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Mobile and Apps

Cash Crusaders, KaiOS launch DIXON XK1 smart feature phone in South Africa

Cash Crusaders in collaboration with KaiOS Technologies have launched the DIXON XK1 smart feature phone, the first open market KaiOS moibile device in South Africa. 

Older Pixel phones get Google Pixel 5 camera app

Google has begun rolling out version 8.1 of its Google Camera app to Pixel phones. Version 8.0 of the app was previously...

7 Android games to help you escape your busy work schedule

Are you looking to kill some time during a lunchtime breather away from your busy work schedule? Alcatel recommends some Android games...

Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro now available in South Africa

The Huawei Watch GT 2 Pro, the company’s most ambitious smartwatch to date is now available in South Africa.

How to get the most from speech-to-text on your Android device

The Android speech-to-text functionality that lets you dictate text messages, emails and other content you would usually type is a handy function...

WhatsApp unveils new storage management tool

Facebook-owned WhatsApp, has redesigned its storage management tool to make it easier for users to be able to navigate and delete unwanted...

Cloud Computing

TELECOMS

Airtel Kenya selects Nokia for 5G preps in Nairobi

African mobile operator Airtel Kenya has selected Nokia to deploy high speed 4G and 5G-ready hardware across the capital Nairobi, in a...

How 5G will become the new frontier of sports

Sports fans are a passionate breed and whether they are at the match or on their couches, they demand the full experience....

MTN mobile money users grow to 42 million across Africa

MTN Group has continued to grow the number of its Mobile Money (MoMo) users on its network, with nearly 42 million people regularly transacting...

MTN GlobalConnect named 2020 Best African Wholesale Operator

MTN GlobalConnect has been named the “Best African Wholesale Operator” for 2020 at the Telecom Review Excellence Awards held in Dubai recently.

Paratus strengthens LTE network infrastructure in Namibia

Pan-African telecoms operator Paratus has selected Star solutions to strengthen its LTE broadband network infrastructure in Namibia by deploying Star’s Sonata EPC core network...

Liquid Telecom set for global expansion with Zayo deal

Pan-African telecoms company Liquid Telecom, has entered a partnership with Zayo Group, a provider of communications infrastructure to expand global network coverage...

Artificial Intelligence

How Artificial Intelligence ethics will impact Black Friday

With Black Friday around the corner, many businesses have adopted artificial intelligence (AI) to identify changing consumer trends and optimise sales.

Ethiopian Airlines taps into Artificial Intelligence to improve customer experience

Africa’s most successful airline, Ethiopian Airlines, has implemented Artificial Intelligence (AI) in its systems in a bid to improve customer experience by...

How Business gets savvy with “livelier” Artificial Intelligence

The global artificial intelligence (AI) software market is forecast to grow 54% this year to reach $22.6 billion - where AI is...

IT Security

Cyber security hygiene best practices for businesses

Organisations in the COVID-19 pandemic era have been forced to look at their cyber security hygiene best practices in order to minimise...

Digital Transformation

Vodacom accelerates digital transformation with AWS collaboration

Vodacom Business has accelerated its digital transformation drive by collaborating with Amazon Web Services (AWS), to develop its Cloud Acceleration Suite in...

ITU supports Digital Transformation Centres Initiative in Ghana

New partnership will boost digital skills training for underserved communities in Ghana The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has partnered...

Digital Transformation is not about technology, it’s about the experience

While many businesses were on the road to Digital Transformation (DX), there is no doubt that the Covid-19 pandemic accelerated these strategies...

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Huawei Pay rolls out in South Africa this week

Huawei in partnership with Zapper is set to launch Huawei Pay, a mobile payment service in South Africa on 3 December 2020.

Airtel Kenya selects Nokia for 5G preps in Nairobi

African mobile operator Airtel Kenya has selected Nokia to deploy high speed 4G and 5G-ready hardware across the capital Nairobi, in a...

Telco Systems set to boost Dimension Data’s Ethernet Network capacity in Kenya

US based Telco Systems is in the process of upgrading Dimensions Data’s carrier ethernet network in Kenya. The network...

MainOne and Microsoft bolster connectivity to cloud services in West Africa

Broadband infrastructure company MainOne, has announced it has become the first Microsoft Azure Peering Services partner for West Africa, providing reliable internet connectivity and...

