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[Kenya] BRCK acquires Surf to become one of the largest public WiFi networks in Sub-Saharan Africa
20-02-2019 | 04:19:23
Kenyan hardware and connectivity startup BRCK has announced that it has acquired local public WiFi provider Surf and parent company EveryLayer.
Telkom Kenya revises data packages targeting millenials
18-02-2019 | 13:08:00
Kenya’s telecommunication company Telkom has reviewed its flagship Combo bundle dubbed “Mzito” giving subscribers data, minutes and free night data.
Big data Project grows Ugandan smallholder yields, incomes by 70 per cent
18-02-2019 | 07:56:57
Leveraging big data, a CTA-led project has significantly increased crop yields and incomes for thousands of Ugandan smallholder farmers.
[Nigeria] UBA and Google partner to launch free WIFI hotspots in 11 branches
15-02-2019 | 07:05:12
The United Bank for Africa (UBA) has partnered with Google and ISP partner to unveil Google Station in 11 UBA branches in Lagos State as part of plans to roll out 200 stations in the country.
Vivo Energy picks IBM to enhance digital operations across its stations
15-02-2019 | 06:57:19
IBM has announced that Vivo Energy has selected IBM Services for its digital transformation journey based on SAP S/4HANA®.
Enat Bank partners with WorldRemit for digital money transfers to Ethiopia
14-02-2019 | 07:49:00
Enat Bank has partnered with leading digital money transfer service, WorldRemit for digital money transfers to Ethiopia.
Entersekt’s new appointments to drive on service delivery in South Africa
14-02-2019 | 07:12:00
Entersekt announced the appointments of Pieter de Swardt as Country Manager and Stuart Gray as VP Engineering Services, to drive on company’s service delivery in South Africa.
Loon sets up new Ground Stations in Nyeri, marking continued progress towards connectivity in Kenya
14-02-2019 | 05:39:23
Loon has announced the installation of a new set of ground stations in Kenya. The installation of ground stations is a key milestone that paves the way for testing with Loon’s stratospheric balloons
[Kenya] Online sentimental spending grows 47 per cent in three years, Mastercard Love Index
14-02-2019 | 05:34:00
The annual Mastercard Love Index indicates that Kenyans are willing to dig deeper into their pockets to make their partners happy and that they are going online to do it.
[South Africa] MTN selects Oracle Cloud Applications to drive digital transformation
13-02-2019 | 12:38:23
South Africa based mobile telecommunications major; MTN has chosen Oracle Cloud Applications to drive one of the largest digital transformations in the global telecom industry across all its core business operations.
Synergy Wound Technology and Trade Africa Healthcare partner to offer mobile cloud solution in South Africa
13-02-2019 | 08:27:00
Technology-driven product development company Synergy Wound Technology has announced an agreement with Trade Africa Healthcare focused on affordable and innovative healthcare solutions for Africa.
[South Africa] Clickatell announces new appointments to bolster growth
13-02-2019 | 08:20:57
[South Africa] Clickatell announces new appointments to bolster growth
Mastercard debuts its Sonic Brand in Africa and other global markets
13-02-2019 | 07:22:36
Mastercard has unveiled its debut sonic brand identity, a comprehensive sound architecture signifying the latest advancement for the brand.
[Uganda] Raxio signs Hamilton Cloud Services as first customer
12-02-2019 | 13:04:00
Hamilton Cloud Services (HCS), Uganda’s first local cloud service provider and a subsidiary of Hamilton Telecom, has finalized an agreement to colocate their servers in Raxio Data Centre.
Tony Tugee appointed SEACOM MD for Eastern, North and East Africa
12-02-2019 | 12:57:19
Pan African submarine communications cable operator SEACOM has appointed Tony Tugee as Managing Director for the Eastern North and East Africa region.
[Nigeria] Avanti partners MainOne to improve broadband penetration with converged solution
11-02-2019 | 08:47:00
Avanti Communications and MainOne have signed an agreement to improve broadband penetration across Nigeria by providing the latest KA-band based satellite communication services to enterprises located in remote areas of the country.
