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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 […]


In212 Technologies expert: Chatbots improves Government service delivery

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As our government looks towards new technologies to enhance services to South Africa’s 55 million citizens and residents, Saurabh Kumar, CEO at In212 Technologies, says Chatbots appear as a valuable tool, with the potential to transform the way people engage with government departments. Chatbots combine the ease of mobile messaging with the power of Artificial […]


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

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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

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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

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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, […]


Mobile-first solutions driven by the growth of the Internet of Things

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Mobile-first solutions are starting to dominate the enterprise sector. Cassie Lessing, CEO of Strato IT Group, says more businesses are realising that a mobile-first business is better set for long-term success. Globally, enterprise mobility strategies, which focus on mobile device use for business purposes, are already a to priority as most seek to better engage […]


GSMA Global Mobile Award for Eseye connected IoT solution

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Eseye has announced that eWATERpay’s IoT deployment has won the Outstanding Mobile Contribution to the UN Sustainable Development Goals in this year’s Global Mobile Awards (GLOMOs). Presented at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona by hosts Suzi Perry and Ortis Deley, the GLOMOs showcase companies and individuals that are driving innovation in the rapidly […]


Ekso Bionics aids patient recovery with Vodafone

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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 […]


Eckart Zollner, from Jasco Group, asks: Is South Africa ready for 5G?

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5G, or Fifth Generation networks, are being lauded as the vehicle which will launch technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT). Eckart Zollner, Head of New Business Development at the Jasco Group, looks at how ready South Africa is for the next generation network. 5G still a way off As demonstrated by recent trials, 5G […]


Educational content to be supplied on smartphones in Africa

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Orange and the National Distance Learning Centre (CNED) are to facilitate educational content on smartphones in Africa. The announcement was made during the Global Partnership for Education Summit in Dakar, Senegal. Hundreds of thousands of African students have difficulty accessing high-quality educational content. To address this, Orange is launching an offer in Africa to provide […]


ATU and Huawei release white paper released on rural coverage in Africa

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African Telecommunication Union (ATU) and Huawei have jointly released a white paper on rural coverage. It appeals to the stakeholders to improve African rural network coverage and gives conductive proposals. It is predicted that providing coverage will benefit African society and ecosystem. Connectivity has the potential to positively impact and transform rural people’s lives and […]


Orange and OpenClassrooms to train young Africans in digital technology

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Orange and OpenClassrooms are to provide digital training in Africa. Several Orange subsidiaries across the continent are already working on the launch of training centres, with online courses being provided. To rise to the challenge of the digital revolution in Africa, students and teachers need to be trained in the new technology. There are two […]


CIO Opinion: Six ingredients to a successful digital transformation journey

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It can be challenging to define what digital transformation means for a business. Ahmed Yehyia, Head of IT Planning and Delivery at Safaricom, says there are six key areas to consider when starting your journey.   Digital transformation has become one of the latest buzzwords especially in the telecommunication and banking sectors. Yet, it has also […]