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2020 MEST Africa Challenge expands target, extends deadline
2020 MEST Africa Challenge expands target, extends deadline

MEST is expanding the 2020 MEST Africa Challenge to target a larger number of tech startups in need of funding. This means the application deadline for the 2020 MEST Africa Challenge has been extended to 13 May 2020...

3 May 2020

Angola Cables and CTM enter MoU
Angola Cables and CTM enter MoU

Angola Cables and CTM have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding to enhance digital opportunities...

10 Jan 2020

What are the top tech trends to look out for in Africa in 2020?
What are the top tech trends to look out for in Africa in 2020?

Global publications have exploded with reports of the most exciting new developments that can be expected in 2020...

18 Dec 2019

Rural connectivity needs new innovative solutions
Rural connectivity needs new innovative solutions

Innovative solutions such as active network sharing, tax incentives and new technology deployment can be the solution to achieving feasible rural connectivity in South Africa...

By Premeshin Naidoo 22 Nov 2019

#AfricaCom: Tech skills needed to create future jobs on the 'side-hustle' continent
#AfricaCom: Tech skills needed to create future jobs on the 'side-hustle' continent

Up to 18 million jobs need to be created annually just to absorb the new entrants each year. This is unprecedented globally and doesn't even include the unemployed and underemployed...

By Leigh Andrews 18 Nov 2019

#AfricaCom: Smartphone costs the biggest barrier to a digitally inclusive Africa
#AfricaCom: Smartphone costs the biggest barrier to a digitally inclusive Africa

The next technological evolution is advancing at an exponential rate and by leaving out some on this journey, we allow the current societal divides and inequalities to deepen...

By Sindy Peters 15 Nov 2019

#AfricaCom: "Every consumer today behaves like a millennial, your business needs to catch up!"
#AfricaCom: "Every consumer today behaves like a millennial, your business needs to catch up!"

Dion Jerling, co-founder of Connect Earth was chair of the third and final day of AfricaCom 2019's keynote sessions. He said there had been closer to 17,000 attendees than predicted 15,000 and convened a panel discussion on getting user experience (UX) right...

By Leigh Andrews 15 Nov 2019

All the AfricaCom winners. Image supplied.
All the 2019 AfricaCom Awards winners!

The 12th annual AfricaCom Awards recognised minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, South Africa's Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services with an inaugural Government Leadership Award...

14 Nov 2019

Scanlan presenting at AfricaCom 2019.
#AfricaCom: How to accelerate digital transformation to 5G the right way

The 22nd edition of Africacom took place from 12 to 14 November 2019 at the CTICC in Cape Town. Chair for the first morning of Africacom's headline keynotes was Toby Shapshak, editor-in-chief of Stuff magazine, with Paul Scanlan, CTO of carrier business group at Huawei technologies, up first on all things 5G and even 'facial recognition' of fish...

By Leigh Andrews 12 Nov 2019

SD-WAN - a boost for retailers' digital transformation journey
SD-WAN - a boost for retailers' digital transformation journey

The South African retail landscape is extremely diverse, so there is no 'one size fits all' approach to transformation. However, there are two elements that all retailers in the country have in common.

By Hein Witte 24 Oct 2019

Wi-Fi 6: A new era of wireless connectivity
Wi-Fi 6: A new era of wireless connectivity

Twenty years ago with the release of 802.11b, Wi-Fi began its conquest of the world networking scene in earnest...

8 Oct 2019

Know your business inside out with a Biz Office
Know your business inside out with a Biz Office

New expectations of transparency and authenticity in business means things like organisational purpose, brand stories, how your company does things, what it believes in and what it stands for, can all play a part in how your company sees itself and how it is seen by others...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 2 Oct 2019

Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019
Top ratings for Biz Rate Card 2019

Bizcommunity is excited to announce the relaunch of our Biz Product and Rate Card, featuring all-new product infographics, descriptors and more...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 27 Sep 2019

The global consequences of Google revoking it's Android license
The global consequences of Google revoking it's Android license

With several product announcements expected this fall, I am highlighting how the ongoing issue between Google and Huawei impacts the smartphone market on a global level...

