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MasterCard, National Bank of Egypt (NBE) and Etisalat today announced the launch of the mobile payment wallet in Egypt, which will bring Etisalat Egypt’s subscriber base safe and convenient payment services through the power of their mobile phones. The newly introduced program is an early implementation of the Mobile Payment...
Digital Entertainment On Demand, an online Video on Demand streaming platform from Discover Digital, announced on Wednesday, 30 August 2017, that after the acquisition of the Turkish firm IKON Interactive’s content management solution (CMS) and source code, the company has enhanced the functionality and features for the streaming platform enabling Chromecast...
The winners of the second annual SA Innovation Awards, in partnership with Business Connexion and Business Day, have been announced at the MyWorld of Tomorrow CEO Gala Dinner held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg last night. The awards programme is aimed at recognising and celebrating innovative African companies...
YahClick (www.YahClick.com), the broadband satellite solutions provider for home and business, announces its partnership with VT iDirect (www.iDirect.net) for the introduction of Virtual Network Operator (VNO) services across YahClick’s existing footprint. YahClick’s VNO offering is based on the industry changing capability in the VT iDirect Evolution® platform and allows service...
The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL) has announced   Baobab.law as the Southern Africa winner of its annual Innovating Justice Challenge. The winner was decided at a special pitching event on Tuesday 4 September at Sandton Convention Centre, by a panel of expert judges from the fields of...
Rwandan technology incubator Think, in association with Tigo and Millicom, has unveiled its first round of companies selected for support. According to Think, the four selected teams represent innovative digital private sector services that demonstrate the potential to scale across Africa. Over 150 applications were received from across the globe;...
Two graduate students from the university of American University of Nigeria (AUN) in Yola have developed an application for the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS). According to The Vanguard the Software Engineering graduates developed the app in an effort to improve the delivery of health care insurance services in their...
In an attempt to curb consumers from receiving unsolicited messages, Etisalat Nigeria has implemented a new facility dubbed "Do-not-Disturb" (DND). According to the company, the service is set to enable consumers, on its network, to opt-out either completely or partially from receiving unsolicited marketing text messages and phone calls. Having identified...
MTN Ghana has launched its mobile money ATM cash-out service in Kumasi. MTN is said to have signed a partnership with EcoBank and Fidelity Bank in order to enable Mobile Money users to withdraw cash from both banks, without the use of an ATM card. According to the operator, it...
Tigo and Airtel Rwanda in partnership with Radiant Insurance Company, Inclusivity Solutions, and Access to Finance Rwanda have launched a new insurance enabler called Ingoboka Cash. With Airtel and Tigo Customers and total mobile wallets of 1.4 million, Airtel and Tigo are rewarding their customers with the new product. The...
MTN Cote d'Ivoire has launched the first edition of its startup incubation programme, called Y’ello Startup. The programme is designed to help young entrepreneurs design and deploy innovative digital solutions with a strong impact on the Ivorian socio-economic environment. Four startups will be selected for the programme by the mobile...
Despite a major boost in overall mobile penetration in Ghana, the county’s telecommunications regulator announced that the country had seen a drop-off in the total number of data subscriptions in the country through the end of July. According to the National Communications Authority (NCA), the overall data subscribers fell...
While South Africa shows excellent potential to lead Africa in the fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0), private business, government and educational institutions will need to work together to upskill the nation adequately for this new, digital economy. Some of the many topics up for discussion during the World Economic Forum...
BlockMesh, a software company based in South Africa which utilises the latest innovations in mesh networking technology to create cost-free communication networks and aims to disrupt the global communications industry in 2018, has announced that its Initial Coin Offering (ICO) will take place on 28 February 2018. Mesh technology is...
According to reports MTN Rwanda announced on Monday, October 6, that it has cut down charges on call for its roaming subscribers ahead of Wednesday's launch of One Network Area Agreement. MTN follows Kenya's Safaricom who slashed their rates to Rwanda by 60%. The One Network Area Agreement (ONAA) is...
  In a turbulent 2016 for the consumer, it’s the online shopper that may have escaped with the least scars, as the online environment has become more flexible and secure. While the estimated R8.9 billion spent annually online in South Africa may not be on a par with the UK...
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