Facebook partners with African NGOs for Safer Internet Day 2019
09-02-2019 | 05:37:29
In line with its commitment to building a safer online world for all, Facebook supported Safer Internet Day with a campaign spanning 15-plus African countries.
[Kenya] Safaricom announces new bundles that offer both calls and data
09-02-2019 | 05:26:00
Safaricom has announced new “All in One Monthly Bundles” that will see customers enjoy discounted data and calling rates in one package.
Kenya to host Facebook’s first Sub-Saharan Africa content review center
07-02-2019 | 08:16:00
Facebook has announced that it is opening up a content review centre in Nairobi Kenya as part of its continued investment across Sub-Saharan Africa and commitment to safety and security on its platform.
SDN cloud connectivity provider IX Reach expands into Africa via Djibouti Data Center
07-02-2019 | 07:56:29
IX Reach, the leading provider of SDN cloud connectivity, remote peering and Ethernet services has announced its network expansion into East Africa in partnership with the award-winning Djibouti Data Center.
[Kenya] icolo.io starts construction of its Nairobi Data Center
07-02-2019 | 07:01:26
icolo.io, a leading provider of carrier-neutral colocation services in Africa has commenced the construction of its new data centre in Kenya.
Google and Kenya Scouts Association launch 2019 edition of Web Rangers programme
06-02-2019 | 06:16:05
The Kenya Scouts Association, with the support of Google yesterday launched the 2019 edition of Web Rangers, a youth programme for online safety at an event to mark Safer Internet Day.
[Kenya] Safaricom hosts 2019 Safer Internet Day
06-02-2019 | 06:08:57
Safaricom yesterday hosted the annual Safer Internet Day to advocate for the responsible use of the internet at an event held at the Michael Joseph Centre, Safaricom House.
Liquid Telecom Kenya’s network delivers telemedicine to Dadaab refugee camp
05-02-2019 | 08:30:45
Liquid Telecom Kenya, part of the pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, has connected Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital in Nairobi to Dadaab refugee complex.
[Nigeria] Facebook partners with Dubawa to fight fake news
05-02-2019 | 08:00:37
Facebook has partnered Dubawa, a Nigerian Online platform, to intensify the fight against fake information in the country.
ARED rolls out 20 additional mobile hubs in Uganda and Rwanda
05-02-2019 | 06:58:28
ARED has completed the assembly of an order of 20 kiosks designed and produced by Tec-Solute GmbH in Karlsruhe, Germany, to supplement the company’s operations in Uganda and Rwanda.
42Gears, Mobility MEA partner to expand business in Africa and Middle East
04-02-2019 | 12:27:10
Unified Endpoint Management solution provider, 42Gears has entered into a partnership with Mobility MEA, the enterprise mobility service provider in the Middle East and Africa.
[South Africa] Cape Union Mart launches Product Lifecycle Management software to support growth and integrate suppliers
31-01-2019 | 09:32:09
Cape Union Mart, the South African outdoor company, has selected Centric Software’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution.
TIBCO, Techsoft in distribution agreement with eye on Sub Saharan Africa
30-01-2019 | 09:06:00
TIBCO Software, a global leader in integration, API management, and analytics, has signed a historic and strategic partnership agreement with TechSoft International, formerly TIBCO South Africa.
[South Africa] Berkshire Partners to invest in Teraco Data Environments
28-01-2019 | 08:14:00
Teraco Data Environments, African provider of colocation data centre infrastructure, has announced that Berkshire Partners, a Boston-based investment firm, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in the company.
[Liberia] CSquared envisions ‘Fiberising’ Africa through affordable broadband internet connectivity
25-01-2019 | 09:59:15
CSquared, a pan-African broadband infrastructure provider that enables ISPS and MNOs to provide high-quality broadband through shared infrastructure, has spelt out its operational priorities that are destined to shape Africa’s digital future.
Liquid Telecom to support developers across Africa in 48-hour video game building challenge
25-01-2019 | 08:22:17
Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom is supporting African gaming developers, programmers and designers at locally hosted Global Game Jam events across the region.
