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  • Top 5 African sectors ripe for transformation by IoT

    June 12, 2015 • Internet of Things, Lists, Top StoriesComments Off on Top 5 African sectors ripe for transformation by IoT

    The spread of technology is an interesting phenomenon. In some instances, it is only available to the wealthiest people or the largest businesses at first, before slowly filtering down to the rest of the populace. In other instances, it seems to be everywhere...

  • sustainable farming

    Case Study: Using satellite connectivity to support sustainable farming

    June 12, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Case Study: Using satellite connectivity to support sustainable farming

    Although not yet listed as an endangered species, Roan antelope numbers have drastically reduced across Africa in recent years. Just 60% of these animals are estimated to live in protected areas, and without urgent action the species may face extinction. In a...

  • Dick Costolo

    Twitter CEO steps down

    June 12, 2015 • Online & Social, People, Top StoriesComments Off on Twitter CEO steps down

    According to a report by the BBC, Twitter CEO, Dick Costolo has announced that he will be step down. The 51-year-old stated that he’ll no longer be Twitter’s chief executive as of July 2015. The social media platform has evolved during...

  • Vodafone CEO visits Ghana

    June 11, 2015 • PeopleComments Off on Vodafone CEO visits Ghana

    Vodafone’s regional Chief Executive Officer for Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific, Serpil Timuray, is currently visitng Ghana on a two-day working visit to Vodafone Ghana. According to Vodafone, Timuray is engaging key stakeholders in the telecoms...

  • Safaricom awards Ericsson next generation NOC deployment

    Kenya: Safaricom dismisses CA report on quality of service

    June 11, 2015 • Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Kenya: Safaricom dismisses CA report on quality of service

    According to a report by nation.co.ke, Safaricom has dismissed the Quality of Service report by the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA), which rated Safaricom, Airtel, Telkom Kenya and Essar Telecom as non-compliant. According to nation.co.ke, the...

  • BlackBerry Leap Nigeria South Africa

    BlackBerry leaps into Africa

    June 11, 2015 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top StoriesComments Off on BlackBerry leaps into Africa

    BlackBerry Limited has launched its latest smartphone, the BlackBerry Leap, in Nigeria and South Africa. According to the mobile device manufacturer, the BlackBerry Leap features the BlackBerry 10.3.1 operating system, and a five-inch HD display....

  • LTE-U Network, Ethio-Telecom

    Nigeria: Swift Networks acquires Chromecom

    June 10, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Swift Networks acquires Chromecom

    According to a report via techcabal, Nigeria-based broadband and data services provider, Swift Networks Limited has acquired Chromecom – A subsidiary of Monarch Communications Limited. According to the report, the new acquisition is set to improve...

  • MTN issues one-time-pin scam warning to customers

    Entries open for 2015 MTN App of the Year Awards

    June 10, 2015 • Company News, Top StoriesComments Off on Entries open for 2015 MTN App of the Year Awards

    The MTN Business ‘App of the Year’ Awards is back with a revamped format and new genre-related categories. The industry is moving towards a focus on content categories rather than OS or platform, and so are we. Forget comparing, ahem, apples with apples,...

  • Rudi Matjokana returns to Vodacom

    Vodacom Business provides Lagos school with internet

    June 9, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Vodacom Business provides Lagos school with internet

    Vodacom Business Nigeria has revealed that it has provided The Federal Science and Technical College, Yaba, in Lagos with Wi-Fi services for students and teachers in classrooms, laboratories, workshops and staff offices. According to the company it had also...

  • 8K videos surfacing on YouTube

    June 9, 2015 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on 8K videos surfacing on YouTube

    According to report via androidheadlines.com, video sharing platform “YouTube” has now begun to label 4K and 8K videos accordingly. In the past, users of the platform were able to stream video content at a resolution of up to 1440p; however,...

  • Tech Education

    Kenya: Airtel connects 7 schools to the internet

    June 9, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Airtel connects 7 schools to the internet

    Airtel Kenya has revealed that it has connected seven schools in the Mombasa and Central regions to the internet. According to Airtel, the aim of the “Internet for Schools” project is to provide internet connectivity to millions of pupils in the...

  • 78% of African countries will offer 4G services by the end of 2018

    Kenya: SimbaPay launches M-Pesa PayBill

    June 9, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: SimbaPay launches M-Pesa PayBill

    SimbaPay, a digital money transfer provider, has launched a new M-Pesa service which has been dubbed “M-Pesa Paybill.” According to the company, the new payment platform will allow citizens of Kenya to make bill payments whilst abroad. M-Pesa...

  • Is scheduled downtime ever acceptable?

    June 9, 2015 • Enterprise IT, Top StoriesComments Off on Is scheduled downtime ever acceptable?

    In the age of the always-on business, downtime is increasingly unacceptable – even when it’s planned and announced in advance, says Veeam Regional Manager for Southern African Warren Olivier. “In 2015 any business that has any kind of online...

  • A sea of data - but not a drop to drink

    SAP streamlining transition to new regulations for local municipalities

    June 8, 2015 • Company News, Top StoriesComments Off on SAP streamlining transition to new regulations for local municipalities

    SAP South Africa has announced its intent to engage with its ecosystem and local government with a view to assisting local government municipalities to simplify its functions and new regulatory processes, following the recently published Municipal Regulation...

  • MTN Cameroon selects Userful Desktop for Digital Schools Project

    June 8, 2015 • Company News, Top StoriesComments Off on MTN Cameroon selects Userful Desktop for Digital Schools Project

    The MTN Cameroon Foundation, in partnership with Cameroon’s Ministry of Secondary Education, recently chose Userful Desktop as the computing platform for its Digital Schools Project. Cameroon’s Digital Schools Program was recently launched in the...

  • Fortinet Middle East & Africa appoints regional marketing manager

    June 8, 2015 • PeopleComments Off on Fortinet Middle East & Africa appoints regional marketing manager

    Fortinet has revealed the appointment of Manal Abi Rafeh as its Regional Marketing Manager for the Middle East and Africa. Manal is based out of Fortinet’s regional office in Dubai Media City and will report to Yann Pradelle, Vice President, Southern...