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310 million LTE subscriptions in Sub-Saharan Africa by 2023-Report

Sub-Saharan Africa will have over 300 million LTE subscriptions by 2023

November 8, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Sub-Saharan Africa will have over 300 million LTE subscriptions by 2023

Ericsson launched regional mobility report for Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle-East. The Ericsson Mobility Report forecasts that LTE subscriptions will expand by 47 percent from 30 million in 2017 to 310 million by 2023 in Sub-Saharan Africa. According to the report, mobile subscriptions in Sub-Saharan Africa are expected to grow by six percent, between...

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MTN Cote d'Ivoire launches startup incubator

20 African startups selected for XL Africa

November 7, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on 20 African startups selected for XL Africa

On Monday 6 November 2017 the World Bank Group’s infoDev program announced 20 of the most promising African digital start-ups which will take part in the XL Africa residency, the flagship initiative of the business accelerator launched last April. The...

IT News Africa: Top Stories Of The Week

IT News Africa: Top Stories Of The Week

November 4, 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. On Friday 3 November, instant messaging app, WhatsApp, crashed. The story captured headlines all over the world as the downtime was...

The world comes to a standstill as WhatsApp crashes

The world comes to a standstill as WhatsApp crashes

November 3, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on The world comes to a standstill as WhatsApp crashes

On Friday 3 November 2017, instant messaging app, WhatsApp, experienced some unscheduled downtime in South Africa as well as various other countries across the world. The interruption occurred at around 10 am CAT and a number of users took to various social...

Interview: MobileODT using AWS cloud to save lives

Interview: MobileODT using AWS cloud to save lives

November 3, 2017 • East Africa, Features, Healthcare, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Interview: MobileODT using AWS cloud to save lives

IT News Africa recently spoke to Ariel Beery, the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of MobileODT, in an interview which looks to how the use of next-generation smart medical devices can impact healthcare in Africa. MobileODT is inspired by creating the...

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

South Atlantic Cable System: A Paradigm Shift for Africa’s Telecommunications Sector

November 3, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on South Atlantic Cable System: A Paradigm Shift for Africa’s Telecommunications Sector

While Africa has traditionally been able to ‘leap frog’ the poor landline infrastructure on the continent by using mobile technology, the rapid rise of mobile devises and demand for broadband is pushing current infrastructure to its limits. In fact, the...

Dating apps have become the hunting ground for hackers

Dating apps have become the hunting ground for hackers

November 1, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Online & Social, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Dating apps have become the hunting ground for hackers

On Wednesday 1 November 2017 Kaspersky Lab researchers revealed that the company has discovered a range of vulnerabilities contained in popular dating apps which have the potential to result in various negative consequences for users: from simply identifying...

How to control your data usage on Netflix

How to control your data usage on Netflix

November 1, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on How to control your data usage on Netflix

Internet TV service, Netflix, provides users with a way to stream thousands of titles of online content, including well-known TV series, movies, mind-broadening documentaries and stand-up comedy shows, whenever and wherever you are. The catch, however, comes...

The future of African ports is also that of her economic success

The future of African ports is also that of her economic success

October 31, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on The future of African ports is also that of her economic success

Statistics indicate that 90% of imports and exports in Africa are driven by sea. With a global middle class set to reach 5 billion people by 2030, global trade is set to continue to grow at an unprecedented rate. Reports suggest that global freighter fleet is...

Join the information technology race if you want to win

Govtech 2017: Join the information technology race if you want to win

October 31, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Govtech 2017: Join the information technology race if you want to win

If you snooze you lose – that was the tough message from Microsoft managing director in South Africa, Zoaib Hoosen, a keynote speaker at the opening of the Govtech 2017 conference which opened in Durban. The conference is being co hosted by the State...

IT News Africa: Top Stories Of The Week

IT News Africa: Top Stories Of The Week

October 27, 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 week Yoco and Mastercard announced that they will partner to expand the companies mPOS services in South Africa. Facebook announced...

Using cloud for African insurance expansion

Using cloud for African insurance expansion

October 27, 2017 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Using cloud for African insurance expansion

With many insurers looking at business expansion into Africa, the opportunity exists to embrace cloud-based solutions more fully to deliver solutions for these new markets. Patrick Ashton, managing executive of Cirrus, a subsidiary of the SilverBridge Group,...

Intrapreneurship key to Africa’s future

Intrapreneurship key to Africa’s future

October 26, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Intrapreneurship key to Africa’s future

Industries are being disrupted one by one and as a result, business environments are constantly changing. Those that are embracing change and looking for ways to innovate faster and better are succeeding. Those that don’t, are struggling. And,...

Microsoft and Ovamba partner to produce African language driven chatbot

Microsoft and Ovamba partner to produce African language driven chatbot

October 26, 2017 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Microsoft and Ovamba partner to produce African language driven chatbot

Ovamba Solutions, a US founded Fintech innovator, and computing giants, Microsoft, have revealed that the companies have partnered to develop and produce the first African language driven chatbot. The chatbot is designed to serve the millions of African SMEs...

Digital transformation: A theory of change that frequently changes

Report: The African digital revolution is gaining pace

October 25, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Report: The African digital revolution is gaining pace

On Tuesday 25 October 2017 Orange Business Service released the company’s 2017 Africa Digital Transformation Survey of enterprises across several sectors in Africa. According to the company, the speed of digital transformation dictates IT strategies of...

Trends that will reshape digital business in 2018

Which technologies will reshape business in 2018

October 25, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Which technologies will reshape business in 2018

Dimension Data released a list of the company’s top IT predictions for 2018. Blockchain, together with artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, and virtual and augmented reality, have the potential to deliver disruptive outcomes and reshape...