rolls out VoLTE service

MTN rolls out VoLTE service

14 September 2018

Operator will adopt a two-phased approach to roll out, beginning in September 2018.

MTN to launch budget smartphones in early 2019

MTN to launch budget smartphones in early 2019

12 September 2018

Operator confirmed SA and Nigeria as primary targets for Q1 next year.

Networks

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VoIP switch investment pays off in Nigeria

VoIP switch investment pays off in Nigeria

19 September 2018

World Telecom Labs expounds on results of deployment by five of the West African country's interconnect exchange carriers.

Tigo launches 4G+ in Tanzania

Tigo launches 4G+ in Tanzania

18 September 2018

 Company rolls out network service in five cities.

Angola Cables' US$300 million infrastructure investment

Angola Cables' US$300 million infrastructure investment

13 September 2018

Company will shift focus from implementing undersea cable to digital commerce between Africa and Brazil.

Security

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Zimbabwe electoral body looks to block social media

Zimbabwe electoral body looks to block social media

19 September 2018

Officials believe online channels were used to spread propaganda during the country's most recent election.

IT security skills increasingly sought-after

IT security skills increasingly sought-after

07 September 2018

ESET Senior Malware Researcher spoke with ITWeb Africa ahead of the company's Security Day.

Africa urged to look closer at analytics in IT security

Africa urged to look closer at analytics in IT security

27 August 2018

Leadership at South Africa's J2 Software sends out strong message as it readies to expand.

Business Intelligence

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Is Africa equipped to deal with the data avalanche?

Is Africa equipped to deal with the data avalanche?

20 September 2018

Not unless there is considerably more investment in solutions designed to deal with the increasingly complex data challenges faced by corporates says South African service provider.

Kenya water management services tap into IBM analytics

Kenya water management services tap into IBM analytics

30 August 2018

Tech firm have introduced a water management as a service platform to provide data analysis.

Cloud

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MainOne links up with Orange, Minkels to boost connectivity

MainOne links up with Orange, Minkels to boost connectivity

14 September 2018

Companies enter JVs to construct new base stations, branches and datacentre sites.

Public cloud spending to exceed $200bn in 2019

Public cloud spending to exceed $200bn in 2019

13 September 2018

The fastest-growing segment of the market is cloud system infrastructure services, says Gartner.

New cloud-based microfinance solution for Nigeria

New cloud-based microfinance solution for Nigeria

16 August 2018

Association of Non-Bank Microfinance Institution of Nigeria links up with financial inclusion company Oradian.

ICT and Governance

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Kenyatta slaps tax on internet and money transfer charges

Kenyatta slaps tax on internet and money transfer charges

21 September 2018

Govt passes Finance Bill 2018 incorporating memorandum to increase tax on basic services and commodities.

Gartner's top ten tech for 2019

Gartner's top ten tech for 2019

20 September 2018

Autonomous things, augmented analytics and AI-driven development are predicted to dominate tech for the next few years.

Gartner debunks three CX myths

Gartner debunks three CX myths

18 September 2018

Analysts discuss best practices and pitfalls of customer experience journey.

Business Continuity

Setting
MEST launches fourth incubator, tech hub in Nairobi

MEST launches fourth incubator, tech hub in Nairobi

21 September 2018

This will serve as the program's flagship East African space.

Artificial intelligence not yet priority for African CIOs

Artificial intelligence not yet priority for African CIOs

18 September 2018

CIOs in Africa are not in a rush to deploy artificial intelligence, as only 18% see themselves deploying these game-changing technologies.

Channel

Setting
Migrate to Windows 10 before 2020 deadline warns DCC

Migrate to Windows 10 before 2020 deadline warns DCC

20 September 2018

Drive Control Corporation encourages reseller partners, end users to migrate as soon as possible.

APC by Schneider Electric partners Red Dot in Zambia

APC by Schneider Electric partners Red Dot in Zambia

06 September 2018

Alliance will facilitate brand exposure and expansion.

Unified Communications

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Westcon Sub-Saharan Africa appointed Mitel distributor

Westcon Sub-Saharan Africa appointed Mitel distributor

14 September 2018

Companies to focus on UC, cloud and collaboration solutions as data accessibility, affordability drives up tech adoption.

Will Alphabet's Loon hover over Uganda?

Will Alphabet's Loon hover over Uganda?

07 September 2018

Company representatives met recently with officials, according to regional media reports.

Aurecon readies to launch drone squadron

Aurecon readies to launch drone squadron

28 August 2018

Company aiming to be South Africa's first registered engineering consultancy drone operator.