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USTDA announces grant funding to support digital connectivity in South Africa

06-18-2021 | 16:13:00
The U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA), announced grant funding for a feasibility study to support Dark Fibre Africa efforts to expand reliable and affordable internet access and digital services to underserved populations in South Africa.

MTN Uganda advances network automation with TIP technology

06-18-2021 | 11:25:00
MTN Uganda and several members of the Telecom Infra Project (TIP) have signed an agreement that will advance network automation using TIP’s Disaggregated Cell Site Gateway (DCSG).

Investment firm AIIM, consortium acquire 25.8% stake in South Africa's MetroFibre

06-18-2021 | 10:58:00
The African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), along with a consortium comprising South African Housing & Infrastructure Fund (SAHIF), have agreed to acquire 25.8% interest in MetroFibre Networx.

MarketForce acquires Digiduka startup to consolidate distribution of consumer goods with digital financial services in Africa

06-18-2021 | 10:16:06
MarketForce, the end-to-end retail distribution platform for consumer brands in Africa, announced the strategic acquisition of Digiduka, a startup on a mission to bring informal retailers in Africa into the digital economy.

MTN Group appoints Eliane Houphouet-Boigny as CEO of Guinea-Bissau

06-18-2021 | 08:27:00
Eliane is a seasoned professional with a career spanning more than 20 years, and experience across multiple markets in Europe and Africa.

SAP Young Professionals Programme extends digital skills build to Lusophone Africa

06-18-2021 | 08:24:40
SAP's flagship digital skills build initiative the Young Professionals Programme is celebrating its first-ever graduates from Lusophone Africa.

[South Africa] Payment24 introduces ‘vehicle biometrics’ to fast track refueling

06-18-2021 | 08:22:21
South Africa’s Fuel management and payment solutions specialists Payment24 have launched a new module in their comprehensive solutions suite, bringing contactless, cardless and secure fuel payments to market.

Truecaller launches Smart SMS feature in Africa

06-18-2021 | 08:15:10
Truecaller, the world's most trusted and accurate Caller ID and telephone search engine, is rolling out a new feature to further augment the user experience.

HMD Global collaborates with Nokia and CGI bolstering its commitment to the enterprise IoT market

06-17-2021 | 14:24:14
HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announces two strategic collaborations which will underpin the growth and development of its enterprise Internet of Things offerings to businesses worldwide.

Kenya among top drivers of eCommerce volumes in Sub-Saharan Africa, Visa

06-17-2021 | 14:14:00
A recent report by Visa, the world leader in digital payments, has shown that Kenya is among the top market contributors to eCommerce in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) over the last 3 years.

More women in low and middle-income countries are embracing mobile internet, GSMA report

06-17-2021 | 11:21:04
An estimated 112 million more women started using mobile internet last year across low- and middle-income countries, despite the onset of COVID-19, according to the fourth annual GSMA Mobile Gender Gap Report.

ATU launches the second edition of its Africa Innovation Challenge

06-17-2021 | 09:50:00
The African Telecommunications Union (ATU) has today launched the second edition of ATU Africa Innovation Challenge. The challenge seeks to provide both short and long-term solutions and opportunities to the African Youth.

Real estate developer SODIC partners with Orange Egypt to provide integrated smart solutions across all projects

06-17-2021 | 08:51:06
Real estate developer SODIC has announced the signing of a partnership agreement with Orange Egypt, the provider of integrated telecommunications services in Egypt, to provide the latest integrated smart solutions across all SODIC projects.

Huawei set to unveil Cairo New Campus Club in Egypt

06-17-2021 | 08:46:03
Huawei Technologies, the world leader in information and communication technology solutions, is announcing its establishment of the Cairo New Campus Club (CNCC) during the New Network Solutions for Enterprise Summit that was held in Sharm El-Sheikh.

[Kenya] Government expands the AJIRA Digital Program to Kenyan Universities and TVETs

06-17-2021 | 08:00:00
The Kenyan government, through the ICT ministry, has expanded the AJIRA Digital Program to all Universities and TVETS across the country.