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

SEACOM invests in fibre capacity to support cloud computing 21-08-2019 | 13:09:23
Pan-African service provider SEACOM has announced plans to double the data capacity on its broadband submarine cable system from 1.5 terabytes to 3 terabytes.


[Kenya] BLAZE by Safaricom launches e-sports tournament 21-08-2019 | 12:30:43
BLAZE by Safaricom has today launched an e-sports tournament in partnership with Pro Series Gaming (PSG) and Standard Group, for youth aged between 18 and 26 who are looking at gaming as a career choice.


[Kenya] VMware and Strathmore University partner to enhance digital skills in Africa 21-08-2019 | 12:26:00
VMware has announced the expansion of the VMware IT Academy: Virtualize Africa programme in partnership Strathmore University – @iLabAfrica Centre, Kenya.


[Column] Michael Hailu: Africa needs more youth to farm, let’s give them the tools to do so 21-08-2019 | 08:48:02
It has long been clear that agriculture needs more young people, not only to secure Africa's future food security but to modernize farming.


Smart cities, IoT to transform business in Africa within 10 years, Gartner 21-08-2019 | 07:24:00
The 2019 Gartner. Inc. “Hype Cycle for ICT in Africa” features three technologies that will have a transformational impact on businesses in Africa within the next 10 years.


[Zambia] Paratus to provide internet at the Zambezi All Species fishing sports event 21-08-2019 | 06:31:00
Paratus Zambia has announced that it will be providing high-quality internet via VSAT throughout the entire Zambezi All Species fishing sports event.


[South Africa] Google launches CS First programme, to train 30k learners in computer science 21-08-2019 | 06:18:00
Google has announced the launch of CS First, an ambitious programme aimed at equipping South African learners with the fundamentals of computer science.


[Nigeria] Ten African startups taking part in the CcHUB’s PitchdriveAsia Tour 21-08-2019 | 05:50:00
Ten selected African startups utilising hardware and deep technology tools in their businesses will journey across five Asian cities during the two-week tech tour which will run until September 8, 2019.


Digital consultancy firm Viga Interactive expands African footprint through partnerships 20-08-2019 | 13:14:00
Viga Interactive has expanded its footprint across the continent through partnerships with international companies and brands aimed at providing research and insights.


South Sudan National Revenue Authority and TradeMark East Africa partner to modernize trade systems 20-08-2019 | 08:30:00
South Sudan National Revenue Authority (NRA) and TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding committing to establish modern trade systems and procedures.


[South Africa] Cape Town named Africa's leading digital city 20-08-2019 | 08:28:00
Cape Town has been named as Africa's leading digital city, offering a place for innovation with the necessary infrastructure and tools to grow as a tech hub.


KT Corp unveils global epidemic prevention platform in Ghana 20-08-2019 | 06:11:43
KT, the Korean telecommunication provider has launched a health platform, GEPP Ghana in the Ghanaian capital.


LTE network, fibre backbone infrastructure and 3G connectivity drive Namibia’s mobile market 20-08-2019 | 06:07:39
Although Namibia was slow to introduce competition in the mobile market, with a second operator not licensed until 2006, the market has since seen penetration rates rise to well above the regional average.


Telecom Egypt records EGP6.6b in revenues, 24% growth 19-08-2019 | 09:22:54
Telecom Egypt has announced its second quarter of 2019 results ending on 30 June, stating that total revenues recorded EGP 6.6 billion, growing by 24 percent year-over-year.


MTN and biNu partner to enable all websites and apps #datafree for South Africans 19-08-2019 | 08:43:46
MTN and #datafree pioneer biNu have entered a partnership that will enable mobile subscribers in South Africa to access websites and apps #datafree.


 


 
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