Africa Tech

Intertrust and moTV partner to bring affordable streaming to Africa

11-16-2018 | 07:13:30
Intertrust has partnered with moTV, a provider of a complete OTT/IPTV/HYBRID platform, to bring a complete solution for the African market.

[Kenya] Standard Chartered’s ‘Women in Tech’ accelerator program attracts over 180 women-led startups

11-15-2018 | 19:04:00
Standard Chartered’s ‘Women in Tech’ accelerator program has attracted over 180 women-led startup teams with plans to have the applicants cut down to 40 during a shortlisting exercise slated for later this week.

Liquid Telecom Kenya releases its 2018 sustainability report

11-15-2018 | 15:01:00
Liquid Telecom Kenya, has today published its second annual Sustainability Report revealing the internal reorganisation and value initiatives that have helped drive the company’s rapid revenue and profit growth.

[Kenya] Safaricom targets 2,500 M-Pesa merchants with speedier transactions

11-15-2018 | 14:47:00
Safaricom has today announced the deployment of faster and more private cashless payments at over 2,500 Lipa Na M-PESA merchants.

South Africa leads world in demand for constant connectivity, index

11-15-2018 | 13:04:00
South Africans with internet connections lead the world in expectations for constant connection both at and away from home.

[South Africa] CELL C completes roaming agreement with MTN

11-15-2018 | 09:41:00
Cell C has announced the completion of the national rollout of MTN roaming.

[Nigeria] Mainone partners with MEST to provide high-speed internet for incubator

11-15-2018 | 09:37:00
MainOne has partnered with the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology to provide high-speed internet access to the MEST Incubator in Ikoyi, Lagos.

Ghana implements IMF's enhanced general data dissemination system

11-15-2018 | 08:34:00
Ghana has implemented the recommendations of the IMF’s Enhanced General Data Dissemination System (e-GDDS) by publishing critical data through the National Summary Data Page.

[South Africa] SACS Cable to boost connectivity in Africa via Teraco Data Centres

11-15-2018 | 08:26:00
Teraco has announced that clients currently making use of its data centres in Cape Town and Johannesburg are set to benefit from the cross connection to the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS).

RCS-Communication launches new Ka-Band service in South Sudan

11-15-2018 | 08:03:00
RCS-Communication, an ISP in South Sudan, has established the first site for Avanti’s HYLAS 4 high-speed satellite broadband service in-country.

MTN, KaiOS Technologies, China Mobile and UNISOC launch Africa’s first smart feature phone

11-15-2018 | 07:23:00
During the annual AfricaCom conference in Cape Town, MTN Group, KaiOS Technologies, China Mobile Communications Group and UNISOC announced a partnership to launch the world’s first 3G smart feature phone in Africa.

[South Africa] Liquid Telecom partners with Kymeta to enhance communication in Africa remote areas

11-15-2018 | 06:52:00
Liquid Telecom is extending its award-winning VSAT service through a new partnership with Kymeta, enabling it to deliver enhanced satellite mobile connectivity across Africa.

Angola Cables, Broadband Infraco sign deal to improve internet connectivity in Africa

11-15-2018 | 06:32:24
Multinational telecoms company Angola Cables has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Broadband Infraco.

Nokia partners with rain to deploy 5G in South Africa

11-15-2018 | 04:47:51
Nokia has deployed its 5G site for the South African operator rain in time for the operator to launch 5G services ahead of AfricaCom 2018.

[South Africa] Curo set to migrate 3,000 funds to Temenos platform

11-14-2018 | 11:21:00
South Africa’s largest third party administrator Curo is set to will migrate more than 3,000 funds from its five legacy fund accounting platforms to a single instance of Temenos’ Multifonds Global Accounting platform.
 
Features

[Startup Interview] George Karimi, Founder and CEO, SwiftAide, Kenya

11-16-2018 | 04:42:00
George Karimi is the Founder and CEO of SwiftAide, a Kenyan mobile marketplace startup that matches freelance labour with local demand, allowing consumers to find immediate help with everyday tasks, including cleaning, moving, delivery and handyman work.

