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Toshiba Robotics enters Africa through partnership with Egypt based Caionix

TM Robotics and Toshiba Machine announced they have partnered with Caionix, a distributor of industrial robots in Egypt. With this partnership, Caionix is now responsible for providing pre-sale, sale and after sale services for Toshiba Machine’s Cartesian, 6-axis and SCARA robots. Caionix provides support and solutions for many applications in a variety of industries, including food, […]


Malawi ISP Skyband uses Radwin JET solution to improve corporate connectivity

Radwin, a global provider of sub-6 GHz broadband wireless solutions, announced that Skyband, Malawi’s leading ISP has deployed the Radwin JET Beamforming point-to-multipoint solutions in the licensed 3.x GHz band to serve major corporate customers including banks and government organisations in Blantyre and Lilongwe. Skyband is a long-standing Radwin customer since 2011. Beacon Telecom, Radwin’s […]


Network International selects cryptogram to secure non-card transactions

Network International, a payment solutions provider across Africa and Middle East, and Oberthur Technologies, a global provider of embedded security software products and services, announced their partnership to offer banks in Africa and Middle East region, a dynamic cryptogram payment card to secure online transactions. The OT MOTION CODE solution provides an extra layer of […]


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 […]


Expert panel discusses omnichannel as retailers remain challenged in region

The way we understood retail is changing rapidly, according to experts, over 80% customers in the region indulge in digital activity before or after their purchase and browse product information on various channels including the social media before making a buying decision. Trends like online shopping, shop and ship, click and pick will continue to […]


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 […]


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