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Angola Cables announces start of cable loading for Atlantic System project
24-04-2017 | 13:33:24
Taking a step closer to completing a valuable new route for the global telecommunications sector, Angola Cables has announced the completion of the marine survey for the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS),
MTN South Africa and Huawei launch the first LTE LAA network in Africa
24-04-2017 | 11:03:24
MTN and Huawei have partnered to bring the first LTE Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) network in Africa. LTE LAA is an evolution of the LTE-Unlicensed mobile technology, which enables LTE to utilise unlicensed spectrum to significantly enhance network capacity.
[Egypt] Vodafone in a multi-million-dollar partnership with Procera Networks to enhance broadband subscriber experience
24-04-2017 | 09:08:03
Procera Networks has unveiled a multi-year, multi-million-dollar partnership with Vodafone Egypt to enhance the subscriber experience for its fixed and mobile subscribers.
GTP and Mastercard partner to unveil prepaid solutions across Africa in cashless continent drive
24-04-2017 | 08:53:08
Mastercard and prepaid processing and payments solutions provider Global Technology Partners (GTP) signed a partnership agreement that will result in the latest prepaid solutions being made available across Africa to government institutions, financial services and corporate sector and consumers.
Angola Cables completes system connecting Africa and the Americas to create new route for Internet traffic
21-04-2017 | 15:38:36
Taking a step closer to completing a valuable new route for the global telecommunications sector, Angola Cables today announced the completion of the marine survey for the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS), as well as the start of cable loading on the Angolan side of SACS.
African developers celebrated at Facebook’s annual F8 conference
21-04-2017 | 10:48:48
Facebook celebrated the achievements and products of its growing African developer and partner ecosystem at its annual F8 developer conference, held in San Jose, California, on 18 and 19 April.
World Bank Group Launches New Program to Support Africa’s Top Digital Entrepreneurs
21-04-2017 | 10:18:57
The World Bank Group launched XL Africa, a five-month business acceleration program designed to support the 20 most promising digital start-ups from Sub-Saharan Africa.
Vodafone Egypt launches new app for blind and visually impaired customers
19-04-2017 | 13:58:00
Vodafone Egypt launched a new mobile application for blind and visually impaired users called “E3rafli” (an Arabic word for “Find out for me") to help them recognize basic things and services through their mobile phones.
Telkom Kenya to replace Orange Money service with new platform
18-04-2017 | 09:53:00
Telkom Kenya plans to replace its mobile money platform Orange Money amidst its continued underperformance in the market.
[Namibia] Paratus Telecom plans R150m network expansion over three years
14-04-2017 | 10:23:03
Paratus Telecom plans to deepen its existing fibre network in Namibia and has announced a R150m fibre network expansion programme to be rolled out over three years.
Social Media Report Reveals Radio Stations’ Dominant Influence on Facebook and Twitter
10-04-2017 | 15:02:00
In a bid to enhance the work of the media using technology in Africa, Penplusbytes has released its latest social media ratings on Ghana’s Radio, Television and Print media
Deskera expands Africa presence, launches channel partner program in the region
10-04-2017 | 14:29:00
Deskera, a global provider of cloud-based software solutions for small and mid-sized businesses, is expanding its footprint in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) market. It has launched a channel partner program to bring MEA enterprises, the most effective business software to serve their customers.
[Column] Jens Ischebeck: The Udemy learning marketplace and possibilities for Africans Pt. 1
10-04-2017 | 13:16:00
On Wikipedia the leading e-learning marketplace Udemy is described as follows: “Udemy.com is a platform or marketplace for online learning.
Africa is playing infrastructure catch up - Michele McCann
10-04-2017 | 10:43:00
The amount of businesses embracing an online strategy is driving an urgent review of legacy infrastructure according to Michele McCann, business development manager, Teraco.
Kwesé TV partners wih MTN Ghana to expand mobile offering
10-04-2017 | 10:32:10
Econet Media’s Kwesé TV and MTN Ghana have announced that the two will be entering into a partnership. The partnership will see Kwesé TV facilitate the delivery of video content to MTN’s mobile customers.
Africa telecom and finance leaders assess accelerating digital investment opportunities
07-04-2017 | 13:26:44
Leaders from Africa's biggest telecom investment companies including MTN, Orange, Helios Towers, American Tower, Eaton Towers, Google, Microsoft, Liquid Telecom and SEACOM are meeting with investment bankers,
[Interview] Ekene Okechukwu, Founder, Bargainmasterng.com, Nigeria
06-04-2017 | 13:41:00
Ekene Okechukwu is Founder of Bargainmasterng.com, Nigeria's social marketplace for online sellers and buyers.
