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MTN to Launch OpenRAN Network in Africa

MTN Group is leveraging its expansive footprint across Africa to test and ultimately deploy OpenRAN – an innovative technology that will enable it to launch new services more quickly, cost-effectively and seamlessly, supporting future strategies in line with the...

How COVID-19 Has Driven a Cashless World Through Contactless Payments

Driven by the COVID-19 pandemic, contactless payments have become the world's preferred payment method. In addition to being safer from a viral transmission perspective, contactless payments are also faster, and integrating multiple contactless payment methods assists small businesses to...

Kaspersky Discovers Various Malicious Apps Disguising as Bestselling Game Minecraft

Recognised as the world’s top-selling game of all time, Minecraft attracts the attention of enthusiastic players around the world but also draws the interest of fraudsters. Earlier, Kaspersky researchers discovered more than 20 applications advertised on app stores offering...

Accelerated eLearning Adoption Could Contribute to More Impactful Outcomes in the Education System for Africa

The world of digital has broadened the play and fuelled greater expectations as it shifted the traditional perspectives around time and space. The proximity to the customer is incrementally getting shortened, while the expectation for service leans towards the now....

MTN Ghana Continues to Fight Against Regulator’s Attempts to Restrict Operations

MTN Ghana has initiated a new move in seeking a judicial review of Ghana's National Communications Authority (NCA)'s decision to declare the telecom a Significant Market Power (SMP) in the country. MTN says that this declaration could mean significant regulatory...

A Future Reimagined for Africa Post-Pandemic

In a rare television broadcast Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, described the COVID-19 pandemic as “Germany's biggest challenge since the Second World War”. It has indeed proved to be a crisis of global proportion with material implications for the...

UKZN Uses Video to Tackle Mental Health Matters During COVID-19

A video that deals with fear and anxiety during COVID-19 and can be viewed on YouTube is the product of a collaboration between the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN)'s Department of Psychology, an adult education specialist and the Centre for...

MTN Ghana Provides Care Package to Aid Country Amid School Closures

MTN Ghana has announced a new 'Y'ello' care package where customers will be able to access a host of online learning channels to support education from home, as well as to entertain children unable to go to school due...

Vodacom Group to sell its Angolan operations and assets

On Friday, 21 June 2019, Vodacom Group announced that it has entered into an agreement with Internet Technologies Angola (ITA), one of the largest independent network providers in Angola. The deal set out requires ITA to purchase Vodacom Business...

Fake finance apps on Google Play target users worldwide

Another set of fake finance apps has found its way into the official Google Play store. This time, the apps have impersonated six banks from New Zealand, Australia, the United Kingdom, Switzerland and Poland, and the Austrian cryptocurrency exchange Bitpanda. Using...
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Global Strategic Alliance to Deliver Comprehensive Cyber Resiliency

Kyndryl and Veeam Software have established a strategic alliance aimed at delivering resilient services to customers globally. This partnership integrates...
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