Year 2 | Edition 19 | 7 February 2019
 
SDN cloud connectivity provider IX Reach expands into Africa via Djibouti Data Center

IX Reach, the leading provider of SDN cloud connectivity, remote peering and Ethernet services to more than 170 global locations is proud to announce its network expansion into East Africa in partnership with the award-winning Djibouti Data Center.

Djibouti Data Center (DDC) has been selected as the strategic hub for IX Reach’s African expansion owing to its excellent reputation and unique position as the first and only Tier 3 carrier neutral ecosystem in east Africa with direct access to all major international and regional cable systems connecting Africa to Europe, Middle Eastern, and Asian markets...

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[Kenya] icolo.io starts construction of its Nairobi Data Center

icolo.io, a leading provider of carrier-neutral colocation services in Africa has commenced the construction of its new data centre in Kenya. The new Data Center called NBO1 is located in Karen Nairobi and will be second data centre from the company following the construction of the first data center in Mombasa.

Construction of the data centre started in November 2018 and is expected to be complete in August 2019. This new site will host more than 250 racks and accommodate IT power of 825kW...

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[Column] Raghav Sahgal: Defining the African digital reinvention

Digital transformation is an often-misunderstood concept – meaning different things to different people -- as countries and companies redefine ‘digital’ for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

For starters, all countries and companies occupy different starting points in their technological capabilities and, therefore, take a wide array of paths in the ‘next’ step in their technology evolution...

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[Startup Interview] Mbuyoti Chola, Managing Diretor, DigitalBlue Media, Zambia
Mbuyoti Chola is the Managing Director of DigitalBlue Media Limited, a Zambian-based new media startup.

Tell us about your company?

DigitalBlue Media Limited is a  Zambian Media Agency Company with a global outlook, dully and fully registered as Limited liability company by shares in accordance with the laws of Zambia in March 2018. Since inception, we have continued to deliver value to our clients and achieve results...

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News Headlines

NetFoundry and BalanceOn Partner to bring connectivity and cloud solutions to Africa and The Middle East 20-02-2019 | 07:52:52
NetFoundry, the leader of Application-Specific Networking, has partnered with BalanceOn the specialized Managed Services Provider (MSP) to bring networking and cloud solutions in support of businesses in Africa and the Middle East.


Jack Ma’s US$10 Million Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative applications to open in March 2019 20-02-2019 | 07:16:48
Jack Ma’s US$10 MillionThe Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI) will officially call for applications starting from the 27th of March 2019.


[Column] Kieran Frost: Digital disruption defines change across industry, sector and organisation 20-02-2019 | 04:34:43
Digital disruption requires a foundational shift in an organisation’s very make up. This means that the business needs to find ways of overcoming the challenges and refreshing the status quo.


[Kenya] BRCK acquires Surf to become one of the largest public WiFi networks in Sub-Saharan Africa 20-02-2019 | 04:19:00
Kenyan hardware and connectivity startup BRCK has announced that it has acquired local public WiFi provider Surf and parent company EveryLayer.


Sanofi VivaTech challenge applications extended to February 22nd 20-02-2019 | 04:12:14
Sanofi has announced the extension of the registration period for the call for proposals for this year’s VivaTech, an annual technology conference, dedicated to innovation and startups to February 22nd 2019.


[Kenya] Safaricom launches ‘Shukrani KochoKocho’ campaign to reward its customers 20-02-2019 | 04:04:19
Safaricom has unveiled a new promotion dubbed “ Shukrani Kocho Kocho Kenya Nzima”, to reward more than 5 million Safaricom customers across the country with more than KES 250 million in prizes.


[Column] Nixon Thuo: Kenya’s ISP market ripe for usage-based bandwidth service 19-02-2019 | 09:42:54
It’s is difficult to imagine a world without internet connectivity, let alone a business that is not connected.


[Column] Michael Hailu: Drone technology holds great promise across Africa but right regulations are needed 19-02-2019 | 09:36:00
Like other novel and emerging technologies, appropriate regulation for drones has left governments worldwide on the back foot.


[Column] Mark Elliott: Driving mobile and card acceptance among informal retailers is key to scaling cashless payments in South Africa 19-02-2019 | 09:32:37
Despite the majority, about 77 percent, of adult South Africans owning bank accounts, more than half of the total value of all consumer transactions in the country are still conducted in cash.


Telecom Egypt and Vodafone Egypt reach agreements on transmission, infrastructure services and dividend distribution 19-02-2019 | 07:30:41
Telecom Egypt (TE) and Vodafone Egypt have announced the signing of two ten-year transmission and infrastructure agreements with a total value of EGP 10.85bn.


Azuri and FirstBank partner to bring solar to millions and deepen financial inclusion in Nigeria 18-02-2019 | 08:06:15
Azuri and First Bank of Nigeria Limited have announced a unique partnership that will help deepen financial inclusion in Nigeria while bringing affordable, reliable and clean power to millions of Nigerians.


Big data Project grows Ugandan smallholder yields, incomes by 70 per cent 18-02-2019 | 07:56:57
Leveraging big data, a CTA-led project has significantly increased crop yields and incomes for thousands of Ugandan smallholder farmers.


[Mauritius] SBM targets high net worth clients with new premium credit card 18-02-2019 | 07:44:39
SBM has launched the World Elite Mastercard credit card, providing its high net worth cardholders with a range of priceless benefits and privileges that can be accessed at home and abroad.


[Kenya] Rose Ogega joins Safaricom Board 15-02-2019 | 13:05:00
The board of telecommunication company Safaricom has announced the appointment of Ms. Rose Ogega to its Board as an independent non-executive director.


Western Union introduces new payment option for Amazon.com shoppers in Kenya 15-02-2019 | 09:12:49
The Western Union Company has unveiled a new payment option that allows Amazon.com customers in Kenya to pay in local currency for their Amazon.com purchases.


 


 
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