BUSINESS

Wananchi Telecom prepares for rapid growth across Africa with global network services from Epsilon

Wananchi Telecom prepares for rapid growth across Africa with global network services from Epsilon

Leading East African carrier Wananchi Telecom has partnered with Epsilon to connect African customers to more than 170 countries around the world. Read More

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Setback for BTCL IPO as workers cry broke Setback for BTCL IPO as workers cry broke With the Privatisation of Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited privatisation nearing completion, employees claim they do not ...
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Friday 16 Jan

MainOne commissions N7b data centre

NIGERIA
MainOne has commissioned its premier Tier III Lekki Data Center to address the growing demand for colocation, cloud and disaster recovery services in the sub-region.»
Thursday 15 Jan

Nomanini takes Africa by storm using Google Cloud Platform

SOUTH AFRICA
Nomanini, a Cape Town-based mobile point of sale service that specialises in facilitating cash payments in emerging markets, has successfully scaled into six countries across Africa in just four years, using Google’s Cloud Platform. »
Thursday 15 Jan

Airtel Kenya announces senior management appointments

KENYA
Airtel Kenya has appointed Josee Cremieux and Dick Omondi as the new customer service director and corporate affairs director respectively.  »
Thursday 15 Jan

Westcon Africa team expands

Westcon Southern Africa has appointed Brendan Mac Carron in the capacity of Communications and Security Account Manager for the Rest of Africa.»
Wednesday 14 Jan

BOCRA: last mile fails hotels

BOTSWANA
The Botswana Communications Regulatory Authority (BOCRA) says a lack of last mile connectivity is largely to blame for poor Internet services in Botswana hospitality facilities.»
Tuesday 13 Jan

Schneider Electric named Africa Best Employer Brand 2014

Schneider Electric Africa has been awarded the Africa Best Employer Brand Award for 2014/2015 at the annual “Employer Branding Awards (EBA).»
Tuesday 13 Jan

Challenges facing today’s CFO’s in driving profit across the African borders

The mode of doing business in Africa has changed and so has the role of the CFO, says SAP Africa.»
Tuesday 13 Jan

Digital switchover to boost e-commerce

KENYA
Online retailer Jumia believes that digital migration will boost e-commerce uptake in Kenya.»
Sunday 11 Jan

Togo govt summons Etisalat, Maroc Telecom over Moov deal

TOGO
The Togolese government has met with Etisalat and Maroc Telecom officials in the capital Lomé to discuss the issue of Moov Togo, which the Moroccan telecom giant is set to acquire soon after taking control of Ivory Coast’s Moov CI last week.»
Friday 9 Jan

Moov Cote d’Ivoire to be ‘swallowed’ by Maroc Telecom

IVORY COAST
Atlantique Telecom Côte d’Ivoire, which trades as Moov Côte d’Ivoire (Moov CI), is about to be acquired by Maroc Telecom, the Ivorian government announced this week, after meeting on Wednesday for the first time this year under the leadership of President Alassane Ouattara.»
Friday 9 Jan

NATCOM pays 30% of bid price for NITEL

NIGERIA
The preferred bidder for NITEL and its mobile arm has paid $75,756,30, 30 per cent of the $252,521,000 bid price for the acquisition of the former state-run telco.»
Thursday 8 Jan

Cdiscount open for business in Cameroon

CAMEROON
Cdiscount, a French e-commerce leader, has officially launched its subsidiary in Cameroon, hoping to change the face of e-commerce in this Central African nation.»
Monday 5 Jan

Applications open for Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme

NIGERIA
Applications are invited for the Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Programme, a $100 million programme set to fast track African start-ups.»
Wednesday 31 Dec

ICS Financial Systems extends presence in Africa

ICS Financial Systems Limited (ICSFS) a global software and services provider for banks and financial institutions, partnered with new banks through expansion of its operations in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda. »
Tuesday 30 Dec

Tunisia’s ICT companies target Ivory Coast

IVORY COAST
More than 40 ICT companies from Tunisia and another 20 from the rest of Africa will head to Ivory Coast in February 2015 for a high-level ICT conference-expo called Consultrafric.»
Wednesday 24 Dec

Operators spent 2014 reformatting their business plans

2014 may eventually come to be seen as a pivotal year for African operators, as they reformatted their business plans in order to maintain their positions at the head of Africa’s communications market.»

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UCC launches 2015 ACIA awardsUCC launches 2015 ACIA awards

Uganda has launched the fifth Annual Communications and Innovation Awards, which celebrate and foster ICT innovation and achievement.

IN DEPTH

Kenya’s digital TV battle hots up Kenya’s digital TV battle hots up

Kenya’s journey to Digital TV broadcasting took a new turn this week, when the Communication Authority of Kenya (CAK) accused three local media firms of intent to disrupt the process.

COMPANY NEWS

MTN to empower African businesses with AWS Direct Connect

MTN Group today announced it would be the first African company to offer Amazon Web Services (AWS) Direct Connect to business customers across multiple countries on the ...

“All Systems GO!” for the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards in Zambia

It’s “All Systems GO!” for the winners of the fourth edition of the DStv Eutelsat Star Awards to be announced at the awards ceremony in Lusaka, Zambia ...

Spectra Wireless, Microsoft 4Afrika launch first commercial TV white spaces services in Africa

University students will now get fast, affordable Internet bundles and receive zero-interest financing when purchasing a new device.