Telkom Kenya and the Standard Group have partnered to enable customers access the Group’s digital versions of their print content, conveniently and in real time, via their smartphones.
KTRN, Rwanda's only 4G LTE wholesaler company, has joined Babyl Rwanda in its efforts to expand digital healthcare across the country through the #ConnectRwanda Initiative.
ZTE Corporation, the international provider of telecommunications, enterprise and consumer technology solutions for the Mobile Internet, announced it has implemented Africa's first live 3G/4G/5G Tri-RAT dynamic spectrum sharing solution.
[Column] Akinwumi Adesina, Patrick Verkooijen: African agriculture is ready for a digital revolution
After a dark 2020, a new year has brought new hope. In Africa, where up to 40 million more people were driven into extreme poverty and the continent experienced its first recession in 25 years.
AgriGO apps, is primarily assisting a farmer to improve the current yield, by availing the right, modern and personalized best practices in farming through personalized SMS in local languages.
LG Electronics has confirmed that it’s shutting down its smartphone business. The move, the company says will enable it to ''focus resources in growth areas such as electric vehicle components, connected devices.
While most smartphone markets across the Middle East and Africa suffered declines in 2020, Egypt recorded healthy year-on-year (YoY) growth according to the latest figures announced by International Data Corporation, IDC.
5G network is here. This fifth generation of wireless technology promises more than just a faster network. It will help redefine the network, establishing a new global wireless standard for speed, throughput and bandwidth.
Azuri Technologies, the first company to launch a complete pay-as-you-go solar TV package in Kenya, and MultiChoice Kenya have announced a partnership to bring DStv content to off-grid households in Kenya.
The OPPO Reno5 has been in the Kenyan market for over a month now, and one element of the device that users need to look out for is the experience with the camera for both photos and videos.
UNICEF and Airtel have launched an innovative digital platform with information and resources which promote better, healthier living.
Among the six smartphones that smartphone manufacturer realme introduced in the Kenyan market, realme C11 seems to have struck a code in the hearts of many Kenyans as it emerged top as the most purchased in 2020.
Ericsson has launched a new network programmability tool, called 5G Core Policy Studio, to enable communications service providers (CSPs) to more easily capture 5G revenue through offering differentiation.
Smartphone features such as fast charging was only limited to high-end devices, but thanks to increased competition and the offering of new features in every new release, it has become one of the top considerations people look at before making a purchase.
Togo has launched a special aid program called Novissi (Solidarity, in English) which employs Artificial Intelligence (AI) to identify people in need who have been pushed into poverty due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Global technology brand, OPPO today announced that its Reno5 Pro 5G and Reno5 5G smartphones have been selected as the designated smartphones for PUBG MOBILE Esports in the Middle East and Africa region.
IFC and Orange Money Madagascar signed an agreement to help the company accelerate the expansion of its mobile money services in Madagascar and increase financial inclusion in the country, particularly among women and those living in rural areas.
Banque Populaire du Rwanda Plc has made adjustments to its mobile banking application for improved user experience among business banking customers ensuring convenience and experience.
Smartphone maker, realme is among the Top 5 brands in 15 regions according to Q4 2020 Canalys global smartphone shipment report.
Looking at some Kenyan companies that have established a firm footing in both emerging and international markets through realising their digital ambitions, here’s what I think we can learn from their successes.
In another step towards creating a "digital FAO", the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is committing to increasing by 50 percent its delivery of digital financial transfers and vouchers to beneficiaries.
Smartphone brand realme has embarked on a drive to share love through a campaign dubbed #DareToLove to get lucky couples to celebrate Valentine’s day the realme way.
360VUZ, the immersive video mobile app was selected to join the first ever "Google for Startups Accelerator" in the MENA region, that is held by Google as part of its "Grow Stronger with Google Initiative"
HF Group announced its partnership with Interswitch Group, a digital payments and commerce company, to expand its digital banking services to include International Money Transfer (IMT).
Smartphone manufacturer realme has set focus on growing sales by at least 30 percent in 2021 following a successful its debut in the Kenyan smartphone market in 2020 with a record release of more than six gadgets in the market.
Demand in emerging countries will be driven by buyers looking for a smartphone with better specifications and a 5G connectivity as an optional feature.
MediaTek, the world’s fourth largest global fabless semiconductor company, reiterated its commitment towards providing new-age technology solutions to enable the roll out of future ready smartphones in the South African market.
[South Africa] Ford, Google partner to accelerate auto innovation, reinvent connected vehicle experience
Ford and Google announced a strategic partnership to accelerate Ford’s transformation and reinvent the connected vehicle experience.
In support of the Central Bank of Egypt’s accelerated drive towards a cashless economy, the Arab African International Bank (AAIB), announced it will offer Egyptian merchants the state-of-the-art N-Genius™ acceptance platform.
