Year 2 | Edition 32 | 7 March 2019
 
[Nigeria] PAT Limited signs $20 million infrastructure deal with Watt Renewable Corp

Nigerian firm Pan African Towers (PAT) Limited has signed a $20 million infrastructure investment deal with Canadian firm, Watt Renewable Corporation.

The Partnership will see Watt Renewable provide alternative energy solutions like solar and other renewable to all towers owned and managed by PAT in Nigeria, to help the latter reduce exposure by as much as 50 percent...

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Telecom Egypt and Nokia to build cloud infrastructure for IoT rollout in Egypt
Nokia and Telecom Egypt have announced plans to build the first cloud infrastructure in Egypt exclusively for Internet of Things (IoT) services. Telecom Egypt will use Nokia’s Worldwide IoT Network Grid (WING) as a Service as the platform to launch IoT services for the enterprise segment later this year...

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[South Africa] Microsoft opens first data centres in Africa with general availability of Microsoft Azure

Microsoft has announced the opening of its first datacentres in Africa, with the general availability of Azure from the new cloud regions in Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa.

This makes Microsoft the first global provider to deliver cloud services from datacentres on the continent, which will help companies securely and reliably move their businesses to the cloud while meeting compliance needs...

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[Column] Michèle Scanlon: Demand for VSAT satellite services growing as Africa strives for a bright digital future

Thanks to the arrival of HTS (high-throughput satellite) in Africa, the demand for VSAT satellite services is on the increase and remains critical to unlocking connectivity on the continent where over 70% still remain unconnected.

This sentiment was also evident at the Mobile World Congress 2019 last week where Intelsat made clear that delivering on the promise of 5G would be depend heavily on the provision of satellite networks...

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News Headlines

Skills and network gap leading causes of unemployment in Nigeria, MyJobMag survey 22-03-2019 | 12:59:09
A big percentage of Nigerians are unemployed because they don’t have the right skills and network that can help them land the job of their dreams, a survey by MyJobMag has revealed.


Kenshoo and Omnicom Media Group partner to create digital centers of excellence in Africa and Europe 22-03-2019 | 12:53:04
Kenshoo, a global marketing technology platform, and global media network Omnicom Media Group have partnered in Europe, the Middle East and Africa to create Digital Centers of Excellence.


[South Africa] IDU expands its cloud offering through partnership with Microsoft Azure 22-03-2019 | 10:13:10
South Africa’s Idu-Concept, has expanded its cloud offering through a partnership with Microsoft Azure.


[Kenya] Safaricom hits the 30 million customer mark 22-03-2019 | 07:42:15
Safaricom has announced that it has passed the 30 millionth customer milestone, cementing the firm’s position as the most preferred mobile service provider in the country.


South Africa Navy picks Teledyne CARIS software to upgrade operations 22-03-2019 | 07:36:46
Teledyne CARIS has announced it will be delivering a full software solution to the South African Navy Hydrographic Office.


[Kenya] Telkom sets up fibre loop for Mombasa in network expansion 22-03-2019 | 07:31:31
Kenya’s Telkom has begun setting up a fibre loop for the city of Mombasa to meet growing demand for faster data by its business and individual customers.


[Nigeria] Farmcrowdy closes on additional $1m seed funding 21-03-2019 | 10:33:00
Farmcrowdy, Nigerian digital agriculture platform which allows Nigerians to invest in agriculture, has closed on additional seed funding of $1 million.


[Interview] Chijioke Dozie, CEO, OneFi, Nigeria 21-03-2019 | 09:22:00
Chijioke Dozie is the CEO and co-Founder of OneFi, a leading African Mobile-First Consumer Lending Business that has disbursed over $40m to consumers since inception.


MultiChoice launches talent factory in Namibia 21-03-2019 | 07:35:52
MultiChoice Namibia has launched the MultiChoice Talent Factory (MTF) online portal at its headquarters in Windhoek.


[South Africa] Hisense injects $5 million into its refrigeration and television production lines 21-03-2019 | 07:32:00
Chinese electronics manufacturer Hisense has invested R72 million, approximately $5 million, into its refrigeration and television production lines at its Atlantis factory in the Western Cape.


Unitel to chair working group on fraud and security issues for the telecommunications industry in Africa 21-03-2019 | 07:25:22
Unitel has been elected to chair the GSMA Association Africa Fraud and Security Group, a working group dealing with critical fraud and security issues for the telecommunications industry in Africa.


[South Africa] FlexClub raises $1.2M, partners with Uber Mexico 21-03-2019 | 06:33:40
South Africa’s startup FlexClub has closed a $1.2 million seed round led by CRE Venture Capital.


Silicon Valley-based startup Accelerator Founder Institute launches New Chapter in Lagos 21-03-2019 | 05:58:45
The Founder Institute, an idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program has launched a new chapter in Lagos, Nigeria targeting to work with 20 tech startups annualy.


NBA and YouTube launch live games on League’s First Channel dedicated to fans in Sub-Saharan Africa 20-03-2019 | 13:47:35
The National Basketball Association (NBA) and YouTube today announced the launch of the NBA’s first YouTube channel dedicated to fans in sub-Saharan Africa.


[South Africa] Cell C and Facebook launch public access Wi-Fi hotspots at UWC 20-03-2019 | 12:10:00
Cell C has partnered with Facebook to launch the first public access Wi-Fi hotspots at the University of the Western Cape (UWC).


 


 
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