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Safaricom Hosts the Second Annual Engineering Summit dubbed Decode 2.0

Safaricom hosted a second edition of the Safaricom Engineering Summit under the theme of “Igniting Africa’s Digital Renaissance.” The two-day forum, attended by over 800 in-person industry stakeholders and thousands of others online, seeks to build on the learnings and...

Loadshedding Spells the End of Traditional Voice Telephony

Customers reap the benefits of disruptive communications technologies as loadshedding hastens the decline of traditional voice telephony.  The telecoms voice services sector experienced a steep decline in 2022, with a particularly harsh impact from loadshedding. According to BMIT’s latest SA Voice...

Ericsson Set to Accelerate Digital Growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

The Ericson Mobility Report for June 2023, forecasts Sub-Saharan Africa to be the the region with the highest growth in total mobile data traffic, rising by 37% annually between 2022 and 2028. This increase in data traffic will primarily be...

Critical Role for DFIs as 4IR Takes Centre Stage at GovTech 2023

As the tech industry prepares itself for the GovTech conference, policy makers should be using this opportunity to engage industry on the need to create a diverse Information and Communication Technology (ICT) skills ecosystem, the need to scale up...

Bayobab Propels Nigeria’s Connectivity Landscape with National Long-Distance Operator License

Bayobab Group (Formerly MTN GlobalConnect) has officially been granted a National Long-Distance Operator License by the regulatory authorities in Nigeria. This license ushers in a new era of connectivity that is essential to meeting the surging demand for data...

Safaricom Plans to Launch Payment Service in Ethiopia

Safaricom (NSE: SCOM) Telecommunications Ethiopia, a name synonymous with innovation and connectivity, has achieved yet another milestone. In a groundbreaking move, the company was officially granted the license to operate mobile money services in Ethiopia on 11 May 2023. This...

South Africa Gears Up for Its Landmark ICT Conference

Africa's leading ICT conference, the Southern Africa Telecommunication Networks and Applications Conference (SATNAC) is back again and this year, on the theme: The Augmented Era: Navigating Artificial Intelligence in a Connected Society. Taking place from 27–29 August 2023, this event...

$8.3 Million Fine Issued to Airtel from Chad for QoS

Airtel Africa, a leading provider of telecommunications and mobile money services, with a presence in 14 countries in Africa, primarily East Africa and Central and West Africa, was recently issued a fine of $8.3 million by the Chadian government...

MTN’s Growth Amidst Challenging Trading Environment

In the first half of 2023, MTN continued to demonstrate resilience in its business model through the execution of their Ambition 2025 strategy. The MTN Group's H1 23 results published by the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), indicate that operating...

New Study Shows Hidden Threat to 5G Mobile Networks

A new SecurityGen study highlights a hidden threat to 5G mobile networks from GTP-based cyber-attacks. Telecom security experts call on operators to apply comprehensive cyber-security measures against GTP threats.  A new study by SecurityGen, the global provider of security solutions and...
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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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