Orange announced the launch of its new communication campaign focused on uses made possible by the 5G network, to raise the general public’s awareness of the sheer breadth of 5G use cases and areas of application.
Ooredoo Algeria has deployed Nokia’s cloud-native Core software to cost effectively strengthen its network performance and reliability, and to strategically position itself for the future and the launch of new services to meet customer needs.
Mediterrania Capital Partners announced the sale of its remaining stake in Cash Plus, the largest independent money transfer company in Morocco.
Artificial Intelligence of Things, AIoT, is set to revolutionize the global tech space with manufacturers introducing to the market a wide array of products that are tailored towards the new phenomenon, experts say.
ayoba, the African messaging app, has reiterated its focus on protecting their users’ privacy and security.
Phone manufacturer realme is promising to grow its Kenyan foothold in 2021 through release of new products, riding on a successful 2020.
As phone maker realme continues to break record by being among the few brands to have unveiled six new smartphones and AIot products in the Kenyan markets within four months, Kenyans consumers have responded with an appetite for the novel products.
With a range of remarkably beautiful specifications, the realme 7i allows one to shoot the world from multiple perspectives with its 64MP AI quad-camera.
AST SpaceMobile, in partnership with Vodafone, unveiled plans to launch the first phase of its space-based commercial mobile communications service in 2023.
FDH Bank signed a partnership agreement with health insurance provider Medical Aid Society of Malawi (MASM) to simplify digital payment processes.
African startup StarNews Mobile, specialized in the field of mobile video, achieved its first fundraising with Investisseurs & Partenaires, a pioneering impact investing group dedicated to small and medium-sized enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Vodacom KwaZulu-Natal Region announced it is rolling-out the fastest and latest, fifth generation (5G) network in key municipal districts in KwaZulu-Natal province.
Vodacom Business Africa has partnered with Crayon Africa to deliver seamless and improved cloud solutions to businesses in Africa as they embark on their cloud adoption journey.
ICT investment firm Convergence Partners announced it has acquired an additional $5 million interest in Channel VAS (CVAS), a fintech provider of mobile financial services across sub-Saharan Africa and beyond.
Pan-African fintech platform MFS Africa has partnered with Xoom, a PayPal service, to offer secure and convenient mobile money transfers to seven countries across Africa.
Leep Africa, a Johannesburg-based South African company, has developed the world’s first Internet of Things (IoT) mobile hotspot network.
The gaming industry’s evolution has been among the most rapid shifts in any form of entertainment and is one of the most profitable in the entertainment industry globally with a profit margin of over $159 billion in 2020 only projected to get to over $200 billion in 2023.
TMCEL customers in Mozambique are to benefit from the financial empowerment of Ericsson’s mobile money solutions under a new five-year deal to expand and modernize its network and digital services ecosystem.
Telkom South Africa launched Telkom Pay, a digital wallet service that runs through WhatsApp, and customers of any mobile networks can use Telkom Pay without having to subscribe to Telkom.
To mark the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, GSMA launched the ‘Principles for Driving the Digital Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities’ to further inspire the mobile industry to help close the mobile disability gap.
Vodacom Central Region unveiled a new 4G base station in Phuthaditjhaba, South Africa, to deliver fast internet connectivity and connect the unconnected particularly in deep rural areas.
Africa's overall mobile phone market shipments declined 6.0% year on year (YoY) in Q3 2020, according to the latest insights from global technology research and consulting firm International Data Corporation (IDC).
LaLiga signs Mondia as strategic technology, commercial partner for Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific
LaLiga has signed mobile technology company Mondia group as its technology and commercial partner for the creation of LaLiga Xtra, its first ever subscription-based mobile platform, to offer exclusive content and experiences to sports fans.
Nokia announced it has been selected by African mobile operator, Togocom in a three-year deal to deploy 5G in Togo.
Mastercard and its partners, TSYS, a Global Payments company and Extend, introduced a mobile virtual card solution that enables virtual corporate cards to be easily loaded into a mobile wallet for fast and secure contactless payments.
In keeping with the Black Friday tradition and spirit, Kenya’s online shopping platform Kilimall has announced the flash sale of three flagship realme smartphones on Friday 27 November 2020
Cash Crusaders and KaiOS Technologies announced the DIXON XK1, the first open market KaiOS device in South Africa, now available from the Cash Crusaders stores across the country.
A series of contracts in Kenya, South Africa, Madagascar and Benin, among others, highlight Ericsson’s growing footprint in Sub-Saharan Africa as communications service providers move to strengthen their networks.
O-CITY, the automated fare collection provider by BPC, announced its initiative to drive contactless payments across bus services in Nairobi, Kenya.
Smartphone manufacturer realme has partnered with online shops like Kilimall and other offline platforms for the sale of realme C12 which was launched in Kenya last week alongside realme 7i.
