SEAMFIX, Nigeria's provider of identity management solutions, has launched BioRegistra, an innovative data capture and data management platform.
Empowering organizations to move workloads to the cloud while keeping their data on their own premises, Oracle has launched the innovative Cloud at Customer solution in Kenya.
Vodafone research reveals South African optimism over possible business outcomes from the Internet of Things
Vodafone has released the South African findings of its fifth annual IoT Barometer Report – the global survey of business sentiment regarding investment and innovation in the Internet of Things.
Angonix, Angola’s largest Internet Exchange Point, has welcomed i3D.net as its first remote peering customer.
Facebook celebrates Africa’s vibrant startup scene and rising talent at TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield Africa 2017
Facebook has celebrated the achievements of a fast-growing community of African tech entrepreneurs and developers, at the first-ever TechCrunch Startup Battlefield in Africa, sponsored by Facebook.
Ovamba Solutions, Inc. and Microsoft have partnered to develop the first African language driven “chat-bot” designed to serve the millions of African SMEs who face exclusion from Financial Services due to the challenges of business literacy.
Tipena, a foremost football prediction website has launched its range of prediction plans for bettors and lovers of the game.
Kale Logistics Solutions, an IT Logistics partner for Fortune 500 companies, has announced the joining of Jack Bismohun as the Head of Business Development for Africa
Creative Media Works, operating as BBM Messenger, has partnered with Springster, Girl Effect’s global mobile-first platform for vulnerable young women, to launch Girl Talk.
Hurricane Electric, the IPv6-native Internet backbone has added a new Point of Presence (PoP) in Nairobi at the East Africa Data Centre.
[Nigeria] Seamfix set to unveil Bioregistra, an innovative data capture and identity management solution
SEAMFIX, Nigeria's provider of identity management solutions, has announced plans to unveil an innovative data management solution to the Nigerian market.
Safaricom has kicked off its Fibre to Home Regional Roll out Plan that will see an increased number of customers access fast internet speeds from the comfort of their homes.
According to Q3 performance data from Speedtest® by Ookla®, Vodacom has the “Best Network” and “Best 4G Network” among all major mobile network providers across the country.
A leading African ISP, iWayAfrica Kenya, has secured regulatory approval to acquire the terrestrial and VSAT customer base of Callkey Networks, a Nairobi-based corporate communications service provider and subsidiary of ImaraSat.
Despite the continent’s transport infrastructure lagging behind global standards for decades, Africa is bracing itself for a transport revolution as more countries embrace the onset of new technology.
Vodacom will significantly reduce out-of-bundle prices for all customers from mid-October. For pre-paid and customers on top-up packages, the out-of-bundle rate will drop by as much as 50% once the new 99c per megabyte tariff comes into effect.
Jumia has introduced Jumia Bot, Nigeria’s first e-commerce Bot. Using Jumia Bot, shoppers can order food, find fashion or electronic items and book hotels and flights by simply having an online conversation with the bot.
Digital transformation initiatives in East Africa received a welcome boost as 52 skilled youth graduated from an expanded East African SAP Skills for Africa program.
Temenos, the software specialist for banking and finance, says that Cooperative Bank of Oromia (CBO) has gone live with its UniversalSuite.
[South Africa] Delta Energy & Communications partners with Mzansi Digital Republic Trust to boost energy, WIFI connectivity
Delta Energy & Communications, a network, smart grid, and big data company focused on providing connectivity around the globe has signed an agreement with the Mzansi Digital Republic Trust, a South African non-profit organization.
Uber and Visa have announced a strategic agreement that aims to grow digital commerce across Africa. Under the agreement, Visa will work with its financial institution partners to set up their debit and credit portfolios for eCommerce.
Ecobank has partnered with Visa to launch Ecobank Scan+Pay with mVisa solutions to their consumers.
The cost to communicate in South Africa has been a hot topic in recent times, given the impact of the economic slowdown on the South African consumer and global trends on the cost of data.
Intelsat S.A., operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications, announced the successful launch of the Intelsat 37e satellite aboard an Ariane 5 launch vehicle from the Guiana Space Center in Kourou, French Guiana.
Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur, Paul Owusu, moved to Ghana and partnered with tech entrepreneur Kojo Sarpong to form Logique, tech accelerator and parent company to tech products Stack, SmartLobby and Coast.
