Ericsson has entered into an agreement to acquire Vonage Holdings Corp. for USD 21 per share.
The Government of Rwanda, led by the Ministry of ICT and Innovation, has partnered with Google to accelerate the country’s digital transformation.
Le programme « Codage pour l’emploi » de l'AfDB va renforcer les compétences numériques des jeunes ruraux
Le programme « Codage pour l’emploi » de la Banque africaine de développement va former plus de 500 ambassadeurs de jeunes africains du numérique.
ADCB-Egypt, in collaboration with SAS, a player in Analytics, have announced their partnership for the implementation of Egypt’s first AI-powered fraud detection solution aimed at enhancing the bank’s real time fraud prevention capabilities.
To support universal and affordable broadband access in Africa, IFC has partnered with Liquid Intelligent Technologies to expand data center capacity and the rollout of fiber-optic cable on the continent.
AURA, South Africa’s leading security and medical response marketplace, has appointed David Myers as its Chief Operations Officer.
Motorola Solutions has acquired Envysion, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise video security and business analytics solutions for the quick-service restaurant and retail industries.
At WebexOne, Cisco unveiled a preview of its next-generation hybrid work collaboration product.
Ericsson is enhancing its 5G capabilities with the launch of an end-to-end solution that will guarantee the consistent low latency and high reliability demanded by time-critical applications and services for consumers, enterprises, and public sector.
Ericsson renforce ses capacités 5G avec le lancement d'une solution de bout en bout qui garantira la faible latence constante et la haute fiabilité exigées par les applications et les services critiques pour les consommateurs, les entreprises et le secteur public.
Avantive Solutions announced it will now offer contact center support in South Africa through a new partnership with Outworx Contact Center.
As a result of Ericsson’s constant pursuit of new technology to improve the deployment of Radio Access Network (RAN) sites, the company has teamed up with PowerLight Technologies to achieve the first safe, fully wireless-powered 5G base station.
IBM has announced that major financial institutions across Africa have selected hybrid cloud and AI capabilities from IBM to unlock digital innovation and continue their work to develop digital-first solutions, ultimately broadening access to financial services on the continent.
U.S. Development Finance Corporation (DFC), has invested $10 million in Nithio's Financial Intermediary, Nithio FI, an AI-enabled clean energy financing platform, to scale clean energy financing in Africa.
CDC commits over $50m to expand digital infrastructure, boost rural connectivity across sub-Saharan Africa
CDC Group, the UK’s development finance institution (DFI) and impact investor, has announced commitments totalling $50.9 million to expand digital infrastructure, boost rural connectivity and accelerate digital technology access.
Bloovo, the recruitment technology company specializing in the provision of AI-powered talent acquisition solutions has expanded to Egypt and the US markets with its wide portfolio of solutions and products
Vertiv introduces digital IT management platform for enterprise, distributed, edge and hybrid networks
Vertiv, a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, introduced the Vertiv Avocent ADX Ecosystem, a next-generation IT management platform that meets the ever-changing needs of the data center.
A third of financial institutions are accelerating their AI and machine learning (ML) adoption for anti-money laundering (AML) technology in response to COVID-19.
Today Lenovo is committing to new goals in the areas of climate change mitigation, circular economy and sustainable materials.
Nokia announced the launch of a scholarship program aimed at providing greater opportunities for underrepresented communities in the technology industry.
Citing the analytics and AI leader’s “ability to continually adapt its offering to market changes and new technologies,” Chartis Research has named SAS as a RiskTech Quadrant Category Leader in model risk management.
Inseego Corp. , a provider of 5G and intelligent IoT device-to-cloud solutions, has announced the successful completion of the sale of its South African operations of its Ctrack telematics and asset tracking business to an affiliate of Convergence Partners
The Convention Centre in Kigali will be the setting for the next edition of Africa’s leading conference and exhibition on technology-assisted learning, bringing investors and some of the world’s leading experts on education and technology to the Rwandan capital
Telma Madagascar and Ericsson’s collaboration to launch commercial 5G in 2020 was a landmark moment for technology advancement not only on the Indian Ocean island but for Africa too.
