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Kaspersky Lab expert on the Information Technology landscape in Kenya

Over the past three years, the ICT market in Kenya has seen the likes of the Internet of Things (IoT), virtualisation, and cloud storage becoming more mainstream. However, this has also resulted in the evolution of the cybersecurity threat landscape. Bethwel Opil, Enterprise Sales Manager at Kaspersky Lab Africa, looks into this in more depth. […]

Vodacom KwaZulu Natal builds indoor mobile coverage and capacity in SA

To help businesses deliver first-class service, Vodacom announced it is offering dedicated 4G digital distributed antenna systems (DAS) in South Africa to boost in-building wireless technology.  “As global technological advancements are evolving at a rapid pace, businesses across South Africa can’t afford to be left behind,” said Ishmael Mathinya, Head of Operations, Vodacom KwaZulu Natal. “Vodacom […]

Frost & Sullivan highlight emerging ICT trends in South Africa

Last year saw spectrum release discussions for a faster LTE network, increasing communication reach in rural areas and enterprises across industries embracing innovative technologies such as Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). However, 2019 will be the year when South Africa start-ups lead the innovation in IIoT and AI, and their cross-industry integration, according […]

MTN initiates Digital Transformation with Oracle Cloud Applications

South Africa based mobile telecommunications major, MTN, has chosen Oracle Cloud Applications to drive one of the largest digital transformations in the global telecom industry across all its core business operations. The implementation will help MTN drive efficiency, scale operations and integration across its local and regional operations. “MTN and Oracle partnered in 2018 to […]

The ​critical ​​f​actors needed for ​a ​successful​ ​transformation

Ahmad Sayed, Regional Director, MEA at Nexign, looks at what is needed to make the transition from communication to digital service provider. We are all part of Digital Transformation – governments, companies and consumers. But while some feel like they are on the back of a runaway train, others have taken control of their destinies. Manufacturers […]

Vox introduces high-speed satellite internet plans to South Africa

To keep pace with evolving requirements in South Africa, integrated ICT and infrastructure provider Vox, which offers broadband satellite Internet through YahClick, has announced new service plans to give customers better speeds and more data options. “Apart from offering new users competitively priced products, this is of huge benefit to our existing customers,” said Jacques […]

Effective Congestion Management is key for MEA telecom operators

Ahmad Sayed, Regional Director, Middle East and Africa at Nexign, looks at how telecom operators can prosper this year. In an expat-heavy region, you undoubtedly observed another tradition – that of phoning home. That simple observance probably had a range of outcomes. Some of you may have been able to connect straight away; others may […]

Focus on Information and Communications Technology in Angola

Prior to gaining independence from Portugal in 1975, Angola had a rich tradition of family-based farming and was self-sufficient in all major food crops, except wheat. But by the early 1990s, the Southern Africa country produced less than 1% of the volume it had produced two decades previously, while production of cotton, tobacco and sugar […]

British cybercriminal sentenced for disrupting Liberian telecoms provider

A British cybercriminal has been sentenced to two years and eight months for conducting attacks that disrupted a Liberian telecommunications provider, resulting in losses estimated at tens of millions of US dollars. Daniel Kaye, from Egham, Surrey, pleaded guilty last month to creating and using a botnet and possessing criminal property. He was jailed at […]

Konnect Africa launches Internet access offers in Côte d’Ivoire

Konnect Africa, an initiative of the satellite operator Eutelsat, has announced the launch of its Internet access offers in Côte d’Ivoire. According to the Telecommunications Sector Observatory of the Telecommunications Regulator/ICT of Côte d’Ivoire (ARTCI), the number of fixed Internet subscribers (Ethernet cable, Wi-Fi and fibre) in Côte d’Ivoire stood at 155,541 in the second […]

KENET in Kenya upgrades its carrier Ethernet network to 100GE

Telco Systems, a leading provider of innovative SDN/NFV, CE 2.0, MPLS and IP solutions, has completed an upgrade of the carrier Ethernet network of Kenya Education Network (KENET), the National Research and Education Network (NREN) of Kenya, from 10GE to 100GE. As the NREN of Kenya, KENET provides high-speed Internet access and data centre services […]

The 2019 trends impacting mobile technology on the African continent

According to the GMSM Mobile Economy 2018 report for Sub-Saharan Africa, mobile subscribers rose by 44% in 2017 and this was further bolstered by an increase in smartphone penetration that rose by 75%. Mobile broadband is anticipated to comprise 87% of total connections by 2025 across 690 million smartphones. Joachim Wuilmet, Head of Customer Marketing […]

Decision Inc. enhances insights for property management group

Attacq contracted Decision Inc. to assist with enhancing the MyBuildings mobile app with data analytics and reporting capabilities, to ensure it accurately and effectively manages its tenants and building needs across South Africa. The ability to methodically and consistently generate high levels of service delivery are a distinguishing characteristic for any business enterprise. About Attacq […]

Vanu Inc launches accurate wireless connectivity mapping resource

Vanu, a provider of mobile communications solutions that allow mobile network operators to provide service in places that do not currently have network coverage, has launched VanuMaps, an unprecedentedly accurate mapping resource capable of detailing where connectivity is lacking and can be provided profitably throughout Africa. Resulting from collaboration with FHI 360, this new mapping […]

African technology to be showcased at International CES in Las Vegas

The African entrepreneurship ecosystem is to be showcased at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next week. At the crossroads of electronics, computers, mobile devices, home automation, Internet of Things, Robotics, E-health and connected cars, International CES is aimed at innovative companies around the world. Called AfricaTech Now, the African event at CES […]

Liquid Telecom to establish multi-billion Rand 4G network in SA

Liquid Telecom South Africa, part of the leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, has announced that it will establish a multi-billion Rand 4G network in South Africa where wholesale roaming services will be made available across Liquid Telecom’s network nationwide. “This is an exciting development which will enable us to provide Mobile Network Operators and […]

Manifesto issued on digital economy and inclusive development in Africa

Africa’s next steps on the path to engaging in and benefiting from e-commerce were outlined by UNCTAD in its Nairobi Manifesto on the Digital Economy and Inclusive Development in Africa, issued at the conclusion of the first Africa eCommerce Week in Nairobi, Kenya. The manifesto states: “The digital economy, including e-commerce, is proliferating in Africa, creating new opportunities […]

Communications Minister looking to improve rural service in Ghana

The Ministry of Communications is focused on utilising Information Communication Technology (ICT) to improve the efficiency of service delivery in Ghana, with attention on rural and undeserved communities. Ursula Owusu Ekuful said the Ministry is determined to create job opportunities, facilitate ICT based entrepreneurship and securing cyber space for the realisation of the Sustainable Development […]

Liquid Telecom recognised as world leader in IPv6 deployment

Liquid Telecom has been recognised as a world leader in the deployment of IPv6 by the IPv6 Forum UK. The Jim Bound Award recognises the company’s contribution to IPv6 deployment in Africa, where it has achieved double digit IPv6 penetration. The move to IPv6 – the next-generation of Internet Protocol Address – is of growing […]

Elingo expert says contact centres must embrace the cloud

The digital business environment highlights how much technological disruption is impacting on organisations. Paul McIntyre, Chief Sales Officer at Elingo, says it now about having ‘to adapt or die’ and this is particularly evident when it comes to the use of the cloud in telephony. Fifty years ago, telephony platforms were completely hardware-based. Fast forward […]