Vodacom continues to lead in the Internet of Things (IoT), now connecting more than three million ‘things’ in South Africa and averaging 55 000 new connections per month.
Oracle NetSuite, a provider of cloud-based financials / ERP, HR, Professional Services Automation (PSA) and omnichannel commerce software suites has expanded business operations in South Africa.
Mauritius Telecom signs agreement to use IOX Cable System to enhance global Internet connectivity in Mauritius
IOX Cable today announces that Mauritius Telecom has signed an agreement as an anchor tenant for ultra high speed connectivity on the IOX Submarine Cable System.
Oladunmade Otitoola, an entrepreneur and beneficiary of the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Program in 2016, is founder of RentYourHall, Nigeria. Africa Business Communities poses him some questions on development of the startup.
aNewSpring, a dutch-based learning technology company has announced the opening of its Johannesburg-based office with exclusive distributor, New Leaf Technologies.
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) revealed that the number of people using the internet in Nigeria decreased in the month of July 2017.
African Union member states endorse draft statute of the African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission to boost cinema industry
Ministers of Youth, Culture and sport of the African Union member states meeting in Nairobi have endorsed the Draft Statute of the African Audiovisual and Cinema Commission (AACC).
Astria Learning and the African Council for Distance Education collaborate to improve distance learning in Africa
Astria Learning, involved in developing technology that makes education accessible to everyone, is sponsoring the 2017 African Council for Distance Education (ACDE) board meeting in Lusaka, Zambia.
More and more learners are turning to online courses that enable them to participate in education over the web, at a distance from campus. Debates rage over how best to implement e-learning, particularly in regions such as Sub-Sahara Africa which are ripe for educational reform.
Infinix is about to sign an agreement with Telecom Egypt to supply the company with smartphones. Infinix business development manager Ahmed Wagih said negotiations are at an advanced stage.
As more financial service providers adopt machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions, it is becoming ever more apparent that these solutions are vital to economic inclusivity and innovation on the African continent.
Allied Exchange Africa has launched its novel digital payment platform, ALEXpay to overcome the lack of cross-network fund transfer and interoperability which currently inhibits the potential of mobile money services in Ghana.
Asseco SEE, part of Asseco Group, 6th largest software vendor in Europe, has announced the first phase of the deployment of its leasing software solution LeaseFlex at Global Leasing Company, a pioneer in leasing solutions in Egypt.
General Electric has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Hewlett Packard Enterprise that will bring GE Digital’s breakthrough digital industrial solutions at scale to Africa, Middle East and Turkey.
Pan African financial service provider has picked cyber security and applications delivery solutions company Radware® to protect its infrastructure from cyber-attacks with Radware’s Hybrid Attack Mitigation Solution,
The Africa Channel, Inc is set to launch its new streaming video venture -- Demand Africa (DA) -- on October 1.
Sub-Sahara Africa has the highest number of adolescents and young adults in the world. Unfortunately, SSA is also the home of the worst adolescent/youth health portraits.
Two of South Africa’s first financial technology companies have announced a strategic business relationship that is set to change the fintech payment space.
Multichoice Nigeria will be launching a pay-per-view (PPV) option in the country. The company emphasized that the PPV concept is a cable or satellite television system in which consumers pay an additional fee to watch a particular program.
Oxygen8 South Africa implements blockfraud technology to tackle mobile billing fraud mobile carrier networks
Oxygen8 South Africa, an intermediary company that facilitates billing services between content providers and mobile carriers, has unveiled its recent implementation of mobile billing anti-fraud software.
Attendees at the upcoming Digital Marketing Masterclass taking place in Uganda and Rwanda can win an iPad and other prizes. Africa Business Communities has asked Markedu founder Michael Leander what this event is all about.
iflix, the Subscription Video on Demand (SVoD) service for emerging markets, has launched its service in Ghana.
Liquid Telecom appoints Willem Marais as Chief Business Development Officer to oversee the group’s growth
Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary of Econet Global, has appointed Willem Marais as Chief Business Development Officer to help oversee the group’s business development and expansion into new markets.
[Kenya]TVU Networks to avail hundreds of its pack mobile transmitters for the upcoming presidential reelection
TVU Networks, the global technology and innovation leader in live IP video solutions will provide comprehensive support to all media organizations in covering the upcoming Kenya presidential re-election vote.
