Year 3 | Edition 8 | 4 March 2020
 

[Nigeria] Actis acquires majority stake in Rack Centre, announces plans to build a $250 million African data centre platform

Leading investor of private capital into global emerging markets, Actis has acquired a majority stake in Nigeria’s leading, independent, co-location business, Rack Centre. 

Rack Centre owns and operates a certified Tier III data centre in Lagos. It has the largest installed capacity in West Africa hosting over 80 international, regional and local clients. With over 35 carriers connecting to the facility, as well as hosting Nigeria’s internet exchange, Rack Centre is the most...

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[Zambia] MTN unveils new digital products and services

MTN Zambia has introduced a wide range of new and digital products and services for its customers in Zambia

The telco's Chief Marketing Officer Mr. Seun Soladoye revealed that MTN Zambia customers will now have a new range of digital products and services that will enhance their customer experience and deepen digital inclusion in the country. “Our customers are always at the heart of what we do, and we are always working hard to ensure that we offer them the best...

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[South Africa] Vodacom Business intelligent Wi-Fi upgrades to Wi-Fi 6

South Africa's Vodacom Business has upgraded its intelligent WI-FI offering to support the new Wi-Fi 6 standards.

With faster speeds, enhanced security and superior support for the Internet of Things (IoT) Wi-fi 6 technology is set to transform Enterprise wireless networks. Vodacom Business is ideally positioned to provide a robust offering to support businesses on their digital journey while bridging the performance gap towards ten gigabit speeds. The explosive...

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GhanaWeb wins Google funding to help journalism thrive in the digital age

Global search engine, Google, has awarded a $1.93 million in funding for media related projects across Africa, Middle East and Turkey. 

Among the beneficiaries is Ghana’s first and most popular news portal, GhanaWeb, which has won the first Google News Initiative (GNI) Innovation Challenge for its novel GhanaWeb Reporter project which will inject new ideas into the global news ecosystem. Collectively, GhanaWeb is the only company from Ghana to receive the highly sought-after award along...

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Understanding VPN’s and their benefits

Africa is an internet freedom friendly continent with countries like Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa dubbed as a silicon Savanna and the next tech investment capital in the world. 

So many African countries don’t seem to be engaging in online censorship, and this is really impressive. This creates an enabling ground for Africans to thrive and enter international markets. Using Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) has been accepted in Africa and across the world as the demand for...

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[Startup Interview] Adeniyi Atiba, Director, Dr.3pleA Company, Nigeria

Dr.3pleA Company is a tech startup domiciled in Nigeria that offers a host of services among them HR Management consulting, e-learning and provision of information on investment in real estate. Adeniyi Atiba, the Director elaborates:

Tell us about Dr.3pleA Company

The Dr.3pleA Company is a tech firm with interests in HR Management Consulting Solutions, Media, e-learning and real estate.  We are consistently researching best tech practices to offer top notch services in the above sectors...

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[Startup Interview] Goodnews Chibuke, CEO, Dochase, Nigeria

Dochase is a Nigerian data startup that assists businesses understand their markets, clientele with a view to boosting their sales and customer numbers. Goodnews Chibuke the CEO talked to Africa Business Communities about the startup’s business model.

Give us a brief introduction of your company?

Dochase is a data, targeting company that helps businesses drive sales and customer acquisition app installation on the internet. Dochase data helps businesses understand their target markets, audience demogrpahics and right channels...

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[Column] Samantha Naidoo: Four strategic priorities for African telco operators in 2020

African telco operators face a landmark five-year period as they strive to reimagine their business models and build new capabilities that will ensure their future success.

Currently, non-traditional market entrants are putting pressure on telco operators’ profit margins, forcing them to look at ways of quickly delivering new services to meet customer demands. The introduction of telco operator -enabled IoT networks and the upcoming rollout of 5G is also...

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Wanted: African Tech Startups for Interviews

Africa Business Communities is conducting a series of interviews with startup businesses in Africa.

Are you a startup in Africa and interested in an interview? Great! Send an e-mail to bas@africabusinesscommunities.com. These are some of the Startup Interviews that we have published in the past few months...

