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[Column] Wim van der Beek: How technology can create new pathways for inclusive growth in Africa
16-01-2017 | 11:00:36
The “Africa Rising” narrative is increasingly giving way to that of “Aspiring Africa”, as the Base of the Pyramid (BoP) shrinks and the new middle class burgeons, says Wim van der Beek, founder and managing partner of Goodwell Investments.
Namibian Youth embraces and makes NSFAF Online Registration a success
16-01-2017 | 10:25:56
Namibian students have completely embraced the new NSFAF Online Registration system that was launched on December 15th, 2016. As part of the IT Masterplan, NSFAF implemented new streamlined business processes and integrated numerous internal and external systems to optimize its entire operation.
Probax launches data centre in South Africa
16-01-2017 | 09:47:48
Probax, a cloud backup provider, has announced its expansion to Africa by making cloud storage available for local Managed Service Providers.
GameMania, first ever money casino mobile app, launched in Kenya
12-01-2017 | 10:30:00
Kenyans have been introduced to their very first casino mobile application on Android phones. Rambo Resource Ltd together with the Licensing Board in Kenya announced the launch of GameMania.
[Nigeria] Facebook partners ICLDNG to improve browsing
12-01-2017 | 10:15:00
In an effort to make the internet a safe and secure environment for communities, Facebook has partnered with the International Centre for Leadership Development Nigeria (ICLDNG) to launch a safety center for teenagers, parents and educators.
Ingenico Group partners Interswitch to deliver best-in-class multichannel payment solutions to the Nigeria
09-01-2017 | 15:34:00
Ingenico Group, leader in seamless payment, announced that a strategic partnership has been signed with Interswitch Nigeria Limited, the leading transaction switching and electronic payment processing company in Nigeria.
[Zambia] Vodafone unveils ICT centre
02-01-2017 | 11:37:00
The use of information and communication technology (ICT) is considered one of the key elements to significantly improve the administration of justice. The rapid development of technology has opened up new opportunities that were unthinkable years ago.
Education app, Cognition Online, goes live in South Africa
02-01-2017 | 10:29:00
Cognition Online, a new mobile app for booking and paying tutors, has gone live in South Africa to connect tutors and pupils. The app was announced as a winner in the Samsung Launching People- Mixed Talents competition.
[Column] Jens Ischebeck: 10 trendy Online Course topics in 2017
27-12-2016 | 07:30:00
Education, it has been said, is the key to success. One easy to access education tool are online courses. Online courses are available for nearly every topic.
[Column] Anton van Heerden: A checklist for your annual December holiday shutdown
21-12-2016 | 15:45:00
If you’re the owner or manager of a Small & Medium Business outside the retail and hospitality industries, you’re probably looking forward to the annual break.
[Column] Jens Ischebeck: Demographic Development versus Educational needs in Africa
21-12-2016 | 05:00:00
Not a fun fact: There are 128 million school-aged children in sub-Sahara Africa; of these, 17 million children will never see a school.
[Mozambique] Startup Kameleon brings internet access to rural areas
15-12-2016 | 08:23:00
Mozambican technology startup company Kamaleon is bringing Internet access to remote rural areas through a platform called “Community Tablet” (“Tablet Comunitário”).
[Column] Jens Ischebeck: The Potential for M-Learning in Nigeria
13-12-2016 | 11:55:00
M-learning is particularly useful in countries where literacy rates are low, and where school children struggle to complete their education - whether due to poor school facilities, the prevalence of child labour or poor transport infrastructure making it hard for children physically to reach the classroom.
[Nigeria] The Guardian announces the launch of Guardian Brand Studio
08-12-2016 | 11:58:56
The Guardian newspaper of Nigeria is pleased to announce the launch of Guardian Brand Studio, an innovative multiplatform content marketing solution for advertisers.
