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Leveraging Innovative Solutions For Bridging The Digital Divide

Leveraging Innovative Solutions For Bridging The Digital Divide

November 24, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Leveraging Innovative Solutions For Bridging The Digital Divide

Mobile telephony is changing Africa, for the better. Once called the Dark Continent, the mobile phone revolution has lightened up the possibilities of economic prosperity in Africa. According to GSMA Mobile Economy Africa Report 2016, in 2015 mobile technologies and services generated 6.7% of GDP, or $150 billion, in Africa and this is further likely...

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Interview: Why Africa needs blockchain

Interview: Why Africa needs blockchain

November 24, 2017 • East Africa, Features, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Interview: Why Africa needs blockchain

IT News Africa recently spoke to Leishen Pillay, partner at Hogan Lovells law firm, in an interview which unpacks just why Africa needs blockchain technology. Leishen Pillay is a partner at Hogan Lovells and focuses on technology, media, telecommunications...

Samsung address IoT data security with new solution

Samsung address IoT data security with new solution

November 22, 2017 • East Africa, Internet of Things, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Samsung address IoT data security with new solution

On Tuesday 21 November 2017 Samsung Electronics, a producer of semiconductor technology, announced the launch of its integrated Secure Element (SE) solution for Internet of Things (IoT) applications that offers a turn-key service for both hardware and...

Dell EMC launches new machine and deep learning solutions

Dell EMC launches new machine and deep learning solutions

November 22, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Software, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Dell EMC launches new machine and deep learning solutions

On Tuesday, 22 November 2017, Dell EMC announced the launch of its new machine learning and deep learning solutions, which according to the company is in line with it continuing its work to bring high-performance computing (HPC) and data analytics...

Rocket League and Warner Bros. Partner Up for Updated Retail Release

Rocket League and Warner Bros. partner up for updated retail release

November 21, 2017 • East Africa, Gadgets and Gaming, North Africa, Southern Africa, Sponsored, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Rocket League and Warner Bros. partner up for updated retail release

Rocket League has been on the sidelines of the esports world as of late, often overshadowed by other more prominent games like Dota, LoL, and Overwatch. However, it’s still one of the most successful online games to date by selling over a million retail...

South African tax collector takes aim at cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin

Assessing the cryptocurrency landscape

November 21, 2017 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Online & Social, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Assessing the cryptocurrency landscape

The evolution of cryptocurrencies means there is potential to be “incredibly surgical” in terms of regulation and the enforcement of transparency, but regulators are still facing resource constraints and other limitations in their efforts to get on top of...

Africa is not a Data desert

Africa is not a Data desert

November 21, 2017 • Big Data, East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Africa is not a Data desert

The data age has opened up a world of renewed understanding in the ways we live and work, providing insights that hold the potential to improve lives for billions around the globe. The ability to collect and process vast numbers of data points, and to...

Survival needs: food,water...WiFi?

Survival needs: food, water… WiFi?

November 16, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Online & Social, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Survival needs: food, water… WiFi?

You can live without air for three minutes, three hours without shelter, three days without water, and three weeks without food; but how long can you survive without checking your mobile phone for messages and calls or asking for the WiFi password? Of course,...

Nigeria: Airtel bags three NITITA awards

Nigeria: Airtel picks up three awards

November 14, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Airtel picks up three awards

On Saturday 11 November 2017, telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, was awarded three accolades at the Nigeria Technology Innovation & Telecom Awards (NTIT) 2017 organised by the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria...

Five reasons why ESCOs are the future for African telecom tower power

Energy service companies are the future for African telecom tower power

November 13, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Energy service companies are the future for African telecom tower power

The single biggest challenge to being able to offer stable and reliable mobile phone services in Africa is power. Or more precisely, the lack of reliable power at telecoms tower sites. Hundreds of thousands of towers across the continent are located in areas...

10 South African students go to China for the Seed for the Future programme

AfricaCom 2017: Huawei to invest $1b into digitalisation

November 13, 2017 • East Africa, General, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on AfricaCom 2017: Huawei to invest $1b into digitalisation

Chinese ICT solutions provider Huawei has reaffirmed their belief that African telecom operators need to focus on Digital Operations Transformation saying this should be geared towards creating long term strategic value both for the teleco and its customers....

IT News Africa: Top Stories Of The Week

IT News Africa: Top Stories Of The Week

November 12, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on IT News Africa: Top Stories Of The Week

Another week has gone by where technology news has been dominating the headlines both across Africa and around the world. This past week was the annual AfricaCom conference in Cape Town, South Africa, where the who’s who is African ITC converged on the...

Konnect Africa aiming to bring WiFi to rural areas

AfricaCom 2017: Konnect Africa aiming to bring WiFi to rural areas

November 10, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on AfricaCom 2017: Konnect Africa aiming to bring WiFi to rural areas

Konnect Africa, a Eutelsat-owned satellite broadband service provider, on Thursday 9 November 2017 at AfricaCom in Cape Town South Africa, unveiled SmartWIFI… a new hotspot service. According to the company, this new service will form part of its...

Twitter expands to 280 characters

Twitter expands character cap to 280

November 8, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Twitter expands character cap to 280

Twitter announced on Tuesday 7 November 2017 that the platform would double the limit for tweets from 140 to 280 characters. According to the company, the move has been put in motion to try and draw in more users and boost engagement of the social network....

4 ways to tackle smartphone addiction

Top 4 ways to tackle smartphone addiction

November 8, 2017 • East Africa, Gadgets and Gaming, Lists, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Top 4 ways to tackle smartphone addiction

Okay, let’s be honest here, would you survive without your smartphone? I am not talking about the essential use of your phone, perhaps for business communication, I am talking about the need to check your twitter feed everytime you get a chance. I am...

Blockchain fraud schemes on the rise- Kaspersky Report

Blockchain fraud schemes on the rise

November 8, 2017 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Blockchain fraud schemes on the rise

While cryptocurrency holders search for new investment opportunities and ways to increase their savings, and enthusiasts look to learn more about the benefits of going cashless, malicious users are also looking for ways to capitalise on the popularity of the...