Year 2 | Edition 97 | 12 August 2019
Telecom Egypt signs new deal with Huawei, ZTE, China Telecom

Telecom Egypt is setting strategies to develop its systems and broaden its networks. The company signed on August 8, 2019, on the sidelines of the BRICS Future Network Innovation forum (from 5 to 9 August 2019 in China), an agreement with Chinese technology company Huawei.

Under this deal signed between Adel Hamed, CEO of Telecom Egypt, and Vincent Sun, CEO of Huawei Egypt, the Chinese company will provide new communication usage models, as well as virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) applications to Telecom Egypt...

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[South Africa] CELL C appoints Douglas Craigie Stevenson as CEO

The Cell C board has appointed Douglas Craigie Stevenson as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Craigie Stevenson was appointed as interim CEO in March this year. 

Kuben Pillay, Chairman of the Cell C Board says, “In the past five months, Douglas and his team has led the company to improved financial stability, sound business ethics and good governance...

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Fox Sports Africa channels and site rebrand to ESPN

As of 30 August, sports fans across Africa will gain access to ESPN offerings online and on TV, with the rebrand of Fox Sports Africa to ESPN.

The FOX Sports and FOX Sports 2 channels will be rebranded ESPN and ESPN2, and will continue to showcase all the leading leagues fans have been watching from around the world, as well as adding further properties in the future...

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[Column] Vino Govender: Making sense of the 5G investment

While estimates for global investment into 5G over the next few years vary, one thing is certain: the funds needed to make 5G a reality is easily the largest global capital outlay in telecommunications history.

A PwC report on the 5G opportunity estimates that the expenditure for the roll-out of 5G infrastructures, such as network densification, equipment upgrades, and additional spectrum, will exceed US$57 billion by 2022...

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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 to enhance its Data Centre Services Offering
Converged ICT Services Provider Internet Solutions has signed a partnership with IT infrastructure company,, 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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