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Vodacom launches enhanced Voice Services

Vodacom launches enhanced Voice Services

October 18, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Vodacom South Africa is partnering device manufacturers to introduce the next chapter in the evolution of the Vodacom network, Enhanced Voice Services (EVS) – also known as Super High Definition (SHD) voice or HD Voice+ in a live commercial network. VoLTE subscribers using a compatible handset on the Vodacom network can now experience improved voice...

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FNB extends Free WIFI connectivity at branch for customers

FNB extends Free WIFI connectivity at branch for customers

October 18, 2018 • Finance, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

As part of a drive to enable customers to bank digitally, 603 FNB branches are now connected to WIFI, this up from 383 branches since February 2017. Lee-Anne van Zyl, CEO of FNB Points of Presence, says “the expansion of WIFI connectivity across our branch...

WorldRemit launches online bank transfers to nine African countries

WorldRemit launches online bank transfers to nine African countries

October 18, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Digital money transfer service, WorldRemit continues its rapid expansion in Africa, launching low-cost bank transfers to nine new countries across the region. Nearly 3 million migrants living in over 50 countries can now send money directly from their phones...

Barclays, MTN and JUMO partner to deepen financial inclusion

Barclays, MTN and JUMO partner to deepen financial inclusion

October 18, 2018 • Finance, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Barclays Bank Zambia, mobile operator MTN and technology Company JUMO, have announced the launch of a forthcoming new mobile savings product and the expansion of an existing lending facility aimed at growing financial inclusion and bringing banking services...

In2IT Technologies partners SAP to pave way for new, innovative product offering

In2IT Technologies partners SAP to pave way for new, innovative product offering

October 16, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Software, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Leading ICT services provider, In2IT Technologies, has launched SimplifyHR, a SAP Qualified Partner-Package Solution during the recent SAP Now event, at the Sandton convention Centre on the 30th to the 31st of August. SimplifyHR neatly combines SAP’s...

Karri app for school payments expands offering to any organisation needing to collect funds

Karri app for school payments expands offering to any organisation needing to collect funds

October 16, 2018 • Finance, Southern AfricaComments (0)

The Karri app, launched in April last year, has grown to just under 300 South African schools driven by parent and teacher demand for a solution to school payments. Due to the success of this collections platform, Karri has expanded its offering to include...

SICO set to expand reach in Africa

Egyptian manufactured smartphone to expand African reach

October 15, 2018 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Silicon Industries Corporation (SICO), Egypt’s first smartphone maker is set to expand to the rest of Africa by the end of 2018 or early 2019. SICO which already exports to the Gulf and aims to start selling phones in Kenya, Morocco, the Democratic...

Power is critical from bush to estate

Power is critical from bush to estate

October 15, 2018 • Internet of Things, Mining & Energy, Southern AfricaComments (0)

IIoT delivers electrical efficiency Substations get new lease on life Upmarket residential estate goes off grid “The energy supply industry in South Africa is experiencing a new dawn,” says Taru Madangombe, Vice President of Energy in Southern Africa for...

PayJoy, Baobab+ democratise mobile Internet for African countries

PayJoy, Baobab+ democratise mobile Internet for African countries

October 12, 2018 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

In an effort to expand access to high-quality solar home system solutions and smartphone technology to a billion people worldwide, Baobab+ is licensing PayJoy’s Checkout platform including its proprietary Lock technology. This will allow consumers to...

Threat actor Muddy Water extends attacks towards government in Africa

Threat actor Muddy Water extends attacks towards government in Africa

October 12, 2018 • East Africa, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

Kaspersky Lab researchers monitoring the activity of Muddy Water, an advanced threat actor first seen targeting Iraq and Saudi Arabia in 2017, have uncovered a massive operation focused on government entities and more in Africa, Jordan, Turkey, Azerbaijan,...

Outsourcing data centre O&M can benefit your business

Outsourcing data centre O&M can benefit your business

October 11, 2018 • Big Data, Southern AfricaComments (0)

The South African data centre market continues to grow significantly, each year, and corporates faced with challenges around cost savings, lack of facilities and streamlining their business operations often look to outsourcing as an attractive solution....

Manufacturers: find the right tech partnership to achieve exponential change

Manufacturers: find the right tech partnership to achieve exponential change

October 10, 2018 • Cloud Computing, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

With the right technology partners by their side, manufacturers can achieve exponential change and digitisation in their operations, opening new opportunities and positioning them for the digital future. Core to achieving this is alliance between vendors and...

Soweto to host the first ever CS:GO esports Exhibition Match

Soweto to host the first ever CS:GO esports Exhibition Match

October 10, 2018 • Events, Gadgets and Gaming, Southern AfricaComments (0)

The Ekasi Tech Fest and Gaming Expo is set to take place in Soweto from the 18-20 October 2018, at Dlamini Multipurpose Centre. The event’s name has been shortened to Ekasi Tech Fest but it still seems packed with stuff to see and do, especially if you’re...

Paratus upgrades mobile data LTE network

Paratus upgrades mobile data LTE network

October 8, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Paratus has successfully concluded the first phase of the upgrades to its Mobile LTE Data network. The operator has confirmed that phase two will commence during November 2018 when the equipment arrives from the vendor manufacturing line. The upgrade has...

Innovation Africa 2018 set for November

Innovation Africa 2018 set for November

October 7, 2018 • Events, Southern Africa, SponsoredComments (0)

Industry and government are looking forward with anticipation to the 8th Innovation Africa 2018 which will see a record gathering of ministers and government officials responsible for education and ICT across Africa. The summit will take place over three days...

Power is critical from bush to estate

Introducing energy efficiency to data centres is a priority

October 7, 2018 • Big Data, Southern AfricaComments (0)

As our appetite for all things IT and digital continues to grow, the need for data centres continues to grow, with more and more data centres erected, and much bigger than they were before. This places a tremendous amount of pressure on the electrical power...