[Ghana] Keerapa Active sets eyes on professional sports facility through crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo
24-01-2019 | 07:11:47
The world of football and sports in general in the West African nation of Ghana is about to have a special facility that promises to make the lives of aspiring footballers players and other athletes easier.
[South Africa] Airlink embraces cloud software solution to boost operations
23-01-2019 | 10:48:22
South Africa based Airlink has been on a modernization strategy. It recently completed its implementation of the TRAX eMRO cloud software solution.
FNB becomes first South African bank to launch consumer and merchant QR code payments on its banking app
23-01-2019 | 10:43:42
FNB is expanding its digital payments ecosystem by enabling consumers and sole proprietor businesses to perform and accept QR code payments using the FNB Banking App.
BizMerlinHR enters Ghana market
23-01-2019 | 09:51:17
Innovative human resources management company BizMerlinHR announced it has expanded into Ghana.
[South Africa] Naspers to separately list MultiChoice and unbundle its shares to Naspers shareholders
22-01-2019 | 08:47:30
Naspers has announced of its intention to list its video entertainment business separately on the JSE as MultiChoice Group and simultaneously unbundle its shares in this business to Naspers shareholders.
[Kenya] Safaricom introduces IT security solutions for enterprise customers
21-01-2019 | 09:58:00
Safaricom enterprise customers can now access a wide range of security solutions to protect their information technology (I.T) systems.
[SA Business Week] Propelling economic growth with aviation, telecommunication sectors
18-01-2019 | 15:26:00
The South Africa aviation and telecommunication sectors continue to drive the country’s economic growth while assisting the country reap from existing and emerging markets locally and internationally.
Zimbabweans turn to VPNs following social media shutdown and internet black out
18-01-2019 | 06:37:35
Zimbabweans are turning Virtual Private Network (VPN) technology to circumvent an apparent government internet shutdown according to leading VPN comparison site BestVPN.com.
[Nigeria] Growsel receives Oracle Netsuite for its agriculture crowdfunding platform
17-01-2019 | 11:48:00
Growsel, has received software from Oracle NetSuite Social Impact for growing social enterprises.
Telco Systems upgrades KENET’s Carrier Ethernet Network in Kenya
17-01-2019 | 10:17:16
Telco Systems has announced that it has completed an upgrade of the carrier Ethernet network of Kenya Education Network (KENET), the National Research and Education Network (NREN) of Kenya, from 10GE to 100GE.
[South Africa] Domains.co.za launches UltraFast Epyc VPS hosting powered by AMD
17-01-2019 | 08:59:20
Domains.co.za has officially launched its new Epyc Virtual Private Server (VPS) hosting solution, featuring the new AMD EPYC 7000 Series processors.
Konnect Africa launches broadband internet in Côte d'Ivoire
16-01-2019 | 08:39:45
Konnect Africa, an initiative of the satellite operator Eutelsat dedicated to satellite broadband on the African continent, has launched Internet access offers in Côte d'Ivoire.
Versa Networks and BringCom roll out improved network connectivity solutions in East and West Africa
15-01-2019 | 08:19:39
Versa Networks and BringCom Incorporated have rolled out a joint solution to deliver Versa's best-in-class SD-WAN capabilities to East and West Africa.
[South Africa] Public cloud services will enable organisations to accelerate digital transformation
10-01-2019 | 13:19:07
The increased utilisation of public cloud services will enable organisations in South Africa to focus on innovation and accelerate the pace of digital business transformation.
The 2019 trends impacting mobile on the African continent
10-01-2019 | 08:40:42
According to the GMSA Mobile Economy 2018 report for sub-Saharan Africa, mobile subscribers rose by 44% in 2017 and this was further bolstered by an increase in smartphone penetration that rose by 75%.
[South Africa] Microsoft pushes launch of its two data centres to 2019
10-01-2019 | 05:34:33
The data centres are expected to deliver the Microsoft Cloud, including Microsoft Azure, Office 365, and Dynamics 365 to Africa, with initial availability in 2018.
HashCash targets South African blockchain market with new payment processor
09-01-2019 | 09:20:15
The African continent is steadily becoming one of the most fertile regions for the proliferation of blockchain technology, and South Africa is one of the countries under the spotlight in this movement.
