Morocco has developed one of the most advanced telecommunications markets in Africa, supported by the government's Maroc Digital 2020 strategy
The UN announced today that 30 influential leaders from the corporate world will work together in a bid to free up trillions of dollars from the private sector to finance the Sustainable Development Goals.
SEACOM has partnered with Vodacom Business Africa, the enterprise-focused ICT subsidiary of the Vodacom Group, to initiate the next chapter of both companies’ African network connectivity ventures.
Nokia will collaborate the Addis Ababa Science and Technology University (AASTU) and the Addis Ababa Institute of Technology (AAiT), to provide training on the latest technologies and industry trends.
Privately owned Ghana Technology University College is to be absolved by government, according to Emmanuel Afoakwa, President of the University.
MTN Group has appointed Djibril Ouattara to the position of MTN Côte d'Ivoire CEO, effective 1 November 2019. The appointment follows the departure of former CEO, Freddy Tchala in September.
Vodacom is launching a series of workshops and interactive sessions called the Fast Forward Series, to drive significant growth and change within the South African business sector.
The Global Fund and Orange have signed a partnership deal to develop innovative e-health solutions to reduce the prevalence of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in Africa.
Nokia has announced that its Nuage Networks SD-WAN 2.0 solution has been implemented by OmniClouds to improve and optimize cloud connectivity for enterprise customers throughout the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.
The African ICT Foundation (AfICTF) East Africa Regional Executive Council has called for the adoption of a unified telecoms tariff for voice and data across all mobile telephone networks in the region.
IPT PowerTech Group is an energy solutions provider combining specialized energy-efficient solutions with innovative telecom infrastructure.
From lavish weddings and secret romances to high-fashion runway shows and high-stakes boardroom drama, The Bold and the Beautiful has been a source of entertainment for South Africans for almost three decades.
Ericsson has been selected by Telma, Madagascar, to upgrade its core and radio network, as part of a national next-generation upgrade as it moves towards 5G.
It's the story of an orphan girl who broke a spoon. Her name is Minga and her adventure is narrated in an animated film; Cameroon's first ever, and now available on Yabadoo, MTN Cameroon's video-on-demand platform.
Airtel Africa has announced a partnership with Mastercard, giving over 100 million Airtel Africa mobile phone users across 14 African countries access to Mastercard’s global network.
Rwanda's President Paul Kagame launched a high tech smartphone factory in the country's capital Kigali, the first of its kind in Rwanda and Africa.
MTN Group has launched its “We’re good together” initiative. This is aimed at demonstrating how, in partnering with our host countries, the telco can change lives by improving digital access, driving financial inclusion.
Parallel Wireless has announced that Vodafone has deployed a macro Parallel Wireless OpenRAN pilot in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
IDC's latest forecast shows that IT spending in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) is set to reach $83.7 billion in 2020.
[South Africa] Vodacom Foundation, Google partnership to accelerate Africa’s digital skills development
The Vodacom Foundation has partnered with Google to accelerate the empowerment of youth in South Africa with some of the digital skills required for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR).
Vivo Energy Senegal, the company that distributes and markets Shell fuels and lubricants, opened its new commercial space called Welcome Corniche, located in Dakar on the West Corniche.
Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has appointed Hussein Kitambi as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Raha Liquid Telecom Tanzania.
Safaricom’s M-PESA has been recognised as one of the Top 10 Most Influential Finance Projects of the last 50 years by Project Management Institute (PMI) in its 2019 Most Influential Projects list.
The Ndola Public Library has received a shot in the arm through a donation from Airtel Networks Zambia Plc of assorted educational books and a router to connect internet worth K21, 000.
Telkom South Africa has launched new Mobile Data plans that hope to provide customers with data connectivity for internet access to emails, social media and streaming.
Kenyan e-Logistics company, Lori, has officially announced its expansion to Nigeria in a bid to cement its footprint across Africa.
The SA business landscape is a challenging one, but those who persevere are certainly rewarded. Local start-ups that made it big have many lessons to impart that mostly involve learning from mistakes and setbacks, and pushing through them.
Vodacom has partnered with BPG Langfontein, a farming business that employs the majority of the people living in Wakkerstroom.
Moroccan telecom operator inwi has launched its mobile money service 'inwi money'. The service works on Comviva's mobiquity® Money, one of the world's largest mobile money platform.
Safaricom has announced that it has sold more than 600,000 Neon smartphones in 2019, making the devices the most popular and affordable smartphone in its retail shops across the country.
Safaricom was named the 2019 Employer of the Year by the Federation of Kenya Employers’ during the 3rd Annual Employer of the Year Awards in Nairobi.
Everlytic, Vox Telecom's digital communication and automation business, has just launched a groundbreaking new feature: voice broadcasting.
Facebook's third-party fact-checking programme relies on feedback from the Facebook community, as one of many signals Facebook uses to raise potentially false stories to fact-checkers for review.
