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Safaricom records flat growth in tough financial year

Mobile network operator Safaricom, has announced its financial results which showed a flat growth in the financial year ending March 2021, despite the...

Orange in massive solar panel roll-out across MEA

Telecommunications operator Orange, is advancing its solar projects in Africa and the Middle East (MEA) region in order to reduce its carbon...

SpaceX, Google Cloud sign satellite connectivity deal

Elon Musk’s SpaceX has signed a deal with Google to deliver satellite internet connectivity services leveraging Starlink’s ability to provide high-speed broadband internet...

Why a wave of tech giants will come from Africa

There has been a significant increase in investment demand for African technology startups as they are at a distinct advantage because they...

South Africa’s online retail jumps to over $2 billion

New research findings have revealed that in just two years, online retail in South Africa has more than doubled to over $2...

Telkom Kenya to create digital and financial services businesses

Telkom Kenya has announced it is creating two 100% wholly-owned subsidiaries to house its digital and financial services businesses in order to...

Mobile and Apps

OPPO A74 5G launched in South Africa

Chinese smartphone maker OPPO, has launched its latest A-Series smartphone, the OPPO A74 5G in South Africa. With this latest addition, there...

Samsung reclaims top spot as biggest smartphone maker

Global smartphone shipments have surged in Q1 2021 with Samsung reclaiming top spot as the world's biggest smartphone producer after shipping 76.5...

New African social media app takes aim at Facebook, Instagram

MY! (My Country My World), a new social media app for Africa is on schedule for launch in May 2021. The mobile...

Hormuud Telecom launches Somalia’s first mobile money app

Hormuud Telecom (HorTel), Somalia’s largest telecommunications operator has launched the WAAFI mobile money app, the country’s first mobile payments platform.

TECNO becomes top smartphone brand in Africa

TECNO, has toppled Samsung to become the top smartphone brand in Africa for 2020, following its successful launches of devices in the...

Clickatell unveils Chat Flow, a Chat Commerce workflow builder

Clickatell, a mobile communications and chat commerce services provider has unveiled a new product called Chat Flow, which enables businesses to manage...

Cloud

TELECOMS

Telkom Kenya to create digital and financial services businesses

Telkom Kenya has announced it is creating two 100% wholly-owned subsidiaries to house its digital and financial services businesses in order to...

Safaricom records flat growth in tough financial year

Mobile network operator Safaricom, has announced its financial results which showed a flat growth in the financial year ending March 2021, despite the...

Orange in massive solar panel roll-out across MEA

Telecommunications operator Orange, is advancing its solar projects in Africa and the Middle East (MEA) region in order to reduce its carbon...

Angola Cables boosts capacity of MONET submarine cable network

Telecommunications services provider Angola Cables, has announced the upgrading of its MONET submarine cable network using Ciena’s GeoMesh, to boost capacity and...

MTN posts strong Q1 2021 financial results

Telecoms operator MTN Group, has announced strong first quarter 2021 financial results with growth driven by gains in data and fintech revenue.

MTN Rwanda lists on Stock Exchange

History has been made as MTN Rwanda has become the first mobile network operator in the country to list its shares on...

Security

Is your website POPIA compliant?

The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) have a significant impact on websites and other...

DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION

Microsoft partners Nigeria government to accelerate digital transformation

Microsoft and the Government of Nigeria have announced several projects aimed at advancing the digital economy that will be anchored by connectivity,...

The impact of data protection challenges on digital transformation

Veeam, has released its Data Protection Report 2021 which highlighted that data protection challenges, COVID-19 and economic uncertainty are undermining organizations’ abilities...

Digital adoption in Africa supersedes other regions

Digital adoption and infrastructure development in Africa is happening at a faster pace when compared to other regions across the world, although...

Liquid rebrands to Liquid Intelligent Technologies

Liquid Telecom, has announced the complete repositioning of its brand to pan- African technology firm Liquid Intelligent Technologies, integrating its extensive business...

Less than 30% of Telcos in MEA have a digital transformation strategy

A new report released by the Technology Innovation Council has revealed that less than three in 10 telecommunications operators in Africa and...

Nigeria to complete digital switch over in 2022

Nigeria will complete its Digital Switch Over (DSO) project by the middle of 2022, which will signal an end to analogue technology...

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SpaceX, Google Cloud sign satellite connectivity deal

Elon Musk’s SpaceX has signed a deal with Google to deliver satellite internet connectivity services leveraging Starlink’s ability to provide high-speed broadband internet...

Telkom Kenya to create digital and financial services businesses

Telkom Kenya has announced it is creating two 100% wholly-owned subsidiaries to house its digital and financial services businesses in order to...

Chris Norton appointed Veeam Country Manager of Africa

Veeam Software, has announced the appointment of Chris Norton as Country Manager of Africa, responsible for the company’s continued investment and strong...

