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Kaspersky Lab expert on the Information Technology landscape in Kenya

Over the past three years, the ICT market in Kenya has seen the likes of the Internet of Things (IoT), virtualisation, and cloud storage becoming more mainstream. However, this has also resulted in the evolution of the cybersecurity threat landscape. Bethwel Opil, Enterprise Sales Manager at Kaspersky Lab Africa, looks into this in more depth. […]


Vodacom KwaZulu Natal builds indoor mobile coverage and capacity in SA

To help businesses deliver first-class service, Vodacom announced it is offering dedicated 4G digital distributed antenna systems (DAS) in South Africa to boost in-building wireless technology.  “As global technological advancements are evolving at a rapid pace, businesses across South Africa can’t afford to be left behind,” said Ishmael Mathinya, Head of Operations, Vodacom KwaZulu Natal. “Vodacom […]


Infoblox hosts ‘security and data centre’ tour across EMEA

Infoblox, a leader in secure cloud-managed network services, has announced that it is hosting a 21-city tour throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific. The Middle East and Africa leg of the road tour, focuses on security and next generation data centres, with the theme ‘Take Network Security to the Next Level’, […]


Vox introduces high-speed satellite internet plans to South Africa

To keep pace with evolving requirements in South Africa, integrated ICT and infrastructure provider Vox, which offers broadband satellite Internet through YahClick, has announced new service plans to give customers better speeds and more data options. “Apart from offering new users competitively priced products, this is of huge benefit to our existing customers,” said Jacques […]


Effective Congestion Management is key for MEA telecom operators

Ahmad Sayed, Regional Director, Middle East and Africa at Nexign, looks at how telecom operators can prosper this year. In an expat-heavy region, you undoubtedly observed another tradition – that of phoning home. That simple observance probably had a range of outcomes. Some of you may have been able to connect straight away; others may […]


Konnect Africa launches Internet access offers in Côte d’Ivoire

Konnect Africa, an initiative of the satellite operator Eutelsat, has announced the launch of its Internet access offers in Côte d’Ivoire. According to the Telecommunications Sector Observatory of the Telecommunications Regulator/ICT of Côte d’Ivoire (ARTCI), the number of fixed Internet subscribers (Ethernet cable, Wi-Fi and fibre) in Côte d’Ivoire stood at 155,541 in the second […]


KENET in Kenya upgrades its carrier Ethernet network to 100GE

Telco Systems, a leading provider of innovative SDN/NFV, CE 2.0, MPLS and IP solutions, has completed an upgrade of the carrier Ethernet network of Kenya Education Network (KENET), the National Research and Education Network (NREN) of Kenya, from 10GE to 100GE. As the NREN of Kenya, KENET provides high-speed Internet access and data centre services […]


Vanu Inc launches accurate wireless connectivity mapping resource

Vanu, a provider of mobile communications solutions that allow mobile network operators to provide service in places that do not currently have network coverage, has launched VanuMaps, an unprecedentedly accurate mapping resource capable of detailing where connectivity is lacking and can be provided profitably throughout Africa. Resulting from collaboration with FHI 360, this new mapping […]


African technology to be showcased at International CES in Las Vegas

The African entrepreneurship ecosystem is to be showcased at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next week. At the crossroads of electronics, computers, mobile devices, home automation, Internet of Things, Robotics, E-health and connected cars, International CES is aimed at innovative companies around the world. Called AfricaTech Now, the African event at CES […]


Liquid Telecom to establish multi-billion Rand 4G network in SA

Liquid Telecom South Africa, part of the leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, has announced that it will establish a multi-billion Rand 4G network in South Africa where wholesale roaming services will be made available across Liquid Telecom’s network nationwide. “This is an exciting development which will enable us to provide Mobile Network Operators and […]


South Africa leads world in demand for constant connectivity

South Africans with Internet connections lead the world in expectations for constant connection both at and away from home, with 95% of respondents saying they expect it and it is important to them, according to the 2018 ARRIS International plc Connectivity and Entertainment Index (CEI). Most households with Internet connections (56%) are also willing to […]


When is Africa likely to experience the benefits of Smart Cities?

According to a UN report, around 2.2 billion people could be added to the global population by 2050, with more than half of that growth occurring in Africa. There is increasing pressure on the continent to provide sustainability, efficient mobility and health and safety and technology has a big role to play. There has been […]


Nokia powers optical service on Telecom Egypt’s Delta Backbone Network

Telecom Egypt has adopted Nokia’s Photonic Service Engine (PSE) technology to double backbone capacity on its Delta Region DWDM backbone network. Commercial deployment of the new high-speed service started in June and represents the first 200G long distance, single carrier transmission service in Africa. With growth in demand for mobile video and ultra-broadband services, Telecom […]


Trailblazers celebrated at AfricaCom Awards show at CITCC in Cape Town

The AfricaCom Awards show, supported by Founding Awards Sponsor, PCCW Global, was held in Cape Town. Held at the CTICC during AfricaCom, guests celebrated and acknowledged the trailblazers who are leading digital inclusion, connectivity and digital development on the African continent. “AfricaCom continues to grow and with it the Awards,” said Tom Cuthell, Event Director […]


Nokia deploys 5G technology with operator rain in South Africa

Nokia has deployed its 5G site for the South African operator rain. The launch and subsequent rollout are well aligned with the government’s strategy to connect the unconnected and improve the lives of citizens, and match rain’s main objective to provide affordable broadband internet to the masses in South Africa. The full network deployment is […]


RCS-Communication launches new Ka-Band service in South Sudan

RCS-Communication, a leading ISP in South Sudan, has established the first site for Avanti’s HYLAS 4 high-speed satellite broadband service in the country. Following successful beam testing in Juba, the new Ka-Band service with high throughput speeds of up to 35Mbps download and 4Mbps upload is now available to RCS-Communication’s customers. RCS-Communication partnered with iWayAfrica, […]


SACS Cable to boost connectivity in Africa via Teraco Data Centres

Teraco, Africa’s largest vendor neutral colocation data centre provider, has said that clients currently making use of its data centres in Cape Town and Johannesburg are set to benefit from the cross connection to the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) – Africa’s first transatlantic link connecting the continent to the Americas. Owned by Angola Cables, […]


Open access is making progress in South Africa, says ISPA

Communities across South Africa are increasingly insisting on open access fibre optic cable installations which provide a neutral platform for ISPs to compete with each other. That’s the word from South Africa’s Internet Service Providers’ Association (ISPA) which says elected representatives of gated communities, estates and business parks are gradually adopting a hard line with […]


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

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

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 […]