Category archives for: Broadband

Africa’s digital freedom celebrated alongside Mandela

Former South African president, Nelson Mandela. File photo

by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE South Africa Central Registry (ZACR) is celebrating three years since the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) granted it the right to administer the .africa geographic top-level domain name (gTLD). Officials described this occasion, on February 11, 2017, a historic moment for the digital freedom […]

MTN drives inclusivity of deaf community through music

MTN SA Executive for Corporate Affairs, Jacqui O'Sullivan

by AKANI CHAUKE JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – MOBILE network operator, MTN, is driving acknowledgment and inclusivity of the deaf community with music tracks specifically for these disadvantaged members of the community. This is in realization of deafness as one of the largest prevailing disabilities in South Africa with more than 4 million people living with […]

MTN discontinues physical airtime vouchers in Rwanda

MTN airtime vouchers

from PHYLLIS BIRORI in Kigali, Rwanda Rwanda Bureau KIGALI, (CAJ News) – MTN Rwanda is phasing out the sale and distribution of physical airtime vouchers, in support of the East African country’s digital agenda and green growth. As of February 15, airtime will only be purchased and loaded through MTN’s digital Electronic Recharge Service (ERS) […]

New data solutions needed for Africa’s teeming population

Western Digital Sales Director for Africa, Ghassan Azzi. Photo by Savious Kwinika, CAJ News Africa

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA  Editor-In-Chief JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – A TECHNOLOGY executive has called for the industry to explore new data storage technologies and architecture to cater for Africa’s mostly youthful population. Youths make up three-quarters of Africa’s population of 1,3 billion and data is increasingly becoming a need. Ghassan Azzi, Western Digital Sales Director for Africa, hence […]

Huawei pledges UK economic growth after 5G approval

UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA  JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – IN response to the United Kingdom (UK) approving it in its 5G rollout, Huawei assured the country of world-leading technology that would contribute to economic growth. It was confirmed on Tuesday UK had cleared the Chinese company to continue supplying equipment for 5G networks in the country. “This evidence-based […]

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