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The African music industry has grown in leaps and bounds over the past few years due to a variety of factors, including collaborations with local and international artists, music streaming, and social media. However, only a select number of artists are enjoying this success, and many talented creators are...
Paratus Zambia, of the pan-African telco Paratus Group, and Meta announce an investment to build a 900 km open access metro fiber networks in Zambia to improve high-quality connectivity in under-served communities in ten Zambian cities and towns. Paratus Zambia will own, build, and operate the network to provide wholesale...
AJA.LA STUDIOS LTD (ajala) the premier provider of enterprise voice automation solutions for the African market announced voice recognition support for Ghanaian English and Nigerian English from November 2022. ajala currently provides voice recognition and speech synthesis support for Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa, Kiswahili and Kinyarwanda, covering more than 200M speakers...
Over the past two years, global healthcare systems have faced significant disruption and strain due to the Covid-19 Pandemic. During this time, the skills and dedication of nurses and doctors – as frontline workers – have been highlighted. These skills now face a further, possibly bigger, challenge. How do we...
Aiming to spotlight our market-leading education technology solutions in Kenya to transform the education sector. On 3 November 2022, Adapt IT Education Division (“Adapt IT Education” or “the organisation”) and IT News Africa will host an industry thought leadership breakfast event at the Serena Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya to discuss the challenges and benefits...
The Shoprite Group made its second minority investment in a South African tech start-up this year.  In the most recent transaction, the retailer is among a group of companies, led by Buffet Investments and KLT, in an undisclosed expansion round in Omnisient, Africa’s first privacy-preserving data collaboration platform provider.   “We...
Pan-African cryptocurrency leader, Yellow Card has made another significant stride in the industry, becoming the first cryptocurrency company on the continent to be granted a Virtual Asset Service Provider licence to operate in Botswana. The licence, in accordance with Section 11 of the Virtual Asset Act, 2022,  was issued...
The days of one-size-fits-all printing solutions are long gone. Today, businesses across all industries demand bespoke responses to all their printing, production, digital office and document management requirements. And Konica Minolta remains one of the premier commercial services providers that these discerning organisations turn to for precisely such innovative...
Airtel Africa, a leading provider of telecommunications and mobile money services, with a presence in 14 countries across Africa, today announces that its Zambia subsidiary, Airtel Networks Zambia plc (‘Airtel Zambia’), has purchased 60 MHz of additional spectrum spread across the 800 MHz and 2600 MHz bands from the...
Monty Mobile, the global fast growing telecommunication company offering innovative technology and communication solutions, partnered up with Huawei, a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices, to further elevate the network of Gambian GSM certified mobile operator, Comium, with groundbreaking products and solutions. Earlier...
Tingg’s uptake across Africa is in high gear, with products like In-store payments which leverage mobile money and mobile banking as payment methods through USSD and QR Codes Cellulant Zambia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU)  with the Lusaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) to offer digital payments to...
Siemon, a leading global network infrastructure specialist, has announced its innovative LightVerseTM high-density fibre optic cabling system in Africa. The new cabling system improves fibre network performance, manageability, scalability, and flexibility in data centre and LAN environments. Engineered for excellence with a range of sleek enclosures and panels, the fully featured LightVerse...
As highlighted in a recent Front Office BPO Omnibus Survey, South Africa is a top CX offshore destination for global clients. Thanks to South Africa’s contact centre experience, competitive pricing and factors such as our neutral English accent, the country is a leading contender for global business, which is...
When it comes to reporting on cybercrime, we tend to only come across stories impacting major companies or industries. Apart from the obvious reputational damage, we don't really grasp the consequences of something like a data breach on a company and its customers. There are no headline articles about the troubles...
Absa Bank Kenya has announced a new partnership with Huawei on a SD-WAN Solution to build a new digital foundation for branch networks. To meet the digital transformation requirements, Huawei and Absa Bank Kenya's technical team conducted in-depth discussions and surveys. Based on the bank’s actual requirements and digital strategy, as...
To secure and procure reliable energy, MTN South Africa this week launched a request for proposal (RFP) which will see the MTN Headquarters becoming a completely “green” office. Phase 1 involves the procurement of providers for alternative energy rooftops and solar carparks and this forms part of the company’s broader...
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