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News Headlines

21-09-2020 | 06:57:00
[Column] Reem Asaad: The changing face of technology in Africa and the Middle East, how efforts at improving gender equality are making a difference
Among the world’s top 10 global tech giants, women hold just 19% of tech-related jobs. In South Africa this figure amounts to 23%, according to Women in Tech ZA.


19-09-2020 | 06:06:16
Facebook announces its new office in Lagos, Nigeria
As part of its continued commitment and ongoing investment in Africa, Facebook has announced it will be opening an office in Lagos, Nigeria - its second office on the African continent.


18-09-2020 | 10:25:39
Coca Cola Beverages Africa replaces SAP with eoStar and Microsoft for its sales and delivery needs
eoStar announced it has integrated with Microsoft to provide Coca Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) the opportunity to meet sales and delivery needs across their value chain.


18-09-2020 | 06:03:11
Seychelles joins e-VidyaBharti and e-ArogyaBharti project
Ambassador Selby Pillay, High Commissioner of Seychelles accredited to India, signed a MoU with Telecommunications Consultants India for the e-VidyaBharti (e-education) and e-ArogyaBharti (tele-medicine) project (e-VBAB).


17-09-2020 | 13:22:00
Aruba invests in new state-of-the-art customer experience offering in South Africa
Aruba Networks, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company (HPE), is now offering customers and partners tailored, first-hand experience of its solutions and technology through HPE’s first-ever Lighthouse Customer Experience Centre in South Africa.


17-09-2020 | 07:48:00
Trust Payments partners with Wakanda Messenger to empower Africans around the world
Trust Payments, the global unified payments group for global pay-in, pay-out and customer journey technologies, has partnered with social network, messaging and e-commerce startup Wakanda Messenger.


17-09-2020 | 06:34:34
[Column] Marius Burger: What does a cloud-connected Africa look like?
With a region as large and as vast as Africa, it is difficult to imagine a fully connected continent where every individual across all demographics, and every business across all sectors can harness the power of cloud computing.


17-09-2020 | 06:28:59
EAC rolls out regional electronic cargo and driver tracking system
The East Africa Community (EAC) Secretariat and its Partner States have held a virtual roll out event to mark the technical completion and development of Regional Electronic Cargo and Driver Tracking System.


16-09-2020 | 09:00:00
Realme C15: Powering performance in the entry-level smartphone segment
The recent model in the C-series stable to enter the market is the realme C 15 whose ergonomic features, among them a gigantic battery and processing power continue to give it a competitive edge among its peers.


16-09-2020 | 07:13:00
Nokia to provide Tizeti with LTE tech for high-speed internet services in Nigeria
Nokia has announced that it will supply Nigerian mobile operator, Tizeti with its Fastmile and Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology enabling them to provide superior internet services to over one million subscribers.


15-09-2020 | 09:49:00
Nigerian e-commerce startup Kwik Delivery releases WooCommerce plugin, enabling 2-hour deliveries for online merchants
Nigerian e-commerce startup Kwik Delivery released a WooCommerce plugin, enabling thousands of Nigerian online merchants to integrate seamlessly its delivery service to their WordPress online stores.


15-09-2020 | 07:31:12
[Column] Nick Durrant: New business opportunities with data analytics
Data driven organisations are in a better position to make better strategic decisions to increase operational efficiencies, improve customer satisfaction and ultimately higher revenues.


15-09-2020 | 07:20:00
[Column] Tijsbert Creemers : Mobile payments potential to unlock new business for banks in Africa
Mobile payments and other phone-based transactions represent a must-win opportunity for banks in Africa.


14-09-2020 | 08:45:00
Countdown to Kenya’s launch of realme C15
Global smartphone manufacturer realme has announced September 18 as the day it will unveil its latest brand in the Kenyan market, the realme C15,


11-09-2020 | 13:21:00
Kenyan tech startup Xetova shortlisted for MIT 2020 health security & pandemics track
Kenyan technology startup, xetova, has been named 2020 Global Solve finalist by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the health security and pandemics track.


 

 
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