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Research and Markets forecasts South Africa, Nigeria, video surveillance markets

Research and Markets has announced addition of the South Africa Video Surveillance Market 2016 to 2022 report to their offering. The South Africa video surveillance market generated $72.3 million in 2015. Expected growth in construction market, rising crime rate, upcoming new hotels and shopping malls, coupled with increasing urbanisation rate are some of the factors […]

Arrow Electronics recognised for its DigiTruck African classroom project

Arrow Electronics walked away with honours in the Corporate Social Responsibility category at the PR Week 360 Global Awards in London. Arrow won for its DigiTruck project, which is helping to close the digital divide in Africa. The DigiTruck is a mobile classroom or clinic that can operate off-grid in remote areas. Built from a […]

SES enabling broadband for Facebook’s entry into Sub Saharan Africa

SES, a global satellite operator, announced a satellite broadband deal with Facebook to provide high-speed broadband connectivity services to Sub-Saharan Africa. This agreement will support Facebook’s Express Wi-Fi programme that is part of their initiative to connect the world. Facebook, the world’s largest social media network, will deliver high speed broadband connectivity using three […]

Azuri Technologies expands pay as you go solar electricity into East Africa

Azuri Technologies announced the creation of Azuri East Africa, based in Nairobi, to consolidate its growing presence in the region. Azuri has appointed mobile industry leader and former Regional CFO of Eaton Towers, Snehar Shah, to lead its East Africa operations. The Nairobi office will bring together Azuri’s East African activities under a single operating […]

Asset heavy industries leading IoT adoption over service industries

The Internet of Things will move toward mainstream adoption in 2016 for many industries, according to the findings of a recent survey by Gartner. The online survey was conducted in November 2015 among Gartner Research Circle Members and included responses from 465 IT and business professionals spanning 18 business sectors in North America, EMEA, Asia […]

MiX Telematics releases solution to track and manage driver fatigue

MiX Telematics, a global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, announced extension of its MiX Hours of Service Solution, adapted specifically to suit fleet operators aiming to monitor and manage non regulated driving hours, electronically and reduce fatigue related incidents. The solution which integrates with the company’s flagship MiX Fleet Manager and MiX […]

Iron Mountain expands into Africa through 75% stake in Docufile

Iron Mountain, a storage and information management company, announced it has entered the African market with the purchase of a controlling interest in Docufile South Africa, the largest privately owned records management company in South Africa. Iron Mountain purchased 75% of Docufile and has taken over the day to day operations, with the two companies […]

Satellite operator SES deploys e-health solution at children hospital in Niger

SES, a leading satellite operator, announced deployment of SATMED, a satellite based e-health platform, at the CURE Hospital for Children in Niger, to enhance healthcare in rural and remote regions in Niger. The SATMED e-health platform was conceived by SES Techcom Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of SES, and is funded by the Luxembourg Government […]

New Zealand Central Bank chooses SIA for new RTGS

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand, New Zealand’s central bank, has chosen SIA, a European vendor in technology infrastructure and services for financial institutions, to implement and support a new Real Time Gross Settlement system replacing the current Exchange Settlement Account System. The Real-Time Gross Settlement is a system that electronically streamlines the settlement of large […]

Dimension Data sets up Cisco park network to stop rhino poaching

South Africa based Dimension Data, and networking vendor Cisco, announced an initiative aimed at dramatically reducing the number of rhinos being poached in South Africa. The two companies have deployed sophisticated technology in an unnamed private game reserve adjacent to the world-renowned Kruger National Park to monitor and track individuals from the time they enter […]

Engen boosts remote and branch office IT by using Riverbed

Riverbed Technology, the application performance company, announced that global energy company Engen is using Riverbed solutions to centralise remote and branch office IT, and improve productivity, backup and data security across its multi-national organisation. Riverbed SteelFusion has improved IT operations and information security at branch office locations by taking servers, applications, and data out of […]

Upland Consulting delivers integrated IoT solution to Shell Nigeria oilfield

Ingenu, a vendor in delivering connectivity exclusively to machines, and KONČAR INEM, a producer of industrial electronics and power electronics devices and systems, announced delivery of Internet of Things connectivity solution to provide digital oilfield capabilities to the Shell Nigeria pipeline facility, at a significant cost savings of over $1 million in investment. Integrated and […]

Egyptian ICT Minister meets ZTE and HP top executives

The Minister of Communications and Information Technology Yasser ElKady received ZTE Egypt CEO Woo Lee and Vice President Tamer Fayed to follow-up on the implementation of the company’s business plans. These were first presented to the ICT Minister in October aiming to build a long strategic partnership between the two parties. During the meeting, the […]

IDC expands relationship in Egypt with government agencies

The Minister of Communications and Information Technology, HE Yasser El Kady opened Egypt’s Chief Information Officer Summit 2016, organised by International Data Corporation. The CIO Summit was held in Egypt for the second consecutive year, discussing opportunities of digital transformation and learning about latest trends and best practices in the world of technology. During the […]

Ericsson recognised as IT Partner of The Year by Etisalat Misr

Ericsson was awarded the highest category award, IT Partner of The Year, at Etisalat Misr I-Awards 2015, which was held in New Cairo. The award was received by Helene Henriksson, Head of Ericsson Egypt. The event was organised by Etisalat IT Vendor Management Office where all Etisalat IT partners were invited to share Etisalat IT […]

Diversified IT distributor Mitsumi opens first Tulip hotel in Nairobi

The diversified business group Mitsumi opened the first Tulip franchise hotel in Nairobi. Established in 1996, Mitsumi Group is a conglomerate that operates in ten countries with a workforce of over 300 employees. Owning one of Africa’s largest IT and telecom distribution company – Mitsumi Distribution, the group has diversified into several businesses including IT, […]

Safaricom to lease last mile fibre network from Kenya Power

Kenya Power, through its subsidiary Kenya Power International, and Safaricom Limited, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will see more Kenyans connected to broadband internet. The MoU sets the stage for the two firms to collaborate to implement a pilot fibre optic project aimed at providing internet to homes via Kenya’s Power’s electricity distribution […]

Mahindra Comviva includes Mondial Multimedia in Africa content portfolio

Mahindra Comviva, a global vendor in providing mobility solutions, announced it has partnered with Mondial Multimedia, a mobile media platform in Africa. The tie-up with Mondial Multimedia will strengthen Mahindra Comviva’s digital music content portfolio in the continent. With this partnership, Mondial Multimedia will provide the most popular content from local artists like Josey, Serge […]

ICT spending in South Africa to top $26.6 billion in 2016, says IDC

IT spending in South Africa will top $26.6 billion in 2016 as organisations increasingly embrace digital transformation initiatives in a bid to streamline their costs and bolster their flexibility. This is according to global technology research and consulting services firm International Data Corporation (IDC), which yesterday hosted an event at the Johannesburg Country Club, Woodmead, […]

American Tower to acquire Bharti Airtel communication towers in Tanzania

Bharti Airtel announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement with American Tower, through its subsidiary company, Airtel Tanzania Limited, for the sale of approximately 1,350 of its communications towers in Tanzania. Under the agreement, American Tower may acquire up to approximately 100 additional sites currently in development for an additional consideration. Airtel will […]