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Ericsson developing mobile wallet to support humanitarian response to crises

Ericsson has committed to developing Ericsson Emergency Wallet, a mobile financial services solution, for deployment in the immediate aftermath of disaster or crises to support humanitarian organisations and affected populations. The Ericsson Emergency Wallet solution will be designed for use in emergency situations where financial infrastructure is lacking. It will enable the distribution and use […]


Telkom partners with Avaya to host communication as a service

Telkom, a South African communications service provider, is collaborating with Avaya, to offer Communications-as-a-Service to businesses across the country. Telkom will host Avaya’s communications solutions and make them available to businesses in a cloud services model for the countries it operates in across Africa. Telkom will focus on Contact Centre-as-a-Service solutions, enabling organisations to purchase […]


Pay TV growing fastest across North Africa and Middle East says IHS

2015 was the year of growth for the pay TV market in the Middle East and North Africa region, according to a new report from HIS. The report, entitled Middle East and North Africa Pay TV Market Monitor, says the number of pay TV households jumped 10% in 2015 to 4.95 million. In the 13 […]


PAR Technology receives $1.8M US Navy contract for critical telecom at Djibouti

PAR Technology announced its subsidiary, Rome Research has been awarded a 27 month, $1.8 million contract to provide engineering services and installation of critical telecommunications infrastructure at Camp Lemonnier, in Djibouti Africa. Camp Lemonnier is the primary US Navy base for all operations in the Horn of Africa region. Commenting on the award, Matt Cicchinelli, […]


MobiCash, Boloro, Big Save, tie up for SMB mobile payment in South Africa

In keeping with the concept of Connecting Africa’s Resources through Digital Transformation, at the World Economic Forum on Africa in Kigali, Rwanda, Patrick Ngabonziza the Chairman and Founder of MobiCash announced a new approach to financial inclusion in Africa. MobiCash and Boloro are launching their mobile payments ecosystem in the townships of South Africa with […]


AfDB commits €52M to Congo for broadband and e-services

The African Development Bank Group approved a €52 million loan for the Government of the Republic of Congo to help finance the Congo component of the regional Central Africa fibre optic backbone project. The loan will fund the deployment of fibre optic telecommunications in Congo and the introduction of new e-services, benefiting the Congolese population. […]


AfDB releases $1.7M to develop telecentres around Central Africa backbone project

The African Development Bank Group and the Government of the Republic of Cameroon signed an agreement under which the Global Environment Facility will provide a grant of $1.7 million to support environmental adaptation of the Central Africa fibre optic backbone project. The grant builds on a €37.4 million loan provided by African Development Bank to the […]


Egypt based Elaraby ties up with TCL for domestic manufacture

China based TCL Multimedia announced the signing of MoU with strategic partner Elaraby Group, the largest home appliance enterprise in Egypt. The signing ceremony was attended by Minister of Communications and Information Technology in Egypt Eng Yasser El Kady, Chief Marketing Officer of Elaraby Mohyielden Elaraby and General Manager of TCL Strategic Customer Business Centre […]


Oberthur Technologies acquires South Africa based Xantium

Xantium is a renowned South African supplier of cards and personalisation services to a wide variety of market segments including banks, retailers and third party payment processors in South Africa and several African countries. Through the acquisition, Oberthur Technologies will grow its footprint in the promising Southern African market and strengthen its base in Johannesburg […]


Swift messaging traffic grows by 12.5% in Africa

Data from Swift shows that Africa’s traffic growth has outperformed the total growth of Swift globally. In the year to date, total message traffic volumes grew by 12.8% versus 5.4% growth for Swift worldwide, illustrating that Africa plays an increasingly important role in Swift’s global business. Levels of growth were also significantly higher than in […]


Hello Paisa, Sun Exchange, WeCashUp win startup challenge for Africa

The Innotribe Startup Challenge attendees selected the three most promising FinTech companies during its second annual showcase for Africa. The event was held in Mauritius in partnership with Swift’s African Regional Conference. The three winners of the African Start-up Challenge were Hello Paisa, The Sun Exchange, WeCashUp. Based in South Africa, Hello Paisa is a […]


SAP’s Africa Code Week 2016 in October targets 150,000 youth

SAP will train more than 150,000 youth in 30 African countries this year to foster digital literacy and equip the continent’s rising generation with job relevant digital skills. Africa Code Week 2016, a programme organised by SAP, will run in October 2016, with thousands of free coding workshops and online training offered to children and […]


Interdist takes Avaya business solutions into Africa

Interdist, a technology distribution company owned by Computer Information Systems, signed an agreement with Avaya to market their solutions across Africa. The two companies will focus on driving adoption of Avaya’s technology in 27 countries across the continent. Interdist together with Avaya will offer the Unified Communications and Networking solutions covering Messaging, Platform, Infrastructure, Video […]


Forrester study shows Sage X3 ROI 177% over three years

Sage, a vendor for integrated accounting, payroll and payment systems, announced the results of The Total Economic Impact of Sage X3, a January 2016 commissioned study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Sage. The study examines the potential return on investment businesses may realise with Sage X3 business management solution. Based on interviews with […]


Sage launches global ISV marketplace targeted at customers

Sage, the global vendor in accounting, payroll and payments, launched Sage Marketplace, a new global distribution platform for Independent Software Vendors to showcase their Sage developer add-ons. The Sage Marketplace is a single global site that showcases all apps developed for Sage products and will allow ISVs to sell add-on components which are integrated with Sage’s […]


SAP partners with Prologa for waste and recycling module

South Africa has its suite of unique challenges. More than a century of mining activities have created toxic pollution problems that demand urgent action. Yet that is interdependent on overall waste management: if the small problems remain a challenge, the big problems are not going to be toppled. The country’s legacy which created racially segmented, […]


Ernst & Young Africa adopts step-wise SAP implementation at Development Bank Namibia

Growing a small start-up operation of only ten employees into a national powerhouse with a multi-billion dollar loan book that finances some of Namibia’s most important businesses and infrastructure development initiatives requires dedicated partners and a technology platform that can adapt as the business grows. This is the learning for Brad Scott-King, Director for IT […]


Vaultize launches in East Africa through channel partner Compulynx

Vaultize, the enterprise file security vendor with its East Africa partner Compulynx, exhibited its enterprise digital rights management and file sync and share, at a launch event in Nairobi. Director of Sales for International Business at Vaultize, Sameer Vitkar presented the enterprise file security platform to the CIO community. “Vaultize enhances our existing product portfolio […]


Free online education for African healthcare workers from mdBriefCase

mdBriefCase Group in collaboration with Enterprises at the University of Pretoria and Toronto SickKids International Hospital, and with the support of the High Commission of Canada in South Africa, announced the official launch of its Africa and Middle East division. Adapted from its successful Canadian model, with input from local healthcare leaders, mdBriefCase Africa and […]


BringCom consolidates $2.7M+ orders for fibre optics

BringCom, a provider of connectivity solutions to developing countries, announced it has received new orders totalling $2.7 million for African based fibre optic circuits. The first award from DITCO Europe, under a competitive procurement, includes supply of a 100MB MPLS circuit from West Africa to Europe. The additional circuits include a 50MB MPLS circuit from […]