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Jumia unveils online payment platform, Jumia Pay

Jumia unveils online payment platform, Jumia Pay

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. Read More

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Saicom Voice Services clinches VoIP, Cloud PBX partnership with SEACOMSaicom Voice Services clinches VoIP, Cloud PBX partnership with SEACOM Saicom Voice Services has entered into a strategic partnership with SEACOM to allow SEACOM to provide ...
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BoFiNet expects annual global IP traffic to surgeBoFiNet expects annual global IP traffic to surge The Botswana Fibre Networks Limited (BoFiNet), which a Government owned wholesale internet provider, says annual global ...
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Richard Adiase, Acting Head of Airtel Business  Airtel Ghana launches groundbreaking home solution Airtel Ghana has launched a groundbreaking home solution dubbed Airtel Quonect to provide unparalleled Communication, Connectivity ...
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Sunday 21 Aug

Protect local e-Sports before it’s game over

The growing popularity and resulting profitability of e-Sports has made it a prime target for volumetric Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks »
Saturday 20 Aug

Huawei in #ThisIsBotswana Campaign

BOTSWANA
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.»
Thursday 18 Aug

NCA to deploy TVWS technology to improve internet access

GHANA
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.  »
Thursday 18 Aug

Afriwave goes live on monitoring

GHANA
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.»
Wednesday 17 Aug

What are the “things” in the Internet of Things?

User-based devices that communicate, consume content, and create and publish content for other people to utilise have dominated our current version of the Internet. The developing Internet of Things (IoT) is about to change that. »
Wednesday 17 Aug

Carrier-neutral data centres – the key to unlocking Southern Africa’s connectivity potential

The carrier neutral data centre business model ensures network and carrier choice, increased interconnection and flexibility of service offerings between our continent and the rest of the world.»
Monday 15 Aug

Our focus is customer satisfaction, says Jumia CEO

NIGERIA
Jumia has said its core focus is to ensure that shoppers get the best in terms of quality of goods and services.»
Monday 15 Aug

SEACOM partners with Microsoft on connectivity to Azure data centres

SEACOM, is now a Microsoft ExpressRoute partner, meaning that it can offer its business customers affordable, dedicated Ethernet links between their own IT infrastructures and Microsoft’s Azure and Office365 data centres around the world.»
Monday 15 Aug

U.S. senator: Internet connectivity vital to drive modern economy

NIGERIA
Senator Edward J. Markey, a ranking U.S. Democratic Party member on Africa and Global Health Policy Subcommittee of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has told prominent technology leaders in Lagos that internet connectivity and successful economic development are inextricably linked.»
Thursday 11 Aug

Etisalat, YuuZoo launch e-commerce portal for SMEs

NIGERIA
Nigeria’s most SME-friendly telecommunications operator, Etisalat, in partnership with Singapore’s YuuZoo Corp, has unveiled a bespoke e-commerce platform, SME Arena, to facilitate the growth of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Nigeria.»
Wednesday 10 Aug

Data privacy rules give certainty for cloud adoption in Africa

With stronger information privacy and data protection laws coming into effect, businesses operating in Africa must think carefully about where and with which providers they host their cloud enterprise data and applications, says SEACOM.»
Wednesday 10 Aug

Gartner's 2016 Hype Cycle for ICT in Africa: IoT to have most beneficial impact

The Internet of Things (IoT) will reach mainstream adoption in the next two to five years in Africa and is expected to have the most transformational impact on local businesses in the same period, according to Gartner, Inc.’s 2016 Hype Cycle for ICT in Africa.»
Wednesday 10 Aug

Access Bank upgrades digital solution, PayWithCapture

NIGERIA
Determined to make its digital banking application fast, convenient and hassle-free, Access Bank Plc has refreshed the revolutionary lifestyle solution, PayWithCapture.»
Tuesday 9 Aug

Airtel Money Card is now back, with online payments

KENYA
Airtel Kenya has announced the return of its Airtel Money Card, enabling card holders the convenience of shopping, online payments and easy access to funds 24 hours a day. »
Monday 8 Aug

The Internet of Things: Big opportunities, bigger challenges

SOUTH AFRICA
Although IoT is partly hype, security practitioners need to familiarise themselves with it, says Lutz Blaeser, MD of Intact Security.»
Monday 8 Aug

First made in Kenya search engine ready for official launch

KENYA
My finda, the first search engine developed in Kenya, is set for official launch. The app was activated in January 2016 and has almost 400 businesses registered on it and at least 5,000 downloads. »

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