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Ghana Telcos Bear Brunt of Fibre..

By Masahudu Kunateh: Accra — THE Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications has reported an upsurge in the incidents of fibre cuts, a setback that is costing local mobile network operators millions of Cedi. According to the chamber, 1 370 fibre cuts were recorded nationwide within the six-month perio.. read more…
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SON to Partner NCC, Telco's On N..

By Femi Adekoya: Wary of the intrigues being played by mobile phone dealers in the country, the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON), yesterday unveiled plans by the agency and other stakeholders in the telecommunications industry to initiate a system that would remotely reject counterfeit and s.. read more…
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What the Future of African Broad..

London — The subjective experience of using the Internet in Africa has always been a strange one. Having been using it for over 14 years, we know it's got better but it's sometimes hard to see it as anything but frustrating. There's always cost, network or capacity restrictions that pull you down ev.. read more…

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How Nigeria Wastes Billions On Data Capturing

By Adeyemi Adepetun The multiple data capturing and registration exercises in the country are costing government billions of naira which, according to stakeholders, amount to duplication and waste of human and financial resources. Many Nigerians probably must have participated in not less than four data capturing processes in the last seven years, with government agencies collecting the s.....read more...

AnalytixInsight and Africa Investor Launch Financial Portal for African Market

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sep 18, 2017) - Artificial Intelligence company, AnalytixInsight Inc. ("AnalytixInsight") (TSX VENTURE:ALY) and Africa investor ("Ai"), a leading African media and financial group, are pleased to announce the launch of an online portal www.aianalytix.com for comprehensive company analysis including on-demand fundamental research, portfolio evaluation, and screen.....read more...

Facebook highlights its commitment to online safety in South Africa and Zimbabwe

This week, an expert team from Facebook (www.Facebook.com) will meet with leading South African and Zimbabwean representatives, civil society and experts to learn from, as well as provide practical advice in helping people to stay safe online. As part of its mission in giving people the power to build community and bring the world closer together, the trainings and workshop sessions will be cen.....read more...

Another Kenyan Firm Takes on Uber With Online Taxi App

By Annie Njanja A Kenyan tech firm has launched the second local online taxi hailing platform which seeks to lure drivers by charging them a flat monthly rate instead of the commission earnings charged by the current operators. The platform dubbed ShareCab will charge a fee of Sh2,000 per driver, as opposed to the other taxi-hailing platforms that take a percentage commission from the dri.....read more...

Telone Zimbabwe Applies for VoD Broadcast Licence

State owned telecommunications company, TelOne has applied for a broadcasting license to offer video on demand (VoD) services, the industry regulatory authority said on Monday. The company, which wants to widen its revenue base through the new service, posted a $25 million loss last year. TelOne has blamed legacy debts, amounting to over $370 million, which were inherited from its forerun.....read more...

Econet Sued for $870 000 in Alleged Contractual Breach

By Charles Laiton Harare — A local businessman has slapped Zimbabwe's biggest mobile network operator, Econet Wireless, with a lawsuit of more than $870 000 after the firm allegedly stole his concept. Ignatius Munengwa is demanding damages claiming the operator appropriated his innovative concept conceived in 2011, enabling mobile phone subscribers to use their phones as a panic button in .....read more...

Uber-Like Service for Cargo Transportation, IMMLA to Raise $38 Million Through Crowdsale

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia, Sept. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The blockchain-based, Uber-like platform for cargo delivery, IMMLA has announced the launch of its main token sale. The crowdsale follows the recently concluded Pre-ICO that raised over $500,000 from its early participants. The main token sale is set to go live on Sept. 15, 2017, and during the month-long campaign, it is expected to raise a.....read more...

Societe Generale launches YUP, a new alternative to the traditional banking model in Africa

What is YUP? YUP is a mobile money solution for accessing a full range of transactional and financial services even without a bank account. Based on an Agency Banking model, i.e. a network of third-party agents with whom the bank has formed partnerships (service stations, distribution trade, etc.), YUP is accessible via an expanded network of distributors equipped with adapted terminals a.....read more...

Zimbabwe China-Bound Students Warned Over Social Media Use

By Fidelis Munyoro Chief Information, Media and Broadcasting Services Minister Dr Christopher Mushohwe has warned students going to study in China of the strict rules against social media surfing obtaining in that country and that they should behave. The country has no Internet privacy. Posts are easily traceable. Addressing 49 students selected to undertake undergraduate studies at Ocean.....read more...

Tshwane Turns to Court Over Multibillion Rand Broadband Deal

The City of Tshwane has approached the High Court in Pretoria to set aside a multibillion rand deal for broadband in the city, claiming the previous ANC-led administration entered into an unlawful contract. Tshwane MMC for Corporate and Shared Services, Cllr Cilliers Brink announced on Wednesday that the city has asked for the assistance of the High Court to set aside Tshwane Broadband contr.....read more...