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Data for a 21st century Africa
2015-01-28
Data consumption continues to grow at an incredible pace globally. Over 90% of all the data in the world was created in the past two years, and the total amount of data being captured and stored by industry doubles almost year on year.
Data for a 21st century Africa
Gemalto prepaid EMV banking cards extend reach of Vodacom m-pesa mobile wallet in South Africa
2015-01-20
Gemalto announced the deployment of prepaid EMV banking cards to complement Vodacom's m-pesa mobile wallet service in South Africa. The card is certified by the major international payment schemes and accepted at any of the...
Gemalto prepaid EMV banking cards extend reach of Vodacom m-pesa mobile wallet in South Africa
MainOne unveils MDX-i, West Africa's Premier Tier III Data Center
2015-01-15
MainOne, Nigeria's leading provider of innovative telecom services and network solutions for businesses in West Africa, announced the opening of its Tier III Lekki Data Center to address the growing demand for Colocation, Cloud...
MainOne unveils MDX-i, West Africa's Premier Tier III Data Center
Tigo subscribers to enjoy 36m music tracks on their smartphones
2015-01-14
Tigo announced the launch of Tigo Music through a partnership with Deezer, the international music streaming service that will provide Tanzanians with unlimited music experience. Announcing the launch of the new service in Dar es Salaam...
Tigo subscribers to enjoy 36m music tracks on their smartphones
Gemalto expands its presence in Africa with the opening of a regional office in Côte d'Ivoire
2015-01-14
Gemalto, a digital security provider, announced the opening of an office in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, to better meet the needs of its customers on the ground throughout West Africa. This move is part of the Group's strategy of being...
Gemalto expands its presence in Africa with the opening of a regional office in Côte d'Ivoire
Local Internet Hosting Opportunities Key to Furthering Internet Development in Emerging Economies
2015-01-13
Local Internet hosting is key to the development of the Internet ecosystem in emerging countries, according to a report released by the Internet Society. The development of locally relevant Internet content that is attractive to users has...
Local Internet Hosting Opportunities Key to Furthering Internet Development in Emerging Economies
Orange and USAID join forces to boost mHealth innovations across Africa
2014-12-11
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Orange announced a new alliance to develop innovations in mobile health (mHealth) at the Global mHealth Forum in Washington, DC. These mHealth innovations will help treat...
Orange and USAID join forces to boost mHealth innovations across Africa
Shop smart online this festive season: Vital tips for consumers when purchasing gifts online
2014-12-03
Oliver Facey, VP Operations for DHL Express Sub Saharan Africa says that shopping online not only offers consumers access to a greater selection of products with easy to compare prices, but also allows individuals to purchase products...
Shop smart online this festive season: Vital tips for consumers when purchasing gifts online
Airtel to Sell Tower Portfolio in Nigeria to American Tower
2014-11-27
Bharti Airtel will sell over 4,800 of its communications towers in Nigeria to American Tower. Airtel will be the anchor tenant on the portfolio under a lease with a ten-year initial term.
Airtel to Sell Tower Portfolio in Nigeria to American Tower
SkyVision provides Cable & Wireless Seychelles with IP Trunking and Managed Private Network solution
2014-11-20
SkyVision Global Networks announced the commencement of its managed IP Trunking and Private Network solutions to Cable & Wireless Seychelles (CWS), part of the Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) group of companies...
SkyVision provides Cable & Wireless Seychelles with IP Trunking and Managed Private Network solution
MoneyGram and Safaricom Expand Access to Remittances in Kenya
2014-11-05
MoneyGram and Safaricom, a provider of converged communication solutions in Kenya, announced the launch of a new service that enables consumers in over 90 countries outside Kenya to send money directly to M-PESA...
MoneyGram and Safaricom Expand Access to Remittances in Kenya
Vantage's Fund II commits $30 million to Surfline Communications, the first 4G LTE data network in Ghana
2014-11-04
Vantage Mezzanine, Africa's mezzanine debt provider, announced it had concluded a transaction with Surfline Communications to provide $30 million (R330 million) of expansion capital to the company together with a fund co-investor.
Vantage's Fund II commits $30 million to Surfline Communications, the first 4G LTE data network in Ghana
Calling all African innovators! - AIF announces 30-day extension for the $150,000 IPA 2015 award
2014-10-31
The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) announced a 30-day extension of the entry for its Innovation Prize Award. Applications can now be received by 30 November 2014 at 24h00 GMT. With a total prize share of $150,000...
Calling all African innovators! - AIF announces 30-day extension for the $150,000 IPA 2015 award
DHL's Shop the World! survey reveals emerging markets offer highest growth for e-Commerce
2014-10-30
Africa offers enormous growth potential for e-retailers given that online shopping is in its infancy in the region. This is according to Sumesh Rahavendra, head of marketing for DHL Express Sub Saharan Africa who says the recently...
