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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 […]


African Development Bank to provide technology to mini grid energy developers

The Sustainable Energy for All Africa Hub, hosted by the African Development Bank, recently signed a service contract with a consortium of GVEP International and INENSUS GmbH to provide technical assistance to developers of green mini grids. The Sustainable Energy for All Africa Hub is implementing a green mini grid market development programme to facilitate […]


Impact of fourth industrial revolution on Africa

The debate on industrialisation and how Africa can lead in the Fourth Industrial Revolution was discussed during the World Economic Forum on Africa, in Rwanda’s capital, Kigali. Addressing the opening plenary on Africa’s Fourth Industrial Revolution, President Akinwumi Adesina of the African Development Bank reiterated the importance of energy. “Africa cannot industrialise, it cannot be competitive […]


AfDB commits €52M to Congo for broadband and e-services

The African Development Bank Group approved a €52 million loan for the Government of the Republic of Congo to help finance the Congo component of the regional Central Africa fibre optic backbone project. The loan will fund the deployment of fibre optic telecommunications in Congo and the introduction of new e-services, benefiting the Congolese population. […]


AfDB releases $1.7M to develop telecentres around Central Africa backbone project

The African Development Bank Group and the Government of the Republic of Cameroon signed an agreement under which the Global Environment Facility will provide a grant of $1.7 million to support environmental adaptation of the Central Africa fibre optic backbone project. The grant builds on a €37.4 million loan provided by African Development Bank to the […]


Create Smart Africa debated at African Development Bank meeting

During the 2016 African Development Bank Annual Meetings in the Zambian capital Lusaka, leaders discussed how to harness the ICT revolution to build a Smart Africa. Affordability of ICT technologies, it was heard, should be the focus of governments if benefits are to trickle down to ordinary Africans. There was no debate among high-level panellists […]


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 recognised by Frost & Sullivan for healthcare managed services

Based on its recent analysis of the managed services market in the healthcare industry, Frost & Sullivan presents T-Systems with the 2015 South African Frost & Sullivan Award for Customer Value Leadership. The company’s price performance value and customer service provides a competitive edge in terms of providing solutions in the healthcare industry. “T-Systems solutions […]


South African T-Systems healthcare solution certified for SAP HANA

T-Systems South Africa announced its SAP healthcare solution has been certified on HANA. This achievement is a major milestone for both the organisation and for the South African healthcare sector, certifying that T-Systems has the capability to deploy their solution on HANA, which is set to become the platform for all future SAP solutions. In […]


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 […]


Ecobank implements Tsys Prime 4 to manage POS transactions

Tsys announced that Ecobank, a pan-African banking group, has deployed the latest version of the Prime payments solution platform, Prime 4. This is to support its acquirer processing of MasterCard, Visa and UnionPay International point of sale transactions across 28 countries in Middle Africa. Ecobank has a major presence in Africa with more than 1,100 […]


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