Kenyan hardware and connectivity startup BRCK has announced that it has acquired local public WiFi provider Surf and parent company EveryLayer.
Kenya’s telecommunication company Telkom has reviewed its flagship Combo bundle dubbed “Mzito” giving subscribers data, minutes and free night data.
Leveraging big data, a CTA-led project has significantly increased crop yields and incomes for thousands of Ugandan smallholder farmers.
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.
IBM has announced that Vivo Energy has selected IBM Services for its digital transformation journey based on SAP S/4HANA®.
Enat Bank has partnered with leading digital money transfer service, WorldRemit for digital money transfers to Ethiopia.
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 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
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 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
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
Mastercard has unveiled its debut sonic brand identity, a comprehensive sound architecture signifying the latest advancement for the brand.
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.
Pan African submarine communications cable operator SEACOM has appointed Tony Tugee as Managing Director for the Eastern North and East Africa region.
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.
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.
Safaricom has announced new “All in One Monthly Bundles” that will see customers enjoy discounted data and calling rates in one package.
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.
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.
icolo.io, a leading provider of carrier-neutral colocation services in Africa has commenced the construction of its new data centre in Kenya.
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.
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, part of the pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, has connected Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital in Nairobi to Dadaab refugee complex.
Facebook has partnered Dubawa, a Nigerian Online platform, to intensify the fight against fake information in the country.
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.
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
Cape Union Mart, the South African outdoor company, has selected Centric Software’s Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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
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.
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
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.
Safaricom enterprise customers can now access a wide range of security solutions to protect their information technology (I.T) systems.
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 are turning Virtual Private Network (VPN) technology to circumvent an apparent government internet shutdown according to leading VPN comparison site BestVPN.com.
Growsel, has received software from Oracle NetSuite Social Impact for growing social enterprises.
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.
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, 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
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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 S.A has announced that it has joined GSMA, to further strengthen the integration of satellite and terrestrial technologies and advance 5G deployments.
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
The Professional Provident Society has announced its partnership with Plug and Play, the world's largest global innovation platform headquartered in Silicon Valley.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Free Web Hosting, initially launched August 2018 in Zimbabwe, has extended its services to neighboring South Africa.
The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA), has warned of a new malware known as ‘Emotet’ targeting network systems in the country.
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, a fintech startup, has announced its launch in South Africa.
South Africa continues to be one of the most spammed countries in the world according to the latest findings from Truecaller Insights report.
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 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 has launched an online investment guide, iGuide, which seeks to help investors discover opportunities in the country.
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.
The expansion of fast Internet in Africa positively affects employment rates in connected areas, according to research from Columbia Business School.
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.
Kenyan Retailer Tusker Mattresses, has registered its footprint in the cyberspace with the launch of a dedicated online store.
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.
Emergent Technology Holdings LP, a global financial technology company has acquired Interpay Africa, a payments processor based in Ghana.
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.
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 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
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 is set to become the first country in the world to adopt TIACA’s new Cargo Service Quality (CSQ) tool nationwide.
Although e-commerce is snowballing in Africa, with more than 21 million Africans shop online, countries are at very different stages of development.
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.
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.
General Electric has launched an e-learning portal for its Lagos Garage advanced manufacturing training program.
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.
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
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.
After two years of intensive development, the Mauritius Africa FinTech Hub (MAFH) will be launching in December.
MTN Group is now the first African telecommunications company to join the IoT World Alliance, the leading enabler of connected IoT solutions.
Africa's mobile phone market declined 2.1% quarter on quarter in 2018 according to the latest figures announced by International Data Corporation.
Vodacom has added over 150 new sites to its network to facilitate additional traffic over the festive season.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 has adopted Nokia's Photonic Service Engine (PSE) technology to double backbone capacity on its Delta Region DWDM backbone network.
Guaranty Trust Bank has announced the launch of Habari, Nigeria’s largest platform for music, shopping, lifestyle content and more.
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 has successfully launched a new satellite christened Mohammed VI-B.
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
Pan-African Payments company, Cellulant, has built Africa’s first Augmented Reality (AR) powered try-on experiences in Facebook Messenger.
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.
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.