Emtel has provided the official landing point - a ANSI/TIA tier 3 certified data centre - for the METISS (Meltingpot Indianoceanic Submarine System) fibre optic cable in Mauritius - this will see the country connected to Reunion Island, Madagascar and South Africa via a 3,200 km cable. “METISS is already...
On April 3, Business Insider uncovered how more than 530 million Facebook users personal information had been made publicly available in an unsecured database – this included names, email addresses, and phone numbers. And now, VPN provider Surfshark has revealed that of the affected users, Egypt is the number one victim...
South African Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize has announced that the country would temporarily halt its Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine rollout. This follows the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) temporary suspension of the vaccine in the United States after six recipients developed a rare blood-clotting disorder. According to The New...
MTN has been ranked as the best mobile network in South Africa - ahead of Vodacom, rain, Telkom and Cell C - according to the latest MyBroadband Insights Mobile Network Quality Report. The report is based on 349,575 speed tests that were performed by thousands of users across the country. The...
Vodacom Group has announced that it will work with AUDA-NEPAD to build digital infrastructure to manage COVID-19 vaccinations across up to 55 countries, following successful deployments in South Africa - to manage vaccinations - and in Mozambique, Tanzania and Nigeria - to manage infant inoculations. The roll-out of mVacciNation, developed...
Microsoft is set to acquire AI software company Nuance Communications - marking Microsoft's second-largest acquisition ever. The “Nuance deal would be a trophy for Redmond,” according to Wedbush Analyst, Dan Ives. “Nuance is in the midst of an unprecedented strategic turnaround the last few years under the leadership of CEO...
Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) has teamed up with Mondia Pay, a digital payments company, to roll out seamless and contactless payments solutions for mobile network operators. Since the commencement of the partnership in September 2020, demand for the implementation of Direct Carrier Billing service (DCB) for seamless, contactless payments...
Airtel Kenya has made a number of improvements to its network in order to meet the regulatory minimum threshold on quality of calls across the country. Airtel Managing Director, Prasanta Das Sarma told Business Daily that 270 sites were upgraded from 2G and 3G sites to 4G while more than...
When it comes to POPIA compliance readiness, only 30% of South African organisations believe they are well-prepared - according to the KnowBe4 online data protection survey. To make sure your company is ready, Anna Collard, SVP Content Strategy and Evangelist KnowBe4 Africa, has shared six things that you can do: 1. Education...
On April 3, Business Insider revealed that more than 530 million Facebook users personal information had been made publicly available in an unsecured database - this included names, email addresses, and phone numbers. Facebook has now disclosed that it doesn’t plan to notify the users whose data was exposed online. According...
Safaricom's M-Pesa Africa has appointed Sitoyo Lopokoiyit as its new Managing Director. He is a "mobile financial services expert who has directly managed mobile money in two of the largest markets in the world – Kenya and Tanzania," reveals MyBroadBand. Lopokoiyit joined Safaricom in 2011 as head of M-Pesa strategy...
Huawei has announced that ride-hailing platform - Bolt - is now available on its AppGallery. The service provides users with a simple, affordable, and much quicker way of reaching any destination within certain cities in South Africa. Moreover, it can help users avoid the hassle of missing an important appointment,...
Pfizer is set to distribute 20 million doses of its COVID-19 Vaccine to South Africa - starting mid-April. This comes after the pharmaceutical company managed to resolve contractual conditions that weren't in line with South Africa’s normal procurement policies, revealed Department of Health deputy director-general, Anban Pillay. According to Bloomberg,...
Uber has expanded its ride-hailing service and online food delivery business to Nakuru, Kenya. According to Business Daily, this move will increase competition in the East African town where taxi-hailing services are dominated by Wasili Cabs and Bolt. “We remain optimistic about the business opportunity in Kenya, and the launch of...
Fujifilm has announced that its newest entry-level camera, the Instax Mini 40 instant camera, would soon launch in South Africa. The Mini 40 embraces the old-school look and feel of film cameras thanks to its all-black leatherette body combined with a classic silver frame. Despite its retro looks, the Mini 40...
Yahoo Answers is officially being shut down after almost sixteen years of helping people around the world connect and share information. According to the platform's website, it will be available in read-only mode from 20 April 2021 and officially shut down on 4 May 2021. A statement sent to active Yahoo Answers...
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