Operators in Nigeria and Ethiopia are starting to move on LTE for metro areas, but widespread coverage remains far in the future.
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.
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Difficulties at broadband incumbent Telkom and a lack of capacity at the Department of Communications are prompting the private sector to cast doubt on whether the South African government’s plans for greater intervention in the country’s broadband market will succeed.
Emerging markets media empire Naspers has taken a significant minority stake in Dubai-based Souq.com.
Microsoft will need to work hard to convince enterprise users in Africa to migrate off older versions of Windows onto Windows 8.
South Africa’s first commercial LTE service became available in parts of Johannesburg last week, but for most of the country, there's still a long wait for 4G coverage.
Vodafone subsidiary Vodacom has switched on the country's first LTE network in the city of Johannesburg.
South African entrepreneurs Peter Bauer and Neil Murray plan to take their UK-based cloud provider Mimecast public to expand in territories including Europe. In the process, they plan to build on what they've learned during South Africa's IT boom and bust of the 1990s.
A massive deal that SAP has clinched with Nigerian conglomerate Dangote highlights the growing opportunities for enterprise software vendors throughout Africa.