La collaboration entre Telma Madagascar et Ericsson pour le lancement de la 5G commerciale en 2020 a été un tournant décisif pour le progrès technologique non seulement sur l'île de l'océan Indien, mais aussi en Afrique
[Africa Tech Week] Duncan Mochama: African fintech startups are attracting a lot of attention from investors
In Kenya, Wapi Pay has raised $2.2 Million in pre-seed funding to scale up global payments and remittances between Africa and Asia
Naspers, through its early-stage tech investment vehicle Naspers Foundry, invested $8.3 million (R120 million) in Naked, the artificial intelligence (AI)-driven insurtech startup that offers full digital insurance to cars, homes, and valuables.
Macro-Eyes receives $2.1m funding to expand deployment of STRIATA in Sierra Leone, expand into two other countries
Macro-Eyes has received $2.1 million in funding to expand the deployment of STRIATA in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Sanitation (MoHS) in Sierra Leone and to expand into two additional countries.
Microsoft is excited to announce Windows 365, a cloud service that introduces a new way to experience Windows 10 or Windows 11 for workers from interns and contractors to software developers and industrial designers.
VOXOX, a 5G-enabled AI cloud communications company announced a strategic partnership with GTS Africa, a French value added communications network operator doing business in Cameroon and Nigeria.
Microsoft is thrilled to add RiskIQ’s Attack Surface and Threat Intelligence solutions to the Microsoft Security portfolio, with the vision and mission of providing unmatched internet visibility and insights to better protect and inform our customers and partners’ security programs.
Call of Duty League plans to begin rolling out ActivStat during the 2021 season which the initial rollout will include critical information like player and team standings and winning ratios across multiple aspects of virtual combat—including ultimately what these numbers mean for rankings.
Over 8,500 girls and young women from across Africa are getting a head start into careers in computer coding to help transform African economies thanks to a two-week formation exercise opened by Cameroon’s Minister of Posts and Telecommunications Minister
How does one change the world? Simple. Vote, recycle and start your own social-impact driven organization with the latest in web and artificial intelligence technology behind it.
Working in partnership with Google.org and Google’s University Relations program, Google is sharing 30 new projects that will receive funding and support as part of their AI for Social Good program including those from Sub-Saharan Africa countries.
Nokia announced the global launch of its latest range of industry-leading AirScale 5G products covering baseband, remote radio heads, and massive MIMO active antennas with digital beamforming.
MultiChoice is enhancing its digital customer service through an Artificial Intelligence (AI) chatbot. Called The Ultimate Master of Information, or T.U.M.I, this innovative service is available 24/7 to answer customer queries about products and services.
Cisco has unveiled an all-new Webex Suite with innovations to serve as the foundation for inclusive hybrid work and events, delivering unmatched levels of flexibility and personalization for everyone.
The Ministry of ICT and Innovation in Rwanda, Cenfri, and the Mastercard Foundation signed a tripartite MoU to kick-off an ambitious three-year digital transformation program in Rwanda aiming at harnessing Rwanda’s big data to enhance the Government’s digital capabilities and systems.
Ericsson launched Ericsson Private 5G which offers secure and simple 4G LTE and 5G Standalone (SA) connectivity primarily targeting but not limited to manufacturing, mining and process industry, offshore and power utilities, as well as ports and airports.
Accenture, GitHub, Microsoft and ThoughtWorks are proud to be among the companies that have made commitments to help address the global climate crisis, but as an industry, we can come together to accomplish more.
ROYBI INC, the creator of ROYBI Robot for children, entered into a collaboration agreement with LING Project to provide its educational robot and other resources to selected schools in Ghana.
Ericsson in partnership with Sigma Connectivity and Mobilaris, is helping to advance the next generation of 5G workforce safety for Industry 4.0.
Nokia has announced the launch of Nokia Data Marketplace as-a-service to facilitate secure sharing of data and AI models, enabling digital transformation and data monetization for enterprises.
MTN Uganda launched the first FREE gaming service of its kind in Africa dubbed “MTN GoGames”, which offers MTN customers access to a huge catalogue of mobile games, for FREE!
With Ciena’s GeoMesh, Angola Cables added 2.2 Tbps of capacity to segments in the MONET network connecting Miami, Fortaleza, and São Paulo to enhance the performance of bandwidth-intensive cloud-based services.
Lacuna Fund announces second round of funding to projects supporting Natural Language Processing technologies Across Africa
The partner organisations behind Lacuna Fund implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, announced the second cohort of supported projects.