Intelsat Joins GSMA to Spur Integration of Satellite and Terrestrial Solutions
09-01-2019 | 08:21:03
Intelsat S.A has announced that it has joined GSMA, to further strengthen the integration of satellite and terrestrial technologies and advance 5G deployments.
[Ghana] BlueTown and Microsoft target 800,000 people with broadband internet
09-01-2019 | 07:25:00
Denmark based BLUETOWN has announced a new agreement with Microsoft Corp. that will provide broadband internet access to approximately 800,000 unserved people in the eastern part of Ghana.
[South Africa] The Professional Provident Society partners with Plug and Play to bolster insurance innovations
09-01-2019 | 07:19:00
The Professional Provident Society has announced its partnership with Plug and Play, the world's largest global innovation platform headquartered in Silicon Valley.
[Nigeria] CoralPay introduces first interoperable USSD
07-01-2019 | 09:16:00
CoralPay Technology, a payment switching and transaction processing company, has deployed the first interoperable Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) and mobile payment platform to Nigerians.
Cryptojacking shows no signs of slowing down in 2019, says ESET
03-01-2019 | 12:16:59
Cases of cryptocurrency mining and cryptojacking will continue to grow in 2019, as attackers target smart devices and home assistants to build cryptomining farms, according to ESET’s latest trends report.
Blockchain-based social network Jamaa launches in South Africa to fight spread of fake news
03-01-2019 | 11:51:07
Blockchain-based social network Jamaa has launched its operations in South Africa to overcome the growing cases of fake news, while enabling all users to get paid just for using the network.
[Kenya] CMA warns against Kenicoin initial coin offering and trading
03-01-2019 | 10:24:00
In a bid to protect investors, Capital Markets Authority (CMA) has cautioned the public against participating in any initial coin offering or trading in any coin exchange offered by Wiseman Talent Ventures.
Nigerian Stock Exchange launches X-Bot to enhance market participation
03-01-2019 | 07:19:00
The Nigerian Stock Exchange, NSE, has launched X-Bot, an artificial intelligence (AI)-powered Chatbot that responds directly and automatically to enquiries through Facebook Messenger.
Zimbabwe's Free Web Hosting service expands to South Africa
03-01-2019 | 07:11:00
Free Web Hosting, initially launched August 2018 in Zimbabwe, has extended its services to neighboring South Africa.
Communications Authority of Kenya warns of Emotet malware targeting network systems
03-01-2019 | 06:45:52
The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA), has warned of a new malware known as ‘Emotet’ targeting network systems in the country.
Vanu launches VanuMapsTM to provide connectivity to rural Africa
02-01-2019 | 07:27:00
Vanu has announced VanuMapsTM, an unprecedentedly accurate mapping resource capable of detailing where connectivity is lacking and can be provided profitably throughout Africa.
Sol Wallet announces entry into South Africa
28-12-2018 | 06:05:00
SOL Wallet, a fintech startup, has announced its launch in South Africa.
South Africa among most spammed countries in the world, Truecaller report
27-12-2018 | 18:44:11
South Africa continues to be one of the most spammed countries in the world according to the latest findings from Truecaller Insights report.
[South Africa] Cell C now fully compliant with ICASA regulations
21-12-2018 | 11:31:13
Following months of intensive development, Cell C is now fully compliant with the End-User and Subscriber Service Charter regulations in accordance with ICASA.
Liquid Telecom to establish multi-billion Rand 4G network in South Africa
21-12-2018 | 09:26:00
Liquid Telecom South Africa, part of the leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, has announced that it will establish a multi-billion Rand 4G network in South Africa.
Ethiopia launches online investment guide
21-12-2018 | 06:42:27
Ethiopia has launched an online investment guide, iGuide, which seeks to help investors discover opportunities in the country.
[South Africa] Routed signs expansion agreement for Ubersmith subscription business software
20-12-2018 | 13:06:14
Routed, a vendor-neutral cloud infrastructure provider in South Africa, has signed an expansion agreement to take further advantage of subscription business management software from Ubersmith.
