MPost Wins African Startup Competition

MPost to represent Africa in the Startup World Cup in San Francisco, USA. MPost is this year’s winner of the ‘South Africa Innovation Summit, an African startup competition that was held in Cape Town, South Africa, yesterday. The innovation summit featured 25 finalists from across Africa that participated in a pitching den. As a result of this win, MPost will represent Africa at the Startup World Cup that will be held in San Francisco, USA, in May 2019. https://www.ceoafrica.co.ke/surge-of-the-digital-travel-consumer/ Mpost is a solution that converts your phone to a mobile…

Kenya’s ICT Ecosystem gets a new transformation  

Huawei Ramps up Support for ICT Ecosystem in Kenya in Partnership with Redington Gulf to support Kenya’s digital transformation. Huawei Technologies has signed a framework distribution agreement in Kenya with Redington Gulf to enhance ICT ecosystem structure. Under this partnership, Huawei will work with Redington; a distributor of IT Telecom and Lifestyle products in this market to provide cutting-edge equipment such as data centre facilities,IT and communications hardware as well as software for the Kenyan market. The products are backed by an experienced technical team to provide training and support…

UNAIDS and Startimes launch APP for HIV/AIDs prevention among youths

UNAIDS and StarTimes have partnered to create HIV/AIDs awareness among youths in Africa through application of online Mobile videos. The campaign dubbed “Value of new media in Africa, HIV/AIDS Prevention Campaign” the two organizations have agreed to explore technology to spread HIV/AIDS related content. The establishment of partnership UNAIDS and StarTimes is aimed to boost their cooperation in different African countries, aiming to mobilizing all available resources to enhance the awareness of HIV/AIDS in the continent. UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé said that HIV/AIDS prevention information and knowledge is yet…

Finserve releases mKey keyboard app to enrich lifestyle

The audacious app, mKey, is a case study of adapting technology to customer lifestyle needs. It has redefined how we communicate and transact by fusing social conversations with the best in financial services into a lifestyle defined by ultimate user experience.  Finserve has launched mKey, Africa’s first keyboard app to converge social, and financial services into an integrated lifestyle while rewarding users as they transact. mKey brings a differentiated user experience to the market by blending the best of social conversations with the full breadth of financial services as it…

Sony scoops up 17 honours at Red Dot Award

  Sony continues to push the boundaries of digital innovation, and has picked up 17 accolades at this year’s edition of the Red Dot Award: Product Design for its superb product design across various product categories, including wireless earphones, in-ear headphones and digital cameras, among others. The Red Dot Award is a leading international design competition for product design, communication design and design concepts. The BRAVIA® AF8 Series was among several other products that earned the highest distinction, the Red Dot: Best of the Best Award. The awards jury highlighted…

OKash introduces facial security protection system to edge out Scammers

By Barbra Onkoba OKash, the microlending app developed by Opay has introduced a facial recognition security system to protect the identity of any OKash borrower from potential third-party fraud. Kenyan mobile financial technology providers face multiple challenges by scammers who use personal information such as a phone or ID number to get a loan using someone else identity. On 16 May 2018, President Uhuru Kenyatta assented to the Computer Misuse and Cybercrimes Bill, 2018. The Act contains some new provisions relating to the blockchain, mobile money, and offenses related to…

Huawei entry level smartphone sales up 120 Pc

By Onkoba Barbara Huaweis’ entry level smartphone Y5 Prime has recorded 10,000 device sales in one month surpassing the previously set target. The increased sales represent a growth of 120%. According to Huawei, Feedback from the consumers is that the phone is the best in the market for entry level customers given its main features and the pricing. “This is a great milestone in the company this year having launched two devices in the last few months. Y5 Prime 2018 sales are at 10,000 devices within a month. This achievement…

Continent’s leading satellite broadband service to launch across West Africa

Yahsat , the UAE-based global satellite operator, will participate in West Africa Com on the 10th and 11th July 2018, as Gold Sponsors. The event, which unites critical players in the telco value chain, will see Yahsat showcase its flagship broadband service – YahClick – to partners and customers in the region. Yahsat’s participation at the event is part of its expansion plan to launch YahClick this year in five new markets in West Africa. The service will be available in Senegal and Gambia through service partner Arc Telecom, in…

Network infrastructure investment and digital transformation top priorities for African telecom operators, says TMT Finance

Topics such as network infrastructure business models, B2B and B2C convergence, M&A, digital transformation and partnerships, are among the key topics to be debated at TMT Finance Africa 2018 Accelerating digital transformation strategies, investing in new wireless and fixed network infrastructure, and embracing emerging technologies such as AI and IoT are among the top priorities for African telecom operators for the year ahead, according to global telecom, media and technology news and events company, TMT Finance (http://www.TMTfinance.com/africa/programme). “Like many telecom operators globally, the major African operators are having to juggle…

Kwese Partners with Safaricom to provide world cup streaming services

By Nemuel Ondima Pay TV station Kwese  and safaricom have patnered to  launch a football streaming data bundles dubbed Giga Football Passes that will enable its customers stream live world cup matches on their mobile devices. This was aided through a pact signed by Kwese Iflix CEO Mayor Patel and Safaricom HOD consumer products and services Mr Franklin Ocharo at a colorful event at The Safaricom Michael Joseph Centre in Westlands Nairobi.