Why identity verification matters for mobile operators

Africa is rightly called the mobile continent, and mobility increasingly defines how Africa enters the digital age. By Sherry Zameer, senior vice-president: IoT at Gemalto According to the 2017 Mobile Economy Report of the GSM Association, Africa currently has 420...

Jasco Carrier Solutions launches virtual CPE

Jasco Carrier Solutions is developing a cost effective virtual Customer Premises Equipment (vCPE) solution for the South African market. Aimed at ISPs and small and medium enterprises, the vCPE brings next-generation technology in an affordable package to the local...

Security is key to successful 5G rollout

The current expectation is that the first commercial 5G networks will be rolled out in 2020, just two years away. The early adopters will naturally be those countries whose 4G networks are already in place, but there is no doubt that African players are already busy...

5G: are we there yet?

5G, or Fifth Generation networks are being lauded as the vehicle which will launch technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT) and blockchain based applications into mainstream use – and with good reason. 5G promises significantly faster speeds than its...

Virtualisation will reshape telecoms

The hype around software-defined networking (SDN) and network function virtualisation (NFV) is growing in the telecoms industry. The hope is that these technologies will enable service providers and network operators to drive down capital expenditure, simplify...

What’s needed for large-scale satellite networks

Research undertaken by ITU into the online and offline population shows that four-fifths of the offline population are located in Asia-Pacific and in Africa. While absolute numbers of offline individuals at a regional level show that Asia-Pacific bears the...