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Kenya leads smart city charge in Africa

While many see Africa as lagging in harnessing the benefits of smart city development, Kenya is leading the charge to embrace this new technology-rich ecosystem...

9 hours ago

Orange, Riverbed to simplify hybrid network management
Orange, Riverbed to simplify hybrid network management

In an aim to enable customers to simplify the management of their hybrid networks, Orange Business Services in partnership with Riverbed Technology is launching an SD-WAN technology solution...

11 hours ago

It's great to share: As TNM launches data sharing service
It's great to share: As TNM launches data sharing service

BLANTYRE, Malawi: Malawi's integrated mobile network and ICT service provider TNM is proud to announce the launch of data sharing, an innovative service that allows customers to share their data with friends and family...

Issued by Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM) 23 Mar 2017

Africa's food security challenges driving technological innovation
Africa's food security challenges driving technological innovation

"Smart farming solutions will become the cornerstone of global food production over the next decade."

20 Mar 2017

rAge Cape Town cancels 2017 event
rAge Cape Town cancels 2017 event

The organisers of gaming expo rAge have announced that the show's Cape Town leg has been cancelled...

13 Mar 2017

MyBroadband launches its premier business IT magazine
MyBroadband launches its premier business IT magazine

MyBroadband has launched the first edition of the MyBroadband Magazine, which aims to be the premium business IT print publication in South Africa...

Issued by MyBroadband 8 Mar 2017

BitCo launches uncapped wireless DSL connectivity for small to medium enterprises
BitCo launches uncapped wireless DSL connectivity for small to medium enterprises

National internet and telephony service provider BitCo's Wireless DSL (WDSL) is an entry-level alternative to their standard premium wireless connectivity solutions...

Issued by BitCo 2 Mar 2017

Survey offers insights into global trends, future of smart cities
Survey offers insights into global trends, future of smart cities

As cities and solution providers develop their smart city strategies, they are trying to understand which solutions and business models hold the greatest promise in this growing market...

27 Feb 2017

GSMA report encourages government policies for inclusive digital economies
GSMA report encourages government policies for inclusive digital economies

The GSMA has released its Embracing the Digital Revolution: Policies for Building the Digital Economy report which encourages governments to pursue policies that incentivise investment and promote development of digital economies...

27 Feb 2017

Google Maps adds bucket list feature
Google Maps adds bucket list feature

You can create lists of places, share your lists and follow other lists, all without ever leaving the Google Maps app...

15 Feb 2017

#DesignMonth: Is SA smart-city ready?
#DesignMonth: Is SA smart-city ready?

With the global smart cities market projected to reach $1.56tn by 2020, SA still has much to do in terms of meeting the necessary infrastructure and connectivity requirements to smarten up our cities...

By Sindy Peters 15 Feb 2017

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Customer service is not a science, says Cell C CEO

A simple and common sense message that came across loud and clear at the Ask Afrika Orange Index Conference on Thursday, 9 February 2017 that seems to be the key to success in customer service was to create more real, meaningful human connections...

By Jessica Tennant 13 Feb 2017

Black & Veatch report looks at smart city ecosystems
Black & Veatch report looks at smart city ecosystems

According to Black & Veatch's 2017 Strategic Directions: Smart City/Smart Utility Report, fulfilling the smart city promise, transforming cities and infrastructure, will require integrating communication technology and increasing stakeholder engagement...

8 Feb 2017

MTN Group trades 51% shares in INT Towers
MTN Group trades 51% shares in INT Towers

MTN Group has announced that it will exchange its 51% interest in Nigeria Tower InterCo B.V., the parent company of INT Towers Limited...

6 Feb 2017

Government plans for mobile networks could be disastrous
Government plans for mobile networks could be disastrous

According to the Free Market Foundation, a new government policy has the potential to disrupt established mobile network infrastructures...

3 Feb 2017

BitCo launches its Maximise Channel Partner Programme
BitCo launches its Maximise Channel Partner Programme

National internet and telephony service provider BitCo has launched their Maximise Channel Partner Programme and the name says it all...

Issued by BitCo 2 Feb 2017

Challenging times see farmers turning to smart agriculture
Challenging times see farmers turning to smart agriculture

As arable land continues to shrink, smart agriculture is rising in the global agriculture industry with rural farmers and commercial establishments alike turning to smart agriculture to maximise yields with minimal agricultural inputs...

2 Feb 2017

SA telecoms - the race is on
SA telecoms - the race is on

The South African telecommunications industry is due for some serious disruption in 2017 and beyond. Telco providers will be forced to reevaluate...

By Warren Bonheim 30 Jan 2017

IT and storage technology predictions for 2017
IT and storage technology predictions for 2017

The explosion of data in today's digital economy has resulted in a fundamental shift from using data to run the business to recognising that data is the business...

By Mark Bregman 24 Jan 2017

Keep our wireless communications industry competitive
Keep our wireless communications industry competitive

South Africa has leapfrogged into the information age with extensive wireless communications services and speedy smartphone adoption...

By Luke Muller 24 Jan 2017

Why Naspers could dominate the African MVNO space
Why Naspers could dominate the African MVNO space

Frost & Sullivan recently highlighted the top technology trend predictions for 2017, among them the need for the adoption of content intensive strategies...

By Mauritz Venter 23 Jan 2017

How seriously should you take digitalisation?
How seriously should you take digitalisation?

Today's business environment is constantly being disrupted by new market entrants using innovative technology...

By Rick Parry 20 Jan 2017

'Spectrum revolution is the end of scarcity'
'Spectrum revolution is the end of scarcity'

Speaking at the Pacific Telecommunications Council (PTC) annual conference in Hawaii yesterday, Kalpak Gude, president of the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance...

19 Jan 2017

Vodacom launches free Facebook Flex service
Vodacom launches free Facebook Flex service

Vodacom has announced the launch of Facebook Flex, a new product that gives customers on the Vodacom network an opportunity to connect...

17 Jan 2017

New taxi app books a ride for Ivory Coast middle class
New taxi app books a ride for Ivory Coast middle class

In bustling Abidjan, a homegrown company has tapped into the global taxi app revolution that has spawned Uber and other online transport networks...

16 Jan 2017

Tech, media and telco predictions for 2017: Deloitte Africa
Tech, media and telco predictions for 2017: Deloitte Africa

Deloitte Africa predicts that over 300 million smartphones, or more than one fifth of units sold in 2017, will have machine learning capabilities within the device...

16 Jan 2017

Converting scale to value in the digital economy
Converting scale to value in the digital economy

The rise of the digital economy is developing at pace globally and is now probably the single most important driver of innovation and prosperity...

By Yusof Seedat 13 Jan 2017

Recreating the spirit of Silicon Valley in South Africa
Recreating the spirit of Silicon Valley in South Africa

Silicon Valley. That magical place where employees not only work incredibly long hours but also get access to quirky benefits that create an environment...

12 Jan 2017

Does your ISP pass the speed test?
Does your ISP pass the speed test?

The internet is an essential part of our daily activities, at home and at work. As a result, the performance of your internet connection can significantly affect productivity...

By Calvin Collett 12 Jan 2017

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Future looks bright for Astral as shares soar

While MTN's latest payment-break offer to snare cash-strapped consumers deserves caution...

11 Jan 2017

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