Researchers from the University of California in San Diego claim they have found a way to optimize lab-based modules to such an extreme that a Wi-Fi radio, used in IoT for communications with a network, could soon be using 5000-times less energy and still have enough bandwidth to send video, reports NetworkWorld who write that […]

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Nutanix, a worldwide leader in enterprise cloud computing, announced the adoption of its software by UK-based Total Gas & Power, a gas and electricity supplier for industry, commercial and business sectors. Nutanix’s solution has placed the energy company on track to develop a single streamlined architecture, aiding it in reducing operational overheads as well as […]

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Nutanix Cloud Solutions, Digital transformation Modernises Ailing Infrastructure of UK Energy Company

SA drinks startup Quench announces service expansion and new driver appStellenbosch-based tech startup Quench Delivery has announced a host of new developments this year, including an app relaunch, the introduction of a separate driver app, and the expansion of its service to additional regions in the country.
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SA drinks startup Quench announces service expansion and new driver app

Vivo today unveils the third generation of its APEX concept smartphone – the Apex 2020, a new flagship. This new smartphone builds atop the successes of its previous generations to feature more cutting-edge technologies with a focus still on Vivo’s aesthetic pursuits. “This flagship product displays a major breakthrough in visual effects that are based […]

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Vivo’s New Apex 2020 Flagship Smartphone Announced

A new ITU standard highlights that compliance with the Paris Agreement will require the information and communication technology (ICT) industry to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 45 per cent from 2020 to 2030. 

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ICT industry to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 45 per cent by 2030

A highly popular game that lets players simulate virus, bacterial and fungal invasions all over the world has been removed from Apple and Xiaomi app stores, with users unable to install the game. The game had been enjoying a renewed popularity since the Covid-19 outbreak, writes Technode. Chinese authorities have on occasion banned adult content […]

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Plague Inc. – Popular Game About Simulating Pandemics Banned from Chinese App Stores

Blue Label Telecoms launches new non-profit organisationJSE-listed mobile technology group Blue Label Telecoms has launched a new non-profit organisation (NPO) that aims to partner with social entrepreneurs and other NPOs to drive large-scale socioeconomic development across South Africa. The Trust Blu Foundation will focus on reducing unemployment and inequality of opportunity in South Arica by enabling informal, micro and small enterprises to grow.
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Blue Label Telecoms launches new non-profit organisation

Usually, if you’re in any part a member of the corporate or business world you would have probably heard of LinkedIn. If by any chance you haven’t then the website could be explained as a Facebook-esque social media website that is both part interactive CV and part job fair. The Facebook and social media qualities […]

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LinkedIn Snapchat-like Stories: Another Attempt at Relevancy?

Orange will be the first global telecom operator to integrate satellite-based revolutionary terabitscale O3b mPOWER communications system in its network, to support the growing demand for connectivity in Africa.

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Orange, SES team up on O3b mPOWER Communications System and open a New Era for Satellite

MTN Benin and Gozem have teamed up to give MTN subscribers the chance to order motorcycle taxis, tricycles and car taxis via Gozem’s Android & iOS applications without consuming their internet data package. This strategic ‘Zero-Rating’ partnership between Gozem and MTN Benin creates mutual value by facilitating access to affordable transport for MTN Benin subscribers […]

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MTN will no longer use Consumer’s Internet Data when Hailing Rides in Benin

ACS, a division of Altron that provides secure data hosting for the Altron Group of companies as well as external customers across South Africa, announced on Thursday, 27 February 2019, that it has strengthened its partnership with VMware cloud Provider partner Routed. This partnership aims to enhance ACS’s current disaster recovery (DR) offering with a […]

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ACS partners with Routed and VMware to Enchance Disaster Recovery Solution

Future-proof your application strategyA leading retail bank in India recently revamped its consumer application. Within three days, bank customers downloaded the app 100 million times. Unfortunately, the users began reporting errors in stock account details whenever they restarted the app. In the end, the bank lost customers to a competitor that provided a more seamless user experience on its mobile application.
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Back in the day, the theft and loss of backup tapes and laptops were a primary cause of data breaches. That all changed when systems were redesigned and data at rest was encrypted on portable devices. Not only did we use technology to mitigate a predictable human problem, but we also increased the tolerance of […]

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Is the cloud really safe?

Using AI in your marketing approachAs a marketing student many years ago, I found consumer behaviour to be one of the most fascinating subjects. Mainly because of its focus on the understanding of consumers and why they act the way they do.
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Lara Rosmarin aims to change the playing field for businesswomenHead of Entrepreneurial and Enterprise The digital economy has forever changed the way the world does business, but those who do not adapt will be left behind. Unfortunately, women globally lack access to both technologies and digital skills that could enable them to seize the opportunities of the digital economy.
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Google is releasing its web-based version of Google Earth on browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Opera today, reports The Verge. Google released Earth for web integration in 2017, killing its desktop app while it was at it. Earth launched on the web with the Chrome-only Native Client, or NaCl, as there wasn’t a […]

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Google Earth Finally Available on Browsers Other than Chrome

#DI2020: Why technology is nothing unless it touches someone's lifeCreative director of Google Creative Lab Robert Wong started off his Design Indaba presentation by saying he was the most insecure he’s ever been when he started at Google 12 years ago. A graphic designer with an art degree, Wong says his insecurity came from the fact that the company didn’t need his experience to succeed and there was no actual job description for him.
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#DI2020: Why technology is nothing unless it touches someone’s life

When migrating workloads and applications into the cloud, several important factors need to be considered.

