Year 2 | Edition 85 | 12 July 2019
Sparkle selects Djibouti Data Center as its IP Hub in Africa

Sparkle, the first international service provider in Italy and among the top ten global operators, has announced that it has moved its Djibouti Point of Presence (PoP) into the Djibouti Data Center (DDC) selecting it as Sparkle’s IP hub for its expansion to East and South Africa.

The Djibouti Data Center is the first Tier 3 carrier-neutral data center in East Africa with direct access to all major international and regional cable systems connecting the European, Middle Eastern and Asian markets with Africa...

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SEACOM upgrades CloudWorx for public cloud networks and data centres in South Africa

Moving to meet the requirements of an evolving corporate ICT marketplace, Pan-African Internet and connectivity service provider SEACOM is expanding its CloudWorx cloud connectivity solutions. 

CloudWorx is a versatile, private connectivity service for businesses that connects corporate customers directly to the leading cloud-service providers like Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform...

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[Nigeria] Inlaks to launch innovation lab targeting young tech entrepreneurs

In a bid to bring innovative solutions to the Fintech industry and pave the way for young technology entrepreneurs, leading system integrator in Sub-Saharan Africa, Inlaks is set to birth an innovation lab called thehatch. The launch of thehatch supports the vision of Inlaks to expand into a new phase termed “Inlaks 2.0”.

The innovation lab is set to build, scale and provide a nurturing environment for Fintech Start-ups by ensuring a level playing field for domestic technological ideas...

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[Column] Hillary Miller-Wise: How disruptive technology can bring about a Green Revolution in Africa

Population growth may have slowed in many regions of the world, but in Africa it is exploding. With the population set to double by 2050, the question of how Africa will feed itself is becoming increasingly urgent.

Small-scale farms comprise 80 per cent of all farms on the continent and, in some countries, supply 90 per cent of the food...

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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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