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Vox looks to the channel to capitalise on virtual data centre demand

Integrated ICT and telecommunications provider Vox is looking to extend its Virtual Data Centre (VDC) offering by making it available to its channel partners. “We believe there is a good revenue opportunity, especially for managed services providers that cannot afford to purchase the full cloud infrastructure,” said Craig Freer, Executive Head of Cloud and Managed […]


ERP in cloud and big data to create US$1.1bn to tech market in SA

Frost & Sullivan’s latest analysis, South African ICT Outlook 2018, finds emerging technologies such as augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), Fintech and the adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) are disrupting the ICT industry in South Africa. As a result, telecommunications providers will use innovation as the springboard to offer mobile application-based services such as mCommerce, mAgriculture, connected services, mLearning, mHealth and […]


HomeFixer app launched to ease home renovations and maintenance

An app to held fix any household related issue at the push of a button has been launched. HomeFixer was recently launched by 2018 Namibian rugby captain Renaldo Bothma, who is now playing in the UK for Harlequins. It is a free mobile app that puts users in touch with tradesmen, service providers and companies […]


ICT investment and partnership key to fuelling Africa’s digital growth

As the world marks World Telecommunications and Information Society Day today, Huawei Southern Africa Regional President Li Peng looks at why and how public and private partnership are necessary to get more Africans connected to the internet and move the digital economy forward. Rapid advancements in Information Communications Technologies (ICT) over the past 20 years has […]


‘Network-in-a-Box’ enables businesses to instantly open new branches

T-Systems South Africa has launched a ‘Network-in-a-Box’ solution so that businesses expanding operations in new locations, franchise sites, pop-up stores or short-term leases can now instantly connect to their broader corporate infrastructure. “We’re dramatically simplifying and accelerating the process of setting up shop in a new location,” said Louis Kirstein, Portfolio Manager for Connectivity and […]


Partnership agreement to offer new services in Nigeria

Perpetual Communications Limited, a leading telecommunications company in Nigeria, has selected global VOIP network operator and carrier-grade service infrastructure provider as its exclusive technical and trading partner to provide voice, data, SMS and VAS aggregation services. PCL currently provides a range of VAS services, including caller ID, mobile content, messaging and other services to mobile […]


BICS and Fastweb partner to boost international cabling in Africa

BICS, a leading international communications enabler, and Fastweb, a major Italian telecommunications operator, have announced a strategic partnership to offer a combined connectivity solution which will bridge Europe via Sicily, to the Middle East, Asia and Africa. The partnership enhances Fastweb’s access to major submarine cable systems in Sicily and enables both companies to fully […]


Privately-owned Telecoms operator Paratus slashes data prices

Paratus Namibia, the fastest growing and largest privately-owned Pan African telecoms operator, has slashed its data prices by 83.4%. It now offers the cheapest data bundles and provides the most affordable data to Namibians at a rate of N$15.00 per Gigabyte. The telecoms operator has decreased its data pricing on all LTE 4G, WiMAX and […]


MainOne secures license to expand connectivity in Ivory Coast

As part of its West Africa expansion, connectivity and data centre solutions operator MainOne has secured a license to expand national and international connectivity services in Ivory Coast. The C1B license, received from Minister Bruno Koné, the country’s Minister for Communication, Digital Economy and Postal Services, will enable MainOne land its submarine cable and build […]


Wi-fi adding to spectator experience at Botswanan stadiums

Ruckus Inc was contracted by Botswana Fibre Networks (BoFiNet) to provide extensive wireless connectivity at two stadia that were used to celebrate the country’s Golden Jubilee Independence Day event. The project would normally take between three to five months to complete, but the teams on hand managed it in just three weeks. It is almost […]


Subsea telecommunications cable to link South Africa and the Americas

The first subsea telecommunications cable to directly link South Africa and the Americas is set to start early next year. Seaborn Networks is undertaking the project, with the cable linking Cape Town and Brazil, where it will connect with another Seaborn cable that extends from Sao Paulo to New York. It would transfer data between […]


ZTE Corporation participates in EANTC’s interoperability test

ZTE South Africa has revealed that ZTE Corporation, a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the mobile Internet, has participated in the public multi-vendor interoperability test organised by the European Advanced Networking Test Centre (EANTC). The multi-vendor interoperability test held by EANTC aims to verify the capabilities of the vendors’ equipment in […]


Thuraya unveils the world’s smartest satellite phone

Thuraya Telecommunications Company has unveiled the world’s first satellite smartphone during its partner conference in Dubai. The Thuraya X5-Touch runs on the Android Operating System and has a 5.2″ full HD touchscreen. It targets users who frequently move in and out of terrestrial coverage across a range of market sectors including government missions, energy projects, […]


A10 Networks helps service providers secure mobile deployments

A10 Networks builds on its carrier-grade Gi/SGi firewall line-up to add broad-spectrum support for 3GPP standard protocols and application intelligence. A10 Networks, a Reliable Security Always company, has announced the enhancement of its Thunder Convergent Firewall (CFW) Gi/SGi firewall solution to help service providers support demands of existing mobile networks and the emergence of 5G […]


Huawei CloudAIR solution is set to benefit carriers in Africa

Global ICT solutions provider Huawei says its CloudAIR solution will benefit South African and African carriers who are affected by a lack of spectrum but have a need to improve both coverage and capacity. “With the rapid development of mobile broadband (MBB) services, operators are concerned about heavy network load, poor user experience and traffic […]


Fibre broadband ‘land grab’ underway in East and Southern Africa

Competition in Africa’s fibre broadband market is likely to accelerate during 2018 as major telecom players move to capture customers and entrench their position in the market. That is according to Steve Briggs, Chief Commercial Officer at SEACOM. “In the markets where we operate – East Africa and Southern Africa – there’s a land grab […]


Africa’s smartphone market experiences a quarter-on-quarter decline

Africa’s smartphone market experienced a quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) decline of 6.4% during Q4 2017, according to the latest insights announced by International Data Corporation (IDC). The global technology research and consulting firm’s Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker shows smartphone shipments were down to 20.3 million units for the quarter. Year on year (YoY), this represents an 18% […]


Infographics: Nokia aiming to enhance public safety in Africa

Public safety is of concern for all countries, with teams spending hours working tirelessly to ensure that citizens are protected. Such incidents include natural disasters, crime spikes, or any unrest that may occur. In 2017, several African countries were hit by unforeseen disasters. These included floods in Nigeria and Niger, the Sierra Leonne mudslides and […]


Nokia and Orange to roll out 4G LTE in seven African countries

A Nokia single radio access network is being rolled out in seven African countries in a three-year modernisation project to prepare the launch of 4G services. To facilitate the deployment, Nokia has set up a dedicated West and Central Africa Support Centre for Orange. Around 11,000 radio sites will be modernised in Egypt, Ivory Coast, […]


Ekso Bionics aids patient recovery with Vodafone

Many people who suffer from a stroke or spinal cord injury face a long road to recovery lasting months or years, with a goal of restoring functionality and returning to their community. This can be devastating, not only for the person injured but also for their family and friends. Swifter recovery, along with quantified feedback […]