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Ruckus Networks supports Facebook’s Express Wi-Fi Certified ecosystem

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Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company, is joining Facebook’s Express Wi-Fi Certified ecosystem, a programme that allows access point manufacturers to build Wi-Fi hardware compatible with Express Wi-Fi. Operators will deploy the Ruckus virtual SmartZone controllers and certified in with door and outdoor Wi-Fi access points in high-traffic public areas in Africa. “We are committed to […]


Vodacom Group launches Africa’s first commercial 5G service

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Vodacom Group has announced that it has created Africa’s first standards-based, commercial 5G service in Lesotho using 3.5GHz spectrum to initially deliver Fixed-Wireless Access broadband services to two enterprise customers. The immediate benefit of 5G technology for Vodacom subscribers in Lesotho includes the quicker deployment of broadband services with fibre-like speeds, meaning that entrepreneurs, industry […]


Samsung Pay launches in South Africa enabling users to make mobile payments

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  Samsung Electronics Co Ltd has announced that its mobile payment service, Samsung Pay, has launched in South Africa.   Samsung Pay is the most widely accepted mobile payment platform, enabling users to make mobile payments almost anywhere using both MST and NFC technology. The first of its kind in Africa, it offers the ultimate […]


SilverBridge expert on unlocking new markets through digital innovation

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African insurance providers who adopt a digital mindset can leverage innovative technologies to develop new business models and services that position them for growth. That is according to Kelly Preston, Data Analytics Manager at SilverBridge. “According to Deloitte, South Africa accounts for more than 80% of Africa’s total gross insurance premiums,” said Preston. “So, even […]


Eseye expert: Make data the centre of your IT infrastructure strategy

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It is estimated that in 2018 there will be over 31 billion connected ‘edge’ devices globally, making this year the one where the Internet of Things (IoT) truly begins to dominate. The proliferation of connected devices and the evolution of dumb devices to smart devices has seen IoT becoming vertically focused, coining on several focused […]


Around 23,000 devices go missing every month, says Kaspersky Lab

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The holiday season is nearly upon us and that means that millions of people are getting ready for a trip abroad. And while they are on holiday, many will be taking the opportunity to capture precious memories of their time away. In fact, according to Kaspersky Lab’s consumer research, 15% of South Africans say photos […]


‘Consumerisation of the supply chain increases enterprise pressure’

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The consumerisation of digital technology has seen a surge in demand for mobile-first logistics solutions placing significant pressure on companies to adopt a digital approach to supply chains. Cassie Lessing, Managing Director, Strato IT Group, a mobile business solutions provider, says that logistics has rapidly become the backbone of industry and that the enterprise sector, […]


Euphoria launches new app so you are connected wherever you are

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Euphoria has launched an app that will enable mobile workers to be connected wherever they are. Company staff can now make and receive calls as if they were sitting at their desks by simply downloading the free Euphoria Softphone app from Google Play or IOS Store. There is a radical shift toward a more distributed […]


MTN Nigeria takes customer experience to new levels

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MTN Nigeria has taken a bold approach to customer service, showing that their customers are at the core of their organisation. Using Nokia’s Customer Experience Management (CEM) solution, it will drive its transformation from network- to customer-centric operations to improve the overall experience for its 52 million customers. The inherent automation and intelligence that is […]


WatchGuard launches AuthPoint multi-factor authentication for SMBs

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WatchGuard Technologies, a leader in advanced network security solutions, has unveiled AuthPoint – a cloud-based multi-factor authentication (MFA) solution designed for small and midsize businesses (SMBs). The solution aims to support SMBs which have previously considered MFA to be out of reach due to cost, complexity and management issues. In fact, according to a new survey of IT managers and […]


Concerns on the rise about mobile apps watching and tracking users

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The monitoring capabilities of mobile apps are becoming a concern for users, many of whom are worried that the apps on their connected devices might be able track them down, watch what they’re doing or share their data. But these dangers could be easily averted by putting some simple security measures in place, warn cybersecurity […]


AfricaOnline launches JET-powered wireless network in Namibia

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AfricaOnline, one of the largest ISPs in Namibia, has launched a wireless broadband network powered by RADWIN’s JET 5GHz Point-to-Multipoint (PtMP) smart Beamforming solutions. AfricaOnline has complemented its long-standing WiMAX service with a new carrier-grade JET PtMP service to deliver high-speed packages of up to 100Mbps to enterprises and homes in Namibia’s capital, Windhoek. AfricaOnline […]


Broadband experience set to be enhanced in Sudan

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Nokia and Sudatel are to trial Nokia 4.5G Pro, 4.9G and 5G mobile technologies along with Nokia’s fixed fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) portfolio to enhance the mobile and residential broadband experience in Sudan. The collaboration will focus initially on the capital city of Khartoum. Under its 2020 Strategy, Sudatel is focused on transforming its fixed access and […]


Oracle Chatbot Week to show how technology can transform businesses

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Oracle has announced its Chatbot Week Africa, hosted in cities across the continent to drive awareness of chatbots for different industries and to demonstrate the power of the technology. The roundtable discussions will be hosted in South Africa (Johannesburg and Cape Town), Mauritius, Kenya, Nigeria (Lagos and Abuja), Senegal, Ivory Coast and Ghana this week. […]


Dimension Data transforming the Tour de France viewing experience

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Dimension Data, a global leader in designing, optimising and managing evolving technology environments, will continue to transform the viewing experience of the Tour de France.  Since 2015, the South African firm has partnered with Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.), the organiser of the world’s biggest cycle race. Through the innovative partnership, A.S.O. has already seen impressive […]


Vodafone to help in fight against malnutrition in Africa

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Vodafone has announced it is working with Sanku-Project Healthy Children (Sanku-PHC) to equip small flour mills in Africa with Internet of Things (IoT) services to provide fortified flour to millions of people. Two billion people around the world suffer from micronutrient malnutrition. Fortified flour battles against hidden hunger in developing countries, which includes pervasive issues of nutrition deficiency such as birth defects, child development issues and blindness. […]


Bluegrass Digital says React Native simplifies mobile app development

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React Native continues to gain popularity as an innovative programming language that makes mobile development less time-consuming and more cost efficient, according to Bluegrass Digital. Companies can now quickly build a mobile app that’s fast, intuitive and consistent with their applications on other platforms. Facebook developers created React Native and some of the world’s biggest […]


City of Cape Town makes access to clean water a digital priority

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As one of the largest metros in South Africa, the City of Cape Town is tasked with providing an annual average of around 880 million litres of clean, safe drinking water daily to residents, businesses and industry, as well as effectively collecting and treating wastewater from the city. This requires world-class management of water catchment areas […]


New research highlights growing demand for ‘Wi-Fi everywhere’

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Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company, and World Wide Worx, have released the results of their 2018 Wi-Fi in South Africa study which highlights the usage, priorities, intentions and attitudes regarding Wi-Fi technology and its deployment in smart cities. “The research reveals the growing importance of Wi-Fi for both business use and local Smart City project […]


BBM signs Eskimi as exclusive mobile advertising partner in Nigeria

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BBM and Eskimi, a global programmatic platform, has announced an exclusive mobile advertising partnership in Nigeria. The combined market-leading, mobile first solutions of Eskimi and BBM enable brands and advertisers to reach and engage with mobile audiences on both Android and iOS across Nigeria. “BBM works with best-in-breed partners globally, in a continuous effort to […]