Samsung launched the Lesego Digital Village in North West, South Africa on Friday, 08 December 2017. This facility aims to provide primary health care and learning solutions for residents in the area.
For the first time ever, Kenya has achieved the milestone of one million active 4G customers. Safaricom said the milestone was achieved on the back of an expanding 4G network and increased affordability of 4G.
Huawei, together with industry alliance and partners in Northern Africa, aims to build ICT ecosystem in Northern Africa in response to industry digital transformation.
MainOne and Tizeti have announced the completion of a joint development project with Facebook to enable the expansion of internet services in Lagos.
Opera, the Norwegian developer of Opera Mini, the most popular mobile browser app in Africa, has integrated a new web payment platform in Kenya called OPay.
Eagle Technology, Inc., has announced a new international partnership with Production Solutions SA. Together, Eagle Technology and Production Solutions SA will enable factories and manufacturers to implement Eagle’s multilingual CMMS software.
Rainmaker Solutions, the digital business transformation specialist has announced its support for the Team Bäckstedt HotChillee Development Rider Programme in South Africa.
With 328 million users across the globe, the Huawei Mobile Service platform is coming to Africa, with the planned launch of a pre-installed localised APP store on Huawei devices.
Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd, has appointed Wycliffe Selebwa as East Africa Regional Director.
Continuum, the provider of vertically integrated IT service delivery platform that enables businesses to scale has entered into the Southern African market in partnership with Sovaton, the cybersecurity-focused distributors in the channel.
Decision Inc. has announced its merger with South African-based software solutions provider Resolve Immix. The merger will integrate Immix’s Enterprise Resource Planning and Customer Relations Management experience alongside Decision Inc.’s Information Management and Advisory Services.
Mastercard has unveiled Kionect, a digital ordering system that empowers small kiosk owners in Nairobi to order and pay for products from wholesalers via SMS.
While Africa is seeing an increase in demand for connectivity in order to bridge the ever-present digital divide between urban and rural areas, the bottlenecks experienced when backhauling data streams by service providers of all types is still a major issue that needs to be addressed.
Nokia to Nokia has been selected to help MTN Nigeria drive its transformation from network- to customer-centric operations and improve the experience for its 52 million customers.
In a new move designed to reduce price and ease logistics inherent in the purchase of its products, the management of Dangote Cement Plc has signed a pact with e-commerce platform Jumia Nigeria to offer for sale its cement to customers online.
Mobile money use in Kenya dropped in the third quarter of the year by 2 percent, the time when the country was in an electioneering period.
The rate of technological advancement in Africa is growing rapidly. Introduction of computer and internet in the 20th century has significantly improved the way of life across the globe and in the African continent.
Mobile money operators in the country have recorded N555.83 billion inter-scheme transactions in the first six months of this year.
Net1 UEPS Technologies has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Masterpayment has been appointed as a new partner for credit card processing and acquiring for cryptocurrency purchases for Bitstamp.
Liquid Telecom Uganda, part of the pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, has announced a partnership with The Innovation Village to support Ugandan start-ups with high-speed internet and cloud-based services.
At a time when Africa continues to enjoy increased continental trade and booming business with its international peers, technology has been hailed as a key driver to this success.
Smile Communications and MediaTek have teamed up to bring the latest VoLTE smartphones to customers in Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
Rectron, a South African distributor of IT products, has announced the addition of Microsoft’s Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) programme to its portfolio, enabling clients to drive their Microsoft cloud business and grow their profitability.
Attivo Networks bolsters security defences across South and Sub Saharan Africa with Networks Unlimited
Attivo Networks®, the leader in deception for cyber security threat detection, has announced a strategic partnership with Networks Unlimited, Africa’s leading value-added distributor.
At the inaugural African Fintech Unconference, a cross-section of professionals from the local and global fintech sectors gathered for two days to discuss key opportunities and challenges for fintech in Africa.
Internet Solutions of South Africa, the pan-African telecommunications services provider, and NTT Communications Corporation, the ICT solutions have announced that they have concluded a partnership, in order to deliver NTT Com’s Nexcenter™ data center service in the African continent.
Safaricom’s e-commerce platform, Masoko, is set to start signing international vendors on its online portal in the first quarter of 2018, enabling local customers to purchase items directly from abroad.
