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Paratus appoints new group CCO to drive pan-African growth

Published 14 Apr 2021 15:36 CET | Africa

Paratus Group has appointed Martin Cox its new group chief commercial officer. Cox is a founding shareholder of Neotel and executive for strategy, commercial and M&A at ...

Gilat wins contract from West African country

Published 14 Apr 2021 11:40 CET | Africa

Gilat Satcom Systems has won a contract with a government agency in West Africa for the supply of advanced satellite systems including a hub, Globes reported. The deal is ...

Africa Data Centres appoints Kwach first MD for East Africa Region

Published 14 Apr 2021 09:48 CET | Africa

Africa Data Centres (ADC), part of the Liquid Intelligent Technologies (formerly Liquid Telecom Group) has appointed Dan Kwach to the newly-created  position of managing ...

Evotel provides Welkom schools with free fibre

Published 13 Apr 2021 11:27 CET | Africa

South African open access fibre to the home (FTTH) network operator Evotel is installing fibre infrastructure in Welkom to supply free access to schools in its coverage ...

Vodacom Group partners with AUDA-NEPAD for vaccine roll-out in Africa

Published 13 Apr 2021 10:56 CET | Africa

Vodacom Group, part of the Vodafone Group, will work with AUDA-NEPAD to build digital infrastructure to manage vaccinations in up to 55 countries. This follows successful ...

Sonatel and Envol secure deal to resell excess capacity of SOGEM fibre network

Published 13 Apr 2021 10:42 CET | Africa, Mali, Mauritania, Senegal

A consortium created by African groups Sonatel and Envol has been selected for a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) project that aims to exploit the excess capacity of a 1,728 ...

Twitter to establish first African office in Ghana 

Published 13 Apr 2021 10:23 CET | Africa, Ghana

The social network Twitter said that it will be setting up a presence in Africa. Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said it is building a team in Ghana and is recruiting for positions ...

MTN Group values mobile-money arm at USD 5 bln, mulls IPO

Published 13 Apr 2021 09:32 CET | Africa

MTN Group estimates its mobile-money business is worth about USD 5 billion, and the mobile operator will consider a potential IPO for the activities. MTN's valuation of its ...

Telecoming and Evina ink deal to develop DCB Index

Published 12 Apr 2021 12:02 CET | Africa

European technology companies Evina and Telecoming have signed a global alliance on security in direct carrier billing (DCB) payments. The companies both operate in 15 ...

Vodafone, Vodacom donate EUR 4 mln to secure Covid-19 vaccine supply in Africa

Published 12 Apr 2021 11:58 CET | Africa

Vodafone Foundation and Vodacom Group will donate EUR 4.2 million to support the vaccine roll-out to vulnerable and hard to reach communities across its markets in Africa. ...

SuperSport secures rights to broadcast FIFA World Cup 2022

Published 09 Apr 2021 10:59 CET | Africa

MultiChoice's SuperSport said it has secured rights to broadcast all 64 matches of the men's FIFA World Cup 2022, to be held in Qatar, after the World of Champions concluded ...

Inq appoints Wirtz as new group CEO

Published 08 Apr 2021 13:48 CET | Africa

Pan-African multi-cloud digital service provider Inq, a Convergence Partner Company, has appointed Christian Wirtz as its new group CEO to take over from founding group CEO ...

Acronis appoints Tarsus On Demand as cloud distributor

Published 07 Apr 2021 20:03 CET | Africa

Acronis has appointed Tarsus On Demand as an Acronis Cloud Distributor. Brendan Haskins, chief technology officer at Tarsus On Demand, said the company's marketplace provides ...

Wix partners Nigerian payment gateway SeerBit

Published 07 Apr 2021 14:43 CET | Africa

Centric Gateway's Nigerian payment service SeerBit said it is partnering with Wix, a global SaaS platform, to support eCommerce businesses in Africa. This collaboration makes ...

Network International appoints Fekry as regional president for Northern and Sub-Saharan Africa

Published 06 Apr 2021 11:27 CET | Africa

Payment services provider Network International has announced the appointment of Egyptian national Hany Fekry as regional president for Northern and Sub-Saharan Africa. He ...

Smile Telecoms receives approval for debt restructuring, gets USD 51 mln injection

Published 01 Apr 2021 13:58 CET | Africa

African operator Smile Telecoms Holdings announced that its restructuring plan has been approved and agreed with the lenders. This debt restructuring plan involves an ...

Airtel Africa signs USD 100 mln deal giving Mastercard minority stake in mobile money arm

Published 01 Apr 2021 13:50 CET | Africa

Airtel Africa has announced an agreement under which Mastercard will invest USD 100 million in Airtel Mobile Commerce,  a wholly owned subsidiary of Airtel Africa. AMC is ...

Orange announces 2nd series of culture documentaries Y'Africa

Published 31 Mar 2021 15:18 CET | Africa

Orange has announced plans to launch season two of 'Y'Africa', a television show about African culture. The series puts emerging artists in the spotlight, such as painters, ...

MFS Africa exceeds 320 mln mobile money wallets

Published 30 Mar 2021 15:31 CET | Africa

MFS Africa has announced that it has reached over 320 million mobile money wallets. Its partnership with Xoom, a PayPal service, connects the diaspora in the UK, US, Canada ...

Meridiam to invest USD 48 mln in Raxio data centres

Published 30 Mar 2021 09:25 CET | Africa

The Raxio Group and the asset and fund manager Meridiam have announced a partnership to deploy a network of data centres in Africa. Meridiam will invest USD 48 million in the ...

Dimension Data appoints Mokou as new MD for Southern Africa

Published 29 Mar 2021 12:14 CET | Africa

Dimension Data has announced the appointment of Nompumelelo Mokou as the managing director for its Southern Africa business, effective 1 April. Mokou joined Dimension Data in ...

Oppo Reno5 series becomes official smartphone partner of PUBG Mobile Esports in MEA

Published 24 Mar 2021 14:12 CET | Africa, Middle East

Oppo announced that its Reno5 Pro 5G and Reno5 5G smartphones have been selected as the designated smartphones for PUBG Mobile Esports in the Middle East and Africa region ...

Airtel sells towers in Madagascar, Malawi, Chad and Gabon to Helios

Published 23 Mar 2021 10:33 CET | Africa, Chad, Gabon, Madagascar, Malawi

Helios Towers has signed agreements with Airtel Africa to acquire its passive infrastructure operating companies in Madagascar and Malawi, and enter an exclusive Memorandum ...

Seamless Distribution Systems agrees to buy network planning software provider Riaktr

Published 18 Mar 2021 14:27 CET | Africa

Seamless Distribution Systems (SDS) said it has reached a conditional agreement to acquire Riaktr, of Belgium-based provider of proprietary software for business intelligence ...

Universal Music Group and Boomplay expand licence to cover 47 countries

Published 18 Mar 2021 11:30 CET | Africa

African music streaming and download platform Boomplay and Universal Music Group (UMG) have announced an agreement to extend licensing of UMG's global music catalogue from ...

 

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