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...
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...
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...
Long gone are the days of IT hardware planning. Today, firms are now turning to cloud-computing storage and computer services to cut down on operation costs and do away with the trouble of managing databases.  The IT systems and software’s are getting sophisticated by the day and as the...
By Mehmood Khan, Chief Operating Officer at SAP Africa Chief Operating Officers (COOs) and supply chain management are feeling the brunt of accelerating business environment further complicated by increasing customer demands for efficiency, personalization, and convenience. Slow manual processes based on inconsistent information across functional areas spell death for modern...
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...
With proven record as a robust network in global electronic payments technology, the sky is the lower limit for MasterCard as they take lead on matters cashless transactions. Much of the world's population does not have access to a bank account or any other reliable way to store and...
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have introduced an open-source payments gateway to provide an interoperability between payment services providers and financial institutions. The payment software, called Mojaloop will allow interoperability among digital payments. Speaking to journalist, Kosta Peric, the foundations deputy director of financial services for the poor said that...
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...
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...