Africa By Region

A look at African ICT News regionally

SWIFT Innotribe, one of the worlds leading startup competitions, announced today that the Startup Challenge for Africa is open for applications. In its third successive year, the Startup Challenge will be part of SWIFT’s African Regional Conference (ARC) held in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, from 16-18 May 2017. ARC brings...
The number of connected devices in South African homes are expected to increase exponentially. Smart TVs, connected appliances, online fitness devices, entertainment and gaming systems, smart cars, connected water and power meters, climate control systems and online home security systems are all available. Many home networks also include things...
  CSquared, a pan-African broadband infrastructure provider has spelt out its operational priorities that are destined to shape Africa's digital future and trigger technological advancement that will bootstrap the continent's youth into a digital revolution. Top among CSquared's priorities is 'Fiberising' Africa through synergizing all the technologies that can enhance the ingenuity...
Nigeria has the least affordable internet in the world, according to the Digital Quality of Life Index by Surfshark which takes in to account the quality of digital wellbeing in 85 countries (essentially 81% of the global population). In Nigeria, people have to work for 27 minutes 55 seconds to afford...
Telkom South Africa has revealed its interim results for the six months ending 30 September 2020. The telco was driven by a 19% increase in mobile subscribers - reaching 13.7 million - to claim the position of South Africa's third mobile operator. Telkom delivered solid EBITDA growth despite a slight...
Africa's travel and tourism industry have lost $55 billion due to the closure of borders across the continent in attempts to stave off the spread of the novel coronavirus. This is according to the African Union, who says that on the continent where safaris are a powerful overseas tourism market,...
Mega infrastructure projects are planned for East Africa and are set to create unique opportunities and open new markets in Kenya, Uganda and Ethiopia. Industry sectors expected to benefit from the planned infrastructure developments include oil and gas (O&G), mining, agriculture, and retail. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, African...
The “Shop-in-shop” concept on JUMIA Egypt provides access to JUMIA’s own nationwide shipping fleet, storage facilities, customer service platforms and offer buyers flexible payment methods. “The opportunity is huge”, said Mattia Perroni, CEO of Jumia Egypt. “Through a simple comparison of what it costs a brand to open a store...
Cash Crusaders and KaiOS Technologies have launched the DIXON XK1. Priced at R450, this smart feature phone comes with a dual SIM slot which enables users to both maximize coverage and choose the pre and post paid plans that best fit their budget and needs. The DIXON XK1 is said...
Africa's smartphone market experienced a quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) decline of 6.4% during Q4 2017, according to the latest insights announced by International Data Corporation (IDC). The global technology research and consulting firm's Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker shows smartphone shipments were down to 20.3 million units for the quarter. Year on...
On Friday, 29 November 2019, Sudatel announced that has appointed Sami Yousif Mohamed as the new CEO and Group President - effective immediately. The appointment comes as telecoms company prepares to invest heavily in its operations inside Sudan and across countries in West Africa. Sudatel provides both mobile and fixed...
The Digital Transformation of enterprise and society is changing the way people work and how we function. Siemens is leading the charge in embracing digitalization to make a positive impact in society. Partnership with Legae Larona, 100% Black owned Women Enterprise, to create proudly South Africa merchandise using a...
“Cloud services are proliferating because they offer employees tremendous flexibility—the explosion in the use of smartphones and tablets creates a tremendous need for anywhere/ anytime access to applications,” says Peter Westcott, business continuity management advisor at ContinuitySA. “The cloud is great for productivity but it could be a security...
LG has officially unveiled its first 5G smartphone - the LG Velevt - to the South African market during a live virtual launch event. The LG Velvet comes standard with a 6.8-inch P-OLED Cinematic FullVision display and Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, making it the first mobile device from the company to...
Phase3 Telecom has revealed plans to begin the deployment of an aerial fiber optic infrastructure from Kano in Nigeria to Gazaoua in the Republic of Niger. According to Phase 3 Telecom, the network will run from Kano state through Katsina state before arriving at Gazaoua. Phase3 also revealed that...
MTN Rwanda has lowered its roaming charges across East Africa by implementing the One Network Area concept within the East Africa Community (EAC). According to MTN, customers roaming on all networks in Kenya, both prepaid and post-paid, will now be charged RWF 68 instead of the previous rate of RWF...
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