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Local firms reap rewards of BOFINET tender

Local firms reap rewards of BOFINET tender

A multi-million dollar tender issued by Botswana Fibre Networks (BOFINET) will benefit a handful of local ICT and construction organisations.  Read More

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Mobile internet “greatly improved” lives of 63% of AfricansMobile internet “greatly improved” lives of 63% of Africans Sixty-three per cent of mobile internet users in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa have said their ...
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Kaspersky Lab: Ebola hook in “Nigerian” spamKaspersky Lab: Ebola hook in “Nigerian” spam In September spammers produced topical new versions of the old “Nigerian Letter” scam, this time based ...
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Gabon, World Bank sign US$58 million-fibre optic agreementGabon, World Bank sign US$58 million-fibre optic agreement Gabon and the World Bank have signed a US$58 million agreement that will clear the ...
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Friday 24 Oct

SAPIS launches virtual event platform to empower real estate professionals

SAPIS, the Sub-Saharan Africa Property Investment Summit, has launched a platform for virtual events to enable Africa’s real estate sector to communicate and participate with ease. »
Thursday 23 Oct

Cisco warns of unprecedented growth of malicious traffic

KENYA
Threats designed to take advantage of users’ trust in systems, applications and personal networks have reached startling levels, a new report by Cisco reveals.»
Thursday 23 Oct

Fibre optic: Congo-Brazzaville releases evaluation report

The Republic of Congo has released an evaluation report on its fibre optic networks, showing that the country has already completed 53 of the 66 projects to be implemented as part of the country's Central African Backbone.»
Wednesday 22 Oct

TeliaSonera International Carrier strengthens connectivity in Western Africa

ANGOLA
TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC) and Angola Cables have announced an IP Transit agreement that will enhance regional connectivity to TSIC’s customer base along the West African coast using Angola Cables’ significant submarine cable assets.»
Tuesday 21 Oct

We’ve built West Africa's strongest aerial fibre, says Phase 3 chief

NIGERIA
The Chief Executive Officer of Phase 3 Telecom, Mr. Stanley Jegede, says the firm has invested massively in building a very robust aerial fibre network to improve connectivity across the country and the entire West African sub-region.»
Tuesday 21 Oct

Tigo gives customers free 250MB data on Alcatel smartphones

GHANA
Tigo Ghana is giving away free 250MB data and 60 minutes' talk time per month for a year to customers who purchase the latest Alcatel Pixi 2 handset.»
Monday 20 Oct

Users cover webcams due to spying fears

Kaspersky Lab research has found a large proportion of computer users cover up their webcams for fear of being spied on.»
Saturday 18 Oct

Agents jostle to join Glo Xchange

NIGERIA
The number of mobile money agents around the country has continued to swell as the Glo Xchange train moved to in Imo, Benue, Niger, Plateau and Kogi over the weekend.»
Thursday 16 Oct

Samsung Electronics sets 5G speed record

Samsung has announced that it has achieved an industry best 7.5Gbps speed record and the first-ever, uninterrupted 1.2 Gbps 5G connection while travelling 100km/h.»
Thursday 16 Oct

Malawi’s online job search engine acquires SSL Certificate

MALAWI
Malawi’s first ever online job search engine, has joined the elite in the business by acquiring an Extended Validated SSL Certificate.»
Thursday 16 Oct

New life in Gabon as country hits broadband highway

GABON
The Central African nation of Gabon is about to start speeding into the highway of broadband in a bid to deliver its people from slow, expensive and inconsistent internet.»
Tuesday 14 Oct

Costly kids: families lose money or data due to children on the net

According to joint research by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International, 18% of users in South Africa have lost either money or important information as a result of their children’s online activity. »
Monday 13 Oct

Alcatel-Lucent, MTN Nigeria to deploy ultra-broadband 100G fibre-optic data network

NIGERIA
Alcatel-Lucent is opening up Africa’s most populous nation to the benefits of ultra-broadband connectivity by launching a superfast, 100 gigabit-per-second fibre-optic network with MTN Nigeria. »
Monday 13 Oct

MainOne: ‘protect submarine cables’

NIGERIA
MainOne has joined government agencies, maritime bodies and other stakeholders with responsibilities in seabed use to clamour for the protection of submarine cables and other critical IT infrastructure.»
Saturday 11 Oct

Telecom Namibia starts work on govt fibre network

NAMIBIA
Telecom Namibia Managing Director Frans Ndoroma says the national telecommunications services provider has started constructing a fibre-based network to connect the central government to the administrative capitals of all 14 regions in the country.»
Saturday 11 Oct

MainOne partners with Lagos Garage

NIGERIA
MainOne has signed a deal with Lagos Garage, ensuring that the 440.ng startups will have all the high-speed internet they need to build and ship their products. »

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