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Mobile and Apps

TECNO becomes top smartphone brand in Africa

TECNO, has toppled Samsung to become the top smartphone brand in Africa for 2020, following its successful launches of devices in the...

Clickatell unveils Chat Flow, a Chat Commerce workflow builder

Clickatell, a mobile communications and chat commerce services provider has unveiled a new product called Chat Flow, which enables businesses to manage...

Tech firms form alliance in fight against mobile fraud

Telecoming and Evina, have signed an agreement to fight mobile fraud through promoting the Direct carrier billing (DCB) payment technology, which is...

Banking apps now available on AppGallery in Kenya

Huawei, has announced that banking apps in Kenya are now available on AppGallery, as the company continues to build its own ecosystem...

Mara Phones becomes SA government’s preferred smartphone brand

Mara Phones, South Africa’s only mobile devices manufacturer is upbeat after they were recently awarded the RT15-2021 contract to supply smartphones to...

LG to shut down mobile division

LG Electronics Inc., one of the pioneers of the Android operating system has confirmed that it will shut down its loss making...

Cloud Computing

TELECOMS

Millicom sells Tigo, exits African market

Millicom International Cellular, which trades as Tigo, has announced its complete exit from the African market, following the sale of its operations in...

Africell, Aviat sign multi-million dollar 5G deal

Mobile operator Africell, has signed a multi-million dollar agreement with Aviat Networks for a 5G-ready end-to-end disaggregated transmission network across multiple African...

MTN Rwanda to list on Stock Exchange in May

MTN Rwanda, has announced it will list on the Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE) on 4 May, following approval by the Capital Market...

Vodacom’s data price cut, was it enough?

Will the telco’s latest price reductions be enough to change SA consumers’ perceptions?South Africa’s largest mobile network operator, Vodacom, recently cut the...

Angola’s Unitel and Ericsson sign network expansion deal

Angolan Mobile operator Unitel S.A. has signed a three year network expansion deal with Ericsson for the supply of Ericsson Radio System...

Airtel Kenya upgrades network to avoid regulatory fine

Telecoms firm, Airtel Kenya, has ramped up network upgrades across the country, after failing to meet the regulatory minimum threshold of 80%...

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Zambian agritech startup leverages AI to detect plant and animal disease

Zambia based agritech startup, Agripredict, is leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) as risk management tools to enable farmers in...

Tintri drives intelligent infrastructure so you can get ready to ‘let go of the wheel’

The concept of self-driving cars is controversial and tends to polarise opinion. At the heart of it is the idea that a...

How close are we from Artificial General Intelligence, the holy grail of AI?

While it does not seem likely at current progress, human-level AI by 2025 is not as far-fetched as some may believe and...

10% of workers will attempt to trick AI-Driven tracking systems – Gartner

COVID-19 Drives Use of AI-Enabled Remote Worker Productivity Tracking Tools By 2023, it is predicted that more than one-in-ten...

How AI steps in to save COVID-affected retailers

Eskom's load shedding, alongside an enduring pandemic, have proven a devastating combination, repeatedly destroying historical data and demanding an artificial intelligence solution to...

How AI is changing dynamics of healthcare

Globally, healthcare organisations have accelerated adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) with the ones still implementing frameworks planning to go live within 24...

IT Security

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

The impact of data protection challenges on digital transformation

Veeam, has released its Data Protection Report 2021 which highlighted that data protection challenges, COVID-19 and economic uncertainty are undermining organizations’ abilities...

Digital adoption in Africa supersedes other regions

Digital adoption and infrastructure development in Africa is happening at a faster pace when compared to other regions across the world, although...

Liquid rebrands to Liquid Intelligent Technologies

Liquid Telecom, has announced the complete repositioning of its brand to pan- African technology firm Liquid Intelligent Technologies, integrating its extensive business...

Less than 30% of Telcos in MEA have a digital transformation strategy

A new report released by the Technology Innovation Council has revealed that less than three in 10 telecommunications operators in Africa and...

Nigeria to complete digital switch over in 2022

Nigeria will complete its Digital Switch Over (DSO) project by the middle of 2022, which will signal an end to analogue technology...

How Digitalization benefits emerging gas producers like Mozambique

The benefits of digital investment in the oil and gas sector are multi-fold. Increased productivity, cost savings and improved performance all tend...

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LATEST NEWS

Millicom sells Tigo, exits African market

Millicom International Cellular, which trades as Tigo, has announced its complete exit from the African market, following the sale of its operations in...

South Africa’s Altron acquires Lawtrust for $17.2 million

South African listed company Altron Group, has announced its acquisition of cyber security firm Lawtrust, from Etion, for R245 million ($17.2 million),...

Africell, Aviat sign multi-million dollar 5G deal

Mobile operator Africell, has signed a multi-million dollar agreement with Aviat Networks for a 5G-ready end-to-end disaggregated transmission network across multiple African...

MTN Rwanda to list on Stock Exchange in May

MTN Rwanda, has announced it will list on the Rwanda Stock Exchange (RSE) on 4 May, following approval by the Capital Market...

