Kenya's 'Silicon Savannah' may be getting all the headlines, but Uganda is quietly growing its own startup ecosystem.
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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.
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Big Blue hopes that emerging technologies designed to handle big data from the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) radio telescope will translate into datacentre breakthroughs over the next few years.
Skills, regulation and how they're able to specialise are among the key factors that will determine whether Africa’s new tech cities prosper or falter, according to analysts.
Kenyan mobile operator Safaricom is phasing out the sale of feature phones in favour of pushing smartphone adoption – a bold move that some analysts say may be premature.
Through a pilot project in Kenya, Microsoft hopes to show that white spaces offer a viable, low-cost way of extending broadband access to unserved and underserved communities in Africa.
Huawei has unveiled pricing and availability for the 4Afrika Windows Phone device, a handset running on one of the two smartphone platforms the company thinks will dominate the continent's smartphone market.
Intel's Lexington Atom chip, the Z2420, will be used to power a new Android device, the Yolo, in Kenya.
Orange could follow the unveiling of a content portal and a retail site in South Africa with the launch of a fully-fledged mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) within the next few years.
MTN Uganda is deploying LTE as part of an $70m investment in the country during 2013.