The total revenue earned by mobile service providers increased by 8.5 per cent to Ksh 252.3 billion, approximately $2.5 billion, in the past twelve months to June 2018, the latest ICT sector statistic report released by the industry regulator indicates.
ACI Worldwide a global provider of real-time electronic payment and banking solutions has announced that Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE), the country’s largest commercial bank, is utilizing ACI’s UP Retail Payments solution to modernize its payments infrastructure.
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.
There is a great demand in Africa for cross-border payments and a need to regulate the payment industry on the continent while at the same time opening it up to include non-banks.
Intelsat S.A, operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications, and Africa Mobile Networks (AMN) have announced that Intelsat has made a strategic investment in AMN.
Several US firms were recently targeted by online fraudsters who used elaborate scamming schemes to dupe them into incurring devastating financial losses.
London-based startup accelerator Founders Factory has partnered with Standard Bank to launch its first international location in Johannesburg, South Africa to build and scale a further 100 technology startups.
Quanergy Systems, Inc., a global leader in the development and manufacture of LiDAR sensors and smart sensing solutions, says Duxbury Networking will serve as the company’s first South African distributor.
Liquid Telecom has completed the acquisition of the remaining 50 per cent stake in its Zambian subsidiary, CEC Liquid Telecom, from Copperbelt Energy Corporation PLC.
Operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications Intelsat, and Q-KON announced that Q-KON will introduce new, multiple high-speed broadband services powered by the IntelsatOne Flex for Enterprise platform.
Intelsat S.A., operator of the world’s first Globalized Network and leader in integrated satellite communications, and Q-KON have announced that Q-KON will introduce new, multiple high-speed broadband services powered by the IntelsatOne Flex for Enterprise platform.
Whale Cloud, rebranded from ZTEsoft, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Republic of Ghana on innovative city development at the headquarters of Alibaba Group.
Jumia plans to grow its vendor base from the current 10,000 to 15,000 by 2019. The e-commerce leader made this announcement during Jumia Black Friday launch event held at Movenpick Hotel in Westlands, Nairobi.
Kenya’s leading e-health platform, MYDAWA, has signed a partnership deal with iPay Limited, an innovative payment processing solution and payment gateway for Africa.
Enterprises can now pay for internet connectivity based on their monthly usage. This follows the launch of a consumption-based billing service dubbed IS Open Network (ISON) by Internet Solutions.
Africa stands as a hub for online and digital fraud that is not only seriously affecting the regional economy but the security of global markets as a whole.
Airtel Nigeria, leading telecommunications services provider, has announced a strategic partnership with Coverage Broadband, a subsidiary of Phase 3 Telecom, to launch 3flix mobile TV service in Nigeria.
Everest, a biometry-based, value transfer company, and 1000 Alternatives, a leader in social impact development, have announced a new partnership created to accelerate blockchain innovation and spur economic development in Kenya, Nigeria and Rwanda.
Kaspersky Lab researchers have detected a continuous stream of spear-phishing emails targeting African governments. The emails are being sent by Muddy Water, an advanced threat actor first seen targeting Iraq and Saudi Arabia in 2017.
Digitalisation expert, e4, has appointed Masego Khutsoane as its new Divisional Head of Financial Services. Khutsoane joins e4 with a wealth of experience having held senior positions within the JSE, Absa, Woolworths Financial Services and Nedbank.
Wefarm, the world’s largest farmer-to-farmer digital network has reached over 1.1 million users across Kenya and Uganda.
Software pioneer APD Communications has announced an alliance with South Africa technology company RapidDeploy to provide a complete hosted solution for control room operations globally.
Commercial Ka-band broadband services in Sub-Saharan Africa have been launched by SatADSL, bringing cost-effective coverage to communities and businesses.
Provider of secure payment technology Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. has entered into a strategic relationship with Zapper, South African QR payments technology company with more than a million customers.
In today's advanced economies, manufacturing remains critically important to both developing and developed world.
AfriLabs, the pan-African network of technology and innovation centers across Africa, will be collaborating with IBM to expand digital skills across AfriLabs 123 innovation hubs across 34 countries in Africa.
KiteBnB will be expanding into South Africa and Mauritius through AccelerAfrica, a business development company that helps technology companies from Europe to penetrate the African market ina a smooth, fast and cost efficient manner.
October is already proving to be a great month for the South African business and economy, maybe even greater. With only a week into the month, three South Africans have been appointed for senior positions in the ICT, aviation and engineering sectors.
poa! Internet, the low-cost internet provider servicing low-income areas of Nairobi has announced plans to provide a free week of unlimited internet for all its home customers in Kawangare.
Global professional services company Accenture is helping AB InBev, the world’s largest brewer, better manage its sales and distribution operations in Africa with the Accenture NewsPage Distributor Management System.
IT company Global Voice Group has announced the appointment of Mr. James Gabriel Claude as the new Chief Executive Officer of the company.
