Telecommunications

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Kenya's dirty telecommunications war

Safaricom has argued against the Airtel and Telkom Kenya merger. This seemingly petty war reflect some of the underlying fight for market dominance that mobile telephone operators have waged for the last 19 years.

Vodacom and Smart Lab open a startup accelerator in Tanzania

Vodacom Tanzania and Smart Lab have today launched “Vodacom Digital Accelerator,” a program that intends to help early-stage and growth-stage technology startups become profitable and revenue generating businesses.

Zimbabwe's Econet is using Tesla's Powerwalls

Zimbabwe is using Tesla to keep some of its telecommunications infrastructure running. Econet has installed Tesla Powerwall batteries at base stations to keep its network up and running so people can use their mobile money offering given the country's 18 hour a day power outages.

Cloud computing key for Africa’s development

Cloud computing – the delivery of sophisticated information technology capabilities over the Internet – could play a crucial role in both innovation and efficiency across Africa.

Growth of African rural e-commerce

The rise and growth of e-commerce in the world and primarily in Africa has created a lot of business opportunities. The trend is in the direction of developing logistics meant to tear down barriers for e-commerce penetration in rural markets.

Failed coup leads to Internet shutdown

After shutting down the Internet a few weeks ago during national high school exams, Ethiopia's authorities have now shut the Internet down after what is reported to be a failed coup attempt. The coup attempt saw the Chief of Staff of the army killed.

South African app stops airtime from disappearing

This South African app says it can protect you from your airtime getting stolen.