MTN South Africa will supply approximately 360.000 teachers in South Africa with laptops as part of Teacher Laptop Initiative (TLI) campaign, that strives to improve the overall quality of education in public school across the country. The initiative, announced on Friday by the Department of Basic Education (DoBE) in Pretoria...
Mobile money can serve as a gateway to financial inclusion, it enhances the impact of international remittances on development. Digital platforms enable a significantly lower cost to serve and increased cross-selling of products in emerging markets while smartphone adoption and internet penetration are fuelling the expansion of e-commerce. According to...
ARK: Survival Evolved's newest and unreleased expansion puts players in a damaged, malfunctioning ARK. With its internal atmosphere gone, most of its life forms fled to the underground, away from the now intensely radioactive sun. In the dark depths of the ARK, the creatures either adapted or mutated through...
Whatever the size or specialty, manufacturing companies across Africa are under pressure to grow revenues, reduce costs and increase profitability. Yet many of them are constrained from achieving these goals by years of under-investment in technology. Struggling with legacy systems and manual processes, they lack the business insights, streamlined business...
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has finally officially declared the date on which it will auction the 3.5Ghz spectrum for the deployment of 5G technology in the West African country. Currently, the auction is expected to be held on 13 December 2021 and, according to the Information Memorandum (IM), seen...
Orange has revealed that it has completed the acquisition of 100% of Cellcom through its subsidiary Orange Côte d’Ivoire. Less than three months after signing the agreement with Cellcom Telecommunications Limited for the acquisition of its Liberian subsidiary, Orange has obtained all the official approbations necessary to complete the transaction. Cellcom...
Ericsson is evolving its 5G Platform with portfolio additions across core, radio access and transport areas, as well as service orchestration. These add-ons will make the platform more dynamic and flexible, enabling service providers to smoothly evolve their networks and deploy 5G at scale. The wide portfolio of Ericsson’s 5G...
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) is preparing to set in motion a plan to use artificial intelligence (AI) to combat insider trading and other transgressions by listed companies, curving clandestine activities and corporate crookery, reports the Business Times. JSE CEO, Leila Fourie says the stock exchange was “investing heavily in...
Cybercrimes have increased since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic with hackers becoming heavily resourced, especially now with nations across the world in the implementation stages of rolling out vaccines. Hackers have found sophisticated ways to target the organisations that have valuable data such as vaccine development, trials, etc....
New data from mobile operator Safaricom reveals that 67% of mobile phones sold in Kenya are smartphones. In addition, the report shows that in excess of 100 000 new smartphones are shipped to customers each month. "Safaricom will continue championing for the increased penetration of smartphones from the current 67%, with a...
Across the African continent, organisations offering banking, lending, insurance, trading, and payments services are seeing the opportunities for technology to increase levels of financial inclusion, and delight customers with superior experiences. In fact, due to vast geographies and generally poor branch-based infrastructure, many African countries are ideally placed to embrace...
GeoPoll, a real-time mobile survey platform, today launched its Audience Measurement Service, which offers the first ever daily TV ratings in several African markets. The launch of this service comes just in time for the FIFA World Cup, when GeoPoll will publish game viewership data from African nations as...
South Africa’s online retailer takealot.com has launched over 25 collection facilities across the country. Its flagship Takealot Pickup Point at the New Road off-ramp in Midrand spans the N1 highway, the busiest highway in Africa, allowing motorists travelling in both directions to easily collect their online orders. The newly renovated,...
PLANS to build an information and communications technology park in Kano, Nigeria have received a major boost after the government pledged to release Naira 171 million. Kano commissioner for environment, Alhaji Garba Yusuf Abubakar, told media about the development. “The state executive council has approved the release of N171.4 million for...
Airtel Kenya has inked a partnership with the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA). The partnership will allow Kenyan citizens the opportunity to pay their taxes through the Airtel Money service. According to Airtel, it will now allow customers across the country to inquire for KRA services, generate KRA payment reference numbers...
MTN Group on Friday launched the construction of a state-of-the-art headquarters for MTN Côte d’Ivoire, as well as the start of a local trial of 5G services in Abidjan. Both took place during a state visit to the West African country by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa. After the conclusion...
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