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Arihant Jain,Freshworks Director for Middle East & Africa

Freshworks Announces Expansion Plans in Africa

May 25, 2018 • Cloud Computing, West AfricaComments (0)

Freshworks Inc, a provider of cloud-based business software, recently announced its expansion into the African market. Freshworks plans to substantially increase its commitment with specific investments in marketing, sales and partner resources to better serve its customers in the region. “Africa is a very strategic market for Freshworks, said Arihant...

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In Partnership with CcHub Facebook Launches NG_Hub in Lagos - its First Hub Space in Africa

Facebook launches NG_Hub in Lagos

May 24, 2018 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

As part of its commitment and ongoing investment in Africa, Facebook today unveiled NG_Hub in Lagos, Nigeria – its first flagship community hub space in Africa, in partnership with CcHub. In a week-long celebration which will bring together developers,...

SatADSL and Camtel today announced a new partnership to provide satellite connectivity across Cameroon.

SatADSL and Camtel team up to connect Cameroon

May 22, 2018 • Satellite Communications, West AfricaComments (0)

SatADSL, a provider of professional VSAT services via satellite, and Camtel – Cameroon’s national telecommunications provider – today announced a new partnership to provide satellite connectivity across Cameroon. The formal agreement follows a pilot...

Africa Accelerated: How Digital transformation is accelerating growth on the continent

Africa Accelerated: How Digital transformation is accelerating growth on the continent

May 21, 2018 • East Africa, Internet of Things, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

If there was ever a time to watch progress in Africa, it would be now. As we have seen so many times before, the continent has the ability to leapfrog technological trends and with the rapid scaling of digital technologies we believe there are huge...

MTN Nigeria pays customer over illegal call credit deductions

MTN Nigeria pays customer over illegal call credit deductions

May 20, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

MTN Nigeria has paid a customer USD$1 390,00 Oluwole Aluko, in compliance with a Federal High Court judgment. Aluko, a legal practitioner, sued the telecommunications company in 2016, alleging unlawful deduction of his call credit. The judge, Nathaniel...

AirtelTigo partners Ericsson to consolidate and upgrade its network in Ghana

AirtelTigo partners Ericsson to consolidate and upgrade its network in Ghana

May 19, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Telecom operator, AirtelTigo Ghana has partnered with Ericsson to consolidate and upgrade its network infrastructure. The partnership will enable AirtelTigo to unify its network assets between former Tigo and Airtel and provide customers with fast internet...

Kenya: Mobile ordering and payment solution launched for small kiosk owners

IFC, Mastercard Foundation Extend Financial Inclusion for Millions in Africa

May 17, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

“Financial inclusion is one of Africa’s great success stories of this decade. Mobile money solutions and agent banking now offer affordable, instant, and reliable transactions, savings, credit, and even insurance opportunities in rural villages and urban...

AirtelTigo welcomes Mobile Money interoperability

AirtelTigo welcomes Mobile Money interoperability

May 11, 2018 • Finance, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on AirtelTigo welcomes Mobile Money interoperability

AirtelTigo has commended the Bank of Ghana, the Ghana Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems Limited (GhIPSS) and all stakeholders on the implementation of Mobile Money Interoperability. “We welcome this giant step which will help our customers and all...

RascomStar will supply the capacity over its satellite RQ1R located at 2.9° East, covering the whole of Africa in C and Ku band connectivity.

SatADSL, Global Telesat and RascomStar join forces to connect Africa

May 11, 2018 • Cloud Computing, East Africa, North Africa, Satellite Communications, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on SatADSL, Global Telesat and RascomStar join forces to connect Africa

VSAT services provider SatADSL, Global Telesat – providers of telecommunication services in rural and challenging locations – and satellite operator RascomStar announced a new partnership to offer affordable satellite broadband connectivity across Africa....

Parrot is offering business solutions, covering drones and software, to professionals in this business sector.

Parrot helps ICT start-ups all over Africa

May 5, 2018 • East Africa, Gadgets and Gaming, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Parrot helps ICT start-ups all over Africa

Agriculture is a key, fast-growing industry in Africa – and Parrot, the European drone group, is offering business solutions, covering drones and software, to professionals in this business sector. Parrot-AIRINOV teamed up with the Technical Centre for...

Young people consuming media on mobile phone

How the rise of digital platforms transform consumers viewing habits

May 3, 2018 • Africa By Region, East Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on How the rise of digital platforms transform consumers viewing habits

Some 20% of South Africans who sign up for a subscription video on demand (SVOD) service such as Netflix or Showmax do so with the intention of cancelling their pay television subscription. That’s according to GfK’s international ViewScape survey*, which...

Atlantic AI Labs Opens Artificial Intelligence Research Center in Africa

Atlantic AI Labs Opens Artificial Intelligence Research Center in Africa

May 1, 2018 • General, West AfricaComments Off on Atlantic AI Labs Opens Artificial Intelligence Research Center in Africa

Founded in March 2018 with headquarters in Cotonou, Benin, Atlantic AI Labs aims to unleash the potential of AI for sustainable development in Africa with applications in domains such as: healthcare, precision agriculture, education, unmanned aerial vehicles,...

SES increases reach in Nigeria to over 11 million TV homes

SES increases reach in Nigeria to over 11 million TV homes

April 30, 2018 • Satellite Communications, West AfricaComments Off on SES increases reach in Nigeria to over 11 million TV homes

SES has announced that it has increased its technical reach in Nigeria to over 11 million TV homes in 2017, up from 3 million in 2015, according to Satellite Monitor, a market study commissioned by SES that provides insights on the broadcasting industry and...

Orange Digital Ventures invests in African telecoms

Orange Digital Ventures invests in African telecoms

April 30, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on Orange Digital Ventures invests in African telecoms

Orange Digital Ventures Africa, the Orange investment fund’s new initiative for Africa launched last June, is proud to announce its first investment, helping Africa’s Talking to raise $8.6 million alongside the IFC World Bank and Social Capital. Based in...

Youtap and Lonestar Cell MTN launch Momo Pay for MTN customers in Liberia

Youtap and Lonestar Cell MTN launch New Pay Service in Liberia

April 26, 2018 • Internet of Things, West AfricaComments Off on Youtap and Lonestar Cell MTN launch New Pay Service in Liberia

Mobile network operator Lonestar Cell MTN and Youtap have launched Momo Pay, a contactless mobile payment service for Lonestar Cell MTN Mobile Money users in Liberia. Momo Pay enables Lonestar Cell MTN customers to ‘tap and pay’ for goods and...

Three myths Nigerian firms should bust to drive innovation in 2018 and beyond

Three myths Nigerian firms should bust to drive innovation in 2018 and beyond

April 25, 2018 • General, Opinion, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Three myths Nigerian firms should bust to drive innovation in 2018 and beyond

Today, every business knows that just keeping the lights on, is not enough. Companies should deliver innovation to remain competitive, which is easier said than done. Oracle’s recent You & IaaS research found that while 72 percent of businesses agree...