BREAKING NEWS»
East African countries to expand One-Network-Area to data, mobile money

East African countries to expand One-Network-Area to data, mobile money

Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan and Uganda will in the next year extend the One-Network-Area concept to data and mobile money. Read more
Kenya Internet users surpass 26m  Kenya Internet users surpass 26m The number of internet users in Kenya has grown to 26.1 million, largely due to mobile phone penetration.
APC judgment: NCC seeks stay of executionAPC judgment: NCC seeks stay of execution NCC is seeking a stay of execution of judgement following a notice of appeal against the High Court judgement that it violated the rights of the APC.
NCC postpones 2.6GHz spectrum auction againNCC postpones 2.6GHz spectrum auction again Nigeria’s telecoms industry regulator has again postponed the proposed auctioning of the 2.6 gigahertz (GHZ) spectrum band.
Click here for more!

MORE NEWS

Cybercrime now a “top five” economic threat in East Africa

Thursday 2 Apr
SECURITY
Cybercrime has grown to become one of the top five types of economic fraud in East Africa, according to PwC manager John Kamau.»

SkyVision introduces internet TV in Africa

Thursday 2 Apr
BROADCASTING
SkyVision Global Network is seeking to introduce advanced Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) as well as satellite networks in Africa.»

Huawei: why Togo internet connections lag

Thursday 2 Apr
INTERNET
Huawei West Africa V-P Shi Wei Liang has explained why Togo still suffers from slow and inconsistent internet access.»

Stanbic Bank offers holiday tips to ATM users

Wednesday 1 Apr
SECURITY
As has become the norm during the holidays, Stanbic Bank Botswana has prepared safety tips for those wishing to use ATMs ahead of the Easter long weekend as part of a concerted effort to ensure greater financial security amongst Batswana.»

Airtel Rwanda to introduce Airtel Money micro loans

Wednesday 1 Apr
VALUE ADDED SERVICES
In a bid to expand reach into mobile financial services, Airtel Rwanda has announced plans to introduce micro-loans on Airtel Money on April 1, 2015 in a partnership with Atlantis Microfinance Limited.»

BTCL, SA’s Vodafone seal partnership

Tuesday 31 Mar
BUSINESS
Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL) and South African based Vodafone have signed a non-equity partnership agreement. »

Mascom Derby horse race extravaganza for Botswana

Tuesday 31 Mar
BUSINESS
Mascom is doing it again this year with its annual Mascom horse racing event which has been on the Mascom calendar for at least 10 years. Each year during the Easter holidays, Botswana’s leading mobile telephony provider gets people to Botswana’s tourist resort of Maun for the race.  »

Gilat Satcom launches Village Island satellite service for rural Africa

Tuesday 31 Mar
INTERNET
Gilat Satcom has launched its ‘Village Island’ portfolio which enables rural villages and remote communities in Africa where ARPUs are low to take control of their digital futures.»

BIC, Orange Money agree on payment service

Tuesday 31 Mar
VALUE ADDED SERVICES
Botswana Insurance Company (BIC) and Orange Botswana have entered into a partnership which will now enable BIC customers to make their premium payments through the Orange Money mobile money service.»

Gabon Telecom, union showdown far from over

Tuesday 31 Mar
TELECOMS
The showdown between Gabon Telecom (GT) and SYNATEL, the union of telecommunication workers, is far from over despite the court’s warning and the government’s intervention.»

Cyber law takes bite at first victim

Monday 30 Mar
INTERNET
Journalist and blogger Daniel Kenosi has become the first known casualty of the cybercrime law that Botswana's law makers have been trying to put into effect. »

Togo women get down to ICT training, business

Monday 30 Mar
BUSINESS
Women and girls came in numbers last week to attend the three-day Female TechCamp 2015 hosted in the capital Lomé.»

Digital can overcome Africa’s challenges – Ivory Coast PM

Monday 30 Mar
GOVERNMENT
Africa has serious challenges and to overcome them, the continent needs to go the digital route, Ivory Coast Prime Minister Daniel Kablan Duncan said at the 2015 Africa IT & Telecom Forum (AITTF) last week. »

Innovative BAC Stand gets an A++ at BTE Fair 2015

Monday 30 Mar
COMPUTING
Botswana Accountancy College (BAC) which recently unveiled two new industry technology courses received top accolades among several other international awards for their exhibition stand at the Botswana Tertiary Education Conference and Fair 2015 (BTEF). »

Airtel deepens data market competition with new offers

Saturday 28 Mar
TELECOMS
In line with efforts to strengthen its relationship with customers, leading telecommunications service provider, Airtel Nigeria this week in its Lagos Banana Island Head Office, unveiled a new data campaign tagged “Join the Smartphone Network” which seeks to reward customers for their patronage, and also drive internet usage and penetration.»

PRESS OFFICES

Sage ERP AfricaSAP AfricaSage Pastel AccountingTrust PayVMWareSamsung ElectronicsMitsumi DistributionPhoenix DistributionMTN BusinessSchneider ElectricMultichoiceMicrosoft 4Afrika

FEATURED STORY

2bn priced out of internet access2bn priced out of internet access

A new report from the Alliance for Affordable Internet shows that the price of broadband remains prohibitive for billions in developing and emerging countries, with women and rural dwellers hardest hit.

VIDEOS

Telemedicine over TV white spaces

Project Kgolagano will provide internet connectivity and telemedicine services to local hospitals and clinics.

IN DEPTH

Villagers get solar training at Barefoot College Villagers get solar training at Barefoot College

The Botswana Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) has seconded seven semi-illiterate mostly Ngwatle villagers for a six month solar electrification training course at the famed Barefoot College in India. 

COMPANY NEWS

Microsoft 4Afrika launches Biz4Afrika online SME hub

Microsoft 4Afrika used the opening of the Connected East Africa event in Diani, Kenya today to launch Biz4Afrika, an online hub providing Kenyan small and medium enterprises ...