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4 exciting results from the South Africa Mobile Network Experience report

4 insights into the South Africa Mobile Network Experience report

August 21, 2019 • Features, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

Mobile analytics company, Opensignal has released a report analysing the mobile network experience in South Africa. The report, utilising 105,883 devices and recording over 259,426,348 measurements from 1 May to 29 July 2019, covers everything from 4G availability and download speed to the rate at which networks are maturing in the country.  Here are 4...

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Screenshot of actor Idris Elba (left) in the story mode for NBA 2K20. Image sourced from HYPEBEAST.

SpringHill Entertainment to produce NBA 2K20 MyCAREER Mode

August 20, 2019 • Features, Gadgets and GamingComments (0)

2K recently announced a partnership with SpringHill Entertainment, a content company created by American businessman Maverick Carter and NBA Superstar LeBron James. SpringHill Entertainment will produce and create NBA 2K20’s MyCAREER cinematic...

Gamers at the ASUS booth during rAge 2018. Image sourced from rAge.

ASUS South Africa to launch inaugural Republic of Gamers Invitational at rAge 2019

August 18, 2019 • Features, Gadgets and Gaming, Southern Africa, Top StoriesComments (0)

On 16 August 2019, ASUS South Africa announced the inaugural ROG Invitation which, according to a rAge press release, will be South Africa’s richest short-form Counter-Strike tournament. The prize pool is $9,900 and will span a period of one month. The...

Women in Tech Profile: Phindi Mazibuko, Director of Service Delivery in MEA at Mimecast

Women in Tech Profile: Phindi Mazibuko, Director of Service Delivery in MEA at Mimecast

August 17, 2019 • Features, People, Top StoriesComments (0)

It’s still Women’s Month and we continue to celebrate women breaking the glass ceiling in technology. These are Women in Tech who persistently empower other women and dominate the industry. For the second segment, we bring you Siphindokuhle...

Women's Month Profile: PaySpace MD, Sandra Crous

Women in Tech Profile: PaySpace MD, Sandra Crous

August 16, 2019 • Features, People, Top StoriesComments (0)

Women have fundamentally been at the back-burner of hard and soft skills within the workspace and not highlighting their strengths, especially when it comes to technology. In celebration of South Africa’s Women’s Month, IT News Africa will profile...

Nigeria's Verve launches globally accepted payment solution

Nigeria’s Verve launches globally accepted payment solution

August 15, 2019 • Features, Finance, West AfricaComments (0)

Nigerian payments technology company, Verve held an event to launch the Verve Global Card on Wednesday, 14 August 2019. The Global Card is said to expand Verve’s existing suite portfolio of payment products and solutions by giving cardholders the...

A catch up with Hello Paisa since the launch of its digital bank

A catch up with Hello Paisa since the launch of its digital bank

August 14, 2019 • Features, Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

Money remittance and digital banking provider, Hello Paisa launched its digital bank in South Africa in partnership with Sasfin earlier this year. The bank was developed with the aim to help the unbanked population have access to banking solutions. IT News...

UNPOPULAR OPINION_ Facebook doesn’t want to read your mind

UNPOPULAR OPINION: Facebook doesn’t want to read your mind

August 14, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Features, Top StoriesComments (0)

In case you missed it, social networking service, Facebook recently published a blog post entitled ‘Imagining a new interface: Hands-free communication without saying a word’ — and it covers exactly what the name suggests, their research and proposed a...

OS set to replace Android is released

New OS set to replace Android

August 12, 2019 • Features, Mobile and Telecoms, Top StoriesComments (0)

Chinese technology company, Huawei introduced the world to its latest innovation-in-progress, HarmonyOS, on Friday, 9 August 2019. HarmonyOS is the company’s first in-house operating software — designed to reduce Huawei’s reliance on American technology...

TymeBank challenges the status quo of banking in South Africa

TymeBank challenges the status quo of banking in South Africa

August 8, 2019 • Features, Finance, Top StoriesComments (0)

TymeBank revealed at the AWS Summit in July 2019 that it has been onboarding over 100 000 customers a month. The fully-licensed digital bank is owned by African Rainbow Capital (ARC), which falls under the Patrice Motsepe’s Ubuntu-Botho Investments...

TIM Brazil jumps onto 5G and core cloud bandwagon

TIM Brazil jumps onto 5G and core-cloud bandwagon

August 4, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Features, Mobile and TelecomsComments Off on TIM Brazil jumps onto 5G and core-cloud bandwagon

Telecommunications provider, TIM Brazil has agreed to allow Nokia AirFrame to virtualise its data centres by the end of 2021. The agreement aims to act as a major step in TIM Brazil’s cloud and digitalisation journey, supported by Nokia, as the operator...

INTERVIEW_ AI bringing insurance industry closer to customers

INTERVIEW: AI bringing insurance industry closer to customers

August 3, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Features, Top StoriesComments Off on INTERVIEW: AI bringing insurance industry closer to customers

The insurance industry is synonymous with outdated processes, tedious paperwork and slow turnaround times. However, there’s one company that’s attempting to digitally transform their organisation in order to better serve customers. That company is life...

Spotify's revenue per subscriber shrinks

Spotify’s revenue per subscriber shrinks

August 2, 2019 • Features, Finance, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Spotify’s revenue per subscriber shrinks

Music streaming service, Spotify, released its 2019 Q2 financial performance report on Wednesday, 31 July 2019. The report shows that, between April to end of June 2019, the platform increased its Monthly Active users Year on Year (YoY) by 29 per cent to...

A panel discussion taking place at DTC 2019.

IN PICTURES: Digital Transformation Congress 2019

August 1, 2019 • Digital Transformation, Events, Features, Top StoriesComments Off on IN PICTURES: Digital Transformation Congress 2019

  Digital Transformation Congress 2019 (#DTC2019) took place on 30 July 2019 at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa. The Chairperson for the event was Dr Michael Mol, Head of Hello Doctor. The event featured engaging fire-side...

‘Cash back’ rewards app for South African FreshStop customers

‘Cash back’ rewards app for South African FreshStop customers

August 1, 2019 • Features, Southern AfricaComments Off on ‘Cash back’ rewards app for South African FreshStop customers

Convenience retail store, FreshStop, launched a Rewards App on Tuesday, 30 July 2019. The app is said to enable customers to earn cash-back simply by shopping at one of its more than 300 stores, located at Caltex garages around South Africa. According to the...

Philips reveals its new range of monitors

Philips reveals its new range of monitors

August 1, 2019 • Features, Gadgets and GamingComments Off on Philips reveals its new range of monitors

On Wednesday, 31 July 2019, Middle Eastern partner of Philips Monitors, MDD, announced the launch of their new B9 series of B2B Touch Monitors.  The range consists of two models; 222B9T and 242B9T with 1920×1080 resolution and Projected-Capacitive...