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MainOne submarine cable extended to Cameroon

August 28, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a report via This Day, Nigeria-based undersea cable firm MainOne has extended its submarine fibre cable to Cameroon. The reports reveals that the Nigerian-Cameroon Submarine Cable System (NCSCS) will also branch out to two strategic points in Nigeria’s South-south region, Escravos in Delta State and Qua Iboe in Akwa Ibom State. The new...

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Nigeria: Mobile internet users up by 13.6 percent

August 28, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Mobile internet users in Nigeria grew by 13.6 percent in the first half of 2015 to 92.6 million, according to the latest report from the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) – which was revealed by TelecomPaper. The reports revealed that MTN Nigeria...

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Botswana Post unveils electricity payment app

August 28, 2015 • Software, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Botswana Post has officially released a new mobile app. The mobile app, which is currently available to Android users, gives consumers the ability to purchase prepaid electricity directly from the app. Speaking on the release of the app, Lebogang Bok, Head...

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Meet the $35 USD smartphone

August 27, 2015 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments (0)

Orange has unveiled the Klif smartphone. According to Orange, the Firefox 2.0 powered device was developed by Mozilla’s Egyptian subsidiary Mobinil, and made by Alcatel. When taking a closer look at the device, we found that it features a dual-core 1.0...

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Barloworld to transform its business using cloud solution

August 27, 2015 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

It may have a distinct advantage, but Barloworld Equipment, a subsidiary of the Barloworld Group, realised the need to transform its business operations to maintain its competitive position. With its diverse operations, including technical service centres,...

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Nokia Networks reaffirms commitment to South Africa

August 27, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

In order to reaffirm its commitment to the South African market, Nokia Networks showcased its latest innovations in the areas of ultra-dense networks, big data and analytics, and telco cloud in Midrand Johannesburg this week. Deon Geyser, Head of Sub-region,...

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Silvertree invests over R20m in first seven months of 2015

August 27, 2015 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

Silvertree Internet Holdings has invested over R20m in existing and new consumer-focused technology companies in the first seven months of 2015, and has seen month-on-month revenue growth of over 10% across the portfolio in 2015, and as much as 40% monthly...

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Global tech awards awaiting ICT entries for basic needs solutions

August 27, 2015 • Software, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Empowering People Award – a global innovation award for basic needs solutions – has opened for entries and includes an information and communication category. The competition is looking for innovative technical solutions to tackle global challenges in...

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Terragon Group releases Digital Insights on the Nigerian Banking Industry

August 27, 2015 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Terragon Group has released its Research Report, which highlights digital insights on the Nigerian banking industry. The research, which was based on analysis carried out for a period of three months, focuses on key activities carried out by the banks...

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HDS recognised for bringing secure cloud portfolio to Africa

August 26, 2015 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) has been named a winner of the TMC 2015 Cloud Computing Excellence Awards for its advanced Hitachi Content Platform portfolio, including Hitachi Content Platform, Hitachi Content Platform Anywhere and Hitachi Data Ingestor....

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Millicom names new EVP & CEO for Africa division

August 26, 2015 • People, Top StoriesComments (0)

Millicom has announced the appointment of Cynthia Gordon as Executive Vice President and CEO of its Africa Division. Gordon will take up her role on 21 September 2015, according to the company. Millicom revealed that Gordon will be responsible for leading...

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Liquid Telecom reports sharp rise of African content on network

August 26, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Liquid Telecom revealed a sharp rise in the proportion of local content on its network, from 20 percent three years ago to now 50 percent. According to the company, this has been driven by the deepening of Africa’s internet infrastructure. Mathew Chigwende,...

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Can 4K video surveillance boost safety and security in hospitals?

August 26, 2015 • Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Hospitals, globally and within Africa are faced with a number of security challenges, from ensuring the safety of patients and staff to preventing theft, with the added complication of very limited budgets for security solutions. Surveillance solutions are a...

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Fixed broadband on the rise in Africa

August 26, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a study by research consulting firm Quantum-Web, the number of connections to fixed broadband in Africa reached 12.8 million at the end of Q2. The research shows an increase of 5 percent on Q1 and 22 percent on the same quarter in 2014. In Q2,...

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Video Interview: SAP MD Brett Parker discusses healthcare in Africa

August 26, 2015 • Top Stories, VideoComments (0)

Brett Parker was appointed as the Managing Director for SAP Africa in July 2015. He is responsible for SAP’s business across the African continent. Parker has held corporate leadership positions in the technology industry over the past 16 years....

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30 key technologies and their impact on business performance

August 25, 2015 • Company News, Top StoriesComments (0)

Gartner’s “Hype Cycle for ICT in Africa, 2015” report identifies over 30 key technologies and describes how they will impact business performance during the next 10 years. “The Hype Cycle (see Figure 1) aims to help global strategic...