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Airtel Africa Q3 revenue rises 13%

Published 28 Jan 2020 09:35 CET | Africa

Airtel Africa said revenue increased by 9.9 percent to USD 2.52 billion in the nine months to 31 December 2019 from USD 2.29 billion a year earlier, with third quarter ...

Telkom expects repairs to submarine cables damaged off Angola to begin 28 January

Published 24 Jan 2020 09:49 CET | Africa, Angola

South African operator Telkom says the cable vessel Leon Thevenin is sailing towards Angola to start repairing damage to the South Atlantic 3/West Africa Submarine Cable ...

Digital modernisation investment to form 30% of META IT spending by 2024 vs 18% in 2018

Published 23 Jan 2020 11:33 CET | Africa, Middle East, Turkey

Investments in digital transformation and innovation will account for 30 percent of all IT spending in the Middle East, Turkey, and Africa (META) by 2024, up from 18 percent ...

Airtel Africa and Western Union sign money transfer deal for mobile wallets

Published 22 Jan 2020 14:05 CET | Africa, India

Airtel Africa and Western Union have launched a remittance service to allow customers to send and receive international money transfers from their phones using the Airtel ...

StarTimes obtains broadcasting rights for Formula E

Published 22 Jan 2020 11:15 CET | Africa

StarTimes has signed a deal to broadcast Formula E motor racing in 37 countries in the region. The agreement covers non-exclusive live and highlights rights and includes ...

Orange creates TV series to celebrate African culture

Published 21 Jan 2020 15:27 CET | Africa

Orange has announced a TV project that focuses on the cultural promotion of Africa, in collaboration with Fame Productions. Named Y'Africa (short for "Africa Ya Ielo", ...

PCCW Global cooperates for southern Africa extension to PEACE Cable

Published 21 Jan 2020 09:58 CET | Africa, Pakistan

PCCW Global and PEACE Cable International Network Company will cooperate on the southern extension of the Pakistan East Africa Connecting Europe (PEACE) submarine cable ...

Djibouti Telecom, Somtel, Telkom Kenya, SubCom begin installing DARE1 cable system

Published 21 Jan 2020 09:33 CET | Africa

Djibouti Telecom, Somtel, Telkom Kenya and SubCom have announced that the Djibouti Africa Regional Express 1 (DARE1) submarine cable system has landed in La Siesta Beach ...

Angola Cables, Nokia trial first direct optical connection between US and Africa

Published 17 Jan 2020 14:31 CET | Africa, United States

Nokia has announced that Angola Cables is trialling Nokia's Photonic Service Engine 3 (PSE-3) chipset for the first direct optical connection between the US and Africa. The ...

SADC countries plan satellite sharing system

Published 17 Jan 2020 11:30 CET | Africa

Oliveira also said Angola plans to resend a national satellite into orbit in the future, despite the failed launch in 2017 of its first geostationary satellite, the ...

StarTimes signs education and literacy deal with UNESCO

Published 17 Jan 2020 10:21 CET | Africa

StarTimes and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Multisectoral Regional Office for West Africa (UNESCO) have signed a memorandum of ...

FALCON submarine cable cut off Yemen hits internet services in Gulf and Africa

Published 17 Jan 2020 09:48 CET | Africa, Middle East, Yemen

Ethiopia, Sudan and Tanzania are affected by cuts to the FLAG Alcatel-Lucent Optical Network (FALCON) undersea cable off Yemen, which is thought to have occurred on 09 ...

Fraud detection startup Calltic raises EUR 1.5 mln in latest funding round

Published 16 Jan 2020 11:16 CET | Africa, Belgium

Calltic, a tech startup based in Belgium's Ghent, said it raised EUR 1.5 million during its Series A funding round. The round was led by inter-university fund Qbic, ...

Naspers CEO sells nearly ZAR 1 bln worth of shares, to re-invest in bonds on open market

Published 16 Jan 2020 09:53 CET | Africa

Naspers CEO Bob van Dijk has received just under ZAR 1 billion from the sale of 414,932 shares in the group, Bloomberg reported, citing a regulatory filing. Van Dijk sold his ...

Facebook appoints regional director for Middle East, Africa and Turkey

Published 14 Jan 2020 09:37 CET | Africa, Middle East, Turkey

Facebook has announcement the appointment of Derya Matras as regional director for the Middle East, Africa and Turkey. In this role, Matras will lead Facebook to serve ...

African SVoD revenues to reach USD 1.06 bln by 2025 - study

Published 13 Jan 2020 13:45 CET | Africa

African SVoD revenues will reach USD 1.06 billion by 2025, six times the 2019 total of USD 183 million, according to a forecast by Digital TV Research. It predicts 9.72 ...

Africa to have 47 mln pay-TV subscribers by 2025 - study

Published 13 Jan 2020 13:05 CET | Africa | Update: 13 Jan 2020 13:09 CET

Africa will have 47.26 million pay-TV subscribers by 2025, up from 30.7 million at end-2019, according to a report by Digital TV Research. Nigeria will contribute 10 million ...

Commvault appoints Fanizzi as new VP sales for EMEA

Published 13 Jan 2020 11:10 CET | Africa, Middle East

Global data management firm Commvault has announced the appointment of Marco Fanizzi as vice president for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), effective immediately. ...

Sub-Saharan Africa loses USD 2 bln to internet shutdowns in 2019

Published 13 Jan 2020 10:18 CET | Africa, World

Sub-Saharan Africa lost more than USD 2 billion in economic value in 2019 after deliberate government action to shut down the internet for more than 7,800 hours, according to ...

SamaPass expands web presence in Africa, with mobile payments

Published 10 Jan 2020 17:10 CET | Africa

International ticketing agency SamaPass is expanding its online presence in Africa by offering a complete range of African experiences to share. SamaPass allows users to buy ...

Orange opens new Orange Middle East and Africa HQ in Morocco

Published 09 Jan 2020 09:25 CET | Africa, Middle East, Morocco

Orange has officially inaugurated the Orange Middle East and Africa operational head office in Morocco as part of efforts to strengthen its presence in Africa. The new HQ is ...

Orange hires banks to explore IPO of Middle East and Africa business - report

Published 08 Jan 2020 12:56 CET | Africa, Middle East

Orange has selected BNP and Morgan Stanley to assess a potential initial public offering (IPO) of its Middle East and Africa operations, reports Bloomberg citing unnamed ...

E-Vision picks Evergent's revenue and customer platform for OTT TV service in MENA

Published 08 Jan 2020 11:05 CET | Africa, Middle East, Pakistan

Etisalat Group subsidiary E-Vision said that it has selected Evergent to supply revenue and customer lifecycle management services for its multi-country OTT television ...

CTM inks partnership deal with Angola Cables

Published 07 Jan 2020 20:26 CET | Africa, Brazil, China, Macau

Macau operator CTM and Angola Cables have signed an agreement to enhance digital opportunities for business between Macau, Mainland China, African Portuguese-speaking ...

MTN takes proceeds from asset sales to ZAR 14 billion

Published 02 Jan 2020 15:01 CET | Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, Uganda

MTN Group said it has concluded two further transactions, bringing the total proceeds from its Asset Realisation Programme (ARP) to ZAR 14 billion so far. This follows ...

 

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