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Nigerian office opening to deploy mobile money and fintech

In a move that underscores its mission to deliver the right offer to the right customer at the right time, fonYou has announced a new office in Nigeria, where more than 30 million new mobile subscribers are expected to come online by 2025. With 190 million people, Nigeria has the largest population of any country […]

Orange selects ENGIE for West Africa data centre maintenance

ENGIE, a specialist in services, distribution and equipment manufacturing in the industrial electricity sector in West Africa, has been selected for the operation and maintenance of the Orange Services Group’s data centre in Abidjan, for a five-year contract that will start early June 2019. This data centre of the latest generation, built by the Orange […]

Winners of the Digital Lab Africa pitch competition announced

Digital Lab Africa (DLA), a springboard and incubation platform for African creatives in digital content, has announced the 10 winning projects of this year’s edition of the DLA accelerator programme. Initiated by the Embassy of France and French Institute in South Africa (IFAS), DLA is managed by the South African technology hub Tshimologong Digital Innovation […]

MainOne urges RENs to adopt technology too solve real problems

MainOne, a leading connectivity and data centre solutions provider, has advised Africa’s Research and Education Networks (RENs) not to relent in its effort to improve the region’s research and educational capability through collaborations with MainOne and other innovative technology solutions providers. The company’s Business Executive for Francophone West Africa and Ghana, Kazeem Oladepo made the […]

Mobile powering economic growth and job creation across West Africa

West Africa’s mobile ecosystem generated more than US$50 billion in economic value last year – equivalent to 8.7% of the region’s GDP, according to a new GSMA study. The study found that rising mobile phone ownership and the ongoing migration to mobile broadband networks and services across the region will see the mobile ecosystem’s economic […]

Google opens Artificial Intelligence lab in Ghana

Google has opened an Artificial Intelligence research laboratory in Ghana, the first of its kind in Africa. Similar research centres have already opened around the world, including Tokyo, Zurich, New York and Paris, and the tech giant said the lab in Accra would ‘address economic, political and environmental issues.’ Other tech companies, including Facebook, have […]

AfricaOnline Ghana launches high-speed broadband satellite service

AfricaOnline, one of Ghana’s oldest ISPs and a Gondwana International Networks (GIN) subsidiary, has announced the launch of its new JOLA service, a high-speed broadband satellite service powered by Avanti’s HYLAS4 satellite that offers 100% coverage in Ghana through multiple spot beams. The launch opens up new opportunities for delivering on development goals of the […]

Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria becomes Regional Internet Exchange

The Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN) has become a Regional Internet Exchange with the support of the African Union Commission. With many IXPs in Africa exchanging intra-country traffic locally and intra-regional traffic being exchanged regionally, this will reduce the latency and save costs by eliminating the international transit through overseas carriers. Through the African […]

Technology evolution helping Ghana become the hub of West Africa

Listed as among the top five fastest growing economics in Africa by the World Economic Forum, Ghana is rapidly establishing itself as West Africa’s hub of choice. Supported by the government’s regulatory reform strategies to boost investor confidence, Ghana’s landscape is evolving and attracting more international players establishing themselves in the region. Foster Plender, Managing […]

Proofpoint releases Cloud Application Attack Snapshot research

Proofpoint, a leading cybersecurity and compliance company, has released its Cloud Application Attack Snapshot: Q1 2019 research, which examined over 100, 000 cloud application attacks aimed at global organisations between September 2018 and February 2019. Overall, targeting attempts increased by 65% during that time period with 40% originating in Nigeria. Cloud application attacks use intelligence driven brute-force techniques (to crack passwords) and sophisticated phishing methods to lure victims into clicking and revealing […]

Air Senegal’s new delivery features next-generation technology

Air Senegal has taken delivery of its first A330-900 from Airbus’ production line in Toulouse. The carrier is the first African airline to fly Airbus’ new generation wide-body aircraft featuring latest technology engines, new wings with enhanced aerodynamics and a curved wingtip-design, drawing best practices from the A350 XWB. Fitted with a three-class cabin comprising […]

Payment24 underpins revolutionary new BP FleetMove offer

BP and Masana Petroleum Solutions are set to revolutionise commercial fuel payment and management for their customers, with the launch of the solution, BP FleetMove, built on the advanced Payment 24 platform. Payment24, an advanced international fuel payment system, is the backbone of two new flagship fuel payment and fuel management offerings for BP and […]

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