By Annette Zimmermann 5 Sep 2019

3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office
3 steps towards 'glass boxing' your company with a Biz Press Office

Since 2001, Bizcommunity anticipated the role of company culture as intellectual capital. Biz Press Offices are a "glass box" game changer, offering a window into 18 industry communities...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 23 Jul 2019

Safaricom to expand e-commerce presence in Southern Africa
Safaricom to expand e-commerce presence in Southern Africa

On Wednesday, 17 July 2019, Kenyan telecoms operator Safaricom announced plans to expand e-commerce platform, Masoko, within Southern African by 2020...

By Jenna Cook 22 Jul 2019

Registration opens for AfricaCom 2019
Registration opens for AfricaCom 2019

Registration opens for AfricaCom 2019...

9 Jul 2019

Ericsson to build its first fully-automated smart factory
Ericsson to build its first fully-automated smart factory

Ericsson is set to build its first fully-automated smart factory in the U.S., expected to be up and running in early 2020...

5 Jul 2019

Seacom gets grant to explore fibre in East Africa
Seacom gets grant to explore fibre in East Africa

The US Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) has awarded a grant to Pan-African service provider, Seacom, for a feasibility study to evaluate the market for fibre telecommunications services...

28 Jun 2019

Report reveals 5G uptake even faster than expected
Report reveals 5G uptake even faster than expected

According to the Ericsson Mobility Report for June 2019, 5G subscriptions are now expected to reach 1.9 billion in 2024...

14 Jun 2019

Africa needs effective ICT policies to enhance competitiveness
Africa needs effective ICT policies to enhance competitiveness

It is crucial for African organisations and governments to understand the dynamic and significant role that information and communication technologies play in enhancing competitiveness...

12 Jun 2019

Design from data
Design from data

Sub-Saharan Africa's data lakes are expanding rapidly, says data expert at DAN SSA Vikesh Singh, but it's knowing how to tame the tide of info that's going to help make design from data a reality...

Issued by Dentsu Aegis Network 10 May 2019

Vodacom bans plastic bags across its stores
Vodacom bans plastic bags across its stores

Vodacom on Tuesday, 9 April, announced that it will no longer be issuing plastic bags to customers at its stores, replacing them with brown paper bags...

12 Apr 2019

#InspiringFiftySA 2019 opens for nominations
#InspiringFiftySA 2019 opens for nominations

This year marks the third edition of Inspiring Fifty South Africa, a non-profit initiative that benchmarks and awards the 50 most inspiring women in STEM...

11 Apr 2019

What 4IR means in the Namibian context
What 4IR means in the Namibian context

The world is on the verge of a major revolution; while developed countries are keeping pace with major technological advancements...

By Llewellyn le Hané 5 Apr 2019

AfricaOnline appoints new MD
AfricaOnline appoints new MD

AfricaOnline, Ghana's ISP and a Gondwana International Networks (GIN) subsidiary, has appointed Foster Plender as its managing director...

1 Apr 2019

Part 1: Will the so-called fourth industrial revolution propel SA forwards?
Part 1: Will the so-called fourth industrial revolution propel SA forwards?

Just what is the fourth industrial revolution? No really, what is it all about beyond the hype and jargon?

By Garth Williams 11 Mar 2019

Ericsson set to switch on 5G globally in 2019
Ericsson set to switch on 5G globally in 2019

Ericsson says the global operator is set to switch on 5G - globally - in 2019...

6 Mar 2019

Growth opportunities for African telecoms operators
Growth opportunities for African telecoms operators

While the telco industry may have seen its traditional revenue streams decline further in 2018...

By Mariam Abdullahi 27 Feb 2019

Ethiopia telecom privatisation leads new wave of deals for 2019
Ethiopia telecom privatisation leads new wave of deals for 2019

Ethio Telecom took a major step forward in its much-anticipated privatisation last month by pre-selecting six consultancies in partnership with the World Bank...

12 Feb 2019

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