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April 22 2014

From IT News Africa news alert Tue Apr 22 2014, 10:20:26

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From IT News Africa news alert Tue Apr 22 2014, 07:10:37

If Internet use proliferates in Africa at the rate mobile phones did in the early 2000s, the continent stands to add as much as $300 billion to its economic growth by 2025, a new study by the McKinsey Global Institute has found. While most internet connections occur at home or at the work place, a

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From IT News Africa news alert Tue Apr 22 2014, 07:02:37

Chinese communications equipment giant Huawei Technologies has launched the first of a series of 169 base stations that will connect rural communities in Zambia to the mobile phone network. The development will bring the latest mobile voice and data technology to thousands of people in remote locations across the country, enabling them to keep in

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From IT News Africa news alert Tue Apr 22 2014, 07:01:16

Technology giant Microsoft has concluded the purchase of Nokia's Devices and Services business - which will now be fully part of the Microsoft environment. "We have completed the steps necessary to finalize Microsoft's acquisition of the Nokia Devices and Services business. The transaction will be completed this Friday, April 25, when we'll officially welcome the

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From IT News Africa news alert Tue Apr 22 2014, 06:57:48

As Chinese technology giant Huawei starts rolling out mobile services to rural areas in Zambia, Tanzania's Minister for Communication, Science and Technology, Prof Makame Mbarawa, has asked Tanzania's mobile operators to roll out mobile communication services to the underserved in rural areas. According to Mbarawa, some progress has been made, but a lot more needs

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From IT News Africa news alert Tue Apr 22 2014, 06:55:28

The furore around mobile termination rates as Cell C, Vodacom, MTN, Neotel and Telkom duke it out in the media, may well be grabbing headlines lately but really amounts to a minor, public lovers' spat compared with what looms. The mobile networks are headed for a messy divorce that will undoubtedly leave shareholders in counselling

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From IT News Africa news alert Tue Apr 22 2014, 06:48:14

International anti-virus, online security and cybercrime expert Kaspersky Lab kicked off their annual Security Analyst Summit in Budapest, Hungary on Tuesday morning. With a focus on Middle East, Turkey and Africa, the summit is being held in Hungary as the country is one of the safest in terms of online security, according to Kaspersky Lab.

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From IT News Africa news alert Tue Apr 22 2014, 06:38:07

Kaspersky Lab, an international IT and Online security company, conducted research into the evolution of IT threats in 2013 using information from their Kaspersky Security Network cloud service. From the results, the cyber security company found that Middle East, Turkey and Africa experienced around 50% Year-on-Year growth of IT-related security incidents. The results were released

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From IT News Africa news alert Tue Apr 22 2014, 05:34:59

Veeam Software, a provider of Protection for the Modern Data Center, racked up a second year of over 80% growth in South Africa in 2013. Warren Olivier, Veeam's Regional Manager for Southern Africa, says the company now has more than 1,000 local customers and over 350 partners. "When a product just works, and you have dedicated

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April 17 2014

From IT News Africa news alert Thu Apr 17 2014, 10:54:17

Following months of strategic consideration and customer research, MTN has developed a competitor strategy that is underpinned by new and exciting consumer propositions that will transform the consumer landscape. Brian Gouldie, Chief Marketing Officer for MTN South Africa, explains MTN has been hard at work reviewing its strategy in order to remain competitive. Gouldie says

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