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Dimension Data MEA launches security services brand

Batten down
the hatches 

DiData launches
security services brand.

Vox enhances its core network with Angola Cables

Vox links to
Angola Cables

Partnership means
access to SACS.

Monday, Dec 09th

Orange completes Niger exit

Orange completes Niger exit

Stake transferred to Zamani Com SAS.

Safaricom goes toe-to-toe with banks

Safaricom goes toe-to-toe with banks

Telco launches a savings service Mali that competes directly with financial institutions in Kenya.

Altron lands R360-million deal

Altron lands R360-million deal

Company acquires ID security firm Ubusha Tech, effective 1 March 2020.

Rising crypto adoption will temper regulation

Rising crypto adoption will temper regulation

Experts advise that regulatory bodies and governments should leave cryptocurrency alone and rather warn citizens to 'trade at their own…

Nigeria in a spam jam

Nigeria in a spam jam

West African country among top 20 nations affected by spam calls and SMS suggests Truecaller report.

ZASpace Inc to unite and expand SA's geospatial ecosystem

ZASpace Inc to unite and expand SA's geospatial ecosystem

ZASpace Inc, SANSA's new industry forum for South Africa's emerging geospatial industry, has been launched.

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Telecoms

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Safaricom goes toe-to-toe with banks

Safaricom goes toe-to-toe with banks

09 December 2019

Telco launches a savings service Mali that competes directly with financial institutions in Kenya.

ZASpace Inc to unite and expand SA's geospatial ecosystem

ZASpace Inc to unite and expand SA's geospatial ecosystem

06 December 2019

ZASpace Inc, SANSA's new industry forum for South Africa's emerging geospatial industry, has been launched.

Huawei sues FCC over ban from rural US

Huawei sues FCC over ban from rural US

05 December 2019

The company fights order banning carriers in rural America from tapping the Universal Service Fund to purchase Huawei equipment.

Mobile

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Nigeria in a spam jam

Nigeria in a spam jam

06 December 2019

West African country among top 20 nations affected by spam calls and SMS suggests Truecaller report.

Vodacom's US$20 smart feature phone sells out in Tanzania

Vodacom's US$20 smart feature phone sells out in Tanzania

14 November 2019

Operator confirms device is out of stock after successful launch in early November 2019.

Africell launches 3G smart feature phone

Africell launches 3G smart feature phone

13 November 2019

Device powered by KaiOS mobile operating system.

Networks

Setting
Vox enhances its core network with Angola Cables

Vox enhances its core network with Angola Cables

05 December 2019

Deal will mean remote peering access to the undersea SACS linking Africa with the Americas.

Big blow for Vodacom, MTN as CompCom orders data cost cut

Big blow for Vodacom, MTN as CompCom orders data cost cut

03 December 2019

The two dominant telcos have been lambasted for having a strong monopoly in the mobile data sector.

GSMA welcomes 5G-focused global spectrum treaty

GSMA welcomes 5G-focused global spectrum treaty

25 November 2019

Oragnisation responds to the key outcome of the World Radiocommunication Conference 2019 hosted in Egypt recently.

Security

Setting
Altron lands R360-million deal

Altron lands R360-million deal

09 December 2019

Company acquires ID security firm Ubusha Tech, effective 1 March 2020.

Mixed response to Kenya's data protection law

Mixed response to Kenya's data protection law

27 November 2019

Clarity required regarding implementation as law's introduction met with mostly muted response.

Business Intelligence

Setting
Argility deepens interest in AI with latest acquisition

Argility deepens interest in AI with latest acquisition

28 November 2019

Enterprise software solutions firm acquires AI solutions focused start-up Ashanti AI.

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.

Cloud

Setting
African businesses trust their IT strategies to the cloud

African businesses trust their IT strategies to the cloud

05 December 2019

Vodacom's Kabelo Makwane delves into the dynamics of the continent's evolving cloud and security market segment.

MainOne deepens interest in Ghana with new Accra expansion

MainOne deepens interest in Ghana with new Accra expansion

02 December 2019

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

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.

ICT and Governance

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M-Post arrives in Kenya

M-Post arrives in Kenya

02 December 2019

Safaricom and Postal Corporation of Kenya collaborate on solution to facilitate digital mail boxes.

Digital rights coalition mobilises against draft legislation

Digital rights coalition mobilises against draft legislation

29 November 2019

Organisation calls for policy makers in several countries to curtail legislation purportedly designed to tackle fake news and hate speech.

SA's MICT SETA details country's route to 4IR

SA's MICT SETA details country's route to 4IR

20 November 2019

Organisation establishes 4IR division and advisory committees to support government's 4IR Commission programmes.

Business Continuity

Setting
Orange completes Niger exit

Orange completes Niger exit

09 December 2019

Stake transferred to Zamani Com SAS.

Teraco's Lex Van Wyk steps down

Teraco's Lex Van Wyk steps down

02 December 2019

Company confirms Jan Hnizdo will serve as CEO.

Disposed-of EOH unit in tender row in Zimbabwe

Disposed-of EOH unit in tender row in Zimbabwe

27 November 2019

Twenty Third Century Systems is accused of providing a now-dysfunctional IT system to a Zimbabwean government entity.

Channel

Setting
SA's Ocular Technologies appointed VAR for Genesys

SA's Ocular Technologies appointed VAR for Genesys

27 November 2019

Strong focus on digital transformation and AI, via the PureConnect platform.

Westcon-Comstor unlocks Azure Virtual Vault in Kenya

Westcon-Comstor unlocks Azure Virtual Vault in Kenya

18 November 2019

Reseller partners in the East African country encouraged to push the Azure offering.

Unified Communications

Setting
Jumia, Facebook team up to empower Nigeria's SMEs

Jumia, Facebook team up to empower Nigeria's SMEs

19 November 2019

Companies introduce free training to local sellers.

What will it take for Africa to drive US$5-trillion digital economy?

What will it take for Africa to drive US$5-trillion digital economy?

13 November 2019

5G, AI and other technologies will have major impact on continent's ability to transform.

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.