[Nigeria] Jumia Market hosts participants from the Lagos tech tour
08-12-2016 | 11:28:57
To demonstrate its commitment to the human capital development of students and tech enthusiasts, Africa’s largest marketplace Jumia Market, welcomed participants from the Stutern Lagos Tech tours to its facility on the 7thof December 2016.
[Kenya] ContinuityEastAfrica launches full business resilience capability
06-12-2016 | 10:45:00
ContinuityEastAfrica has officially opened its doors in Nairobi. The company offers full business continuity management services and capabilities to East African businesses and government entities from its new data centre and work-area recovery facility situated just outside Nairobi.
[Interview] Leland Clegg, Founder of the Africa Business Portal
29-11-2016 | 10:17:00
Leland Clegg has established patterns of success as an entrepreneur. In 1989 he founded UCPM Insurance, one of the largest wholesale environmental insurance brokerages in the United States, servicing thousands of clients in all 50 states with industry leading automation.
[Column] Jens Ischebeck: The power of M-learning in East Africa
29-11-2016 | 09:15:00
What is the potential for e-learning via smartphones via online courses such as MOOC and other mobile based edtech solutions (collectively known as m-learning strategies) for East Africa?
Tuluntulu now has ten 24/7 News TV channels in English, French, Arabic and German
29-11-2016 | 08:34:00
Africa is a continent experiencing explosive growth in mobile penetration and usage, driven by the decreasing cost of smartphones / tablets and data. This has driven rapid increases in mobile video consumption.
Wizitup e-Learning platform introduced in Nigeria
28-11-2016 | 10:28:34
Vericore Technologies Limited launched Wizitup, a learning platform for students and teachers. The platform is suitable for classroom use, as a solution for teachers and as a School Information and Administrative System (SIAS).
[Zimbabwe] Dandemutande Investments Acquires YoAfrica
28-11-2016 | 09:45:00
Dandemutande Investments Limited, one of Zimbabwe's leading Broadband Internet Access Providers has announced that it acquired YoAfrica Limited, a leading Internet Service Provider in Zimbabwe.
MTN Nigeria lauds MCASH
21-11-2016 | 12:30:00
Telecommunications giant, MTN Nigeria has thrown its weight behind a new cashless initiative, mCASH, launched recently by the Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System Plc, NIBSS.
Nigeria Tops Africa in Internet Usage, Eighth in the world
21-11-2016 | 11:15:00
Nigeria is currently ranked number 1 in Africa and eight in the world in terms of internet usage. The latest ranking was contained in the second edition of digitalfacts.
How Mobile Banking is Transforming Africa
15-11-2016 | 12:31:00
Imagine you live in a small village in rural Kenya. Your daughter attends university in Nairobi and needs financial support to buy textbooks and pay her rent. How do you send her money if you, like many Kenyans, don’t have a bank account or internet access?(a)
SES Partners MADA to Provide High-Quality Internet Connectivity in South Sudan
15-11-2016 | 10:30:00
Satellite operator SES today announced a multi-year agreement with MADA Communications International S.A.L (Offshore), a licensed Voice and Data Communications Internet provider, to provide Internet services to an Internet Service Provider and Mobile Network Operator in Juba, South Sudan.
[Nigeria] MainOne’s Data Center MDXi partners SAP to provide enterprise solutions for West Africa
14-11-2016 | 12:40:07
Connectivity and data center solutions provider, MainOne, has announced a service partnership between its Tier III Data Center, MDXi and SAP, leader in enterprise applications for software and software-related service to deliver high-quality cloud and infrastructure operations services for customers running SAP solutions in West Africa.
Paystack Launches Integrated Online Payments Solution for Shopify Merchants in Nigeria
14-11-2016 | 11:56:00
Lagos and San Francisco-based payments platform, Paystack, have launched a payment solution for Shopify merchants, opening up the e-commerce market for tens of thousands of Nigerian online retailers.
