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Vodacom and PTC to launch ThingWorx® IoT application enablement platform in South Africa

Vodacom has taken a significant step to further expand its Internet of Things (IoT) offering in South Africa by partnering with global technology solution provider PTC, a recognised leader in Industrial IoT, augmented reality and connected solutions. The collaboration will enable Vodacom to implement a local version of the ThingWorx® IoT platform from PTC in […]


Mastercard to support development of Ghana’s digital payment ecosystem

In support of Ghana’s Vision 2020 goals, Mastercard has committed its support to helping the country develop a cashless economy, in furtherance of its push to be an economic powerhouse in Africa. This was highlighted during a recent discussion between Mastercard and Ghana’s new Vice President, Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia. With aspirations of becoming an […]


WISeKey to set up Blockchain-IoT centre of excellence in Rwanda

WISeKey International, a Swiss based cybersecurity company, announced during its participation at the Rwanda Investment Board Blockchain event, the intention to establish a Blockchain-IoT Centre of Excellence in Rwanda. The Centre will deploy a Trusted Blockchain as a Service platform to enable the creation of a Blockchain Ecosystem in Rwanda. The project is part of […]


Chad based Presta Bist gets high-speed broadband through O3b Networks

O3b Networks, a wholly owned subsidiary of SES, announced that its customer, Presta Bist Telecoms, has signed an agreement to significantly increase its contracted capacity in response to rising demand for reliable, high-speed broadband in the Republic of Chad. This upgrade is a 66% increase in capacity over the initial contract, enabling Presta Bist to […]


MainOne offers digital connectivity to help Nigerian businesses get out of recession

For companies in Nigeria currently battling the recession, the challenges are slowing sales and reduced earnings due to spiraling costs from high inflation and forex rates. To manage cash flows, businesses may have had to reduce or halt spending totally. However, the companies that will come out of the recession stronger must master the delicate […]


Opportunity for Africa, cross border retail trade growing at 25%, DHL survey

DHL Express, a global international express services provider, has published research highlighting the significant growth opportunity for retailers and manufacturers with an international online product offering. The 21st Century Spice Trade: A Guide to the Cross-Border E-Commerce Opportunity, looks in detail at the markets and products that offer the highest growth potential, the motivations and […]


Large scale Sigfox IoT network used to protect rhinos in South Africa

Sigfox Foundation announced a six-month experiment for a new rhinoceros tracking system. Involved in the conservation of the endangered species, the Sigfox Foundation is partnering with three of the largest international organisations dedicated to rhinos conservation. According to Save the Rhino, an international organisation supporting endangered rhinos, there are only 29,000 animals left in the […]


Quantis to use Intelsat EpicNG to enhance broadband services in Africa

Intelsat, operator of the world’s first globalised network, powered by its leading satellite backbone, announced that Quantis Global, one of the leading broadband service providers in Europe and Northern Africa, signed an agreement to enhance and expand the Quantis network using services provided by Intelsat EpicNG high-throughput satellites and IntelsatOne Flex services, bringing higher performing […]


Orange Business partners with Huawei to launch OpenStack cloud across Africa by 2018

Orange Business Services is accelerating its international cloud strategy with a new global public cloud offering that includes advice, auditing, integration and managed services for cloud infrastructure and applications. The services, delivered in partnership with Huawei, complement the existing Orange private cloud portfolio and will help enterprises in their digital transformation initiatives. The principal aim […]


Saudi Arabian Airlines to provide internet connectivity on North African flights

Checking emails and social networks, streaming live content at 36,000 feet, are poised to become reality at the end of this year for passengers connected to Taqnia Space Aero services platform. This follows an agreement between Eutelsat Communications Paris, a global satellite operators and Taqnia Space, owned by the Public Investment Fund of Saudi Arabia. […]


Vodacom and Novartis initiate mobile healthcare in Kaduna state of Nigeria

Vodacom has partnered with Kaduna State in Nigeria to launch an ICT for development initiative. The project will support mass service delivery in healthcare, education and agriculture through the deployment of tailored ICT solutions to promote greater efficiency in each sector. The first, SMS for Life 2.0, is a mobile technology-based healthcare programme in Kaduna […]


Vodacom and GIZ partner to launch connected farmer cloud application

Vodacom has partnered with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit GIZ on behalf of the German Government and Manstrat Agricultural Intelligence Solutions to launch a mobile technology solution to support South African smallholder farmers into commercial agriculture. With an estimated combined investment amount of €1.5 million, around R21 million, over three years, the Connected Farmer […]


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