Africa's mobile industry was once seen as the route to riches for operators. Now, consolidation looks to be the only way for carriers to survive in a highly competitive market.
The latest enterprise IT news from the tech hotspots of the African continent.
Lance Harris is a writer with more than 18 years of experience. Over the years, Lance has written about technology in business, the business of technology, and the African telecommunications industry for many of South Africa’s top business and IT publications.
Hilary is an itinerant print and radio journalist who originally hails from Southern California. In recent years her travels have taken her to Europe, Asia and Africa, where she has reported on everything from techie innovations to antique riverboats. She is currently based in Kampala, Uganda, where she's busy swatting mosquitoes and keeping an eye on the ways technology can impact society.
Adam Oxford is the editor-in-chief of htxt.co.za, a South African tech blog that covers issues from around the country and the continent beyond. Based in Johannesburg but originally from the UK, he's written for most of the major technology publishers over the last 17 years, covering everything from PC gaming to photography to Linux to open data and emerging tech markets.
88mph's founder is looking to add a third country to its early stage investment fund and business mentor program.
The cost of buying non-pirate software can be prohibitive for many Africans. Can the likes of Microsoft persuade consumers that a legal copy is worth paying all those extra dollars for?
IT in schools can be a powerful tool for students in emerging nations, but we've got to think about more than just the hardware. Here, one school offers a glimpse of how tech really can make a difference.
A South African inventor has built a 3D printer that will work even under extreme conditions.
Africa's PC market is showing there's life in the PC yet – laptops and desktops are thriving, and tablets are just surplus to requirements.
The search engine back in the spotlight over tax contributions as South African revenues are collected in Ireland.
A new age of network-sharing is poised to sweep Africa — but is it coming soon enough?
Budget Android handset goes on sale for pre-pay customers in local stores and supermarkets.
Analysts are upbeat about foreign investment, with new high-tech factories helping to produce low-cost manufacturing hubs on the continent.