Opera reaches 100m users in Africa, releases State of Mobile Web Report, Africa 2016
14-11-2016 | 09:56:00
Internet company, Opera, has released its State of the Mobile Web Africa 2016 Report, highlighting mobile internet trends across the continent, including consumer browsing behaviour and app usage.
MTN accompanies small and medium-sized enterprises in Cameroon
14-11-2016 | 09:47:31
MTN Cameroon, leader of telecommunications in Cameroon, announces the signing of a partnership agreement with the Small and Medium Enterprises Promotion Agency (APME), on Friday, 11 November 2016 in Yaounde.
Teraco aims for 50-megawatt data centre offering in South Africa
14-11-2016 | 09:30:00
Colocation data centre provider, Teraco Data Environments, today announced that it has kicked off construction on a new data centre in River Fields Bredell, 20km north of the current Isando campus.
Prolific networkers are more likely to experience entrepreneurial success – The Economist
10-11-2016 | 12:28:00
New research released today by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) finds that informal professional networks and communities are more important for entrepreneurial success than formal structures such as incubators and accelerators.
[South Africa] ShowMax announces peering agreement with NAPAfrica
07-11-2016 | 09:29:41
ShowMax, an internet-based subscription video on demand service, has announced that it is now connected to NAPAfrica Johannesburg, the largest Internet exchange point (IXP) in Africa.
Konga embarks on Warehousing Infrastructure Project across Nigeria
24-10-2016 | 13:40:00
Konga, Nigeria’s largest online shopping mall, is rolling out an extensive warehouse infrastructure project across Nigeria to service thousands more online merchants, it announces today.
South Africa’s Naspers sells internet company, Allegro, for US $3.2 Billion
18-10-2016 | 13:45:00
South African owned but globally operated internet and entertainment groupNaspers has announced that it has sold one of its internet companies Allegro, for US$3.253bn.
[Nigeria] MTN takes over Visafone
12-10-2016 | 13:59:00
Nigeria's telecommunications regulator NCC said on Tuesday it has approved a request by internet provider Visafone to transfer its shares to MTN following its takeover by the South African firm.
IoT critical to the future of business success in Nigeria - Vodacom
04-10-2016 | 09:16:00
The Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to transform business operations and maximise efficiency across all sectors. With the increased interest in adoption and growth in the number of connected “things” across Africa.
[South Africa] eLearnAfrica launches new education marketplace
03-10-2016 | 12:07:00
As the furore around #feesmustfall and free education continues in South Africa, one social enterprise has come to the fore with a promising solution.
Recession makes Nigeria cheaper for doing business - Jumia Travels boss
13-09-2016 | 11:32:00
The Chief Executive Officer of Jumia Travels, Mr. Paul Midy, has said that the ongoing recession and falling value of the naira has made Nigeria a cheaper place to do business.
JUMIA to launch mobile money wallet across 23 African Countries
01-09-2016 | 05:01:00
PAN African ecommerce Jumia announced yesterday the launch of Jumia Pay, a third party online payment solution aimed at providing a safer, faster andmore convenient online payment experience.
[Nigeria] Glo, Channels TV partner on breaking news alerts
16-08-2016 | 11:11:00
Subscribers of Globacom will now be able to receive and watch breaking news from Nigeria’s leading news network, Channels Television, through their mobile phones.
[Nigeria] Mainone’s Data Center attains West Africa’s 1st SAP outsourcing operations provider certification
15-08-2016 | 09:43:46
MainOne has announced that its Data Center subsidiary, MDXi is now an SAP-certified provider of Infrastructure Services for SAP solutions.
Nigeria Records 68,050 Domain Name Registrations in 10 years
11-08-2016 | 10:56:00
The total number of dot ng domain names registered in Nigeria in the last 10 years is 68,050 as of July 2016, Nigeria Internet Registration Association, NiRA, the body managing the country’s domain name registration, has revealed.