Mimicking global trends, South Africa can expect an increased demand for cloud storage on the back of several trends including Microsoft's recent Azure announcement.
Kirusa, a global leader in communication solutions over data networks for consumers and enterprises, has launched its Konnect Portal to enable enterprises drive customized flash call marketing campaigns.
MTN Swaziland, a telecom operator and Kirusa, a communication solutions provider over data networks for consumers and enterprises, have partnered to launch the unique InstaVoice service in Swaziland.
Pan-African entrepreneurial training program, seed fund, and incubator MEST has launched two new Incubator spaces in Lagos, Nigeria, and Cape Town, South Africa, as the program continues to expand its presence across the continent.
Many African countries have made significant progress towards creating an Internet sector, with broad reforms that focus on increasing broadband availability.
Facebook launches Nigeria Initiative in ambition to drive innovation, skills development and economic impact
Today, Facebook announced a new nationwide initiative in Nigeria to further cement its commitment and investment in the country, and across the continent.
LCB Bank and Mastercard working together to contribute to the Republic of Congo's economy transformation
LCB Bank, a subsidiary of BMCE Bank Of Africa Morocco Group, and Mastercard have announced their partnership focused on digitizing the Congo's financial economy in support of the countries desire to financially empower its citizens.
Farmcrowdy, Nigerian digital agriculture platform, has introduced a new category of funding small scale farming in Africa by allowing Nigerians to venture and sponsor agriculture; and has further announced the launch of its first app for Android, iOS and Windows mobile devices.
LXM has announced today a new 15a-6 chaperoning partnership with South African research provider Afrifocus Securities, further expanding its market-leading foreign broker dealer platform’s capabilities.
Entersekt protects digital service providers and their customers from digital banking and payments fraud, particularly when transactions take place on mobile devices.
Google Launchpad and Google Play South Africa were launched in November 2017 to boost African technology start-ups and develop a unique African design aesthetic.
Globalstar, Inc. has announced that the Botswana Communications Regulator Authority has granted terrestrial authority to Globalstar's Botswana subsidiary to provide terrestrial mobile broadband services over 16.5 MHz of S-band spectrum at 2483.5 to 2500 MHz.
[South Africa] Veridium and Wala in pilot digital banking project that authenticates users with biometrics
Veridium, a leader in strong authentication using biometrics has partnered with Wala, a South African-based, blockchain-powered financial services platform for the unbanked, to bring universal financial services to emerging countries in Africa.
Eutelsat Communications, one of the world’s satellite operators has announced a multi-year agreement with La Poste Sénégal, the country’s public postal service company, to interconnect 200 post offices nationwide.
Convergence Partners and 4Di Group announced a recently concluded acquisition of a significant minority stake in ESET Southern Africa by Convergence Partners.
ToLet.com.ng, Nigeria’s leading online property classifieds portal, has in conjunction with their existing investors, Frontier Digital Ventures, acquired Jumia House Nigeria, a competing property portal, for an undisclosed sum.
Pan-African ICT investor, Convergence Partners and 4Di Group have announced a recently concluded acquisition of a significant minority stake in ESET Southern Africa by Convergence Partners.
Mastercard is collaborating with Durban-based tech company Spazapp, to bring secure, seamless and convenient mobile payments to thousands of informal traders.
Young girls in Africa face overwhelming barriers to education caused by socio and economic challenges, widening the gender gap.
Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary of Econet Global, has partnered with Huawei, an information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, to deliver 100G upgrades to its network in South Africa.
The Board of the African Development Bank Group has approved a loan of €71.56 million to support the implementation of ‘Digital Tunisia 2020’ National Strategic Plan.
Telecom Egypt has renewed a long term agreement with Vodafone Egypt, to provide international call conveyance services. The agreement extends to the year 2022.
Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary of Econet Global, will become a Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute partner with pan-African network reach when the Microsoft Azure cloud platform is generally available in 2018.
Mobile payments company Bango has expanded operations in Africa through a partnership with Victory Link in Egypt.
Oracle today hosted its Modern Business Forum in Kenya to help the country's fast-growing and large enterprises accelerate digital transformation and drive business growth with its next generation cloud applications that are now embedded with artificial intelligence.
