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Bringing more African countries into the digital economy

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Since 2009, the African telecoms industry has come a long way in connecting people and businesses to reliable, affordable and fast Internet services. The new submarine cables that started to land off the continent’s east and west coasts from 2009 onwards brought with them more affordable and plentiful international bandwidth. They now circle the continent, […]


PRISMA Telecom Testing presents EmergencyNET at Critical Communications MENA 2017

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PRISMA Telecom Testing, a leading supplier of innovative solutions for the wireless industry, will showcase the latest developments of its EmergencyNET systems at Critical Communications MENA 2017. The global critical communications industry event (in partnership with TCCA) for the Middle East and North Africa, will be held 25-26 September, 2017 at the Dubai World Trade […]


SDN and NFV cause disruption in the communication service provider and cloud markets

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Software-defined networking (SDN) and network functions virtualisation (NFV) will enable communication service providers (CSPs) to create a more agile and flexible communications infrastructure. We asked Martina Kurth, Research Director at Gartner, how this technology disruption will enable CSPs to create and deliver cloud based-services to organisations, where, when and how they need them. Consequently, CSPs […]


SD-WAN: An answer to improving network performance

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“The consistent, reliable, low latency and, above all, fast performance of an organisation’s network is a non-negotiable in the era of digitisation,” states Anton Jacobsz, Managing Director at value-added distributor, Networks Unlimited. Jacobsz is, in particular, referring to total software-defined wide area network (SD-WAN) experts, Silver Peak, whose solutions Networks Unlimited distributes in sub-Saharan Africa. […]


The network effect: ensuring effective healthcare in Africa

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Article by Simon Carpenter, Chief Technology Advisor at SAP Africa Implementing effective healthcare in Africa will require multifarious stakeholders to collaborate in a more effective and efficient way to optimise the scarce resources available while maximising the potential of a growing population. I would argue that making healthcare work in Africa is inherently a network […]


BT launches Bandwidth on Demand for global businesses

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BT has announced the launch of Bandwidth on Demand, a new service that gives organisations the flexibility to right-size their network in real time, improving control of their overall networking costs. The launch comes after successful live trials with a leading global petrochemical company. Bandwidth on Demand is a feature on BT IP Connect Global, […]


Networks Unlimited establishes ESM business unit to meet high client demand

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African value-added distributor, Networks Unlimited, has established a new enterprise systems management (ESM) business unit to meet the technology demands of its customers across the continent. Hannes Rheeder will head up the new unit. Anton Jacobsz, Managing Director at Networks Unlimited, says, “The establishment of the ESM unit comes as the changing face of technology […]


Vodafone Group agrees to enterprise licensing agreement with VMware

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Vodafone Group has agreed to a software licensing agreement with VMware, Inc. that will enable it to access a range of the technology vendor’s products. As part of that agreement, VMware will be one of the vendors to support the operator’s global roll-out of network functions virtualisation (NFV) to accelerate its delivery of future products […]


Survey finds insider threats and ransomware are most feared, followed by DDoS attacks

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Infoblox Inc., the network control company that provides Actionable Network Intelligence, has released results of a new study that identifies the top threats, risks and fears related to securing data assets and keeping networks secure. The survey, conducted by SANS and co-sponsored by Infoblox, found that ransomware, insider threats and denial of service are considered […]


Infrastructure sharing and open access networks key to delivering Internet for All

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Article by Eckart Zollner, Head of Business Development, The Jasco Group Access to the Internet is often seen as the last hurdle in bridging the ever-present digital divide. While technology itself has become ubiquitous and increasingly affordable, Internet access remains out of reach for an estimated four billion people worldwide, including some 22 million in […]


ISYX Technologies unveils next generation Managed Services

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Building on the success of its existing traditional model, ISYX Technologies, a fast-growing IT transformation company in the Middle East and Africa, has unveiled its exclusive future-ready next-generation Managed Services initiative. As part of its new Managed Services offering, the company has also invested in building state of the art network and security operation centres […]


HPE Aruba gives small businesses simplified Wi-Fi with the ease of a mobile app

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Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, has announced a new Wi-Fi solution designed to give small businesses secure and reliable business-grade Wi-Fi with easy to set-up APs and an intuitive mobile app. The HPE OfficeConnect OC20 is a cost-effective wireless solution designed for businesses without dedicated IT resources. With OC20, small businesses or their channel […]


Arbor and NETSCOUT partnership offers intelligent solution against advanced threat market

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Arbor Networks, the security division of NETSCOUT, has joined forces with its parent company to offer a unique, intelligent solution in the fight against the advanced threat market. NETSCOUT, a leading provider of cybersecurity and business intelligence solutions, has announced an integration between its next-generation, real time information platform, ISNG, and the network threat analysis […]


Infoblox to demonstrate Actionable Network Intelligence platform at GITEX 2017

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Infoblox Inc., has announced that it will demonstrate its revolutionary Actionable Network Intelligence Platform, a unified platform that empowers enterprises to elevate every aspect of network availability, agility, security, and performance – on-premises, across data centres, and in the cloud – at GITEX Technology Week, taking place between 8-12 October, 2017. Cherif Sleiman, Vice President, […]


InfiniBand increases speed of majority of world’s supercomputers

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In the simplest terms, a supercomputer can complete many more calculations per second than the standard computer. Supercomputers have come a long way since the CDC 7600 (from 1969 to 1975, Control Data Corp’s CDC 7600 was considered the world’s fastest computer, running at 36 megahertz. An iPhone 7, by contrast, runs at 2.33 gigahertz […]


BT and Dell EMC join forces to research software-defined networks of the future

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The agile, programmable telecoms networks of the future moved a step closer today as BT and Dell EMC announced a research collaboration dedicated to exploring a new way of managing network traffic. The proof-of-concept trial, which is taking place at the BT Labs in Adastral Park, Suffolk, will explore how disaggregated switching can create flexible […]


Infoblox appoints Ashraf Sheet as MEA Regional Director to drive regional expansion

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Infoblox Inc., the network control company that provides Actionable Network Intelligence, has announced that Ashraf Sheet has been promoted to the role of Regional Director, Middle East and Africa, responsible for leading the strategic development of the business in the region and further accelerating the high-growth rates that the company has been experiencing in recent […]


Arbor Networks in global first place when it comes to DDoS protection

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The growing size, frequency and complexity of Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks presents a serious challenge for any business. A recent study by industry analysts, Quadrant Knowledge Solutions, has identified Arbor Networks as the global market and technology leader in providing DDoS mitigation solutions. This is according to Arbor Network’s Territory Manager for sub-Saharan […]


Angola-based Internet Exchange Point, Angonix, now top-three in Africa

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In just two years, Angonix – an Internet Exchange Point (IXP) based in Luanda – has grown exponentially to become the third largest African IXP. With peak traffic of 10.8 Gbps (as recorded in July 2017), Angonix has become a competitive force in Angola and the sub-Saharan region. Managed by Angola Cables, Angonix allows global […]


Seven traits to look for in an SD-WAN provider

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Software-defined wide area networks (SD-WANs) have certainly captured the attention of CIOs across nearly every industry, promising greater control over WAN infrastructure and the application traffic that’s traversing the network. Unlike legacy WAN architectures, SD-WANs are designed to fit perfectly with cloud-based applications and to give organisations greater agility and efficiency as they handle exponential […]