ICT, internet can transform education in Africa

KIGALI, Rwanda: Connected learning is key to improving education in Africa, says the Internet Society in a report presented at a conference bringing together internet and development organisations from throughout Africa. © everythingpossible via 123RF Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and the internet in particular, can have a transformative effect on education in Africa, says…

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Opera injects $100 million in African digital economy

Mobile browser, Opera, is planning to invest $100 million (R1.3 billion) over the next two years to speed up internet adoption in Africa and strengthen the internet ecosystem with local partners. © Matthias Ziegler via 123RF Africa is on its way to transform itself into a digital continent with the rapid adoption of mobile internet.…

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Surge in demand for mobile connectivity

A surge in mergers and acquisitions and investment is predicted in the African mobile and broadband sector, as telecommunications operators are seeking scale. © Pakorn Kaewnopparat via 123RF African mobile telecoms operators, infrastructure owners and service providers are ramping up investment and targeting acquisitions across the region to meet the surge in demand for connectivity,…

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CodeBus Africa to run student coding workshops

Education and technology organisations from Finland and South Africa have collaborated as part of the CodeBus Africa project which will run creative coding workshops for local students in Johannesburg, Tshwane, Kimberley, and Cape Town in May. CodeBus Africa is a 100-day tour connecting Finnish and African innovators as part of Finland’s official 100th-anniversary celebrations. The…

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Fastly brings quality content to Africa

Fastly is expanding and growing its edge cloud platform business into Africa through a collaboration with global network service provider, Workonline Communications and data centre service provider, Teraco. The company has been adding global reach to its network in support of increasing real-time web, app, and API content delivery traffic. The company helps digital businesses…

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Jasco Carrier Solutions rolls out in East Africa

Jasco Carrier Solutions has been introduced into the East African market. This expansion ties in with East Arica’s Tier 1 and Tier 2 broadband strategy, which aims to provide broadband services and fibre capacity to the region. © photka via 123RF.com Jasco Carrier Solutions provides full turnkey solutions to Tier 1 and Tier 2 telecommunication…

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New partner program in Africa from Kaspersky

LAGOS, Nigeria: Kaspersky Lab has introduced a new partner program in Africa to drive business growth for managed security services providers. The new partner program in Africa is aimed at managed service providers (MSPs) that already offer security services or would like to add them to their current portfolio. The program helps MSPs to address…

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Google tweak aims to curb fake, misleading search results

WASHINGTON, US: Google has announced changes to how it delivers and ranks internet searches, the latest effort by the tech giant to weed out “fake news” and offensive content. The new initiative includes tweaks to the algorithm used by Google to deliver search results while offering users more options to flag inappropriate content, including for…

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Stuff magazine's top gadgets, apps of 2016

Stuff magazine recently hosted its annual Gadget and App Awards for 2016, honouring various brands such as Dell, HTC, WeChat, and Apple, among others. Overall winners included the HTC Vive, which won the coveted Gadget of the Year award, and WeChat Wallet, which won Financial App of the Year. WeChat also took home the award…

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Nigeria to welcome 4G network after Airtel partners with ZTE

Airtel Networks Limited and ZTE have announced a strategic partnership to launch 4G (fourth generation wireless mobile telecommunications technology) in Nigeria. © Pakorn Kaewnopparat via 123RF Having been the first telecoms operator in the country to complete a successful 4G trial, in Lagos in December 2012, Airtel is looking to continue to influence the commercial nerve…

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Nigeria to welcome 4G network after Airtel partners with ZTE

Airtel Networks Limited and ZTE have announced a strategic partnership to launch 4G (fourth generation wireless mobile telecommunications technology) in Nigeria. © Pakorn Kaewnopparat via 123RF Having been the first telecoms operator in the country to complete a successful 4G trial, in Lagos in December 2012, Airtel is looking to continue to influence the commercial nerve…

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