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  • Africa’s TMT sector continues to show impressive growth

    March 13, 2019 • ITU Telecom World, Southern AfricaComments Off on Africa’s TMT sector continues to show impressive growth

    Global mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) activity in tech and telecoms rose to USD 439 billion in 2018 as transformations within the sector continued and the emergence of disruptive cloud, mobile, social and big data analytics technologies drove deal making....

  • Huawei South Africa is taking practical steps to encourage more young women into the telecoms-engineering space

    Huawei gears up for Cloud Africa launch in March 2019

    February 14, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Company NewsComments Off on Huawei gears up for Cloud Africa launch in March 2019

    In 2018, Huawei announced plans to launch its first public cloud datacentre in Africa, however there was mention of location nor exact date of the launch. In a recent statement issued by Huawei, the company confirmed the launch to happen in March 2019 and...

  • Visa launches fintech fast-track program in Africa

    February 12, 2019 • East Africa, Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Visa launches fintech fast-track program in Africa

    Visa has just announced it is expanding its fast-track program to support fintechs in the Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEMEA) region as part of its efforts in developing the next generation of digital payment solutions. Already rolled...

  • Gartner predicts global IT spending to reach $3.8 trillion in 2019

    January 28, 2019 • Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments Off on Gartner predicts global IT spending to reach $3.8 trillion in 2019

    Global IT spending is anticipated to increase by 3.2 percent and reach $3.8 trillion in 2019 due to growth in the cloud, Internet of Things (IoT), and data centre markets. According to Gartner, spending is shifting from mobile devices to the cloud and data...

  • Ethiopia, Tanzania and Kenya among the top scoring economies; Uganda records strongly improved risk-reward score

    Postal operators can help drive down remittance costs in parts of Africa

    June 16, 2018 • East Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Postal operators can help drive down remittance costs in parts of Africa

    Money received from loved ones working abroad can transform a family’s living standards. From Albania to Australia and from Bahrain to Bangladesh, the essential bridges built between countries due to remittances support migrant families and keep children in...

  • Michael Moran, CEO of Aon Inpoint.

    Cyber insurance premiums to outpace all others, according to a global analysis from Aon

    June 10, 2018 • Top StoriesComments Off on Cyber insurance premiums to outpace all others, according to a global analysis from Aon

    A series of commercial global P&C insurance market reports from Aon Inpoint, Aon’s data, analytics, engagement and consulting team, found that by 2021 the most rapid growth of premiums will be seen in cyber insurance products. In addition, the financial...

  • Smart factories: unlocking new global opportunities for local manufacturers

    June 15, 2017 • General, Southern AfricaComments Off on Smart factories: unlocking new global opportunities for local manufacturers

    As the likes of advanced robotics, machine learning, 3D printing, connected sensors and augmented reality transform the traditional manufacturing industry, some tantalising new opportunities emerge for local manufacturers. Recent research from Capgemini...

  • How to establish a world class business communication system

    GSMA Records 5 Billionth Mobile Subscriber World Wide

    June 14, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on GSMA Records 5 Billionth Mobile Subscriber World Wide

    According to real-time data from GSMA Intelligence, the research arm of the GSMA, the world’s mobile industry has signed up its 5 billionth unique mobile subscriber  The 5 billion milestone means that more than two-thirds of the global population is now...

  • Ericsson to provide ICT for disaster response

    March 12, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Ericsson to provide ICT for disaster response

    ICT plays a critical role in global disaster response, where efficient and effective emergency communications contribute to saving lives and alleviating suffering. Ericsson and Save the Children today announced that the parties have signed a partnership...

  • Global mobile phone shipments rose to 1.6 billion in 2012

    January 25, 2013 • Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Global mobile phone shipments rose to 1.6 billion in 2012

    According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global mobile phone shipments grew by a modest 2 percent annually to reach 1.6 billion units in 2012. Samsung was the star performer, accounting for 1 in 4 of all mobile phones shipped worldwide last...

  • BlackBerry BIS service disruptions in EMEA region

    October 10, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on BlackBerry BIS service disruptions in EMEA region

    BlackBerry BIS (BlackBerry Internet Service) subscribers have experienced service disruptions with some blaming the outage on BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) Ltd. According to The Wall Street Journal, Problems appeared to be limited to accessing the...

  • SEACOM showcases first global 500Gb/s network trial

    August 1, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on SEACOM showcases first global 500Gb/s network trial

    SEACOM and Infinera Corp, a leading US-based digital optical networking equipment supplier, today announced the first global 5x 100 Gigabit per second (100 Gb/s) optical transmission trial over a distance of 1732 kilometres. The 500Gb/s trial was run over and...

  • Accenture: Prepare for Digitial Realities

    July 12, 2011 • Top StoriesComments Off on Accenture: Prepare for Digitial Realities

    According to the 2011 Accenture Global Media and Entertainment survey, 91% of senior executives of media and entertainment companies admit that they are not taking full advantage of customer data that can deliver customised content, leaving them ill-prepared...

  • Comviva VP highlights key VAS trends in Africa

    July 8, 2011 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (1)

    Africa should not be seen as a homogenous market. VAS (Value Added Services) trends in Africa’s 55 countries and territories are often very different, but there are some conspicuous similarities that are prevalent on the continent. This is according to...

  • Starcomms inks deal with SkyVision

    July 7, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Starcomms inks deal with SkyVision

    Starcomms Nigeria, a broadband provider, has contracted SkyVision Global Networks Limited to provide its broadband fibre connectivity solutions in the country. The solution will aid Starcomms’ connectivity based on its point-of-presence located in Lagos and...

  • Comviva drives African data volumes

    July 6, 2011 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Comviva drives African data volumes

    Comviva, a provider of mobile solutions beyond VAS, says its Mobile Data Solutions can help operators in Africa increase their data volume by 41% and increase the ARPU (Average Revenue per User) by 20%. “Africa has witnessed the highest growth in mobile...