Glo Nigeria leads other operators in new internet subscriber acquisition
11-08-2016 | 09:52:00
Globacom Nigeria’s has bested other operators to the top position in the segment of acquisition of new internet subscribers in the month of June.
Why Nigeria is the key mobile market in Africa
09-08-2016 | 13:04:00
African mobile marketing company Twinpine has launched a Nigerian mobile trend report, looking at how users are consuming data and using mobile, highlighting why Nigeria is the biggest and key mobile market in Africa.
Financial App ChatPay debuts in Nigeria
09-08-2016 | 10:54:05
Social media in Nigeria has gotten a boost with the launch of ChatPay, which targets 100 billion social media users in the next few years.
No More Ransom: Law Enforcement and IT Security Companies Join Forces to Fight Ransomware
28-07-2016 | 10:11:00
The Dutch National Police, Europol, Intel Security and Kaspersky Lab have joined forces to launch an initiative called No More Ransom, a new step in the cooperation between law enforcement and the private sector to fight ransomware together.
AfriCar Group launches operations in 12 African countries to become the first car classifieds websites network on the continent
25-07-2016 | 11:41:00
AfriCar Group launches its operations in 12 different countries in Africa, from Mali to Zambia or Somalia, for more than 250 million users, and plans to become the first cars classifieds network on the continent by opening 20 new countries per year in the next 2.5 years.
Intelsat and AfricaOnline Partner to Accelerate Internet Broadband Connectivity across Sub-Saharan Africa
05-07-2016 | 13:18:56
Intelsat S.A., operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, announced that it has partnered with AfricaOnline, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gondwana International Networks, a leading provider of communications solutions across Africa, to provide a managed broadband internet service for sub-Saharan Africa.
iWayAfrica and Avanti improve download speeds across East Africa
01-07-2016 | 11:06:45
iWayAfrica, a Pan-African broadband provider and Avanti Communications, a leading provider of satellite data communications services, has announced that consumer and business customers in Kenya can now benefit from increased downlink speeds to 15Mbps in a move that will improve their satellite connectivity.
African Union Commission and ZTE Corporation strive to lead road to digital transformation
27-06-2016 | 14:50:06
The African Union Commission (AUC) and the China based technologies company, ZTE Corporation on 24 June 2016 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation in the a of ICT and the smart digital transformation of the continent.
Samsung launches interactive Whiteboard in Nigeria
23-06-2016 | 11:19:00
Samsung Electronics has launched its new interactive whiteboard solution in Nigeria with the aim of helping to enhance the learning and productivity in all kinds of institutions.
Manufacturers tap into growing customer base with e sales
21-06-2016 | 08:21:07
Manufacturing companies in Kenya are embracing online platforms to sell their products as they seek to cut distribution costs, spread their services and increase customer base.
MainOne launches affordable Service Plan for SMEs in Lagos
13-06-2016 | 10:52:00
MainOne announced the launch of a service that’s suited for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria. Officially named SME-in-a-Box, the service combines high-speed internet, fixed-voice and cloud solutions in affordable packages.
Novatel Wireless Delivers Solution for UBER Drivers in South Africa
03-06-2016 | 16:10:41
Novatel Wireless, Inc., a leading global provider of solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), including software-as-a-service (SaaS), and Vulindlela Underwriting Managers (VUM), the preferred auto insurance provider for Uber South Africa, have joined forces to deliver a customized usage-based insurance (UBI) solution for Uber driver-partners in South Africa. Deployments commenced earlier this month.
Kevin Avila: 6 IoT Applications that Improved Lives in Africa – A Story of 6 Countries
02-06-2016 | 12:30:00
The last seven years have seen a rise in activities geared towards IoT across the globe among technology practitioners, private businesses and education institutions. In 2013, it was estimated that there were about 80 things being connected to the internet per second.
Massive advertising opportunities for Africa’s increasingly media savvy audiences - Angola, South Africa and Namibia in lead
02-06-2016 | 11:22:00
The second Nielsen’s Africa Prospects Indicators (APi) report has released key findings on Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) media consumption habits in a special section entitled Connecting with Africa’s Consumers - Spotlight on the Media Landscape.
