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Mobile penetration in Africa reaches 80%
Mobile penetration in Africa reaches 80%

Jumia unveils its third white paper on mobile trends in Africa, and shows Chinese dominance in the smartphone market

2 days ago

Data is falling
Data is falling

Cellphone and smartphone usage is one of South Africa's great development success stories. Mobile telecommunications and smartphones have enabled

By Luke Muller 21 Dec 2016

Frost & Sullivan's top tech trends for Africa in 2017 - Part 2
Frost & Sullivan's top tech trends for Africa in 2017 - Part 2

In continuation of Part 1, Frost & Sullivan's ICT team highlights a few tech trends

14 Dec 2016

Frost & Sullivan's top tech trends for Africa in 2017 - Part 1
Frost & Sullivan's top tech trends for Africa in 2017 - Part 1

It's easy to be inundated by the avalanche of technology that exists and is constantly coming out, leading to a plethora of emerging trends in the market and across the globe.

13 Dec 2016

Pictured from left: Eric Thimba and Porgie Gachui, co-founders of Mookh; Wandia Gichuru, CEO, and Makena Mutwiri, head of Marketing of Vivo Active Wear; Mark Zuckerberg, Ime Archibong, Emeka Afigbo of Facebook; Edna Kwinga, HR officer, and Marie Amuti, UX designer of Twiga Foods.
Zuckerberg sees entrepreneurial energy in Africa

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is in Africa to learn and share his dream of a connected world. Zuckerberg, who co-founded the social networking site

2 Sep 2016

Exciting future for continent that accesses the power of Internet of Things
Exciting future for continent that accesses the power of Internet of Things

With smartphone usage on the up and IT literacy expanding, bringing Internet of Things (IoT) level connectivity is a natural progression for this tech-hungry continent

By Brett Parker 16 Aug 2016

Opera wins major market share in SA and rest of Africa
Opera wins major market share in SA and rest of Africa

Opera, the cellphone browser developer and manager, has gained more than 60% of South African market share and more than 70% of African market

By Alistair Anderson 21 Jul 2016

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Airtel and Facebook to launch Free Basics in Nigeria

Bharti Airtel Africa, a telecommunications service provider with operations in 17 countries across Africa, has announced that it has launched Free Basics in Nigeria in partnership with Facebook

11 May 2016

Submarine cable system between Nigeria and Cameroon completed
Submarine cable system between Nigeria and Cameroon completed

The high capacity Nigerian-Cameroon submarine cable system (NCSCS) connecting Lagos in Nigeria and Kribi in Cameroon has been completed

12 Jan 2016

African ICT Infrastructure Fund closes at $200 million
African ICT Infrastructure Fund closes at $200 million

Convergence Partners announced the successful close of its Convergence Partners Communication Infrastructure Fund (CPCIF), with capital of over $200 million, making it one of the largest funds dedicated solely to ICT infrastructure in Africa

29 Jul 2015

The mobile revolution in Africa
The mobile revolution in Africa

The influx of mobile phone has enhanced ease of access across the world - no more so than in Africa

17 Apr 2015

Blame poor internet for SA's lack of cutting-edge marketing
Blame poor internet for SA's lack of cutting-edge marketing

If we don't make great strides with SA's internet growth, we'll lag even further behind the rest of the world, says Strategy Worx CEO Steven Ambrose

By Leigh Andrews 29 Jan 2015

Ethiopian lawyer trying to get bloggers freed
Ethiopian lawyer trying to get bloggers freed

The lawyer for a group of detained Ethiopian bloggers and reporters said he intended filing a civil suit against the country's police for holding them without charge for nearly three months.

18 Jul 2014

Social media is a key for terror groups
Social media is a key for terror groups

WASHINGTON, USA: Al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups have expanded their online presence with increased use of social media, creating new challenges for thwarting attacks, said a study released Wednesday, 14 May.

15 May 2014

Text messages may save lives in flood-prone Africa
Text messages may save lives in flood-prone Africa

Text messaging may be dying out as a means of communication in many parts of the advanced world, but it may yet prove to be a vital life-saver in flood-prone African villages.