Telecom Egypt has signed an agreement with Bharti Airtel to formalize its strategic partnership announced on 6 August 2018.
Facebook has today announced the its launch of Third-Party Fact-Checking to help assess the accuracy of news in Kenya, and reduce the spread of misinformation, whilst improving the quality of news people find on its platform.
Global travel industry technology provider Sabre Corporation has launched its industry-first Digital Airline Commercial Platform (DACP) with Ethiopian Airlines, Aeroflot and Etihad Airways on board as launch partners.
J.P. Morgan has announced the expansion of its Interbank Information Network (IIN), the first live blockchain service offered by the firm.
Trend Solar, the Tanzanian PAYGO off-grid energy provider, is a next generation power solution for rural African Communities. The innovative start-up has introduced a 4G Smartphone supplied with its solar home kits; a world first.
Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom is supporting young entrepreneurs at the Westerwelle Startup Haus Kigali through its high-speed internet and cloud-based services.
Asteroid and NAPAfrica have announced that they have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen the friendship and cooperation between the two organisations, and to collaborate on developing African Internet interconnection.
SAEx International Ltd, a Mauritian company with its principal office in Mauritius, has announced plans to expand its reach to the US East Coast through Sparkle’s Pan-American network.
Redstor, a leading South Africa-based cloud data management SaaS business, is expanding its operations in Kenya.
Jumia has partnered with Amadeus, a leading travel technology company to launch the first flight marketplace in Africa.
Google just turned 20 this month and is unveiling a suit of new enhancements aimed at making the task of finding answers even easier to billions of users around the world.
Infor, a provider of industry-specific cloud applications, has announced that Ibnsina Pharma, one of Egypt's largest distributors of pharmaceutical products, has invested in Infor EAM warehouse management system.
Google Search is celebrating 20 years of organizing the world’s information and making it accessible to billions of users in close to 200 languages.
Africa's technology company, Techno Brain Group has signed a major distribution contract with ZAP, for sales and channel partnerships of its data management and analytics software across Africa and Middle East.
Week after week, headlines about the latest cybersecurity attack dominate the news.
Unveiled in February this year, Facebook Community Leadership Program is a global initiative that invests in people building communities.
Angola Cables has just announced that the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) has gone live for commercial traffic.
The Internet Society, a global non-profit organization dedicated to the open development, evolution and use of the Internet, has announced that it is partnering with Facebook to develop Internet Exchange Points (IXP) throughout Africa.
Clickatell Transact and Kwesé iflix, together with GT Bank and other banks in Nigeria have partnered to offer the freshest line-up of sports, news and entertainment, available to millions of Nigerians, via the Kwesé iflix platform.
Latency, the tiny time delay when a data stream has to travel thousands of kilometers between computers on different continents, is regarded as the enemy of the digital economy.
This week, the ever aggressive South African business world has seen two major companies, Vivo energy and Naspers all set to list on Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE).
NikGroup, a consulting firm based in Ghana, wants to push for the adoption of the blockchain for social change as the government struggles to fight corruption in Ghana.
Vodacom Eastern Cape region has embarked on a crucial network investment drive in that province and has already invested R300 million, about $21 million, over the past three years to ramp up network investment in deep rural areas of the Eastern Cape.
The International Trade Centre (ITC) and Huawei Technologies have launched a new study, ‘Faster Customs, Faster Trade Using Technology for Trade Facilitation’ which explores the interplay between international trade in information and communication technology solutions.
Liquid Telecom has announced a partnership with Zindi to support the rollout of its new data science competition platform across Africa.
The awards were launched by ICT Cabinet Secretary Joe Mucheru and will see young Kenyan innovators feted during the Connected Kenya Summit that will be held at the Bomas of Kenya from 22nd to 24th October.
Mounting pressure on financial service institutions has forced a change in strategy as disruptors redefine the competitive landscape.
Known as MTN MoMo, customers will be able to use the card to shop or make payments at the vast network of global outlets accepting Mastercard payments.
RATs are legitimate software tools that allow third parties to access a computer remotely. They are often used legitimately by employees at industrial enterprises to save resources, but can also be used by malicious actors for stealthy privileged access to targeted computers.
A total of 22.4 million smartphones were shipped in Africa during the second quarter of this year (Q2 2018), according to the latest insights from International Data Corporation (IDC).
The Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at MIT, has named South African startup Wala as the grand prize winner of the 2018 Zambezi Prize for Innovation in Financial Inclusion, as well as the regional winner of the MIT Inclusive Innovation Challenge.
Alibaba Cloud, the cloud-computing arm of Alibaba Group, and Kenya's Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife have agreed to explore a strategic collaboration to deploy Alibaba Cloud’s technology to support the Kenya Wildlife Protection Project.
TE SubCom, a TE Connectivity Ltd company and an industry pioneer in undersea communications technology has secured a contract from connectivity and data center solutions provider, MainOne.
