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South Africa amongst fastest growing markets for TP-Link

TP-Link Technologies hosted a channel partner roadshow in conjunction with distribution partner Corex in South Africa. According to the vendor, the hosting of the roadshow is part of TP-Link’s 2016 strategy to outline its roadmap for the second half of the year and introduce new products in the networking and mobile devices space. Will Liu, […]

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, […]

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 […]

Itron to help Mali manage water using mobile, meters and Saas

Itron, a global technology and services company dedicated to the resourceful use of energy and water, announced it has signed a contract with the Malian Drinking Water Supply Management Company SOMAGEP-SA, water provider to 160,000 customers in Mali in Western Africa, to help the utility to improve its water supply, save water and, ultimately, improve […]

Mahindra Comviva extends mobile money solution from Africa to Iraq

AsiaHawala, powered by Mahindra Comviva’s mobiquity Money, is the first mobile commerce service launched in Iraq. In war torn Iraq, corruption in both private and public sector banks have combined with the prevailing rudimentary banking infrastructure to leave segments of the population without any access to any banking facilities. AsiaHawala fills this gap by leveraging […]

Carrefour integrates Safaricom M-Pesa into its payment system

Carrefour, the world’s second largest hypermarket chain, is the first retailer in Kenya to integrate Safaricom’s payments service, Lipa Na M-Pesa, as a payment channel in Kenya. With this development, customers shopping at Carrefour will be able to complete payments without having to show evidence of an M-Pesa message to retail staff, resulting in a […]

SES, Solarkiosk create role model school for Africa at Zaatari Camp

SES and Solarkiosk have pioneered the first of its kind Connected Solar School to deliver electricity, educational tools, and broadband internet connectivity to an education centre run by UNICEF and Relief International within the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. This is likely to become a role model for base of the pyramid schooling in Sub […]

Global satellite and VSAT operators conduct first responder training in UAE

From the migrant crisis in Europe, to the earthquake in Nepal, the ability to communicate is essential to humanitarian emergency operations. World-leading satellite operators and integrators: Arabsat, EMC, Eutelsat, Hispasat, Inmarsat, Intelsat, SES, Thuraya and Yahsat are conducting technical training for humanitarian personnel starting in UAE, to support the provision of communications to all those […]

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, […]

Cairo based ITWORX recognised by Microsoft for Syrian school app

ITWORX Education, a Cairo based company and backed by the EuroMena Fund, has been named finalist in the 2016 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards. It was recognised for providing an outstanding solution in the public sector category, based on its WinjiGo project for Syrian refugees, in the framework of addressing pressing challenges for cities […]

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 […]

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