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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, […]

Riverbed Launches Digital Performance Platform and New Brand Identity

Digital performance company Riverbed Technology has launched its Riverbed Digital Performance Platform and unveiled a brand new identity. The announcements are the result of a multi-year strategy from Riverbed – which has sites in Johannesburg and Pretoria – to lead in digital performance, which included several strategic acquisitions, organic development of digital performance and cloud-based […]

Temenos welcome financial leaders at Bank to the Future forum

Temenos, a software specialist for banking and finance, welcomed the leaders that are driving real change across the industry in Africa at the Bank of the Future forum yesterday. The event took place at the Sofitel Hotel Ivoire in Abidjan, Ivory Coast and focused on software solutions for the digital future of financial services. According […]

Help AG’s Nicolai Solling on governments struggling with network security

Despite significant investments into network security solutions, organisations still find themselves vulnerable because they overlook critical flaws. Nicolai Solling, Chief Technology Officer at Help AG, says that governments will find that simple and cost-effective measures can go a long way.  The rise of network security related incidents has in recent years brought the subject into […]

Prioritise keeping your bitcoin safe, secure and available

South African cryptocurrency exchanges are on the increase promising favourable rates and other value-added services to those looking to venture into these digital assets. Claude Schuck, Regional Manager for Africa at Veeam, says we need to carefully consider the impact that cryptocurrencies will have on availability strategies. When I was a child, the prospect of […]

BIM compliant solutions essential for dormakaba South Africa

Dormakaba South Africa, an internationally recognised provider of smart and secure access solutions, says its product data is readily available to be imported and is compliant with the building information modelling (BIM) process in the construction section. This enables professionals to plan, build and maintain buildings with greater efficiency using a secure, and customisable product […]

GSMA Global Mobile Award for Eseye connected IoT solution

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 […]

ALTEN Africa Completes Financing of Solar PV Plant in Namibia

ALTEN Africa has completed the financing of what will be one of the biggest photovoltaic solar power plants in Namibia and Sub Sahara Africa. Located in the area around Mariental, the installed capacity will be 45.5 MWp for an output of 37 MWac, an investment forecast of US$70 million and a useful life of over 25 years. […]

The importance of availability for universities in 2018

The cost and importance of higher education mean this sector is always open to scrutiny. Claude Schuck, Regional Manager for Africa at Veeam, says application and data availability are crucial to both the smooth running of a university and ensuring it the headlines for the right reasons. The unfortunate upshot is that technology and availability […]

Netshield South Africa provides end-to-end Internet of Things solution

Netshield South Africa has unveiled its end-to-end Internet of Things (IoT) solution, assisting customers with the development and deployment of successful IoT implementations from sensors through to the gateways, dashboards and analytics. As a local OEM of IoT intelligent gateways and sensors, Netshield has identified a need by customers to deploy effective IoT environments that […]

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 […]

Richer communications experiences to be delivered for Egypt

Avaya, a leading global business communications company, has announced it is working with Intraconsult Telecom to help organisations in Egypt achieve their digital transformation objectives. The two companies will focus on driving adoption of Avaya’s innovative solutions to key industry verticals in Egypt, enabling them to provide richer communications experiences to their customers and employees. […]

Q-KON SA confirm that HTEK IP phones have been certified by PortaOne

Q-KON SA, a value-added distributor of unified communication (UC) solutions, has announced that the HTEK UC900 series IP phones have been certified by PortaOne. This follows the successful interoperability testing and auto-provisioning integration with PortaSwitch, the PortaOne platform that delivers UC as a service. Providers using PortaSwitch can now use the HTEK phones without needing […]

Quality, environmental and health and safety certifications for Datacentrix

Datacentrix, a provider of high performing and secure ICT solutions, has achieved Quality Management System, Environmental Management System and Occupational Health and Safety Management System certifications. CEO Ahmed Mahomed says it’s a significant achievement for the company “This official recognition will certainly have a very positive impact on our positioning in the market and, combined […]

Commodity reporting agency Argus opens new Africa office in Cape Town

International commodity price reporting agency Argus has opened a new office in Cape Town, South Africa. The African energy sector is experiencing dramatic change. International asset holders are no longer the sole producers of oil and gas as more local participants add to diversity of supply. And downstream marketing and trading companies are entering and […]

Holborn Assets opens new office in Johannesburg, South Africa

Holborn Assets has opened an office in Johannesburg and recruited an eight-strong team of specialist advisers as it continues a major global strategic expansion during 2018. The new office is led by Lourens Reichert, who will focus on providing specialist financial planning strategies and solutions to high net worth South African residents who hold assets overseas […]

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

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 […]

CaseWare expands with drive into six critical African markets

CaseWare Africa, a division of AdaptIT has announced several initiatives to strengthen its capacity to serve clients in six key African markets. In Zambia and Zimbabwe, CaseWare has successfully constructed a channel partner model and now its Zimbabwean distributor, July 28, has won the award for Best Growth and Best Client Service in Africa. “As economic […]

Mastercard and M-KOPA join forces to light up homes and businesses

Mastercard and M-KOPA are to provide Africans living without electricity a simple way to light up their homes and businesses. M-KOPA, which already provides affordable, safe and clean energy to three million people in East Africa, will pilot Mastercard’s Quick Response (QR) payment technology in Uganda to extend the reach of its pioneering pay-as-you-go solar […]

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

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 […]