TECNO becomes top smartphone brand in Africa

TECNO, has toppled Samsung to become the top smartphone brand in Africa for 2020, following its successful launches of devices in the...

Showmax cuts price on its mobile platform across Africa

Showmax, an online subscription video on demand service, has announced a price reduction on its mobile platform starting today, that will see...

SA IoT firm partners UNICEF to support COVID-19 vaccine roll-out

Beyond, a South African Internet of things (IoT) solution provider, recently entered into a partnership with United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), to...

inq. partners Elastic to expand cyber security solutions in Africa

Inq., a pan-African cloud-based digital service provider has partnered Elastic to boost cyber security solutions in Africa as demand increases.

Safaricom pilots mobile health records system

Safaricom, has announced it will conduct a mobile health pilot program in collaboration with Nakuru County, to improve access to healthcare records...

Airtel Money added to Zambia’s e-government services platform

Zambia’s e-government services platform (ZAMPORTAL), has added Airtel Money to its services to enable an easy and convenient payment method for government...

Opinion & Analysis

Data centre modernisation is key to innovation for the modern enterprise

Companies are increasingly considering data centre modernisation as a means to implement digital transformation. The purpose is to move away from a...

How to respond to bullying in online games

As people around the world have had to endure multiple lockdowns, many have turned to gaming as a source of entertainment and...

Why flash storage is important for the cloud

As cynicism about the benefits of the cloud give way to rapidly embracing digital transformation, companies are finding themselves in a position...

ICT has the potential to help solve unemployment in Africa

The socio-economic impact of the Covid-19 pandemic is especially hard-hitting for younger generations in Africa. The youth are faced with multiple challenges...

Protecting the IT landscape in a borderless world

The evolution of technology has pushed the perimeter of organisations further towards the edge, and we no longer have the monolithic structures...

Most Read Stories

Global IT Spending to total $3.8 Trillion in 2021- Report

Global Information Technology (IT) spending is projected to total $3.8 trillion in 2021, an increase of 4% from 2020.

South Africa’s Vumatel adds Industry veteran to leadership team

South African fibre network operator, Vuma has appointed Francois Swart as its Chief Technology Officer (CTO). The company believes...

Canon continues dominance for 17th consecutive year

Canon has announced that the company’s interchangeable-lens digital cameras (DSLR and Mirrorless) continues to maintain the number one share of the global market for...

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...

Mozambique rolls out rural internet connectivity project

The Mozambique government has launched a rural connectivity project which will provide free internet access to 27 remote districts of the Southern Africa...

VMware, VeloCloud SD-WAN transforms Bidfood infrastructure

Bidfood, a South African food services distributor has implemented VMware SD-WAN powered by VeloCloud and transformed its network infrastructure for high availability,...

Gadgets and Hardware

Microsoft adds Surface Book 3 to its range in South Africa

Microsoft, has announced the introduction of the Surface Book 3 in South Africa, adding to its Surface device range in the country.

Huawei unveils upgraded MateBook D 14

Huawei has launched an upgraded version of the Huawei MateBook D 14 i5 suitable for young people who are learning or working...

MediaTek unveils Helio G95 gaming chip in South Africa

MediaTek, the fourth largest global fabless semiconductor company has announced the launch of its premium gaming chip, MediaTek Helio G95, to enable...

HP unveils new ProBook, a convertible laptop for limitless learning

Computer manufacturer HP is launching the HP ProBook x360 11 G7 EE, an education-focused convertible laptop that embraces the different ways learning...

Company News

Your data has left the building: don’t let it take you on a bumpy ride

“Ladies and gentlemen: Michael Jackson has left the stadium.” These are the dramatic words spoken just after Michael Jackson,...

Africa Data Centres advances with 10MW Lagos hub construction

Africa’s largest data centre network, Africa Data Centres, has confirmed the progression of construction of its 10MW data centre in Lagos, Nigeria,...

Westcon-Comstor scoops the 2020 Check Point African Distributor award

Distribution company, Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa, has won the Check Point African Distributor of the year award for 2020. The...

Acronis acquires South African distributor Synapsys

Cybersecurity solutions provider, Acronis, has acquired South African distribution company Synapsys as part of the company’s growth strategy.

Sme and startup

Health tech start-ups geared to meet surging demand in Egypt

The healthcare industry in Egypt is poised for major disruption as the country is experiencing a wave of emerging health tech startups.

Zambian agritech startup leverages AI to detect plant and animal disease

Zambia based agritech startup, Agripredict, is leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) as risk management tools to enable farmers in...

Kenya’s Tanda fintech startup gets funding boost for regional expansion

Tanda, a Kenya based fintech startup has announced that it secured funding from African tech investor HAVAÍC, Zedcrest Capital, DFS Lab and...

South African security startup AURA expands into Kenya

AURA, a South African security and medical response platform has announced its expansion into Kenya, through a partnership with KK Security, that...

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