The Internet Society Urges African Policymakers to Act on Internet Opportunity
01-06-2016 | 10:17:34
The Internet Society will call for the adoption of policies and frameworks that expand access and create greater demand for the Internet during the 4th annual Africa Internet Summit (AIS) in Gaborone, Botswana from 29 May – 10 June, 2016.
iWayAfrica launches fibre services in Zambia
31-05-2016 | 11:49:41
iWayAfrica Zambia has announced the launch of its fibre to the premises offer to business and consumers. This
[Nigeria] Mainone partners with Radware on Robust DDOS Mitigation
30-05-2016 | 11:56:00
MainOne, connectivity and data center solutions company in West Africa, and Radware, a provider of cyber security and application delivery solutions, have announced their partnership to offer service providers and enterprises an outsourced Managed Security Service.
Mainone clinches 3rd wholesale provider award at West African Telecoms Event
26-05-2016 | 09:53:00
MainOne, a West African connectivity and data center solutions company, has for the third time received the Telecoms Wholesale Provider of the Year Award at the 2016 African Information Technology and Telecoms Awards.
Airtel Nigeria and Ericsson pursue broadband for everyone
18-05-2016 | 15:45:53
In the second half of 2015, Nigeria was among the top five countries worldwide in terms of mobile subscription additions, and Nigerian businesses are increasingly adopting mobile-first strategies.
ShowMax expands internet TV service to sub-Saharan Africa
16-05-2016 | 10:26:00
ShowMax, the internet TV service launched in August 2015, has expanded its footprint to 36 additional countries across sub-Saharan Africa. In total, ShowMax now supplies subscription video on demand services to 65 countries worldwide.
Airtel, Facebook partner to bring basic internet services to Nigerians
11-05-2016 | 19:35:00
Bharti Airtel Africa, a leading telecommunications service provider with operations in 17 countries across Africa, today announced that it has launched Free Basics in Nigeria in partnership with Facebook.
[Nigeria] Glo widens lead in data market with Q1 2016 report
09-05-2016 | 10:59:00
The telecommunications industry report for the first quarter of 2016 shows that Globacom has strengthened its position as Nigeria’s preferred network for new data subscribers.
Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa forges new partnership with ZyXEL
04-05-2016 | 14:24:00
Westcon-Comstor Southern Africa, a value-added technology distributor of category-leading solutions in security, collaboration, networking and the data centre, today announced that ZyXEL Communications, a global leader in broadband networking technology, has chosen Westcon-Comstor as an official preferred distributor in the region.
[Vacancy] Freelance Business Journalists and Webmasters Africa Business Communities in both Ethiopia and Kenya
26-04-2016 | 18:12:00
Africa Business Communities is looking for several African Business Journalists and Webmasters to expand the Editorial Team.
Wireless Internet Providers in bottom five SA industries for customer satisfaction
20-04-2016 | 12:22:00
South Africans are about as happy with their wireless internet service providers as they are with airlines, which is to say they are not very happy at all.
Google Launches Digital Skills Training Drive for 1 Million African Youth
15-04-2016 | 12:15:00
Google in SubSaharan Africa has launched its massive #digitalskills4Africa training programme in Nairobi, Kenya with an aim to enroll and equip more than a million young Africans with free digital skills.
African developers take the world stage at Facebook's annual F8 conference
15-04-2016 | 11:02:00
Facebook announced at its annual F8 developer conference, held in San Francisco on 12 and 13 April, that the company partnered with many African developers to launch products for the global market.
Kenya Power International and Safaricom Limited Sign MOU to Connect more Homes to the Internet
13-04-2016 | 20:24:53
Kenya Power, through its subsidiary Kenya Power International, and Safaricom Limited, have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will see more Kenyans connected to broadband Internet.
