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    Namibia: Microsoft trials largest TV white spaces project

    August 29, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Namibia: Microsoft trials largest TV white spaces project

    Back in June 2014, Microsoft successfully launched the implementation phase of the TV White Space (TVWS) pilot project in Limpopo. The pilot project was part of the Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative and its end goal was to help ignite Africa’s economic...

  • Airtel and Flexenclosure to deploy a next generation prefabricated data centre in Sierra Leone, for strengthened infrastructure and deployment of new and faster network services (David King, CEO, Flexenclosure. image credit: Flexenclosure)

    Airtel deploys next generation data centre in Sierra Leone

    May 30, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Airtel deploys next generation data centre in Sierra Leone

    Airtel Sierra Leone has ordered a combined data and telecom centre from Flexenclosure, a specialist designer and manufacturer of prefabricated data centres and intelligent power management systems for the ICT industry. In a multi-million dollar deal,...

  • Brian Herlihy, CEO, SEACOM

    SEACOM, Level 3 enhance Internet experience in Africa

    May 20, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on SEACOM, Level 3 enhance Internet experience in Africa

    SEACOM is working with global network provider Level 3 Communications, which will deploy its content delivery network (CDN) nodes into data centres connecting to the SEACOM Pan-African IP/MPLS network. This underpins SEACOM’s commitment to enhance the...

  • Michael Fletcher, sales director for Ruckus Wireless sub-Saharan Africa. (Image source: Ruckus Wireless)

    Using Wi-Fi for sustainable development

    May 19, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Using Wi-Fi for sustainable development

    A recent Informa White Paper* examining how smartphone usage is changing, points out that the Wi-Fi has cemented its position as the world’s most successful wireless technology thanks to its widespread adoption across a host of devices and its role as...

  • A map of Africa, showing the cable systems around the continent (image: African Undersea Cables)

    Content nodes to accelerate Africa’s Internet

    May 8, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Content nodes to accelerate Africa’s Internet

    African internet users are starting to enjoy the benefits of faster access to key web resources as well as lower latencies, as telecom providers step up the roll out of content delivery networks (CDNs). That’s according to Mark Tinka, Head of Engineering at...

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    MTN changes internet offerings

    May 2, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on MTN changes internet offerings

    MTN South Africa has revamped its internet offering by introducing several new, innovative and cost-effective packages, designed to address the varied connectivity requirements of the South African consumer – across prepaid, contract and hybrid. “The...

  • Nathaniel Borenstein, chief scientist at Mimecast (image: Mimecast)

    Three predictions for the future of the internet

    March 17, 2014 • OpinionComments Off on Three predictions for the future of the internet

    It has been 25 years since Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web. Over the last two and a half decades, we have experienced tremendous changes in how we share, access and consume information across the world’s most powerful communication vehicle. But,...

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    You can help find Malaysia’s missing Flight 370

    March 12, 2014 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on You can help find Malaysia’s missing Flight 370

    While more than 10 countries and dozens of search teams are scouring the vast stretch of ocean between Malaysia, China and Vietnam for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, internet users have taken to the web to expand the search. Flight 370 disappeared...

  • Michael Fletcher, sales director for Ruckus Wireless sub-Saharan Africa (image: Ruckus)

    Thank you for the Wi-Fi

    March 4, 2014 • OpinionComments Off on Thank you for the Wi-Fi

    The good news is that Wi-Fi is finally taking its rightful place in the industry. The bad news – not all Wi-Fi is made equal. This is the sentiment of Ruckus Wireless, Inc. (NYSE: RKUS), a global supplier of advanced wireless systems for the rapidly...

  • Siyabonga Madyibi, Regulatory Director at IS (image: IS)

    Internet Solutions joins Alliance for Affordable Internet

    February 28, 2014 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Internet Solutions joins Alliance for Affordable Internet

    In a recent report released by the A4AI (Alliance for Affordable Internet) it is estimated that broadband still costs more than half of the monthly income of millions of people around the world, further entrenching the digital divide. As one of the first...

  • South African president Jacob Zuma on Thursday night delivered his annual State of the Nation address (Image Credit: World Economic Forum)

    Jacob Zuma lauds SA’s tech sector

    February 14, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Jacob Zuma lauds SA’s tech sector

    South African president Jacob Zuma on Thursday night delivered his annual State of the Nation address, and while he focused on a broad range of issues and shortcomings in South Africa, he did take time to highlight the strides made in SA’s...

  • Accra will be the center of the ICT park. (Image source: DS Land)

    Internet alliance group in Ghana musters fresh challenge

    February 7, 2014 • Online & Social, West AfricaComments Off on Internet alliance group in Ghana musters fresh challenge

    The Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) has reportedly announced its intention to soon launch what it describes as “a Ghanaian multi-stakeholder coalition” in a fresh bid to reduce internet costs in the country. The Chronicle reported that, according...

  • There is definitely a shady side to the Deep Web – which is where it gets its bad reputation from (image: Shutterstock)

    Deep web: what search engines do not see

    January 27, 2014 • FeaturesComments Off on Deep web: what search engines do not see

    Ask any tech-savvy internet traveller, and they will probably tell you that they know the internet pretty well. With the help of powerful search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Bing, locating relevant and meaningful information has become a lot easier....

  • Al-Shabaab has banned the use of internet through mobile handsets and fibre optic cables in Somalia (image credit:http://moonofthesouth.com)

    Al-Shabaab threat downs mobile internet in Somalia

    January 24, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Al-Shabaab threat downs mobile internet in Somalia

    A report posted by Sabahi news says on Tuesday this week Al-Shabaab, following an ultimatum issued to telecommunications companies, forced a shutdown of mobile internet service in certain areas. The areas mentioned include Bulo Burde, Halgan, Mahas and...

  • Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. (Image source: Shutterstock.com)

    Country focus: Ethiopia breaking new technology ground

    January 15, 2014 • East Africa, FeaturesComments Off on Country focus: Ethiopia breaking new technology ground

      Looking past the turbulent history of Ethiopia, one that has been impacted by famine, drought and war, there is evidence today which confirms that this East African region has fully embraced ICT to advance itself and establish a secure position amongst...

  • Al-Shabaab bans mobile internet in Somalia

    January 9, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Al-Shabaab bans mobile internet in Somalia

    International terror group Al-Shabaab has banned the use of internet through mobile handsets and fibre optic cables in Somalia, and warned that telecommunication companies had 15 days to comply with the order. The rebel group made the announcement during a...