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1-grid launches SMB registration feature in South Africa

October 20, 2019 • Company News, Southern AfricaComments (0)

South African web-hosting company, announced earlier this week that it has launched a unique business registration feature. Small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) can now register their company and its equivalent website address at the same time. The new feature allows start-ups to establish and protect their brand identity by ensuring...

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Out There Media signs deal with Vodafone for RCS

October 19, 2019 • Company News, General, Mobile and TelecomsComments (0)

Mobile advertising and data monetization agency, Out There Media (OTM) announced on Friday, 18 October 2019, that it has partnered with Vodafone Group for its Rich Communication Services (RCS) offering. According to the company, the deal follows two highly...

Google introduces new Google Maps features

October 18, 2019 • Company News, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (0)

Earlier this week, Google announced that it is bringing two new features to Google Maps – allowing drivers on both iOS and Android to report driving hazards and incidents and those who use Maps on iOS to report accidents, speed traps and traffic jams....

Paratus connects rural school in Namibia

October 18, 2019 • Company News, Education, Southern AfricaComments (0)

Paratus Namibia announced on Friday, 18 October 2019, that it has provided the Kwakwas Primary school with Internet access through its range of VSAT products – as part of its commitment to empower future generations. The school also received a...

UberGo launches in 6th South African city

October 18, 2019 • Company News, Internet of Things, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Global ride-hailing service, Uber is officially launching in East London with uberGO – making it the sixth city with access to the platform across South Africa.  With this launch, Uber hopes to provide locals and visitors to the city with the...

Old Mutual embarks on modernisation project with AWS

October 16, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Company News, Digital Transformation, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Wednesday, 16 October 2019, Amazon Web Services (AWS) announced that South African financial services provider, Old Mutual is using AWS as its preferred cloud provider – meaning more than 1,000 applications, including its digital customer platforms,...

FNB launches digital entrepreneurship programme in South Africa

October 16, 2019 • Company News, Education, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

South African financial services provider, FNB announced on Tuesday, 15 October 2019, that – in the wake of its commitment to help entrepreneurs – it’ll be launching a new digital app-based entrepreneurship learning programme –...

New motoring app connects car owners with service providers

October 15, 2019 • Company News, General, StartupsComments (0)

“For several years now there has been a call from the motoring sector as well as the motoring public for a quick and convenient way to find service providers. In response to this we started development on an app and are pleased to launch RMI Connect –...

Intelsat’s Journey with first MEV

October 14, 2019 • Company News, Features, GeneralComments (0)

On Monday, 14 October 2019, Intelsat announced that it has successfully launched the first Mission Extension Vehicle (MEV-1) – in what the company says is a ‘very exciting time for space and satellite communications’. According to Intelsat,...

Microsoft makes Python available on Azure in South Africa

October 11, 2019 • Company News, Internet of Things, Top StoriesComments (0)

On Thursday, 10 October 2019, Microsoft South Africa announced the availability of Python support in Azure Functions for South Africans. As a result, developers can now build their serverless functions using Python 3.6, based on the open-source and...

Facebook fights fake news in 10 Countries across Sub-Saharan Africa

October 10, 2019 • Company News, General, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Earlier this week, Facebook announced that it plans on expanding its Third-Party Fact-Checking programme to 10 additional African countries. In partnership with Agence France-Presse (AFP), the France 24 Observers, Pesa Check and Dubawa, this programme forms...

Avaya to showcase industry-first solutions at GITEX 2019

GITEX 2019: Avaya partners with healthcare provider to transform the patient experience

October 9, 2019 • Company News, Features, Healthcare, Top StoriesComments (0)

At Gitex 2019 in Dubai, King Fahad Medical City (KFMC) announced that is has partnered with Avaya to build a unified contact centre that will transform healthcare delivery in the UAE. “One of the biggest technical challenges at KFMC is the ability to...

GITEX 2019: Nokia strikes deal with OmniClouds

October 9, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Company News, Features, Top StoriesComments (0)

At GITEX 2019, Nokia unveiled that its Nuage Networks SD-WAN 2.0 solution has been implemented by OmniClouds, a cloud service provider and migrator, to improve and optimise cloud connectivity for enterprise customers throughout the Europe, Middle East and...

GITEX 2019: Raya Contact Center undergoes digital transformation thanks to Avaya

October 8, 2019 • Company News, Digital TransformationComments (0)

Unified communications company, Avaya announced on Monday, 7 October 2019, that it has powered Raya Contact Center, a business process outsourcing service provider, with the resources needed to embark on a digital transformation project. The partnership will...

Cellcom selects Parallel Wireless for network expansion

Parallel Wireless and Vodafone deploy OpenRAN pilot in DRC

October 7, 2019 • Company News, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

US-based OpenRAN company, Parallel Wireless, announced on Monday, 7 October 2019, that telecoms company, Vodafone has deployed a macro Parallel Wireless OpenRAN pilot in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The trial is part of a Telecom Infra Project...

GITEX 2019: Batelco and Avaya support SMEs through latest collaboration

October 7, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Company NewsComments (0)

Avaya – a global communications and collaboration solutions company – announced on Monday, 7 October 2019, that Batelco – a digital solutions provider – has taken on Avaya’s market-leading portfolio of Contact Center (CC) and Unified...