What's driving the next generation of mobile networks?

The race is on to establish the next generation of mobile networks. Each generational change in wireless networks has been prompted by a different force. New service demand sparked the move from 1G to 2G, regulation and licensing were the triggers for the migration to 3G, while network obsolescence was the underlying cause behind the…

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Mobile technology key to closing Africa's digital divide

The Internet has undeniably become the lifeblood of our society, providing essential access to jobs, public services and resources to citizens. Digital services and the Internet are likely to be the future of the economy and of the workforce. It follows, then, that those who are unable to engage online, or who do not know…

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Strathmore University launches region's first masters of science information systems security course

Strathmore University has launched the Master of Science Information Systems Security course, the most advanced training available for information security experts in the East African region. The programme is a response to the growing need of cyber security in Kenya. Dr Fred Matiangi, Cabinet Secretary Ministry of Information and Communication centre, Dr Joseph Sevilla Director…

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The Always-On Africa is a matter of if, not when

With global cloud traffic expected to quadruple from current levels to 8.6 zettabytes (one zettabyte is equal to a billion terabytes), by the end of 2019, there is significant potential for Africa to capitalise on the move to Always-On. Gregg Petersen, regional director for MEA and the South Asian Association for Regional Co-operation at Veeam…

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Nigerian electoral commission website hacked

ABUJA, NIGERIA: Nigeria’s electoral commission admitted on Saturday that its website had been hacked, as the country’s crucial presidential and parliamentary elections were hit by technical problems… “The INEC (Independent National Electoral Commission) website was hacked this morning but we are trying to revive it,” the body’s deputy director of public affairs, Nick Dazang, said.…

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3G Direct Pay certified PCI compliant

Pan-African premier solution for online and mobile payments, 3G Direct Pay Limited, has been certified as compliant with the security standards of the Global Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council. The PCI DSS LEVEL 1 certification is applicable to all their branches in Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, Zambia, Uganda and Rwanda. “The PCI DSS certification…

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Inaugural Africa Cyber Security Summit 2016

In response to the growing cybercrime in South Africa, Fleming is organising its inaugural Africa Cyber Security Summit from 9-10 March 2016 at Hilton in Sandton. Recent research shows that the number of targeted cyber attacks has increased by 42% from the previous year in South Africa and loses from cybercrime alone summed up to…

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Africa's sleeping tech giants

Although sub-Saharan Africa has long been the weakest region globally in terms of digital connectivity, the area is on the edge of a major technological surge. Its young demographic and improved access to both education and credit is unleashing new internet-hungry consumer markets, providing a new arena for goods and services that have already thrived…

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