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SD-WAN – the connectivity solution for the cloud era

AI can enhance customer experienceBusinesses today understand that customer service is king, and improving interaction with customers, and offering the best possible customer experience, can mean the difference between staying in business or closing the doors.
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AI can enhance customer experience

Via Afrika 4IR training course launchedVia Afrika, a South African producer of digital and printed educational content, has launched an online training course to demystify the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).
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Via Afrika 4IR training course launched

Gozem and MTN Benin announce a Zero-Rating partnership that allows MTN subscribers to use the Gozem app without consuming their internet data package.

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Gozem, MTN Benin announce zero-rating partnership

4 major digital trends in construction for 2020From cloud computing and artificial intelligence (AI), to 5G and mobility, a key trend in 2020 is the accelerated digitisation of construction companies. This is critical for future proofing their businesses and maximising efficiency and profitability.
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4 major digital trends in construction for 2020

Energy Giant Achieves Consolidated Workloads, Reduction in Operational Overheads and Improved Legacy Infrastructure Resilience.

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Total Gas & Power Modernises Infrastructure with Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Solution

Business leaders, tech aficionados and innovation heavy-weights alike are set to lead this year’s IoT conversation at the Internet of Things Forum Africa (#IOTFA2020) taking place from 25 – 26 March 2020 at Emperors Palace, Johannesburg.  Spanning two days, IOTFA2020 will tackle the theme “Enabling Enterprise Transformation with IoT” where attendees will not only get […]

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New speakers announced for 4th IoT Forum Africa

Amazon Web Services (AWS), the largest cloud computing platform on Earth, has been planning to set up an Edge location in Kenya for some time now. However new developments in Nairobi between Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and AWS execs have seen the signing of a strategic agreement between the Amazon service and Kenya’s largest mobile […]

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Safaricom Partners with Amazon in Bid to Bring More Cloud Services to East Africa

BICS, a global communications enabler, has today announced that it has joined the SMART Africa Alliance and is supporting its ‘One Africa Network’ (OAN).

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BICS joins SMART Africa Alliance to implement free roaming initiative

Massmart JSE-listed South African branch of Walmart and owner of Game, DionWired and Makro stores, reported a $110 million turnaround in its profits in 2019, plunging to a net loss of $55 million. By all accounts and measures applied to retailers, these results up to 29 December 2019 were ruinous, writes Business Insider. While Massmart […]

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DionWired Bleeding Money – No Question Why Stores Are Closing

The role of the cloud aggregatorMany companies embark on their cloud journey, only to regret their early decisions and approaches further down the line. This is according to Andre Schwan, deal solutions manager at T-Systems South Africa,
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2019 marked the ‘year of the customer’ for MTN Ghana as it saw an overall 12.3% increase in subscribers reaching to 22.6 million. The telecoms provider maintained market leadership with 55.21% market share. Service revenue increased by 22.8% year-on-year (YoY), underpinned by growth in revenue from data and Mobile Money (MoMo). Despite double-digit growth in […]

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MTN Ghana reports 12.3% Increase in Subscribers, tightening Grip on Market Share

Google is reportedly eager to work with Huawei again, after telling German news publication DPA that it has applied for licensing with the US government. This comes after US president, Donald Trump claimed that Huawei is a danger to American national security in May 2019. Trump then went on to sign an executive order allowing his […]

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Google wants to Work with Huawei despite US China Trade Ban

Safaricom has announced a strategic agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS), which will see the Telco become a reseller of AWS services.

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Safaricom partners with Amazon Web to accelerate cloud adoption in Kenya

Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) has partnered with leading online travel agency, Travelstart, to make it easy for Huawei users to search, compare and book the best deals on flights, hotels and cars for business and leisure travel. The Travelstart app called Flapp, has integrated with Huawei’s new device ecosystem, HMS, meaning that Huawei users can […]

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Huawei and Travelstart partner up on AppGallery

Samsung has already faced some tough critics despite only just launching the new Galaxy S20 series. The S20 Ultra was officially unveiled at the Unpacked event in San Francisco earlier this month. The device sports a brand-new 108mp camera architecture that combines AI with Samsung’s largest image sensor yet for stunning image quality, as well […]

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Samsung promises to improve Galaxy S20 Ultra camera following harsh reviews

The 2019 Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) puts aside increased allocations for wind power in the coming years – which will result in the renewable energy source becoming a greater part of the country’s energy grid. Plans for the construction and activation of the wind farms across the country are currently underway, writes My Broadband. The […]

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South Africa to Build 12 New Wind Farms to Replace Coal Stations by 2030

The world’s leading satellite operator, SES, has announced that NHK WORLD-JAPAN has launched on the Ethiosat TV platform, bringing the total channel count of the bouquet to 43.

