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EMEA tablet shipments fall 8.2% in Q3 despite healthy commercial segment

Published 11 Dec 2019 13:06 CET | Africa, Eastern Europe, Europe, Middle East

The number of tablets sold in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) market in the third quarter fell by 8.2 percent year-on-year to 10.9 million units, according to the ...

MEA personal computing devices market grows in Q3 for first time in 19 quarters

Published 11 Dec 2019 11:09 CET | Africa, Middle East

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) personal computing devices (PCD) market, for desktops, notebooks, workstations and tablets, recorded its first year-on-year growth in ...

African smartphone shipments up 4% to 22.6 mln in Q3

Published 10 Dec 2019 12:10 CET | Africa

The African smartphone market saw shipments increase 4.0 percent in Q3 2019 compared to the previous three months, to total 22.6 million units, IDC reports. The growth comes ...

Vodacom group director resigns

Published 10 Dec 2019 10:45 CET | Africa

Vodacom Group has announced that Priscillah Mabelane, independent non-executive director, is stepping down from the board with effect from 31 December. Mabelane is a ...

CSI Sports launches Fight Sports Max in MENA

Published 09 Dec 2019 10:14 CET | Africa, Middle East

US company CSI Sports has launched a subscription digital service in the Middle East and North Africa called Fight Sports Max, reports Sportspro Media. The service debuted in ...

MEA consumer spending on technology to reach USD 130 bln in 2019

Published 09 Dec 2019 08:57 CET | Africa, Middle East

Consumer spending on technology in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) is forecast to total USD USD 130.8 billion in 2019, a year-on-year increase of 4 percent, according to the ...

Panasonic Avionics teams up with Eutelsat to provide XTS in-flight connectivity across EMEA

Published 05 Dec 2019 15:56 CET | Africa, Europe, Middle East

Panasonic Avionics entered into a multi-year agreement for Ku-band capacity on two multi-beam payloads on the Eutelsat 10B satellite, due to be launched in 2022. This ...

MultiChoice and M-Net rebrand South African film and TV training scheme

Published 05 Dec 2019 10:39 CET | Africa

M-Net and MultiChoice are rebranding M-Net's Magic in Motion film academy as MultiChoice Talent Factory ZA, to align with the MultiChoice Talent Factory film academy run by ...

Djibouti Telecom, Somtel, Telkom Kenya and SubCom complete manufacturing part of DARE1

Published 05 Dec 2019 10:28 CET | Africa

Djibouti Telecom, Somtel, Telkom Kenya and SubCom have announced that all the manufacturing aspects for the Djibouti Africa Regional Express 1 (DARE1) submarine cable system ...

Dimension Data debuts Dimension Data Security in MEA region

Published 04 Dec 2019 16:36 CET | Africa, Middle East

Dimension Data has launched its fifth business in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, Dimension Data Security, aimed at helping organisations in the region address the ...

Orange presents 5-year strategy, plans to carve out tower assets into separate unit

Published 04 Dec 2019 10:58 CET | Africa, Europe, France

Orange unveiled 'Engage 2025', its new strategy that follows on from the Essentials 2020 plan launched in 2015. The group presented its targets for the coming years, ...

MultiChoice and Viacom renew content deal

Published 04 Dec 2019 10:23 CET | Africa

MultiChoice and Viacom have renewed their channel carriage agreement for TV channels carried on the African pay-TV service. The new contract extension means that the BET, ...

RingCentral appoints Massey as Regional VP of EMEA Channel

Published 03 Dec 2019 16:19 CET | Africa, Europe, Middle East

Massey joins RingCentral from Fujitsu, where he was Head of Strategy for Unified Communications and Contact Centre for EMEA. In his new role, Richard will help partners ...

African Union Commission, Mozilla study says taxes on internet services push users offline

Published 03 Dec 2019 11:32 CET | Africa

A new study released by Mozilla and the African Union Commission (AUC) reveals that taxation regimes imposed without public consultation and impact assessment have increased ...

MTN Group launches remittances app

Published 03 Dec 2019 11:05 CET | Africa

MTN Group has announced the launch of its a remittances app dubbed MTN Homeland. The mobile app aims to facilitate money and airtime transfers from Europe to Africa and parts ...

Teraco appoints Hnizdo as new CEO

Published 02 Dec 2019 10:59 CET | Africa

Data centre operator Teraco has announced the appointment of Jan Hnizdo as its new CEO, replacing Lex Van Wyk, who will step down effective 01 January 2020. Hnizdo has been ...

Talia expands satellite services to 5 more African countries

Published 29 Nov 2019 10:11 CET | Africa

Global communications service provider Talia has announced the successful completion of beta testing of its Ka-band High Throughput Satellites (HTS) services in more African ...

Jumia exits Tanzania after leaving Cameroon

Published 29 Nov 2019 09:39 CET | Africa, Tanzania, United Republic of

African e-commerce group Jumia has closed its Tanzanian business to focus on operations in other countries in a "portfolio optimisation effort", ten days after exiting ...

Vodacom Group dismisses report CEO to step aside

Published 29 Nov 2019 09:08 CET | Africa

Vodacom Group has dismissed a report suggesting its CEO Shameel Joosub will soon leave the helm of the operator to take on a new role as CEO of Vodafone Africa, TechCentral ...

Vodacom group CFO resigns

Published 29 Nov 2019 08:56 CET | Africa

Vodacom Group announced that chief financial officer Till Streichert will leave the company in June 2020 to pursue an external opportunity outside of Vodacom. He will step ...

EMEA PC shipments to grow 0.6% in 2019 thanks to business demand

Published 28 Nov 2019 11:14 CET | Africa, Europe, Middle East

PC shipments in the EMEA region are expected to grow 0.6 percent this year to 72.1 million units, according to IDC. Demand from businesses and public sector organisations ...

Vodacom Group CTO resigns, reportedly moving to CIVH

Published 27 Nov 2019 10:39 CET | Africa

Vodacom Group chief technology officer (CTO) Andries Delport has resigned and is set to join Community Investment Ventures Holdings (CIVH) in a similar position to help ...

Mobile technologies and services add USD 191 bln to MENA economy in 2018 - study

Published 26 Nov 2019 13:35 CET | Africa, Middle East

Mobile technologies and services added USD 191 billion to the Middle East and North Africa's economy in 2018, equivalent to about 4.5 percent of regional Gross Domestic ...

Twitter launches MENA region safety awareness campaign

Published 26 Nov 2019 12:31 CET | Africa, Middle East

Twitter has launched its first safety awareness campaign in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The campaign comes as Twitter continues to prioritise the health ...

Mozilla and German development ministry tie up to support African language products

Published 26 Nov 2019 10:59 CET | Africa, Germany, Rwanda

Mozilla and the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) said they have joined to collect open speech data in local languages and develop local ...

 

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