Airtel has launched a fresh assault on the African market with a novel virtual SIM proposition - tech targeting those for whom even the SIM card is too expensive, locking them out of the continent's booming mobile market.
The latest enterprise IT news from the tech hotspots of the African continent.
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.
South Africa leads the continent when it comes to 3D printing, and most of that is thanks to one small group of hackers.
The organiser of Maker Faire Africa talks to ZDNet about why he wants to build a network of inventors.
Buying and selling online may be the norm in many parts of the world, but in Africa, it's still very much in its infancy. Are things likely to change?
South African general manager moves into pan-continental role, while deputy takes over at home.
While latency is holding back the development of online services in Africa, and unreliable power supply holding back the development of datacenters, what's next for facilities on the continent?
New centres for sales and development have opened in Johannesburg and Nairobi.
Korean company moves focus to mobile in wake of declining PC market.
A Johannesburg fibre to the home (FTTH) pilot is thought to be the fastest on the continent.
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.