[South Africa] KNF Ventures invests in online ticketing services company Quicket Solutions
06-04-2017 | 13:08:00
KNF Ventures, a SARS-approved section 12J Venture Capital Company dedicated to investing in South African innovation-driven ventures with proven traction, has announced that it is investing in the online ticketing services solution scale-up company, Quicket.
[Nigeria] VoguePay gets Fintech start-up recognition
06-04-2017 | 10:19:28
VoguePay has won the “Best Fintech Startup” award at the just concluded Cashless Africa Expo. The award is in recognition to online payment in Nigeria and Africa in general.
[South Africa] Rabaki.com creates employment through new re-seller feature
06-04-2017 | 10:04:56
South African online retail store, Rabaki.com is now giving locals an opportunity to become part of the outlet and earn a 5% commission in return.
Facebook moves into larger South Africa premises as African growth accelerates
05-04-2017 | 16:35:00
Facebook has moved its Johannesburg offices into new premises, creating a new home for the company to work with its partners to boost innovation and provide an African home for the Facebook culture.
[South Africa] Trinity Telecoms and COMSOL Networks Announce Partnership at IOTFA
04-04-2017 | 09:45:00
A R65 million partnership between Trinity Telecoms, a leading IoT platform provider, and Comsol Networks, has been sealed with the establishment of COMSOL IoT Connect.
ICANN approves dotAfrica launch dates
04-04-2017 | 09:30:00
The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has given dotAfrica the green light to move forward with their launch plan and dates as Africa’s new home on the web gets ready for their long awaited entry.
Avaya debuts first unified communications cloud service in Algeria with Icosnet
03-04-2017 | 14:53:42
Avaya and Icosnet have announced a strategic partnership to jointly provide Unified Communications (UC) technologies from a cloud platform in Algeria.
Frédéric Alran Appointed SAP Francophone Africa Managing Director
03-04-2017 | 14:37:00
SAP Africa has appointed industry veteran, Frédéric Alran, as its new Managing Director for Francophone Africa.
U2opia Mobile forays into Africa with FonePass data suite
03-04-2017 | 13:02:27
U2opia Mobile, a global mobile technology player has launched its sponsored data suite, FonePass across markets in Africa, Asia and Middle East. FonePass is a holistic data solutions suite that offers a slew of products catering to enterprise and consumer needs.
[Column] Michèle Scanlon: Africa - the centre of new space race era
03-04-2017 | 12:29:00
In 2017 and beyond, Africa will find itself at the heart of a new space race centred on satellite connectivity. According to Michèle Scanlon, New Business Development at Gondwana International Networks (GIN), “The race is on for full coverage of Africa with High Throughput Satellite (HTS) service.
Vodacom and PTC partner to bring ThingWorx to South Africa
03-04-2017 | 12:00:03
Vodacom has partnered with PTC to launch a local version of the ThingWorx Internet of Things development platform.
[South Africa] Vodacom partners with PTC to launch Internet of Things application platform
31-03-2017 | 12:15:00
Vodacom has taken a significant step to further expand its Internet of Things (IoT) offering by partnering with global technology solution provider PTC, a recognised leader in Industrial IoT, augmented reality and connected solutions.
Ecobank affiliate bets on Intelsat platform to strengthen corporate banking in Africa
31-03-2017 | 06:32:00
Intelsat S.A, operator of the world’s first Globalized Network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, announced today that eProcess International SA, an affiliate of pan-African banking conglomerate Ecobank Group, has signed an agreement to use the Intelsat Epic
Surf and Facebook launch wifi hotspots in Kenya
30-03-2017 | 11:19:08
Surf and Facebook officially launched Express Wi-Fi by Facebook in Kenya today. This initiative was born from the mutual belief of both organizations that access to internet should be available and affordable for everyone.
Ghana loses $50m to cyber crime, report
29-03-2017 | 13:00:00
A report by Kenyan-based IT firm, Serianu Limited, has revealed that the economy lost a total of US$50 million to cybercrime in 2016.
Global-IP Brings Sales Team On Board to Serve its African Markets
29-03-2017 | 09:53:29
Global-IP Cayman, the innovative satellite communications company, is pleased to announce its sales team brought on board to develop channel partners and offer new types of communications services in the Sub-Saharan Africa region.
[South Africa] e4 launches Virtual app and transforms FICA process
29-03-2017 | 09:30:00
The rapid growth of the connected world has resulted in the development of several forward-thinking SaaS solutions aimed at a successfully connecting with a customer online.
