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Kenya launches phase 2 of national fibre project

Kenya launches phase 2 of national fibre project

Dr Fred Matiangi, cabinet secretary at Kenya’s Ministry of ICT, has launched phase two of the National Optic Fibre Backbone Infrastructure (NOFBI) project, which looks to ease communication across counties and improve government service delivery. Read More

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Hunt on for Africa’s music talentHunt on for Africa’s music talent Bharti Airtel has partnered with TRACE Music Star and global recording icon Akon to roll out ...
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Dimension Data announces Wirelessco Dimension Data announces Wirelessco Dimension Data MEA is to launch a new company, WirelessCo, which will build and operate an ...
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Blu Telecommunication unveils Founders Campaign at Accra MallBlu Telecommunication unveils Founders Campaign at Accra Mall Blu Telecommunication, one of three companies authorised by the National Communications Authority to provide 4G internet ...
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Thursday 25 Sep

Mziiki takes free streaming music from Africa across the globe

The Mziiki African music streaming service offers an extraordinary and diverse array of African musical talent alongside international content, and all for free. »
Monday 22 Sep

Half the world will be online by 2017

A new report on broadband access worldwide says 50% of people will have internet access by 2017, but the lowest levels of access are still in sub-Saharan Africa. »
Saturday 20 Sep

Phase3 Telecom upgrades Adam Smith’s facility

NIGERIA
Phase3 Telecom has upgraded its communications solutions offering to Adam Smith West Africa’s operations.»
Saturday 20 Sep

Vodacom: cloud computing is IT industry game changer

NIGERIA
Vodacom Business Nigeria says cloud computing will address all issues relating to reduction in cost of operating business in the country, but it lamented that businesses in the country are still lagging behind, with only a third of them currently using cloud technology.»
Friday 19 Sep

PWC: Internet to generate most media spend across Africa

Increased Internet access will generate more consumer spend than any other media product or service in the next five years in the South African entertainment and media industry, according to a report issued by PwC.»
Friday 19 Sep

Telecom Namibia launches 120Mbps FTTP high-speed broadband

NAMIBIA
Telecom Namibia has launched new unlimited high speed broadband service with speeds up to 120Mbps in certain parts of the country.»
Friday 19 Sep

DRC: 80 million people, few ISPs

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
With only around 20 ISPs operating in DRC, users report a lack of competition and high prices.»
Thursday 18 Sep

Gartner: dramatic change for data centre market

Four disruptive factors will force dramatic changes in the data centre (DC) market by year-end 2016, according to Gartner. »
Thursday 18 Sep

EFCC searches for $38m bank e-fraudster

NIGERIA
Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)  has started a manhunt for a 38-year-old bank worker over the alleged theft of $38 million from his employers by hacking into computer systems.»
Wednesday 17 Sep

Schoolboy named SA’s Social Media Star of 2014.

SOUTH AFRICA
Schoolboy Nadav Ossendryver, who founded the Kruger Sightings website when he was just 15, has been awarded for building his wildlife sightings service into the most viewed YouTube channel based in South Africa.  »
Wednesday 17 Sep

Pamoja, Symantec unite on African cloud ecosystem

KENYA
Pamoja, a leading cloud services company and aggregator for Symantec’s cloud range of security services, will, together with Symantec, host a partner information session in Nairobi, Kenya to launch their cloud services.»
Tuesday 16 Sep

1bn minutes through Nigerian interconnect exchange carriers

NIGERIA
World Telecom Labs (WTL) today announced that more than 1 billion minutes have passed through its specialist 2nd generation VoIP switches deployed by five of Nigeria’s interconnect exchange carriers.»
Tuesday 16 Sep

SEACOM introduces NAPAfrica Remote Peering service

SEACOM has launched a NAPAfrica Remote Peering service that enables NAPAfrica members connected to at least one NAPAfrica exchange point to easily peer with all NAPAfrica exchange point members, across SEACOM’s South African IP/MPLS backbone.»
Friday 12 Sep

Financial phishing skyrockets

Kaspersky Lab’s experts have reported a substantial increase in the amount of financial phishing in spam globally.»
Thursday 11 Sep

SA, Kenya cloud revenues to more than double by 2018

KENYA
The combined revenues of the cloud computing markets in South Africa and Kenya will more than double to US$288 million in 2018 from US$114.6 million in 2013, says a new report.»
Thursday 11 Sep

Scribes seek freedom in cyberspace

BOTSWANA
Journalists from the Southern African bloc were in Botswana for deliberations on the findings of an earlier survey on “Freedom of Expression in Cyberspace.” »

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MFarmer SMS redefines market access for Ugandan farmersMFarmer SMS redefines market access for Ugandan farmers

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Schneider Electric has announced the signing of an exclusive agreement with Samansco, a Zimbabwean renewable energy, back-up power and appropriate technology company.

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Extending a longstanding partnership, SAP is a founding member of The Global Fund’s new Innovation Coalition to support disease prevention and treatment.