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NCC, Globacom, eBusinesslife push for gender inclusion in ICT

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Omnispace, MTN to expand mobile connectivity across Africa

In an era where connectivity is crucial for economic development and social progress, Omnispace and MTN have joined forces to bridge the digital divide across Africa. This collaboration aims to extend mobile connectivity to underserved and remote areas of the continent by leveraging satellite technology.  With Africa being a vast and diverse continent, traditional terrestrial […]

Olumofe Temitayo
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MTN Group announces Monzer as new CEO in South Sudan

In a significant move within the telecommunications industry, MTN Group has announced the appointment of Ali Monzer as the new CEO for MTN South Sudan effective from April 1 , 2024.  Ali succeeds Gordian Kyomukama after a great career path with MTN. This transition marks a pivotal moment for MTN’s operations in the region, signaling […]

Olumofe Temitayo
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Botswana telecom integrates DZS technology into fibre network

BoFiNet, Botswana’s national telecommunications infrastructure provider, has embarked on a transformative journey by integrating DZS (Dasan Zhone Solutions) technologies into its fibre network.  This strategic partnership aims to revolutionise Botswana’s digital landscape, enhancing connectivity, reliability, and speed for businesses and consumers across the country. With BoFiNet’s extensive fiber network and DZS’s cutting-edge solutions, this integration […]

Olumofe Temitayo
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Airtel Africa announces first Data Center in Lagos

Airtel Africa is taking a significant leap in Nigeria’s digital landscape by announcing the construction of its first-ever 34 Megawatts NXtra Data Center in Lagos.  This groundbreaking initiative is set to commence with a ceremonial event later this month, graced by prominent figures, including Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Ogun State Governor Prince Dapo Abiodun, […]

Hauwa Ali Abdul
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Kenyan Equitel launches 5G network, first in Africa

Airtel and Equitel, the mobile virtual network operator of Finserve, a fully-owned subsidiary of Kenya’s largest retail bank, Equity Group Holdings (previously Equity Bank Group), inaugurated their fifth-generation connectivity service. It is the first 5G  Mobile virtual network operator (MNVO) in the country and Africa. Nairobi, Mombasa, Kakamega, Siaya, Eldoret, Nakuru, and Bungoma are among […]

Modupeoluwa Olalere
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Mastercard, MTN partner on mobile payments in Africa

In a landmark collaboration, Mastercard, a global leader in payments technology, and MTN Group, Africa’s leading telecommunications provider, have joined forces to revolutionise mobile payments across the continent.  This strategic partnership aims to leverage the widespread adoption of mobile technology in Africa to drive financial inclusion and empower millions of individuals and businesses with convenient, […]

Olumofe Temitayo
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Airtel Ads promises data-driven success for African advertisers

In an era dominated by digital marketing, African advertisers are continually seeking innovative solutions to reach their target audiences effectively.  Recognizing this need, Airtel Ads has emerged as a game-changer, promising data-driven success for advertisers across the African continent. Leveraging Airtel’s extensive network infrastructure and cutting-edge technologies, Airtel Ads presents a compelling platform for advertisers […]

Olumofe Temitayo
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Telecom Egypt conducts first successful call in North Africa

Telecom Egypt, one of the leading telecommunication companies in the region, has achieved a significant milestone by successfully conducting the first call in North Africa using “Open RAN” (Open Radio Access Network) technology.  This breakthrough marks a pivotal moment in the telecommunications industry, showcasing the potential of Open RAN to revolutionise network infrastructure and enhance […]

Olumofe Temitayo
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South Africa to unveil Conduct of Financial Institutions Bill, COFI

South Africa’s vibrant fintech sector is set to experience a significant transformation with the upcoming introduction of the Conduct of Financial Institutions (COFI) Bill.  This pivotal legislation aims to streamline and unify the complex web of financial regulations into a cohesive industry standard, potentially reshaping the operational landscape for financial institutions across the board. Consolidating […]

Ibukunoluwa Josephine Bankole
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Ghana SC venture empowers MSMEs with digital financial solutions

SC Ventures, Standard Chartered’s innovation, fintech investment and ventures arm, is launching SOLV Ghana, a business-to-business (B2B) online marketplace that offers micro, small, and medium enterprises (MSMEs), short-term invoicing financing, buy now pay later services, and business loans via a trusted marketplace of verified buyers and sellers. Empowering MSMEs in Ghana “At SOLV, our mission […]

Ibukunoluwa Josephine Bankole
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PalmPay fortifies in-app security features amid rise in cyber fraud

PalmPay, a leading Fintech company, has bolstered its in-app safety features to shield users from the surge in fraudulent activities within the digital banking system. The increase in fraudulent incidents has particularly impacted the fintech ecosystem in Nigeria, with Mobile, Web, and Point of Sales (POS) terminals being prime targets for fraudsters in 2023. The […]

Ibukunoluwa Josephine Bankole
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Egyptian fintech MoneyHash secures $4.5 million for payments services in Africa

MoneyHash, an Egyptian fintech startup, has recently secured a significant milestone by raising $4.5 million in seed funding. This injection of capital signals a vote of confidence in MoneyHash’s vision to transform the landscape of financial transactions across Africa. At its core, MoneyHash aims to facilitate payments in Africa through innovative fintech solutions, leveraging technology […]

Olumofe Temitayo
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Battle of high-end robot vacuums

Choosing the right robot vacuum for your needs can be overwhelming, especially when comparing high-end models like the iRobot Roomba j7+ and the Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra.  Both offer impressive features and boast intelligent navigation, powerful cleaning, and convenient self-emptying docks. However, some key differences might influence your decision. When tackling dirt, dust, and debris, […]

Olanrewaju Adeniyi
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