YahClick, the leading satellite broadband service from UAE-based global satellite operator Yahsat and its partner Hughes Network Systems, will showcase a portfolio of transformative satellite services at CABSAT 2019. The service will place a particular emphasis on its suite of e-Learning and e-Health solutions.
Olusola Teniola, president of the Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria (ATCON) and his peer of the Association of Licensed Telecommunications Operators of Nigeria (ALTON), Gbenga Adebayo, expressed their desires to accomplish great achievements that will thoroughly transform the local market this year.
Microsoft has announced the opening of its first data centers regions in Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa.
Recently, Kenyan communications authority revealed that the mobile money segment recorded 730.2 million transaction in the third quarter of 2018, which is worth 2 trillion Kenyan shillings ($19.6 billion), a 19.45% rise on a year-on-year basis. Back in Q3, 2017, the mobile money service recorded 611.3 million transactions valued for about $18.6 million.
To develop the next generation of digital payment solutions, Visa has unveiled its plan to expand its fast-track program to support fintechs in the Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa (CEMEA) region.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has announced that it will provide $15.4 million to offer greater access to broadband internet in East Africa, thus improving communications. The region has been suffering from a gap at the level of connectivity which has had negative repercussions on the region’s economic development and innovation.
Ethiopia’s Council of Ministers who held its 14th Extraordinary Session, issued a new proclamation calling for the establishment of a new Telecommunications Regulatory Authority. The new body, whose establishment was submitted to the House of People's Representatives for approval, intervenes with the aim of “restructuring the telecommunications market and introducing competition”.
APO Group, the leading media relations consultancy and press release distribution service in Africa and the Middle East, announced the appointment of Lionel Reina as Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Founder and 100% owner of APO Group, Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, 43, will become Chairman. His focus will be on delivering high-level counsel for APO Group clients and developing his own investment fund dedicated to Africa.
During a meeting with the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt (AmCham Egypt), Egyptian Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Amr Talaat, revealed that the government is preparing a national strategy for artificial intelligence (AI). He explained that this strategy will focus on training, research and export.
Eutelsat Communications has ordered two new satellites from Airbus Defence and Space to replace the three existing HOTBIRD satellites at its 13° East flagship neighborhood. These all-electric high-power satellites are set to enter into service in 2022, serving Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.