[Column] Santeri Jussila, Henrique Vale: Data and AI’s Advantage in Improving Customer Experience for Telcos
Telcos are most successful when customers feel as though their operator truly understands them. Data is the key to building that trust because it can reveal insights that lead to effective problem resolution.
Sub-Saharan Africa will remain the world’s fastest-growing mobile region over the coming years as millions of young African consumers become mobile users for the first time, according to a new GSMA study.
African businesses are currently making massive investments in things like machine learning and artificial intelligence tools and are using cloud and virtualized infrastructure to enhance service delivery
Mobile operators listed 1.5 million new active subscriptions in the three months ending March 2019, a report by the Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) released today shows.
Safaricom leads as the Most Admired Brand Made in Kenya and the Most Admired Made in Kenya Brand Listed on the Nairobi Securities Exchage.
Telecom Egypt and Juniper Networks have signed a Memorandum of Understanding further cementing Juniper’s position as a strategic technology provider for Telecom Egypt.
Safaricom has today launched voice and video calls over its 4G network, popularly known as Voicer over LTE (VoLTE) and Video over LTE (ViLTE).
Safaricom has launched a fraud intelligence solution for financial institutions in the country.
Telecom operator AirtelTigo is partnering with Huawei Technologies on a $30 million network modernization project aimed to provide faster internet experience to customers.
Vodacom sells its enterprise focused operations in Nigeria, Zambia and Cote d’Ivoire to Synergy Communications
Vodacom Group has announced that it has entered into an agreement with Synergy Communications, who will acquire 100% of Vodacom Business Africa’s (VBA) operations in Nigeria, Zambia and Cote d’Ivoire.
Global ICT company Flexenclosure has secured a deal to provide Alma IT with 100 eSite x10 site power systems for a mobile telecommunications provider in Central Africa.
Leading online money transfer service WorldRemit has joined forces with Orabank to enable instant money transfers to 10 new cash pickup locations in Senegal.
afriQloud launches in Uganda, 15 African countries to follow in next year
KaiOS Technologies has confirmed Orange’s participation in a recent Series B funding round led by Cathay Innovation.
Safaricom has been inducted as the 4th member of the highest governing body of the Unstereotype Alliance chaired by Phumzile Mlambo – Ngcuka, the UN Women Executive Director.
According to the International Telecommunication Union's (ITU) only a quarter of Africans have access to the internet. The region has however been seeing the strongest growth.
The 2019 African Space Industry Annual Report explains that the industry has already reached over USD 7 billion of annual revenues and is projected to grow at a 7.3% compound annual growth rate to exceed USD 10 billion by 2024.
Africa's smartphone market saw a 7.1% decline in shipments quarter on quarter (QoQ) in Q1 2019 to total 21.5 million units, according to the latest insights from International Data Corporation (IDC).
Econet and global crop nutrition company, Yara International ASA, have launched "Generation Africa", a partnership initiative to inspire young African entrepreneurs to join the agri-food sector.
The Nigerian Stock Exchange (The NSE or Exchange) is pleased to announce the listing by introduction of 20.35 billion ordinary shares of MTN Nigeria Communications at N90 per share, on its Premium Board.
Cell C has been placed top among South Africa's telecommunications sector for fastest customer response and most positive sentiment among consumers using social media in BrandsEye’s latest report on the industry.
South African consumers have threatened to quit networks as half of all complaints on social media go unanswered by mobile operators.
Africa is a large continent, and investors tend to pick and choose their markets based on a multitude of criteria. Some see opportunities in emerging arenas while others focus on more developed and mature opportunities.
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has launched the Finance2Equal Tanzania Initiative aimed at increasing women’s participation across businesses by reducing gender gaps.
Inderpal Singh Mumick is the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Kirusa, provider of voice messaging and social media mobile apps to mobile carriers and subscribers in emerging markets in Africa, the Middle East and in Asia.
Africa has huge e-commerce potential. In fact, according to UNCTAD, e-commerce can significantly boost free trade across Africa
Online marketplaces could raise incomes and boost inclusive economic growth with minimal disruption to existing businesses and workforce norms in Africa.
In 2016, it was estimated that telecom companies in Uganda on annual basis were losing about $60m due to illegal redirection of international calls traffic.
While 2018 was a tough year for worldwide smartphone shipments, Africa experienced year-on-year growth for first time since 2015.
[South Africa] MTN increases its subscriber base by 16 million to 233 million customers across 21 African markets and the Middle East.
MTN Group has increased its subscriber base by 16 million to 233 million customers across 21 markets in Africa and the Middle East.
SAA Voyager has launched its own SAA Voyager Mobile Application, meaning that the transactional experience for Voyager members is now in the palm of their hands with easy navigation whilst on the go.
Aliko Dangote’s $17 billion net worth makes the Nigerian the richest person in Africa and the only member of the Bloomberg Billionaires Index from one of the 60 poorest countries.
