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Riverbed to be acquired by Thoma Bravo in $3.6bn deal

Riverbed to be acquired by Thoma Bravo in $3.6bn deal

Riverbed Technology has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by leading private equity investment firm Thoma Bravo, LLC and Teachers’ Private Capital, the private investor department of Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan.  Read More

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Egyptian revival spurs MEA PC market growthEgyptian revival spurs MEA PC market growth The PC market in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region grew 2.1 per cent ...
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 88mph and Microsoft Ventures partner to support startups in Nigeria 88mph and Microsoft Ventures partner to support startups in Nigeria Microsoft, in partnership with 88mph, has announced the expansion of the Microsoft Ventures program into Nigeria.
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Friday 12 Dec

Nigeria carriers groan as currency devaluation takes toll

NIGERIA
The devaluation of Nigeria’s national currency is set to take its toll on the fortunes of carriers in the country.»
Thursday 11 Dec

Riverbed names new senior VP of Sales in EMEA

Riverbed Technology has announced that Kristian Thyregod has been promoted to Senior Vice President Sales, in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).»
Wednesday 10 Dec

M&A, infrastructure sharing, liberalisation to reshape telecoms in Africa

Mergers, acquisitions, infrastructure sharing and market liberalisation will reshape Africa’s telecommunications markets by 2018, according to market analysts Frost & Sullivan.»
Thursday 4 Dec

Airtel boosts entrepreneurship with Catapult-a-Startup

NIGERIA
Airtel Nigeria has launched an entrepreneurial initiative tagged ‘Catapult-a-Startup,’ a platform which aims to inspire innovation and assist  start up mobile app developers towards actualising their business goals and dreams. »
Wednesday 3 Dec

Dell, Intel study uncovers truth behind technology and the workforce

Dell and Intel have unveiled findings from its second Global Evolving Workforce Study, which identifies, and explores current and future trends pertaining to the workplace and workforce, and the role that technology has played in their evolution. »
Tuesday 2 Dec

PWC: Optimism abounds but a bumpy journey ahead for some

PwC’s ‘Capital Projects & infrastructure in East Africa, Southern Africa and West Africa,’ report says infrastructure spend in the region is projected to reach $180bn per annum by 2025.»
Thursday 27 Nov

Why govt listed Glo, others as top firms

NIGERIA
Nigeria’s national carrier, Globacom and 99 other top notch firms have been listed as top 100 Firms in Nigeria for the 2014 fiscal year. The top 100 companies list is based on international benchmark set by the International Integrated Reporting Council.»
Wednesday 26 Nov

Competition stiffens as Azam TV enters Ugandan Pay TV industry

UGANDA
Uganda’s Pay TV industry is set for a bruising battle for market control with the entry of new player Azam TV bringing the total number of Pay TV channels to nine.»
Wednesday 26 Nov

Glo gets govt recognition for investment, job creation

NIGERIA
Nigeria’s national operator, Globacom has been listed as one of the top One Hundred Firms in Nigeria for the 2014 fiscal year.»
Tuesday 25 Nov

Women can lead 21st century ICT industry, says Zinox chief

NIGERIA
With the right mix of innovation, business focus, accountability and ambition, women entrepreneurs can spearhead the evolution of the ICT industry in the 21st century, says the Chairman, Zinox Group.»
Tuesday 25 Nov

Airtel Ghana sweeps PR Excellence Awards

GHANA
Airtel Ghana, Telecommunications giant and winner of CIMG Marketing Oriented Company of the Year, has won five awards at the 2014 Institute of Public Relations Excellence Awards. »
Tuesday 25 Nov

Leading through volatility in Africa

For the businesses that are prepared to face the storm and manage the volatility afflicting the continent, there are still huge rewards to be had from doing business in Africa, says SAP.»
Tuesday 25 Nov

American Tower Corporation, Bharti Airtel in Nigerian tower sale agreement

NIGERIA
American Tower Corporation and Bharti Airtel Limited have entered into a definitive agreement for the sale of over 4,800 of Airtel’s communications towers in Nigeria. »
Monday 24 Nov

Mobile backlog affects revenues

New research shows that a slow approach to app development is increasingly damaging revenue opportunities in the enterprise. The study found that organisations are currently struggling with a significant mobile backlog and unable to cope with business demands.»
Friday 21 Nov

Kenya courts technology to woo investors

KENYA
Kenya, East Africa’s lead economic hub, has stepped up its efforts to woo investors through its rigorous incorporation and adaptation of technology to ease business transactions.»
Thursday 20 Nov

BTCL wraps up nationwide employee road shows

BOTSWANA
As part of the overarching awareness activities ahead of the much-anticipated Initial Public Offering (IPO) of Botswana Telecommunications Corporation Limited (BTCL), the company has successfully completed a nationwide employee road show.»

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