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SITA 'not institutionally ready' for IoT

SITA ready
for IOT?

SA State IT Agency
outlines strategy.

Smart cities. Is it wise to get smarter?

Africa needs
to wise up 

Regarding security
and smart cities.

Wednesday, Dec 19th

Facebook says preferential data access was with user permission

Facebook says preferential data access was with user permission

The New York Times says Facebook allowed Netflix and Spotify the ability to read users' private messages.

Naspers to launch secondary listing on A2X exchange

Naspers to launch secondary listing on A2X exchange

Shares will be available to be traded on both the JSE and A2X.

Africa: 21-million people shopped online in 2017

Africa: 21-million people shopped online in 2017

According to recent figures released figures by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development.

MTN announces executive hires

MTN announces executive hires

MTN says the new executives will support the delivery of its "BRIGHT strategy".

"Organisations are still going about digital transformation in the wrong way' - IDC

"Organisations are still going about digital transformation in the wrong way' - IDC

  Researcher says few have achieved the goal to have an independent digital enterprise.

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Telecoms

Setting
Cassava SmarTech to list on 18 December

Cassava SmarTech to list on 18 December

14 December 2018

Company announces data following finalisation of all related conditions.

MTN, Nigerian central bank dispute will be over

MTN, Nigerian central bank dispute will be over "very soon", says regulator

14 December 2018

The Nigerian Communications Commission is confident the dispute between MTN and central bank will be resolved soon.

Togo initiates US$21-milllion 'Carrier Hotel' project

Togo initiates US$21-milllion 'Carrier Hotel' project

13 December 2018

The country's first datacentre will be located in the capital city Lome.

Mobile

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MTN launches music streaming service MusicTime

MTN launches music streaming service MusicTime

06 December 2018

The telco has launched MusicTime, a fully inclusive time-based music streaming service.

Taxify expands to four SA coastal towns

Taxify expands to four SA coastal towns

22 November 2018

The ride-hailing service expands its operations to four South African coastal towns after receiving a funding boost from Daimler AG.

Surge in demand for high speed mobile internet in Zambia

Surge in demand for high speed mobile internet in Zambia

22 November 2018

Regulator's latest statistics confirms significant increase in users.

Networks

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Liquid, Western Cape govt partner to boost public Wi-Fi access

Liquid, Western Cape govt partner to boost public Wi-Fi access

30 November 2018

Project part of a R3 billion plan to provide broadband connectivity.

Security

Setting
Facebook says preferential data access was with user permission

Facebook says preferential data access was with user permission

19 December 2018

The New York Times says Facebook allowed Netflix and Spotify the ability to read users' private messages.

Safaricom says collaboration helped it reduce mobile money fraud

Safaricom says collaboration helped it reduce mobile money fraud

12 December 2018

Telco exec says this year it reduced losses from KES90-million to KES 20-million.

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.

Business Intelligence

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Taxing robots is a bad idea

Taxing robots is a bad idea

05 December 2018

Imposing a tax on robots will not offset the social costs implied by automation, according to the Department of Science and Technology.

AI will remain at the core of digital business – Gartner

AI will remain at the core of digital business – Gartner

05 December 2018

Global research and analysis firm outlines top ten trends expected to significantly impact infrastructure and operations in 2019.

MTN SA, Huawei launch connected animal solution AfricaCom 2018

MTN SA, Huawei launch connected animal solution AfricaCom 2018

13 November 2018

Solution is being trialed by local livestock farmer Ntuthuko Shezi, founder and CEO of Livestock Wealth.

Cloud

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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.

Facebook says preferential data access was with user permission

Facebook says preferential data access was with user permission

19 December 2018

The New York Times says Facebook allowed Netflix and Spotify the ability to read users' private messages.

ICT and Governance

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MTN, Nigeria central bank case postponed

MTN, Nigeria central bank case postponed

13 December 2018

A court has adjourned the case between MTN and the Nigerian central bank to 22 January 2019.

Benin intros new tariff rules on voice, data and SMS

Benin intros new tariff rules on voice, data and SMS

11 December 2018

Regulator sets framework for future price adjustment and implementation.

Business Continuity

Setting
MTN announces executive hires

MTN announces executive hires

17 December 2018

MTN says the new executives will support the delivery of its "BRIGHT strategy".

Huawei CFO out on bail; Trump might intervene

Huawei CFO out on bail; Trump might intervene

12 December 2018

Canadian court grants Meng Wanzhou bail; but president Donald Trump says he might intervene in arrest of the Chinese executive.

Govt takes Safaricom to task over M-Pesa outage

Govt takes Safaricom to task over M-Pesa outage

10 December 2018

ICT Cabinet Secretary orders a probe to investigate the matter.

Channel

Setting

"Organisations are still going about digital transformation in the wrong way' - IDC

14 December 2018

 

Researcher says few have achieved the goal to have an independent digital enterprise.

SA's channel space to shrink in 2019 say experts

SA's channel space to shrink in 2019 say experts

03 December 2018

Opposite is true for other regions in Africa, including Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius and Uganda.

jp.ik, Portuguese company, leads pioneering journey in technology for education

jp.ik, Portuguese company, leads pioneering journey in technology for education

29 November 2018

jp.ik is behind more than 20 large-scale ICT education projects implemented.

Unified Communications

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Rwanda ready to roll on public transport Wi-Fi in 2019

Rwanda ready to roll on public transport Wi-Fi in 2019

14 December 2018

Culmination of five years of testing, with authorities looking to also implement smart bus shelters.

Kwesé changes tact and launches VoD product in Kenya

Kwesé changes tact and launches VoD product in Kenya

07 December 2018

Company relying on extensive reach of FTTH in Kenya.

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.