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Is e-commerce challenging traditional business models in Africa?

February 27, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The rise of e-commerce on the African continent is changing the face of the traditional consumer, and brands need to adapt their business models and strategies in order to remain relevant amongst consumers and avoid a drop in market share. African consumers are increasingly searching online platforms with commercial intent, which include querying prices of ...

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Kenya: ICT start-ups to get boost from upcoming innovation showcase

February 26, 2015 • East Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

The ICT Authority has announced that Kenya will hold the inaugural ICT Innovation forum, bringing together novel technology-based ideas, solutions and practices on the 2nd – 3rd March, 2015 at KICC, Nairobi. The forum which has a national outlook will...

According to Tigo, the installation is set to enhance customer experience and reduce the inconvenience of customers having to memorise the various short codes for different products and services.

Tanzania: Tigo inks money transfer service deal with Vodacom

February 26, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Millions of M-Pesa and Tigo Pesa customers in Tanzania will soon be able to send and receive money directly into each other wallets. This follows the recent signing of a mobile money interoperability agreement between Tigo and Vodacom. The agreement will see...

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Kenya: Airtel invests Sh 2.5 billion in 3G network

February 26, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Bharti Airtel has effectively invested Ksh. 2.5 billion to upgrade its network. The move is intended to enhance indoor coverage and 3G quality in Kenya. According to the company, the upgrades of all sites in Mombasa and Kitale townships have been completed....

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Building the modern data centre: Plan for availability

February 25, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The always-on era is becoming a reality for every business: Globalisation is allowing companies to spread their operations across multiple time zones just as users are abandoning the old nine-to-five working day and want access to their email and data...

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Kenya: Govt shifts focus to computer labs in schools

February 24, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to reports, the Kenyan government is set to adopt an educational model used in Brazil in order to establish computer labs in schools. Education Cabinet Secretary, Jacob Kaimenyi said the ministry studied the Brazilian computer project for schools,...

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Kenyan govt set to install 1,600km of fibre optic cable

February 23, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Kenya’s ICT ministry has revealed that it plans to roll out 1,600 kilometres of fibre optic cables, over and above the current project, during the course of 2015. According to the authority, this is part of the National Optic Fibre Backbone...

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Kenya: CA set to implement higher fines for poor QoS

February 20, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) is set to increase the amount payable, for fines paid by telco operators, for poor Quality of Service (QoS). According to the authority operators that do not comply, or fail to meet the set quality standards that the...

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Rwanda: Airtel sells off towers to IHS

February 19, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Airtel Rwanda has finalised the sale its mobile towers, with IHS taking hold of the assets. According to Airtel, the deal will see a vast majority of mobile subscribers enjoy networks that are more stable. Additionally, the company revealed that higher...

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Kenya sees increase in bandwidth throughput

February 19, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Kenya Internet Exchange Point (KIXP) has recorded an average of 1.2Gbps in bandwidth throughput, compared to 900Kbps ten years ago. At 13 years old, the KIXP now has 30 peering members across Telco’s, corporate and independent ISPs, making it one of the...

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Master Power Technologies invests in Kenya

February 18, 2015 • Company News, East Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

As part of its plan for growth in Africa, Master Power Technologies has opened an office in Kenya in order to serve East Africa. According to the company, the office will be Situated in Nairobi. Additionally, the company has opened offices in Kitwe and ...

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Uganda: Africa 118 launches online business directory

February 17, 2015 • East Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (1)

According to start up “Africa 188″, you can now find local services in Uganda at the click of the button. The East African tech firm, which has been supplying a mobile directory service in Kenya that bridges the information gap for both...

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Kenya: TV stations face penalty for digital switch-off

February 17, 2015 • East Africa, Satellite Comms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Kenya’s Communications Authority (CA) has stated that it will penalise the African Digital Network, after its members went off air on 14 February, 2015. CA Director General Francis Wangusi revealed that the Nation Media Group, Royal Media Services and...

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Dating apps could get you hacked this Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (1)

This Valentine’s day, your chances of finding love on an app as well as online dating sites can put you at greater risk when it comes to cyber attacks. In fact, with South Africa’s, as well as Africa’s, burgeoning mobile user market and more than...

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KPMG launches App to streamline business in Africa

February 12, 2015 • Company News, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

KPMG Global Africa Practice has launched a new Africa Business App. According to the company, the new platform will provide businesses and investors with access to the latest Africa information about doing business across the continent. “With the KPMG...

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Ranked: Top 10 most innovative companies in Africa

February 12, 2015 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Africa is full of innovation. Whether it is a startup, or a multinational company, Africa is bursting with potential when it comes to innovation in the fields of technology, applications, education and the ICT sector. According to fastcompany.com, the latest...