Intelligent CIO Africa Issue 68 | Page 12


Tizeti eyes pan-African expansion launches new products to achieve 100 % broadband access and explores public offering and Ghana , and into new neighbouring Cote d ’ Ivoire and Togo in addition to mulling listing at its Nigerian Subsidiary .

With over 2.8 million subscribers on its platform , a revenue of over N11 billion ( US $ 26 million ) over 10 years , and no debt , the firm is exploring an Initial Public Offer ( IPO ) in the stock market for investors and shareholders .
Speaking at the second edition of Tizeti ’ s annual event tagged ‘ NeXTGEN 2.0 : The Next Frontier ’, Kendall Ananyi , Founder and CEO , Tizeti , said the broadband gap in Africa is still very high and operators like Tizeti must expand to ensure that more Africans have access to reliable , affordable and truly unlimited internet from Tizeti . According to Ananyi , Tizeti has been providing affordable unlimited internet service in Nigeria and Ghana using solar towers which has brought about 30-50 percent cost savings on data cap plans and made it the preferred option to its competitors .

In line with its commitment to bridge the digital gap in Africa , West Africa ’ s pioneer solar-based Internet and voice service provider , Tizeti , has announced it plans to expand its operations within Nigeria

“ This expansion is very strategic for us and for the continent . We have grown significantly within the last few years , being profitable in three out of the last four years and paid our first dividend this year ,” he said .

Netskope further expands NewEdge security private cloud in Africa

Netskope , a leader in Security Service Edge ( SSE ) and Zero Trust , has announced its continued global expansion of the Netskope NewEdge network with an additional data centre now launched and taking traffic in South Africa . The new Cape Town deployment complements the existing Johannesburg infrastructure to address growing customer demand and provide more in-region capacity and redundancy . NewEdge is now powered by data centres in 57 regions with every one providing full compute for security traffic processing , the full breadth of SSE services and accessible to every Netskope customer without surcharges .

As the infrastructure underpinning the Netskope Security Cloud , NewEdge delivers real-time inline and out-of-band API-driven services spanning Cloud Firewall ( FWaaS ), Secure Web Gateway ( SWG ), Cloud Access Security Broker ( CASB ),
Zero Trust Network Access ( ZTNA ), Cloud and SaaS Security Posture Management ( CSPM / SSPM ) and more . In addition to accelerating the adoption of a Zero Trust approach , the performance-focused NewEdge architecture ensures there are no performance trade-offs when security is implemented . This approach reduces the risk of users working around security controls , productivity being negatively impacted , or business processes being slowed down or impeded .
Placing data-centric security as close to the user as possible is a key requirement of an SASE-ready architecture and the delivery of world-class Security Service Edge ( SSE ) capabilities .
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