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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 […]

Orange Business adds Iaas to AngloGold Ashanti network

Orange Business Services announced the extension and expansion of its network contract with AngloGold Ashanti, a leading mining company. The deal delivers a range of network services across 44 sites in Africa, America and Australia to improve collaboration and securely manage internet and cloud growth. Headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, AngloGold Ashanti has 21 operations […]

Syniverse implements IPX network for Cable & Wireless Seychelles

Syniverse announced it has signed an agreement to enable Cable & Wireless Seychelles to offer global LTE reach to both inbound and outbound roaming subscribers. The agreement marks a critical step in Cable & Wireless Seychelles’ ability to provide the highest quality service in a tourism driven roaming market. “LTE is becoming a standard for […]

T-Systems disrupting IT services model with un-outsourcing

Traditional ICT outsourcing has become tired and irrelevant in the digital era. Characterised by inflexible structures, high risk to clients, and low cost transparency, the current structure of outsourcing contracts is stifling clients’ ability to transform. To address this, T-Systems has released a bold new contracting model that crushes industry-accepted norms, and forever changes the […]

Nigerian mobile users to have vehicle registration encrypted using HID goID

HID Global, a vendor in secure identity solutions, announced it has partnered with Media Concepts of Lagos, Nigeria to deploy mobile IDs on Nigerian citizen smartphones using the new HID goID platform. Mobile IDs will be issued through the Nigerian Police Biometric Central Motor Registry vehicle registration card programme, which provides real time access to […]

SES satellite operator to provide platform for Nigeria Digital Switchover

Global satellite operator SES, signed a multi-year agreement with Cable Channels Nigeria to provide reliable and stable video platform. This is via SES’s prime orbital position 28.2 degrees East, for the provision of Digital Terrestrial Television and Direct to Home broadcast platforms in Nigeria. SES will utilise teleport services provided by its local partner Computer […]

Technology and infrastructure investment driving growth in East Africa

At the World Economic Forum on Africa, IHS announced new analysis on bright spots for economic diversification in sub-Saharan Africa. “The commodity super cycle may have ended, but there are certainly bright spots for investors across Sub-Saharan Africa,” said Natznet Tesfay, Director of Sub-Saharan Africa analysis at IHS Economics and Country Risk. Economic diversification and […]

Vodafone agency SapientNitro named Adobe Marketing Cloud partner

SapientNitro announced it has been named Adobe Marketing Cloud EMEA Growth Partner of the Year, by digital marketing and media solutions provider Adobe. The award, presented at Adobe’s Summit EMEA Partner Day, recognises SapientNitro, part of the Publicis.Sapient digital transformation platform, as a top-performing partner and celebrates the agency’s extraordinary growth in Europe, Middle East […]

Sage launches global ISV marketplace targeted at customers

Sage, the global vendor in accounting, payroll and payments, launched Sage Marketplace, a new global distribution platform for Independent Software Vendors to showcase their Sage developer add-ons. The Sage Marketplace is a single global site that showcases all apps developed for Sage products and will allow ISVs to sell add-on components which are integrated with Sage’s […]

Google donates 8,000 tablets to support children open source competition

Xprize Foundation, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and World Food Programme, announced a partnership for the $15 million global learning Xprize. This is a five year competition challenging teams to develop open source software that will enable children with limited access to schooling to teach themselves basic reading, writing and arithmetic. Xprize, a […]

Arrow Electronics recognised for its DigiTruck African classroom project

Arrow Electronics walked away with honours in the Corporate Social Responsibility category at the PR Week 360 Global Awards in London. Arrow won for its DigiTruck project, which is helping to close the digital divide in Africa. The DigiTruck is a mobile classroom or clinic that can operate off-grid in remote areas. Built from a […]

SES enabling broadband for Facebook’s entry into Sub Saharan Africa

SES, a global satellite operator, announced a satellite broadband deal with Facebook to provide high-speed broadband connectivity services to Sub-Saharan Africa. This agreement will support Facebook’s Express Wi-Fi programme that is part of their initiative to connect the world. Facebook, the world’s largest social media network, will deliver high speed broadband connectivity using three […]

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