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Seacom appoints Padayachee as CTO

Published 15 Jan 2021 08:27 CET | Africa

Seacom announced the appointment of Prenesh Padayachee as its new Chief Technical Officer (CTO). Padayachee, a former CTO at Internet Solutions and former Chief Sales and ...

Molotov launches services in French-speaking Africa, eyes further international expansion

Published 13 Jan 2021 11:17 CET | Africa

Over-the-top TV company Molotov has announced the launch of its brand and services in markets outside France, saying that this first wave of international expansion will ...

Zeepay to expand mobile money services to East and Southern Africa

Published 12 Jan 2021 12:48 CET | Africa

Ghana's Zeepay is planning to raise USD 10 million in equity funding to support the creation of new mobile-money hubs in East and Southern Africa, reports The Africareport. ...

Orange allocates EUR 350 mln for relaunch of venture capital arm

Published 11 Jan 2021 17:35 CET | Africa, Europe, Middle East, World

Orange said that it has strengthened its venture capital activity with an increased allocation of EUR 350 million. New investments will be made under a new entity named ...

African pay TV subscriptions to reach 51 mln by 2026

Published 08 Jan 2021 15:01 CET | Africa

The African pay TV market is set to reach 51 million subscribers by 2026, according to a report by Digital TV research. Almost 17 million pay TV subscribers will be added ...

Escotel receives USD 35 mln start-up capital to deploy clean power systems to telecom sites in Africa

Published 08 Jan 2021 10:19 CET | Africa

Inspired Evolution, an Africa-focused investment advisory firm that specialises in clean and renewable energy, led a USD 35 million equity investment by its Evolution II Fund ...

Discovery partners with StarzPlay for Discovery+ launch in MENA

Published 07 Jan 2021 09:57 CET | Africa, Middle East

Discovery has announced a strategic partnership with the StarzPlay SVoD service to launch the non-fiction streaming service Discovery+ in the Middle East and North Africa. ...

Maroc Telecom rebrands African subsidiaries as Moov Africa

Published 06 Jan 2021 12:31 CET | Africa

Maroc Telecom has rebranded all its eleven subsidiaries in Africa as Moov Africa as of 01 January. Based in Morocco and active in Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Gabon, ...

Tecnotree wins EUR 6 mln five-year contract for Digital BBS Suite 5 from MEA operator

Published 05 Jan 2021 13:59 CET | Africa, Middle East

Finnish provider Tecnotree has won a digital modernisation contract worth approximately EUR 6 million over five years from what it described as one of the largest telecom ...

OPay plans to expand payments service to North Africa

Published 05 Jan 2021 13:12 CET | Africa

The Lagos-based start-up, which has shareholders including Softbank and China's Meituan, said it attained financial self-sufficiency in June and still has enough cash in the ...

MTN appoints two new independent non-executive directors

Published 28 Dec 2020 16:22 CET | Africa

The MTN Group has appointed Nosipho Molope and Noluthando Gosa its two new independent non-executive directors from April. ...

Mavenir seeks to provide mobile network products in Africa

Published 23 Dec 2020 09:24 CET | Africa

Mavenir is ready to provide end-to-end systems for mobile networks in Africa, from 2G to 5G, for coverage even in remote rural areas. In the Mobile Core, Mavenir offers ...

MedUX and GVG cooperate on network quality monitoring

Published 21 Dec 2020 22:19 CET | Africa

Global Voice Group (GVG), a company specialised in ICT and RegTech solutions and MedUX, which monitors the performance of telecom networks, have signed an agreement to ...

Citrix appoints McKay as director for sub-Saharan Africa

Published 21 Dec 2020 14:38 CET | Africa

Matthew McKay has been appointed as the new regional director for sub-Saharan Africa at Citrix. Previously, McKay was the sales director for Africa and Israel at British ...

Helios Towers appoints Dhillon as new CFO

Published 17 Dec 2020 15:45 CET | Africa

Helios Towers announced the appointment of Manjit Dhillon as chief financial officer (CFO) and to the board of the company with effect from 1 January 2021. Dhillon joined ...

Huawei names winners of Huawei HMS App innovation contest, AppsUP

Published 17 Dec 2020 11:29 CET | Africa, Middle East

Huawei has announced the winning entries for its Huawei HMS App Innovation Contest, AppsUP, with developers from across Africa and Middle East region presenting judges with ...

AST SpaceMobile, Vodafone to offer space-based mobile services in Africa from 2023

Published 16 Dec 2020 16:16 CET | Africa, World

AST & Science (AST SpaceMobile) has announced a partnership with Vodafone Group to launch the first phase of its space-based commercial mobile communications service in 2023....

Sub-Saharan Africa mobile data traffic to grow by over 6 times by 2026

Published 15 Dec 2020 09:25 CET | Africa

Ericsson says mobile data traffic in Sub-Saharan Africa is estimated to grow by almost 6.5 times the current figures, with total traffic increasing from 0.87 exabytes (EB) ...

Comstor launches 'Stay Connected, Stay Productive' campaign

Published 14 Dec 2020 13:55 CET | Africa

Comstor, a Cisco distributor and part of Westcon-Comstor, has announced the "Stay Connected, Stay Productive". This follows its campaign under the slogan "Stay Safe, Stay ...

Huawei short-lists 20 apps from MEA for AppsUP contest, results due 15 December

Published 14 Dec 2020 11:33 CET | Africa, Middle East

Huawei has announced its short-list of 20 apps from across the MEA region for the global Huawei HMS App Innovation Contest, called AppsUP with winners revealed on 15 ...

MEA Q3 wearable shipments rise 16% in units, value up 34%

Published 14 Dec 2020 10:53 CET | Africa, Middle East

The Middle East and Africa (MEA) wearables market rebounded in Q3 2020 thanks to an easing of the supply disruptions in the previous quarter, according to International Data ...

Amazon Payment Services launches in Middle East and North Africa

Published 14 Dec 2020 09:45 CET | Africa, Middle East

Amazon has announced the launch of Amazon Payment Services in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), providing secure online payment services that are easy to use. ...

Vodacom Business Africa partners with Crayon Africa to accelerate cloud adoption

Published 11 Dec 2020 10:48 CET | Africa

Vodacom Business Africa has partnered with Crayon Africa, a provider of software asset management (SAM), cloud and volume licensing and associated consultancy, to supply ...

Seacom appoints Fortuin as new group CEO

Published 11 Dec 2020 09:52 CET | Africa

Seacom has announced that Byron Clatterbuck has resigned as CEO and will be replaced by Oliver Fortuin. Clatterbuck joined Seacom in 2012 as its chief commercial officer and ...

Mindware joins Avnet IoTConnect partner programme to bring IoT services to MENA

Published 10 Dec 2020 12:42 CET | Africa, Middle East

Global technology products provider Avnet and Mindware are partnering to bring Avnet's IoTConnect Partner Programme to the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Mindware will ...


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