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AfricaCom 20/20 Agenda set to explore the future of tech and telecoms in Africa

By Press Release 1 October 2018

Further details of some of the sessions that delegates to AfricaCom can anticipate have been revealed. FULL STORY >

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Interview with Eva Andren, Ericsson: Growth, disruption and the future

By Ryan Noik 28 September 2018

In the wake of the recent International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Telecoms World 2018 held in Durban, TechSmart’s Ryan Noik (RN) sat down with Eva Andrén (EA), the Vice President Managed Services Middle East & Africa... FULL STORY >

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Ericsson, Telstra and Intel achieve first end-to-end multi-vendor 5G commercial network data call

By Press Release 19 July 2018

Ericsson, Telstra and Intel have successfully completed the first end-to-end 5G non-standalone (NSA) 3GPP data call on a commercial mobile network at Telstra’s 5G Innovation Centre on the Gold... FULL STORY >

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Mia Telecoms launches Enterprise Cloud Telephony Solution incorporating Centile, Epygi and Cisco Technology

By Press Release 16 April 2018

On the 10th of May 2018, MIA Telecoms will be launching iServ UC, The Business Cloud, an innovative enterprise cloud telephony solution FULL STORY >

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Virtualisation will reshape the telecoms industry, but the technology first needs to mature

By Opinion 25 January 2018

Mark Tinka, head of Engineering at SEACOM gives insight on software-defined networking and network function virtualisation technologies of the future. FULL STORY >

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310 million LTE subscriptions in Sub-Saharan Africa by 2023

By Press Release 8 November 2017

The latest regional appendix to the upcoming Ericsson Mobility Report forecasts that LTE subscriptions will expand by 47 percent from 30 million in 2017 to 310 million by 2023 in Sub-Saharan Africa. FULL STORY >

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Emerging Technologies: new revenue opportunities for African Telcos

By Opinion 7 November 2017

Mariam Abdullahi, Telco Industry lead at SAP Africa explains how Telco companies can save their shrinking profits. FULL STORY >

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SD WANs are about to hit the mainstream in SA’s telecom market

By Opinion 25 October 2017

According to Robert Marston, Global head of Product at SEACOM, they’ve been looking at the SD WAN landscape and working with partners to cut out the complexity for customers of choosing an SD WAN solution that best suits their... FULL STORY >

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Vox announces IoT network partnership with Sqwidnet

By Press Release 25 October 2017

Integrated ICT and connectivity provider Vox has partnered with local network provider Sqwidnet, to provide individual consumers and enterprise customers with connectivity, data analytics and reporting for Internet of Things (IoT) applications... FULL STORY >

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Cell C concludes recapitalisation

By Press Release 7 August 2017

Cell C today announced it has concluded the recapitalisation of the company. The recapitalisation reduces the net debt of Cell C to no more than R6 billion which includes USD184 million of bonds which are fully hedged into South African Rand. FULL STORY >

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Redefining customer service in telecoms

By Press Release 23 May 2017

Often customer experience is measured using checklists and monitored in isolation – without considering the multiple aspects that make up the entire customer experience, says Euphoria Telecom CEO, George Golding. FULL STORY >

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Private and public sectors must work together to bring Africa’s forgotten telecom markets online

By Press Release 8 November 2016

Suveer Ramdhani, chief development officer at SEACOM notes that a lack of engineering skills in some countries, governments and private sector should work together to improve broadband penetration... FULL STORY >

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Paratus Telecom enters the SA telecom market

By Press Release 26 October 2016

African telecommunications company Paratus Telecom has entered the local telecoms market by acquiring Maxwell Technology (Pty) Limited, a full-spectrum end-to-end connectivity solutions provider. FULL STORY >

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SEACOM launches direct-to-corporate services in Kenya

By Press Release 31 August 2016

Pan-African telecoms enabler SEACOM extends its corporate market offering, under its SEACOM Business initiative, to the East African region by providing Internet connectivity and cloud services directly to corporates in Kenya. FULL STORY >

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AfricaCom to debut a new format, expanded topics

By Ryan Noik 22 July 2016

AfricaCom is expanding. Traditionally a primarily telecommunications focused event, the conference this year will become more of a diverse festival that encompasses telecommunications (still) but with an additional focus on technology and the... FULL STORY >

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