Year 2 | Edition 5 | 29 January 2019
 
[South Africa] Berkshire Partners to invest in Teraco Data Environments

Teraco Data Environments, African provider of colocation data centre infrastructure, has announced that Berkshire Partners LLC, a Boston-based investment firm, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a majority stake in the company. The Permira funds, an existing shareholder, will remain a significant investor.

Based in Johannesburg and established in 2008, Teraco is the largest provider of data centre services in Africa. The company offers vendor-neutral colocation and other related services in secure and resilient data centres...

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[Interview] Pete Frielinghaus, Managing Director, Continuity East Africa, Kenya
Pete Frielinghaus is the Managing Director of ContinuityEastAfrica, a company whose key focus is in disaster recovery, business continuity and resilience.

He talked to Africa Business Communities about the company’s business model, the cybersecurity landscape in East Africa, the growing appetite for Business Continuity Management solutions and how the company is responding to these needs...

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[Kenya] GreenTec invests into SuperFluid Labs

GreenTec has announced its investment in SuperFluid Labs, a SAAS provider or data analytics and artificial intelligence solutions.

SuperFluid has developed a comprehensive data analytics platform that can assess credit scores and provide business intelligence more effectively through Big Data and artificial intelligence...

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[Africa Tech Week] Young innovators driving Africa’s growth
Today, more than ever, African countries are seeking out new opportunities for growth and move beyond business as usual. Young people are playing a key role in this and are coming up with innovative ideas and solutions to drive this growth.

At the  Zayed Sustainability Prize annual awards ceremony, which is the UAE’s pioneering global award in sustainability African innovators excelled winning in three out of five categories including Energy, Food and Global High Schools..

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News Headlines

SEACOM invests in fibre capacity to support cloud computing 21-08-2019 | 13:09:23
Pan-African service provider SEACOM has announced plans to double the data capacity on its broadband submarine cable system from 1.5 terabytes to 3 terabytes.


[Kenya] BLAZE by Safaricom launches e-sports tournament 21-08-2019 | 12:30:43
BLAZE by Safaricom has today launched an e-sports tournament in partnership with Pro Series Gaming (PSG) and Standard Group, for youth aged between 18 and 26 who are looking at gaming as a career choice.


[Kenya] VMware and Strathmore University partner to enhance digital skills in Africa 21-08-2019 | 12:26:00
VMware has announced the expansion of the VMware IT Academy: Virtualize Africa programme in partnership Strathmore University – @iLabAfrica Centre, Kenya.


[Column] Michael Hailu: Africa needs more youth to farm, let’s give them the tools to do so 21-08-2019 | 08:48:02
It has long been clear that agriculture needs more young people, not only to secure Africa's future food security but to modernize farming.


Smart cities, IoT to transform business in Africa within 10 years, Gartner 21-08-2019 | 07:24:00
The 2019 Gartner. Inc. “Hype Cycle for ICT in Africa” features three technologies that will have a transformational impact on businesses in Africa within the next 10 years.


[Zambia] Paratus to provide internet at the Zambezi All Species fishing sports event 21-08-2019 | 06:31:00
Paratus Zambia has announced that it will be providing high-quality internet via VSAT throughout the entire Zambezi All Species fishing sports event.


[South Africa] Google launches CS First programme, to train 30k learners in computer science 21-08-2019 | 06:18:00
Google has announced the launch of CS First, an ambitious programme aimed at equipping South African learners with the fundamentals of computer science.


[Nigeria] Ten African startups taking part in the CcHUB’s PitchdriveAsia Tour 21-08-2019 | 05:50:00
Ten selected African startups utilising hardware and deep technology tools in their businesses will journey across five Asian cities during the two-week tech tour which will run until September 8, 2019.


Digital consultancy firm Viga Interactive expands African footprint through partnerships 20-08-2019 | 13:14:00
Viga Interactive has expanded its footprint across the continent through partnerships with international companies and brands aimed at providing research and insights.


South Sudan National Revenue Authority and TradeMark East Africa partner to modernize trade systems 20-08-2019 | 08:30:00
South Sudan National Revenue Authority (NRA) and TradeMark East Africa (TMEA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding committing to establish modern trade systems and procedures.


[South Africa] Cape Town named Africa's leading digital city 20-08-2019 | 08:28:00
Cape Town has been named as Africa's leading digital city, offering a place for innovation with the necessary infrastructure and tools to grow as a tech hub.


KT Corp unveils global epidemic prevention platform in Ghana 20-08-2019 | 06:11:43
KT, the Korean telecommunication provider has launched a health platform, GEPP Ghana in the Ghanaian capital.


LTE network, fibre backbone infrastructure and 3G connectivity drive Namibia’s mobile market 20-08-2019 | 06:07:39
Although Namibia was slow to introduce competition in the mobile market, with a second operator not licensed until 2006, the market has since seen penetration rates rise to well above the regional average.


Telecom Egypt records EGP6.6b in revenues, 24% growth 19-08-2019 | 09:22:54
Telecom Egypt has announced its second quarter of 2019 results ending on 30 June, stating that total revenues recorded EGP 6.6 billion, growing by 24 percent year-over-year.


MTN and biNu partner to enable all websites and apps #datafree for South Africans 19-08-2019 | 08:43:46
MTN and #datafree pioneer biNu have entered a partnership that will enable mobile subscribers in South Africa to access websites and apps #datafree.


 


 
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