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What is on offer at AfricaCom 2018 – Africa’s largest TMT event

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As Cape Town gears up to host AfricaCom 2018 this week, here is what will be on offer at the CITCC from Tuesday to Thursday. Headliners (formerly the keynotes) AfricaCom will present a series of top talks from some of the world’s leading experts in their field.  The content is free to all registered visitors, […]


Parallel Wireless making ALL G network deployments as easy as Wi-Fi

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Deploying network facilities across Africa, can be a costly and lengthy exercise.  However, with its world’s first ALL G software-enabled Open network solution, Parallel Wireless is helping global Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) ‘connect the unconnected’ by making ALL G network deployments as easy and as cost-effective as Wi-Fi. As a result, it has been welcomed […]


Mobile is the gatekeeper of brand loyalty, says redPanda Software CEO

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Achieving long-term brand loyalty has become extremely difficult for South African retailers. Gareth Hawkey, Group CEO at redPanda Software, says mobile represents an unparalleled opportunity for savvy retailers to reach customers in more personalised, efficient and powerful ways – paving the way for a new era of data-driven brand loyalty. In the local market, non-digital […]


Mobile technologies’ growing role in Business Process Outsourcing

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Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) has long since played a role in cutting costs for businesses. An ‘on and off again’ trend, BPO is now facing what industry specialists call a ‘technology enabled transformation’. Cassie Lessing, Managing Director, Strato IT Group, says that digitisation is a main driver for BPO’s resurgence. “Increasing pressure to cut costs […]


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

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SAP Work Manager solution supports the effective management of City of Cape Town’s water and sanitation workload to improve service delivery to nearly four million residents. 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 […]


Wi-Fi connectivity deployed at university campus in Mauritius

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The current generation of students have grown up with technology – using devices like laptops, smartphones and tablets. In order to keep students engaged, institutions of learning must change with the times. We are now in an era where curriculum for tertiary education is transitioning to a blend of online and face-to-face learning. On top […]


Exhibitors at AfricaCom to highlight digital growth across Africa

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The 21st edition of AfricaCom is shaping up to be an impressive event.  The number of speakers, visitors and exhibitors grow year on year, mirroring the expanding influence that technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) is having on the world at large. There will be new product launches,  demonstrations and drop-in sessions at the event that takes […]


Vodacom South Africa launches Enhanced Voice Services – Super HD Voice

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Vodacom South Africa has introduced the next chapter in the evolution of the Vodacom network, Enhanced Voice Services (EVS), also known as Super High Definition (SHD) voice or HD Voice+. Voice Over LTE (VoLTE) subscribers using a compatible handset on the Vodacom network can now experience improved voice clarity made possible by the EVS codec. Vodacom […]


Telecoms company ZTE releases 5G Network Intelligence White Paper

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ZTE South Africa has announced that ZTE Corporation – a major international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the mobile Internet – has released its 5G Network Intelligence White Paper. Featuring ZTE’s leading technologies in 5G arena and in-depth insights on telecoms development, the white paper aims to address the internal and external […]


IT Asset Disposal specialist introduces Blancco Mobile Diagnostics

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IT Asset Disposal (ITAD) specialist Xperien has introduced the most reliable and in-depth diagnostics tool for mobile devices. Blancco Mobile Diagnostics enables mobile network operators and carriers, device manufacturers, retailers, customer service centres, insurers and resellers to quickly and accurately find the source of device issues and resolve them. “By identifying the cause of mobile […]


Using technology to move beyond price and merchandise

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Gareth Hawkey, Group CEO at redPanda Software, says that retailers need to create a compelling reason for customers to enter their stores and should look at technology to differentiate themselves from the competition. “For the past two decades, retailers have tended to focus on saving costs and creating efficiencies,” said Hawkey. “This has led to […]


Brand new campus for South African mobile network company Cell C

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Cell C is South Africa’s third mobile network after Vodacom and MTN. Launched in 2001, it currently has 18 million subscribers. Cell C is owned by 3C Telecommunications, which is 60% owned by Oger Telecom South Africa, a division of Saudi Oger; 25% owned in an unencumbered holding by CellSAf, (a broad-based black economic empowerment […]


Djibouti Data Center selected by Expresso Telecom as strategic hub

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Djibouti Data Center has announced that Expresso Telecom Group (ETG) has selected it to become a strategic hub and peering point for regional connectivity to Africa, the Middle East, and Asia Pacific regions. ETG, a leading African mobile network operator, offers a wide range of mobile voice and data solutions, as well as supporting extensive […]


Paratus upgrades mobile data LTE network following first phase completion

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Paratus has successfully concluded the first phase of the upgrades to its Mobile LTE Data network. The operator has confirmed that phase two will commence during November when the equipment arrives from the vendor manufacturing line. “We have been planning the upgrades for quite some time, during which various lab tests were done to ensure […]


Westcon gives customers endpoint options with Avaya J-Series phones

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Leading value-added distributor Westcon has added the latest range of Avaya IP endpoints, the J100 Series of IP phones, to its expanding portfolio, providing resellers access to a series of powerful handsets that streamline the communication experience and offer innovative features in an ergonomic design. The J100 Series of IP phones offer the user ease […]


Citrix Workspace app provided by Troye offers ‘a secure experience’

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Troye has announced the new Citrix Workspace app that provide a secure and unified experience for all apps, content and devices for IT and users. By providing a new, streamlined experience, Citrix Workspace delivers consistency across all devices. It is a transformative product that improves working effectiveness and raises employee engagement and productivity. “With Citrix, […]


Ruckus Networks collaborates with VAST to simplify Wi-Fi roaming

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Ruckus Networks, an ARRIS company, has been named a preferred provider for VAST Networks in South Africa, the largest public Wi-Fi provider on the continent, to roll out Hotspot 2.0 technology that simplifies Wi-Fi roaming for customers. “Most people do not even think twice when it comes to roaming on their mobile devices when they […]


Digital lifestyle company Tigo launches 4G+ network in Tanzania

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Tanzania’s leading digital lifestyle company Tigo has heightened the availability of ultra-fast digital experience for data customers in the country with the launch of 4G+ network. “The launch of 4G+ is in line with Tigo’s transformative journey and the company’s objective of offering customers the best digital experience,” said Tigo Chief Technical and Information Officer […]


Telecoms giant Nokia continues to invest in Algerian market

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Since its independence, Algeria has made major strides in Information Technology, with telecommunications operators investing significantly in modernising their networks to allow for the adoption of new technologies. We spoke to Pierre Chaume, Market Unit Head for Nokia Africa, to ask him his thoughts about how technology is on the rise in the North African […]


Africa’s entertainment and media industry enters a new wave

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Africa’s entertainment and media industry has entered a dynamic new phase – a third wave of convergence. As the mobile device cements itself as the pre-eminent source of the entertainment and media (E&M) experience, the most disruptive, forward-thinking companies are striving to create an integrated ecosystem suited to this consumer-driven dynamic. That is according to […]