Smile Telecoms has revealed the launch of, according to the company, the first voice over LTE (VoLTE) service in East Africa. According to the company, it intends to provide VoLTE throughout East Africa, allowing it to meet the growing data demands of enterprises as it launches attractive new services to consumers...
App developers who may miss the 14 September 2017 MTN Business App of the Year submission deadline shouldn’t be despondent; MTN Business has extended the deadline for the sixth edition of the popular Awards to 18 September 2017, allowing delayed nominations to be submitted for consideration. MTN has already received...
On Tuesday, 22 November 2017, Dell EMC announced the launch of its new machine learning and deep learning solutions, which according to the company is in line with it continuing its work to bring high-performance computing (HPC) and data analytics capabilities to mainstream enterprises worldwide. Dell EMC believes that this...
Facebook revealed that at its annual F8 developer conference, which was held in San Francisco on 12 and 13 April, the company had partnered with many African developers to launch products for the global market. Facebook, with its global reach and scale, is including African developers in its beta testing...
Google's Loon Project and Telkom Kenya have announced that it's balloon-powered mobile Internet service is now available and covers more than 50,000 sq.km of the country with a fleet of 35 balloons - specific areas include Iten, Eldoret, Baringo, Nakuru, Kakamega, Kisumu, Kisii, Bomet, Kericho and Narok. According to the...
Microsoft has revealed that Windows 10 will be offering consumers the opportunity to download, via the Windows Store, the latest Facebook and Messenger apps for Windows 10 PCs and Tablets. To add to the news, the official Instagram app for Windows 10 mobile will be rolling out in tandem...
Safaricom has on Friday 12 January 2018 announced an 11-week consumer promotion dubbed Shinda Mamili na Tunukiwa that will award over five million customers across Kenya. The first phase of the promotion has been launched through a national treasure hunt where random winners across the country will be rewarded. As part...
Trade is in Africa’s blood. Its rich resources, numerous societies and access to the world have created a hotbed of trade civilisations. One could go back millennia to the early kingdoms around the continental horn - the forefathers and peers of the Ancient Egyptian world - or the mysterious...
There is a huge difference between mobile money and mobile payments... People are confusing the two technologies and although they are very similar, the difference is huge. Mobile Money is the ability to store money in a value store not linked to a bank account. This is giving people access...
Speed, efficiency and constant disruption are what characterise and define today’s business environment. For those that cannot innovate, adapt and respond quickly to the market, survival is dubious (at best). Within the realm of enterprise software development, it is critical to have a structure in place that can respond...
FreeConferenceCall.com, an independent provider of collaborative communications solutions, has launched free conference calling in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa. Users in these markets can access free Audio Conferencing as well as features such as Audio Recording and Mobile Applications. The service gives consumers, businesses, charities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and governments...
Satellite and fixed internet provider Zuku seems to be looking into releasing a decoder loaded with Android TV in the future, combined with Google Play and YouTube. The service is available in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi & Zambia. https://twitter.com/BeingWesh/status/1276064934338555909?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1276064934338555909&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Ftechweez.com%2F2020%2F06%2F25%2Fzuku-might-release-android-tv-decoder%2F New images circling social media might give an indication of what this...
Google, in partnership with One Acre Fund, will train 100,000 Kenyan smallholder farmers in digital skills through a KES 100 million grant. Google Kenya Country Manager Charles Murito said the training skills program will help smallholder farmers digitize their agribusiness operations and tasks. The project will provide training as well...
IT News Africa recently spoke to Leishen Pillay, partner at Hogan Lovells law firm, in an interview which unpacks just why Africa needs blockchain technology. Leishen Pillay is a partner at Hogan Lovells and focuses on technology, media, telecommunications law, complex transactions, regulatory compliance, privacy, and data privacy and protection....
This week in tech saw a number of developments across the African continent and the world. Nigerian inventor, Oshiorenoya Agabi, revealed that he has developed a computer that can identify the smell of explosives, which could change airport security as we know it. In other news, Vodacom announced the launch...
The trend of making payments using mobile wallets installed as applications on smartphones which sometimes makes use of Near Field Communication Technology and generally an internet connection is becoming widespread, and indeed Africa is not left out in the grand scheme of things. In fact, Africa is embracing this seamless...
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