ComTech minister: Appropriate legislation critical to telecom sector growth

ComTech minister: Appropriate legislation critical to telecom sector growth

Nigeria’s Communications Technology Minister Adebayo Shittu, has said appropriate laws will be made to guarantee the consolidation of the gains of the telecoms industry.  Read more
Regional Technology Commercialisation Centre status beckons for BIH Regional Technology Commercialisation Centre status beckons for BIH Botswana Innovation Hub Chief Executive Officer Alan Boshwaen has signed an MoU which will see BIH become a regional technology commercialisation centre.
Bola Olayinka, Ademide Malumi and Dare Ojo-BelloLack of technology bane of Nigeria’s SMEs, says Matt O’Bell chief Aside financial constraints, the non-application of technology has been identified as one of the constraints of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria.
Afriwave goes live on monitoringAfriwave goes live on monitoring Afriwave Telecom, Ghana’s licensed interconnect clearing house (ICH) service provider, has begun monitoring the volume of international incoming telecommunications traffic, local interconnect traffic and NCA revenue verification.
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Nigeria's telco InterC Network targets 10m customers

Friday 26 Aug
CDMA telco Intercellular has staged a come-back as InterC Network, with a target of capturing 10 million customers in the next five years.»

Opera partners Google on progressive web apps for Nigerian mobile users

Thursday 25 Aug
Norwegian technology company Opera has partnered with Google to ensure that mobile users, including Nigerians, easily access and use its Progressive Web Apps (PWAs).»

MTN Rwanda launches Business Call Assist for SMEs

Thursday 25 Aug
MTN Rwanda has launched a cost-effective answering position and personal call management tool designed specifically for small and medium enterprises. »

Jumia unveils online payment platform, Jumia Pay

Wednesday 24 Aug
Leading pan African e-commerce firm Jumia has announced the launch of Jumia Pay, a third-party online payment solution aimed at providing a safer, faster and more convenient online payment experience.»

Water utilities to introduce USSD service

Wednesday 24 Aug
Botswana’s Water Utilities Corporation (WUC) will soon officially launch a service using Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD), for its customers throughout the country. »

Airtel Ghana hands over library to Ajumako Entumbil community

Tuesday 23 Aug
Airtel Ghana has commissioned and handed over a library facility to the people of Ajumako Entumbil in the Central Region.»

EFInA lifts Nigeria mobile banking with $1.5m

Tuesday 23 Aug
Enhancing Financial Innovation & Access (EFInA) boosted the mobile money sector by splashing $1.5 million or about N421.5 million from its Innovation Grant on Diamond Bank’s Diamond Y’ello Account (DYA), a mobile banking platform which was built on MTN Xaas platform. »

Facebook partners with She Leads Africa in support of female African entrepreneurs

Monday 22 Aug
Facebook is supporting and sponsoring She Leads Africa, an African enterprise and women’s business-focused movement, to help ensure female entrepreneurs and professionals across the world unlock their full potential. »

Saicom Voice Services clinches VoIP, Cloud PBX partnership with SEACOM

Monday 22 Aug
Saicom Voice Services has entered into a strategic partnership with SEACOM to allow SEACOM to provide Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and Cloud PBX services over a white-label platform to corporate and SME customers.»

BoFiNet expects annual global IP traffic to surge

Monday 22 Aug
The Botswana Fibre Networks Limited (BoFiNet), which a Government owned wholesale internet provider, says annual global IP traffic will pass the zettabyte (ZB) in the next four years.»

Airtel Ghana launches groundbreaking home solution

Monday 22 Aug
Airtel Ghana has launched a groundbreaking home solution dubbed Airtel Quonect to provide unparalleled Communication, Connectivity and Collaborative solutions for the modern home.»

KCB M-PESA loan disbursements cross KSh10B mark

Sunday 21 Aug
Revolutionary mobile-based bank account KCB M-PESA has advanced KSh10.3 billion in loans to its customers since inception about two years ago, boosting access to credit in Kenya.»

Huawei in #ThisIsBotswana Campaign

Saturday 20 Aug
Huawei has partnered with some of Botswana’s leading influencers under the #ThisIsBotswana social campaign that meshes the powerful world of social media with high quality smartphone photography.»

Airtel Ghana launches ‘Flex Awesome You’ talent hunt

Friday 19 Aug
Airtel has announced the launch of an exciting talent search and competition dubbed “Flex Awesome You” to unearth the next big star in Ghana at a press soiree at its Head Office in Accra.»

NCA to deploy TVWS technology to improve internet access

Thursday 18 Aug
Ghana’s National Communication Authority (NCA) has revealed that it will soon deploy Television White Space (TVWS) technology to improve the availability of broadband Internet and Wi-Fi in rural areas in Ghana.  »


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Financial services sees AI as both opportunity and threatFinancial services sees AI as both opportunity and threat

Banking is already a key area where technology is having an impact throughout Africa, and a new survey assesses the impact artificial intelligence will have on this sector.



Medic Mobile Transform Healthcare with Mobility

Medic Mobile, using a mobile network powered by VMware, brings better quality healthcare to remote villages in Uganda.


Access and Use of ICT stats releasedAccess and Use of ICT stats released

Statistics Botswana has released the first results of the 2014 Information and Communication Technology Household Survey.