DHL's Shop the World! survey reveals emerging markets offer highest growth for e-Commerce
Alcatel-Lucent and MTN Nigeria to boost connectivity with ultra-broadband 100G fiber-optic data network
2014-10-28
Alcatel-Lucent is opening up Africa's most populous nation to the benefits of ultra-broadband connectivity by launching a superfast, 100 Gbps fiber-optic network with MTN Nigeria, a subsidiary of Dubai-based MTN Group...
Alcatel-Lucent and MTN Nigeria to boost connectivity with ultra-broadband 100G fiber-optic data network
Winner of APO Invitation to AfricaCom 2014 Revealed
2014-10-23
APO announced that science journalist Aimable Twahirwa from Rwanda won APO invitation to participate in the AfricaCom 2014, Africa's leading telecoms event, held in Cape Town, South Africa, on 11-13 November 2014.
Winner of APO Invitation to AfricaCom 2014 Revealed
IT Services Providers Urged to Address Local Needs in Africa when Implementing Global Best Practices
2014-10-16
According to IDC, African countries in cooperation with international developmental agencies, academia and ICT vendors, are making considerable investments in ICT infrastructure, presenting attractive opportunities for IT service providers.
IT Services Providers Urged to Address Local Needs in Africa when Implementing Global Best Practices
Viettel in Mozambique Honored as Fastest-Growing Company of the Year in Africa and the Middle East
2014-10-10
At the 11th Annual International Business Awards held in Paris, France, Movitel, the subsidiary of Viettel Group in Mozambique, was named the Gold Winner of 'Fastest Growing of the Year in Middle-East and Africa' Award.
Viettel in Mozambique Honored as Fastest-Growing Company of the Year in Africa and the Middle East
Nedbank deploys Gemalto's plug-and-play solution to secure online banking for corporate clients
2014-10-08
Gemalto announced that Nedbank Ltd., a leading commercial bank in South Africa, is deploying its Ezio eBanking solution to provide their wholesale customers with unmatched online transaction security and superior convenience.
Nedbank deploys Gemalto's plug-and-play solution to secure online banking for corporate clients
Oracle Launches Capacity-Building Program to Close IT Skills Gap in Africa
2014-10-08
Oracle announced an initiative designed to enrich and increase the skills capacity of IT practitioners in Africa. The four-pronged program was devised as a response to the rapid adoption of new technologies by governments and...
Oracle Launches Capacity-Building Program to Close IT Skills Gap in Africa
Equity Bank issues mobile banking smart SIM powered by Taisys to provide mobile banking, communication services
2014-10-07
Taisys announced that Kenya's Equity Bank will be issuing a ultra-thin mobile banking smart SIM with technology from Taisys. Equity Bank users can now enjoy funds transfer, micro-payments and other mobile financial services...
Equity Bank issues mobile banking smart SIM powered by Taisys to provide mobile banking, communication services
Yahsat Offers Satellite Broadband Internet Service 'Yahclick' Promotion for 2 Months in Kenya
2014-10-01
Al Yah Satellite Communications Company, Yahsat, the Abu Dhabi based satellite operator, has announced its YahClick satellite broadband Internet promotional offer in Kenya for period of two months. Yahsat is offering a free satellite modem...
Yahsat Offers Satellite Broadband Internet Service 'Yahclick' Promotion for 2 Months in Kenya
Yahsat Offers Satellite Broadband Internet Service 'Yahclick' Promotion for 2 Months in South Sudan
2014-10-01
Al Yah Satellite Communications Company, Yahsat, has announced its YahClick satellite broadband Internet promotional offer in South Sudan for a period of two months. Yahsat is offering a free satellite modem and dish for new YahClick...
Yahsat Offers Satellite Broadband Internet Service 'Yahclick' Promotion for 2 Months in South Sudan
SkyVision VPN solution chosen by Nigeria's Unity Bank to Ensure Seamless Connectivity Between its Branches
2014-10-01
SkyVision, a communications provider, announced its partnership with Unity Bank, one of Nigeria's leading retail financial institutions. SkyVision provided its satellite-based VPN services via its local Nigerian hub to support...
SkyVision VPN solution chosen by Nigeria's Unity Bank to Ensure Seamless Connectivity Between its Branches
Yahsat Offers Satellite Broadband Internet Service 'Yahclick' Promotion for 2 Months in Tanzania
2014-10-01
Al Yah Satellite Communications Company, Yahsat, the Abu Dhabi-based satellite operator, has announced its YahClick satellite broadband Internet promotional offer in Tanzania for a period of two months, or until stocks last.
Yahsat Offers Satellite Broadband Internet Service 'Yahclick' Promotion for 2 Months in Tanzania
Yahsat Offers Satellite Broadband Internet Service 'Yahclick' Promotion for 2 Months In Uganda
2014-10-01
Al Yah Satellite Communications Company, Yahsat, the Abu Dhabi-based satellite operator, has announced its YahClick satellite broadband Internet promotional offer in Uganda for a period of two months. Yahsat is offering a free satellite...
