Year 2 | Edition 95 | 7 August 2019
 
Angola Cables announces plans to launch live gaming portal

Angola Cables has announced that, through its low latency submarine fibre cable routes, it will provide a new Live Gaming Portal in Angola.

This will be open to all eSports and gaming communities in Africa. The Gaming Portal marks Angola Cables’ fist incursion into the eSports arena, made possible through a partnership with eSport and gaming specialists, Qwatti eSports...

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Paratus connects Africa’s West and East coast with Trans-Kalahari Fiber network

A route that would normally take more than 60 hours to drive with a car, can now be done in about 31 milliseconds on the new Paratus Africa fiber network that stretches from the West coast to the East coast of Africa.

The Trans-Kalahari Fiber (TKF) network extends 4160 kilometres from the West Africa Cable System (WACS) cable landing station in Swakopmund to the EASSY cable landing station in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania...

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[Kenya] Microsoft appoints Jack Ngare as managing director of its African Development Centre

Microsoft has appointed Jack Ngare as the managing director Africa Development Centre in Kenya that the company launched in May 2019.

With more than 15 years of experience in various business functions, Ngare joins Microsoft from Finserve Africa part of Equity Group where he served as managing director...

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[Column] Kree Govender: Why cloud hasn’t had a big impact on Business Intelligence

Although the notion of network-based computing stems right back to the 1960s, the modern term “cloud computing” arose in the 2000s. Yet, almost two decades later, South Africa still lags in both its adoption, and its use for critical functions like business intelligence (BI). 

While many believe that this is largely due to a lack of local data centre infrastructure, the landing of the Azure data centres in Africa will drastically change the Cloud landscape across the continent...

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News Headlines

11-12-2019 | 13:05:00
Vodafone Egypt named best place to work for in Egypt in 2019
Vodafone Egypt, part of the British multinational telecommunications conglomerate, has topped the list of the best places to work in Egypt for 2019.


11-12-2019 | 11:00:00
Pioneer Consulting and MainOne complete branch link on submarine cable network connecting West Africa and Europe
MainOne has announced the achievement of Provisional Acceptance for its latest submarine fiber optic cable network which links Senegal and Côte d'Ivoire to the trunk.


11-12-2019 | 10:10:00
[South Africa] Telkom forces customers to move to the cloud
Telkom is shutting down its ADSL copper network and is ultimately forcing its business customers to move to the cloud.


11-12-2019 | 10:07:00
[Column] Jeremy Potgieter: South Africa’s five-year goal for IoT
In five years, the world will have more than 40 billion devices. Locally, IoT specialist, Eseye, says that South African CIOs are recognising IoT (Internet of Things) and M2M (Machine to Machine) technologies as strategic imperatives


11-12-2019 | 09:59:00
[South Africa] Microsoft launches the Windows PC Affordability in Africa Initiative
Microsoft has today launched the Windows PC Affordability in Africa Initiative, a programme that aims to reduce the prevalence of Microsoft software piracy in Africa’s emerging markets.


11-12-2019 | 08:47:49
[Column] Is a VPN a legal cybersecurity solution in Africa?
One continent that may come to mind when thinking about VPNs is Africa. Many individuals might see this location’s government to uphold strict Internet laws. But, is it legal to use a VPN to enhance cybersecurity in Africa?


11-12-2019 | 08:35:00
International Organization for Migration Nigeria partners with Google to train returnees in digital skills
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has been partnering with Google Nigeria to conduct IOM’s first Digital Skills Training for returnees and potential migrants in Benin City, Edo State and Ikeja, Lagos State.


11-12-2019 | 06:15:00
Cars45 expands to Ghana and Kenya
Cars45, Nigeria's automotive trading platform, has launched into Ghana and Kenya.


11-12-2019 | 06:02:00
PAYFORT partners with DHL Express to expand payment solutions in North Africa
Amazon company, PAYFORT has partnered with DHL Express to allow DHL express customers across the North Africa complete shipment payments online in their local currencies via debit and credit cards.


11-12-2019 | 05:30:00
[Kenya] Internet Solutions partners with icolo.io to enhance its Data Centre Services Offering
Converged ICT Services Provider Internet Solutions has signed a partnership with IT infrastructure company, icolo.io, to boost its data centre and cloud services offering to their clients.


11-12-2019 | 04:30:00
Loon signs Overflight Agreement with Uganda
Loon, the company that is preparing to launch balloon-powered internet in Kenya has announced that it has reached an agreement with the government of Uganda to operate in the stratosphere above the country.


11-12-2019 | 03:19:44
[South Africa] Sekunjalo partners with Chinese public Blockchain leader, Ultrain to develop a pan-African open Blockchain business ecosystem
Diversified investment group, Sekunjalo Investment Holdings (Sekunjalo), has announced it has partnered with Chinese public Blockchain leader, Ultrain Technology Limited (Ultrain), to develop a pan-African open Blockchain business ecosystem -


10-12-2019 | 08:22:00
Africa and Middle East annual spending on tech to reach $149 billion by 2023, IDC
Consumer spending on technology in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) is forecast to total $130.8 billion this year, a year-on-year increase of 4.1%.


10-12-2019 | 06:27:00
Fashionomics Africa launches digital marketplace to connect fashion entrepreneurs to global markets
The African Development Bank's flagship initiative, Fashionomics Africa, has launched the pilot phase of a digital marketplace to help Africa's fashion designers, textile and accessories professionals connect with global markets.


10-12-2019 | 06:20:00
African smartphone market defies challenges in global economy to post growth, IDC
New research from International Data Corporations shows that the African smartphone market saw shipments increase 4.0% quarter on quarter in Q3 2019 to total 22.6 million units.


 


 
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