TechCentral wraps up the major technology news from around the African continent.
The Kenyan government is ditching proprietary software in favour of free and open-source software alternatives in a move it hopes will save it money.
According to a report in Business Daily
, the migration away from proprietary systems will see related costs go down by 20% initially but by as much as 80% within three years of the move having taken place.
Sanlam, Bharti partner on financial services
Indian-controlled mobile operator Bharti Airtel, which has operations in 17 countries across Africa, has partnered with SA's Sanlam to offer insurance products
on a non-exclusive basis in seven countries on the continent.
Airtel, Essar want lower wholesale rates
Bharti Airtel and Essar Telecom Kenya have written to the Kenyan government asking for a reduction in the country's mobile termination rates, the fees operators charge each other to carry calls between their networks. The rates are set at 2,21 shillings, or about R0,21/minute.
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