MainData Nigeria (MDXi) and the Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN) have announced a partnership aimed at expanding the peering of Internet Transit traffic within Nigeria.

Nigerian Internet Exchange (IXPN) goes live at MainOne’s MDXi Lekki Data Center

February 24, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

MainData Nigeria (MDXi) and the Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN) have announced a partnership aimed at expanding the peering of Internet Transit traffic within Nigeria. The partnership seeks to take advantage of the numerous networks and content providers already connected to MainOne ( to grow traffic in the Nigerian Internet...

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Viesturs Zalaiskalns, HansaWorld South Channel Manager.

The rise of the remote workforce

February 23, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

With the rise of broadband technology and a global move towards the pursuit of a healthy work/life balance, the number of employees working remotely has increased exponentially over the past couple of decades. Studies have conclusively shown that this more...

South Africa’s Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan (image: World Economic Forum)

SA Budget- R1.9bn allocated for widespread internet access

February 23, 2017 • Finance, General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

In a bid to increase internet penetration in South Africa,  Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has announced in the 2017 Budget Speech, that the Ministry of Telecommunications and Postal Services is set to receive R1.9bn over the medium term to invest in...

Desan Naidoo appointed Vice President of SAS in the Africa region.

SAS MD Desan Naidoo appointed VP for Africa

February 23, 2017 • General, People, Top StoriesComments (0)

SAS, an analytics software and services company, has appointed Desan Naidoo as vice president of the Africa region, effective January 2017. Naidoo has been managing director of Southern Africa since April 2013 and was most recently regional director for...

Rob Cooper, Tax expert and Director of Legislation at Sage. (Image Source: Money Marketing)

Pravin Gordhan’s Budget pulls off a balancing act

February 23, 2017 • Finance, General, Opinion, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Budget Speech 2017/18 cushions the blows of a weak economy for the poor and asks the wealthy to pay more. With the South African government facing a R28 billion shortfall in tax revenue collection, Budget Speech 2017/18 was never going to have much good news...

Wireless charging is taken to the next level with the wireless charging experiment done by Disney researchers.

Imagine a room that could wirelessly charge any device

February 22, 2017 • General, Top StoriesComments (0)

The urge to charge your phone, laptop or any other device for that matter has become like a need. There’s nothing as irritating as walking around with a flat battery looking to find a charging port or even worse, waiting for your battery to be fully...

If implemented correctly, emerging technologies like virtual reality could provide the on-going customer engagement telecoms companies crave.

Telecoms to take advantage Virtual Reality

February 21, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, OpinionComments (0)

Unfortunately for telecoms companies, there are only a handful of times when they are front of mind for their customers – when their core service is delivering a poor user experience (especially when friends on other networks have full reception or 4G in...

Samsung Heist

Samsung Africa Forum 2017

February 21, 2017 • Events, General, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Samsung will be hosting its 8th Annual Samsung Africa Forum between 23 and 25 February 2017 at the International Conference Centre (CTICC) in Cape Town, South Africa. The event will showcase its commitment to the continent by introducing its latest range of...

Louise Taute, Comstor Director at Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa.

Westcon-Comstor to provide a real view of the “customer experience” at Cisco Connect 2017

February 21, 2017 • Events, GeneralComments (0)

Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa’s Comstor division will be providing customers attending this year’s Cisco Connect event a unique view of how customer experiences can be better delivered in an ever digitally transformative world. “Because of the rapid...

Muhammadu Buhari

Were you with Buhari in London?

February 20, 2017 • General, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari, is yet to return to his country from a reported holiday in the UK. Over the past week the Senate president, Bukola Saraki and the speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, visited the president in the UK....

Google and Microsoft to tackle piracy in the UK.

Google and Microsoft to shoot down Piracy

February 20, 2017 • Gadgets and Gaming, General, Top StoriesComments (1)

Tech giants, Google and Microsoft have agreed to clamp down on piracy in the UK. This agreement comes after much deliberation with the UK Government, record labels and film studios according to reports by The Telegraph. With Google and Microsoft both...

Flickswitch can now enable a business to align their mobile communication spend with a range of MTC products, all in real time.

Flickswitch to deliver Enterprise SIM management on MTC Namibia

February 20, 2017 • General, Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

Mobile Telecommunications Limited Namibia has reached an Agreement with Flickswitch International to launch a business SIM management service in Namibia. Chief Human Capital and Corporate Affairs Officer at MTC Tim Ekandjo said, “With this partnership with...

By 2020 There will also be 29 billion connected devices in use – 18 billion associated with the Internet of Things (IoT).

5G optimisation technologies- an emerging priority for service providers

February 17, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments (0)

Service providers need to pull out all the stops to ensure the game-changing impact of 5G is optimised. According to the latest Ericsson Mobility Report, there will be 550 million 5G connections by 2022. There will also be 29 billion connected devices in use...

Frank Rizzo, Technology sector leader at KPMG in South Africa.

Embracing disruptive technology for business efficiency

February 17, 2017 • General, Internet of ThingsComments (0)

With decision-makers embracing digitalisation, technology has become integrated into every facet of business. And while the likes of cloud computing and data analysis are still important, 2017 brings with it fresh expectations around the trends that will...


6 things you didn’t know you could do with Google

February 17, 2017 • General, Lists, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Google is the world’s largest search engine with over 3.5 billion searches per day. There is however features which many of Google’s users are still failing to take advantage of. Jumia Travel reveals the 6 things you didn’t know you could use Google to...

Amy DeMartine and Jeff Pollard Forrester's analysts.

Take action or face the consequences says Forrester

February 16, 2017 • General, Internet of Things, Opinion, SecurityComments (0)

According to Forrester, 2017 will be a year of action. While the company has advised a strong focus on technology to improve customer experience, it has also warned that trying to play catch-up with early technology movers could spell disaster for companies...