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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

Three African markets worst affected by spam calls

Truecaller Insights reveals the top 20 countries affected by spam calls in 2017, including the top three 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

TelOne introduces 'Alert Me' service

TelOne has introduced "Alert Me" service for all its broadband customers, where customers will now be able to receive updates on their data balance...

27 Jul 2017

Orange agrees to back Egyptian tech startups

Global mobile operator Orange has agreed to support and fund Egyptian technology-focused startups to help them transform their ideas into sustainable businesses...

By Tom Jackson 26 Jul 2017

Etisalat Nigeria has changed to 9mobile

Emerging Markets Telecommunication Services Limited (EMTS), which previously traded as ‘Etisalat Nigeria' has changed its name to 9mobile...

19 Jul 2017

TNM invests K22 billion in network, revises data tariffs - are they justified?

Telekom Networks Malawi has, over the past 18 months, invested over K22 billion (U$30 million) to upgrade its network. In an interview, CEO Douglas Stevenson discusses the benefits of the investment...

Issued by Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM) 27 Jun 2017

TNM solar revolution, light, power for all

TNM, bothered with the inconveniences their customers face, partnered with Team Planet to pioneer a solar revolution in Malawi to ease the lives of millions of Malawians by keeping them always connected...

By Kondwani Magombo, Issued by Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM) 26 Jun 2017

4G subscriptions continue to grow in Africa

According to Dataxis, in 2016, most 4G subscribers came from a few leading countries in northern and southern Africa. Significant disparities in 4G development and adoption still exist depending on the country...

20 Jun 2017

Africa's mobile tower market to undergo growth spurt

A recent Frost & Sullivan analysis estimates that the market for tower services is expected to grow at a compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.8% over the period 2016-2021...

15 Jun 2017

Greater investments needed to drive data explosion in Africa

Experts at the International Telecoms Week conference in Chicago have highlighted the need to accelerate investment in Africa to facilitate the continent's broadband data explosion...

22 May 2017

Orange becomes market leader in Liberia after acquisition

Orange launches its brand in Liberia and continues to build on its strong presence in West Africa...

22 May 2017

Vodacom to buy R35bn stake in Safaricom

In what is the largest transaction Vodacom has done to date, the mobile telecoms group will buy most of its parent, Vodafone's, interest in Kenya's Safaricom in a share-swap deal valued at R35bn...

17 May 2017

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International

Could Google become the dominant force in hospitality?

Google, whose mantra used to be ‘Don't be evil' (until it dropped it for the motto ‘Do the right thing'), is almost omnipresent in our lives these days. We use it for all sorts of online searches, whether it's trying to access arcane information or find our way from A to B.

By Stuart Pallister 11 hours ago

Australia to regulate virtual currency exchanges like Bitcoin

SYDNEY - Australia is set to regulate virtual currency exchanges such as Bitcoin and strengthen the powers of its financial intelligence agency Austrac as it cracks down on money laundering and terrorism financing.

3 days ago

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

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