Year 2 | Edition 81 | 4 July 2019
 
Workz Group strengthens African footprint with new Senegal office

Workz Group, the mobile and IoT solutions provider has announced the opening of its office in Dakar, Senegal to serve the West African telecoms market. This strengthens Workz’ African presence becoming the company’s second location in the region after its Johannesburg opening last June.

The company is recognized by the Nilson Report as the world’s largest scratch card manufacturer and a top ten SIM card producer...

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[Column] Gerhard Fourie: Streamlining data management in a multi-cloud environment

Many organizations find themselves in a situation where they have multiple clouds to manage. This often results from using numerous Software as a Service (SaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) solutions.

Moreover, the cloud is fast becoming the preferred method of delivery for an ever-increasing range of services and solutions across the globe. However, a multi-cloud environment vastly increases the complexity of data management, especially when data resides in various clouds both public and private in a number of different countries...

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Africa broadband markets being strengthened with upgrades to national telecom networks, report

The development of the fixed-line broadband market in Africa has long been stymied by the lack of fixed-line infrastructure in rural and semi-rural regions, as well as by the poor quality of networks in those urban areas where they are concentrated according to a latest report by Research and markets.

 As a result, mobile networks provide the principal platform for voice and data connectivity...

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[Startup Interview] Joe Maina, CEO, Matrixoft Data Solutions, Kenya

For the last six years, Joe Maina has built Matrixoft Data Solutions to address clients’ pain points by leveraging on technology. With a key focus on startups, Matrixoft Data Solutions has positioned itself as the premier provider of innovation driven consultancy services.

He talked to Africa Business Communities about the company’s philosophy and drive, the market’s response to their services and the resolve to tackle some of the most biting problems including unemployment and housing through tech.

Introduce Matrixoft Data Solutions and your role in it

Matrixoft Data Solutions is a company that I started in 2013, the main purpose was to address the pain points of our clients by leveraging on technology. Here i am Chief Executive and my main role is to get the best deals that yield the most value and negotiate for the ultimate desired outcome...

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News Headlines

Orange announces a new international network connecting eight West African countries 13-11-2019 | 13:55:00
Orange has announced the construction of a new international backbone network in West Africa.


Road freight in Sub-Saharan Africa goes digital with DHL’s Saloodo 13-11-2019 | 13:53:00
Digital freight forwarder Saloodo, a subsidiary of DHL Global Forwarding has launched its digital logistics platform for shippers and transport providers in South Africa.


[Column] Catherine Moore: Accountants now also opting for Cloud solutions 13-11-2019 | 12:11:52
Gone are the days of software and hardware upgrades, accountants are now opting for cloud ERP systems like Uniconta


Parallel Wireless helps to deliver on MTN's OpenRAN vision across Africa 13-11-2019 | 11:26:09
Parallel Wireless has announced that MTN is set to deploy more than 5,000 sites across their 21 operations, bringing 2G, 3G and 4G connectivity using Parallel Wireless OpenRAN into areas that were previously unconnected.


Bolt launches €10 environmental impact fund with maiden transaction in East Africa 13-11-2019 | 11:18:00
Bolt (Formerly Taxify) has launched a dedicated environmental impact fund with seed capital of €10 million aimed at initiatives which deliver global social and environmental benefits.


Liquid Telecom announces direct land-based fibre link connecting East to West Africa via DRC 13-11-2019 | 11:16:00
Leading pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has launched the fastest direct land-based fibre link connecting East to West Africa.


L’Oreal-UNESCO For Women In Science programme recognises South African female scientists 13-11-2019 | 10:21:00
The first edition of the L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science South African National Programme, highlights L'Oréal’s strong commitment to South African female scientists.


Egypt set to launch Tiba 1 communication satellite to bridge digital divide 13-11-2019 | 09:15:00
Egypt is poised to launch its first ever communication satellite "Tiba 1", which will be earmarked for public and trade telecommunication services.


Bolt launches €10 environmental impact fund with maiden transaction in East Africa 13-11-2019 | 08:59:42
Bolt (Formerly Taxify) has launched a dedicated environmental impact fund with seed capital of €10 million aimed at initiatives which deliver global social and environmental benefits.


[South Africa] Nokia showcases 5G, AI potential at AfricaCom 2019 13-11-2019 | 08:38:29
Nokia will showcase the enormous potential of the latest technologies, including 5G and Artificial Intelligence (AI), with interesting demonstrations at AfricaCom.


MTN selects Vanu to provide OpenRAN mobile communications systems for off-grid communities across Africa 13-11-2019 | 04:41:00
MTN Group has selected Vanu to supply both equipment and services for as many as 5,000 mobile network sites in Africa.


[Kenya] ICT regulator challenges mobile operators to enhance quality of service 13-11-2019 | 04:24:00
Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has asked mobile network operators to deploy more masts in order to enhance their quality of service, amid complaints of increased drop calls and weak signals in such the regions.


[Nigeria] Visa to invest $200 Million Interswitch 13-11-2019 | 04:17:00
Visa is investing $200 million in the firm making Interswitch one of the most valuable African FinTech businesses with a valuation of US$1 billion.


[South Africa] 2020 pivotal for deeper cloud adoption 13-11-2019 | 03:57:00
In a first of its new Hype series, Routed, a vendor neutral cloud infrastructure provider, will host Guy Zibi, principal analyst, Xalam Analytics, to discuss, dispel and predict the journey of the African cloud.


Orange and itel launch the 4G version of Sanza to generalize mobile internet access in Africa 12-11-2019 | 12:30:06
Orange is partnering with itel, a mobile brand in Africa and KaiOS Technologies, maker of the leading operating system for smart feature phone KaiOS, to launch a new 4G version of the Sanza Phone.


 


 
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