[South Africa] Routed launches first vendor neutral cloud platform
28-03-2017 | 12:15:00
Routed, a true cloud service provider, has launched its vendor neutral cloud platform to offer what the company believes South Africa needs: a cloud platform that is reliable, scalable and secure.
[Column] Jens Ischebeck: Why should I pay for my education?
28-03-2017 | 11:03:03
Online education is big business. With a plethora of different e-learning courses and qualifications available, it can be difficult to choose between education apps, online portals, MOOCs and old-fashioned courses in brick and mortar institutions.
[South Africa] Abacuz launches new platform for au pairs and parents
28-03-2017 | 09:19:00
Abacuz is a brand new platform developed to provide au pairs with the opportunity to connect with new families, without losing their independence.
[South Africa] I’m Bored app rebrands to Fun Nearby
27-03-2017 | 13:45:00
South Africa’s ‘what’s on’ sharing app, I’m Bored, has re-branded as Fun Nearby as the free events listing platform and service grows to become the go-to place for parents and kids to find fun things to do in their neighborhood.
Mastercard to support development of Ghana’s digital payment ecosystem
24-03-2017 | 06:03:50
In support of Ghana’s Vision 2020 goals, Mastercard has committed its support to helping the country to develop a cashless economy, in furtherance of its push to be an economic powerhouse in Africa.
Mara Social Media acquires global instant messaging and communications platform Nimbuzz
23-03-2017 | 14:40:40
Mara Social Media, an African multi-channel platform of online and mobile tech innovations that are designed to connect people across emerging markets, has announced that it has acquired global platform Nimbuzz Assets.
Industrial IoT set to shake up African oil & gas sector - MD, SAP West Africa
22-03-2017 | 14:19:00
The global oil and gas industry is undergoing a period of unprecedented change and disruption.
Internet Solutions Kenya selects Telco Systems to upgrade its fiber network to 10GB
22-03-2017 | 11:48:00
Provider of innovative CE 2.0, MPLS, IP and SDN & NFV solutions, Telco Systems and Internet Solutions Kenya, a Pan-African communications service provider of cloud, communication, connectivity and carrier services within Kenya and connecting outside Kenya,
Rwanda to host premier Africa Regional Internet and Development Dialogue conference
22-03-2017 | 07:45:21
The Internet Society has announced that it will hold the first ever Africa Regional Internet and Development Dialogue from 8-9 May 2017 in Kigali, Rwanda, in partnership with UNESCO and Republic of Rwanda.
SES and Intersat to Provide Internet Connectivity Across Africa
21-03-2017 | 12:27:00
SES and Intersat announce today that they have signed a multi-year agreement to deliver internet services across Africa.
[South Africa] Telkom and Business Connexion launch BCX, Africa’s premier end-to-end ICT solutions provider
16-03-2017 | 12:02:00
Organisations that do not embrace digitalisation and transform accordingly, run the risk of becoming redundant to their customers. In light of this, Telkom and Business Connexion have announced the launch of BCX, Africa’s premier end-to-end information communication technology (ICT) solutions provider.
Hurricane Electric continues commitment to Africa with major network buildouts
10-03-2017 | 12:11:27
World’s largest IPv6-native Internet backbone, Hurricane Electric has announced a significant buildout of its global IPv4 and IPv6 network throughout several regions in the Middle East and Africa.
South African company Dotmodus achieves Google Cloud Partner Specialisation in Data Analytics
09-03-2017 | 13:15:00
Dotmodus, a boutique data sciences company, has achieved the Google Cloud Partner Specialisation in Data Analytics. The accolade is a first for Dotmodus, who joins a selection of launch partners to be recognised by Google Cloud.
[Column] Gerhard Oosthuizen: Four mega-trends shaping mobile payment platforms
09-03-2017 | 11:41:55
With rapid smartphone penetration in South Africa boosting research and development, it is no surprise that local fintech players are turning their attention towards mobile payment innovation.
[Liberia] Merck launches ‘More than a Mother’ campaign and ‘STEM program for women and girls
08-03-2017 | 14:34:00
Merck, a leading science and technology company, today marks ‘International Women’s Day’ with the launch of ‘Merck More than a Mother’ and ‘Merck STEM for Girls and Women’ program for the first time in Liberia.
[Nigeria] GE partners with Tony Elumelu Foundation on Lagos Garage
07-03-2017 | 16:35:17
General Electric and leading entrepreneurship The Tony Elumelu Foundation have announced a partnership that would allow up to 25 Tony Elumelu EF Entrepreneurs to participate in a dedicated 4-week advanced manufacturing training program every year at GE’s Lagos Garage – a hub for advanced manufacturing-based innovation, strategy development, idea generation and collaboration
Housing Bank Algeria selects Infosys Finacle to power its operations
07-03-2017 | 12:39:35
The Housing Bank, one of the most respected banks in the Middle East, and Infosys Finacle, part of EdgeVerve Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Infosys have announced the selection of the Finacle suite of solutions to power the bank's operations in Algeria.
