Morocco’s telecommunications regulator, ANRT, has announced that it has authorized the country’s three mobile phone operators to deploy Wi-Fi hotspots for “the purpose of spreading broadband Internet use across the Kingdom.” The move has been praised by experts who believe Morocco’s growth and economic future depends largely on how quickly...
At the next Selling to the CIO Masterclass, set to take place on 29 – 30 June 2016 at Henley Business School in Johannesburg, attendees will learn key strategies to successfully win over the CIO. In addition, leading CIOs will offer essential tips on how to communicate strategic and operational...
Africa has long been considered a global leader in fintech innovation and adoption. The continent's low penetration rates for traditional banking services coupled with high penetration of mobile phones makes it a rich breeding ground for fintech innovation, and in many respects the continent has been miles ahead of...
Dimension Data released a list of the company's top IT predictions for 2018. Blockchain, together with artificial intelligence, machine learning, robotics, and virtual and augmented reality, have the potential to deliver disruptive outcomes and reshape digital business in 2018 according to the report. Dimension Data also pointed out that...
As part of its ongoing commitment to empower students, Microsoft is releasing Minecraft: Education Edition early access for educators around the world. The early access version of Minecraft: Education Edition is available now, and gives educators a chance to install and try an early version of the experience for...
Etisalat, United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) largest telecom operator, said Monday evening it hopes to acquire an operating license in Libya or investing in an existing operator. Libya’s current two state-run mobile operators are Madar and Libyana and a third government-run company Lap Green Networks operates across the continent. Scandal struck recently...
Across Africa, the download speeds experienced by smartphone users vary greatly, even for countries with similar 4G availability. While users in South Africa, Morocco, Senegal and Kenya connect to 4G signals on average between 72% and 75% of the time, download speeds vary from just 4.4 Mbps in Senegal to...
Fintech is disrupting the way ordinary Africans manage and use money. And these fintech players are standing up to traditional institutions as a force to be reckoned with. Accenture estimates that over one-third of mainstream financial services’ revenue is at risk due to disruption in the industry from fintech. Many...
Another week has gone by where technology news has been dominating the headlines both across Africa and around the world. This week Yoco and Mastercard announced that they will partner to expand the companies mPOS services in South Africa. Facebook announced that the company has launched the first ever SME council...
Check Point Software Technologies has released the October 2015 statistics for its Threat Cloud World Cyber Threat Map, which found that Tanzania was the most attacked country in the world that month, when it comes to cybercrime. Six other African countries – Malawi (4), Namibia (5), Mauritius (7), Tunisia (8), Ethiopia...
IT News Africa recently sat down with Valter Adao, the lead Director/Partner at Deloitte Digital Africa and Innovation leader for Deloitte, to speak about the latest trends in Healthcare innovation on the African continent. Valter is also the firm wide Healthcare and Life Sciences industry leader for Deloitte in Africa...
Andela, a company that builds engineering teams with Africa’s most talented software developers, announced on Tuesday 10 October 2017 that the company has secured $40M in Series C funding. The investment was led by Pan-African venture firm CRE Venture Capital with participation from DBL Partners, Amplo, Salesforce Ventures, and Africa-focused...
Silvertree Internet Holdings, the Cape Town-based consumer focused Internet platform, revealed that it has recorded 330% p.a growth for 2015 to $10 Million in revenue, its strongest year since operations began in 2013. Following this news, the company’s investment arm, Silvertree Capital, will start 2016 with a plan to deploy...
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are more popular and dangerous today than at any time in history. In 20 years, DDoS attacks have gone from being a novelty to a nuisance, and finally today they represent a serious threat against the availability and functionality of websites, online services...
A new mobile application that makes use of the latest technology in a bid to help farmers to produce crops more efficiently and assisting them to use less fertilizer is now available worldwide. AgIQ, will help farmers to use only the correct amount of fertilizer for their crops. "We offer...
The 7th Innovation Africa Summit is set to take place in Mozambique between 23-25 October 2017. Under the official joint patronage of the Ministry of Science & Technology, Higher & Technical Education and the Ministry of Education & Human Development from Mozambique, the event will bring together industry partners, ministers and...
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