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New age e-commerce consumers challenge traditional business models

New age e-commerce consumers challenge traditional business models

African consumers are increasingly searching online platforms with commercial intent, says DHL. Read More

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Airtel Kenya invests Sh 2.5 billion in 3G networkAirtel Kenya invests Sh 2.5 billion in 3G network Bharti Airtel has announced that it has invested Ksh. 2.5 billion to upgrade its network ...
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Bridge Alliance, Ericsson partner to fuel the Internet of ThingsBridge Alliance, Ericsson partner to fuel the Internet of Things Bridge Alliance, composed of 36 mobile operators from Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa, has chosen to ...
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Tigo, Jumia partner on online shoppingTigo, Jumia partner on online shopping Mobile Network Operator Tigo has entered into a partnership with online retail store, Jumia, to enable ...
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Wednesday 25 Feb

CEC Liquid Telecom launches FTTH in Zambia

ZAMBIA
CEC Liquid Telecommunications Limited has launched its Fibre To The Home (FTTH) service, over which homes and businesses of all sizes can access superfast broadband with unlimited data packages.»
Monday 23 Feb

Senegal prepares national plan to protect children online

SENEGAL
Senegal is taking action to ensure that its children are protected online and do not become victims of harmful content, cybercrime, bullying and other criminal offences perpetrated by syndicates on the internet.»
Sunday 22 Feb

MEA IoT market to boom in 2015

The Internet of Things (IoT) market in Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (CEMA) region is taking off. Although still nascent, it is growing rapidly and offers considerable potential for the rest of the decade, according to IDC.»
Thursday 19 Feb

Airtel Kenya launches UnlimiNET bundles for unlimited connections

KENYA
Airtel Kenya has announced the introduction of a flexible and affordable bundled tariff dubbed UnlimiNET. »
Wednesday 18 Feb

Telstra taps Internet Solutions’ network for South Africa expansion

Telstra today announced the launch of a new Point of Presence (PoP) in Johannesburg, increasing its network footprint in South Africa and providing greater connectivity and redundancy options for businesses operating across the continent.»
Tuesday 17 Feb

Start focusing on social media as a service channel

Too few companies have started to think about social media as a customer service tool, says 25AM.»
Tuesday 17 Feb

TogoCel to launch 4G technology this year

Togo mobile market leader Togo Cellulaire (TogoCel), a subsidiary of government-controlled Togo Telecom, announced that it would introduce the 4G technology in 2015 to help its subscribers change gear and travel faster in the internet lane.»
Tuesday 17 Feb

Liquid Telecom raises $150m to expand network

The Liquid Telecom Group has announced that it has raised US$150 million which will fund the further expansion of its fibre network in Africa.»
Monday 16 Feb

Cable vandalism: Phase 3 urges aerial fibre deployment

NIGERIA
Phase3 Telecom has called on telcos and other industry operators to explore the deployment of aerial OFC to assure seamless services, stressing that the option provides a more reliable option than metro terrestrial fibre, which is susceptible to willful and accidental vandalism.»
Monday 16 Feb

Orange Botswana launches “Superfast” 4G

BOTSWANA
Superfast services are available for consumers and businesses for the first time ever from Friday the 13th as Orange, Botswana most advanced digital communications company, launches its new 4G service in Gaborone.»
Monday 16 Feb

Congo Brazzaville, Turkey to collaborate on Central African Backbone project

CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE
The Republic of Congo and Turkey look set to work together for the advancement of the Central African Backbone (CAB), a fibre optic project to interlink cities, towns and villages of Central Africa and connect countries with each other.  »
Monday 16 Feb

Broadband Council seeks accelerated implementation of national plan

NIGERIA
Nigeria's National Broadband Council has tasked stakeholders with accelerating the implementation of the National Broadband Plan, which seeks to raise the level of broadband penetration in the country.»
Friday 13 Feb

Unitel, Ericsson first in Africa with 450 Mbps on a commercial LTE network

ANGOLA
Ericsson and Unitel today announced the successful demonstration of the end-to-end LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) Carrier Aggregation (CA) solution capable of supporting data speeds up to 450 Mbps. »
Friday 13 Feb

Sage One Accounting, MTN Business to storm African cloud market

The Sage One Accounting cloud accounting software is now available in a number of major markets throughout sub Saharan Africa, following a partnership between Sage Pastel Accounting and MTN Business. »
Thursday 12 Feb

BOFINET targets three fibre-optic expansion projects in 2015

BOTSWANA
Botswana’s new Minister of Transport and Communications, Tshenolo Mabeo, has vowed to complete the projects that were left unfinished when his predecessor switched ministries. »
Wednesday 11 Feb

Gabon head of state joins Twitter

GABON
Ali Bongo Ondimba, the President of Gabon, has become the latest African head of state to open a Twitter account. »

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