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MTN, Zambia, Fenix International, Solar, power, off grid,

MTN, Fenix International partner to launch off-grid solar power in Zambia

August 3, 2017 • Mining & Energy, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN, Fenix International partner to launch off-grid solar power in Zambia

Mobile operator MTN, announced on Wednesday that the company was extending its partnership with energy and financial services firm Fenix International to launch pay-to-own solar home systems in Zambia. The Swedish Embassy in Zambia is committing nearly $3m to Fenix in Zambia between now and 2020, with USAID contributing an additional $750,000 to the...

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mobile security, mobile telecomms

Opinion: Mobile Phones are Under Attack

August 3, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Opinion, SecurityComments Off on Opinion: Mobile Phones are Under Attack

Long-known but relatively obscure vulnerabilities in global mobile telecommunications systems are reaching a wider audience, including cybercriminals, who are always looking for new ways to intercept sensitive data and co-opt user authentication sessions...

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Gilat Telecom, Cisco Partner in African POP Upgrade

August 2, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Satellite Communications, Top StoriesComments Off on Gilat Telecom, Cisco Partner in African POP Upgrade

Gilat Telecom, a communications solutions provider, today announced a partnership with Cisco aimed at enabling Gilat Telecom (formerly known as Gilat Satcom) to meet the growing demand for fast and reliable broadband services, as well as introduce new Value...

Africa, Wireless, Technology, Challenges, Opportunities, Internet, Mobile, Data

Connecting an unconnected Africa with wireless technology

August 2, 2017 • General, Hardware, Mobile and Telecoms, OpinionComments Off on Connecting an unconnected Africa with wireless technology

Africa’s diversity encompasses more than its landscape, it includes the political, economic, social, technological and environmental outlook, with each country and region having its own set of unique challenges and advantages. Across the globe, access to...

Nigeria, NCC, 90% of ISP's Dead, License Renewal,

90% of Nigerian ISPs Are Dead

August 1, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on 90% of Nigerian ISPs Are Dead

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has revealed that only 10 per cent of the 103 licensed Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the country have approached the commission for licence renewal. This leaves around 90 per cent of ISPs in Nigeria out of...

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Tanzania: Tigo to further expand network infrastructure

July 31, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Tanzania: Tigo to further expand network infrastructure

Tigo Tanzania has announced plans to upgrade its network infrastructure. The telecom operator aims to increase coverage, capacity and quality of service for their customers. “Since last year, we have made massive expansion of our infrastructure to...

Hangman, online reality show

Hangman, online reality show aims to uncover South Africa’s greatest innovator

July 31, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Hangman, online reality show aims to uncover South Africa’s greatest innovator

A unique fast-paced online reality show which aims to uncover South Africa’s greatest innovator, Hangman, will start streaming online from October 9 to December 11. The stakes are high in this new programme with R1 million in prize money. Hangman is a...

mobile devices, weFix, laptops

Device safety under the spotlight – tips from a tech expert

July 28, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Device safety under the spotlight – tips from a tech expert

In the fast-moving world of technology, more emphasis should be placed on the basics- in order safeguard our computers and mobile devices. Asharaf Rogers, Technical Training Manager at weFix – smart device repairs, explores a few fundamental...

Unlimited Home plans, Telkom, voice plans

Telkom introduces Unlimited Data and Voice

July 28, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Telkom introduces Unlimited Data and Voice

Telkom today announced an overhaul of its fixed line offering with the launch of Unlimited Home Internet and voice plans. For the first time, fixed line consumers are now able to choose their internet speeds and get uncapped data and unlimited anytime Telkom...

AWS, SaaS, Eseye, IoT

AWS Customers Access New Global Cellular for IoT Devices

July 28, 2017 • Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on AWS Customers Access New Global Cellular for IoT Devices

Eseye announced details of a new, fully integrated, enhanced global cellular connectivity service, available on Amazon Web Services (AWS) Marketplace and featured on its new Internet of Things (IoT) category landing page. AnyNet Secure Cellular Connectivity...

Mobile Data Usage, TelOne, Alert Me

Zimbabwe: TelOne introduces “Alert Me” Services

July 27, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Zimbabwe: TelOne introduces “Alert Me” Services

Zimbabwean telco, TelOne has introduced a data bundle management service, “Alert Me”; a service that allows customers to receive updates on their data balance and get reminders for recharging. According to the company, this is part of...

AWS, SaaS, Eseye, IoT

Vodacom- Tackling Nigeria’s Healthcare Problems With IoT

July 27, 2017 • Healthcare, Internet of Things, Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Vodacom- Tackling Nigeria’s Healthcare Problems With IoT

Lanre Kolade, Managing Director of Vodacom Business Nigeria, during a keynote speech at the Information Communications Technology and Telecommunications (ICTEL) Expo, 2017 organised by the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, highlighted the need for the...

Nigeria, NCC, 90% of ISP's Dead, License Renewal,

Why we intervened in Etisalat Nigeria crisis- NCC

July 27, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Why we intervened in Etisalat Nigeria crisis- NCC

According to reports from Nigerian Communication Week, The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has revealed why it decided to intervene in the Etisalat Nigeria (now 9Mobile) crisis. The commission said they took the interest of investors, subscribers and...

Matthew Talbot, Creative Works, BBM, Discover, Ariiyatickets, Nigeria, Event, Tickets, Mobile, Purchasing,

Buy Tickets To Nigeria’s Biggest Events on your mobile

July 27, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Buy Tickets To Nigeria’s Biggest Events on your mobile

Creative Media Works, operating as BBM, has launched Event Tickets inside Discover with partner, Ariiyatickets. In the latest addition to BBM’s Discover offerings, the service allows Nigerians to browse for local concerts and events, and purchase...

Cell C, CDO, dHub, digital world

Cell C appoints new Chief Digital Officer

July 26, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, PeopleComments Off on Cell C appoints new Chief Digital Officer

Mobile operator Cell C has announced the appointment of Nihmal Marrie as Chief Digital Officer. Marrie joins Cell C to steer the digital transformation of Cell C and execute an aggressive strategic focus in the digitization of the business. “The...

Trends, Challenges, Alepo, Telecoms, Africa, Data, Price, Interview, Data Technologies

‘Growth of data consumption is staggering in Africa’ – Alepo

July 26, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, People, Software, Top StoriesComments Off on ‘Growth of data consumption is staggering in Africa’ – Alepo

In an interview aimed at taking a deep dive into the current African telecoms landscape, IT News Africa spoke to Derrick Gross the Vice-President of Business Development at Alepo, a technology solutions provider. Alepo looks to make next-gen data...