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COMMUNICATIONS AFRICA/AFRIQUE
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10th September 2018
 Digital skills programme launched in Limpopo province Digital skills programme launched in Limpopo province

Pinky Kekana, deputy minister of communications in South Africa, has launched a digital skills programme with Google in Limpopo, aiming to encourage communities to benefit from the opportunities the internet provides for business growth

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 Clickatell and UBA launch chat banking solution in Nigeria Clickatell and UBA launch chat banking solution in Nigeria

Clickatell, an authorised WhatsApp business solution provider, has announced that United Bank for Africa (UBA) will be going live with their chat banking solution - Leo on WhatsApp

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 OpenSignal publishes State of Mobile Network South Africa analysis OpenSignal publishes State of Mobile Network South Africa analysis

OpenSignal, a mobile analytics company, has published the new State of Mobile Network South Africa where the company analyses the 3G and 4G consumer experience on Cell C, MTN, Telkom and Vodacom

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 PEACE Cable signs deal with Pakistan and Djibouti PEACE Cable signs deal with Pakistan and Djibouti

PEACE Cable International Network Co., Ltd has signed an MOU agreement and landing party agreement with Pakistan network service provider Cybernet and Djibouti Telecom during the 4th Asia-Pacific Submarine Networks Forum

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 Community networks crucial to connecting Africa, says Internet Society Community networks crucial to connecting Africa, says Internet Society

As more than 60 per cent of the African population still lacks the internet connectivity, community networks can bridge this connectivity gap, according to the Internet Society, a global non-profit dedicated to ensuring the open development, evolution and use of the internet

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 Africa Registry launches RRPproxy for domain names in Africa Africa Registry launches RRPproxy for domain names in Africa

Africa Registry, part of the CentralNic Group, one of the leading providers of domain names for Africa, has announced a new programme from its gateway service RRPproxy to empower African domain name vendors, registrars and resellers to sell domains using more than 1,000 TLDs

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 Azimo announces 80 per cent growth in transactions sent to M-Pesa in Kenya Azimo announces 80 per cent growth in transactions sent to M-Pesa in Kenya

Azimo, the leading European digital money transfer service, has announced 80 per cent growth in transactions sent to M-Pesa wallet in Kenya since the beginning of the year

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 COMSAT and Avanti sign seven-year master distribution agreement COMSAT and Avanti sign seven-year master distribution agreement

COMSAT, satellite connectivity provider to the US DoD, has announced a seven-year master distribution agreement (MDA) with London-listed Avanti Communications plc (AVN.L)

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 Ericsson and Swisscom get 5G ready for business Ericsson and Swisscom get 5G ready for business

Ericsson and Swisscom, the leading telecommunications provider in Switzerland, have stepped up their 5G technology by accomplishing Europe's first end-to-end, multivendor 5G Non-Standalone (NSA) data call on 3.5 GHz band in Burgdorf

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 MENA data centre spend to hit US$5bn by 2020 MENA data centre spend to hit US$5bn by 2020

Data centre modernisation in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) ranks as one of the top digital business priorities for regional CEOs in the next two years, enabling new digital business models, according to Condo Protego, the UAE-based IT infrastructure and information management solutions provider

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Three tips for strategic collocation deployment Three tips for strategic collocation deployment

Dinesh OP of Siemon highlights three tips for data centre design and physical layer component selection that can effectively speed up deployment, cut costs and support expansion for today's colocation facility. The full article has been published in the latest issue of Communications Africa

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Case IH turns attention to autonomous technology Case IH turns attention to autonomous technology

Since the reveal of the autonomous concept vehicle, Case IH has been evolving the technology and further defining automation and autonomy as it relates to agriculture. The full article has been published in the latest issue of African Farming

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 AI in-charge of Google’s data centres cooling AI in-charge of Google's data centres cooling

Google has given control of cooling several of its leviathan data centres to an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm

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