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Samsung address IoT data security with new solution

Samsung address IoT data security with new solution

November 22, 2017 • East Africa, Internet of Things, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

On Tuesday 21 November 2017 Samsung Electronics, a producer of semiconductor technology, announced the launch of its integrated Secure Element (SE) solution for Internet of Things (IoT) applications that offers a turn-key service for both hardware and software needs. As the benefits of IoT devices grow, so does the importance of security throughout the...

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Dell EMC launches new machine and deep learning solutions

Dell EMC launches new machine and deep learning solutions

November 22, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Software, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

On Tuesday, 22 November 2017, Dell EMC announced the launch of its new machine learning and deep learning solutions, which according to the company is in line with it continuing its work to bring high-performance computing (HPC) and data analytics...

Rocket League and Warner Bros. Partner Up for Updated Retail Release

Rocket League and Warner Bros. partner up for updated retail release

November 21, 2017 • East Africa, Gadgets and Gaming, North Africa, Southern Africa, Sponsored, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Rocket League has been on the sidelines of the esports world as of late, often overshadowed by other more prominent games like Dota, LoL, and Overwatch. However, it’s still one of the most successful online games to date by selling over a million retail...

Assessing the cryptocurrency landscape.

Assessing the cryptocurrency landscape

November 21, 2017 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Online & Social, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The evolution of cryptocurrencies means there is potential to be “incredibly surgical” in terms of regulation and the enforcement of transparency, but regulators are still facing resource constraints and other limitations in their efforts to get on top of...

Africa is not a Data desert

Africa is not a Data desert

November 21, 2017 • Big Data, East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

The data age has opened up a world of renewed understanding in the ways we live and work, providing insights that hold the potential to improve lives for billions around the globe. The ability to collect and process vast numbers of data points, and to...

Survival needs: food,water...WiFi?

Survival needs: food, water… WiFi?

November 16, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Online & Social, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

You can live without air for three minutes, three hours without shelter, three days without water, and three weeks without food; but how long can you survive without checking your mobile phone for messages and calls or asking for the WiFi password? Of course,...

Nigeria: Airtel bags three NITITA awards

Nigeria: Airtel picks up three awards

November 14, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

On Saturday 11 November 2017, telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, was awarded three accolades at the Nigeria Technology Innovation & Telecom Awards (NTIT) 2017 organised by the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria...

Five reasons why ESCOs are the future for African telecom tower power

Energy service companies are the future for African telecom tower power

November 13, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

The single biggest challenge to being able to offer stable and reliable mobile phone services in Africa is power. Or more precisely, the lack of reliable power at telecoms tower sites. Hundreds of thousands of towers across the continent are located in areas...

10 South African students go to China for the Seed for the Future programme

AfricaCom 2017: Huawei to invest $1b into digitalisation

November 13, 2017 • East Africa, General, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Chinese ICT solutions provider Huawei has reaffirmed their belief that African telecom operators need to focus on Digital Operations Transformation saying this should be geared towards creating long term strategic value both for the teleco and its customers....

IT News Africa: Top Stories Of The Week

IT News Africa: Top Stories Of The Week

November 12, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Another week has gone by where technology news has been dominating the headlines both across Africa and around the world. This past week was the annual AfricaCom conference in Cape Town, South Africa, where the who’s who is African ITC converged on the...

Konnect Africa aiming to bring WiFi to rural areas

AfricaCom 2017: Konnect Africa aiming to bring WiFi to rural areas

November 10, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Konnect Africa, a Eutelsat-owned satellite broadband service provider, on Thursday 9 November 2017 at AfricaCom in Cape Town South Africa, unveiled SmartWIFI… a new hotspot service. According to the company, this new service will form part of its...

Twitter expands to 280 characters

Twitter expands character cap to 280

November 8, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Twitter expands character cap to 280

Twitter announced on Tuesday 7 November 2017 that the platform would double the limit for tweets from 140 to 280 characters. According to the company, the move has been put in motion to try and draw in more users and boost engagement of the social network....

4 ways to tackle smartphone addiction

Top 4 ways to tackle smartphone addiction

November 8, 2017 • East Africa, Gadgets and Gaming, Lists, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Top 4 ways to tackle smartphone addiction

Okay, let’s be honest here, would you survive without your smartphone? I am not talking about the essential use of your phone, perhaps for business communication, I am talking about the need to check your twitter feed everytime you get a chance. I am...

Blockchain fraud schemes on the rise- Kaspersky Report

Blockchain fraud schemes on the rise

November 8, 2017 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Blockchain fraud schemes on the rise

While cryptocurrency holders search for new investment opportunities and ways to increase their savings, and enthusiasts look to learn more about the benefits of going cashless, malicious users are also looking for ways to capitalise on the popularity of the...

310 million LTE subscriptions in Sub-Saharan Africa by 2023-Report

Sub-Saharan Africa will have over 300 million LTE subscriptions by 2023

November 8, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Sub-Saharan Africa will have over 300 million LTE subscriptions by 2023

Ericsson launched regional mobility report for Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle-East. The Ericsson Mobility Report forecasts that LTE subscriptions will expand by 47 percent from 30 million in 2017 to 310 million by 2023 in Sub-Saharan Africa. According to...

MTN Cote d'Ivoire launches startup incubator

20 African startups selected for XL Africa

November 7, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on 20 African startups selected for XL Africa

On Monday 6 November 2017 the World Bank Group’s infoDev program announced 20 of the most promising African digital start-ups which will take part in the XL Africa residency, the flagship initiative of the business accelerator launched last April. The...