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Thirty-eight per cent (38%) of South African consumers say they are happy for the government to monitor their social media activity to keep its citizens safe – this is according to Kaspersky’s latest report, Social credits and security: Embracing the world of ratings. At the same time, 67% of local respondents were ready to reveal […]
Launch to begin with in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia and Africa
Since the onset of COVID-19 and the consequential lockdown, reliable and fast Internet connectivity has become a vital requirement for businesses and individuals working and learning from home. Expansion in the digital economy and the resultant exponential growth in demand for connectivity is driving the laying of underground fibre-optic cable to feed internet-hungry homes and […]
A transformative subsea cable for future internet connectivity in Africa was announced by global and African partners today, 2Africa will be one of the largest subsea projects in the world, connecting 23 countries in Africa, the Middle East and Europe.
The current situation we are facing globally, requires us all be remain highly connected as most businesses are forced to work remotely. However, many employees do not have access to Wi-Fi or stable internet connections in their homes, never mind other IT infrastructure, especially with Africa’s connectivity issues.
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) and cariers in the country have dismissed fears over the rollout of 5G in Lagos today (Monday).
In the face of a rapid worldwide traffic explosion from private, public and government entities all across the world, there was some worry from experts that the increasing surge in bandwidth would be too much for the internet’s infrastructure to maintain. Now, with all indications hinting that there have been a few hot spots, the […]
WBA supports the decision of the FCC to open the 6GHz band for Wi-Fi use and confirms early tests show Wi-Fi 6E’s unprecedented speeds and hyper-low latency
Launched from Puerto Rico, the balloons will join the initial fleet already in Kenya, in the coming few weeks
African Development Bank has raised an exceptional $3 billion, three-year bond to help alleviate the economic and social impact of the COVID-19 pandemic
As broadband comes under pressure amid the Covid-19 lockdown, millions of internet users worldwide are getting frustrated about the poor quality of their internet connection. The frustration is even worse for those who watch videos on their smartphones.
A digital communications expert has slammed Google’s decision to use public data to show which places are complying with stay-at-home orders, calling it problematic.
Google mobility trend to social places drops by over 45% in Kenya
Special emergency session of the Broadband Commission pushes for action to extend internet access and boost capacity to fight COVID-19
In Uganda, many users interviewed by Biztechafrica deplore the slowness of the connection, from both MTN and Airtel.
First Loon internet balloon spotted in Kenya
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will, from now on, have access to online shared lessons during the Covid-19 outbreak
Kenya’s telco giant Safaricom is partnering with universities to offer subsidized e-learning tariffs to students and faculties in order to facilitate online classes.
3 600 schools in DRC schools to get Konnect Africa’s high-speed internet
While we are facing a challenging time with the spread of Covid-19 in Zambia, staying connected has never been more important. MTN Zambia’s top priorities are to keep our customers connected and our employees safe and healthy.
The Online Job place site, BrighterMonday has rolled out a recruitment technology that enables employers to select the right candidates for the job to be done through industry based assessments for each role
Widespread Wireless Industry Support of OpenRoaming as Industry Standard
Supply chain disruption globally has hit the e-commerce sector in Kenya, with local players predicting slow revenues even as the country records the first case of Coronavirus.
Coronavirus has officially arrived in South Africa, and for businesses, this means considering how they are going to maintain normal operations if employees are quarantined, or asked to stay home for whatever reason.
As part of its ongoing celebration of International Women’s Day, and under the banner of this year’s theme #EachforEqual, Facebook honours women from across Africa who have been using their voices to bring people together, build and make significant impact in their communities, while inspiring other women by changing the African narrative.
Teraco has announced that Africa’s largest Internet Exchange Point (IXP), NAPAfrica, has reached a landmark with 1 Terabit per second (Tbps) of peak traffic.
Safaricom has announced a strategic agreement with Amazon Web Services (AWS), which will see the Telco become a reseller of AWS services.
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.
Google has focused on evermore precise targeting of advertising for almost as long as it has existed, but the growing power and maturity of artificial intelligence (AI) is enabling it to take smart targeting to a whole new level.
Parents have been urged to play a central role in determining what their children are doing online, this as the latest report indicates that only 38 per cent of cyberbullying victims are willing to admit to their parents.
ikTok, the leading destination for short-form mobile video, has launched a #BabyItsYou challenge, which runs from 11-14 February 2020.
Satellite-based connectivity services provided jointly by the long-term partners enabled internet in the Democratic Republic of Congo to be up and running within just four days from a submarine cable outage.
In recognition of Safer Internet Day, Google has announced a $1M pan-African Google.org fund to support innovative ideas around privacy, trust and safety for families online across sub-Saharan Africa.
Facebook is partnering with nine non-profit organisations and government agencies throughout sub-Saharan Africa to raise awareness about Internet safety and security for Safer Internet Day, celebrated today, 11 February with the theme “Together for a better Internet”.
Integrated ICT and infrastructure provider, Vox, has entered into a business partner agreement with Ellies Holdings, as part of a commitment by both companies to actively work together in expanding their respective product and solutions portfolios.
MTN Cameroon, leader of the electronics communications sector in Cameroon, has announced that mobile internet services have been completely re-established on its network.
Liquid Telecom Kenya has rolled out nationwide Internet of Things (IoT) network covering 78 per cent of the Kenyan population.
Next month, a concerned entity will facilitate the launch of yet another IT innovative platform in the form of ‘digital citizen’ initiative that seeks to protect and alert Batswana to the ever increasing dangers of unfriendly internet use and postings.