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Cisco appoints Kimeu country leader and regional manager East Africa

Published 22 Oct 2019 13:14 CET | Africa

Cisco has appointed Sally Kimeu as Country Leader and Regional Manager for its East Africa operations. This covers ten countries, including Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ethiopia, ...

Airtel Africa inks partnership with Ecobank Group

Published 22 Oct 2019 08:57 CET | Africa

The partnership will also allow Ecobank corporate account holders to make bulk disbursements, such as payroll payments, directly into Airtel Money customer wallets. ...

Snap expands Discover in Middle East with 18 new shows

Published 21 Oct 2019 15:08 CET | Africa, Middle East

Snap announced it is significantly expanding its slate of local content in the Middle East and North Africa. Airing on Snapchat Discover over the coming weeks are eighteen ...

Maroc Telecom Group 9-month EBITDA up 6.9%, customers up 10.6%

Published 21 Oct 2019 10:08 CET | Africa, Morocco

Maroc Telecom Group's revenues increased to MAD 27.31 billion in the first nine months to 30 September, up 0.6 percent from MAD 27.14 billion a year earlier, thanks to ...

World Bank says Africa needs USD 100 bln investment to achieve universal broadband access

Published 18 Oct 2019 10:35 CET | Africa

The World Bank says achieving universal, affordable and good quality internet access for everyone in Africa by 2030 will require an investment of USD 100 billion. So said a ...

Boomplay Music eyes Francophone countries in Africa and beyond

Published 18 Oct 2019 10:05 CET | Africa

The company is owned by Transsnet Music of Nigeria and backed by Shenzhen Transsion Holdings and growth has accelerated since it raised USD 20 million from investors to ...

Helios Towers raises GBP 250 mln in London IPO

Published 17 Oct 2019 12:20 CET | Africa

The African operator Helios Towers has raised a total of GBP 250 million in its initial public offering of shares in London. The company sold 86.4 million new shares for 115 ...

West Africa to remove roaming charges from January 2020

Published 17 Oct 2019 09:29 CET | Africa

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) says its citizens travelling within the sub-region will from January 2020 pay no roaming charges, following the ...

BBC Studios licenses over 800 hours of content across Africa

Published 16 Oct 2019 20:15 CET | Africa

BBC Studios announced at Mipcom 2019 that it has licensed more than 800 hours of content to customers across Africa over the last six months....

AWS selected by Old Mutual as preferred cloud provider

Published 16 Oct 2019 12:42 CET | Africa

Amazon Web Services (AWS), an Amazon.com company, announced that pan-African investment, savings, insurance, and banking group Old Mutual Limited selected AWS as its ...

Discovery Channel open to more DStv customers in October

Published 14 Oct 2019 11:10 CET | Africa

The Discovery Channel will be open to all active DStv Compact Plus and Compact customers from 11 October to 18 November. Discovery Channel is committed to delivering content ...

East African arm of African ICT Foundation seek unified telecoms tariff

Published 11 Oct 2019 10:45 CET | Africa

The African ICT Foundation (AfICTF) East Africa Regional Executive Council has called for the adoption of a unified telecoms tariff for voice and data on all mobile telephone ...

5G subcsriptions to reach 60 mln in MEA in 2024 - Ericsson

Published 11 Oct 2019 09:45 CET | Africa, Middle East

The number of 5G subscriptions in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) is expected to reach 60 million over the next five years to 2024, according to a study from Ericsson, as ...

Orange and Global Fund tie up to tackle disease in Africa

Published 10 Oct 2019 13:00 CET | Africa, Morocco

Orange and the Global Fund have signed a partnership to develop e-health services to reduce the prevalence of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in Africa. Using Orange mobile ...

Cellulant launches Tingg payments and commerce app in Africa

Published 10 Oct 2019 11:13 CET | Africa

Financial technology company Cellulant has announced the launch of Tingg, an multi-functional consumer application offering a range of payment, commerce and financial ...

Facebook expands third-party fact-checking to 10 more African countries

Published 09 Oct 2019 12:58 CET | Africa

Facebook has announced the expansion of its Third-Party Fact-Checking programme to ten more African countries including Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Cameroon and Senegal. ...

Airtel Africa signs partnership with Mastercard to connect 100 mln consumers

Published 08 Oct 2019 15:44 CET | Africa

Airtel Africa has announced a partnership with Mastercard to provide payment services to 100 million mobile phone users in fourteen African countries.The Mastercard virtual ...

MTN Group launches initiative to drive partnerships

Published 07 Oct 2019 14:30 CET | Africa

MTN Group has launched its "We're good together" initiative. This is aimed at demonstrating how, in partnering with its host countries, the company can change lives by ...

IT spending in MEA to reach 83 bln in 2020

Published 07 Oct 2019 11:13 CET | Africa, Middle East

IT spending in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) is set to reach USD 83.7 billion in 2020, up 2.8 percent year on year, according to IDC. Its study shows that enterprises will ...

Vodafone trialling OpenRAN technology in Europe and Africa to improve rural networks and expand suppliers

Published 07 Oct 2019 08:58 CET | Africa, Europe

Vodafone said it has begun testing open access radio technology in Europe for the first time with a view to increasing the number of vendors that can supply mobile network ...

Angola Cables partners with AmLight ExP for REN linking Florida with Africa

Published 04 Oct 2019 11:24 CET | Africa, North America

Angola Cables and Florida International University's Center for Internet Augmented Research and Assessment (CIARA) have signed an MoU on joint development of a research and ...

Facebook ties up with Teleperformance to offer advertising advice to SMEs in Africa

Published 03 Oct 2019 14:09 CET | Africa, Nigeria

Facebook has tied up with Teleperformance to open its first Small Business Group (SBG) operations centre in Lagos. It will provide outsourced support to all English speaking ...

World Telecom Labs offers Vivada C3 to entrepreneurs to offer communications in under-served villages

Published 03 Oct 2019 13:43 CET | Africa, Nigeria, World

Mobile infrastructure provider World Telecom Labs has announced that it has added a self-contained communication centre to its Vivada (Village Voice and Data) system. The ...

Africa Magic Nollywood Stars pop-up channel returns to DStv and GOtv in October

Published 03 Oct 2019 11:12 CET | Africa

The Africa Magic Nollywood Stars pop-up channel will return to DStv and GOtv from 06 October until 6 November. Africa Magic Nollywood Stars will be available to all active ...

F5 networks appoints regional VP of sales for Middle East and Africa

Published 02 Oct 2019 11:07 CET | Africa, Middle East

F5 networks has announced the appointment of Mohammed Abukhater as vice president of sales for the Middle East and Africa region. Abukhater has over sixteen years of ...

 

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