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Renewable energy key for data center growth – Raxio

Raxio Group CTO, Rob Saunders, talks to Connecting Africa about the growing demand for renewable energy sources to power Africa's data centers.

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BCX, Alibaba Cloud sign distribution deal for SA

Telkom SA's IT integration business, BCX, has partnered with Alibaba Cloud to allow it to distribute products and services in South Africa.

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Raxio begins construction on new data center in DRC

Raxio Group has started constructing the first Tier III carrier-neutral data center in the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital city Kinshasa

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Africa Data Centres and Nigeria's IXPN join forces

Africa Data Centres is teaming up with Nigeria's biggest Internet exchange point IXPN in a deal that will see better connectivity and lower bandwidth costs for Nigerians.

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Amazon opens new office in Johannesburg as cloud demand grows

Amazon's cloud computing arm Amazon Web Services (AWS) has opened a new office in the city of Johannesburg in South Africa to support growing customer demand.

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Kunle Awosika to lead Microsoft's Africa Transformation Office

Microsoft veteran Kunle Awosika is taking over as MD of the Africa Transformation Office launched in 2021.

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African Data Centres begins $83M SA expansion

Africa Data Centres has drawn the first US$83 million tranche from a US$300 million investment it plans to use to build data centers in ten of Africa's largest economic capitals.

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Togo and UN to build cybersecurity centre

The Republic of Togo and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa have signed an agreement to jointly establish the African Centre for Coordination and Research in Cybersecurity.

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North Africa Com 2022: Enabling regulation to accelerate digitization

A panel discussion about what regulations are needed to help accelerate digitization in North Africa.

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Vacant cybersecurity jobs contributing to breaches

There are over two million vacant positions in the cybersecurity industry which are contributing to breaches and costing organizations money, including those in Africa.

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Liquid Cyber Security launches first of six Fusion Centres

Liquid Cyber Security has launched a Cyber Security Fusion Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa, with five more to come across Africa.

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SA's TechSoft targets African AI capabilities

South African integration and analytics firm TechSoft International gives insight on Africa's AI capabilities.

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Hot startup of the month: South Africa's Zoie Health

This month's hot startup is South African digital women's health clinic Zoie Health – a digital app that focuses on family planning, fertility and maternity care.


Orange Côte d'Ivoire launches 5G lab in Abidjan

Pan-African telecoms operator, Orange, has launched a 5G lab in Côte d'Ivoire in anticipation of its 5G network rollout in 2023.

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Partner perspectives

5G is lighting up the future of North Africa
By Chris Meng, VP of Huawei Northern Africa Carrier Business Department

The moving target that is telecoms fraud
By Clémentine Fournier, Regional VP Sales, Africa, BICS

How mobile operators in Africa can address signalling threats and secure the network
By Katia Gonzalez, Head of Fraud and Security at BICS

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Africa Tech Perspectives


Women in Tech: Spotlight on inclusivity with Digital Council Africa's Juanita Clark

Digital Council Africa founder and CEO, Juanita Clark, talks to Connecting Africa as part of our Women's Month series about her career and what needs to be done to make the tech industry intentionally inclusive.


Women in Tech: Spotlight on legal tech with Life.file's Sinal Govender

Life.file co-founder, Sinal Govender, talks to Connecting Africa as part of our Women's Month series about her career and how we can encourage more young girls to enter the legal tech field.


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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Omdia View: July 2022

By Omdia Analysts

Kenya and Zambia move towards 5G with new spectrum allocations while Tunisie Telecom plans to shut down its 3G network - that and more in this month's Omdia View.


Omdia View: June 2022

By Omdia Analysts

5G was the major news trend across Africa in June, as Orange became the first operator to launch 5G in Réunion and operators in Senegal accelerated their 5G plans despite spectrum delays.

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Africa Tech Festival
November 7-11, 2022
CTICC, Cape Town
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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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