It’s time to get to the very fibre of real digital inclusion

There is no space for arrogance in telling a community what it needs. One cannot be tone deaf when attempting to expand the pie says Mohammed Manjra, CEO, Zoom Fibre.
Mohammed Manjra

Paratus to rebrand ITA subsidiary as Paratus Angola

Internet Technologies Angola (ITA) to be renamed and rebranded effective beginning July this year.

Oracle to open new R&D lab in Morocco

New facility in Casablanca taps into African talent to create cloud solutions for Oracle customers.

Local Zones key to AWS’ Africa growth strategy

Amazon Web Services said it is committed to the Africa market and recently launched a Local Zone in Kenya, one of 32 to be launched in 26 countries beginning this year.

African Tech Voices: Reimagining network economics with Open RAN-led automation

While the MNOs have to constantly invest in upgrading networks to meet user expectations, the return on investment is not in proportion to the investment writes Ramin Attari, Regional VP Sales, Middle East and Africa, Parallel Wireless.

Orange Botswana launches new broadband solutions to woo SoHo, SME market

Konnecta Max Pro, Konnecta Max Office Business introduced to tap into high growth market segments.
12 May

South Africa: DFA, Vumatel combined to form new fibre business

CIVH subsidiaries merged into still-to-be-named new fibre venture.

PEACE Cable, Liquid unite to bolster network capacity

Additional capacity will help increase the proliferation of faster and more affordable internet, cloud and cyber security services, companies claim.

US datacentre firm targets Africa opportunity

Flexential opens network to Angola Cables to bolster inter-continental connectivity.
11 May

SA hosts Africa’s first edge datacentre ecosystem

Open Access Data Centres (OADC) expects to deploy ecosystem in Nigeria later this year.

Africa determined to set its own datacentre agenda

More focus on data residency, sovereignty, as well as rise in new technologies such as AI, automation, IoT and analytics, which are being democratised by the cloud says Africa Data Centres CEO.

MNOs must leverage partnerships to deliver and gain a competitive edge

A good example of an MNO-driven messaging solution is Rich Communication Services (RCS ) says Sizo Nkosi, Partnerships Manager for MNOs at Infobip.

African tradetech firm Norebase raises US$1m to scale

Firm also launches incorporation API service to add to value proposition.