Wari Group
Source: Wari Group |

Wari and Lycaremit enter strategic partnership to facilitate cross-border remittance

Lycaremit users will benefit from Wari’s highly secure network to access low-cost fund transfers across 30 African countries, Europe, Russia, and the Middle East

Wari (www.Wari.com), a global platform offering digital financial services, is partnering with Lycaremit to strengthen its global network; Lycaremit users will benefit from Wari’s highly secure network to access low-cost fund transfers across 30 African countries, Europe, Russia, and the Middle East; Services will be available online immediately, via WhatsApp…

Source: Amdocs |

Customers demand greater digital engagement from Communication Service Providers (CSPs)

Communication service providers need to transform their IT systems, as well as their approach to customer experience, to meet the growing need of customers in Africa, writes George Fraser, VP: Customer Business Executive - Africa at Amdocs

The COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating the move to digital, as large proportions of the population have continued to work, learn and be entertained remotely, while others have trialled services such as remote health care for the first time. These were amongst the findings of a recent Amdocs (www.Amdocs.com) survey (https://bit.ly/3956itb)…

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Source: SIMFY Africa |

African messaging app ayoba assures users of full privacy and security protection, safe for younger users

The app features peer-to-peer private messaging which are end-to-end encrypted

ayoba (www.ayoba.me), the African messaging app, has reiterated its focus on protecting their users’ privacy and security. In the past few days, the global community has spoken, and it's clear that these are critical issues. Across the world, users have taken to social media to express their opinions, and ayoba is listening.…

Source: Tizeti |

Tizeti rolls out high-speed 4G LTE in Edo with N4000/month broadband service

Installations are expected to commence in Benin City on April 1st, 2021

As part of its commitment to ensuring access to affordable broadband connectivity in Africa’s underserved populations, Tizeti (www.Tizeti.com), West Africa’s pioneer solar-based internet service provider is rolling out its 4G LTE network in Edo State, with monthly fixed broadband costs pegged at four thousand Naira ($8). With this move, millions…

Source: Control Risks Group Holdings Ltd |

Control Risks announces the Top 5 Risks for Business in 2021

In 2021, business will face a globally fragmented recovery from COVID-19; now is the time embrace risk and focus on the rebound

The COVID-19 pandemic, emerging digital threats, climate change and the US China relationship are among the Top 5 Risks for business in 2021, published today by Control Risks (www.ControlRisks.com), the specialist global risk consultancy. The RiskMap 2021 website: www.ControlRisks.com/riskmap Underpinning these risks, the danger of missing the rebound in a year…

Red Hat
Source: Red Hat |

Harnessing the Edge: why telco providers should consider a horizontal platform approach (By Timo Jokiaho)

As technology evolves towards containers and cloud-native architectures and applications, there are key architectural considerations for communications service providers (CSPs) to address

By Timo Jokiaho, Chief Technologist - Global Telco Ecosystem, Red Hat (www.RedHat.com) 5G is accelerating deployments of edge computing, as communications service providers (CSPs) look to rearchitect their network infrastructure and grow the capacity of their networks as well as add new services. As technology evolves towards containers and cloud-native…

Source: Opera |

Opera is bridging the digital divide in Sub-Saharan Africa (By Jørgen Arnesen)

Free Browsing connects tens of millions of people to the web every month; Opera grew to a record 150 million monthly active users in Africa during Q3-2020

By: Jørgen Arnesen, EVP of Mobile Browsers at Opera Africa is a key focus for Opera (www.Opera.com) and we believe there is significant growth ahead. The region is the fastest growing continent in terms of internet penetration. Recent reports from GSMA (https://bit.ly/33ZFpnl) show that only 300 million out of the…

Orange
Source: Orange |

Orange is strengthening its position as leader in connectivity in Africa with Djoliba, the first pan-West African network

Djoliba is the first unified superfast broadband network that provides seamless connectivity, with better availability

At the AfricaTech Festival (https://bit.ly/38vk886) international trade fair, Orange (http://www.Orange.com) and its subsidiaries announced the commissioning and commercial launch of Djoliba, the first pan-African backbone. This infrastructure is based on a terrestrial fibre optic network, coupled with undersea cables, offering secure connectivity abroad from West Africa. This investment aims to…

APO Group
Source: APO Group |

Google Sub-Saharan Africa Director Nitin Gajria joins prestigious judging panel for APO Group’s African Women in Media Award

The panel is the largest and most influential ever assembled for a media prize in Africa, with Nitin joining more than 100 luminaries from diverse organizations like Twitter, Canon, the NBA, Microsoft, FIFA, Dangote and many more

APO Group (www.APO-opa.com), the leading pan-African communications and business consultancy, is delighted to announce that Google’s Sub-Saharan Africa Director, Nitin Gajria is joining the African Women in Media Award judging panel (www.bit.ly/MeetTheAPOJury). The Award recognizes, celebrates and empowers African women in the media who support female entrepreneurship throughout the continent.    More than 100…

Source: Facebook |

Facebook and Creatives Garage launch #RealpeopleRealstories, a campaign that supports the Creative industry

Through its partnership with Creatives Garage, Facebook aims to support the creative industry in Kenya by providing a platform where they can amplify their work and inspire others

Today, Facebook (www.Facebook.com) and Creatives Garage (https://bit.ly/3mMNjHJ) launched  #RealpeopleRealstories - a campaign that showcases the stories of ordinary people using creativity and innovation to inspire their communities. Through its partnership with Creatives Garage, a social enterprise that works with creatives, Facebook aims to support the creative industry in Kenya by…