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Telkom partners with Standard Group to offer customers digital subscriptions in Kenya
09-04-2021 | 12:43:23
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.
[Rwanda] KTRN partners with Babyl to power digital healthcare during the pandemic
09-04-2021 | 07:25:00
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 implements Africa's first 3G/4G/5G Tri-RAT dynamic spectrum sharing solution in South Africa
09-04-2021 | 06:10:00
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
09-04-2021 | 05:56:00
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.
[Rwanda] AgriGO apps to empower the local smallholder farmer to grow financially
07-04-2021 | 10:29:17
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 confirms it’s exiting the smartphone business
05-04-2021 | 06:34:00
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.
Egypt smartphone market records healthy growth despite COVID-19, IDC
02-04-2021 | 06:03:54
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.
[Africa Tech Review] Duncan Mochama:The rapid uptake of 5G and its real potential in Africa
25-03-2021 | 14:11:00
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.
[Kenya] Azuri launches DStv on PayGo solar TV
24-03-2021 | 10:21:01
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.
OPPO excites Kenyan market with Reno5 camera system
24-03-2021 | 10:00:00
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.
[Rwanda] UNICEF and Airtel launch Internet of Good Things
24-03-2021 | 06:09:00
UNICEF and Airtel have launched an innovative digital platform with information and resources which promote better, healthier living.
[Kenya] realme C11 bestselling phone in 2020 across realme smartphone portfolio
23-03-2021 | 12:15:00
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 launches 5G Core Policy Studio to make networks smarter
23-03-2021 | 11:01:02
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.
Review: OPPO Reno5 fast charging system
23-03-2021 | 10:45:00
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.
Togolese government launches AI program Novissi to identify people in need
23-03-2021 | 06:45:08
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.
OPPO Reno5 series named the official smartphone partner of PUBG MOBILE Esports
22-03-2021 | 08:22:00
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, Orange Money partner to advance digital financial services in Madagascar
19-03-2021 | 06:49:00
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.
[Rwanda] BPR revamps mobile banking app and add business functions
17-03-2021 | 10:18:34
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.
realme among Top 5 brands in 15 Regions, Canalys global smartphone shipment report
10-03-2021 | 11:00:00
Smartphone maker, realme is among the Top 5 brands in 15 regions according to Q4 2020 Canalys global smartphone shipment report.
[Column] Francis Wainaina: Digital 2021 - What we can learn from Kenya’s top tech companies
04-03-2021 | 08:46:00
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.
FAO pledges to scale up direct use of digital financial transfers
26-02-2021 | 07:11:45
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.
realme targets customers with #DaretoLove Campaign on Valentine’s Day
23-02-2021 | 15:00:00
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.
Teleporter mobile app 360VUZ joins first "Google for Startups Accelerator" in the MENA region
23-02-2021 | 07:58:49
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"
[Kenya] HF partners Interswitch to launch international money transfer service
22-02-2021 | 07:19:00
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).
realme eyes 30 percent sales increase in 2021
11-02-2021 | 12:00:00
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.
Worldwide smartphone sales to grow 11 per cent in 2021, Gartner report
05-02-2021 | 06:27:07
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 Helio G Series to power gaming smartphone experiences for South African consumers
05-02-2021 | 04:39:58
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
04-02-2021 | 07:19:00
Ford and Google announced a strategic partnership to accelerate Ford’s transformation and reinvent the connected vehicle experience.
Arab African International Bank supports Egypt’s drive towards cashless economy
03-02-2021 | 11:11:00
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 launches new communication campaign focused on uses made possible by 5G network
02-02-2021 | 13:50:21
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 deploys Nokia’s cloud-native core software to prepare for the future
28-01-2021 | 07:57:00
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 exits Morocco's Cash Plus
28-01-2021 | 07:35:26
Mediterrania Capital Partners announced the sale of its remaining stake in Cash Plus, the largest independent money transfer company in Morocco.
Wireless earbuds to revolutionize tech industry in 2021
26-01-2021 | 06:55:00
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.
African messaging app ayoba assures users of full privacy and security protection
20-01-2021 | 10:34:00
ayoba, the African messaging app, has reiterated its focus on protecting their users’ privacy and security.
realme seeks to solidify Kenyan foothold with more product releases in 2021
14-01-2021 | 06:59:00
Phone manufacturer realme is promising to grow its Kenyan foothold in 2021 through release of new products, riding on a successful 2020.
realme blazes the trail by hitting 50 million shipments globally
31-12-2020 | 08:02:00
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.
realme unveils festive season offers on realme 7i
22-12-2020 | 08:15:00
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.
Vodafone, AST SpaceMobile unveil plans to offer space-based mobile network in Africa
18-12-2020 | 09:01:00
AST SpaceMobile, in partnership with Vodafone, unveiled plans to launch the first phase of its space-based commercial mobile communications service in 2023.
[Malawi] FDH Bank partners with MASM for digital payments
17-12-2020 | 08:37:07
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 secures first funding from Investisseurs & Partenaires
15-12-2020 | 13:22:05
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.
[South Africa] Vodacom launches 5G network footprint in KwaZulu-Natal province
14-12-2020 | 11:54:00
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 partners with Crayon to accelerate cloud adoption journey in Africa
10-12-2020 | 10:29:19
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.
[South Africa] Convergence Partners acquires additional $5m interest in Channel VAS
10-12-2020 | 07:49:00
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.
MFS Africa teams up with Xoom to bring new international mobile money transfers to Africa
09-12-2020 | 12:42:00
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 develops Leep Connect, world’s first mobile IOT hotspot network
09-12-2020 | 12:30:00
Leep Africa, a Johannesburg-based South African company, has developed the world’s first Internet of Things (IoT) mobile hotspot network.
