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A look at African ICT News regionally

South Africa needs to invest more and be willing to take more risk if it is to benefit from innovation. Geoffrey Qhena, CEO of the Industrial Development Corporation of SA Ltd. (IDC), says the Body is looking for more input from- and activity within the corporate space to help...
Nigeria’s Minister of Communication, Omobola Johnson, has revealed the Government's plans to speed up the delivery of much-needed ICT infrastructure. She also disclosed that her ministry would be working closely with the Federal Ministry of Works to streamline and standardize the processes. "The National Economic Council last month formally endorsed...
Bharti Airtel, a global telecommunications services provider with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, today announced senior level organisational changes within its Africa operations. Manoj Kohli, MD & CEO (International), in-charge of Airtel’s operations in Africa, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, will relocate to India effective Jan 1, 2014....
Telecel has urged all subscribers with unregistered SIM cards to have them registered by Friday this week to avoid being disconnected. “Any subscriber with an unregistered SIM card risks disconnection if he or she has not registered the line before August 31,” Telecel Zimbabwe communications and branding director Obert Mandimika...
SEACOM, the Pan-Africa ICT enabler has given 100 mbps of internet connectivity to four innovation centers in Kenya to enhance their capacity to generate local content for a global audience. The Centers - iHub, m:Lab, naiLab and 88mph - will now benefit from super fast internet speeds to launch their applications on the internet.“With this 100mbps...
Relocating or re-establishing ICT infrastructure as a mission-critical project for any business usually conjures up images of stress, risk, issues and hassle amongst decision makers. It does not have to be like that claim technical engineers and IT experts at Integr8. The company is an established provider of ICT managed...
Telkom has announced that it’s all new Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) core has now been switched on. The Company is again in a position to report on the progress of its Network Transformation programme through this strategic milestone as it continues the journey to transform to an all...
The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has confirmed that there will be no extension on the SIM card registration process deadline of 31 August. After this date all unregistered SIM cards will be deactivated. In May this year The Commission issued a 90-day extension of the deadline. From Kampala The Independent quotes...
Nigerian fiber optic network company Phase3 Telecom has disclosed that, to date, it has invested over $110m to ensure that broadband is extended to- and reaches both underserved and unserved areas of the country. Briefing journalists in Abuja, the company’s Director of Engineering Ajibade Momolosho further disclosed that between 2013 and 2016, a further...
South African bank FNB has added the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini to its wide range of  Smart Devices, enabling access to affordable digital banking. Just like the Galaxy S4, the Samsung Galaxy S4 mini shares the same elegant design aesthetic and many of the life-enhancing smart services. “FNB now sells...
Zimbabwean mobile operator Econet Wireless has become one the first operators in the country to launch 4G mobile services to their subscribers over the weekend. "This 4G Long Term Evolution service that we are bringing to our customers or the market is basically in response to our customers to say...
With the explosion of social media across the Internet more businesses have turned to sites like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn to get their messages across to the public. However, Gys Kappers, the CEO of WyseTalk, believes that not enough companies in South Africa are making use of social media. “Countries like Nigeria and...
The Southern African Telecommunications Networks and Applications Conference (SATNAC) proudly announced today that Honorable Minister of Communications, Mr Yunus Carrim has confirmed that he will deliver the opening address at the conference. Hosted by Telkom, the three day conference will see captains of industry deliver a number of keynote presentations...
  It has been reported that a section of Kenya’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector has contested mobile penetration figures released by the country’s telecommunications regulator, the CCK (Communications Commission of Kenya). At the same time some operators have criticised the resumption of the 16% tax charge on mobile devices. An...
Africa’s technology news leader ITNewsAfrica, in association with sponsors Dimension Data and Intel, is proud to host the next edition of the Innovation Dinner Series on 05 September 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. The theme of this event is Real World Cloud Adoption. As businesses continue to optimise their IT...
South African mobile operator Cell C will roll out an additional 100 sites in Johannesburg over the next three months to increase network capacity and improve quality. The first 19 will be on air by the end of August.  This is in addition to the existing 959 sites in...
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