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Location based services in Africa growing at CAGR 49%+, Technavio report

Technavio analysts forecast the location based services market in Africa to grow at a CAGR of over 49% during the forecast period, according to their latest report. The research study covers the present scenario and growth prospects of the location based services market in Africa for 2016 to 2020. The leading vendors in this market […]

SES satellite broadcast received by 2.8 million homes in Nigeria

SES, a global satellite operator, announced the results of its first Satellite Monitor study on the Nigerian market, which provides insight on the important role SES plays in the growth of the satellite television reach in the country. The study highlights that SES reaches 2.81 million TV homes across the country, of which 1.69 million are […]

African healthcare IT to grow substantially says Frost & Sullivan

The pharmaceutical industry, followed closely by healthcare information technology, in Africa is predicted to experience substantial growth in 2016. Increased investment in both the pharmaceutical and healthcare IT sectors will see local business flourish in South Africa, Kenya, Ethiopia and other emerging economies. A host of factors are anticipated to have a positive effect on […]

40% EMEA banks indicate digital transformation front-office initiative

A survey released by SAP shows that just one in four banks, 24% in EMEA has created and executed a holistic end-to-end digital transformation strategy to engage customers. The study also showed that while 96% of the banks polled had completed some kind of digital transformation initiative DX, room for improvement remains. Conducted by IDC […]

GE opens Africa innovation center in Johannesburg

GE, a global digital industrial company, officially opened its R500 million 2,700 square meter facility, the GE Africa Innovation Center in Johannesburg South Africa. The center, a first for GE in Africa, is another big investment for GE, affirming that Africa and South Africa continue to be a good investment destination for big businesses, and […]

New air and sea satellite coverage of Africa from GomSpace

GomSpace ApS has secured a letter of commitment from the Danish Investment Fund for Developing Countries for an investment of $4 million in a joint project. The investment will be released in the period September 2016 to January 2018. “This is the most significant project that we have acquired to this date. We are very […]

Standard Chartered to roll out mobile banking across eight African countries

Standard Chartered Bank is bringing its newest mobile and online banking platform to 1 million clients across eight African markets, the most extensive digital rollout of its kind in Africa by an international bank. Supported by the Bank’s global technology, clients will enjoy a consistent online experience across laptops, tablets or mobile phones, and the […]

Coca Cola, Ericsson, Tigo, Philips partner with Solarkiosk in Rwanda

The Coca-Cola Company joined with Ericsson, Medshare, Pentair, Philips, Solarkiosk and Tigo Rwanda to officially open a flagship Ekocenter site in Ruhunda, Rwanda. The solar powered site stands to benefit up to 25,000 local residents with access to services that have not been readily available, including wifi enabled internet access, mobile charging services, retail store, […]

Ford takes OpenXC platform into Africa to drive mobile healthcare

Harnessing the power of its advanced vehicles, technologies and commitment to a better world, a new Ford Motor Company pilot program aims to enhance mobility health services in rural areas of South Africa and Nigeria. Ford Project Better World brings together multiple organisations such as World Vision South Africa, and social entrepreneurs to deliver health education, […]

Mobile attacks on rise in Nigeria says Check Point Software

Quarterly analysis of the global Threat Index by Check Point Software Technologies reveals deep disparities in the threat environments in Africa, and the potential for increased attacks as cyber-criminals target mobile devices. Check Point is a global pure play network cybersecurity vendor, and its Threat Index provides a data based breakdown of new and prevalent […]

Ghana signs agreement with Uber to create smart transport framework

The Ghanaian Ministry of Transport and Uber have entered into a Statement of Understanding to officially welcome Uber in Ghana’s largest city, Accra, last week. Uber was privileged to have Honourable Fifi Kwetey, Minister for Transport and the Ambassador of the United States to Ghana, Robert Porter Jackson at Uber’s launch event in Accra to […]

NCR, Visioglobe, offer regional airports wayfinding solutions

NCR Corporation, the global vendor in consumer transaction technologies, announced that Dubai International, has enhanced its passenger experience with the NCR Wayfinding solution integrated with Visioglobe, editing indoor map management software. The integration allows passengers to scan boarding passes at an NCR kiosk and view a map and recommended route to their departure gates with […]

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