It is now possible to own an Internet address, or domain name, ending with .africa. Already, more than 8000 of the continent’s and world’s biggest brands, businesses and individuals have registered for this exciting new Internet address
TP-Link Technologies, a global provider of SOHO, SMB networking products and wireless LAN solutions, has announced a plan that will see it help channel partners to raise awareness of its SMB products and solutions.
RippleNami, Inc., provider of the only blockchain map-based data visualization platform, announces a partnership with Data Edge Revenue, a Freetown, Sierra Leone-based systems integration company focused on advancing digitization in West Africa.
Pan African telecom enabler, SEACOM has strengthened its Kenyan leadership team by appointing seasoned telecoms executive, Tonny Tugee, to head its newly launched SEACOM Business in Kenya
Global provider of network test, monitoring and assurance solutions VIAVI Solutions and Westcon-Comstor have announced the extension of their partnership to Africa, Middle East and Europe.
TerraPay secures regulatory approval from South African Reserve Bank to launch cross border money transfers
TerraPay, the world's first mobile payments switch, announced today that it has successfully obtained regulatory approval from South African Reserve Bank to launch cross-border money transfer services in South Africa.
[South Africa] Vodacom and Eastern Cape Department of Education digitize education with launch of virtual teacher program
Vodacom and the Eastern Cape Department of Education have taken the digitalisation of education in the province a step further through the launch of the ‘Virtual Teacher’ platform in East London.
Increased vessel automation, integration and digitization are the inevitable future of shipping, adding cyber-attacks to the usual concerns of ship-owners and insurers.
Safran Electronics & Defense announces the selection of its WEFA solution (Wireless Extension For ACMS - Aircraft Condition Monitoring System) dedicated to the capture and the transfer of flight data, on the A320ceos of its long standing client, Air Cote d’Ivoire.
Lenovo has announced the launch of two of its latest offerings; the Yoga 720 and Miix 720 in South Africa. The laptops come with features that, according to the company, give users more versatility, speed, and convenience.
Leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary of Econet Global has partnered with Microsoft through the Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) programme and is now delivering scalable and secure cloud services across Africa.
West Africa’s provider of connectivity and data center solutions, MainOne has reiterated the importance of Internet traffic domiciliation as a key requirement for growing the internet ecosystem in Africa.
Huawei is working with Kenya's Safaricom to deploy a fiber to the home (FTTH) network. Safaricom adopts Huawei's end-to-end (E2E) FTTH solution to rapidly deploy the FTTH network and expand its capability to new home broadband services.
Metrofile Holdings has announced that Competition Commission approval has been granted for its 100% acquisition of Tidy Files, a leading provider of end-to-end document management and storage solutions in Southern Africa.
Kalon Venture Partners, formerly Grotech, and Smollan Group SA both acquired a minority stake in South Africa’s fastest growing shopping community, SnapnSave.
Vizocom, a leading IT and Communication solution provider, signed a new multi-year contract with the US Army to provide satellite communications services to support the US Army in Africa.
South Africa's top online portal Snupit has launched its mobile app. Used by over 2 million people every month, Snupit connects users to 350,000 local pros and businesses
TerraPay and Instant Cash have partnered to enable real-time cross border money transfers to mobile wallets, making possible cross-border money transfer to all major mobile wallets in Tanzania, Uganda and all mobile numbers in Nigeria.
Pan-African telecom enabler, SEACOM, has acquired Cape Town-based Internet service provider and managed services provider, MacroLan.
Talentdesk24-7 has officially gone live in South Africa. The new platform provides easy access to a constant stream of projects for experienced freelancers and consultants, while simultaneously filling the skills gap for clients.
Safaricom backed taxi-hailing platform Little has unveiled an electronic wallet to encourage riders using their taxis to pay for trips online.
MainOne has launched a new colocation service, in addition to its connectivity solutions, to address the needs of businesses in Ghana seeking reduced IT infrastructure costs and improved efficiency via a shared services platform.
Youtap, a global provider of contactless mobile payments and financial services software, has launched a QR code solution and smartphone apps for mobile money services in Africa and Asia.
Barclays Africa Group to collaborate with nine fintech companies to test potential for scaling tech based solutions
Barclays Africa Group, one of Africa’s largest financial services group with close to 12 million customers, will collaborate with nine financial technology companies to rapidly explore promising new technology-based solutions.
