By Jonathan Somen Data backup and replication are increasingly becoming an integral part of businesses in today’s digitally savvy world. This is because data is increasingly becoming the most valuable resource. It is easy to underplay the importance of data until you have lost all your data and your critical...
By Gilbert Saggia, Managing Director: East Africa at SAP Africa Businesses acknowledge they are buried under mountains of inefficiencies and missed opportunities. CEOs understand that digital is an opportunity and a threat. So, the question is not about awareness, but how to unleash the power of digital transformation while finding...
by Mariam Abdullahi, Telco Industry Lead at SAP Africa No industry will remain undisrupted in 2018 and the years to come. But for African telco providers, who have feasted on near-uninterrupted subscriber and revenue growth over the past two decades, the need to adapt is paramount. In a market where...
To thrive on the African continent, telcos need to find innovative new partnerships with OTT partners, video providers, and others to drive monetised traffic on their networks.   By Mariam Abdullahi Despite on-going economic challenges and some tricky regulatory issues, Africa is fast approaching the 1bn mobile subscriptions landmark. The continued rollout...
A 3D version of the Cinema LED Screen has been unveiled to the world. Samsung Electronics formally debuted its latest product at ISE (Integrated Systems Europe) 2018, the largest commercial display exhibition in Europe, which began on February 6 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. This is the second time that Samsung...
Lori Systems-a Nairobi-based firm has won USD 25,000 (Kshs 2.6 million) in a tech start-up challenge. The logistics start-up, which provides payments and tracking system for companies, was crowned a winner in the competition hosted in Nairobi by Facebook and TechCrunch-American news site. The firm also earned a trip to a...
Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, is supplying Cairo International, the second busiest airport in Africa, with automated document readers that will enable faster border crossings for millions of travellers, whilst ensuring rigorous security checking of passports and other identity credentials.Cairo International Airport currently welcomes 15 million passengers...
Lidya, the digital financial services platform focused on improving access to credit for micro-, small-, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Africa, today announced that it has raised USD 6.9 million in a Series A investment round, one of the largest in Nigerian tech history. The funding was led by...
Globally, chatbots are gaining more popularity than ever. They are redefining new ways of how businesses run marketing, and have become the latest addition to every brand’s bag of strategies. With nearly everyone now operating social accounts, chatbots offers businesses huge advantages from customer support to lead generation. Locally, TalkLift...
New service enables operators to accelerate growth in international roaming ARPUs by participating in the USD 676 billion generated by online travel services. Syntonic, a mobile platform and services provider, has announced the commercial launch of its international Freeway Roaming Service for mobile carriers. Syntonic's Freeway Roaming Service enables mobile carriers...