[South Africa] Sage unveils next generation of cloud solutions for Africa and Middle East
07-03-2017 | 11:39:01
Sage the market and technology leader for integrated accounting, payroll & HR, and payment systems, today announced new products and features that will take Africa and Middle East’s business builders and entrepreneurs closer to a world where admin is invisible. It made the announcements at Sage Summit Tour in Johannesburg South Africa.
Samsung emerges Africa’s most admired brand
06-03-2017 | 10:59:26
African Business magazine in partnership with Brand Africa, Brand Finance, GeoPoll and Kantar TNS has released the results of the Top 100 brands in Africa.
Nigerian businesses can remain profitable with outsourced Data Center and Cloud solutions - MainOne
06-03-2017 | 10:28:27
For companies in Nigeria currently battling the recession, the challenges are slowing sales and reduced earnings due to spiraling costs from high inflation and forex rates.
[Kenya] ShowMax sets up East Africa Headquaters at the Nairobi Garage
06-03-2017 | 10:12:33
Internet TV company ShowMax has set up its East Africa headquarters in Kenya at the Nairobi Garage co-working space, and is in the process of recruiting for a number of new roles based in this office.
Facebook's Chief Product Officer, Chris Cox, makes first visit to Senegal
06-03-2017 | 09:25:00
Chris Cox, Chief Product Officer at Facebook, was in Senegal Friday to find out how the country’s creatives, developers and entrepreneurs are using Facebook and Instagram to bring their passions to life.
Fibre-like connectivity now available in under-serviced fibre areas
06-03-2017 | 07:04:21
Paratus Telecom, the largest privately owned Pan African telecoms operator, has started rolling out its Paratus Communication Service throughout South Africa. It now offers connectivity that provides the same performance and reliability to that of fibre and is now available in under-serviced fibre areas.
Niral Patel appointed Hitachi Data Systems General Manager for Sub Saharan Africa
03-03-2017 | 06:21:23
Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd, has appointed Niral Patel as General Manager for sub-Saharan Africa, effective 1 March 2017.
[South Africa] MobileData sees brighter future for e-commerce in 2017
02-03-2017 | 11:48:36
ICT professionals admit that 2016 was a tough year, but those who are positioned at the edge of technology trends application are confident the tide is about to turn.
MTN lists 2016 losses from Nigeria fine, forex
02-03-2017 | 11:28:00
African telecommunications giant MTN warned shareholders Monday to expect big losses caused by a $1 billion regulatory fine in Nigeria.
Nigerian app Sliide Airtime named Most Innovative Mobile App at GSMA Awards
02-03-2017 | 10:27:34
Sliide Airtime has today been named as the World’s Most Innovative App at the Global Mobile World awards, dubbed the ‘Oscars’ of the global telecom industry.
Facebook's Chief Product Officer visits Ghana's Tech School
02-03-2017 | 09:59:51
Chris Cox, Chief Product Officer at Facebook, visited the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) in Accra, Ghana today to meet with Ghanaian entrepreneurs and see how they are working to build sustainable technology businesses.
[Ghana] MainOne extends footprint into Accra’s Central Business District
28-02-2017 | 11:22:00
West Africa’s communications and data solutions provider, MainOne, has announced the completion of a new point-of-presence (PoP) in Accra’s Central Business District, extending the company’s reach in Ghana.
Vodafone Zambia and Shoprite enter partnership
28-02-2017 | 10:31:00
Vodafone Zambia has announced a partnership with South African food retail chain Shoprite, that allows the 4G internet provider to set up shop-in-shop stores at various Shoprite outlets.
Bank of Ghana freezes $1bn Sibton deal
27-02-2017 | 09:29:01
The central bank has reportedly put on hold the billion-dollar deal it handed to Sibton Switch, a local IT firm, to interconnect all payment systems in the country.
Nigerian Internet Exchange goes live at MainOne’s Data Center to peer local Internet traffic
24-02-2017 | 10:08:00
MainData Nigeria (MDXi) and the Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN) have announced a partnership aimed at expanding the peering of Internet Transit traffic within Nigeria.
Unicaf University partners with eLearnAfrica
23-02-2017 | 10:53:04
Unicaf University has announced that its programmes will be available on eLearnAfrica.com, thereby extending further the University’s reach throughout the continent.