[Column] Mariam Abdullahi: Building the Intelligent Telco Enterprise -growth opportunities for African telecoms operators
While the telco industry may have seen its traditional revenue streams decline further in 2018 due to the emergence of services such as WhatsApp, the industry is still set for growth.
80 per cent of women in low- and middle-income countries are now mobile owners according to the GSMA’s 2019 Mobile Gender Gap Report.
GSMA has unveiled its eighth annual ‘State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money’, offering a current snapshot of the mobile money landscape.
New technology drives demand for mobile payments access in the Middle East and Africa, Mastercard study
Mobile payments represented more than 30 percent of the total social media conversation around payments in the Middle East and Africa, with total mentions doubling over the prior year.
Kenya’s telecommunication company Telkom has reviewed its flagship Combo bundle dubbed “Mzito” giving subscribers data, minutes and free night data.
Rwanda’s 4G wholesale model seemed like a good idea when it was first conceived. But it hasn’t been working, and should be scrapped
[Africa Tech Week] More collaborations needed to promote internet safety among children and young people in Africa
This week, the world celebrated Safer Internet Day (SID) 2019, a day set aside to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology especially among children and young people.
Imagine a world where the laws of business survival are being redefined and new competitive market models re-assembled with the advent of 4th industrial revolution.
Today, more than ever, African countries are seeking out new opportunities for growth and move beyond business as usual. Young people are playing a key role in this and are coming up with innovative ideas and solutions to drive this growth.
Even as Kenya continues to record impressive penetration of technology, a section of citizens still prefer the brick and mortar services and are still apprehensive about embracing new innovations among them machine intelligence.
Across Africa, the download speeds experienced by smartphone users vary greatly, even for countries with similar 4G availability.
Helios Towers has signed an agreement with the South African tower company, SA Towers, whereby the Group will acquire a controlling interest in the business of SA Towers and fund the business’s future rollout.
Cloud computing enables companies to consume IT resources – Hardware, Software and Storage – as a utility — just like electricity — rather than having to build and maintain computing infrastructures in-house.
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.
As customers demand top notch services grows and competition reach fever pitch, companies are investing millions to improve infrastructure and service quality.
2018 was a good year for the African startup and tech community. A number of startups raised funding to scale and expand their operations across the continent.
US has reiterating its commitment to strong partnerships with key countries in Africa, specifically naming Kenya as a target for future US aid and investment.
South Africa continues to be one of the most spammed countries in the world according to the latest findings from Truecaller Insights report.
The public and private sectors have this week recorded heightened activities with partnerships, trade and capital markets dominating headlines.
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.
Even with mounting fears that rapid automation could reduce the number of jobs in the Kenya’s manufacturing sector, a new report posits that digital technologies can, in fact, boost job creation.
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.
Persons living with visual impairment/blindness can now access M-PESA messages independently in braille format and conduct financial transactions with confidentiality.
KT Corporation, South Korea's telecommunications company, has reached a milestone deal with Ghana to fight epidemics.
Ahmad Sayed is Regional Director, Middle East and Africa at Nexign, a business support systems provider company currently planning its entry into the African market.
AfricaCom is Africa’s largest tech, media and telcos annual festival where digital Africa interacts, learns, debates and ultimately make deals.
African countries have been pushing for an open skies agreement to make intra Africa trade and movement cheaper and faster.
In the recent years, South Africa has continued to prove that it is one of the most diverse and promising emerging markets in Africa. The country has become a key global hub for investment, innovation and research.
As Kenya continues to cement its position as East Africa’s economic powerhouse, it has been on a charm offensive targeting African and global public and private players.
Kenya’s leading telco Safaricom has been top on the news this week. The company marked its 18th year anniversary since the official launch on October 23rd, 2000. As part of 18th-anniversary celebrations that began this week, the mobile operator unveiled a new brand campaign targeted at reinforcing its commitment to customers.
[Africa Tech Week] Cybersecurity still a major concern for African businesses, governments and organisations
Cybersecurity is one of the biggest challenges African organisations, businesses and even governments have been grappling with. The threat continues to accelerate especially due to the power of digital technology and also cybercriminals becoming more sophisticated.
Cybercrime has dominated South Africa’s news headlines throughout the course of 2018, as one high-profile attack follows another on an almost monthly basis
Small and medium sized businesses in Kenya represents 75 per cent of the country's workforce, constitute 98 percent of all businesses in Kenya and contribute 3 percent to the national purse.
Equitel processed 87.9 million mobile commerce transactions between April 2018 and June 2018, up from 77.6 million transactions in the preceding quarter, representing a 13 per cent increase. At the same time the value of mobile commerce transactions increased to Ksh328.2 billion, a 13 per cent increase from Ksh290.3 billion that was processed over the same period.
Cytonn Investments has released their annual Cytonn Corporate Governance Report – 2018, “Cytonn CGR”, which demonstrated that firms with higher levels of corporate governance outperformed those with lower levels of corporate governance.