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AfricaCom 2017 Awards finalists revealed

The top 20 shortlisted finalists for the AfricaCom 2017 Awards have been announced...

3 days ago

New brand campaign from MDXi

MDXi targets enterprise customers with new ‘Take a Break' campaign to increase awareness of the MDXi brand as a West African data centre company...

12 Oct 2017

Unpacking the future for technology, media and telecoms in Africa

AfricaCom 2017 presents a global speaker line-up in this uncertain age of digital disruption and transformation...

12 Oct 2017

Ebenezer Asante appointed MTN regional vice president

Ebenezer Asante has been appointed as vice president (VP) of MTN Group's expanded Southern and East Africa and Ghana (SEAGHA) Region, effective 1 October 2017...

9 Oct 2017

Vodafone announces global brand relaunch

Vodafone has made a global announcement across all of its markets that it is relaunching its brand positioning, which marks the biggest relaunch it's had in its 33-year history...

By Jessica Tennant 6 Oct 2017

The economic impact of internet disruptions in sub-Saharan Africa

Internet shutdowns in sub-Saharan Africa have cost the region up to $237m since 2015, according to a report to be released by the Collaboration on International ICT Policy for East and Southern Africa...

6 Oct 2017

Mobile content, application providers target Africa without local knowledge

International mobile content and application providers looking to target Africa's 900 million cellphone users seriously underestimate the sophisticated regulatory and legislative framework in South Africa...

3 Oct 2017

IOX Cable System to improve connectivity in Mauritius

Mauritius Telecom has signed an agreement as an anchor tenant for ultra high-speed internet connectivity on the new IOX Submarine Cable System scheduled to go live in 2019...

27 Sep 2017

TNM unveils 4.5G, urges customers to think digital

Malawi's integrated mobile network and ICT service provider TNM on Thursday, 31 August, unveiled a 4.5G network platform which it says will enable the company to provide tailor made internet-based solutions to corporate clients...

Issued by Telekom Networks Malawi (TNM) 7 Sep 2017

Cheap data "vital for SA's future"

South Africa would struggle to compete in the fourth industrial revolution if its data prices remained high...

By Nico Gouws 1 Sep 2017

Quality of service a challenge in Ghana ICT market

More consolidation on the cards for Ghanaian ICT market, says IDC...

24 Aug 2017

Digital economy gets a boost with SACS installation

Watershed moment for African internet: installation of first direct subsea link between Africa and South America begins in Angola...

10 Aug 2017

Three African markets worst affected by spam calls

Truecaller Insights reveals the top 20 countries affected by spam calls in 2017, including the top three African countries...

2 Aug 2017

Internet users in Nigeria hit 91.6 million

According to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the number of internet users in Nigeria's telecommunications networks has increased to 91.6 million in June...

31 Jul 2017

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International

MSC Cruises' innovative surveillance system bridges gap in overboard detection

MSC Cruises has launched a new vanguard video surveillance system, which will optimise on-board security, allowing for the speediest intervention in the unlikely event a person or object falls overboard.

11 Oct 2017

#EntrepreneurMonth: At the forefront of customer feedback and online reputation management

The industry is increasingly being characterised by millennial travellers and their preferences. With the rise of the millennial traveller came an increase in online reviews - the importance of which cannot be understated as it can make or break an establishment's popularity and, therefore, its bottom line. Online reviews have come to fill a meaningful role in the industry: while travellers use online reviews as a measure that will determine a booking - or not - establishments have come to find value in these reviews as they can confirm great service or indicate where service needs attention, increase interaction with guests and consumers and, therefore, contribute significantly to guest retention.

By Cari Coetzee 10 Oct 2017

Pixel smartphone upgrade highlights Google push into hardware

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Google last week unveiled new versions of its Pixel smartphone, the highlight of a refreshed line aimed at weaving artificial intelligence deeper into modern lives.

9 Oct 2017

New Google earbuds offer real-time translation feature

SAN FRANCISCO, US: Google on Wednesday introduced new Pixel earbuds that the company says are capable of real-time translation of conversations in different languages.

5 Oct 2017

Elon Musk's BFR will fly from London to Cape Town in just 34 minutes

Elon Musk may be nuts, but a remarkable number of the South African-born businessman's ventures have been successful. This week at the International Astronautical Congress in Australia, he announced another “really special” proposal.

By Andy Walker 2 Oct 2017

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