Google Cloud and Siemens, an innovation and technology company in industrial automation and software, have announced a new cooperation to optimize factory processes and improve productivity
Esri , the global leader in location intelligence, announced the Egyptian partner Quality Standards for Information Technology (QSIT), has successfully implemented the Crop Mapping and Field Boundary Detection solution.
To meet challenges such as crop disease, weed management, pest control, and irrigation, Agricultural Engineering Research Institute (AEnRI) sought to increase agricultural output in different regions all over Egypt.
Agence Française de Développement (AFD) in its shared Innovation series highlights seven innovative programs created or developed by African countries to combat covid-19.
Technological innovations like artificial intelligence (AI) promise to identify and close these gaps through claims of a more data-driven, objective approach.
Jio Haptik partners with iSON Xperiences to enable AI-powered customer service for enterprises in Africa
The partnership forges the power of Conversational AI and Contact Centre Automation to personalize customer experiences, improve agent performance, and lower cost overheads for businesses.
inq., the pan-African multi-cloud digital service provider, has appointed Dr. Christian Wirtz as its new Group CEO to take over from founding Group CEO Geoff Hardwick, who stepped down from the role.
Connecting women to the digital economy is critical to driving further economic growth and innovation on the African continent.
Zimbabwe agritech startup Farmhut has received $US100 000 investment from the Hult Prize Foundation. This follows through the Hult Prize accelerator program of the 2020 cohort.
Curacel, an AI-powered platform for claims processing and fraud management in Africa, raised a $450,000 pre-seed funding in a round led by Atlantica Ventures and Consonance with participation from Kepple Ventures and other African angel investors.
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.
Liquid Telecom, which this week changed its name, has expanded its terrestrial fibre network to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for the first time.
The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT) in Egypt has signed a MoU with Thales, a global company in high technology solutions to further develop Artificial Intelligence applications in the country.
Lionel Mpfizi is the CEO of Awesomity Lab, an award-winning software development company based in Kigali, Rwanda.
Liquid Telecom rebrands to Liquid Intelligent Technologies, expands to a consolidated technology group
Liquid Intelligent Technologies, a pan-African technology group, announced the culmination of its extensive business transformation from being a telecommunications and digital services provider to a full one-stop-shop technology group.
Total and Microsoft announced an agrrement to collaborate as strategic partners to further digital transformation and support progress toward net zero emissions.
AfDB provides $1 million for AI-based national customer management systems in Ghana, Rwanda and Zambia
The grant resources are from the special fund of the Africa Digital Financial Inclusion Facility (ADFI), a financing vehicle to accelerate digital financial inclusion across Africa.
Comviva has today announced the launch of its new Data-Science-as-a-Service (DSaaS) and AI workbench (MobiLytixAIX) solutions that accelerate the use of AI by Communications Service Providers (CSPs).
The Invigilator mobile app was developed in South Africa by lecturers who recognised the challenges of infrastructural limitations and academic integrity with assessments faced in our new learning environments.
Honeywell and IDEMIA, today announced a strategic alliance to create and cultivate an intelligent building ecosystem that provides a more seamless and enhanced experience for operators and occupants alike.
It’s safe to say that the past 10 years of technology have been stratospheric in the disruption they’ve brought and the changes they’ve wrought. Mobile networks have upgraded from 3G to 4G and now 5G.
If 2020 was the year to mitigate and manage the COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 is the year when "the new normal" becomes a cliché.
Artificial intelligence has emerged as a new weapon in the battle for wildlife conservation in Lopé National Park in Gabon.
Windward, the Predictive Intelligence company applying AI to transform global maritime trade, and Mauritius Commercial Bank Ltd have announced a long-term, multi-year partnership to enhance MCB’s due diligence and monitoring processes linked to its commodity trade finance business.
[Column] Osama Al Zoub: 2021 Global Networking Trends Report: Business resiliency takes centre stage
The report highlights the key enterprise network trends companies should consider ensuring they are well positioned to successfully navigate 2021.
[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.
Visa Inc. has announced VisaNet +AI, a suite of AI-powered services that address long-standing challenges and pain points for banks, merchants and consumers.