Africa Internet Group and Orange partner to drive growth in Africa
05-04-2016 | 11:11:08
Africa Internet Group, the largest e-commerce platform in Africa and parent company of Jumia, today announced a partnership with Orange to accelerate the growth of the company and seize development opportunities on the continent.
Nigeria Becomes West Africa's Hub for Internet Exchange
04-04-2016 | 12:09:00
The Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN) has achieved a major milestone by its elevation to the status of the West African regional Internet Exchange Point.
Yahsat and IEC Telecom Group Enter MoU to Explore Further Opportunities in Africa
08-03-2016 | 11:21:00
UAE-based satellite operator Yahsat has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to explore the possibility of new joint opportunities with existing partner, IEC Telecom Group (IEC Telecom) in Africa.
How to Identify a Phishing Attack
29-02-2016 | 18:03:00
If you've ever typed your details into a fraudulent website, you'll understand the sinking feeling of realisation. Here's how to avoid the pain.
Orange and Google sign strategic partnership to increase access to mobile internet services across Africa and Middle East
24-02-2016 | 12:52:05
Orange has announced a new partnership with Google™ to bring the best of mobile internet across its full African and Middle Eastern (Orange MEA) footprint
[Interview] Vahid Monadjem, CEO Nomanini | South Africa
15-02-2016 | 11:19:00
Vahid Monadjem is the founder and CEO of Nomanini, a South African-based enterprise payments platform provider that enables transactions in the cash-based informal retail sector. Vahid is a trained engineer with extensive knowledge in product design experiences.
[Nigeria] Glo Emerges Leader of Internet Market
15-02-2016 | 10:48:00
One of the nation's leading telecoms network, Globacom, has once again emerged the fastest growing network in terms of acquisition of internet subscribers in Nigeria's telecommunications industry.
AXA Invests $84 Million in Africa Internet Group, Taking 8% Stake
08-02-2016 | 12:43:29
E-commerce firm Africa Internet Group and French insurer AXA said on Monday they had formed a partnership in which AXA will be the exclusive provider of insurance to AIG and invest 75 million euros ($84 million) to take a roughly 8 percent stake in it.
Sliide Airtime launches app for free airtime to mobile users in Nigeria
02-02-2016 | 11:06:00
Sliide Airtime, a privately-held technology company with offices in Lagos and London, has announced Nigeria as the launch market for its Sliide Airtime service which provides users with a new way to access content from their mobiles and simultaneously earn free airtime.
Busy Internet rebrands and launches its 4G Service
28-01-2016 | 14:07:43
Busy Internet has launched a cutting edge 4G internet service and rebranded with a fresh, colourful identity under a brand new name (Busy) and logo.
[South Africa] HR market rising up to the cloud - CRS
25-01-2016 | 12:46:00
Despite a better understanding of the realities of cloud-based solutions and investment in Africa, some regions, including South Africa, are lagging behind when it comes to adoption.
Natcom partners MK Productions on Africa, Mideast expansion
21-01-2016 | 13:59:32
Natcom announced that it has entered into a licensing agreement with MK Productions, a mobile content provider, to distribute Natcom's healthy living video content throughout South Africa.
Silvertree Internet Holdings to Invest $10m in African Startups in 2016
12-01-2016 | 11:58:16
Silvertree Internet Holdings, the Cape Town-based consumer focused Internet platform, is today announcing it has recorded 330% p.a growth for 2015 to >$10m in revenue, its strongest year since operations began in 2013.
Online Marketing Revolution; The role of Social Media
08-01-2016 | 12:49:00
Many online marketing companies are always looking for ways to catch the attention of existing as well as potential customers
CloudEMS Technology Enters Africa and Oman Markets
08-01-2016 | 10:49:08
“CloudEMS is at the forefront of the ERP software market. It gives institutions the choice on how they want to deploy their ERP solution. With continuous enactment, institutions are satisfactorily turning to the CloudEMS as a long-term solution.”.
