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Gartner: end-user spending on communications services in SA will grow 0.7% in 2017

End user spending on communications services in South Africa is forecast to total R122 billion in 2017, a 0.7% increase from 2016, according to Gartner, Inc. “The forecast growth rate is slight, mainly due to shifts to less expensive legacy service offerings as competition heats up,” said William Hahn, Principal Research Analyst at Gartner. “It’s […]


Siemens supports Uganda’s power goals with diamond sponsorship for Future Energy Uganda

“In Uganda, Siemens’ primary goal is to assist the government to increase national power generating capacities and to connect the local population to the power grids. A reliable and extensive power supply system is the fundamental prerequisite for sustainable development, economic growth and job creation.” This is according to Sabine Dall’Omo, CEO, Siemens Southern and […]


The AfricaCom Awards – entry is now open!

The AfricaCom Awards celebrate the achievements of the best companies, solutions, products and personalities improving connectivity and driving Africa through the Fourth Industrial Revolution. In line with all the exciting new focus areas at AfricaCom this year, you’ll see a revitalised list of categories for 2017 to celebrate the best and brightest across TMT in […]


Frost & Sullivan: Africa still has ample opportunity for growth, despite current challenges

It has been noted that, despite local challenges and global volatility, Africa still presents ample opportunity for growth. The digital sphere continues to shape and disrupt a number of industry sectors and, as a result, organisations are continually striving to improve and implement strategies that not only bring about change, but sustainable long-term growth. This […]


Pure Storage to showcase all-flash data platform for the cloud era at GITEX 2017

Pure Storage, has announced its participation at GITEX Technology Week which will be held 08-12 October at the Dubai World Trade Center (DWTC). The company will be showcasing their latest cloud-enabled, all-flash data platform, powered by the combination of FlashArray//X, the company’s first all-NVMe, enterprise-class, all-flash array for high-performance structured data workloads and FlashBlade, the […]


Disruptive technology and connectivity accelerating the African digital revolution

The Connecting Africa community and leading series of African technology, media and telecommunications events has officially launched the largest online event dedicated to tracking disruptive technologies across Africa. Kicking off in September, this week-long agenda will encompass the biggest sectors and topics across the African continent; from tech startups to FinTech and IoT to connectivity. […]


GE leads the end to end power technology debate at event in Johannesburg

Technology available today can be employed to create reliable, sustainable, localised and more efficient energy networks. That was the message that George Njenga, GM, Steam Power Systems for sub-Saharan Africa delivered to delegates while making his keynote address at the opening session of this year’s Power-Gen Africa and DistribuTech event in Johannesburg. The electricity industry […]


Obsidian Systems, Talend unveil tech secrets for next-generation business

Leading provider of open-source software and services, Obsidian Systems, together with industry partner Talend are teaming up to host a series of technology-centric information sessions running from 17-28 July in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg. The sessions will focus on big data to empower data-driven organisations to create new business channels. Obsidian suggests the success […]


GIL Africa: How are companies using tech to gain the ultimate competitive edge?

A number of organisations are entering the race for ‘digital transformation’, striving to gain the ultimate competitive edge within their industry and against rivals. However, how many companies truly understand the fundamental importance of implementing these digital processes and applications into the business strategy correctly? “Rooting your digital strategy in strong commercial fundamentals is a […]


The Global Community of Growth, Innovation and Leadership

GIL 2017: Africa • Date: Thursday, 17 August 2017 • Venue: Table Bay Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa Frost & Sullivan’s seventh consecutive Growth Innovation and Leadership (GIL) 2017: Africa summit reconvenes on 17 August, 2017 at The Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town, South Africa. Visionary C-level executives from all over Africa will gather to […]


GSMA announces additional speakers for Mobile 360 Series – Africa

The GSMA has announced additional speakers participating in the 2017 Mobile 360 – Africa conference, which will take place 11–13 July 2017 at the Julius Nyerere International Convention Centre, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Additionally, the GSMA announced that its Mobile for Development Utilities programme has launched a new call for applications for its Innovation Fund. […]


Digital skills development initiative to train half a million young Africans

The 2017 edition of Africa Code Week officially kicked off yesterday in Flic-En-Flac, Mauritius. Now in its third year, Africa Code Week aims to spread coding literacy among African youth, with a key focus on female skills development and training. Inaugurated in 2015 by SAP Corporate Social Responsibility EMEA and several public and private sector […]


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