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First Brick Holdings announces plans to build Ethiopia’s first privately owned data centre

First Brick Holdings has announced that it is establishing and investing in ‘Raxio Ethiopia’, which will build and operate the first state-of-the-art, privately owned data centre in the east African country. In line with First Brick’s first data centre facility in Uganda, Raxio Uganda, the new data centre will be constructed and operated as a […]


Growth in African Fintech drives growth in cyberattacks

According to reports, Africa’s Fintech ecosystem has surged 60% in the last two years and the continent’s Fintech firms have grown to 491 from 301 in 2017, with US$132.8 million raised in 2018, making last year the sector’s best year yet – and proving the sector’s readiness given the high mobile phone penetration levels and […]


Africa Data Centres becomes first neutral data centre in Nairobi to be PCI DSS compliant

Africa Data Centres Nairobi (formally known as East Africa Data Centre) has announced that it is officially Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliant. The company is now the first neutral data centre to be certified PCI DSS in Nairobi, and this, together with Uptime Institute Tier III and ISO 27001 certification, is […]


Lenovo partners with Jangala to connect education centres for refugees

Lenovo Foundation is partnering with Jangala to provide Wi-Fi access and hardware donations in education centres for refugees across Africa. Jangala, a charitable non-government organisation (NGO) is working to meet refugees’ needs with its ‘Big Box’ connectivity solution. It creates Wi-Fi that is ‘easy to manage and scale’, to support thousands of users in a […]


Airtel and MTN launch GSMA ‘We Care’ initiative promoting digital inclusion in Rwanda

Rwanda’s mobile industry has joined forces with the GSMA to drive mobile Internet adoption and increase digital literacy in the country. It was announced at the ‘Mobile 360 Africa’ event in Kigali that local operators Airtel and MTN will commence a programme of activity around digital inclusion as part of the GSMA’s  ‘We Care’ initiative […]


Virtualize Africa Programme expands to enhance digital skills in Africa

VMware, a leading innovator in enterprise software, has announced the expansion of the VMware IT Academy – Virtualize Africa programme. As part of this expansion, it shared details of a Memorandum of Understanding with Strathmore University – @iLabAfrica Centre, Kenya. The overarching goal is to empower the fast-growing, young African population to enter the digital […]


ITEC and Oasis Academy join forces to open IT classroom in Uganda

Managed technology services provider ITEC and Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) Oasis Uganda are working together to build an IT container classroom at the Oasis Academy located in Musoto Village, Mbale District; one of the poorest communities in Eastern Uganda. ITEC will be setting up a fully furnished IT classroom with PCs, monitors, a server, projector, accessories […]


iSON Xperiences commended for rapid growth in African BPO market

Frost & Sullivan has recognised iSON Xperiences with the 2019 African Company of the Year Award for its focus on developing the domestic African BPO markets. The company believes that Africa can match India’s competency in BPO, IT and ITES through high employment generation, greater focus on skills training and development, aggressive capacity building, and direct government intervention. “iSON is […]


Youth population to drive strong subscriber growth across Sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa will remain the world’s fastest-growing mobile region over the coming years as millions of young African consumers become mobile users for the first time. This is according to a new GSMA study, which reveals that more than 160 million new unique mobile subscribers will be added across the region by 2025. This brings […]


Sparkle selects Djibouti Data Center as its IP hub in Africa

Sparkle, a leading international service provider in Italy and among the top 10 global operators, has announced it has moved its Djibouti Point of Presence (PoP) into the Djibouti Data Center (DDC) selecting it as Sparkle’s IP hub for its expansion to East and South Africa. The Djibouti Data Center is the first Tier 3 carrier-neutral data […]


Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival to return to South Africa

From August 30 to September 8, the Fak’ugesi African Digital Innovation Festival will return to Johannesburg to explore and celebrate technology and creativity by Africans. The 2019 festival has cast its central theme as Own Your Force which invites digital makers in Africa to stake their claim on their talent, industry and creative economy. Wits […]


Ruckus Networks Debuts Wi-Fi 6 in Africa

Ruckus Networks, (now part of CommScope via acquisition) has completed its first use case in Africa at The Fourth Session of the UN Environment Assembly (UNEA-4) held in Nairobi Kenya. Wi-Fi 6, also known as 802.11ax and the latest generation of Wi-Fi, bridges the performance gap to deliver at ten gigabit speeds. The new standard […]


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