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Huawei MateBook 14 to launch in South Africa soon

Huawei is set to launch its latest mid-range laptop, the MateBook 14 in South Africa soon. The device features...

MainOne ready to unveil new carrier-neutral data centre in Ghana

MainOne, has announced it is set to launch the Appolonia Data Centre of its subsidiary, MDXi in Accra, Ghana before the end...

Safaricom unveils M-Pesa Super App with new features

Kenya’s Safaricom has rolled out its M-Pesa Super App with new features for customers. It has also launched its M-Pesa for Business...

NCC to overhaul telecoms licence structure

Nigeria has begun reviewing its existing licence structure in the telecoms industry in order to align with global ICT trends.

Low cost mobile phones boosting mobile money uptake in Africa

Africa accounts for almost half (560 million) of registered global mobile money wallets (1.2 billion). This was revealed in...

MTN to deploy OpenRAN in Africa

MTN Group is set to deploy OpenRAN technology in Africa which will enable the company to seamlessly and cost-effectively launch new services.

Mobile and Apps

Safaricom unveils M-Pesa Super App with new features

Kenya’s Safaricom has rolled out its M-Pesa Super App with new features for customers. It has also launched its M-Pesa for Business...

Snake Nation launches app to empower young creators in SA

As South Africa celebrates Youth Month, Snake Nation, an Atlanta and Cape Town-based technology company has launched its SnakeNation.io social media app,...

Tanzania to remove tax on smartphones

Tanzania will remove value-added tax on mobile communication devices such as smartphones, tablets and modems.   This was announced...

Future Smartphones: what can we expect by 2030?

Smartphone technology has moved at a rapid pace over the past 15 years, with today’s large HD displays, voice assistants, powerful cameras,...

OPPO Reno5 5G named official device for MEA PUBG Mobile Esports

Global smartphone maker, OPPO has had its Reno5 5G device selected as the official smartphone at the PUBG Mobile Esports 2021 for...

Africa’s smartphone market thrives

According the latest data released by research firm IDC, Africa's overall smartphone market grew 14.0% in Q1 2021 to total 53.3 million...

Cloud

Old Mutual accelerates growth with Oracle Cloud

South Africa’s oldest insurance provider Old Mutual, has partnered Oracle to drive the end-to-end integration of its core functions to accelerate growth...

TELECOMS

5G mobile subscriptions to surpass half a billion by end of 2021

A new study has predicted that 5G mobile subscriptions will exceed 580 million by the end of 2021, driven by an estimated...

MTN to deploy OpenRAN in Africa

MTN Group is set to deploy OpenRAN technology in Africa which will enable the company to seamlessly and cost-effectively launch new services.

Vodacom Mozambique threatens to disconnect TMcel

Mobile operator Vodacom Mozambique has signalled to cut off its interconnection with the government owned telco TMcel, a move that will make...

NCC to overhaul telecoms licence structure

Nigeria has begun reviewing its existing licence structure in the telecoms industry in order to align with global ICT trends.

Ethiopia to sell 40% stake in Ethio Telecom

Ethiopia has taken a significant step in the partial privatisation of the government owned Ethio Telecom, following the release of an Expression...

MTN Uganda to advance network automation using TIP DCSG

MTN Uganda has signed a deal with Telecom Infra Project (TIP) members to advance network automation using TIP’s Disaggregated Cell Site Gateway...

Security

Tarsus On Demand signs distribution deal with ESET

PARTNER CONTENT Tarsus On Demand (TOD) has recently signed a Managed Service Provider (MSP) distribution agreement with award-winning internet...

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Morocco’s inwi taps Enreach to advance digital transformation

Moroccan telecommunications operator inwi, has entered a strategic partnership with Enreach group to launch a state-of-the-art unified communications solution for businesses in...

Uganda secures $200 million for digital transformation projects

Uganda has secured $200 million from the World Bank to accelerate digital transformation and inclusiveness in the country through a new initiative...

5 defining characteristics of real digital transformation

Companies have been pursuing digital transformation for years now, but there is not always consensus on what that means. Even the most experienced IT...

South African smart cities: a glimpse of a connected future

In 2019 President Cyril Ramaphosa encouraged South Africans to “dream big” as he announced his own dream of creating the country’s first...

BCX opens entries for 2021 Digital Innovation Awards

End-to-end digital solutions provider, BCX, has opened entries for the third annual BCX Digital Innovation Awards 2021. The BCX...

Microsoft partners Nigeria government to accelerate digital transformation

Microsoft and the Government of Nigeria have announced several projects aimed at advancing the digital economy that will be anchored by connectivity,...

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Safaricom unveils M-Pesa Super App with new features

Kenya’s Safaricom has rolled out its M-Pesa Super App with new features for customers. It has also launched its M-Pesa for Business...

How is your data protected and processed in the EVDS?

South Africa has adopted a digital approach to the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine, with the implementation of the Electronic Vaccine Data...

MTN to inject $1.5 billion for broadband access across Nigeria

MTN has announced plans to invest about US$1.5 billion in Nigeria over the next three years to expand broadband access across the continent’s...

