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COMMUNICATIONS AFRICA/AFRIQUE
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15th SEPTEMBER 2017
Rwanda: Medical drone delivery system wins global award Rwanda: Medical drone delivery system wins global award

Medical drone delivery company Zipline's joint initiative with the government of Rwanda was, last week, awarded the 2017 Index Award, Body Category, in Copenhagen, Denmark

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Maxoptra and TomTom streamline mobile operations for South African telecom provider Maxoptra and TomTom streamline mobile operations for South African telecom provider

WIRUlink, one of South Africa’s fastest growing telecom providers, has turned to Maxoptra to improve its field service operations

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First CAT-M1 test in Africa for IoT First CAT-M1 test in Africa for IoT

Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies have successfully completed a lab trial for a Cat-M1 solution with MTN South Africa in support of MTN’s Internet of Things ambitions

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MuxLab enables flexible distribution of SDI up to 12G MuxLab enables flexible distribution of SDI up to 12G

Two new solutions from MuxLab offer today’s integrators the opportunity to streamline AV distribution systems using SDI equipment

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Encoding and multiplexing solution from Rohde & Schwarz with premium transcoding for OTT live streaming at IBC 2017 Encoding and multiplexing solution from Rohde & Schwarz with premium transcoding for OTT live streaming at IBC 2017

Rohde & Schwarz enhances its successful R&S AVHE100 encoding and multiplexing solution by adding premium-quality adaptive bit rate (ABR) encoding as well as packetising for all established formats for OTT live streaming

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Cajutel to provide solar powered high-speed internet for West Africa Cajutel to provide solar powered high-speed internet for West Africa

Blockchain-friendly startup Cajutel is on the path to becoming one of the main providers of solar powered high-speed internet in West Africa

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V-Nova PERSEUS 2 enables product launches across the whole media delivery chain at IBC 2017 V-Nova PERSEUS 2 enables product launches across the whole media delivery chain at IBC 2017

V-Nova Ltd, a leading provider of video compression solutions, has announced that it will showcase solutions enabling the TV and media industry to harness the power of its new PERSEUS™ 2 codec at IBC 2017 (stand #11.B30u and on partner stands in halls 1, 2, 4, 5 and 14)

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Anderson Zaks and Tola Mobile introduces new mobile payment solution Anderson Zaks and Tola Mobile introduces new mobile payment solution

Europe’s payment service provider Anderson Zaks has partnered with Tola Mobile to develop a new payment solution for customers with option to credit balance on their mobile phones

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Global Developer Survey from CAST reveals what motivates today’s top tech talent Global Developer Survey from CAST reveals what motivates today’s top tech talent

CAST, a leader in software analysis and measurement, has announced the findings from its global developer survey, debunking common stereotypes about modern developers and their attitude towards code quality

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DNV GL introduces recommended practice to fight cyber threats in oil and gas DNV GL introduces recommended practice to fight cyber threats in oil and gas

DNV GL’s new DNVGL-RP-G108 cyber security aims to help the operators, system integrators and vendors to manage and prevent emerging cyber threat in the oil and gas industry, which is caused due to the increased digitalisation in the sector across the world

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Botswana’s Ministry of Basic Education joins forces with SAP and Noko Mashaba to promote Africa Code Week and empower pupils Botswana’s Ministry of Basic Education joins forces with SAP and Noko Mashaba to promote Africa Code Week and empower pupils

To celebrate the launch of the Ministry of Basic Education, SAP Africa Code Week (ACW) returned to Gaborone’s Bontleng Primary School this weekend with more fun-filled afternoons of coding training provided to 80 local teachers and 100 pupils in preparation for Africa Code Week 2017 (18-25 October 2017)

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Bluechain to present multiple sessions at Seamless East Africa 2017 Bluechain to present multiple sessions at Seamless East Africa 2017

Yoku Korsah to moderate keynote panel on the ‘Role of National Payment Switches’ and deliver session on ‘Low Cost Merchant Acquisition Strategies’

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Tola Mobile helps merchants reconcile transactions in Africa Tola Mobile helps merchants reconcile transactions in Africa

International mobile payment service provider, Tola Mobile, has announced advances in its Tola.wallet product technology which can provide business continuity and operating resilience to its merchants in the rapidly growing African marketplace

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Liquid Telecom to deliver Microsoft cloud products and services to serve businesses across Africa Liquid Telecom to deliver Microsoft cloud products and services to serve businesses across Africa

Liquid Telecom’s award-winning pan-African Leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary of Econet Global, has announced that it has partnered with Microsoft through the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) programme and is now delivering scalable and secure cloud services across Africa

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IGEL extends capabilities of UB Pocket for endpoint management on Apple Mac computers IGEL extends capabilities of UB Pocket for endpoint management on Apple Mac computers

For the first time, IT organisations can now convert most 64-bit, x86-based Apple Mac computers into an IGEL OS-powered endpoint via the micro thin client solution

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Verizon, Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies hit gigabit speeds of 1.07 Gbps Verizon, Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies hit gigabit speeds of 1.07 Gbps

Verizon, Ericsson and Qualcomm Technologies, a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, have surpassed the Gigabit speed barrier

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Tola Mobile helps merchants reconcile transactions in Africa Connecting Africa Digital Week: Disruptive technology and connectivity accelerating the African digital revolution

The Connecting Africa community and leading series of African technology, media, and telecommunications events have officially launched the largest online event dedicated to tracking disruptive technologies across Africa

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Runecast Analyzer 1.6 delivers automation VMware integration and security compliance Runecast Analyzer 1.6 delivers automation VMware integration and security compliance

Runecast has announced the availability of version 1.6 of Runecast Analyzer. Runecast Analyzer 1.6 will be showcased on Runecast booth number 832 at VMworld, Las Vegas, Mandalay Bay Hotel and Convention Center, 27-31 August

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IDC: More consolidation on the cards for Ghana's ICT market IDC: More consolidation on the cards for Ghana's ICT market

While the Ghanaian ICT market is more mature in comparison to other West African countries, quality of service (QoS) remains a challenge, with telcos and internet service providers (ISPs) struggling to offer seamless connectivity of voice and data services

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Angola-based internet exchange point now top-three in Africa Angola-based internet exchange point now top-three in Africa

In just two years, Angonix, an Internet Exchange Point (IXP) based in Luanda, has grown exponentially to become the third largest African IXP

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The new CAT 426F2 expands backhoe loader line The new CAT 426F2 expands backhoe loader line

Offering a highly configurable design, the new CAT® 426F2 Backhoe Loader with Side Shift frame provides customers with additional choices, allowing the selection of a more base-specification model or a highly configured machine to match budget and operating needs

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Agribusinesses and African smallholders Seize US$1 trillion food market: AASR Agribusinesses and African smallholders Seize US$1 trillion food market: AASR

The recent Africa Agriculture Status Report (AASR) has demonstrated that the power of entrepreneurs and the free market is driving Africa’s economic growth from food production, with the food production in Africa expecting to reach more than US$1 trillion per year by 2030

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Improving outlook for oil prices Improving outlook for oil prices

Oil prices rose after the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in its monthly oil market report for September that global oil demand grew “very strongly” year-on-year in the second quarter this year, which prompted the IEA to revise up its growth estimate to 1.6mn bpd for this year

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