Since 2009, the African telecoms industry has come a long way in connecting people and businesses to reliable, affordable and fast Internet services. The new submarine cables that started to land off the continent’s east and west coasts from 2009 onwards brought with them more affordable and plentiful international...
Rain South Africa has introduced 'My Rain', its new mobile app which is expected to allow customers to manage their accounts and data usage directly from their smartphones. Rain lists the following app features on the Google Play Store page: Manage your account – Users can update their personal details...
The Singularity University, a collection of some of the most innovative minds in the world, announced on Tuesday 31 October 2017 that South African, John Sanei has been invited to join Singularity University’s (SU’s) panel of global speakers. John, a business innovation strategist, trend specialist and futurist will join a...
SAP has revealed the finalists and winners for the prestigious 2014 SAP Africa Partner of the Year Awards. The SAP Africa Partner of the Year Awards is the company’s premier partner recognition programme that shines the acknowledgement spotlight upon its most outstanding partners, who have excelled in developing a partnership...
Amazon has appointed Adam Selipsky as the new CEO of cloud-computing division, Amazon Web Services (AWS). Selipsky succeeds Andy Jassy who is set to become CEO of Amazon after it was revealed that Jeff Bezos would step down this year. "Adam is not a new face to AWS. Back in...
Ericsson has launched eStore, a market place where operators can easily set-up and offer applications to customers. The eStore already has over 30 000 applications and they are downloadable to any mobile phone. Some of the applications are free to download while others may be paid for via prepaid or post-paid...
Twinpine Network, an Africa-based Mobile Advertising Network, will hold 'Kuungana', its meet and greet event with Industry leaders in Nairobi on 9th of September 2014. The event will host advertisers, internet content publishers, brand owners and other industry participants. With the event theme, ‘Discovering the Mobile Web in Africa’,...
Mobile Payments company Fortumo has launched carrier billing in Kenya for digital content merchants. The company has made a move to partner with Safaricom in order to take advantage of its 18 million customers located in Kenya. The partnership, according to both parties, will allow Kenyans to make payments...
SatADSL and Avanti have launched commercial Ka-band broadband services in Sub-Saharan Africa which aim to bring cost-effective coverage to communities and businesses. Utilizing Avanti's High Throughput Satellite (HTS) HYLAS 4, the new offering will provide consumer and corporate business connectivity which Internet Service Providers (ISPs) will be able to easily...
The 2015 MITx Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp is set to be held between 23 & 28 August 2015. The bootcamp will be held in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and will host 5 startups hailing from Nigeria. According to MITx, 50 candidates were selected from 24 countries at an acceptance rate of 0.08 per cent. MIT...
A recent survey of people’s attitudes toward online in-stream video advertising suggests that advertisers using this increasingly popular form of Internet marketing are wasting their money. Half of all respondents said they stopped watching online videos once they encountered in-stream advertisements, and nearly one in six said they immediately...
Nokia is deploying a cloud-based Subscriber Data Management (SDM) solution that enables Vodafone Egypt to offer services to its 4G customers. The deployment, under the Spring SDM project, helps the service provider to continue transforming its operations around telco cloud technology. The adoption of Nokia’s Telco Cloud Network Functions Virtualization...
Telkom and its employees in all nine provinces across South Africa have embarked on a campaign to lend a hand of support to various charities in honour of Mandela Day. In aid of this week long campaign Telkom rallied 670 employees to volunteer their time to assist in activities such...
IT News Africa has been following the Nigerian Telecommunications Limited (Nitel) and Nigerian Mobile Telecommunications Limited (Mtel), liquidation closely for the past few months. Back in November 2014, the BPE, the Bureau of Public Enterprises within Nigeria, had warned pre-qualified bidders in the liquidation of Nitel/Mtel to adhere to...
A black-owned Cape Town-based business process outsourcing (BPO) provider is looking to more than double the size of its business over the next two years after signing an enterprise development agreement with established South African BPO provider, Aegis. SA Commercial, which has been operating largely in the financial services sector for...
South Africa's communications minister said today that this week's massive social media outage of Facebook Inc. apps including WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook itself, serves as a reminder that governments around the world can do more to support the development of local social media platforms. Minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni said that the...
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