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South Africa: Minister withdraws telecoms amendment bill

Communications minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams has announced in parliament that she has withdrawn the contentious Electronic Communications Amendment Bill. The draft ...
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Tech heavyweights join Clickatell

South African-born and Silicon Valley-based global customer engagement company, Clickatell, has confirmed that technology heavyweights Michael Jordaan, Willem van Biljon ...
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Global hyper-scalers expected to open up SA’s cloud market

Global hyper-scale cloud service providers Amazon Web Services and Microsoft will soon be opening their datacentres in South Africa, and ...
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Rwanda: Mara Corporation’s smartphone plant is expected to start operations in April 2019

The smartphone production plant, announced in Rwanda by Ashish Thakkar, founder of the Mara group, at the Africa Investment Forum, ...
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Uganda: Government, Private Sector Urged to Shift to Cloud Computing

Government and the private sector have been advised to utilise cloud computing as a way of cutting costs of data ...
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Ghana: Vodafone 4G – How the Journey Unravelled

The story of Vodafone Ghana's acquisition of the 4G licence is an odyssey of persistence and belief. The story starts ...
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Ghana and Togo reflect on framework for telecom spectrum use at their border

The National Communications Authority (NCA) of Ghana and the Telecommunications and Post Regulatory Authority (Artp) of Togo have held, since ...
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Kenya: Telkom Kenya, Airtel seek merger to challenge Safaricom

Bharti Airtel’s Kenyan unit has agreed to combine operations with Telkom Kenya, creating the second-largest telecommunications operator in the East ...
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