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Vantage Data Centers, a large, US-headquartered data centre specialist, has announced it has earmarked R15-billion to build what it claims will be the largest data centre campus in Africa. “The 80MW campus will help foster economic growth, stimulate job creation and lead the way in energy‐efficient design,” the company said on Wednesday. The investment puts Vantage...

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In Vodacom’s quarterly report published last May, Agence Ecofin learned that the telecommunications leader in South Africa has decided to embark on the design of a super-application with the help of ‘Alipay, a subsidiary of Chinese Alibaba. VodaPay is all set. South African mobile operator Vodacom has officially launched VodaPay, its artificial intelligence-based super-app. The app is...

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The Internet Service Providers’ Association (Ispa) – an industry body that represent most of South Africa’s community of ISPs – wants the country’s communications regulator to crack open South Africa’s mobile industry to greater competition. Ispa said on Monday that it wants Icasa to use regulations it is currently crafting to be used to open up...

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Frogfoot Networks, the open-access fibre provider, has acquired the fibre-to-the-home assets of Link Africa Western Cape for an undisclosed sum. The deal, which comes just months after MetroFibre Networx bought Link Africa’s fibre-to-the-home network in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal, will help “solidify” Frogfoot’s position in the fibre market in South Africa, the company said in a statement...

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The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has rubbished claims from MTN that there will be “digital load-shedding” when the regulator takes back temporary radio frequency spectrum on 30 November. “This concept of a ‘digital load-shedding’ is unsubstantiated,” Icasa chair Keabetswe Modimoeng said during a recent interview with Newzroom Afrika. “I’m actually battling to...

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Unicorn Group, a pan-African, investment company targeting innovative ideas, start-ups, and early-stage companies in the technology and technology-enabled sectors across Africa has launched the Unicorn Incubation campus in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Unicorn incubation and innovation campus aims to host an entrepreneurial ecosystem under one roof and help African entrepreneurs bring their ambitious ideas to...