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FibreCo to boost broadband connectivity in Kroonstad

Internet connectivity in Kroonstad will benefit from a substantial enhancement as FibreCo Telecommunications completes its roll out of fibre in the town, making reliable high-speed broadband connectivity more accessible to the community. Only 5.4% of households in the province have access to the Internet at home, with 9.9% having access at work; therefore it’s clear […]

Vox partners with Veeam to extend managed backup services

Integrated ICT and telecommunications company Vox has extended its partnership with Veeam, the leader in intelligent data management for hyper-available enterprises to deliver a fully managed backup offering for customers in the mid to large corporate segment. Storage and backup is a crucial necessity and very also very much a matter of security. If you […]

Decision Inc. drives Makro customer engagement thanks to mobile app

Makro has implemented a new mobile app that provides customers with innovative rewards based on analytics conducted by Decision Inc. South African retailer Makro has worked with Decision Inc. on an innovative mobile app solution to improve its understanding of its customers and provide vendors with a new platform to market their products and services […]

Paratus Africa begins implementation of Mapcom’s M4 Solutions Suite

Mapcom Systems, a global leader in visual OSS and BSS software solutions for telecommunications service providers, has announced that Paratus Africa has begun the implementation of Mapcom’s M4 Solutions Suite to accelerate the service fulfilment process and manage the planning, build-out and maintenance of its broadband network. Paratus is the largest privately-owned Pan African telecoms […]

Huawei’s CloudCampus solution unveiled at Huawei rethink IP event

Huawei South Africa has announced the availability of its Intent-Driven CloudCampus solution to its enterprise customers at the Huawei Rethink IP event that took place at the Hilton Hotel in Sandton. The CloudCampus solution adopts the ‘intelligent, simplified, converged, secure and open’ design concepts and leverages cloud management technology to implement centralised multi-tenant management and […]

Nimbus Infrastructure Limited increases its stake in Paratus Namibia

Nimbus Infrastructure Limited, Namibia’s first listed Capital Pool Company (CPC), has increased its shareholding in Paratus Namibia to 51.4% in a share swap transaction. Paratus Namibia forms part of Paratus Africa, the fastest growing and largest privately-owned Pan African telecoms operator. Nimbus acquired 8% of the issued share capital in Paratus for a cash payment […]

Vox looks to the channel to capitalise on virtual data centre demand

Integrated ICT and telecommunications provider Vox is looking to extend its Virtual Data Centre (VDC) offering by making it available to its channel partners. “We believe there is a good revenue opportunity, especially for managed services providers that cannot afford to purchase the full cloud infrastructure,” said Craig Freer, Executive Head of Cloud and Managed […]

ERP in cloud and big data to create US$1.1bn to tech market in SA

Frost & Sullivan’s latest analysis, South African ICT Outlook 2018, finds emerging technologies such as augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), Fintech and the adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) are disrupting the ICT industry in South Africa. As a result, telecommunications providers will use innovation as the springboard to offer mobile application-based services such as mCommerce, mAgriculture, connected services, mLearning, mHealth and […]

HomeFixer app launched to ease home renovations and maintenance

An app to held fix any household related issue at the push of a button has been launched. HomeFixer was recently launched by 2018 Namibian rugby captain Renaldo Bothma, who is now playing in the UK for Harlequins. It is a free mobile app that puts users in touch with tradesmen, service providers and companies […]

ICT investment and partnership key to fuelling Africa’s digital growth

As the world marks World Telecommunications and Information Society Day today, Huawei Southern Africa Regional President Li Peng looks at why and how public and private partnership are necessary to get more Africans connected to the internet and move the digital economy forward. Rapid advancements in Information Communications Technologies (ICT) over the past 20 years has […]

‘Network-in-a-Box’ enables businesses to instantly open new branches

T-Systems South Africa has launched a ‘Network-in-a-Box’ solution so that businesses expanding operations in new locations, franchise sites, pop-up stores or short-term leases can now instantly connect to their broader corporate infrastructure. “We’re dramatically simplifying and accelerating the process of setting up shop in a new location,” said Louis Kirstein, Portfolio Manager for Connectivity and […]

Partnership agreement to offer new services in Nigeria

Perpetual Communications Limited, a leading telecommunications company in Nigeria, has selected global VOIP network operator and carrier-grade service infrastructure provider as its exclusive technical and trading partner to provide voice, data, SMS and VAS aggregation services. PCL currently provides a range of VAS services, including caller ID, mobile content, messaging and other services to mobile […]

BICS and Fastweb partner to boost international cabling in Africa

BICS, a leading international communications enabler, and Fastweb, a major Italian telecommunications operator, have announced a strategic partnership to offer a combined connectivity solution which will bridge Europe via Sicily, to the Middle East, Asia and Africa. The partnership enhances Fastweb’s access to major submarine cable systems in Sicily and enables both companies to fully […]

Privately-owned Telecoms operator Paratus slashes data prices

Paratus Namibia, the fastest growing and largest privately-owned Pan African telecoms operator, has slashed its data prices by 83.4%. It now offers the cheapest data bundles and provides the most affordable data to Namibians at a rate of N$15.00 per Gigabyte. The telecoms operator has decreased its data pricing on all LTE 4G, WiMAX and […]

MainOne secures license to expand connectivity in Ivory Coast

As part of its West Africa expansion, connectivity and data centre solutions operator MainOne has secured a license to expand national and international connectivity services in Ivory Coast. The C1B license, received from Minister Bruno Koné, the country’s Minister for Communication, Digital Economy and Postal Services, will enable MainOne land its submarine cable and build […]

Wi-fi adding to spectator experience at Botswanan stadiums

Ruckus Inc was contracted by Botswana Fibre Networks (BoFiNet) to provide extensive wireless connectivity at two stadia that were used to celebrate the country’s Golden Jubilee Independence Day event. The project would normally take between three to five months to complete, but the teams on hand managed it in just three weeks. It is almost […]

Subsea telecommunications cable to link South Africa and the Americas

The first subsea telecommunications cable to directly link South Africa and the Americas is set to start early next year. Seaborn Networks is undertaking the project, with the cable linking Cape Town and Brazil, where it will connect with another Seaborn cable that extends from Sao Paulo to New York. It would transfer data between […]

ZTE Corporation participates in EANTC’s interoperability test

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 […]

Thuraya unveils the world’s smartest satellite phone

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

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 […]