Internet Solutions (IS) has announced the company's Public Compute-as-a-Service (CaaS) offering can now be purchased on a pay-as-you-go basis using a credit card.
The IS Public CaaS platform, available through a web-based portal, enables developers, independent software vendors, small-to-medium-sized businesses or large corporations to easily access enterprise-grade cloud services with pro-rata pricing, so users only pay for what they use.
Cell C is the first mobile operator in the country to support open peering. All of this has been made possible by NAPAfrica, South Africa’s first open and free public peering facility and one of the largest multi-lateral peering internet exchanges in the country.
Subsequent upon administrative enquiry or investigation on the general state of service quality in the telecommunications sector conducted by the Nigerian Communications Commission “NCC” in 2012 and imposition of the sum of N1.17billion fine administrative penalty by the same NCC on the four GSM operators in Nigeria, viz: MTN, GLOBACOM, ETISALAT and AIRTEL for poor quality of service experienced by the subscribers, the Consumers Empowerment Organisation of Nigeria (CEON) and the United Consumers Association of Nigeria (UCAN) have jointly demanded a sum of One Trillion Five Hundred Billion N
Spacecom, the operator of the AMOS satellite fleet, has announced that it has won a three-year contract worth $6.5 million from one of Africa's largest Internet Communications Service Providers (ISPs) for provision of VSAT satellite services from the AMOS-5 satellite located at the 17°E prime orbital position.
The AMOS-5 Southern Africa Ku-band beam will enable the African ISP to offer VSAT services to its enterprise, commercial and public sector customers in Southern Africa.
10.000 entrepreneurs and investors collaborate to fill early stage investment gap
Online community VC4Africa (Venture Capital for Africa), connecting promising entrepreneurs in Africa with investors and startup resources, continues to gain momentum. This week VC4Africa welcomed it’s 10,000th member, and already 1,000 African enterprises are registered on the platform with many securing valuable partnerships to date.
In what is a step closer to establishing a premier Cloud services marketplace for Africa, Pamoja, the Cloud services business unit of Pan-African ICT enabler SEACOM, has launched its go-to-market strategy to partners and customers at a presentation held in Bryanston, Johannesburg.
The company, established in 2011 by SEACOM’s founder Brian Herlihy and Stafford Masie, former GM of Google SA, is a provider of wholesale Cloud computing services via telecommunication companies, ISPs and other service providers in Southern and East Africa.
Ethio-telecom announced that it will upgrade its current 3G telecom infrastructure networks to LTE. Dr. Mesfin Belachew, e-government directorate director at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, told reporters that, "Ethio-telecom is undertaking a technical evaluation of the proposals submitted by the Huawei Technologies and ZTE corporations companies."
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched Open Data Platforms (www.afdb.org/statistics) for the following 20 African countries: Algeria, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Malawi, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Ghana, Rwanda, Republic of Congo, Senegal, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Tunisia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
2go and iROKING are joining forces to bring instant free Nigerian music downloads to the more than 9 million active 2go users across Nigeria. The fully-integrated music site will bring the likes of Timaya, Flavour and Burna Boy to the phones of the millions who use the mobile networking site to chat, make friends and share the things they love.