(L-R) Mike van den Bergh, PCCW Global; Funke Opeke, MainOne; Chris Wood, WIOCC; Willem Marais, Liquid Telecom SA; Russell Southwood, Balancing Act
Unlocking Africa's digital potential

International Telecommunications Week earlier this month brought together Africa's leading wholesale carriers, mobile network operators, a host of global service providers and content distribution companies at the annual global gathering of telecommunications companies, in Chicago.

2 days ago

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Is print media dead?

Yet again, another casualty has been recorded on the global media scene. Independent Newspapers in the United Kingdom is about going all digital, thereby burying its print edition forever.

By Samuel O. Adeyemi 3 days ago

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Need for open source skills in Africa

With many businesses transitioning from legacy systems to ones built on open source (OS) software, there is a need for skilled employees that can unlock the value this approach offers.

By Matthew Lee 3 days ago

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Ericsson joins alliance to drive a digital Africa

The SMART Africa Secretariat and Ericsson have entered an information and communications technologies (ICT) partnership to meet the goal of developing a more connected and fully functioning knowledge-based society in Africa.

23 May 2016

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ShowMax expands internet TV service to sub-Saharan Africa

ShowMax, the internet TV service launched in August 2015, has expanded its footprint to 36 additional countries across sub-Saharan Africa. In total, ShowMax now supplies subscription video on demand services to 65 countries worldwide.

23 May 2016

Orange launches $60k Social Venture Prize in Africa, Middle East
Orange launches $60k Social Venture Prize in Africa, Middle East

Mobile operator Orange has launched a call for candidates for the 2016 Social Venture Prize in Africa and the Middle East, which will reward startups with prize money totalling US$62,000.

By Tom Jackson 23 May 2016

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Facebook expands video ads support

Facebook's Audience Network has expanded to support more video. These video ads will appear both in-stream (pre-roll, mid-roll and post-roll) and in-article (starting with Instant Articles) from advertisers that want to drive brand awareness and recall.

23 May 2016

BrandsEye launches 360 media monitoring solution
BrandsEye launches 360 media monitoring solution

BrandsEye, a global leader in data analytics and media intelligence, has announced the launch of a new service which will add to its present online intelligence solution. The new service will allow companies a full 360 service offering that tracks real-time social, print and broadcast, and multimedia engagements within their brand.

22 May 2016