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New Fortinet survey points to optimism on 5G promise while highlighting role of security

Fortinet, a global provider of broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, has announced that a commissioned survey conducted by TelecomTV in association with HardenStance and ETSI found broad-based optimism for 5G revenue opportunities among telecom sector respondents, but only if the new 5G services were both more secure and better tailored to key enterprise use […]

Fifth Africa Fintech Summit to go virtual

The fifth Africa Fintech Summit will be hosted virtually this year through the platform on November 9 to 12, 2020. The Summit takes place at the backdrop of the global COVID-19 pandemic that has brought unprecedented need for digital trade and finance, and positioned fintech as key to economic recovery. This year’s summit will host […]

Kaspersky and ICITP to begin specialist training to close the talent gap in cybersecurity

Kaspersky, a cybersecurity company is embarking on a partnership with the Institute of Chartered IT Professionals (ICITP) to help develop and empower IT professionals in South Africa and Africa by becoming accredited with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). The certifications will be recognised professional qualifications and registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). With […]

Commonwealth countries look to unlock potential of Fintech

An innovative toolkit to help countries unlock the potential of financial technology (Fintech) to deliver inclusive economic progress has been launched by the Commonwealth Secretariat. The toolkit has been created in response to the requests of Central Bank Governors from across many Commonwealth countries and developed by the Commonwealth Secretariat with funding support from the […]

Orange and Google improve access to mobile Internet in Africa

Affordability of devices remains one of the most significant barriers to smartphone adoption in Africa. The average cost of an entry level smartphone in Africa still exceeds 60% of average monthly income, making smartphones largely inaccessible for the majority of the population. As part of the line-up of activities for the GSMA Thrive Africa 2020, […]

Huawei and Sunline launch contactless Digital Loan One Box solution

Sunline and Huawei have jointly released the Digital Loan One Box solution, a global contactless solution for financial services. According to the two companies, the solution will be rolled out across countries and regions, such as Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Latin America, and Africa, where financial inclusiveness is urgently necessary. Digital Loan One Box […]

Spectrami and OneSpan partner to deliver digital identity and anti-fraud solutions in Egypt

Spectrami, a cybersecurity value-added distributor (VAD) in the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META), has announced it will distribute the entire range of OneSpan digital identity and anti-fraud solutions in Egypt. OneSpan, a leader in securing remote banking transactions, enables companies to flexibly deploy identity verification, authentication, mobile security, fraud prevention, e-signature and more either together or […]

Huawei offers contactless digital payment with launch of Mondia Pay on HMS in MEA

Huawei, in cooperation with digital payment entity, Mondia Pay, now offers Direct Carrier Billing (DCB) service, for seamless, contactless payments for users in the Middle East Africa region through HUAWEI Mobile Services (HMS). Mondia Pay is a digital payment platform that provides a simple, fast and secure way for consumers to pay for services using […]

Nedbank banks big on Property Technology for African real estate

Taking place online, this year’s Africa Proptech Forum Virtual, is one-full day of live presentations and panel discussions, networking and engagement, for the continent’s growing Proptech community. Hosted by the API Summit Virtual and lead sponsor, Nedbank CIB, the free to attend virtual forum will be held on September 29, 2020 and will connect Africa’s […]

Finastra helps redefine the future of finance to improve millions of lives globally

UK-based fintech Finastra, has announced plans to deliver a range of initiatives which enable its customers to accelerate through change, as well as creating positive outcomes for millions of people around the globe. The move, stated the company, is part of its ongoing innovation and open cloud platform strategy. Finastra and its customers are set […]

Huawei and TPAY MOBILE partner to drive app monetisation for developers

Huawei is co-operating with fintech company, TPAY MOBILE to make it easier and more convenient for developers in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region to monetise their apps on Huawei Mobile Services (HMS). The first phase of the agreement will offer direct carrier billing (DCB) services in 10 countries across MEA region, including all […]

Meeting intelligent connectivity

Rapid growth in data use is also placing strain on existing Wi-Fi networks. High-bandwidth applications, such as 4K UHDTV, augmented reality and virtual reality are becoming widely used in education, enterprise and healthcare sector. Industry pundits share insights with Intelligent CIO Africa on why Wi-Fi deployments on the continent are meeting the emerging technologies requirements. […]

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