There are significant business opportunities in the mobile broadband space in building an ecosystem of affordable mobile devices to support user migration to 4G and 5G cellular network technology.
Riding on the warm reception its flagship products continue to receive among Kenyan customers, smartphone manufacturer realme has launched realme C12 and realme 7i in Kenya.
Kenyan private bank Prime Bank, has partnered with London-based fintech SimbaPay, to launch an instant international money transfer service via the bank’s digital platform PrimeMobi.
Mara Phones has officially opened South Africa’s first franchise Mara Experience Store at Maponya Mall in Soweto, the hub of Klipspruit.
Buoyed by the growing popularity realme smartphones continue to enjoy in the Kenyan market in recent months, the phone manufacturer has announced the simultaneous launch of realme C12 and realme 7i.
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has granted approval for two mobile network operators, MTN Nigeria and 9Mobile, to carry out trial on the workability of embedded Subscriber Identification Modules (e-SIM) Service in Nigeria.
CEQUENS, an Egyptian company by origin and a Communications-Platform-as-a-Service (CPaaS) provider globally, announced a deal with WhatsApp to become a Solution Provider for WhatsApp Business.
Middle East and North Africa (MENA) healthtech startup Vezeeta has expanded its footprint into Kenya by launching a platform that will enable Kenyans access doctors from their smart phones.
AURA, South Africa’s security and safety platform has appointed Alon Lits as its Chairman with immediate effect.
The statistics that hover uncertainty around Africa are not ones that should make the continent proud. The World Bank has estimated that Africa could potentially hold 90% of the global poor population by 2030.
Smartphone manufacturer realme has announced the entry of its newest brand realme 7i in the Kenyan market on Tuesday November 10 at 11:00am East African time.
Global smartphone manufacturer realme has unveiled the realme Buds Q in the Kenyan market as it seeks to position itself as a smartphone brand for the urbane and suave youthful generation.
Comtech receives $1m satellite ground station equipment order from Mobile Network Operator in Africa
Comtech announced that during its first quarter of fiscal 2021, its Tempe, Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp., received a $1 million order for satellite ground station equipment from a Mobile Network Operator in Africa.
The investment that has gone into producing world class products has paid off with five of realme products having been feted with global accolades chiefly for their novel designs.
Mobile app usage increased by 40% year-on-year in the second quarter of 2020 and in-app spending hit a record high of $27-billion.
Crown Agents Bank has collaborated with VODACASH SA in the innovating project of enabling international mobile payments in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) through the M-Pesa brand.
Orange launched Sanza touch, an exclusive Orange smartphone and the most affordable 4G Android (Go edition) device globally supported by Google.
In a first-of-its-kind development in the region, smartphone manufacturer realme has excited the Kenyan market with the introduction of its flagship brand, the realme C15.
Economic uncertainties have increased the downward pressure on smartphone prices globally with 73 per cent of shipments in 2020 expected to be priced below $400.
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has embarked on a cost-based study to set the new pricing regime for mobile international termination rate (ITR) for inbound international voice calls in the country.
Emerging mobile phone brand realme has unveiled the latest addition to its C-series stable, the realme C15, in Kenya as it seeks to capture one of the most advanced mobile phone markets in the continent.
The recent model in the C-series stable to enter the market is the realme C 15 whose ergonomic features, among them a gigantic battery and processing power continue to give it a competitive edge among its peers.
Global smartphone manufacturer realme has announced September 18 as the day it will unveil its latest brand in the Kenyan market, the realme C15,
realme, the latest entrant into the East African nation has taken the market by storm with the launch of three of its flagship smartphone brands; realme C3, realme C11 and realme 6.
Infinix, a global player in consumer electronics market, has launched the Zero 8 smartphone in the Kenyan market. The Zero 8 is the company’s flagship series for 2020/21.
Banks in Africa must provide mobile payments and other digital services to remain competitive as well as to unlock new business opportunities across sectors such as energy, health care, education and transportation, according to a new report by BCG.
Barely a month since smartphone maker realme launched its first flagship model in Kenya, realme C3, the market continues to warm up to the brand
Global smartphone manufacturer realme has unveiled two models in the Kenya market weeks after it officially launched operations in the country.
realmeC11, one of the flagship products under realme stable, has made a mark for itself in the highly-competitive smartphone segment in Kenya.
Ask anyone where the next frontier for the digital economy will be, and the answer is likely to be Africa. Once ignored by industry hawks, the continent is now at the forefront of digital growth across a wide variety of industries.
Smartphone company Infinix is said to launch Zero 8 soon, which is the latest product of its flagship smartphone series Zero.
As Kenya’s smartphone landscape increasingly shifts bringing with it new players with world class experiences, customers continue to reap from this boom as new products including gadgets take the market by storm.