Faster internet fuels job growth in Africa, Columbia Business School research
20-12-2018 | 08:06:23
The expansion of fast Internet in Africa positively affects employment rates in connected areas, according to research from Columbia Business School.
Internet connectivity slowing down pay TV growth in Africa
19-12-2018 | 12:01:05
The internet has really changed how people do business around the world. Its efficiency and convenience are beneficial to almost every industry. The pay TV sector being one of them.
[Kenya] Tuskys launches an online retail portal
19-12-2018 | 07:01:03
Kenyan Retailer Tusker Mattresses, has registered its footprint in the cyberspace with the launch of a dedicated online store.
EIB invests €495 million in transport, energy and internet across Africa
19-12-2018 | 05:51:34
The European Investment Bank has formally agreed a total of EUR 495 million of new financing for three projects to support sustainable transport, clean energy and internet.
[Ghana] Emergent Technology acquires InterPay Africa
17-12-2018 | 10:41:34
Emergent Technology Holdings LP, a global financial technology company has acquired Interpay Africa, a payments processor based in Ghana.
Vubiquity partners with TelOne to launch video on demand services in Zimbabwe
13-12-2018 | 08:29:00
Vubiquity, has announced a deal with Discover Digital to provide new international content in Africa starting with TelOne DEOD, Digital Entertainment On Demand, in Zimbabwe.
Year in Search: What South Africans Searched for on Google in 2018
13-12-2018 | 06:49:00
Google has released South Africa’s Year in Search results, an overview of the searches and questions that drove South Africans online throughout 2018.
Google releases an overview of searches and questions that drove Kenyans online in 2018
12-12-2018 | 07:40:26
Google has released Year in Search 2018, an overview of the searches and questions that drove Kenyans online throughout the year. The trending searches in 2018 were mainly dominated by events and personalities
[Egypt] e-health startup Vezeeta receives $1m funding from IFC
11-12-2018 | 13:18:00
Egyptian e-health startup Vezeeta has raised $1 million in additional funding from IFC to add to the $12 million in Series C financing it raised earlier this year to continue its international expansion.
Kenya becomes first country to adopt air cargo quality platform
11-12-2018 | 13:13:16
Kenya is set to become the first country in the world to adopt TIACA’s new Cargo Service Quality (CSQ) tool nationwide.
Africa has over 21 million online shops, UNCTAD report
11-12-2018 | 06:28:34
Although e-commerce is snowballing in Africa, with more than 21 million Africans shop online, countries are at very different stages of development.
IFC invests $6 million in Kobo360 to boost supply chain for African mass market goods
10-12-2018 | 13:03:46
IFC has announced a $6 million equity investment in Kobo360 Inc, a tech-enabled e-logistics platform that connects the supply of trucks with the demand for transportation services by cargo owners in Nigeria.
[SA Business Week] Investment wave boosts country’s earnings, attractiveness
08-12-2018 | 19:02:00
South Africa continues to be the continent’s preferred destination for international investors due to its competitive market, favorable political climate, a booming middle class and strategic location.
GE Nigeria launches e-learning portal targeting entrepreneurs
07-12-2018 | 13:36:51
General Electric has launched an e-learning portal for its Lagos Garage advanced manufacturing training program.
Kwesé unveils new strategy, launches Kwesé Play in Kenya
06-12-2018 | 12:56:00
Kwesé, a subsidiary of Econet, has today announced the launch of video-on-demand (VOD) streaming service, Kwesé Play, as the centerpiece in its new Kenyan broadcasting strategy, and a first in Kenya.
Policy reforms to lift Nigeria's digital economy, GSMA report
06-12-2018 | 09:29:00
Modernising regulation and policy reform will be crucial to boosting Nigeria’s digital economy and accelerating internet access for millions through increased mobile broadband penetration.
[South Africa] Internet Solutions opening Africa’s largest pre-fabricated data centre in South Africa
06-12-2018 | 08:06:00
Internet Solutions has announced plans to open the largest pre-fabricated data centre in South Africa. The data centre is due to officially begin operating in January 2019 and will be located in Rosebank, Johannesburg.
