ICT & Media

AirtelTigo Business, Samsung launch Flexi Plus package to deepen smartphone penetration in Ghana

October 31, 2019

GHANA – AirtelTigo Business in partnership with the leading smartphone manufacturer Samsung has launched ‘Flexi Plus’ a customized smartphone package for both public and private sector employees across the country. This partnership according to AirtelTigo, aims to digitally empower employees, deepen smartphone penetration in the country and help workers to easily own a smartphone device […]

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France’s Eutelsat enters race for Ethiopia’s telecom sector

October 23, 2019

ETHIOPIA – European Satelite Operator, Eutelsat (European Organization of Telecommunications by Satellite S.A.) has expressed its interest to join the Ethiopian telecommunications sector. The decision by Eutelsat was informed by the government’s decision to liberalize the telecommunication industry which has for a long time been a monopoly of state-run telecoms operator, Ethiotelecom.   Managing director […]

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Vodafone to close over 1000 European stores amid growing preference for online shopping

October 9, 2019

EUROPE – British based multinational telecommunications conglomerate Vodafone, has announced that it will shut 15% of its 7,700 stores in Europe and upgrade some of the remaining outlets as customers buy more online and change their expectations of in-store shopping. The company’s chief executive Nick Read while revealing the company’s plans also said that the […]

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DEVELOP South Africa introduces new data protection technology to enhance security

September 11, 2019

SOUTH AFRICA – DEVELOP South Africa, a communication solution brand wholly owned by Bidvest Company, has launched the new ineo i-Series with next-generation technology. The solution offers higher speeds and enhanced security features that allows users to control information, protect data and prevent virus threats more effectively. DEVELOP SA General Manager Sudhir Daya says the […]

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Naspers leads US$2.33 m funding in blockchain platform DappRadar

September 8, 2019

SOUTH AFRICA – Global Internet titan, Naspers, together with two other venture capitalists, has raised close to R30 million (US$2.33 million) to invest in DappRadar, a platform for discovering and analysing blockchain-based decentralised applications (dapps). Dapps are applications that run on peer-to-peer computer networks, rather than on centralised machines or servers. Their code is typically […]

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South Africa’s Nedbank partners with Microsoft on IT infrastructure

September 5, 2019

SOUTH AFRICA – African financial service provider Nedbank has partnered with Microsoft to migrate components of its IT infrastructure to the cloud. The investment through the partnership will make Nedbank the first financial institution in the country to run operations of this scale in the cloud as it aimed to become a “digital-first financial services […]

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Nexans appoints Arafat Yousef as managing director Middle East and Africa

September 5, 2019

AFRICA – Nexans, a cable and optical fibre company, has appointed Arafat Yousef as Managing Director of the LAN Systems Business Unit in Middle East and Africa (MEA) The worldwide leader in cables and cabling systems also tasks Arafat will be responsible for driving Nexans Cabling Solutions’ business growth, strengthening its channel network and expanding […]

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Huawei Kenya launches programme to support women in ICT

September 5, 2019

KENYA – Huawei Kenya has launched a programme to mentor women pursuing ICT-related courses. The Women in Technology Huawei Initiative (WITH) mentorship programme is expected to bridge the gender gap in digital literacy. The company said the Women in Technology (WITH) programme is part of the firm’s deliberate efforts to help women of all cadres […]

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South Africa’s Datatec acquires IT business Mars Technologies

July 10, 2019

SOUTH AFRICA – Johannesburg based information and communication firm Datatec Group, through its subsidiary – Logicalis SA – has acquired Mars Technologies, an information technology (IT) services business, for an undisclosed amount. Logicalis SA is a division of the Logicalis Group, the international IT solutions and managed services provider as part one of the three […]

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Google announces new subsea cable connecting Africa and Europe

July 8, 2019

AFRICA – American multinational technology company, Google has announced Equiano, a new private subsea cable that will connect Africa with Europe in a bid to boost its cloud computing infrastructure between the continents. Once complete, Equiano will start in western Europe and run along the West Coast of Africa, between Portugal and South Africa, with […]

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