Spreadtrum Communications, an ICT company in China with advanced technology has announced that its advanced networking platforms have been selected by Accent, the largest IT brand in Morocco, for their smartphones.
Konnect Africa, the Eutelsat-owned satellite broadband service provider, has unveiled SmartWIFI, a new hotspot service, as part of its ongoing commitment to bring digital opportunities to Africans.
Aubrey Swanepoel is CEO of Pfortner, a secure communications development company that provides technology, systems and consulting services.
Oracle today hosted its Modern Business Forum in Botswana to help the country's fast-growing and large enterprises accelerate digital transformation and drive business growth with its next generation cloud applications.
On Monday 6 November 2017 BCX, a member of the Telkom group, announced that the company has launched a digital learning platform which according to the company is designed to propel South African education into the digital future.
To further expand its network reach and peering capabilities, Angola Cables announced today that it expects to establish a Point of Presence (PoP) in Cape Town before the end of the year.
[Column] Rousseau Kluever: South African intelligence environment sees increased growth and adoption
The adoption of Business Intelligence is as inescapable as cloud and Big Data, and as inextricably intertwined. Organisations which have adopted the technology early have seen significant competitive advantages.
Tizeti today announced a partnership to expand Express Wi-Fi by Facebook in Nigeria, with plans to roll out hundreds of hotspots over the coming months.
Online shopping firm, Jumia Uganda has partnered with Barclays to introduce the card-on-delivery payment option for customers in Kampala.
Orange Botswana will soon deliver world-class video content to its customers across the country thanks to its partnership with recently launched pan-Africa, multi-platform Pay-Tv broadcast network Kwesé TV.
Liquid Telecom teams with VT iDirect and Telesat to deliver enhanced services to businesses in Africa
Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary of Econet Global, has entered into an arrangement with Telesat, a global satellite operator with extensive coverage of the EMEA region.
South Atlantic Cable System, the first submarine cable system across the South Atlantic is in the final stretch of its installation between Africa and South America.
Nokia and Vodacom have signed an agreement under which the companies will trial Nokia 5G technology to accelerate the launch of the new technology for the benefit of businesses and individuals in South Africa.
Intelsat and Coca-Cola partner to bring satellite-enabled Wi-Fi services to remote communities across Africa
Intelsat S.A., operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications, and The Coca-Cola Company are working together to bring satellite-enabled Wi-Fi services to remote communities across Africa.
Africa is a continent which is filled with many young men and women, some of which have the aspirations and potential to pursue a career in the medical field.
Altron and Tango Telecom set to revolutionize the African subscriber’s digital experience with Data Retail Engine
Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed Allied Technologies Limited (Altron) and Ireland-based Tango Telecom, the leading provider of data demonetization solutions have announced a partnership to launch Data Retail Engine (Tango DRE™) in Africa.
Huawei Marine and Tropical Science start construction of PEACE Submarine Cable Linking South Asia with East Africa
Huawei Marine has started work on Desk Study and Marine Survey works in conjunction with key investor Tropic Science Co., Ltd. (Tropical Science) to construct the Pakistan East Africa Cable Express (PEACE) submarine cable, which connects South Asia with East Africa.
Today, Orange has opened two very large-capacity IP and IPX Points of Presence (PoP) in South Africa. The facilities, which are located in Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa are operational from today.
On Thursday 2 November 2017, Truecaller kicked off its Africa Launch Event at the CcHUB, a leading social innovation centre. The company hosted the exclusive event inviting media, developers and entrepreneurs to share their plans for Nigeria.
Angola Cables announced today that it has become a Microsoft ExpressRoute partner to meet the needs of Africa-based organisations migrating business applications and IT infrastructures to the cloud.
According to the recently published 2017 State of Urban Safety in SA report by the Urban Safety Reference Group, an estimated 71.3% of South Africa’s population will live in urban areas by 2030, and will continue to rise to nearly 80% by 2050.
Teraco Data Environments, Africa’s largest neutral data centre, today announced it will be a Microsoft Azure ExpressRoute Connectivity partner, providing clients high performance private network connections to Microsoft Azure and other Microsoft Cloud Services.