GE Program Announces Graduation of First Social Entrepreneurs Addressing Maternal & Child Health in Sub-Saharan Africa
23-02-2017 | 10:15:21
Today, the GE healthymagination Mother and Child Program will graduate 14 social entrepreneurs who completed training and mentorship aimed at improving and accelerating maternal and/or child health outcomes in Africa.
[Kenya] Safaricom opens up applications for 2017 technology internships
23-02-2017 | 06:52:00
Listed telecommunication firm Safaricom has announced that it will be taking 63 university students under its 2017 technology internship program.
Sage Foundation launches $1 million Enterprise Fund to inspire innovation and change in Africa
22-02-2017 | 10:21:00
Integrated accounting and payment systems company Sage has launched $1 million Sage Foundation’s Enterprise Fund which is open to non-profits in Africa with enterprising ideas to help improve the lives of military veterans, young people or women and girls.
[Column] Jens Ischebeck: 3 worth-it benefits of mobile learning in Rwanda
21-02-2017 | 12:51:26
M-learning is education that uses primarily mobile or electronic devices. M-learning is similar to home-schooling in the sense that you can learn anywhere.
MainOne partners Signal Alliance to Deliver Microsoft O365 for Nigerian Businesses
20-02-2017 | 11:30:00
MainOne and Signal Alliance have announced a partnership to provide Microsoft O365 to corporate subscribers in Nigeria with the best in-country professional support.
[Nigeria] TerrraPay, MoneyTrans and Paga partner for easier cross-border remittances
20-02-2017 | 10:15:00
TerraPay has announced that it has partnered with MoneyTrans, as well as Paga, Nigeria’s pioneering payments and financial services company, to launch cross-border remittances from Spain to mobile wallets in Nigeria.
Nigerian develops app dedicated to African and Caribbean Food in The UK
16-02-2017 | 11:45:00
Vivian Ngwodo is part of a new generation of women, particularly women of African descent, who are using technology to take ownership of the entrepreneurial landscape.
44 per cent in Sub-Saharan Africa survey say mobile data speeds will determine their next purchase
16-02-2017 | 11:34:00
Telecoms specialist adviser Analysys Mason has completed its annual series of Connected Consumer surveys analysing mobile customer behaviour in Sub-Saharan Africa
[South Africa] Internet Solutions and Accuris Networks introduce pan-African Wi-Fi network
16-02-2017 | 10:06:00
Internet Solutions (IS), and Dublin-based Accuris Networks Limited, have partnered to introduce a seamless continent-wide Wi-Fi network to global carriers, multinational companies and local Internet Service Providers.
Facebook challenges developers in the Middle East and Africa to create the smartest Bots for Messenger
16-02-2017 | 09:57:48
Facebook is challenging developers across the Middle East and Africa to create innovative bots in the Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge.
[South Africa] Infotech announces acquisition of Wattkeeper and Intelligen
13-02-2017 | 12:11:00
Infotech Limited is proud to announce that its acquisition deal with Urbanise, a provider of IoT (Internet of Things) and service delivery platform for buildings, is going ahead.
[South Africa] ShowMax and Vodacom launch new low-cost SVOD offering
13-02-2017 | 09:42:00
ShowMax has teamed up with Vodafone-backed South African mobile operator Vodacom to offer a low-cost OTT TV service available exclusively to Vodacom customers.
[Nigeria] MainOne gathers IT heavyweights for Nerds Unite, plans First in Nigeria Virtual Reality Demo
13-02-2017 | 09:22:00
Provider of telecom services and network solutions for businesses, MainOne, has concluded plans to host the third edition of its annual Nerds Unite IT conference, Nigeria’s biggest customer event for networking and data center professionals.
[Interview] Kayode Olusola Lawal, CEO, Associate Box
09-02-2017 | 14:47:00
Kayode Olusola Lawal is CEO of Associate Box, a digital marketplace for African techies. Africabizz interviews him:
[Column] Jens Ischebeck: The potential for mobile learning in Ivory Coast
09-02-2017 | 11:14:00
M-learning enables mobile phone users to access online courses (including free courses such as MOOC) and gain qualifications remotely via their smartphones.
[Nigeria] Vodacom, Kaduna State partner to launch ICT development initiative
07-02-2017 | 09:33:00
Vodacom has announced that they will be working with Kaduna State in Nigeria to launch an ICT for development initiative.
Kenyan SMEs grow alongside e-commerce in the region
07-02-2017 | 09:17:00
Online retailer Jumia Kenya has announced that 80 percent of the products on their platform are from accredited small businesses.