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  • Ms Pinky Kekana, Deputy Minister at Department of Communications

    SA Deputy Minister of Communications to deliver keynote address at IOT Forum Africa 2019

    March 19, 2019 • Events, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on SA Deputy Minister of Communications to deliver keynote address at IOT Forum Africa 2019

    Deputy Minister of Communications, Ms Pinky Kekana, is set to deliver a keynote address at the third inaugural IoT Forum Africa 2019, which is set to take place on 26 – 27 March 2019 at the Gallagher Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa. The...

  • Huge Group merges with Otel

    March 17, 2019 • Company News, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern AfricaComments Off on Huge Group merges with Otel

    Huge Group is merging independent telco company Otel with its networks business, Huge Networks (the Transactions). Huge Networks is a subsidiary company of the JSE-listed Huge Group and a data service provider and communications company. Otel is a nationwide...

  • ICASA chair gets 20 years in prison

    ICASA chair gets 20 years in prison

    February 16, 2019 • People, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on ICASA chair gets 20 years in prison

    Rubben Mohlaloga, chair of the Independent Communications Authority of SA (ICASA), has received a 20-year prison sentence for money-laundering and fraud linked to a Land Bank scam amounting to R6-million. Mohlaloga, ANC MP and chair of the parliament’s...

  • WhatsApp bans 2 millon fake accounts per month

    February 7, 2019 • Online & Social, Security, Top StoriesComments Off on WhatsApp bans 2 millon fake accounts per month

    Social media platform, WhatsApp bans about two million accounts per month from its messaging platform. According to the company, three-quarters of problematic accounts are identified without user report or human intervention, 20 percent of them at the time of...

  • Cisco commits to training 1 million Africans

    Cisco commits to training 1 million Africans

    December 4, 2018 • Education, Top StoriesComments (1)

    At the Global Citizen Festival South Africa 2018, Cisco announced its commitment to training 10 million people worldwide for jobs in the digital economy, including 1 million in Africa over the next five years. The Chairman and CEO of Cisco, Chuck Robbins...

  • Satellite operator Avanti announces official launch of South African based operations

    Satellite operator Avanti announces official launch of South African based operations

    August 30, 2018 • Company News, Southern AfricaComments Off on Satellite operator Avanti announces official launch of South African based operations

    Avanti Communications Group, a leading satellite operator, providing Ka-Band satellite data communications services across the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, have announced the official launch of its South Africa-based operations as of 29 August...

  • Huawei, PRASA announce South Africa’s First GSM-R Rail Network Operation

    June 14, 2017 • Enterprise IT, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Huawei, PRASA announce South Africa’s First GSM-R Rail Network Operation

    Today at the Africa Rail 2017 conference,  the longest-running rail event in Africa held in Johannesburg, South Africa, Huawei and Passenger Railway Agency of South Africa (PRASA) jointly announced the first rail operational Global System for Mobile...

  • Avaya to take South Africa by storm

    January 29, 2013 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Avaya to take South Africa by storm

    Business collaboration and communications could seem like a daunting prospect for any company, and while there are a number of them offering their services, Avaya is determined to differentiate itself and entrench its offering in South Africa. IT News Africa...

  • Gambian ISP selects American 4G solution

    March 26, 2012 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Gambian ISP selects American 4G solution

    Gambian internet service provider Netpage has selected American communications technology provider Airspan Networks to rollout their 4G network in Gambia. The network will operate on the 2.3 GHz frequency band, leveraging Airspan’s Air4G flagship macro...

  • A split personality keeps things separated

    March 14, 2012 • FeaturesComments Off on A split personality keeps things separated

    The mobile revolution has already achieved great things in enterprise communications. At the base level, it has equipped employees to work and communicate anywhere at any time. To cater for this enabled workforce, communications technology vendors have...

  • Solar storm could disrupt communications

    March 8, 2012 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Solar storm could disrupt communications

    One of the largest solar storms in five years is about to hit Earth with possible devastating effects on communications, GPS and satellites. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Space Weather Prediction Centre, it...

  • Intelsat launches new Africa video distribution

    November 10, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Intelsat launches new Africa video distribution

    Intelsat announced new contracts with customers utilizing Intelsat’s premier African video distribution satellite neighbourhoods and broadband capacity yesterday. According to a press release by the company, Intelsat’s history of providing a reliable...

  • Understanding the brand conversation

    October 19, 2011 • FeaturesComments Off on Understanding the brand conversation

    Successful migration to a consolidated communications infrastructure begins and ends with successful communication. This sounds like a simple statement, but it carries with it many layers of complexity. Internal communications, the lifeblood of any...

  • Kenya court fires communications boss

    August 10, 2011 • PeopleComments Off on Kenya court fires communications boss

    The High Court of Kenya has issued a temporary judgment ordering the embattled Communication Commission of Kenya (CCK) Director General  Charles Njoroge to vacate his office. In his ruling High Court Judge Justice David Maraga said that the decision was...

  • University alumni raise money for ICT centre

    July 21, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on University alumni raise money for ICT centre

    Alumni from Dar es Salaam University are raising money for a new information, communications and technology centre, as Ugandan President Museveni has called on educational institutions to play a more active role in the economic and technological development...

  • SA’s ICT press conference postponed

    July 20, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on SA’s ICT press conference postponed

    South Africa’s Communication Workers Union (CWU) has canceled its scheduled press conference aimed at tackling massive job losses at the Information Communication Technology (ICT) sector, an official told ITNewsafrica this morning. The Communication...