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Huge growth predicted for 5G in its first six years

There will be around 1.4-billion 5G connections by 2025, an increase from just 1 million in 2019, the anticipated first year of commercial launch...

2 days ago

Transforming agricultural education through technology

When it comes to training and agri-education, technology is the perfect catalyst. Just as progress is being made in farming techniques, so is the use of similar advances to drive skills and education...

By Howard Blight 2 days ago

Mozilla and fact-checker engine join fight on fake news

Mozilla, the non-profit which runs the Firefox internet browser, said it was launching a drive against "fake news"...

11 Aug 2017

Digital economy gets a boost with SACS installation

Watershed moment for African internet: installation of first direct subsea link between Africa and South America begins in Angola...

10 Aug 2017

DRC inventor has a solution to get rural Africa emailing

One inventor from the DRC believes he has developed a device that can make emailing over 100-times cheaper than it would be via cellular networks...

10 Aug 2017

Barriers to internet access in Africa revealed

Internet penetration in Africa sits at about 25%. Mozilla-backed research reveals the main barriers to internet access in African countries...

2 Aug 2017

Internet users in Nigeria hit 91.6 million

According to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the number of internet users in Nigeria's telecommunications networks has increased to 91.6 million in June...

31 Jul 2017

Connecting an unconnected Africa through Wi-Fi

The most recent figures from the International Telecommunications Union showed that Africa's internet access has increased by up to 28% between 2000 and 2015...

By Kamal Mokrani 28 Jul 2017

2017 celebrates 20 years of Africacom

The recent launch event of Africacom kicked off the celebrations for the 20th anniversary of what is described as Africa's largest, influential, technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT) conference and exhibition...

25 Jul 2017

Digital trust: the currency of the future

Digital trust, in a nutshell, is about the ability to protect the digital data shared across a vast digital ecosystem. And it may just become the currency of the future...

By Paul Williams 21 Jul 2017

Kenya's social media election: attack ads and data mining

A strikingly toxic campaign ad was unleashed online in Kenya just weeks before national elections -- a potentially explosive move in a country where politics and ethnicity are closely aligned...

17 Jul 2017

Bell Pottinger's wicked Wiki ways

Controversial London public relations firm Bell Pottinger seems to have side-stepped Wikipedia regulations and has been able to edit entries about the Gutpa family, leaked emails show...

10 Jul 2017

Making ‘big ideas' for Africa happen

Planet Earth Institute launches the PEI exChange, the first online matching platform for African development...

10 Jul 2017

.africa roadshow kicks off in Ethiopia

The .africa cross-continent roadshow to officially launch the new geographic top level domain (gTLD), kicked off at the 29th African Union (AU) Summit held at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia...

10 Jul 2017

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International

Apple axes iPod nano and shuffle

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Touch became the last iPod standing late last week as Apple removed nano and shuffle stand-alone digital music players from its lineup.

31 Jul 2017

Samsung facing growing threats despite record profits

SEOUL, South Korea: Sprawling South Korean conglomerate Samsung Electronics has recovered from a humiliating recall fiasco and the arrest of its de facto leader with remarkable speed, analysts said, after the tech giant stunned investors with record-breaking profits.

31 Jul 2017

Travel agents to benefit from travel aggregator platform, booking engine

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: TP Connects, one of the first International Air Transport Association (IATA) certified travel aggregators and IT providers, working with British Airways as a new distribution capability (NDC) service provider, has integrated directly to the airline's NDC APIs with a B2B reseller platform and internet booking engine for online travel agencies.

28 Jul 2017

Utilities including nuclear firms hacked

WASHINGTON, US: Firms operating nuclear power plants and other energy facilities in the US have been hacked in recent months, the New York Times reported Thursday, 6 July.

10 Jul 2017

Microsoft announces 'some' job cuts

SAN FRANCISCO, USA: Microsoft said Thursday it was cutting an unspecified number of jobs amid reports the US tech giant was reorganising its global sales operations.

7 Jul 2017

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