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Mozambique set to miss digital switch deadline

April 22, 2015 • Southern AfricaComments (0)

Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications, Manuela Rebelo, has revealed that analogue television signals will not be switched off in June 2015 as completing the transition to digital will be impossible by then. “The government accepts that it will not be possible to comply with the deadline for ending analogue broadcasts. So we are informing ...

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USAid & Solarcentury set to reduce reliance on SA power grid

April 22, 2015 • Company News, Southern AfricaComments (0)

In July 2014, Solarcentury in East Africa secured a contract through Solar4Africa to build Africa’s largest solar carport at Garden City Mall in Nairobi, Kenya. The system was connected to the grid in February 2015. Since then, Solarcentury in South Africa...


Liquid Telecom expands FTTH in Zimbabwe

April 16, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Liquid Telecom has revealed the latest expansion of its FTTH network in Zimbabwe. Liquid Telecom has already laid fibre rings around Victoria Falls, which provide multiple routes of redundancy. It is now starting to lay fibre to homes and businesses in the...

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South Africa: HTC One M9 set for June 2015 launch

April 9, 2015 • Gadgets and Gaming, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (1)

Smartphone manufacturer HTC has revealed the release date of the HTC One M9 in South Africa. According to HTC, its latest smartphone will be available in June 2015. Neeraj Seth, Head of Marketing, HTC MEA stated that: “The HTC One M9 is an extension of...

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Study reveals African mobile phone usage stats

April 7, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

A survey of mobile phone usage in five African countries has delivered startling findings on the rise of Internet access via phones, the potential demise of Nokia and the continued appeal of BlackBerry. The Mobile Africa 2015 study, conducted by mobile...

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SA’s power crisis: How analytics can change the game

April 6, 2015 • Opinion, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Now is the ideal time for Eskom to use advanced analytics to improve decision-making and better handle South Africa’s power crisis. Eskom has always used a degree of analytics to manage power supply. However, the big data it gathers from power plants,...

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ZTE selects Mitsumi as distribution partner for Africa

April 2, 2015 • Company News, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

ZTE Corporation has selected Mitsumi Distribution as its strategic distribution partner for the continent. The agreement is expected to cover Nigeria, Kenya, Zambia, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, Ghana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Ivory Coast,...

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Why Mobile Money should matter to Government

April 2, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Speaking at The Economist Conference in Johannesburg in late 2014, Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene said, “There is a perception that financial inclusion efforts will necessarily lead to increased financial risk and hence have a negative effect on financial...

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Research survey set to track FTTH/B penetration in Africa

March 27, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Online, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

52 African countries are now connected to submarine cables, either directly or by terrestrial cross-border fibre optic networks. 44% of Africans live within a 25-km reach of a fibre node. The key question now is which cities and suburbs are taking the lead in...

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Intel unveils availability of Intel Developer Zone in South Africa

March 24, 2015 • Software, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Intel South Africa has revealed the availability of its Intel Developer Zone in South Africa. According to Intel, the Developer Zone is a global programme that has designed to provide software developers and businesses with a single point of access to a...


South Africa: Telkom struck down by illegal industrial action

March 23, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a statement released by Telkom, the company has revealed that it will proceed with the automatic transfer of staff from its call centre, supply chain and IT environments to new employers on 31 March after unions failed to secure a majority...

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Study reveals that E-commerce is on the rise in South Africa

March 19, 2015 • Online, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

A recent study conducted in South Africa by global market research company Ipsos, on behalf of PayPal and FNB, has revealed a growing interest by South African internet users to shop online. The study reveals that 22 percent of South African internet users...


SAP & Samsung South Africa seal enterprise system partnership

March 19, 2015 • Company News, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Samsung South Africa and SAP have revealed plans to deliver enterprise mobility systems for a number of industries. Once implemented, the systems is set to help create an ecosystem based on Samsung mobile devices. According to Samsung, the new ecosystem will...

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Angola’s Unitel sets sights on Guine Telecom

March 18, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Unitel Angola, is allegedly waiting for the launch of an international tender to submit an offer to buy Guinea-Bissau’s Guiné Telecom. According to, Eunice Lopes Esteves, chair of the Management and Company Restructuring Commission for...

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Is Zimbabwe set to force telcos to share infrastructure?

March 18, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a report by, Information Communication Technology, Postal and Courier Services Minister Supa Mandiwanzira has allegedly stated that government would force infrastructure sharing among service providers. The move is set to...


South Africa: Govt. completes digital migration policy

March 16, 2015 • Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

South Africa’s Department of Communications (DoC) is set to publish the final Broadcasting Digital Migration (BDM) policy in the Government Gazette before 20 March. The new policy seeks to clarify the use of control systems in set-top boxes (STBs) that...