Mobile cloud communications platform company Pareteum Corporation has signed a five year agreement with a leading telecommunications company in Sub-Saharan Africa to provide Pareteum's Managed Services Platform.
Rwanda has emerged over the past decade as one of Africa's more innovative economies, a new UNCTAD report says.
Market and technology company for cloud accounting, people & payroll, and payment systems, Sage, has launched the second round of funding from Sage Foundation’s Enterprise Fund.
Vodacom’s first commercially available Narrowband Internet of Things (NB-IoT) network is now operational in Gauteng.
Area9 Learning and Valia Investments have signed a long-term exclusive partnership to advance adaptive e-learning for corporations in North Africa and Middle East and North Africa region.
A major European telecom operator will bring connectivity to new areas across North and West Africa and enable contingency services during fibre outages using a satellite-based solution.
Comments from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) around Nigeria’s low tax-to-GDP ratio highlight the importance of driving higher levels of payroll and accounting automation among the country’s businesses.
Envivo Communications Limited has announced plans to launch a new OTT streaming video service, nVIVO TV, powered by the Cisco®Infinite Video Platform, to offer its subscribers access to more ‘Nollywood’ and international video content on more devices throughout Africa.
Xceedia Media has completed the testing and launch of a new, online broadcast station called "Hot Okro Radio."
Mastercard has partnered South African fintech company Yoco to roll out 15,000 mobile Point of Sale (mPOS) devices to small and medium-sized businesses by the end of the year.
MTN South Africa has successfully completed Africa's first commercial LAA deployment working with Huawei and Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.
South Africa has just got its own version of Venmo, one of the US’s most successful payment platforms owned by PayPal that processes $25 billion in person to person payments annually.
Facebook has launched its Nigerian SME Council, the first of its kind on the continent. The council is made up of a combination of 15 startups and established SMEs from a range of industries.
Pan-African broadcaster Kwese TV has launched mobile television service Kwese TV Everywhere (TVE) in Zimbabwe, enabling customers to tether their decoder channels to their phones.
Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary of Econet Global, has once again been named as Best African Wholesale Carrier at the annual Global Carrier Awards.
Oracle today hosted its Modern Business Forum in Mauritius to help the country's fast-growing and large enterprises accelerate digital transformation and drive business growth with its next generation cloud applications.
Alcatel Submarine Networks, IOX Cable to commence work for system connecting Mauritius, South Africa, more countries
IOX Cable Ltd and Alcatel Submarine Networks have commenced work for cable route survey for the IOX Cable System, which will span more than 8,850 kilometers.
[Mauritius] GE partners African Leadership University to empower African professionals with valuable digital skills
The African Leadership University (ALU) and GE Africa have announced the launch of the ALU Africa Industrial Internet Program.
INTTRA, the ocean container shipping industry’s neutral network, and Transmar Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of IACC Holdings and a leading carrier, have announced a new relationship for electronic booking and shipping instructions processing in East Coast of Africa.
Tobi Oludayomi has for the last five years built from ground up, Studio 14 into a powerhouse that now works with high profiled clients across Western and the West African market.
Oracle has hosted its Modern Business Forum in Nigeria to help the country's fast-growing and large enterprises accelerate digital transformation and drive business growth with its next generation cloud applications.
Liquid Telecom partners with i2i DataHack4FI to drive adoption of data science and cloud-based services across Africa
Leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, a subsidiary of Econet Global, is supporting startups entering the DataHack4FI innovation competition by providing free high-speed internet access and cloud-based services.
Thomas Mueller is a German entrepreneur living in Namibia, founder and CEO of Rainmaker Digital.
Liquid Telecom Kenya has announced a 10-year partnership with Kenya Electricity Transmission Company Limited (KETRACO) to operate KETRACO’s Optical Ground Wire fibre cable and expand the internet network across East Africa.
Ethiopian Airlines Group, the largest airline in Africa, and the Ethiopian Airports Services are pleased to announce that they have availed free Wi-Fi connection at its main hub, Addis Ababa Bole International Airport as of October 2017.
ECOWAS Ministers in charge of Telecommunications and ICT have approved the free regional roaming regulation for ECOWAS Member countries.