Infinix has officially launched its new X1 smart TV in Kenya. With Android TV, a 'high-quality' viewing experience and the AIoT technology, the new smart TV is expected to develop the new business line for the company and 'take the entertainment of local customers to a new level'. The X1 Android...
UnionPay International and Interswitch East Africa have partnered to support digitalization across the continent, allowing cardholders and merchants within the region to transact seamlessly and conveniently across various platforms on the global UPI network. The agreement with Interswitch will facilitate UnionPay card acceptance across ATMs, Points-of-Sale, QR Payments and online payments,...
The 21st century is widely touted as the 'African Century', a period promising unprecedented economic and technological growth for the continent. Africa's future looks bright. The continent features five of the ten fastest-growing economies in the world. Its population is the most youthful, with 60% of all African citizens under...
Spanning 54 countries, Africa is a powerhouse in the world of natural resources and innovation. And despite the social and political issues the continent faces, there’s was no doubt that it was on track to see an abundance of opportunities to grow in the coming years - however, there...
Infinix has launched its newest flagship device - the Zero 8 - in Keyna. The smartphone has been designed with the 'stylish and fashion-forward' consumer in mind, says the tech company. "Infinix is taking a step to be more premium and able to compete and be the face of this...
Ride-hailing service, Bolt has announced that it is expanding into Kenya with a new offering - Bolt Lite. This new service aims to make rides more affordable to users in Nakuru and Kisumu. Bolt expects this more affordably priced category will "increase the number of rides and decrease the time...
MultiChoice has announced its intentions to "significantly increase its investment in Ethiopia which is recognised as having huge growth potential with its large population (second only to Nigeria)". MultiChoice has operated in the country since 1992, and the company is looking to significantly expand its reach, investment in people and...
Chinese smartphone manufacturer, TECNO has recently made its debut to the African market. At first, the devices feel surprisingly solid and competent in hand – despite their mainly plastic exterior. However, recent reports suggest that these smartphones are harbouring a secret malware that could consume users airtime and install harmful...
PAIX Data Centres has begun construction of "PAIX Nairobi-1" data centre in Nairobi. This facility, which is expected to open in November, is part of the company’s accelerated Pan-African expansion. PAIX Nairobi-1 will be located at Britam Tower, the capital’s tallest office building and a prominent landmark located in Upper...
As we head towards the end of women's month, ITNA continues to celebrate the women who have been inspiring the next generation and bridging the current gap in tech workspace. ITNA’s Jenna Delport chatted to Ailyssa Pretorius, Regional GM of Uber Eats South Africa and Kenya about what it takes...
vivo and Jumia have partnered to exclusively unveil the latest Y-series device, the vivo Y30. The move aims to increase its footprint in the Kenyan market. The Y30, which was recently launched locally, combines an Ultra O Screen, AI Quad Camera and 5000 mAh battery in a high-end device with...
Ride-hailing service, Bolt has announced that it is looking at introducing a food delivery service in Kenya. “We’re already present in 30+ markets across Europe and Africa. Now, it’s time for us to bring the know-how around building a mobility platform to the food delivery industry,” says the company. This is...
In May, the Ethiopian Telecommunication Authority (ECA) issued a statement announcing that the country would now be open to selling a 40% stake in the state-owned company, Ethio Telecom. In response to this announcement, Safaricom and, its parent company, Vodacom both expressed their interest. However, it looks as though this...
Safaricom is reportedly testing a new web app feature that allows users to track their airtime and data usage, according to TechWeez. Users who want to test out this feature will need to log on to the web app via their smartphone, Safaricom will then verify the users by sending...
vivo has unveiled the Y30 smartphone in Kenya - just one month after it announced the launch of the V19. The tech manufacturer says that the Y30 smartphone combines its Ultra O Screen, AI Quad Camera and 5000 mAh battery in a high-end device with a unique body structure and...
VMware has announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish the University as the first Regional VMware IT Academy for East Africa. In this role, @iLabAfrica-Strathmore University plans to continue to offer VMware IT Academy training as part of its own curriculum, but will also be...
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