Old Mutual accelerates growth with Oracle Cloud

South Africa’s oldest insurance provider Old Mutual, has partnered Oracle to drive the end-to-end integration of its core functions to accelerate growth...

MainOne ready to unveil new carrier-neutral data centre in Ghana

MainOne, has announced it is set to launch the Appolonia Data Centre of its subsidiary, MDXi in Accra, Ghana before the end...

Morocco’s inwi taps Enreach to advance digital transformation

Moroccan telecommunications operator inwi, has entered a strategic partnership with Enreach group to launch a state-of-the-art unified communications solution for businesses in...

Huawei MateBook 14 to launch in South Africa soon

Huawei is set to launch its latest mid-range laptop, the MateBook 14 in South Africa soon. The device features...

Nigeria could launch pilot digital currency by year-end

The Central Bank of Nigeria is preparing a pilot digital currency which could possibly launch by the end of the year, reports...

Opinion & Analysis

How is your data protected and processed in the EVDS?

South Africa has adopted a digital approach to the rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine, with the implementation of the Electronic Vaccine Data...

Internet: One of the greatest inventions

The “Internet” is considered one of the greatest inventions of mankind. Devices, till then completely isolated, got a complete system to connect...

Gender gap in mobile internet use is shrinking says GSMA

The gender gap in the use of mobile internet services in low and middle income countries shrunk to 15% from 19% in...

Why cyber security is more than a tech issue

A concerning number of South African companies are not prepared for the inevitability of a cyber attack despite the significant financial and...

How artificial intelligence can help government improve service delivery

The adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) in all spheres of life is an unfolding and accelerating megatrend that is greatly changing how...

Increased cyber attacks require cyber resilience

A study conducted by Veritas has revealed that during the COVID-19 pandemic, IT security has seen a decrease in funding. The study...

IoT in Africa: Connecting telcos and communities to unique opportunities

The opportunities presented by the Internet of Things (IoT) in Africa are huge – including access to healthcare, energy savings, e-finance, waste...

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The need for healthcare virtualisation amid a global pandemic

In times of a global pandemic, where human and physical resources are stretched to the limit, operators and services providers in the...

MTN pens multi-year deal with CSG to advance its digital ecosystem

CSG has announced a multi-year extension to its partnership with MTN South Africa, aimed at advancing and enhancing MTN’s digital ecosystem.

Modernisation: The foundation for digital transformation

Deloitte Insights found a clear connection between digital maturity and financial performance. Those organisations that have invested in digital transformation, experience tangible...

Senegal operator seeks more Free Money

Senegal’s second-largest operator by connections, Free, signed a deal with Comviva to upgrade its mobile money platform, paving the way to launch more advanced...

HPE brings multi-cloud data centre solution to South Africa

HPE has brought a new multi-cloud Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) data centre solution to the South African market. This powerful multi-cloud data centre model...

Technology is Africa’s biggest undiscovered gold mine

Technology has the potential to fundamentally transform societies. Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and broadband are becoming central to the societal developments...

Gadgets and Hardware

Huawei MateBook 14 to launch in South Africa soon

Huawei is set to launch its latest mid-range laptop, the MateBook 14 in South Africa soon. The device features...

New HP Chromebook powers cloud experiences for hybrid work environments

HP has introduced its newest computing device, the HP Pro c640 G2 Chromebook, to help people stay connected, engaged, and productive, wherever...

MEA PC market posts highest growth for 15 years

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) personal computing devices (PC) market, which is made up of desktops, notebooks, workstations, and tablets, recorded...

Huawei upgrades its MateBook series

Huawei, has made impressive enhancements to its laptop range of the Huawei MateBook series which include the MateBook X Pro 2021, MateBook...

Company News

Overcoming South Africa’s love-hate relationship with fibre deployments

Put simply, fibre deployment in a particular area causes inconvenience as a result of the trenches that are dug, ongoing construction work,...

HPE brings multi-cloud data centre solution to South Africa

HPE has brought a new multi-cloud Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) data centre solution to the South African market. This powerful multi-cloud data centre model...

BCX opens entries for 2021 Digital Innovation Awards

End-to-end digital solutions provider, BCX, has opened entries for the third annual BCX Digital Innovation Awards 2021. The BCX...

Infobip launches WhatsApp for Business API in Botswana

Cloud communications company, Infobip, has joined hands with Botswana based Redbullet to enable the firm to provide an automated WhatsApp for Business...

Sme and startup

9 out of 10 SMEs use M-Pesa for payments in Kenya – survey

A new survey in Kenya has revealed that about nine in ten small and medium enterprises (SMEs) use mobile money platform M-Pesa...

Telkom Business leverages SaaS to boost SMMEs

Telkom Business, has enabled access to web-based tools for SMMEs while ensuring that their data is protected through the company’s latest Software...

Why a wave of tech giants will come from Africa

There has been a significant increase in investment demand for African technology startups as they are at a distinct advantage because they...

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.

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