Target connectivity first, then 4IR ambition - Vodacom

Africa's 4IR
priorities

Vodacom exec stresses
need for connectivity.


Wednesday, Nov 20th

Angola Cables’ US$300 million investment

Angola Cables' US$300 million infrastructure investment

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

Africa has fibre optic link to South America

Africa has fibre optic link to South America

SAIL cable system completed, according to project leads.

Ruckus boosts Africa's link to Google's Billion Users initiative

Ruckus boosts Africa's link to Google's Billion Users initiative

Hotspots to be established across Southern and Western parts of Africa in next financial quarter says network firm.

Microsoft, start-ups partner on internet and power initiative

Microsoft, start-ups partner on internet and power initiative

Airband will leverage TV white spaces (TVWS) and other last-mile access technologies.

South Africa’s ICASA zeros in on 5G potential

South Africa's ICASA zeros in on 5G potential

During MTN, Huawei tech test, councillor revealed organisation's strategy to take advantage of next-gen mobile internet connectivity.

Westcon announces exclusive distribution deal with Extreme Networks

Westcon announces exclusive distribution deal with Extreme Networks

Sub-Saharan Africa distributor to target Angola, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mauritius, Nigeria and Tanzania.

MTN and Huawei conduct Africa's first 5G field trial

MTN and Huawei conduct Africa's first 5G field trial

Trial in South Africa's capital city earlier today achieved speeds of 520Mbps downlink and 77Mbps uplink respectively.

Telecom Egypt moves to monetise US$90 million MENA cable

Telecom Egypt moves to monetise US$90 million MENA cable

Bharti Airtel pens new agreement with Egyptian telco for long-term use of cable, along with other infrastructure.

Cisco tweaks Spark, WebEx to intensify cloud collaboration strategy

Cisco tweaks Spark, WebEx to intensify cloud collaboration strategy

Executives say cloud agnostic approach is best suited to support ecosystem partners in cloud service delivery.

Economic promise linked to Cape-to-Cairo deal

Economic promise linked to Cape-to-Cairo deal

Broadband is the true leveller – allowing everyone equal access to the market place said FTTX Council Africa CEO.

'Be vehicles for innovation, not just channels to sell' urges Cisco

'Be vehicles for innovation, not just channels to sell' urges Cisco

Partners in emerging markets have unique opportunity to address redundancy issues and innovate on-top of enterprise software firm's platform.