Why a wave of tech giants will come from Africa

There has been a significant increase in investment demand for African technology startups as they are at a distinct advantage because they...

Safaricom records flat growth in tough financial year

Mobile network operator Safaricom, has announced its financial results which showed a flat growth in the financial year ending March 2021, despite the...

South Africa’s online retail jumps to over $2 billion

New research findings have revealed that in just two years, online retail in South Africa has more than doubled to over $2...

Is your website POPIA compliant?

The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) have a significant impact on websites and other...

AWS re/Start cloud program expands across Africa

Amazon Web Services (AWS), is set to launch four cohorts of its re/Start cloud skills training program in Africa this month as...

Opinion & Analysis

From Hype to Hero: How IoT has changed the world

The Internet of Things is no flash-in-the-pan hyped-up tech, it’s the future of connectivity and collaboration in a freshly minted digital world

Why old electronics cost more than new

Trying to stretch the IT budgets by delaying or avoiding new PC acquisitions may be tempting, but older electronic equipment costs more...

African governments must digitise to be innovative, inclusive and resilient

It has been said before, but it bears repeating – the Covid-19 pandemic offers Africa the chance to leapfrog development through digitisation,...

The right storage solution is key to a profitable, differentiated IaaS offering

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) supports the flexibility and scalability businesses need today, while reducing capital expenses – a factor that is...

How 5G technology could shape Africa’s future

Developing nations have arguably surpassed their developed counterparts in benefiting from the rapid deployment of mobile technology. With the challenges of deploying...

Most Read Stories

How a Multi-Channel approach improves the experience for remote workforces

As the COVID-19 pandemic irrevocably redefined the way we communicate and work, remote working and mobile workforces have become central to doing...

QBS Group partners with Pipol to target bigger international ERP deals

QBS Group has joined forces with Pipol to enable partners to assign and engage in international opportunities. With over 160 offices in more than...

Vodacom partners Cloudflare to protect firms from DDoS attacks

Vodacom Business has partnered with Cloudflare to provide businesses with more secure and reliable online services, as the global cybercrime pandemic triggered...

Amazon to open new Africa headquarters in Cape Town

Global retail giant Amazon will set up its Africa headquarters in Cape Town, South Africa, in a $57 million (R4 billion) River...

Africa’s Smartphone market proves resilient to COVID-19 impact – IDC

Africa's overall mobile phone market saw shipments decline 6.0% quarter on quarter (QoQ) in Q2 2020, according to the latest figures announced by International...

Nigeria extends NIN-SIM registrations

The government of Nigeria has extended the ongoing National Identification Number (NIN) and Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) integration exercise by 8 weeks,...

Gadgets and Hardware

Huawei upgrades its MateBook series

Huawei, has made impressive enhancements to its laptop range of the Huawei MateBook series which include the MateBook X Pro 2021, MateBook...

Microsoft adds Surface Book 3 to its range in South Africa

Microsoft, has announced the introduction of the Surface Book 3 in South Africa, adding to its Surface device range in the country.

Huawei unveils upgraded MateBook D 14

Huawei has launched an upgraded version of the Huawei MateBook D 14 i5 suitable for young people who are learning or working...

MediaTek unveils Helio G95 gaming chip in South Africa

MediaTek, the fourth largest global fabless semiconductor company has announced the launch of its premium gaming chip, MediaTek Helio G95, to enable...

Company News

FNB and Sage move to securely automate business accounting

South Africa’s FNB bank and cloud business management solutions provider Sage, have signed a partnership agreement to offer customers direct bank feeds...

Teraco boosts regional interconnection with METISS Cable

Africa’s largest and most interconnected data centre operator, Teraco, has become an integral node to the Meltingpot Indianoceanic Submarine System (METISS), a...

South African start-up eyes Nigeria, Mexico expansion

South African security and medical response start-up AURA, which recently expanded into Kenya and the UK, is now eyeing possible expansions in...

Your data has left the building: don’t let it take you on a bumpy ride

“Ladies and gentlemen: Michael Jackson has left the stadium.” These are the dramatic words spoken just after Michael Jackson,...

Sme and startup

Why a wave of tech giants will come from Africa

There has been a significant increase in investment demand for African technology startups as they are at a distinct advantage because they...

Health tech start-ups geared to meet surging demand in Egypt

The healthcare industry in Egypt is poised for major disruption as the country is experiencing a wave of emerging health tech startups.

Zambian agritech startup leverages AI to detect plant and animal disease

Zambia based agritech startup, Agripredict, is leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) as risk management tools to enable farmers in...

Kenya’s Tanda fintech startup gets funding boost for regional expansion

Tanda, a Kenya based fintech startup has announced that it secured funding from African tech investor HAVAÍC, Zedcrest Capital, DFS Lab and...

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