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Select athletes at Rio Olympics to use Visa NFC ring for payments

Visa, the exclusive payment provider at the Olympic and Paralympic Games, introduced a new innovation for use at the Rio 2016 Games. It has launched the first payment wearable ring backed by a Visa account. The Visa payment ring will be given to all Team Visa athletes in Rio, a group of 45 Olympic hopefuls […]


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 […]


Orange Business adds Iaas to AngloGold Ashanti network

Orange Business Services announced the extension and expansion of its network contract with AngloGold Ashanti, a leading mining company. The deal delivers a range of network services across 44 sites in Africa, America and Australia to improve collaboration and securely manage internet and cloud growth. Headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, AngloGold Ashanti has 21 operations […]


Syniverse implements IPX network for Cable & Wireless Seychelles

Syniverse announced it has signed an agreement to enable Cable & Wireless Seychelles to offer global LTE reach to both inbound and outbound roaming subscribers. The agreement marks a critical step in Cable & Wireless Seychelles’ ability to provide the highest quality service in a tourism driven roaming market. “LTE is becoming a standard for […]


Nigerian mobile users to have vehicle registration encrypted using HID goID

HID Global, a vendor in secure identity solutions, announced it has partnered with Media Concepts of Lagos, Nigeria to deploy mobile IDs on Nigerian citizen smartphones using the new HID goID platform. Mobile IDs will be issued through the Nigerian Police Biometric Central Motor Registry vehicle registration card programme, which provides real time access to […]


Ecobank implements Tsys Prime 4 to manage POS transactions

Tsys announced that Ecobank, a pan-African banking group, has deployed the latest version of the Prime payments solution platform, Prime 4. This is to support its acquirer processing of MasterCard, Visa and UnionPay International point of sale transactions across 28 countries in Middle Africa. Ecobank has a major presence in Africa with more than 1,100 […]


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 […]


Nigeria’s Konga.com adds QR code to buy and sell process

Nigeria’s largest online mall, Konga.com has launched a payment solution through its KongaPay platform. Claimed to be first in Africa, KongaPay is pioneering a new solution called Me-Commerce. Me-Commerce is a feature on the KongaPay payment solution that will allow customers to facilitate the initiation and completion of transactions in a seamless manner. Via the […]


Online platform KairosWebTV launched in Nigeria

KairosWebTV, a next-generation online TV platform for emerging and aspiring entrepreneurs, is set to transform Nigeria’s online television space. www.kairosweb.TV is run by CIHAN and focuses on motivating and inspiring viewers to success seven channels with content partners from all over the world. Speaking at the media launch in Lagos, Chief Executive Officer of CIHAN, […]


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 […]


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