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Dealing with the dark side of rapid digitisation in Financial Services

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...

Africa leads the way with mobile data

There has been a significant shift in the telecommunications landscape over the last 15 years, and the fast evolution of connectivity has brought us from the screeching tones of a dial up connection to ADSL, fibre, WiFi and 2,3...

Virtual volunteering makes its way to Africa

In an economy driven by numbers, efficiency and the bottom line, finding the time to volunteer is not always easy. Enter virtual volunteering – share your skills, knowledge or time from the comfort of your desk. By connecting to...

Philips appoints new distributor in Africa

Philips TV has added a new distribution partner, FondiVersal Technology, to handle its sales and distribution throughout Africa. The distribution deal was completed through Philips' Singapore affiliate, TP Vision Singapore. According to Phillips, FondiVersal will provide sales and distribution support...

Agility is key for Tier 2 Telco’s in Africa

There’s a significant opportunity for Tier 2 fibre-to-the-home/office (FTTX) providers that can offer users more flexible and more tailored solutions. Experienced FTTX solution builders have earned their stripes on large, complex FTTX rollouts, and custom projects for office parks....

Bridging the African digital divide through mobility and partnership

The internet has undeniably become the lifeblood of our society, providing essential access to jobs, public services and resources to citizens. Digital services and the internet are likely to be the future of the economy and of the workforce....

Investing in Comms Innovation key to profitability in Africa

The final day of AfricaCom 2015 focused on sustaining profitably in a rapidly developing multi-cultural landscape. Being cost efficient and sustainable while looking at customer experiences and satisfaction and increasing revenue and the bottom line, seem diametrically opposed, but...

Mobile technology to address Africa’s healthcare challenges

Mobile technology can address some of the biggest health challenges in Africa, says Vuyani Jarana at Vodacom Business. Healthcare is a massive challenge in Africa. The continent is home to 15% of the world’s population and 24% of global disease...

Digital fuels growth in Africa’s entertainment and media industry

After more than a decade of digital disruption, the African entertainment and media industry has entered a new landscape – one where the media is no longer divided into distinct traditional and digital spheres, according to a report from...

Lower data costs will boost e-commerce in Kenya

Speaking at The National Forum on sustainable Data for Development held at the Laico Regency hotel in Nairobi this August, deputy president William Ruto asked mobile firms to reduce the cost of data bundles, he noted that while the...
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