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Going Green
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Which industry is making the biggest strides in sustainability and green tech?
Huawei in hot water over SA hiring habits
  • Connecting Africa News
Huawei South Africa sued by local labor department for alleged non-compliance with employment equity policy by employing 10% local staff when it should be 60%.
SACS cable sees tenfold traffic growth
  • Connecting Africa News
Angola Cables' South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) has seen a major increase in traffic with more African telcos looking for direct access to markets in the Americas.
Africa Data Centres planning major expansion
  • Connecting Africa News
Africa Data Centres is planning to build ten hyperscale data centers in ten African countries over the next two years, spending over US$500 million.
Hot startup of the month: Tunisia's InstaDeep
  • Tom Jackson
Tunisian startup InstaDeep builds advanced decision-making and optimization AI solutions for enterprise clients. It is one of the best-funded AI ventures on the continent.
Nigerian minister expands social media ban
  • Connecting Africa News
Nigerian minister of information Lai Mohammed says social media must be Nigerian and licensed, following widely criticized Twitter ban.
Tech gamechangers?
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Which technology will impact Africa the most in the next five years?
Dimension Data growing African data centers
  • Connecting Africa News
Dimension Data has begun construction on a new data center in Johannesburg to meet an expanding need for infrastructure across the African market.
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MTN 5G goes live in South Africa
  • Paula Gilbert
MTN has launched 5G across 100 sites in South Africa and made some big promises about its future rollout if it gets access to the spectrum it needs.
Hot startup of the month: Ghana's SynCommerce
  • Tom Jackson
SynCommerce is a cloud-based multichannel inventory and order management platform for online merchants which was born out of an entrepreneurial school in Ghana.
Amazon is creating 3,000 new jobs in SA
  • Paula Gilbert
The e-commerce giant is adding 3,000 full-time positions in customer service, bringing its total permanent workforce in South Africa to 7,000.
COVID-19 boosts META cloud spend
  • Connecting Africa News
Public cloud is proving to be an exception to the COVID-19 slowdown rule, with IDC predicting higher spending in META following the outbreak.
Sparkle expands to Morocco
  • Connecting Africa News
Italian service provider Sparkle is expanding its reach into North Africa by opening a new point of presence in Casablanca, Morocco.
SA Companies Back Away From Public Cloud
  • Paula Gilbert
South African companies have outranked the global and EMEA averages in moving applications out of the public cloud and back onto premises-based infrastructure, according to a new study.
AfricaCom 2019 Preview
  • Slideshows
With just a month to go before AfricaCom 2019 kicks off, here is a taste of what to expect in Cape Town in November.
Vodafone Brings open RAN to DRC & Mozambique
  • Connecting Africa News
Vodafone is trialing open RAN technology in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Mozambique to broaden its base of suppliers and extend rural Internet access.
Africa to Embrace Hybrid Cloud
  • Paula Gilbert
Cloud services in Africa will run on both public and private cloud platforms and be provided by a mix of global players and local or regional players, finds industry analyst.
Cloud Services a Game Changer for Digital Transformation
  • Paula Gilbert
Connecting Africa's 'Cloud Evolution in Africa' webinar revealed that cloud services are a game changer for Africa and without adequate access to these services, digital transformation loses some of its depth and meaning.
African Operators, Governments Show Faith in Huawei
  • Paula Gilbert
Analysts agree Huawei has had a very cordial working relationship with most African governments, which don't seem to be bowing to global pressure to blacklist the Chinese company.
4IR More of a Security Opportunity Than a Threat
  • Paula Gilbert
A new study from World Wide Worx found that fourth industrial revolution technologies offer more security opportunities than security risks, but many companies still don't perceive it that way.
F5 Networks Preaches Multi-Cloud Message
  • Industry Announcements
F5 Networks is highlighting how application services in multi-cloud environments are enabling digital transformation and growth in Kenya.
Sparkle Selects Djibouti As Its African IP Hub
  • Industry Announcements
Italian international service provider Sparkle has moved its Djibouti Point of Presence (PoP) into the Djibouti Data Center (DDC) and will use that location as its hub for expansion into East and South Africa.
The Cloud in Africa: Part 2
  • Connecting Africa News
In part two of our special report on cloud in Africa, we look at why Amazon and Microsoft are betting big on African cloud.
GBI to Use Nuage for SD-WAN in MEA
  • Industry Announcements
Gulf Bridge International (GBI) will use Nuage Networks technology to offer SD-WAN services to enterprises in the Middle East and Africa.
Comment: Welcome Paula Gilbert - bridget - 6/10/2019
The Cloud in Africa: Part 1
  • Connecting Africa News
In the first of a two-part feature, we look at why cloud service uptake is growing in Africa and the factors still holding it back.
Why I'm Excited for a Connected Africa
  • Paula Gilbert
My new role as editor of the Connecting Africa community offers great opportunities to track the development of the continent's comms and IT sectors, highlight gender equality progress and share coffee/wine tips.
The Battle for the African Cloud
  • Guy Zibi
In the African market for hyperscale cloud providers, it's still all to play for as Huawei pitches up against AWS, Azure and others.
Tech Startup Funding In Africa: 2018 Hits Record High
  • Connecting Africa News
As tech startup funding tops $330 million for 2018, Disrupt Africa's Tom Jackson explains, in the first part of a two-part report, why Nigeria is the new center of Africa's funding universe.


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Hot startup of the month: Data science marketplace Zindi

This month's hot startup is social enterprise Zindi, which is a professional network for data science in Africa.

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Côte d'Ivoire e-health platform Orange Santé launched

Pan-African operator Orange has partnered with Moroccan start-up DabaDoc to create an e-health platform to help Ivorians book doctor’s appointments online.

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Omdia View: May 2022

By Omdia Analysts

SpaceX-owned Starlink's plans to launch a satellite broadband service in Africa was a major highlight in May 2022, says Omdia's analysts.

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Omdia View: April 2022

By Omdia Analysts

This month's Omdia View highlights indicate a shift to digital transformation and operational consolidation to maximize return on investments.

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Africa Green ICT: Lighting Up a Sustainable Continent

The ICT industry is the leading industry in the commitment to carbon neutrality, whose focus has shifted from setting ambitious targets to taking initiatives. The push for zero-carbon and for green energy development, it isn't just about CSR – it's also good for sustainable business.

The path to sustainable development requires green energy. Governments are looking at potential policy approaches to make green energy more widely available and affordable. Without sustainable energy, there will be no digital transformation and no chance of making Africa more economically competitive in the post-pandemic era.

Africa Green ICT Webinar 2022 will bring together ICT industry leaders and senior industrial analysts to provide insight, best practices and key learnings on how to achieve zero-carbon targets and practice green development in Africa.

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Digital inclusion as a catalyst for economic empowerment: Mastercard's Imelda Ngunzu

Mastercard's Imelda Ngunzu talks to Connecting Africa about how digital payment solutions and mobile money are transforming the lives of small business owners, women and marginalized groups in East Africa.

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Accelerating women in STEM: In conversation with GirlCode's Tinyiko Simbine

GirlCode co-founder and CFO Tinyiko Simbine talks about why it's important to help girls and young women excel in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.

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How Poa Internet is unlocking meaningful connectivity in East Africa

Poa Internet's CEO Andy Halsall shares his views on what it takes to develop last-mile connectivity and get Africans online in a meaningful way.

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