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Nokia enables ultra-fast 5G services for Vodacom South Africa customers with 5G radio

Telecoms equipment vendor Nokia has announced that it is enabling ultra-fast 5G services for Vodacom South Africa’s customers by deploying its 5G radio, core and fixed network solutions across Vodacom’s network. Vodacom is using Nokia’s 2G, 3G, 4G and fibre access networks, as well as 5G fixed wireless access (FWA) and mobile broadband services. Nokia […]


Samsung opens doors in the tech sector for South Africa’s youth

Samsung South Africa, through its partnership with Wits University’s Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct has announced the launch of the second group of youths entering the App Factory Internship Programme. Collaborative partnerships remain key to addressing the increasing need for quality software development skills in the country. Following Samsung’s R280 million (US$17.3 million) Equity Equivalent Investment […]


Africa Mobile Networks extends Gilat’s contract of powering Africa’s largest satellite cellular backhaul network

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd, a worldwide supplier of satellite networking technology, solutions and services, has announced the extension of Gilat’s contract with Africa Mobile Networks (AMN) to power the largest satellite cellular backhaul network in Africa. AMN’s network enabled by Gilat’s technology serves multiple Tier-1 telcos in over 10 countries throughout Africa. “AMN has selected […]


IDC hosts virtual CIO Summit for South Africa’s ICT leaders

International Data Corporation (IDC), recently hosted more than 160 senior ICT leaders on its industry-leading virtual platform for the 12th annual instalment of its IDC South Africa CIO Summit, which ran under the theme ‘The Race to Reinvent: Connecting Leaders to Empower Digital Transformation’. The digital event offered an unrivalled immersive experience for participants as […]


Vertiv signs distribution partnership with Cybersecurity South Africa

Vertiv, a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, has signed a distribution partnership with Cybersecurity South Africa (CSSA), a cybersecurity solutions distributor. While Africa expands its focus on fast tracking Digital Transformation and upscale cloud migration, Vertiv has continued to expand its footprint in the region. The partnership will address the current […]


Liquid Telecom championing customer convenience

It’s that time of the year again when Liquid Telecom reflects on the service it provides and on its relationship with its clients and partners by celebrating Customer Service Week. Its theme for this year’s Customer Service Week is ‘Championing Customer Convenience’ in East Africa.


Orange Sonatel launches new services with Red Hat OpenShift

With the aim of reducing application deployment time from weeks to minutes, Orange Sonatel, Senegal’s leading telco recently built a new platform Malaw, with Red Hat OpenShift and Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform to deliver new services to customers across ECOWAS. Moussa Wade, Head of the Centre of Excellence, Orange Sonatel, tells Intelligent CIO Africa […]


New Fortinet survey points to optimism on 5G promise while highlighting role of security

Fortinet, a global provider of broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, has announced that a commissioned survey conducted by TelecomTV in association with HardenStance and ETSI found broad-based optimism for 5G revenue opportunities among telecom sector respondents, but only if the new 5G services were both more secure and better tailored to key enterprise use […]


Ulwembu transforms service desk offering to allow for remote services and extends service with ACSA

Ulwembu Business Services, a South African ICT services company, has augmented its existing IT Service Desk Management offering to allow for a virtual service desk offering. The company stated that the initiative will assist local businesses to seamlessly manage their service operations and ensure service delivery to users, regardless of location. Chipe Mogoboya, Oracle Project […]


Fifth Africa Fintech Summit to go virtual

The fifth Africa Fintech Summit will be hosted virtually this year through the platform on November 9 to 12, 2020. The Summit takes place at the backdrop of the global COVID-19 pandemic that has brought unprecedented need for digital trade and finance, and positioned fintech as key to economic recovery. This year’s summit will host […]


Dimension Data to build massive new Johannesburg data centre

Dimension Data and its parent, Japan’s NTT, recently announced plans to build new a huge new data centre in Johannesburg. Construction on the companies’ Johannesburg 1 Data Centre has commenced, Dimension Data said in a statement. It will be located near OR Tambo International Airport and will offer diverse fibre connectivity, fully redundant power supply […]


Kaspersky and ICITP to begin specialist training to close the talent gap in cybersecurity

Kaspersky, a cybersecurity company is embarking on a partnership with the Institute of Chartered IT Professionals (ICITP) to help develop and empower IT professionals in South Africa and Africa by becoming accredited with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). The certifications will be recognised professional qualifications and registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). With […]


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