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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 […]


African IXP Association to establish secretariat in Rwanda

The African IXP Association, in partnership with the Internet Society, has signed an agreement with the Rwanda Internet Community and Technology Alliance (RICTA) to establish an administrative secretariat in Kigali, Rwanda. This agreement follows the successful completion of a call for proposals designed to help the African IXP Association develop its governance structure and administrative […]


Globalstar complete MSS and terrestrial authorisations across Africa

Globalstar has announced that it has received MSS and terrestrial authorisations in South Africa, Mozambique, Gabon, and Rwanda. These countries join Botswana in representing over 1.1 million square miles of territory, a population greater than 100 million people and more than 1.7 billion MHz-POPs of licensed coverage across Africa. In these countries, Globalstar has obtained […]


Technology lab focused on wildlife protection opens in Kenya

In partnership with Fauna & Floral International (FFI), Liquid Telecom and Arm, and supported with initial funds from The Royal Foundation, OI Pejeta Conservancy in Kenya has opened a Conservation Tech Lab to research, test support and develop new technology-based solutions to conservation challenges around the world. It is hoped that the facility will help […]


Nokia and UNICEF launch partnership to boost digital literacy in Kenya

Nokia, Finnish National Committee for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and UNICEF Kenya have launched a shared-value partnership during this year’s Nairobi Innovation Week to increase equitable access to digital literacy for some of the most disadvantaged children in Kenya. This includes girls and children with disabilities in urban informal settlements and some of […]


Taylor Smith Group confident its email in Office 365 is protected with Mimecast

CHALLENGE The Taylor Smith Group, a Mauritius-based diversified private equity group with interests in manufacturing, logistics, retail and marine services, runs a complex IT operation. With over 800 employees and 16 businesses in its stable, the IT department is responsible for the infrastructure of the entire group, including support and maintenance. Part of this centralised […]


Cloud communications company enhances presence in Kenya

Infobip, a global cloud communications company for businesses and leader in omnichannel engagement, is enhancing its presence in Kenya. By using Infobip’s omnichannel solution, Kenyan businesses can choose the optimal communication channels for specific types of messages, all available on a single communication platform. “Banks have to meet the customer needs of its competition,” said Ali […]


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