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Facebook gets behind African entrepreneurs in a ‘celebration of tech’ week as part of its sponsorship of TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield Africa

Facebook gets behind African entrepreneurs in a ‘celebration of tech’ week as part of its sponsorship of TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield Africa

Showcasing Facebook’s passion for investing in creative, diverse talent across Africa, and nurturing the tech and startup ecosystem, Facebook announces a week-long celebration of activities as part of its sponsorship of TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield Africa 2017. In the first event of its kind on the continent, TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield Africa 2017, will search for the […]

Off-grid Solar set to triple in Africa

Off-grid Solar set to triple in Africa

Off- grid solar will bring basic electricity services to almost 70 million more people in Asia and sub Saharan Africa A new report has confirmed that Solar is now the fastest growing energy source in the world, and is making a major impact in Africa. The International Energy Agency’s 2017 report on renewables forecasts that […]

Siemens signs Memorandum of Understanding with Madagascar to accelerate country’s power generation

Siemens signs Memorandum of Understanding with Madagascar to accelerate country’s power generation

Siemens signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Republic of Madagascar to cooperate and identify measures to fast track power generation in the country and work towards increasing capacity by an additional 300MW by 2019. The agreement was signed together with project partners TSK and in the presence of Günter Nooke, the German Chancellor’s […]

GROHE wins nine awards from the prestigious Iconic Awards 2017

GROHE wins nine awards from the prestigious Iconic Awards 2017

Every year, the Iconic Awards recognize visionary buildings, innovative products, and sustainable communication in the sectors of architecture, construction, industry and production industry. This year, GROHE, the world’s leading provider of sanitary fittings, has been announced as the winner of nine coveted awards in the categories “Product”, “Communication” and “Architecture”. The official award ceremony will […]

Major Step Forward for Digitalisation in Africa

Major Step Forward for Digitalisation in Africa

Multinational telecommunications company, Angola Cables, announced today that construction had begun on its South American data centre, located in Fortaleza, Brazil. The data centre is an important next step in the company’s roll-out of promoting the digital inclusion and empowerment of Africa by the use of subsea internet cable connecting Africa to the Americas and […]

Off-grid solar will transform business in Nigeria

Off-grid solar will transform business in Nigeria

The people behind one of the fastest growing off-grid solar companies in Africa have said that the mobile solar revolution will transform Nigeria’s small-business economy. Access to power is a major constraint for Nigeria’s SMEs, and thousands are now using the Lumos Mobile Electricity service (www.Lumos-Global.com), which provides customers with reliable, clean, affordable solar electricity. […]

Youtap launches mobile money QR code solution and apps for growth markets in Africa and Asia

Youtap launches mobile money QR code solution and apps for growth markets in Africa and Asia

Youtap (www.Youtap.com), a global provider of contactless mobile payments and financial services software, has launched a QR code solution and smartphone apps for mobile money services in Africa and Asia. Youtap’s solution enables customer-initiated or merchant-initiated QR code payments for smartphones and smart point-of-sale devices. The solution conforms to the BharatQR industry standard developed by […]

Unlocking African markets for South African stakeholders

Unlocking African markets for South African stakeholders

Despite Africa’s market and political challenges, local property developers, contractors and investors are still delivering projects successfully throughout the continent. How South African companies manage to do this will be one of the topics in the spotlight at the 8th annual Africa Property Investment (API) Summit & Expo (www.APIsummit.co.za), taking place at the Sandton Convention […]

African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) 2017: MainOne canvasses local Internet traffic exchange within Africa

African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF) 2017: MainOne canvasses local Internet traffic exchange within Africa

West Africa’s leading provider of connectivity and data center solutions, MainOne (www.MainOne.net) has reiterated the importance of Internet traffic domiciliation as a key requirement for growing the internet ecosystem in Africa. Speaking at the just concluded African Peering and Interconnection Forum (AfPIF), MainOne’s Chief Executive Officer, Funke Opeke challenged the continent’s leading Internet players to […]

The top 4 digital transformation priorities for African telecoms operators

The top 4 digital transformation priorities for African telecoms operators

After nearly two decades of uninhibited growth and profitability, African telecoms operators (telcos) are facing the converging forces of digital disruption. Some of the factors contributing to this are: easily accessible broadband internet, popular over the top (OTT) services such as WhatsApp, and changing consumer needs. According to Ovum, telco operators will lose out on […]

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