Direct Pay Online Group (DPO) has announced the acquisition of Virtual Card Services (VCS) South Africa.
Vodacom Business has launched Virtual CIO, a service that provides a suite of IT support to SMMEs. The service offers monitoring, telephonic and onsite IT support to businesses which do not require full-time resources.
In just two years, Angonix, an Internet Exchange Point (IXP) based in Luanda Angola, has grown exponentially to become the third largest African IXP.
Kaspersky Lab experts have discovered a backdoor planted in a server management software product used by hundreds of large businesses around the world.
South African mobile commerce company Blue Labe Telecoms now owns 45 per cent stake in mobile operator Cell C following a successful implementation of Cell’s C recapitalization.
SAP Africa has announced the appointment of Goutam Dev as its new Head of Education for Africa. The newly appointed executive has been with the enterprise services company since 2005.
Whether one has totally embraced South Africa’s Protection of Personal Information Act or not, there is no denying it has altered the scope of data protection, management and governance in South Africa.
Axel Peyriere is co-founder of the number one car classifieds websites in Africa, the AfricarGroup, which covers 22 countries and translated into 10 local dialects of the continent. His interview with Africa Business Communities:
Skye Bank, one of Nigeria's largest retail banks, over the weekend unveiled a new digital banking solution called Skyexperience.
The Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems (GhIPSS) has disclosed to Citi Business News it has advanced processes of meeting the November deadline for mobile money interoperability.
Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest airline in Africa, is pleased to announce to its valued customers that it has fully refurbished its Boeing 767-300 ER fleet and availed for service on its India, Middle East and Africa destinations.
Angola Cables has taken a step closer to completion of the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) at an official launch in Sangano, Angola.
Artel, LLC says it is building the highest availability and lowest packet loss network in Africa.
Africar Group has recently developed its networks in Africa and now operates in 22 countries through its car classifieds websites.
Angola Cables today took a step closer to completion of the South Atlantic Cable System at an official launch in Sangano, Angola. SACS is the first direct link between Africa and South America.
AfroMillionsLotto, a brand new lotto with a minimum jackpot close to a billion naira is to be launched in support of the Nigeria Professional Football League clubs by the League Management Company in partnership with British-based Ofertas365.
Innovation in sophisticated South African fintech payments landscape - Dominique Collett, head of AlphaCode
In 2016 $5.5bn of venture capital investment went into payments startups. This represented 22% of global fintech investment activity. In South Africa, payments still dominate the fintech landscape.
African internet platform, Cape Town-based Silvertree Internet Holdings has recently reached the milestone of over USD 15m (approx. ZAR 200m) channeled into African consumer-focused technology companies since inception in 2014.
Brenda Achere is Engagement Manager for Africa at MEDx eHealthCenter, a digital health solution headquartered in The Netherlands.
Ghana’s leading Telecommunications Service Provider MTN, currently has over 6.2 million active users on its Mobile Money platform and over 75, 000 active agents nationwide.
It’s taken hyperscale computing a decade to steadily claim significant cloud infrastructure service market share. Initially focused on major international markets, Africa has not been a priority until recently, when large players started turning their attention to Africa.
[Column] Jens Ischebeck: Online Education - Linking up Africa with some of the best colleges in the world
Bill Gates wrote in his 2015 letter to his foundation that soon, world class education will just be several computer taps away, regardless of where anyone lives.
Taxify, a ride sharing company in Africa has entered into a strategic partnership with Didi Chuxing, the world's leading mobile transportation platform.
Beginning this month, customers of Ghana Water Company Limited (GWCL) can pay their water bills on all telecommunications network, as the company continues its bid to phase out paper bills and drive the electronic payment system.
Comtech Telecommunications Corp targets African banks with new network platform to boost transaction volumes
Comtech Telecommunications Corp has announced that its industry-leading Heights Networking Platform has been chosen to expand services for two leading international banking organizations throughout the African continent.
Google has announced that initial grants of $2.5m will be given to the nonprofit arms of African startups Gidi Mobile and Siyavula, both of which provide free access to learning for 400,000 low-income students in Nigeria and South Africa.
Tigo Tanzania customers are now set to continue enjoying high-tech services following the announcement of a massive drive by the telecom operator to further modernize its network infrastructure.