Yahsat Offers Satellite Broadband Internet Service 'Yahclick' Promotion for 2 Months In Uganda
Globalstar Expanding Simplex Service to Southern Africa
2014-09-29
Globalstar announced that, in partnership with Broadband Botswana Internet (BBi), construction has commenced on a Globalstar gateway in Gaborone, Botswana. This gateway will provide Globalstar's full line of Simplex services...
Globalstar Expanding Simplex Service to Southern Africa
IDS Next's Distribution Partner in Ethiopia Obtains ERCA Certification
2014-09-26
IDS Next, a provider of Hotel ERP and software solutions, announced that Micro Sun & Solutions its sole distributor in Ethiopia has obtained certification from The Ethiopian Revenues and Customs Authority (ERCA).
IDS Next's Distribution Partner in Ethiopia Obtains ERCA Certification
Online system enhances transparency of humanitarian financing in South Sudan
2014-09-25
To enhance transparency of the flow of resources for humanitarian action in South Sudan and other emergencies around the world, the United Nations maintains an online system called the Financial Tracking Service.
Online system enhances transparency of humanitarian financing in South Sudan
African Enterprises Urged to Adopt a Mobile-First Mindset
2014-09-21
Organizations that fail to set clear mobility strategies are in grave danger of losing out to the competition, and a complete failure to embrace this new reality will have potentially catastrophic consequences.
African Enterprises Urged to Adopt a Mobile-First Mindset
Increased Internet access expected to generate more user spend across African over the next 5 years
2014-09-18
Increased Internet access will generate more consumer spend than any other media product or service in the next five years in the South African entertainment and media industry, according to a report issued by PwC.
Increased Internet access expected to generate more user spend across African over the next 5 years
Orange announces the launch of its start-up accelerator program in the Ivory Coast and Israel
2014-09-17
With "Orange Fab Ivory Coast" and "Fab Israel", Orange's network of start-up accelerators is now present on four continents. The program, which is a pillar of the Group's open innovation approach, reflects the determination...
Orange announces the launch of its start-up accelerator program in the Ivory Coast and Israel
Orange, BANK OF AFRICA expand partnership to offer new mobile financial services in Africa
2014-09-17
In the coming months, BANK OF AFRICA and Orange Money customers will be able to transfer money directly from their Orange Money account to their BOA account and vice versa simply with their mobile.
Orange, BANK OF AFRICA expand partnership to offer new mobile financial services in Africa
Zamtel, NEC agree on microwave backbone and access project to boost mobile coverage, capacity across Zambia
2014-09-10
Zamtel and NEC have agreed to build a new digital microwave radio transmission network to boost mobile coverage and capacity for citizens, enterprises and tourists across Zambia. The turnkey deal, which includes the supply...
Zamtel, NEC agree on microwave backbone and access project to boost mobile coverage, capacity across Zambia
Merck begins its 2nd year fight against diabetes by adopting e-learning solutions to build healthcare capacity in Africa
2014-09-09
Merck has started its second year of its five year project to provide European Accredited Clinical Diabetes Management course for medical and pharmacy students in African Universities by introducing E-Learning.
Merck begins its 2nd year fight against diabetes by adopting e-learning solutions to build healthcare capacity in Africa
GeoPoll adds VP of Business Development in Africa, Expands Global Sales Presence
2014-09-08
GeoPoll announced the hire of John Muthee as VP of Business Development in Africa. Muthee will drive the strategy and execution of key growth initiatives as GeoPoll expands its mobile survey capabilities across the continent.
GeoPoll adds VP of Business Development in Africa, Expands Global Sales Presence
SkyVision extends its commitment to Ghana's Crossover Academy for underprivileged children
2014-09-03
SkyVision announced the donation of its satellite connectivity solutions to further support students at Ghana's Crossover International Academy. SkyVision's donation included upgrading the academy's communications equipment...
SkyVision extends its commitment to Ghana's Crossover Academy for underprivileged children
StarTimes to Deploy Entropic's Advanced Analog Channel Stacking Switch in Africa
2014-09-03
Entropic announced that StarTimes will use Entropic's EN5288 Channel Stacking Switch Outdoor Unit solution for its direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service deployments in Africa. By using Entropic's EN5288...
StarTimes to Deploy Entropic's Advanced Analog Channel Stacking Switch in Africa
SAT-3/WASC/SAFE, Alcatel-Lucent Upgrade Cable System Linking Europe to Africa's West Coast
2014-09-02
SAT-3/WASC/SAFE Parties and Alcatel-Lucent have completed the fourth upgrade of the SAT-3/WASC undersea cable system, which went live during the first half of 2014. This latest upgrade has doubled the current system capacity.
SAT-3/WASC/SAFE, Alcatel-Lucent Upgrade Cable System Linking Europe to Africa's West Coast
How Movitel has changed the life of Mozambican people: From a house helper to a boss
2014-09-01
Antonio Edmundo, 23 years old, is currently the director of the Movitel's district center island Ilha de Mozambique, Nampula province. Just two years ago, he was only a house helper in the office this business center of Movitel...
How Movitel has changed the life of Mozambican people: From a house helper to a boss


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