[Interview] Prins Mhlanga, Founder, Ocean on 76, South Africa

11-15-2018 | 11:03:00
Prins Mhlanga is South African entrepreneur with a long career in the Technology and Telecommunications field. He is currently CEO of his own company, Ocean on 76.

[Startup Interview] Ian Mutua, Managing Director, Vigil CyberSec Inc, Kenya

11-15-2018 | 10:05:00
Ian Wambua Mutua is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at Vigil CyberSec Inc., a Kenyan based startup providing cybersecurity and consulting services across the region.

[Column] Phathizwe Malinga: IoT is as simple as ABC and D! Part 3 - Choosing Connectivity

11-14-2018 | 12:09:30
There is no doubt that the Internet of Things (IoT) can solve everyday challenges using technology, and with IDC predicting there being over 20 billion connected devices by 2020.

[Column] Mukhisa Kituyi: Digital divide is impeding development

11-14-2018 | 08:45:10
By the end of the next decade, growth, productivity gains, and human development will be determined by levels of integration into the digital economy.

[Column] Rodney Taylor: Focus on the challenges, not the technology

11-14-2018 | 04:34:07
Digital transformation and the Internet of Things (IoT) are widely discussed topics in business today. That said, many organisations are still slow in getting their transformation initiatives underway and implementing tangible IoT solutions.

[Column] Prins Mhlanga: SA business leaders stand to gain more from a platform economy

11-12-2018 | 11:10:00
Having evolved over the years, a platform economy is a new breed of digitally-driven, disruptive business models.

[Africa Tech Week] African startups set to raise more funds in 2019

11-08-2018 | 14:08:35
The African startup ecosystem continues to thrive, the innovation revolution by these startups is on the rise. They not only bring massive impact to the local communities but also across other countries.

[Column] Deon Geyser, The 5G imperative

11-08-2018 | 12:04:00
It has been just a decade since the mobile phone spread rapidly across Africa, leapfrogging the landline and bringing literacy, education and connectivity to widely scattered populations. Mobile has played a significant role in building improved communities, healthcare and financial inclusion.

[Interview] Sam Chappatte, Managing Director, Jumia Kenya

11-08-2018 | 11:07:00
Sam Chappatte is the Managing Director, Jumia Kenya, an online shopping website operating in 14 African countries.

[Column] Adriaan Rossouw, Overcoming Digital Dread- Upgrading manufacturing operations

11-08-2018 | 06:14:25
African manufacturers begin to upgrade their operations, mapping out an incremental approach is essential. Smart factories, digitisation, and the Internet of Things (IoT) are all hot topics in the manufacturing sector, generating considerable buzz - and some consternation. These disruptive technologies are exciting, yet the complexity can also be overwhelming.

[Column] Sean Laval, The opportunity of IoT

11-07-2018 | 11:32:00
The Internet of Things (IoT) is not the by-product of hype and the IT dreamer’s reality. It is an opportunity, especially for those who are prepared to take a chance and pay attention.

[Column] Mandla Mbonambi, Staggering growth across industry and innovation is changing the face of performance testing

11-07-2018 | 05:45:00
As secrets go, the fact that technology has fundamentally changed the face of business has to be the worst kept. From leap to bound, tech innovation and invention have shifted foundations and redefined potential, putting the customer in the driving seat and the enterprise under pressure.

[Column] Jon Tullett, Harnessing the hybrid

11-07-2018 | 05:22:00
Cloud. At its most basic form, it drives innovation and harnesses intelligence for the organisation. It is the delivery of computing services, servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics and so much more, all over the internet, all flexible and all offering economies of scale.

[Column] Cathy Smith: Africa's youth needs more than just technology

11-05-2018 | 05:02:00
We often read about the number of jobs that our youth are going to be doing in 10 or 15 years that don't even exist yet. The conventional wisdom is that we can prepare them for this "unknown future" by giving them access to technology, the Internet and the language they will need to talk to the machines.