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. Under the agreement, Global Telesat will manage the services from its state-of-the-art teleport facilities in Alicante, Spain. Global...
Drawing in a large number of decision makers, the African Innovator: Healthcare Innovation Summit addressed the theme - “Transforming Healthcare with Technology.” Hosted by IT News Africa, and sponsored by Telkom, the Healthcare Innovation Summit was held at the Protea Fire & Ice Hotel, Johannesburg on the 19th of August 2015. During the course...
One of the greatest benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) to humankind is its influence on the medical field. “Powered by some of the most sophisticated technology, AI is assisting in improving medical diagnosis,” says Anton Jacobs, managing director at African value-added technology distributor, Networks Unlimited. From an AI doctor and chatbot...
There’s a perception that virtualisation has almost eliminated the need for capacity planning. But, Herman van Heerden, Managing Director of Starship Systems, a local technology company specialising in the design, supply and deployment of virtualisation technologies, says this is a misconception. “Capacity planning should be a priority and an...
Ghana's Interbank Payment and Settlement Systems (GhIPSS) has launched an internet payment gateway to enable holders of domestic Automated Teller Machine (ATM) cards to make payments and purchases online. The launch of the ‘gh-link e-Commerce’ is set to promote e-commerce and promote the creation of jobs as various services are...
Wells Fargo has urged employees to uninstall the popular Chinese video-sharing app, TikTok, from their company devices over privacy concerns. “We have identified a small number of Wells Fargo employees with corporate-owned devices who had installed the TikTok application on their device,” says a Wells Fargo spokesperson. “Due to concerns about...
Bharti Airtel and Ericsson have signed a new contract to upgrade diesel powered base stations in Nigeria with a new green energy solution known as E-site. Bharti Airtel is the owner of Airtel Zambia. CEO and joint managing director of Bharti Airtel, Manoj Kohli, said in a statement that the...
Fintech is boosting financial inclusion across Africa, according to Ecobank. Although over 80% of Africans have mobile phones, only around one quarter (28%) of them have a bank account. But mobile banking and e-wallets are helping to break the banking logjam, offering a range of alternative payment methods as...
Google search has made some advances over the past years - from auto-complete, to image search and natural language understanding. which lets Google figure out what you want no matter how badly you spell it or how you phrase it. At their Google AI and Machine Learning event held...
Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday unveiled the 4Afrika Advisory Council, an external board of advisers tasked with guiding strategic investments undertaken by the Microsoft 4Afrika Initiative across the continent and ensuring 4Afrika is closely aligned to broad African development goals. His Excellency Benjamin Mkapa, former president of the United Republic...
IT News Africa caught up with Abi Jagun at the GSMA Mobile 360 Africa conference, which was held at the Clock Tower Conference Centre in Cape Town, South Africa. Jagun discusses how ICT is growing in Nigeria as well as assists woman to break into the technology and ICT...
Jovago.com, a leading hotel booking website, and Insurance provider Axa, announced today a partnership to develop the expansion of Jovago and a new round of funding to boost its activities in Africa. This would further ensure the expansion of the business to booming markets and the strengthening of the...
Telecommunications company Ericsson South Africa has dismissed an employee over a racists tweet. Ericsson employee Vivienne Catherine Basson vented her anger on Twitter today, after being allegedly involved in a car accident with a taxi driver. In the rage-filled tweet she said, “Effing k**fir taxi. And once again I vote...
MOROCCO'S second largest telecommunications operator, Medi Telecom has sold 40% of its shares to France Telecom for US$840 million, a senior officials has announced. France Telecom Chief Executive, Stephane Richard, said the acquisition of Medi Telecom would boost growth outside Europe by expanding in Africa. Richard said France Telecom was looking...
Dimension Data today launched cloud services in Namibia. Private organisations, service providers and governments around the world are fast engaging the concept of cloud computing and how African organisations are taking advantage of its benefits is truly an exciting journey. “Although adoption is gradual, as cloud providers demonstrate its benefits,...
To date, more than 380,000 tickets have been sold online for the FIFA Confederations Cup soccer tournament, kicking off in South Africa next month. Says organiser spokesperson, Delia Fischer: “This corresponds to 63 percent of the total number of tickets available.” She said tickets for the matches that will...
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