Broadband

First Pan-African fibre player is born

Neotel

JOHANNESBURG – LIQUID Telecom, majority owned by Econet Global, has announced an agreement to acquire South African communications network operator Neotel in what is hailed as the creation of the first Pan-African fibre player. The shareholders of Neotel –Tata Communications of India and minority shareholders led by Nexus Connexion (Nexus) – have agreed a fee of R6,55 billion (US$489 870 ...

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Liquid Telecom quenches Tanzania internet demand

Liquid Telecom

HARARE – DEMAND for internet in Tanzania is soon to be addressed after Liquid Telecom acquired Raha, the East African country’s leading internet service provider. The acquisition will see Liquid Telecom, the Econet Group’s data, voice and internet protocol- providing entity, increase penetration’s presence in Tanzania through the newly acquired Raha thereby providing widest network and services. Liquid Telecom, which ...

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MTN Rwanda launches platform for youth

KIGALI, (CAJ News) – MTN Rwanda has launched of a new proposition campaign targeted at the youthful subscribers on its network. Titled “YOLO, Go Be Great,” the campaign targets the 16-24 age group, offering them access to a unique platform that includes an exciting voice and data offering called the Yolo Pack. The campaign and the offer tied to it ...

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Internet Society advocates for increased access

GABORONE, (CAJ News) -THE Internet Society (IS) has called for the adoption of policies and frameworks that expand access and create greater demand for the internet in Africa. The organization, at the ongoing fourth annual Africa Internet Summit (AIS) in Gaborone, Botswana, IS urged policymakers to grasp the opportunity offered by the expansion and growth of the internet across the continent. IS is thus advocating ...

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French tech firm announces Lagos expansion

LAGOS, (CAJ News) – ORANGE, the business-to-business division of the Orange Group, is reaffirming its commitment to support enterprises in Africa . The French-headquartered has established a new sales office in addition to the existing customer support activities in Nigeria . The objective is to support senior IT decision makers with strategies to grasp the market opportunities being brought by ...

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MTN appoints Fouladi IT systems executive

JOHANNESBURG , ( CAJ News ) – THE MTN Group has announced the appointment of Babak Fouladi  as Group Executive: Technology and Information Systems. Fouladi will lead the delivery of MTN’s network and information technology  strategy across the Group. On joining MTN, he would temporarily assume  responsibility for the vacant Chief Technology Officer role in MTN South  Africa, until a permanent ...

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New cloud platform offers SMEs convenience

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MTN Business has unveiled a new cloud delivery platform in Rwanda and Cameroon to enable Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) access cloud services with greater ease. In a bid to create greater efficiencies, as well as enable the growth of this sector. Dubbed MTN Business Cloud Services platform, the web portal will also be available in ...

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Orange invests in Africa e-commerce industry

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News)- ORANGE has announced the acquisition of a 75 million-euro equity interest in Africa Internet Group. The French mobile operator joins AXA, Goldman Sachs and long-standing investors MTN Group, Millicom and Rocket Internet. Through this investment, which will be accompanied by a series of strategic partnerships between the subsidiaries of the two groups, Orange will help Jumia and other websites run by ...

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African start-ups converge in Johannesburg

SAP

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE market leader in enterprise application software, SAP, is looking for promising African start-up companies interested in developing software solutions using the SAP HANA high-performance in-memory database and computing platform. SAP Africa will host the third SAP HANA® Start-up Forum  in Johannesburg on April 7 and 8. Over the last three years, the SAP Start-up Focus Forum has engaged ...

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Summit explores investment in Africa data centres

JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – INVESTORS in the information and technology sector will meet in Monaco later this year to explore the next phase of  data centre and cloud development across Africa. They will gather under the auspices of the Invest in Data Centre Africa to discuss current and future investment in Africa data centers, connectivity  via subsea cables and dark fiber, energy ...

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