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NHK WORLD-JAPAN Joins Growing TV Channels on Ethiosat

DigiFarm, Safaricom’s agritech platform, has won the Best Mobile Innovation for Emerging Markets in this year’s Global Mobile Awards (GLOMO).

 

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Safaricom’s Digifarm scoops global mobile innovation award

South Africa is the continent’s telecom powerhouse as it is home to Africa’s largest and most valuable operators – Telkom, MTN, Vodacom. MTN is the largest mobile operator in the entire continent, while Vodacom dominates the market in South Africa specifically. In terms of fixed-line, Telkom and Liquid Telekom are still the biggest and badest […]

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South Africa’s 9 Most Valuable Telecoms

In the year ahead, telco operators need to transform their business models by changing focus from products to customer-centric experiences.

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Four strategic priorities for African telco operators in 2020

2020 Digital Banking Conference - Register nowBusinessTech will host the 2020 Digital Banking Conference on 5 March 2020 at The Venue in Melrose Arch.
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Econet Global is interested in purchasing a telecommunications licence in Ethiopia, reports TechCentral. The company, founded by Zimbabwean billionaire Strive Masiyiwa, could be one of the first foreign investors to do so since the industry opened up. According to the report, the “Horn of African nation has announced plans to sell as much as 49% […]

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Econet could Buy as much as 49% of State-Owned Telecoms in Ethiopia

You’ve probably heard of it You know it’s important and that it’s going to be massive someday, maybe very soon – you also know that it’s being used more and more in unique ways to make human lives easier and better, but it is inherently a mysterious topic. The very name of blockchain seems miasmic […]

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A Guide to Finally Understanding Blockchain

Liquid Telecom Rwanda announced that it has officially launched ‘Liquid Home’ – which is, according to the company, super-fast and affordable broadband. This announcement coincides with the company’s re-brand of its retail arm from Hai to Liquid Home. “With Liquid Home, users get unlimited high-speed Internet, significant price reductions and free installation across all of our […]

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Liquid Telecom launches ‘super-fast’ fibre in Rwanda

Liquid Telecom Rwanda,  part of the leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, today launched Liquid Home, affordable super-fast broadband. This announcement coincides with the company’s re-brand of its retail arm from Hai to Liquid Home.

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Liquid Telecom launches ‘Liquid Home’ super-fast fibre broadband in Kigali

Having been previously believed to be a safe-haven asset, Bitcoin took a big slump this week amid a massive craze of equity-market selling, reports My Broadband. Having fallen as much as 3.4% on Tuesday to trade at around $9320 as of 3:19 pm. Similar cryptocurrencies and peer coins such as Dash, Litecoin and Ether each […]

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Bitcoin Fails as Coronavirus Fear causes Massive Sell-Off

MTN Group announced that it has chosen Tecnotree to be a strategic partner for its Digital Transformation journey. Tecnotree, a global provider of business support systems for the telecom industry, will commence the transformation in Ghana. As the first country to undertake this process, MTN Ghana will use Tecnotree’s Digital BSS Suite 5 to help […]

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MTN and Tecnotree team up to tackle Digital Transformation across Africa

Altron Bytes Document Solutions (ABDS) has announced the appointment of Warren Mande to Managing Director of Altron Arrow, effective 1 March 2020. Warren has enjoyed a rewarding career at Xerox and Altron – in both the UK and SA for over 17 years. He joined the company as a graduate trainee before being promoted to […]

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Altron Arrow appoints new MD

Africa stands on the precipice of emerging technologies and innovation in response to decades of hardship and frustration. Amongst those innovations are those in the AI sphere, with African developers and innovators finding unique and lucrative ways to make the lives of clients and customers easier. Here are 5 ways AI is being used from […]

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5 Ways Artificial Intelligence is Being Used in Africa

The African Development Bank and the Botswana Development Corporation (BDC) have signed a Line of Credit (LOC) totaling $80 million to help scale up key investments in the southern African country.

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African Development Bank supports development finance agency BDC with $80 million Line of Credit

Over 40% of privacy compliance technology will rely on artificial intelligence (AI) by 2023, up from 5% today, according to Gartner, Inc.  

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Over 40% of Privacy Compliance Technology Will Rely on AI in the Next Three Years

A Reddit user wrote a workaround for Google Stadia’s requirement of having a controller to play its games on smartphones. Calling it TouchStadia, user SmashShock created a JavaScript plugin to enable touch controls – and an overlay – to function with Stadia on an Android phone – with nothing else required. The Reddit thread was picked […]

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Insane Hack Lets You Play Google Stadia on Android Without Controller