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Telco systems upgrades carrier ethernet network for Kenet Kenya

January 17, 2019 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Telco Systems, a provider of innovative SDN/NFV, CE 2.0, MPLS and IP solutions has completed an upgrade of the carrier Ethernet network of Kenya Education Network (KENET), the National Research and Education Network (NREN) of Kenya, from 10GE to 100GE. As the NREN of Kenya, KENET provides high-speed Internet access and data center services to [&hellip...

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WorldRemit set to boost Ethiopia's remittance income

WorldRemit set to boost Ethiopia’s remittance income

January 16, 2019 • East Africa, Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

Digital remittance transfer company, WorldRemit is set to boost Ethiopia’s income from remittance by partnering with Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE). The new strategic partnership significantly increases WorldRemit’s footprint in Ethiopia, enabling...

Uganda’s border-crossing gets fast-tracked with Gemalto

January 14, 2019 • East Africa, Security, Top StoriesComments (0)

Gemalto together with local partner SCINTL, has been awarded the contract for the supply of a Border Management System (BMS) including airport self-service eKiosks at Entebbe creating a faster and more convenient border-crossing experience for travelers and...

Publiseer to partner Google Play Book and expand to Egypt

January 10, 2019 • East Africa, Online & Social, West AfricaComments (0)

Nigeria’s digital publishing company, Publiseer, is set to partner with Google Play Books, to support Google’s digital book distribution service in fulfilling the publishing requests it receives in Africa. “We met Phyllis via the Google Ally...

Western Union, TerraPay to expand payout options to mobile wallets across Africa

Western Union, TerraPay to expand payout options to mobile wallets across Africa

December 14, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Western Union, TerraPay to expand payout options to mobile wallets across Africa

Western Union cross-border, cross-currency money movement, has announced an alliance with TerraPay to enable mobile wallet and bank account payout. The alliance further expands upon Western Union’s account payout network for sending remittances directly...

Huawei launches budget friendly smartphone in Kenya

December 11, 2018 • East Africa, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on Huawei launches budget friendly smartphone in Kenya

Chinese smartphone manufacturer; Huawei has launched a budget friendly smartphone; the Huawei Y5 Lite in Kenya. According to reports by TechMoran; Steven Li, Head of Eastern Africa Mobile, said the introduction of the Y5 Lite in the market is part of their...

Here is what Kenyans searched for on Google in 2018

Here is what Kenyans searched for on Google in 2018

December 11, 2018 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Here is what Kenyans searched for on Google in 2018

Google has released Year in Search 2018, which gives an overview of the searches and questions that drove Kenyans online throughout the year. The trending searches in 2018 were mainly dominated by events and personalities. Kenyans’ enthusiasm for football...

Mastercard partners DPO Group to boost Pan-African merchant payments

Mastercard partners DPO Group to boost Pan-African merchant payments

December 10, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Mastercard partners DPO Group to boost Pan-African merchant payments

Mastercard and Africa’s payment service provider, DPO Group have announced a collaboration to enable over 40,000 African merchants to accept Mastercard payments, connecting more people and businesses to the global economy. The collaboration will enable DPO...

Liquid Telecom to invest $400m in Egyptian network infrastructure

December 10, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on Liquid Telecom to invest $400m in Egyptian network infrastructure

Telecom Egypt has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) worth up to $400 million with the pan-African telecom group Liquid Telecom. The investment was made during a signing ceremony between the two companies on Saturday 8 December at the Africa 2018...

Utility management in East Africa

December 10, 2018 • East Africa, OpinionComments Off on Utility management in East Africa

Urban areas in East Africa are struggling to meet the high demands for electricity, water and sanitation, and poor, inefficient utility delivery continues to plague countries such as Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania. Year-on-year urban population growth is adding...

YouTuube Rewind Kenya

What were Kenya’s most watched YouTube videos in 2018?

December 7, 2018 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on What were Kenya’s most watched YouTube videos in 2018?

YouTube has once again launched YouTube Rewind which celebrates the videos, moments and creators who represent the best of YouTube in 2018. Africa’s most watched YouTuber, Mark Angel Comedy, topped the list of Kenyans’ most-watched non-music YouTube...

Rwanda signs nuclear deal with Russia

December 6, 2018 • East Africa, Mining & EnergyComments Off on Rwanda signs nuclear deal with Russia

Russia and Rwanda have signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the use of nuclear energy for peaceful purposes. It was signed on Wednesday, 5 October 2018 in Moscow by Alexey Likhachov, director general of Russian state nuclear corporation...

African countries drive towards integration

December 5, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, Top StoriesComments Off on African countries drive towards integration

Participants to the 13th African Economic Conference called for African countries to leverage the full range of their strengths and resources to accelerate the region’s drive towards continental integration. Themed “Regional and Continental Integration...

Microsoft reschedules launch of South African data centres

Signal Alliance, Microsoft and Cisco to deliver Azure Stack

November 30, 2018 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Signal Alliance, Microsoft and Cisco to deliver Azure Stack

As businesses in Nigeria continue to find more effective ways to drive down their running costs, whilst improving profitability, Signal Alliance, Microsoft and Cisco have collaborated to deliver the Azure Stack solution. This is an innovative hybrid cloud...

SimbaPay establishes digital link between Kenya and China

November 29, 2018 • East Africa, Online & SocialComments Off on SimbaPay establishes digital link between Kenya and China

A recently formed digital economic link is the implementation of African start-up SimbaPay launching Kenya and China instant payment service. Kenya’s Family Bank and London-based financial technology firm SimbaPay have launched an instant money transfer...

BankservAfrica reveals Black Friday card sales

Visa partners Vivo Energy to enhance digital payments across 15 African markets

November 27, 2018 • East Africa, Mining & Energy, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Visa partners Vivo Energy to enhance digital payments across 15 African markets

Visa, payments technology company and Vivo Energy, the company that markets and distributes Shell-branded fuels and lubricants in Africa, have announced a Pan African agreement to provide digital payment services to consumers across 15 African countries. The...