Chatbots are here to stay – It’s a matter of trust

The uptake of chatbot solutions is growing from strength to strength across the globe, as companies spanning various industry segments and verticals...

Cyber security hygiene best practices for businesses

Organisations in the COVID-19 pandemic era have been forced to look at their cyber security hygiene best practices in order to minimise...

Opinion & Analysis

Chatbots are here to stay – It’s a matter of trust

The uptake of chatbot solutions is growing from strength to strength across the globe, as companies spanning various industry segments and verticals...

Cyber security hygiene best practices for businesses

Organisations in the COVID-19 pandemic era have been forced to look at their cyber security hygiene best practices in order to minimise...

How 5G will become the new frontier of sports

Sports fans are a passionate breed and whether they are at the match or on their couches, they demand the full experience....

3 trends that will impact the future of work

Gartner has identified three trends that will impact the future of work and how technological, generational and cultural shifts will play a...

As Cloud migration is now the norm, when will security follow?

Migrating cloud infrastructure has become part of the norm. Companies are realising the benefits of embracing multi-cloud and hybrid cloud environments to...

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The critical role of Digital Infrastructure, a view from Middle East and Africa

The Middle East and Africa is one of the most diversified telecoms markets in the world. Stretching from Senegal to Pakistan and...

Senegal accelerates e-Commerce initiatives to combat COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed Senegal to speed up the rollout of a public e-commerce platform, projects for internet infrastructure development and...

Reliable IoT connectivity to transform mining sector

Organisations across the mining industry are struggling to take full advantage of Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled applications due to a lack of reliable connectivity....

No flattening of the fibre demand curve

One lasting effect of Covid-19 is sure to be increased demand for reliable connectivity. The scale at which this novel pandemic has...

Cloud migration success, Challenges and Advantages

Migrating to the cloud offers corporate organisations greater agility, enabling companies to create new services, update and roll out applications faster, and introduce alternative...

Nutanix, Intel launch Innovation Lab

Enterprise cloud solutions provider Nutanix  has collaborated with Intel, a global computing giant to launch the first of its kind joint innovation...

Gadgets and Hardware

South African PC Monitors market suffers dip

A lack of spending on technology caused by currency depreciation is among the factors cited Shipments for the Middle...

Huawei adds MateBook X Pro to expand PC range in South Africa

Huawei will be expanding their PC offering in the South African market with the upcoming launch of the MateBook X Pro on...

Sony announces Apple TV app coming to PS4 and PS5

Sony Corporation has announced that the Apple TV app will be coming to PlayStation 4 (PS4) and PlayStation 5 (PS5).

Microsoft brings Surface Go 2 to South Africa

Microsoft is expanding its Surface device range in South Africa with the introduction of the Surface Go 2 for both commercial and...

Company News

Africa Data Centres gets new Tier III certification

The Uptime Institute has announced the renewal of Africa Data Centres' Tier III certification for its Nairobi-based data centre. 

ProLabs takes aim at digital transformation in healthcare industry

As technology continues to transform the way people live, perhaps one of its next big challenges is to make major inroads into...

Cloud-first approach sees businesses striving for better security

McAfee, the device-to-cloud cybersecurity company, has announced the expansion of its MVISION portfolio with three all-in-one software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution offerings – Device-to-Cloud...

Western Digital, Dropbox to accelerate deployment of leading-Edge Cloud Infrastructure

Western Digital and Dropbox have joined forces to accelerate the deployment of Leading-Edge Cloud Infrastructure with the latter being one of the...

Sme and startup

WorldRemit rolls out Africa-focused entrepreneurship program in Kenya

Global digital payments company WorldRemit, has rolled out an Africa-focused entrepreneurship program in Kenya, which is part of its commitment to support SMEs...

Safaricom unveils new Skiza mobile platform to boost SMEs

Telecom operator Safaricom, has launched Skiza, a new mobile advertising platform that aims to provide SMEs the opportunity to advertise their services. 

Safaricom adds new feature to M-Pesa service to benefit SMEs

Kenya’s mobile operator Safaricom has added a new feature on its M-Pesa money transfer service, specifically for small to medium enterprises (SMEs),...

TymeBank inks deal to empower SMEs to accept electronic payments

South African digital bank TymeBank, has inked a deal with Network International, enabler of digital commerce across Africa and the Middle East,...