Mauritius Africa FinTech Hub names CEO ahead of launch
04-12-2018 | 11:38:15
After two years of intensive development, the Mauritius Africa FinTech Hub (MAFH) will be launching in December.
[South Africa] MTN Group joins IoT World Alliance
04-12-2018 | 07:04:00
MTN Group is now the first African telecommunications company to join the IoT World Alliance, the leading enabler of connected IoT solutions.
Samsung, Huawei, Transsion dominate Africa’s smartphone space, survey
29-11-2018 | 11:47:42
Africa's mobile phone market declined 2.1% quarter on quarter in 2018 according to the latest figures announced by International Data Corporation.
[South Africa] Vodacom adds over 150 new sites to prepare its network for the festive season
29-11-2018 | 09:35:00
Vodacom has added over 150 new sites to its network to facilitate additional traffic over the festive season.
[DR Congo] Konnect Africa launches internet access solutions for households and SMEs
29-11-2018 | 07:08:00
Konnect Africa, an initiative of the satellite operator Eutelsat dedicated to satellite broadband on the African continent, has launched its Internet access offers throughout the Congolese territory.
[Kenya] Carrefour Kenya partners with Jumia to sell groceries online
28-11-2018 | 03:47:00
Majid Al Futtaim, the exclusive franchisee operator of Carrefour in 15 countries across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, has partnered with Jumia to provide a secure and convenient way for Carrefour customers to shop for groceries and household goods online starting end of December.
African Data Centers the hottest growth area in the African ICT market, says Xalam Analytics
27-11-2018 | 15:25:00
The African data center colocation market is arguably the hottest growth area in the African ICT market, according to a new report by research and analytics firm Xalam Analytics.
[South Africa] Cell C doubles data on MediaPlay deals
27-11-2018 | 11:32:00
With the year winding down, Cell C customers will be able to get twice the data for Cell C’s revolutionary mobile service that combines connectivity and entertainment in a unique and great value package, MediaPlay.
[South Africa] Standard Bank allows customers to convert bank charges into airtime or data
27-11-2018 | 10:32:00
In a further move to cement its position as an integrated financial services organisation offering exceptional value, Standard Bank is entering the airtime and data market.
Telecom Egypt partners with Nokia to upgrade its network capacity
26-11-2018 | 11:58:00
Telecom Egypt has adopted Nokia's Photonic Service Engine (PSE) technology to double backbone capacity on its Delta Region DWDM backbone network.
[Nigeria] GTBank launches multi-use mobile platform, Habari
26-11-2018 | 10:16:00
Guaranty Trust Bank has announced the launch of Habari, Nigeria’s largest platform for music, shopping, lifestyle content and more.
Wananchi Group to launch Zuku Fiber across Kenya after expanding to Nakuru town
22-11-2018 | 12:18:51
Wananchi Group has announced plans to expand its services to Nakuru town as part of its regional expansion strategy. This will be the third city the company is expanding to after Nairobi and Mombasa.
Morocco launches new satellite
22-11-2018 | 06:32:08
Morocco has successfully launched a new satellite christened Mohammed VI-B.
SEACOM acquires 100% of FibreCo Telecommunications to expand its African footprint
21-11-2018 | 10:53:49
Telecommunications service provider, SEACOM has acquired 100% of FibreCo Telecommunications in a move to achieve its vision to expand its African footprint through the consolidation of fibre assets.
[Kenya] Cellulant patners with Facebook to launch Augmented Reality (AR) powered try-on experiences on Messenger
21-11-2018 | 08:45:35
Pan-African Payments company, Cellulant, has built Africa’s first Augmented Reality (AR) powered try-on experiences in Facebook Messenger.
[Kenya] BRCK and Clear Blue Technologies partner to serve the next billion internet users
21-11-2018 | 06:31:15
Global technology company Clear Blue Technologies International Inc. has been selected as the power service provider for BRCK, a Kenyan technology provider working to connect frontier markets to the internet.
GSMA launches its We Care campaign in Kenya to protect children online
21-11-2018 | 06:14:23
Kenya’s mobile operators, regulator and government have come together to support a major GSMA initiative aimed at ensuring a safe online environment for children and young citizens in Kenya.