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Google expands GNI Innovation Challenge to Africa, Mideast and Turkey

Published 16 Apr 2019 14:04 CET | Africa, Middle East, Turkey

Google has  announced that the Google News Initiative (GNI) Innovation Challenge is launching in Africa, the Middle East and Turkey in June. The GNI Innovation Challenge is ...

West Africa's mobile economy valued at over USD 50 bln in 2018

Published 16 Apr 2019 11:56 CET | Africa

West Africa's mobile ecosystem generated over USD 50 billion in economic value in 2018, equivalent to 8.7 percent of the region's GDP, according to a new GSMA study. The 2019 ...

PCCW Global and Tespok to launch first African roaming IPX

Published 11 Apr 2019 14:01 CET | Africa, Kenya

PCCW Global and Kenyan technology service provider Tespok have signed a memorandum of understanding to provide a mobile data roaming exchange point. The IPX-based networking ...

Visa ties up with Branch app to offer virtual cards to 2 mln people in sub-Saharan Africa

Published 09 Apr 2019 12:35 CET | Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, United Republic of

Visa will partner the Branch mobile application to offer virtual Visa prepaid debit cards offered to over 2 million consumers in sub-Saharan Africa. Branch will implement ...

Sub-Saharan Africa fixed broadband lines to nearly triple by 2023

Published 09 Apr 2019 11:49 CET | Africa

Fixed broadband subscriptions in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are expected to grow three-fold to 17 million in 2023, from their current levels of 6.6 million, according to a ...

Boomplay completes USD 20 mln funding

Published 08 Apr 2019 13:34 CET | Africa

African music streaming service Boomplay has announced that it has raised USD 20 million in Series A funding led by Maison Capital and followed by Seas Capital and other ...

Facebook in talks to develop Simba underwater cable ring around Africa - report

Published 08 Apr 2019 11:01 CET | Africa

Facebook is in talks to develop an underwater data cable that would encircle Africa, The Wall Street Journal reported citing unnamed people familiar with the plans. The aim ...

Workz Group launches 5G SIM card in Mideast, Africa

Published 05 Apr 2019 13:48 CET | Africa, Middle East

UAE-based mobile security and IoT services provider Workz Group has launched its 5G SIM card, the first in the Middle East and Africa (MEA). They will support the next ...

Liquid Telecom completes sale of 8% stake to UK Commonwealth Development Corporation, plans expansion

Published 04 Apr 2019 11:24 CET | Africa, United Kingdom

Liquid Telecom has completed the USD 180 million sale of an 8 percent stake to the UK government's sovereign wealth fund for developing countries, known as the Commonwealth ...

Jiji inks deal to acquire OLX businesses in 4 African countries

Published 03 Apr 2019 11:10 CET | Africa

Nigeria's largest classifieds marketplace Jiji and Naspers' OLX have reached an agreement under which Jiji will acquire OLX businesses in Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda, ...

MultiChoice to premiere Zee's 'Mehek' on DStv

Published 03 Apr 2019 10:38 CET | Africa

MultiChoice Africa has announced the premiere at 20:00 hrs on 06 April of 'Mehek', the first Zee World production to star actors from the African continent. The series was ...

Westcon-Comstor signs distribution deal with Linkyfi

Published 02 Apr 2019 14:31 CET | Africa, South Africa

Weston-Comstor has signed a distribution agreement with Wi-Fi provider Linkyfi, which will enable customers to manage access to Wi-Fi networks better and gain marketing ...

Mastercard and Jumia expand relationship in Africa

Published 02 Apr 2019 09:22 CET | Africa

African e-commerce platform Jumia announced that Mastercard has agreed, subject to certain conditions, to become an investor and form a strategic partnership to grow ...

Nigeria, Egypt, Rwanda offer cheapest data in Africa in 2018, prices rise relative to income

Published 01 Apr 2019 11:30 CET | Africa

The Alliance for Affordable Internet (A4AI) says although data prices remain high in Africa, the cheapest tariffs are offered in Nigeria, Egypt and Rwanda. Egypt had the ...

MTN Group pays ZAR 24.1 bln tax in 2018, declares growth and sustainability plans

Published 29 Mar 2019 11:25 CET | Africa, Middle East

MTN Group said in its integrated and sustainability report for the period ending 31 December 2018 that its total tax contribution was ZAR 24.1 billion last year, including ...

StarTimes Kenya appoints Wang as new CEO

Published 29 Mar 2019 08:33 CET | Africa, Kenya

StarTimes Kenya has announced the appointment of Andy Wang as chief executive officer. Wang has been appointed to oversee operations of the pay-TV company, with a core ...

AWS to provide cloud services to Standard Bank Group

Published 27 Mar 2019 12:29 CET | Africa

Amazon Web Services (AWS) said it has been selected by the Standard Bank Group as its cloud provider with the intention of migrating its production workloads, including its ...

MultiChoice launches networking portal for film professionals

Published 26 Mar 2019 11:31 CET | Africa

MultiChoice has launched the MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) portal. This follows the start of three regional MTF Academies (in East, West and Southern Africa), a ...

Naspers donates ZAR 1 mln for cyclone Idai victims

Published 22 Mar 2019 09:11 CET | Africa

Naspers said it has donated ZAR 1 million in support of disaster relief and recovery efforts in Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe following the devastating effects of Cyclone ...

Unitel to chair GSMA's Africa fraud and security group

Published 21 Mar 2019 10:28 CET | Africa

Angolan operator Unitel was elected to chair the GSMA Association Africa Fraud and Security Group (AFASG), a specific working group dedicated to dealing with critical fraud ...

YouTube, NBA partner to launch live games channel in Africa

Published 21 Mar 2019 09:09 CET | Africa

The channel will also showcase the league's history of growing basketball across the continent and using the game as a platform to empower African youth. The first two live ...

Huawei continues to grow EMEA smartphone market share in Q4 2018 - IDC

Published 20 Mar 2019 11:46 CET | Africa, Europe, Middle East

Huawei has continued its strong growth in the EMEA smartphone market in Q4 2018 to account for one quarter of the Android market for the first time in the region, with its ...

Boomplay inks licensing deal with Warner Music

Published 15 Mar 2019 10:40 CET | Africa

The terms of the partnership allow Boomplay to distribute Warner Music's catalogue of more than 1 million songs to its  listeners in ten countries, namely Cameroon, Cote ...

Vast Networks selects Benu Networks to launch carrier-grade mobile offload network

Published 14 Mar 2019 14:42 CET | Africa

South African operator Vast Networks has selected Benu Networks, a provider of virtual network services, to deploy carrier-grade mobile offload network on the African ...

Liquid Telecom expands availability of Microsoft Azure in Africa

Published 13 Mar 2019 15:32 CET | Africa

Liquid Telecom has announced the availability of Microsoft Azure across its pan-African network which spans 70,000 km and stretches via a direct terrestrial high speed fibre ...

 

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