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Cisco Systems to expand regional marketing force and agents

Published 23 Jun 2017 14:54 CET | Africa

Cisco Systems plans to increase the number of its sales agents in the Eastern Africa region by an additional 20 companies by early July. David Bunei, General Manager of Cisco ...

Eutelsat's Konnect Africa launches broadband service

Published 22 Jun 2017 16:27 CET | Africa

The Konnect Africa broadband venture set up by Eutelsat Communications has officially launched new-generation services, starting in Benin, Cameroon, Kenya, Lesotho, Nigeria, ...

Liquid Telecom seeks USD 700 mln for Africa expansion

Published 22 Jun 2017 14:28 CET | Africa

African operator Liquid Telecom is raising USD 700 million in long-term debt as it eyes further investment in network infrastructure in South Africa and elsewhere on the ...

Kwese Sports ink rights deal for Uefa games

Published 22 Jun 2017 14:07 CET | Africa

Econet Media's sports content platform, Kwese Sports, has signed a four-year deal with the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) to broadcast the UEFA Euro 2020, as ...

Facebook celebrates MENA winners of BMDC

Published 21 Jun 2017 16:51 CET | Africa, Middle East

Facebook has selected three winners from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) from sixty finalists as part of the first-ever Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge. The ...

MEA wearables shipments lift over 30% in Q1

Published 21 Jun 2017 16:07 CET | Africa, Middle East

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) wearables market continued its strong growth trajectory into the first quarter, according to the latest figures from IDC. IDC's Worldwide ...

SuperSport secures FIFA, UEFA football rights

Published 20 Jun 2017 11:05 CET | Africa

SuperSport has secured broadcasting rights for major forthcoming soccer tournaments, reports MyBroadband. The rights are for television, internet and mobile platforms, and ...

IrokoMusic launches channel for French-speaking Africa

Published 19 Jun 2017 16:18 CET | Africa

Nigerian entertainment company Iroko is set to launch a music and lifestyle channel on Canal+, for the French-speaking market in Africa on 20 June. The channel will show ...

Vodacom Group appoints new non-executive chairman

Published 16 Jun 2017 09:13 CET | Africa

Vodacom Group has announced the appointment of Jabu Moleketi as non-executive chairman and Saki Macozoma as a lead independent Director from 19 July. Moleketi will succeed ...

Vodafone runs education scheme in sub-Saharan Africa

Published 15 Jun 2017 11:13 CET | Africa

The Vodafone Foundation has expanded its education programme to benefit more than 5 million children in sub-Saharan Africa with limited access to education. The 'Instant ...

StarTimes to air 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup

Published 15 Jun 2017 09:36 CET | Africa

African digital television operator StarTimes has announced that the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 from Russia will be broadcast live on its channels, ST World Football, ...

Dataxis says 4G customers in Africa to reach 296 mln by 2022

Published 14 Jun 2017 09:56 CET | Africa

Dataxis foresees a steady rise in mobile internet connectivity in Africa, with 4G mobile subscribers expected to reach 296 million by 2022 compared to 24 million in ...

Google offers digital journalism training to 6,000 in Africa

Published 14 Jun 2017 09:49 CET | Africa

Google says it is supporting a Digital Journalism Initiative to train 6,000 African journalists within the next nine months. Head of Training and Development at Google News ...

Youtap, MatchMove partner on open-loop payments

Published 13 Jun 2017 14:01 CET | Africa, Asia

Youtap, a global provider of contactless mobile money payments and financial services software, has announced a partnership with MatchMove that will provide Youtap's ...

Africa mobile phone shipments slide 8% sequentially in Q1

Published 13 Jun 2017 13:51 CET | Africa

Africa's mobile phone market started 2017 off with a drastic quarter-on-quarter decline according to the latest figures announced by IDC. The study shows that overall ...

SNAP wins Ericsson innovation awards 2017

Published 13 Jun 2017 13:46 CET | Africa

Ericsson has announced that SNAP, from the Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee, is the winning team in the Ericsson Innovation Awards (EIA) 2017. The top three finalists ...

MEA personal computer shipments drop 9% in Q1

Published 12 Jun 2017 11:25 CET | Africa, Middle East

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) personal computing devices (PCD) market shrank by 8.8 percent year on year in the first quarter, according to International Data ...

Dalkom, Intelsat to expand broadband services in MEA

Published 09 Jun 2017 11:48 CET | Africa, Middle East

Intelsat has announced that Dalkom Somalia signed an agreement for satellite services that will expand its broadband enterprise and direct-to-home (DTH) services in East and ...

Cisco predicts MEA IP growth by 2021

Published 09 Jun 2017 11:42 CET | Africa, Middle East

Cisco says global digital transformation will continue to have a significant impact on the demands and requirements of IP networks over the next five years (2016 - 2021). ...

Africa Mobile Networks gets EU funds for rural connectivity

Published 09 Jun 2017 11:22 CET | Africa, Cameroon, Congo, The Democratic Republic of the

Africa Mobile Networks seeks to connect nearly 4 million people in rural Africa to telecommunications for the first time, supported by the EU Bank, to build 1000 new ...

Orange Digital Ventures to invest EUR 50 mln in Africa

Published 09 Jun 2017 10:48 CET | Africa

Orange Digital Ventures has earmarked EUR 50 million for a new investment programme focused on the African market, reports La Tribune quoting Orange deputy CEO Pierre ...

SuperSport introduces new channel line-up

Published 08 Jun 2017 09:15 CET | Africa

Multichoice's SuperSport is introducing a new channel line-up from 04 July. DStv customers can look forward to fourteen SuperSport and one eSports channel, with less ...

Eutelsat's Konnect Africa launches in 9 countries

Published 07 Jun 2017 13:43 CET | Africa

Satellite broadband provider Konnect Africa, a Eutelsat brand, has launched its services in Benin, Cameroon, Kenya, Lesotho, Nigeria, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania and ...

Comesa plans to re-boot Comtel regional connectivity scheme

Published 07 Jun 2017 13:28 CET | Africa

The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa) plans to revive the dormant USD 30 million+ Comtel regional connectivity project, blaming lack of cooperation ...

Jewell named new Juniper Networks EMEA leader

Published 07 Jun 2017 11:21 CET | Africa, Europe, Middle East

Juniper Networks has announced the appointment of Marcus Jewell as senior vice president and general manager for its Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) business. Jewell ...

 

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