As more and more African companies start to embrace the concept of shared services, heads of Finance, Human Resources, ICT and more gather in Nairobi to learn best practices for implementation.
Hughes Network Systems, LLCthe global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services has announced that its JUPITER System has been selected to bring high-performance connectivity throughout the Sub-Saharan Africa.
MallforAfrica (MFA), Africa’s prominent e-commerce and m-commerce platform, has announced that it has launched a new dedicated website for eBay shopping enthusiasts in Africa.
MTN South Africa, Huawei and Qualcomm Technologies have completed Africa's first commercial platform that addressees challenges of spectrum shortage.
FactSet, a global provider of integrated financial information has opened a new office in Johannesburg as it seeks to grow presence in Africa
Until recently, the wireless sector of the telecoms market prioritised the performance increase in base stations and subscriber terminals.
Venture capital firm, Zeno Ventures, has closed an investment in Tizeti Inc., a Menlo Park, CA and Lagos, Nigeria based startup that participated in the latest batch of Y Combinator.
Experts at the International Telecoms Week conference in Chicago have highlighted the need to accelerate investment in Africa to facilitate the continent’s broadband data explosion.
Microsoft has revealed plans to deliver the complete, intelligent Microsoft Cloud for the first time from datacentres located in Africa.
The IDC CIO Summit, currently underway in Lagos, is focusing on how the next wave of social, mobile, analytics and cloud (SMAC) technologies will unleash innovation and productivity in the enterprise by delivering better employee and customer experiences.
CNN’s ‘African Voices’, programme interviews Kenya’s rapper Khaligraph accompanying him to learn more about his influences, which include a mixture of western rap and his Kenyan upbringing.
Vodacom, in partnership with Huawei, have successfully completed the launch of Africa’s first live NarrowBand IoT (NB-IoT) site which is fully compliant with the standardised 3rd Generation Partnership Project(3GPP) NB-IoT specifications.
International Finance Corporation, a member of the World Bank Group, Google Inc., Convergence Partners, and Mitsui & Co. have agreed to invest up to $100 million in CSquared, a partnership focused on deploying wholesale, carrier-neutral, open-access fiber optic networks across Sub-Saharan Africa.
Truecaller, one of the leading communication platforms in the world, has announced that it will start rolling out its ads platform in Africa, Truecaller Ads. Brands will now be able to utilize the Truecaller app to reach more than 40 million users in Africa.
Aotea Global Services that has predominantly been in East Africa has announced it is expanding its operations into the US. The company provides clients with a unique value proposition: High quality, low-priced IT resources who work only for them and become an offshore extension of their in-house staff.
Facebook has selected 60 finalists from the hundreds of entries it received from across the Middle East and Africa for the Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge. The Bots for Messenger Challenge is a contest to recognise and reward developers who create the most innovative new bots on Messenger.
Silicon Valley analytics software company FICO has announced that Discovery Health in South Africa is using the FICO® Decision Management Suite to process as many as 100,000 transactions a day.
Hurricane Electric has strengthened its global network with new regional network connectivity in Africa by establishing a new point of presence at the Djibouti Data Center (DDC), bolstering its ongoing commitment to the economic development of the region through the provision of improved IP connectivity and global network access.
The Lagos State Government has launched a free public Wi-Fi project at parks and gardens in Lagos in partnership with MainOne.
Opera is kicking off a partnership with football professional Victor Moses, Chelsea starter and Nigerian national team star player. Moses will be the brand ambassador of Opera Mini , the most popular browser in Africa.
Opera, the developer of the most popular mobile browser in Africa, has announced its plan to invest $100 million over the next two years to facilitate the growth of African digital economy. The company will use the investment to speed up internet adoption in Africa and strengthen the internet ecosystem with local partners.
Official launch in Swaziland of ADEA mobile application for capturing teacher and learner attendance
Through its Working Group on Education Management and Policy Support (ADEA-WGEMPS) and in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Training in Swaziland, the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) launched the Smart School System (3S).
BringCom Incorporated, a leading provider of connectivity solutions to developing countries, announced that it has reached a tentative agreement to acquire Datanet.Com, LLC.
Co-creation Hub (CcHUB), the leading social innovation centre in Nigeria, has launched the ‘CcHub Diaspora Challenge’, an international project that will engage entrepreneurs, innovators and scientists from African communities in the UK and source scalable business solutions to social challenges in Africa.
Liquid Telecom Kenya has announced the appointment of Adil Youssefi as its new Chief Executive.
Established in 2012 as Africa’s first neutral Internet eXchange Point (IXP), NAPAfrica has grown 7-fold to become not only the largest in Africa, but one of the top three IXP’s in the Southern Hemisphere, as well as the regional internet traffic hub for sub-Saharan Africa.
Kirusa, a telecom and social media solutions provider has partnered with Vodacom Lesotho for the launch of InstaVoice Channels.
MTN, telecommunications leader in Cameroon and Microsoft, announce the commercialisation of Office 365 services for enterprises through MTN Business, MTN’s entity dedicated to companies.
VAST Networks, a leading open access Wi-Fi provider, is set to give 1.5 million Gauteng township residents an affordable alternative to access the Internet.
FAMOCO announces partnership with Orange Cameroon to improve the efficiency of their distribution network
FAMOCO, the leader in secure professional Android devices, announces a major commercial partnership with Orange Cameroon,a strategic choice by Orange to increase the efficiency of its distribution network (reduce fraud, theft and loss of data) and to meet compliance needs.
West Africa's leading connectivity and data center solutions provider, MainOne has pledged its commitment to boost Information and Communications Technology (ICT) in Ogun State with a data center project in Sagamu.
Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary of Econet Global, and Intelsat S.A, operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications, have announced a new agreement that will introduce high performance Intelsat EpicNG satellite services into the Liquid Telecom network.
Kaspersky Lab introduces new partner program in Africa to drive business growth for managed security services providers
Kaspersky Lab has launched a new partner program in Africa, aimed at managed service providers (MSPs) that already offer security services or would like to add them to their current portfolio.
The Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN), has partnered with Maindata Nigeria (MDXi), a MainOne subsidiary, to improve national transit traffic by hosting a Point of Presence in the Maindata facility.
KOKO Networks, a tech platform that connects suppliers, retailers and consumers has launched their technology in Nairobi.
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 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
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.
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
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.
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.
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 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 plans to replace its mobile money platform Orange Money amidst its continued underperformance in the market.
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.
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, 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.
On Wikipedia the leading e-learning marketplace Udemy is described as follows: “Udemy.com is a platform or marketplace for online learning.
The amount of businesses embracing an online strategy is driving an urgent review of legacy infrastructure according to Michele McCann, business development manager, Teraco.
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.
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,
Ekene Okechukwu is Founder of Bargainmasterng.com, Nigeria's social marketplace for online sellers and buyers.
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.
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 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 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.
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.
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 and Icosnet have announced a strategic partnership to jointly provide Unified Communications (UC) technologies from a cloud platform in Algeria.
SAP Africa has appointed industry veteran, Frédéric Alran, as its new Managing Director for Francophone Africa.
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.
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 has partnered with PTC to launch a local version of the ThingWorx Internet of Things development platform.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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’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.
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, 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.
The global oil and gas industry is undergoing a period of unprecedented change and disruption.
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,
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 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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
African telecommunications giant MTN warned shareholders Monday to expect big losses caused by a $1 billion regulatory fine in Nigeria.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.