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Information and Communications Technology

Ericsson and ATU to Accelerate Growth of ICT in Africa

The African Telecommunications Union (ATU) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ericsson to help fast track rollout of technology across the continent. According to ATU, the MoU will support the growth of ICT and set the foundation...

Is Technology Africa’s Biggest Undiscovered Gold Mine?

Technology has the potential to fundamentally transform societies. Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and broadband are becoming central to the societal developments around the world – enabling rapid improvements to industrial production and societal services, positively influencing the way...

Huawei reveals 2016 Global Connectivity Index

Global improvements have been seen in overall levels of national and economic digitization... This is according Huawei’s 2016 Global Connectivity Index (GCI). In its third year, the report measures the progress of 50 nations in investing in and deploying Information...

Huawei opens its first store in Africa

Huawei, a global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, has announced the launch of its first store in Africa, offering customers direct access to Huawei devices and technical support. The store, located at Vodacom World in Midrand, Johannesburg, opened its...

Tanzania to draft new ICT laws

As technology allows more users to conduct business and transact online, Tanzania has recognized the need to formulate better ICT laws to protect users against with the growth of cybercrime and other computer-related offences. "We are in the consultation process...

Huawei receives award for “Best Cloud Platform for Africa”

Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, received a prestigious award from Informa Telecom for the “Best Cloud Platform for Africa” for their “Galax” Cloud Platform at last night’s Awards Dinner. The Huawei Galax platform focuses...

Kenya shows promise in global competitive rankings

Over the past decade the Information and Communications Technology sector has been among the major catalysts for economic growth within Africa. The sector has seen on average an estimated annual compound growth rate of 40% within the last five...

Kenya receives R425-million ICT funding

Kenya’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector has received a R425-million injection from the World Bank in a signed loan agreement between the World Bank and Kenya’s Treasury. This is the second time that Kenya received funding from the World...

African ICT job opportunities high, skills lacking

A new survey published on Tuesday reveals that as telecom jobs in Africa booms, the continent still lacks skilled workers, calling on universities and governments to do more to boost the output of telecom and IT specialists in Africa. The...

Absa ticks over online banking record

South Africa’s Absa bank today announced that the sum of their online banking transactions hit a record one trillion rand last year. This figure accounts for individual as well as small business online transactions. “For the first time in any calendar...
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