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YouTube sheds light on confusing sport offering

YouTube sheds light on sport offering

July 5, 2019 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Tuesday, 2 July 2019,  it was announced that YouTube plans to launch a ‘live-stream’ video-on-demand service covering a number of major African sporting events. However, the content giant has since issued a press release stating that the video content platform would like to clarify earlier statements regarding its sports content offering. YouTube...

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Eutelsat Communications teams up with Broadpeak to enhance video delivery quality.

Eutelsat invests $11 million in Broadpeak

July 5, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Eutelsat Communications has announced an $11 million investment in Broadpeak, a video content delivery solutions provider. Eutelsat now has an approximately 20 per cent stake in the solutions provider. Broadpeak supplies CDN (Content Delivery Network)...

LogMeIn joins DTC2019 as sponsor

5 reasons you don’t want to miss DTC2019 this July

July 4, 2019 • Events, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments (0)

The second edition of the Digital Transformation Congress (#DTC2019) is set to take place at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg this July. On 30 July 2019, senior business leaders, CIOs and digital visionaries will convene to explore the strategic...

Dott aims to launch their custom-designed e-bike by the end of the year. Image sourced from Dott.

Dott announces $34 million Series A funding

July 4, 2019 • Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Dott, a European micro-mobility company, announced on Thursday, 04 July 2019 a commitment for a $34 million Series A funding. The investment is co-led by existing investors EQT Ventures and Naspers Ventures. Other investors include Felix Capital, Axel...

Workz invests in mobile growth in West Africa

Workz invests in mobile growth in West Africa

July 4, 2019 • Internet of Things, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Workz Group, a mobile and IoT solutions provider announced the opening of its office in Dakar, Senegal in order to serve the West African telecoms market. This was done with the intention of strengthening Workz’ African presence. The Segal office is the...

LG introduces new mid-range smartphone

LG introduces new mid-range smartphone

July 4, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments (0)

The LG Q60 is here — showcasing it’s premium features, advanced technologies, and stylish design – all without breaking the bank.  Redefining Usability According to LG, with this new mid-range smartphone, the company provides large, high-quality...

Social media trifecta down worldwide

Social media trifecta down worldwide

July 4, 2019 • Features, General, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Wednesday, 3 July 2019, the world of social media was rocked by rolling ‘outages’ across Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp. According to DownDetector, thousands of businesses and individual users, from all around the world, were reporting issues...

Liquid Telecom to rollout South Sudan's first fibre broadband

Liquid Telecom to rollout South Sudan’s first fibre broadband

July 3, 2019 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Liquid Telecom to rollout South Sudan’s first fibre broadband

Liquid Telecom has announced plans to connect South Sudan to the “One Africa” broadband network, which is approaching 70,000km across 13 African countries and to the rest of the world. Phase one of the rollout is due to be completed before the end of...

Orange Business Services, Genesis Analytics partner to deliver digital banking strategy in MEA

Orange Business Services, Genesis partner to deliver digital banking strategy in MEA

July 3, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Orange Business Services, Genesis partner to deliver digital banking strategy in MEA

Orange Business Services and Genesis Analytics have partnered in a bid to prepare financial institutions to launch new digital ecosystem banking services in the Middle East and Africa. The partnership will help these financial institutions address the...

YouTube retracts plans to launch sports live-streaming in South Africa

YouTube retracts plans to launch sports live-streaming in South Africa

July 3, 2019 • Features, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on YouTube retracts plans to launch sports live-streaming in South Africa

Calling all sports aficionados, players and of course, coaches — on Tuesday, 2 July 2019,  YouTube released a statement sharing its plans to launch ‘live-streaming’ and video-on-demand services covering a number of major African sporting events.  This...

Michael Joseph named interim CEO of Safaricom

Michael Joseph named interim CEO of Safaricom

July 3, 2019 • East Africa, Features, Top StoriesComments Off on Michael Joseph named interim CEO of Safaricom

Safaricom has appointed Michael Joseph as interim CEO after the passing of predecessor, Bob Collymore. Collymore passed away in the early hours of Monday morning after succumbing to a two-year battle with cancer.   An official document released by Safaricom...

LG has announced the global release of the LG G8s ThinQ. Image sourced from LG.

LG launches G8s ThinQ smartphone worldwide

July 3, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on LG launches G8s ThinQ smartphone worldwide

LG has announced that their G8s ThinQ smartphone will be available for sale globally. The smartphone was first announced at the Mobile World Congress that took place in Barcelona, Spain, on February 2019. The G8s ThinQ was unveiled by LG as a more affordable...

Telkom ditches MTN in favour of Vodacom

Telkom ditches MTN in favour of Vodacom

July 2, 2019 • Features, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Telkom ditches MTN in favour of Vodacom

On Monday, 1 July 2019, Telkom confirmed that it has made the move to switch roaming from MTN to Vodacom. This comes after the network provider announced last year that it would not be renewing its contract with MTN.  According to TechCentral, customers will...

Investing in fibre is key to enable the growth of Africa’s digital economy

July 2, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Top StoriesComments Off on Investing in fibre is key to enable the growth of Africa’s digital economy

At the end of June 2019, the International Telecoms Week facilitated a panel discussion session where members spoke about the importance of investing in fibre infrastructure within Africa, in order to facilitate the development and growth of the continent’s...

Ruckus Networks debuts Wi-Fi 6 in Africa

Ruckus Networks debuts Wi-Fi 6 in Africa

July 2, 2019 • Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on Ruckus Networks debuts Wi-Fi 6 in Africa

Ruckus Networks recently completed its first use case in Africa at The Fourth Session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-4) held in Nairobi Kenya, March 2019 Wi-Fi 6, also known as 802.11ax and the latest generation of Wi-Fi, bridges the performance gap to...

Samsung selects VIAVI for 5G network test eqipment

Samsung selects VIAVI for 5G network testing

July 2, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Samsung selects VIAVI for 5G network testing

Samsung Electronics has selected the VIAVI TM500 Network Tester and TeraVM 5G Core Emulator to validate 5G network equipment performance. The partnership marks the first wrap-around testing of 5G stand-alone (SA) base station equipment, and emulating...