IoT devices were attacked with more than 120,000 modifications of malware in the first half of 2018. This is according to a new IoT report released by Kaspersky Lab.
Naspers’ Classifieds business, OLX Group, has announced an investment of ZAR 1.4 billion in South Africa’s specialised car buying service, Webuycars.
Naspers has announced its intention to list its Video Entertainment business separately on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) and simultaneously to unbundle the shares in this business to its shareholders.
NETSOL Technologies, Inc., a global business services and enterprise application solutions provider, has successfully implemented its NFS Ascent Contract Management System (CMS) in South Africa for a leading German auto captive.
Egypt has seen a two percent drop in its software piracy rate to reach (59%), the U.S.-based Business Software Alliance said in its recent study, released last June.
Egypt has seen a two percent drop in its software piracy rate to reach 59 per cent, the U.S.-based Business Software Alliance said in its recent study, released last June.
World Capacity builders, a British Colombian company, and ImpalaPay Limited a Fintech operating in Kenya recently signed an MOU and are officially strategic partners.
Kaspersky Lab has revealed the online activities of children across Nigeria, based on statistics from the company’s Parental Control modules.
Global telecommunication firm VueTel has announced it that plans to continue its $1.2 million investment to expand its wholesale voice and data services to help U.S. companies better connect with African countries.
Philips Africa has announced the introduction of Lumify, its first App-Based ultrasound system that will extend the reach of ultrasound applications to a broader network of healthcare providers using mobile technology.
Telecommunication company Orange and MainOne Cable Company have signed an agreement allowing for a major investment by Orange in the West Africa submarine cable system, MainOne.
Two schools in Kenya have benefited from an e-learning project led by Camara Education in conjunction with Dell and Computer Aid.
The leading mobile network operator, Vodacom Tanzania has signed a partnership deal with Google to give customers the option to pay for content on the Google Play Store using Vodacom Airtime balance.
Loon, the Alphabet company that is planning to launch balloon-powered internet connectivity in Kenya next year, has successfully sent a test internet connection 1,000 kilometers across seven balloons.
Hashmart Kenya, which specializes in electronics says it is positioning itself to give established players in e-commerce segment a run for their money.
Comsol Networks, a leading provider of enterprise-grade wireless infrastructure, and Samsung South Africa have lit up Vilakazi Street in Soweto with a live 5G pilot network.
Opera and Worldreader, the global nonprofit that believes everyone can be a reader, announced on the International Literacy Day that African mobile users have spent more than 4 millions hours of reading books on their mobile phones in 2018.
Yahsat, a global satellite operator based in the United Arab Emirates and Hughes Network Systems (HUGHES) have partnered to provide commercial Ka-band satellite broadband services across Africa, the Middle East and southwest Asia.
China Telecom Africa and Middle East has today announced that it is establishing an inter-connection network and telecommunications hub to support growing traffic demands at Teraco Data Environments.
NIC Bank Kenya PLC has announced that it has successfully transformed multiple banking processes, using Newgen's Business Process Management based banking solutions.
Global Sports Commerce (GSC), one of the world's largest sports, technology and management companies, has acquired a strategic stake in South African-based company Megapro Holdings.
Safaricom has announced improvement of data experience for customers and will in the next few months announce new data packages in line with their needs.
At first glance, it seems business as usual, but that could not be farther from reality. Business has never been more positive, rapid, nor disruptive.
Internet Solutions, a pan-African telecommunications services provider, has launched the first iDirect DVB-S2X network in Africa, which is currently live across more than 300 sites in Nigeria.
Pan-African Financial Institution, United Bank for Africa has announced the commencement of its chat banker ‘Leo’ on the WhatsApp platform.
Art Selfie is a tool that connects art lovers with thousands of art pieces that resemble their face from art galleries across the world went live following experiments in the US that began in January.
African mobile users have spent more than 4 million hours reading books on their mobile phones in 2018 according to Opera and Worldreader.
Nigerian ISP start-up Tizeti and its consumer facing brand, Wifi.com.ng has closed a Series A round of $3 million.
Google Kenya is hosting the first Web Rangers summit in Africa aimed at spreading awareness about internet safety and promoting responsible digital citizenship on the continent.
LiveU has announced plans to expand its affordable, hybrid global IP satellite service, which works in combination with its HEVC bonding technology in parts of North Africa.
BringCom Incorporated, a provider of connectivity solutions to developing countries, has announced that it has completed the acquisition of Datanet.Com, LLC in Uganda
Rwanda Based women health and personal care e-commerce and mobile platform Kasha, has launched its operations in Kenya.
Sports betting platforms dominated the list of search items by Kenyans once again showing how betting is becoming a national past time.
Standard Bank is set to launch first of its kind social campaign on Twitter to show that inspiring and positive tweets can be turned into tangible educational tools with the help of 3D printing and laser cutters.
African companies selling domain names today or planning to in the future deserve the same range of products and services to sell enjoyed by their peers in Europe, the US and Asia.