Ghana to switch over to DTT platform by mid-2020

Posted by - February 3, 2020

[sg_popup id=”1″ event=”onload”][/sg_popup]   Ghana’s Communication Ministry has set the middle of 2020 as the time for the final switch over from analogue to digital terrestrial television (DTT) system following the nearness of the completion of the process to switch from analogue to digital terrestrial television (DTT) system. Addressing a meeting with stakeholders on Government’s

9mobile Launches AI Personal Digital Customer Assistant

Posted by - January 23, 2020

9mobile has reaffirmed its commitment to a superior experience for its customers with the launch of ‘Enin’, a personal digital customer assistant on the 9mobile network. ‘Enin’, an Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled chatbot solution, is the first-of-its-kind by any Nigerian telco which provides virtual assistance to customers and interacts with them as a human would. According

Afri Ride launches in South Africa

Posted by - December 25, 2019

Ride-sharing mobile app, Afri Ride is now available in South Africa. Joe Moyo, managing director, describes the app as simple to use. “All that users have to do is to upload their travel details such as the start and end location, travel date and the number of empty seats that are available; this then allows

Korba Launches All Inclusive *365# Shortcode

Posted by - December 24, 2019

Korba, a leading Ghanaian Fintech brand owned and operated by Halges Financial Technologies Ltd, has launched an all-inclusive and innovative shortcode that allows users to transfer funds, pay bills, purchase airtime, data bundles among others. The newly introduced *365# promises to be a game-changer in Ghana’s financial services eco-system – providing users with utmost convenience

Nokia 2.3 launches in Kenya

Posted by - December 12, 2019

HMD Global has announced that the Nokia 2.3 is now available in Kenya – making it the first market that the phone is on sale after its global launch in Cairo on 5 December 2019. “Consumers in Kenya have really appreciated the Nokia 2 family of products. The Nokia 2.3 is a step forward in

Ethiopian Airlines launches on-board WiFi

Posted by - December 2, 2019

Ethiopian Airlines has announced that it has launched WIFI internet connectivity services on 10 of its A350 aircrafts. Passengers can purchase WIFI connectivity in cash, credit card, ShebaMiles or through EMDS. EMDS will be issued at the Airport, Global call centre and Ticket offices. Once the EMD number is generated, the status is changed in

Opera launches News Hub

Posted by - November 12, 2019

Opera, Norwegian internet browser developer, has announced the launch of Opera News Hub, a new online media platform for Nigerian authors and bloggers. At a ceremony in Lagos, the AI driven digital content creator announced that the online media hub was launched to help authors and bloggers produce their original online content and share it.

Vodacom Digital Accelerator launches

Posted by - September 18, 2019

Telecommunication company, Vodacom Tanzania and Smart Lab have launched “Vodacom Digital Accelerator,” a program that intends to help early-stage and growth-stage technology startups become profitable and revenue-generating businesses. The new program, which will run yearly, aims at identifying and supporting startup entrepreneurs in mobile, telecom, fintech, media, health, education, and e-commerce will have three phases

Google’s Digital Marketing Transformation programme launches in SA

Posted by - July 23, 2019

Google has announced the launch of the Digital Marketing Transformation (DMT) programme in South Africa. Nasser Ahmed, Google Digital Academy head of emerging markets, described the programme as a partnership between a One Google team and clients, which enables business growth through providing customised digital marketing advice, including digital marketing fundamentals, best practises and a

Standard Chartered Bank launches the ‘SC Keyboard’

Posted by - July 18, 2019

Standard Chartered Bank today announced the launch a new banking feature in the Tanzanian banking industry. In its continued efforts to meet the rising demands of the country’s young and digitally-savvy population, the Bank has launched the country’s first Social Banking Solution called SC Keyboard. Speaking at the launch the bank’s head of technology and