Africa Tech

Azam TV completes video platform migration from EUTELSAT 7B to EUTELSAT 7C satellite

09-30-2020 | 14:14:00
Azam TV has completed the migration of its video platform from the EUTELSAT 7B to EUTELSAT 7C satellite, with a multi-year extension of the existing contract and an incremental capacity commitment.

Orange collaborates with Virtual University of Senegal to launch online campus

09-30-2020 | 10:20:00
Orange has announced the launch of its online training platform "Orange Campus Africa" in partnership with the Virtual University of Senegal (UVS) during GSMA Thrive Africa.

Hauwei partners with Mondia Pay to advance digital payments in MEA region

09-30-2020 | 10:15:00
Huawei, in cooperation with digital payment entity, Mondia Pay, is now offering Direct Carrier Billing service (DCB), for seamless, contactless payments for users in the MEA region.

Orange launches Sanza touch, improves access to mobile internet in Africa supported by Google

09-30-2020 | 06:36:00
Orange launched Sanza touch, an exclusive Orange smartphone and the most affordable 4G Android (Go edition) device globally supported by Google.

Epsilon partners with BCX to provide global data centre interconnection for African enterprises

09-29-2020 | 11:08:00
Epsilon, a global connectivity and communications service provider, has partnered with Business Connexion (BCX), one of South Africa's technology companies, to deliver high performance data centre interconnection (DCI) services for African enterprises.

Esri and AfroChampions launch partnership to promote GIS in Africa

09-29-2020 | 07:31:00
Esri, the global player in location intelligence, has announced a joint initiative with AfroChampions, a Pan-African nonprofit that aims to promote policies that foster private-public collaboration for Africa's economic transformation.

realme C15: Pushing the boundaries of battery performance

09-25-2020 | 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.

Rack Centre announces $100m expansion to create West Africa’s largest data centre

09-25-2020 | 12:26:00
Rack Centre, carrier neutral data centre operator in West Africa, announced an expansion programme that will increase capacity to a total net lettable white space of 6000 square metres and allow for 13MW of IT power capacity in its Lagos campus.

Low- to mid-range smartphones dominate worldwide smartphone shipment in 2020, IDC report

09-25-2020 | 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.

Microsoft collaborates with AGRA to digitize agriculture in 11 African countries

09-25-2020 | 12:20:00
Microsoft has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) to co-create technology solutions in agriculture.

[Kenya] StarTimes adds WarnerMedia’s TNT to its content list

09-25-2020 | 12:12:00
Media and Entertainment Company, WarnerMedia, has expanded its entertainment offering in Kenya by introducing its Hollywood blockbuster channel, TNT, on pay television Company StarTimes media platform.

WorldRemit unveils app that allows users to track and trace their funds

09-25-2020 | 12:10:00
WorldRemit, a global digital payments company, has launched The WorldRemit Transfer Tracker mobile App for recipients of money transfers which allows them to track their remittances.

Digital Kungfu launches premium lead gen skills accelerator for Africa tech businesses

09-25-2020 | 12:08:07
South Africa’s tech company Digital Kungfu has launched Africa's premium lead-gen skills accelerator for tech companies.

Chenosis partners with Blusalt and Gwirio to power developers’ ecosystem in Africa

09-25-2020 | 12:03:00
Pan African cross-industry API marketplace Chenosis has announced the conclusion of its first set of strategic partnerships with Nigerian-based emerging digital platform provider Blusalt and Gwirio, a software services company founded in South Africa.

UnionPay partners with Interswitch East Africa to accelerate payment digitalization

09-25-2020 | 11:52:51
UnionPay International (UPI) and Interswitch East Africa (Kenya) announced partnership confirming Interswitch becoming a Third-Party Service Provider (TPSP) for UnionPay International in East Africa.
 
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09-25-2020 | 08:34:00
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[Column] Craig Parker: The potential positive impact from broadband investment in South Africa

09-24-2020 | 07:32:03
The 2020 lockdowns have fundamentally changed the way business operates with new operational models allowing remote working. Broadband connectivity is essential to achieve this.

[Column] Jens Ischebeck: Money Transfer Abroad: Questions you ever wanted to have answered

09-22-2020 | 14:32:00
Money transfer abroad is so easy today. And so difficult. $445 billion of remittances want to be transferred. This amount is higher than we can imagine.

[Column] Gabriel Swanepoel: How SMEs can leverage ecommerce to grow their business

09-22-2020 | 10:55:33
In the South Africa of about 15 years ago, total retail sales via ecommerce hovered at R2 billion. This year, the estimate for total online retail sales is close to R14 billion – a phenomenal 700 percent increase.

[Column] Reem Asaad: The changing face of technology in Africa and the Middle East, how efforts at improving gender equality are making a difference

09-21-2020 | 06:57:00
Among the world’s top 10 global tech giants, women hold just 19% of tech-related jobs. In South Africa this figure amounts to 23%, according to Women in Tech ZA.

[Column] Marius Burger: What does a cloud-connected Africa look like?

09-17-2020 | 06:34:34
With a region as large and as vast as Africa, it is difficult to imagine a fully connected continent where every individual across all demographics, and every business across all sectors can harness the power of cloud computing.

[Column] Nick Durrant: New business opportunities with data analytics

09-15-2020 | 07:31:12
Data driven organisations are in a better position to make better strategic decisions to increase operational efficiencies, improve customer satisfaction and ultimately higher revenues.

[Column] Tijsbert Creemers : Mobile payments potential to unlock new business for banks in Africa

09-15-2020 | 07:20:00
Mobile payments and other phone-based transactions represent a must-win opportunity for banks in Africa.

[Column] Pedro Guerreiro: What East Africa can teach the rest of the continent about economic growth

09-09-2020 | 07:56:15
The 21st century is widely touted as the ‘African Century’, a period promising unprecedented economic and technological growth for the continent. Africa’s future looks bright.

[Column] Adrian Futcher, Gordon Fairlie: There’s never been a better time to be in the sale of IT but it still has its challenges

09-09-2020 | 07:52:00
It’s safe to say the pandemic has sparked a record demand for tech products and solutions. Though business leaders have been talking about digital transformation for years, COVID-19 has been the catalyst for them to stop talking and start implementing.

[Column] Nick Durrant: The pros and cons of the work from home revolution

09-02-2020 | 06:34:14
An unforeseen work-from-home revolution has caught many companies by surprise as most employees have now been forced to work from home.

[Column] Patrick Ndegwa: The future of cloud computing: moving at the speed of business

09-01-2020 | 05:02:00
There’s been a definite shift around the discussion about the cloud in Africa. Businesses now accept that the future of organising, processing and presenting their data is in the cloud.

[Column] Murray Gardiner: The future of payments in Africa

08-26-2020 | 09:22:56
By 2050 the population of Africa is expected to grow to 2 billion, while the rest of the world experiences flat or declining population curves.

Taxing the digital economy, COVID-19 heightens need to expand resource mobilization base

08-26-2020 | 07:02:00
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the fore, the focus on the rapidly growing shift to a digitalised economy across the globe.

Seed stage investing and why it matters for Africa’s startup and innovation community

08-19-2020 | 06:07:00
Startup entrepreneurs are working to harness Africa’s potential. Together they represent a critical pipeline of innovation that is driving high growth high impact solutions on the continent.