South Africa and Online Counterfeiting
07-01-2016 | 13:30:38
For many, the festive season is such an exciting time of the year – a time of giving, spending time with family and friends and possibly going on holiday
M-Files recognised in 2015 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management
05-01-2016 | 14:25:10
M- files,a provider of solutions that dramatically improve how enterprises manage documents and other information, announced the company has been included by Gartner in the 2015 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management.
“3.2billion People to Access Internet Worldwide in 2016” – IDC
05-01-2016 | 13:31:00
The International Data Corporation, IDC, has predicted that 3.2 billion people, or 44% of the world’s population, will have access to the Internet in 2016. Out of this number, more than two billion will be using mobile devices to do so.
Chioma Nnani: These are the Bare Necesities
21-12-2015 | 09:49:00
There's a line from a song that's been playing in my mind – bare necessities; these are the bare necessities – for days, now. I can't remember the actual song, or where I heard it; but a couple of situations have made the lyrics that I can actually remember rather apt.
Nigeria Internet Market Poised to Hit N1.1trillion by 2017
23-11-2015 | 10:40:00
Regional Director, Nigeria and Central Africa, Alcatel Onetouch, Nick Imudia, in an interview with Vanguard revealed a significant growth Nigeria’s internet penetration.
Orange starts testing ADSL service in South Africa
20-11-2015 | 11:38:25
Orange is planning to launch an internet service provider in South Africa soon, offering clients from its online store trial DSL accounts to test the service.
ACE submarine cable: launch of the Sao Tomé & Principe to Cape Town segment
19-11-2015 | 12:57:00
Orange, together with the other members of the ACE consortium, announces the start of the next phase of the ACE submarine cable system to expand broadband connectivity and digital services in Africa.
Facebook, Airtel to expand Free Basics across Africa
18-11-2015 | 10:45:50
Telecom major Bharti Airtel and social media giant Facebook have announced the launch of free internet access service platform across 17 African countries in phases by March 2016.
Nigerian Mobile Internet Users Hit 97m Mark
02-11-2015 | 12:21:00
The number of mobile internet users on Nigeria’s telecoms networks has hit 97.21 million up from the 95.37 million recorded in August this year, according to figures released by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).
Viettel Expands in Africa with a Vision to Provide Every Tanzanian with a Mobile Phone
15-10-2015 | 14:42:09
Viettel today announced the launch of mobile and internet services in Tanzania, under the brand name of Halotel. The launch reflects Viettel’s expansion in its tenth market, and to the second biggest economy in East Africa.
MTN Rwanda deepens financial inclusion with Mobile Money regional remittance
15-10-2015 | 13:05:00
In yet another exciting development in mobile money innovation, MTN Rwanda, the country’s telecommunications leader has announced that it has opened its corridor with Safaricom in Kenya.
Vodacom South Africa, Cisco support technical training
15-10-2015 | 12:44:49
Vodacom South Africa has signed a three-year agreement with the Independent Development Trust (IDT), Cisco and MICT-SETA to addressing skill shortages and job creation within ICT. So far, the partnership has provided a twelve-month intensive training programme to 72 people.
SIGFOX rolls IoT network in Middle East and Africa
14-10-2015 | 17:03:58
Building on its continued rapid growth in Europe and its network rollout in 10 major U.S. metropolitan areas, SIGFOX has announced its expansion in the Middle East and Africa (MEA).
[Ghana] Surfline extends operations to Takoradi
08-10-2015 | 12:59:51
Ghana’s premier 4G LTE network, Surfline Communications Ltd, has officially extended its operations to the Western Regional capital, Takoradi.
Jumia to partner with MTN for free internet in Nigeria
07-10-2015 | 12:44:35
Jumia, in partnership with MTN has unleashed a Zero Rate App for all subscribers of the telecom giant to enable customers shop confidently and conveniently without data charges.