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Huawei’s CloudCampus solution unveiled at Huawei rethink IP event

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Huawei South Africa has announced the availability of its Intent-Driven CloudCampus solution to its enterprise customers at the Huawei Rethink IP event that took place at the Hilton Hotel in Sandton. The CloudCampus solution adopts the ‘intelligent, simplified, converged, secure and open’ design concepts and leverages cloud management technology to implement centralised multi-tenant management and […]


Supply chain is about service first, says Strato IT Group expert

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It has been four decades since South Africa hosted its first supply chain conference, SAPICS. Since then, there has been significant innovation, leading to evolutionary trends and a change in approach. Cassie Lessing, MD, Strato IT Group, a mobile business solutions provider, says that the majority of today’s industries are driven not just by technology […]


‘AI is redefining connectivity and a new cycle of economic growth’

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is driving a paradigm shift in how nations prepare for the digital economy and could almost double the value of the global digital economy to US$23 trillion by 2025 from $12.9 trillion in 2017 when it accounted for 17.1% of global GDP. However, a scarcity of AI talent worldwide threatens this growth, […]


Trackmatic simplifies inbound yard execution management

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Trackmatic, innovative provider of disruptive tech solutions to the supply chain and logistics industry, is presenting its market-leading inbound yard execution management solution at the 40th Annual SAPICS conference, to be held in Cape Town from June 10 to 13. The solution, Link, is designed to enable simple and efficient inbound logistics. It is both […]


HomeFixer app launched to ease home renovations and maintenance

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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 […]


Southern African ISP company OpenWeb rewarding clients with Avios

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OpenWeb has announced that it is now rewarding its clients with Avios on their LTE-A mobile data purchases. As part of the launch, OpenWeb and Avios will be awarding the first 150 customers that take up the offer, a 2,000 bonus Avios. Avios will be awarded into customer’s Avios Travel Rewards Programme account or their […]


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

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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 […]


New app launched by Dineplan makes restaurant bookings easy

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Dineplan has launched South Africa’s first instant booking platform for restaurants. It is an innovative app that enables patrons to now browse and instantly make restaurant reservations according to customer ratings, specific cuisines, availability, name, area or even by current location. The Dineplan app allows users to conduct location-based searches, create lists of their favourite […]


Partnership agreement to offer new services in Nigeria

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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 […]


IFS Applications 10 and IFS Maintenix Fleet Planner launched

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Global enterprise applications company IFS, which has a location in South Africa has unveiled some new solutions at the IFS World Conference in Atlanta. IFS Applications 10 is the new version of IFS’ enterprise applications suite and is built to help customers capitalize on disruptive industry needs, such as automation, connected devices (IoT) and servitisation. […]


Privately-owned Telecoms operator Paratus slashes data prices

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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 […]


Wi-fi adding to spectator experience at Botswanan stadiums

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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 […]


African businesses to license ONEm’s Internet-like service technology

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ONEm Communications, a London-based high-tech firm that provides services to millions of people without the Internet, is planning on expanding in Africa through licensing and local partnerships. African business concerns are currently discussing licensing rights and partnerships. The move will see advanced services for rural Africa spread throughout the continent. In a presentation to African […]


ZTE Corporation participates in EANTC’s interoperability test

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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 […]


Entersekt launches digital payments enablement product

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Entersekt, an innovator in mobile-first FinTech solutions, this week launched Connekt, a digital commerce enablement product. The company, known for its mobile app security and authentication technology, is offering Connekt to financial services providers to help them adapt to changing market conditions. Tech giants and a host of start-ups have come to dominate digital payments, […]


Thuraya unveils the world’s smartest satellite phone

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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

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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 […]


Video-calling app for blind people now offers IT help from Microsoft

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Blind people can now get IT help from Microsoft experts via a free video-calling app. Be My Eyes sets up a live video connection between customers and sighted staff at the technology company who can help with a range of issues including setting up or updating devices and turning on accessibility features. The app is […]


Huawei CloudAIR solution is set to benefit carriers in Africa

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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 […]


The top five identity trends of the year

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Jim Ducharme, RSA Security’s VP of Identity Products The days where passwords and tokens were our only way of identifying people and systems is long gone. Today, we have a vast array of technologies, including: multi-factor authentication (MFA), standards-based solutions, biometrics and smartphone-based authentication – to name just a few. This change has been driven […]