The place and space of smartphones in revolutionizing the gaming industry
09-12-2020 | 11:15:00
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.
Ericsson, TMCEL partner to bolster financial inclusion for Mozambique customers
08-12-2020 | 08:52:00
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 launches WhatsApp digital payment service for any network users
04-12-2020 | 07:13:00
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.
GSMA launches framework to improve digital inclusion for persons with disabilities
04-12-2020 | 06:55:00
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 launches 4G site in Phuthaditjhaba, South Africa
03-12-2020 | 08:32:00
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 smartphone market grows in Q3 2020, feature phone shipments decline, report
03-12-2020 | 07:16:00
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
02-12-2020 | 12:11:00
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, Togocom deploy first 5G network in West Africa
01-12-2020 | 09:08:00
Nokia announced it has been selected by African mobile operator, Togocom in a three-year deal to deploy 5G in Togo.
Mastercard, partners launch mobile virtual card solution for commercial clients
01-12-2020 | 06:24:00
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.
[Kenya] Kilimall partners with realme on Black Friday sale
25-11-2020 | 12:30:00
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, KaiOS launch DIXON XK1 South Africa’s first unlocked smart feature phone
24-11-2020 | 06:54:00
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.
Ericsson sees strong momentum in Sub-Saharan Africa
23-11-2020 | 07:50:18
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 enters Kenya to drive contactless payments across Matatu bus service
19-11-2020 | 13:42:22
O-CITY, the automated fare collection provider by BPC, announced its initiative to drive contactless payments across bus services in Nairobi, Kenya.
realme C12 official sale goes live in Kenya
17-11-2020 | 11:45:00
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.
[South Africa] Affordable devices a big opportunity in driving 4G migration in Africa
16-11-2020 | 15:57:00
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.
realme excites Kenyan market with launch of realme 7i and realme C12
10-11-2020 | 14:00:00
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.
[Kenya] Prime Bank partners with SimbaPay for instant international money transfer
09-11-2020 | 13:30:45
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 opens first store South Africa
09-11-2020 | 06:16:13
Mara Phones has officially opened South Africa’s first franchise Mara Experience Store at Maponya Mall in Soweto, the hub of Klipspruit.
realme announces simultaneous launch of realme C12 and realme 7i in Kenya
06-11-2020 | 09:15:00
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.
Nigerian Communications Commission approves e-SIM trial for MTN, 9mobile
03-11-2020 | 08:47:00
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.
WhatsApp enlists Egyptian CPaaS global player CEQUENS as WhatsApp Business solution provider
03-11-2020 | 08:10:53
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.
MENA healthtech startup Vezeeta expands into Kenya
02-11-2020 | 13:40:00
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 appoints Alon Lits as Chairman
02-11-2020 | 12:33:15
AURA, South Africa’s security and safety platform has appointed Alon Lits as its Chairman with immediate effect.
[Column] Murray Gardiner: African payments for African development
29-10-2020 | 07:12:43
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.
realme 7i set for Kenyan launch in November
27-10-2020 | 15:30:00
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.
realme debuts Buds Q in the Kenyan market
24-10-2020 | 15:30:00
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
23-10-2020 | 07:30:00
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.
realme receives global accolades for novel product design
21-10-2020 | 10:15:00
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.
[Column] Nick Durrant: Why your mobile strategy should be top-of-mind
19-10-2020 | 07:19:36
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 partners with VODACASH SA to facilitate mobile payments in DRC
30-09-2020 | 10:14:51
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 launches Sanza touch, improves access to mobile internet in Africa supported by Google
30-09-2020 | 06:36:00
Orange launched Sanza touch, an exclusive Orange smartphone and the most affordable 4G Android (Go edition) device globally supported by Google.
realme C15: Pushing the boundaries of battery performance
25-09-2020 | 14:45:00
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.
Low- to mid-range smartphones dominate worldwide smartphone shipment in 2020, IDC report
25-09-2020 | 12:22:00
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.
[Nigeria] NCC to review international termination rate for voice services
23-09-2020 | 13:11:03
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.
[Kenya] Phone maker realme sets sight on increased market share with launch of realme C15
18-09-2020 | 09:00:00
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.
Realme C15: Powering performance in the entry-level smartphone segment
16-09-2020 | 09:00:00
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.
Countdown to Kenya’s launch of realme C15
14-09-2020 | 08:45:00
Global smartphone manufacturer realme has announced September 18 as the day it will unveil its latest brand in the Kenyan market, the realme C15,
Kenya customers warm up to realme 6 and realme Band
11-09-2020 | 12:30:00
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 launches Zero 8 smartphone In Kenya
09-09-2020 | 07:54:09
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.
African banks must embrace mobile payments to unlock new business prospects, report
08-09-2020 | 13:18:00
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.
realmeC11 and realme 6: A leap forward for Kenya’s smartphone industry
01-09-2020 | 11:00:00
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
realme cements Kenyan presence with launch of C11 and realme 6 phone models
25-08-2020 | 12:38:00
Global smartphone manufacturer realme has unveiled two models in the Kenya market weeks after it officially launched operations in the country.
realme C11: Cutting edge-performance at impressive cost
25-08-2020 | 12:30:00
realmeC11, one of the flagship products under realme stable, has made a mark for itself in the highly-competitive smartphone segment in Kenya.
What Africa's digital boom means for online entertainment
24-08-2020 | 17:06:00
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.
Infinix set to unveil Zero 8 as its flagship smartphone for 2020
18-08-2020 | 06:43:22
Smartphone company Infinix is said to launch Zero 8 soon, which is the latest product of its flagship smartphone series Zero.
realme debuts C3 Game Monster phone model as it takes on the Kenyan market
12-08-2020 | 12:45:00
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.