Year 1 | Edition 12 | 21 November 2018
 
Xalam Analytics: Africa’s 4G Failure(s)

On the surface, 4G service rollout in African markets appears to be going well. Around 115 LTE networks are commercial or expected to launch in the continent before the end of 2018. On average, since 2015, around 20 new 4G networks launch in Africa every year.

Operators are reporting double-digit traffic growth numbers. The African 4G base has been doubling every year, though from a small base...

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SEACOM acquires 100% of FibreCo Telecommunications to expand its African footprint
Telecommunications service provider, SEACOM has acquired 100% of FibreCo Telecommunications in a move to achieve its vision to expand its African footprint through the consolidation of fibre assets particularly as the market moves into the 5G environment with its requirement for pervasive fibre networks...

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[Startup Interview] George Karimi, Founder and CEO, SwiftAide, Kenya
George Karimi is the Founder and CEO of SwiftAide, a Kenyan mobile marketplace startup that matches freelance labour with local demand, allowing consumers to find immediate help with everyday tasks, including cleaning, moving, delivery and handyman work.

Would you please introduce your company?

SwiftAide is a two-sided marketplace that connects ‘Clients,’ people who need help, with ‘Aides,’ a network of pre-approved and background checked individuals, who have the time and skills needed to complete listed tasks...

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Making money with cryptocurrencies - here's how, financial expert

Cryptocurrency has become especially popular over the last few years, as this is one of the ways of additional, and for some people an even primary source of income.

Everything is straightforward: buy cheaper, sell more expensive. As well as an investment in the common currency...

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News Headlines

IFC invests $6 million in Kobo360 to boost supply chain for African mass market goods 10-12-2018 | 13:03:46
IFC has announced a $6 million equity investment in Kobo360 Inc, a tech-enabled e-logistics platform that connects the supply of trucks with the demand for transportation services by cargo owners in Nigeria.


[Nigeria] Zenith Bank launches POS collection without payment card 10-12-2018 | 12:22:00
Zenith Bank has launched the Unstructured Supplementary Service Data payments on Point of Sales (USSD on POS).


North Africa mobile phone market sees strong growth as demand for feature phones surges, IDC 10-12-2018 | 08:26:00
The North Africa mobile phone market, comprising Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco, saw year-on-year shipment growth of 11.5% in the third quarter of 2018.


[Nigeria] MTN opts for out-of-court settlement with CBN over $8.1bn fine 10-12-2018 | 06:45:00
MTN Nigeria, on Tuesday, asked the Federal High Court in Lagos to further adjourn the hearing in the suit it filed to challenge the $8,134,312,397.63 being demanded from it by the Central Bank of Nigeria.


Liquid Telecom to invest $400m in Egyptian network infrastructure 10-12-2018 | 06:25:00
Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has announced that it is investing 8 billion Egyptian Pounds (USD400m) in Egypt over the next three years.


GE Nigeria launches e-learning portal targeting entrepreneurs 07-12-2018 | 13:36:51
General Electric has launched an e-learning portal for its Lagos Garage advanced manufacturing training program.


Addis International Bank, WorldRemit target 2 million Ethiopians in diaspora with money transfer service 07-12-2018 | 13:05:00
Global digital money transfer service WorldRemit has joined forces with Addis International Bank for digital money transfers.


MTN unveils music streaming service in South Africa 07-12-2018 | 10:50:00
MTN has launched MusicTime!, a fully inclusive time-based music streaming service through Simfy Africa.


[Kenya] Azuri, Unilever launch e-voucher system for off grid customers 07-12-2018 | 06:20:00
Pay-as-you-go solar pioneer Azuri and consumer goods company Unilever have launched an e-voucher system designed to help off-grid rural consumers in Kenya access consumer goods and services via pay-as-you-go solar.


Kwesé unveils new strategy, launches Kwesé Play in Kenya 06-12-2018 | 12:56:00
Kwesé, a subsidiary of Econet, has today announced the launch of video-on-demand (VOD) streaming service, Kwesé Play, as the centerpiece in its new Kenyan broadcasting strategy, and a first in Kenya.


[Africa Tech Week] Digital payments driving financial inclusion in Africa 06-12-2018 | 12:40:26
Over the last few years, Africa has shown so much potential for mobile money services adoption or what we can call digital payments services especially in regions where financial inclusion is limited.


TC4A launches its East Africa business in Kenya to boost universal healthcare coverage through digital innovation 06-12-2018 | 10:59:46
Social impact company Tech Care for All (TC4A), has announced the launch of its East Africa business, to be headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya.


[South Africa] SAP unveils the first sports-specific cloud solution, SAP Sports One 06-12-2018 | 09:18:32
SAP has launched SAP Sports One, the first sports-specific cloud solution powered by SAP's celebrated HANA platform.


[Column] Corine Mbiaketcha Nana: Automation vacation – technology driving change in the Kenyan travel industry 06-12-2018 | 08:16:15
It is often said we live for the holidays, and perhaps proof of that is the fact that today, the tourist industry is one of the fastest growing economic sectors in the world.


[South Africa] Internet Solutions opening Africa’s largest pre-fabricated data centre in South Africa 06-12-2018 | 08:06:00
Internet Solutions has announced plans to open the largest pre-fabricated data centre in South Africa. The data centre is due to officially begin operating in January 2019 and will be located in Rosebank, Johannesburg.


 


 
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