Smartphone Adoption Africa

Smartphone adoption is accelerating as device costs decline in Africa

October 8, 2015 • Features, Top StoriesComments (0)

At the latest GSMA: Mobile 360 Series – Africa conference, it was revealed that the growth of 3G connections in Sub-Saharan Africa largely reflects the rising smartphone adoption rate, which has doubled in the last two years to 20 percent of total connections. According to the GSMA, in comparison, the global average is just over [&hellip...

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Mobile subscriber growth is slowing in Africa

October 8, 2015 • Features, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

At the latest GSMA: Mobile 360 Series – Africa conference, it was revealed that Sub-Saharan Africa had 367 million unique subscribers and 680 million connections (excluding M2M) as of the second quarter of 2015. The report further revealed that the...

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Carrier WiFi in Africa: Key considerations for Mobile Operators 

September 25, 2015 • Features, Top StoriesComments (0)

While many Carriers will continue to pursue technological advancements to handle demand, they maybe reticent about Carrier WiFi in their RAN portfolio because of high cost of integration, OaM and apparent lack of business case. At the same time, long-term...

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Asked and answered: Seven key questions on mobile ERP

September 22, 2015 • Features, Top StoriesComments (0)

Viesturs Zalaiskalns, Channel Manager at HansaWorld South Africa, answers seven questions commonly asked by businesses on mobile ERP. 1. Why is it a must for mid-sized businesses to have access to business information via mobile devices? The business world...

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John Kotsaftis discusses South African VOD service “ShowMax”

September 21, 2015 • Features, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Video on Demand (VOD) services have boomed in South Africa. In mid August 2015, the country saw the launch of a new, exclusive VOD service dubbed “ShowMax.” At launch ShowMax revealed that it had a content catalogue that totaled more than 11,000...

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Interview: How ready is the Nigerian market for cloud?

September 14, 2015 • Features, Top StoriesComments (0)

Olebogeng Glad Dibetso, Managing Director: Dimension Data West Africa – relocated from Johannesburg to Lagos when he was appointed General Manager Sales: West Africa in May 2013. In the few months since the start of his tenure in the region, Glad’s...

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In Pictures: Healthcare Innovation Summit

August 21, 2015 • Features, Top StoriesComments (0)

The African Innovator: Healthcare Innovation Summit addressed the critical topic and theme of – “Transforming Healthcare with Technology,” this past week. Sponsored by Telkom, the Healthcare Innovation Summit generated a great deal of excitement...

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Top 10 healthcare apps for Africa

August 19, 2015 • Features, Top StoriesComments (0)

Healthcare and technology executives will convene at the Protea Fire & Ice Hotel in Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, today for the African Innovator Healthcare Summit. The Summit will address the theme – “Transforming Healthcare with Technology.”...

Andrea Lodolo CTO CA Southern Africa

Interview: Andrea Lodolo – CTO CA Southern Africa

August 17, 2015 • Features, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Andrea Lodolo is Chief Technical Officer of CA Southern Africa. Lodolo is an IT veteran with over 30 years’ experience in the ICT arena in the southern African market. Lodolo commenced his career as a field engineer working on mechanical billing systems....

Africa’s leading women in tech 2015

Africa’s leading women in tech 2015

August 12, 2015 • Features, Top StoriesComments (0)

South Africa paid tribute to women across the country on National Woman’s Day, which was held on 9 August 2015. Besides a general tribute to women in South Africa, National Woman’s Day is also a public holiday in South Africa; however, as...

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Telcos go to war in Africa

July 23, 2015 • Features, Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

African telecommunication companies have hit the headlines hard this week as MTN Nigeria and the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) are set to face Etisalat in a Federal High Court battle in Lagos. The battle commenced after Etisalat claimed that the...

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Exclusive: African inventor tackles visual impairment with ThinkAndZoom

July 20, 2015 • Features, People, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Wearable technology is all the rage in the technology scene. These devices can track your movement, monitor your heart rate and even suggest how much exercise you need on a daily basis. Wearables come in many forms, including devices like Google Glass, Smart...

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Business Connexion CEO discusses harnessing technology to leverage IoT

June 24, 2015 • BCX in Africa, Features, Top StoriesComments (0)

The internet of things is driving the need for organisations to transform into digital businesses and this is disrupting business operations like never before. Being globally competitive means being able to make rapid business decisions. For companies this...

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Mobile Roaming versus Wi-Fi Connectivity: What are the risks?

May 18, 2015 • Features, Top StoriesComments (1)

Whether you are travelling throughout Africa, or globally, you may be considering activating your mobile roaming services with your mobile operator of choice. While mobile roaming services are indeed a blessing, especially when it comes to staying in contact...

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In Pictures: Citrix Synergy 2015

May 18, 2015 • Features, Top StoriesComments (0)

Citrix Synergy 2015 has come to an end; however, Citrix made some major announcements at the event, which was held at the Orange County Convention Centre in Orlando Florida. At the event, Citrix revealed advances to XenMobile, and CEO, Mark Templeton,...

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Intel Solutions Summit 2015: Intel sets sights on African Market

May 7, 2015 • Features, Top StoriesComments (0)

During an exclusive media briefing at the Intel Solutions Summit 2015 (ISS 2015) Intel’s Christian Morales, VP and General Manager for Europe, Middle East, Africa revealed that Intel is not only looking to expand in South Africa, but the company is also...