26 Mar 2014

Data centres‚ cloud services key to MTN Business's growth plan
Data centres‚ cloud services key to MTN Business's growth plan

MTN Business‚ is set to open more data centres in key markets where it operates as it rolls out its cloud services and video-conferencing to more markets.

By Thabiso Mochiko 17 Mar 2014

University of Lagos to benefit from MainOne broadband
University of Lagos to benefit from MainOne broadband

A new partnership has been formed between the University of Lagos (UNILAG) and Nigerian telecommunications company, MainOne, which will see the university benefit from high-speed internet bandwidth connectivity on campus.

18 Feb 2014

Broadband still unaffordable for millions
Broadband still unaffordable for millions

A report from Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) highlights the unaffordable cost of broadband for the two billion people who live on less than US$2/day.

11 Dec 2013

Mobile internet key in Africa
Mobile internet key in Africa

The fourth annual PwC South Africa Entertainment and Media Outlook was launched recently and I caught up with Vicki Myburgh, Entertainment & Media Industries Leader for PwC Southern Africa.

By Danette Breitenbach 29 Nov 2013

SA launches radio to broadcast foreign policy
SA launches radio to broadcast foreign policy

South Africa launched an online, 24-hour radio station on Thursday, 17 October that aims to showcase its foreign policy and shore up its position as a continental economic and political powerhouse.

18 Oct 2013

Vodacom's quarterly revenue of R17,5bn
Vodacom's quarterly revenue of R17,5bn

Mobile services group Vodacom on Thursday (18 July) reported a 3% rise in group revenue to R17.5bn for the June quarter.

18 Jul 2013

E-commerce poised to support Africa's massive consumer boom
E-commerce poised to support Africa's massive consumer boom

E-commerce in Africa has grown dramatically over the past year‚ and is poised to support the massive consumer boom on the continent‚ according to Robin Philip of payment services provider PayGate.

By Thabiso Mochiko 4 Jul 2013

Telkom sues Blue Label for US$528m
Telkom sues Blue Label for US$528m

Telkom is suing a former executive for US$6m as part of a US$528.07m lawsuit for damages arising out of the "super dealer agreement" between Blue Label subsidiary African Prepaid Services and Telkom's former Nigerian subsidiary‚ Multi-Links.

By Thabiso Mochiko 18 Jun 2013

197m people paying MTN for services
197m people paying MTN for services

Telecommunications group MTN said on Tuesday (28 May) that the group had increased its subscriber base by 4% in the four months to April 30 to 197.4m mobile subscribers across its operations.

29 May 2013

Nigeria cuts phone services
Nigeria cuts phone services

MAIDUGURI NIGERIA: Balama Mali Gubio lost phone contact with his relatives 10 days ago, like many residents in this region of Nigeria caught between a military offensive and Islamist extremist attacks.

28 May 2013

Initiative to create digital jobs in Africa
Initiative to create digital jobs in Africa

Dr. Judith Rodin, president of The Rockefeller Foundation, on Monday, 13 May 2013, launched a new foundation initiative that will focus on Africa's youth and employment, Digital Jobs Africa.

14 May 2013

MTN now has 195m subscribers
MTN now has 195m subscribers

Mobile phone operator MTN has increased its subscriber numbers by 3.2% in the first quarter 2013 and now has 195.4m users of its service in 22 countries across Africa and the Middle East.

26 Apr 2013

MTN's head is now in 'the clouds'
MTN's head is now in 'the clouds'

MTN will go live with its bouquet of cloud services aimed at small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) this month‚ following a trial period in six of its major markets across Africa‚ the company said on Tuesday (9 April).

By Zeenat Moorad 11 Apr 2013

BlackBerry wants SA app developers
BlackBerry wants SA app developers

BlackBerry is investigating opportunities to support local mobile software applications (apps) developers in Africa, in a bid to attract more customers and claw back market share, the local company claims.

2 Apr 2013

Africa's growth driven by SA
Africa's growth driven by SA

Although Africa made huge strides in increasing human development in the past decade, gains could - with hundreds of millions of people being pushed into extreme poverty - easily be reversed should "significant progress" not be made in halting global warming.

By Schalk Mouton 20 Mar 2013

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