Year 2 | Edition 82 | 5 July 2019
 
Global Technologies, Eutelsat in new power project in West Africa

Eutelsat Communications announced a contract with Global Technologies for C-band capacity on its Eutelsat 10A satellite to provide connectivity and communications for the West Africa Power Pool Project (WAPP).

Global Technologies was awarded the telecommunications part of the project, and through this contract signature, will leverage the Eutelsat 10A satellite’s dedicated coverage of West Africa to monitor the main power distribution sites across the region...

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[South Africa] Teraco to invest $71 million in expansion of its data center campus to respond to growing cloud uptake

In its largest infrastructure build project to date, Africa’s neutral data center provider has announced that it will be expanding the Teraco Isando Campus (JB1).

Increased demand for additional data centre capacity is being driven by cloud uptake and enterprise organisations wanting to access the Teraco platform...

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MTN Nigeria appoints Srinivas Rao as Chief Digital Officer

MTN Nigeria has announced the appointment of its first Chief Digital Officer (CDO), Srinivas Rao, to lead the company’s recently created Digital Services Division.

The Digital Services division, according to the telecom firm will play a pivotal role in driving MTN’s digital business growth, saying “its creation marks the company’s commitment to its vision of leading the delivery of a bold, new digital world to its customers...

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[Column] Mohamed Cassoojee: South Africa manufacturers need to look to the next generation of AI

South Africa's manufacturing sector is under enormous pressure, contracting by 8.8% quarter-on-quarter in the first quarter of 2019, according to Stats SA.

This poor performance from the manufacturing sector was one of the main contributors towards the country's GDP shrinking by 3.2% for the quarter...

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News Headlines

[Ghana] AirtelTigo invests in 40 young aspiring entrepreneurs 19-07-2019 | 13:20:00
In its continued commitment to youth empowerment through information communication technology, telecom operator, AirtelTigo hosted 40 young aspiring entrepreneurs from Junior Achievement (JA) Ghana.


[Column] Riaan Badenhorst: Tech-savvy youth could change the cyber security landscape 19-07-2019 | 13:17:46
World Youth Skills Day is celebrated in July signifying a day where rising unemployment among the youth is highlighted and the steps that need to be taken to curb this challenge globally.


Huobi and Cashu deepens cryptocurrency reach in North Africa with new partnership 19-07-2019 | 09:31:11
Huobi and CASHU are making accessing cryptocurrency as easy as buying a Netflix subscription or paying a bill for millions of people across the often-underserved regions of North Africa.


[Column] Hans van Linschoten: AfCFTA and what it means for cloud in Africa 19-07-2019 | 08:58:46
After years of waiting, the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement finally came into force. The objective of AfCFTA is to create a single continental market for goods and services, with free movement of business persons and investments.


[Kenya] Postbank partners with Xpress Money to deepen digital money transfers 19-07-2019 | 06:27:00
Postbank has announced its partnership with global money transfer service Xpress Money.


Oracle Appoints David Bunei as Managing Director for Kenya 18-07-2019 | 14:16:54
Oracle today has appointment David Bunei as Managing Director of Kenya operations. In this role, David will be responsible for helping Kenyan public and private sector organisations achieve strategic objectives by driving digital transformation with Oracle Cloud.


[Column] Santeri Jussila, Henrique Vale: Data and AI’s Advantage in Improving Customer Experience for Telcos 18-07-2019 | 13:21:24
Telcos are most successful when customers feel as though their operator truly understands them. Data is the key to building that trust because it can reveal insights that lead to effective problem resolution.


[Zimbabwe] inDriver to launch in Harare 18-07-2019 | 11:39:00
Global online ride-hailing service inDriver is in the process of recruiting drivers in Harare for the service.


[Zambia] Liquid Telecom completes acquisition of Hai Telecommunications 18-07-2019 | 11:36:00
Liquid Telecom Zambia, part of the pan-African Telecom Group Liquid Telecom, has announced that its retail arm, Hai Telecommunications Limited (Hai Zambia), is now part of Liquid Telecom Zambia.


[Column] Richard Firth: Digital transformation is changing risk management in banks 18-07-2019 | 09:29:05
For some time now, banks have been using digital technologies to help transform various areas of their business; in fact, digital has become deeply embedded in banking strategy.


[Ghana] GSMA, Vodafone and GIFEC partner to deliver connectivity to rural communities 18-07-2019 | 08:42:05
The GSMA has partnered with Vodafone Ghana and the Ghana Investment Fund for Electronic Communications to support internet connectivity solutions for unconnected rural communities.


FVC and Avaya to assist businesses across Africa deliver next-generation digital experiences 18-07-2019 | 08:37:00
FVC has partnered with Avaya Holdings Corp. to help businesses across North, West, East, Central Africa and Egypt deliver unmatched customer experiences with Collaboration and Cloud Communications.


[Kenya] Microsoft offers mentorship to women software engineers 18-07-2019 | 08:30:50
In the two months since Microsoft recruited a handful of female engineers to work in its new Africa Development Centre (ADC) in Kenya and in Nigeria, the company has continued to bolster its support for local women in IC.


[Column] Trent Odgers: The rise of Africa’s cloud 18-07-2019 | 07:44:00
With mobile subscriber penetration in Africa set to reach 52% by 2025 with an estimated 634 million unique users, the continent is poised for exciting growth.


MTN appoints Yolanda Cuba Group Chief Digital and Fintech Officer 18-07-2019 | 07:05:00
MTN Group has appointed Yolanda Cuba as Group Chief Digital and Fintech Officer. Yolanda will join the MTN Group Executive Committee reporting to the Group CEO Rob Shuter.


 


 
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