Shell, Baker Hughes and Microsoft announced the launch of the Open AI Energy Initiative™ (OAI), a first-of-its-kind open ecosystem of artificial intelligence (AI)-based solutions for the energy and process industries.
Digital technology is a critical part of the continent’s response to the ongoing upheaval caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. Adapting to these continuing challenges will shape the continent’s digital trends further in the months ahead. Here are some of the developments we can expect in 2021:
TechnoServe and technology platform Alteia have announced that they have signed a partnership agreement that aims to improve cashew farming practices through the use of aerial drone imagery and artificial intelligence.
The role of the chief financial officer (CFO) has expanded beyond the traditional gatekeeper to financial resources, chief accounting officer and head recordkeeper.
AI has crept into systems and solutions with determined, algorithmic intensity, and it has layered its capabilities onto chatbots, APIs, neural networks, and business processes.
Kenyan AI-powered insights startup Gro Intelligence announced the raise of $85 million in Series B funding, co-led by Intel Capital, Africa Internet Ventures and the family offices of Ronald Lauder and Eric Zinterhofer.
A free tool that will help farmers and pastoralists across Africa to predict and control locust behaviour has been launched. Dubbed, Kuzi, it is an AI-powered tool that generates a real-time heatmap of locusts across Africa, shows all potential migration routes, and gives a real-time locust breeding index.
Schlumberger and OMV Upstream have announced an enterprise-wide deployment of AI and digital solutions enabled by the cloud-based DELFI cognitive E&P environment, across OMV’s global operations.
HexGn, a consulting firm known for fast-tracking entrepreneurship and upcoming technologies globally, has joined hands with the Africa Islamic Economic Foundation (AFRIEF), to launch its flagship startup program, HexGn Startup Explore, in Africa.
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.
Blue Prism announced the availability of Blue Prism intelligent automation software in AWS Marketplace, giving Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Blue Prism customers another avenue for automation in the cloud.
Norwegian oil services company Applied Petroleum Technology (APT) has received research funding to develop an artificial intelligence (AI) solution that can dramatically change how oil companies utilise biostratigraphic services to plan drilling programmes.
Webb Fontaine has announced crucial investments into Africa with plans to open an Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Centre in Africa.
Technology is getting us through the pandemic, and technology can also drive our continent’s recovery in the post-pandemic era, writes Chen Lei, President of Huawei Southern Africa.
AI Media Group launches Africa’s first AI-focused free investment matchmaking service for African startups
The AI Media Group has launched Africa’s first artificial intelligence (AI) focused, free investment matchmaking service which aims to connect African AI-focused startups to investors and venture capitalists.
Aerial vehicle Artificial Intelligence startup ATLAN Space has raised $1m Series A funding from Maroc Numeric Fund II with participation from Hilmi Law Firm and Cadex Group, for business expansion.
Mastercard has today announced a new AI-powered suite of tools that allows banks to assess cyber risk across their ecosystem and prevent potential breaches.
Driving innovation and disruption with smarter, more capable digital workers, Blue Prism announced new automation capabilities specifically designed for SAP® ECC and S/4HANA® enterprise users.
AirSmat, a Nigeria-based Pan-African Software company, has received a boost of $100,000 from Zetogon as pre-seeding investment to help the organization on the journey to deliver world-class service in Africa.
FAO, IBM and Microsoft relaunched a commitment towards developing forms of Artificial Intelligence (AI) that are inclusive and promote sustainable ways to achieve food and nutrition security.
Aruba Networks, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company (HPE), is now offering customers and partners tailored, first-hand experience of its solutions and technology through HPE’s first-ever Lighthouse Customer Experience Centre in South Africa.
Kenyan technology startup, xetova, has been named 2020 Global Solve finalist by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the health security and pandemics track.
Internet Solutions to rebrand to Dimension Data as the company consolidates businesses across Africa
Integrated ICT services provider, Internet Solutions is set to rebrand and operate as Dimension Data by the end of this year in all its operating companies.
In response to the pandemic, IT leaders in EMEA are now investing more in cloud-based and AI-powered networking technologies as business recovery plans take shape, according to research from Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company.
CommunityWFM, Smartz Solutions partner to expand into the UK and South African contact center markets
CommunityWFM, a leading workforce management (WFM) software vendor announced a partnership agreement with Smartz Solutions to fuel international growth.