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Local ICT firms Dimension Data and Gijima are at loggerheads over a lucrative City of Johannesburg (COJ) tender. This emerged after IOL this week reported the city overpaid Dimension Data close to R1 billion in what has been termed “wasteful expenditure”. However, the systems integrator has denied the allegations, saying it has always followed standard tender processes....

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Telkom South Africa says it invests up to ZAR 6.7 billion annually on broadband infrastructure as part of the Telkom Infrastructure Investment Programme, ITWeb reported. Group executive of regulatory affairs and government relations Siyabonga Mahlangu spoke at a panel discussion at the South Africa Investment Conference 2020 on growth opportunities for businesses in the ICT...

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Zimbabwe’s national and international telecoms traffic will soon be under the full control of the telecoms regulator. To this end, it requested the expertise of Global Voice Group for the establishment of an independent control system which will be installed at its headquarters in Harare. Zimbabwe’s Posts and Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (Potraz) announced last week that...

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CIVH, the Remgro-controlled telecommunications infrastructure holding company that owns both Vumatel and Dark Fibre Africa, is talking to local and international investors to raise R6-billion in new funding. Vodacom Group has held talks to buy a significant minority stake in CIVH, though it’s understood a deal with South Africa’s largest mobile operator, although still potentially on...

Google’s parent company, Alphabet, in collaboration with the Econet Group, is preparing to launch a new high-speed broadband technology service based on laser beam technology rather than fibre optic infrastructure. Roll out is scheduled for 2021 in Zimbabwe, with plans to extend the service to other Sub-Saharan countries. In a statement, Econet said the new...

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Paratus Namibia wants to respond effectively to the growing demand for customer connectivity. The company has entrusted Star Solutions with the task of strengthening its network with its Sonata EPC solution, which has been successfully tested at various pilot sites. It should be commissioned in November. Internet connectivity provider Paratus has chosen Star Solutions, the provider of...

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Mozambique will develop its ICT industry thanks to Huawei Technologies. The Chinese company and the Minister of Transport and Communications signed an agreement to this effect. Note that Huawei has just trained 50 Mozambican trainees in ICT with its Seeds for the Future initiative. The Chinese company Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. signed a partnership agreement with the Mozambican...

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Liquid Telecom will be the core backbone operator that will bring the recently-launched Project Taara to other service providers in the quest to expand and enhance affordable high-speed internet to previously unreached communities across Africa. This is according to Liquid Telecom’s Chief of Technology and Innovation, Ben Roberts who said the company will provide the...

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A new report, known as e-Conomy Africa 2020 Report, released yesterday by Google and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) has estimated that Africa’s internet economy has the potential to reach 5.2 per cent of the continent gross domestic product (GDP) by 2025, contributing nearly $180 billion to its economy. The projected potential contribution could reach...