Smart Kitochi, Vodacom Tanzania new smart feature phone, was launched at this year’s AfricaCom. The phone runs on KaiOS and offers access to popular apps such as WhatsApp, Google Assistant, Facebook, YouTube and the partners encourage local content development to enrich the app offering, along with access to the KaiStore.

Read more: Vodacom launches smart feature phone in Tanzania

Es’hailSat is exhibiting at the annual AfricaCom exhibition in Cape Town international convention center, the biggest and best tech event in Africa that gathers together senior decision-makers from the entire digital ecosystem. Es’hailSat is showcasing Es’hail-1, Es’hail-2 and a wide range of services to be delivered through the new state of the art teleport in Doha. Es’hail-1 and Es’hail-2 are currently transmitting high quality, premium DTH television content from the 25.5°/26° E hotspot. 

Read more: Es’hailSat showcases key broadcast satellites at AfricaCom 2019

STL, a global data networks innovator, announced the launch of dTelcoTM (digital telco platform) that empowers telecom companies to deliver personalisation, increase revenue and drive innovation. The best-in-class dTelcoTM platform helps move away from traditional siloed model to agile, scalable, customer-centric and data-driven business model.

Read more: STL launches dTelcoTM for digital re-invention of telecom companies at AfricaCom

The 22nd edition of AfricaCom kicked off in Cape Town and brought together around 15 000 attendees, 450 speakers and 500 exhibitors. The event which will take place on 12-14 November, focuses on connectivity, disruptive technologies, digital services and ICT strategies.

Read more: AfricaCom 2019 accelerating the continent’s digital transformation

NetFoundry was named the first cloud-orchestrated networking provider to be selected by Microsoft as a certified partner in the Microsoft Network Partner Program (NPP) for Office 365. The Microsoft announcement was made at Microsoft Ignite and stated that NetFoundry delivers Office 365 networking “in a way that minimizes latency and maximizes performance and reliability of enterprise connectivity on Office 365 user experience”. According to Microsoft, “the most significant factor that determines the quality of the Office 365 end user experience is network reliability.” 

Read more: Microsoft selects NetFoundry as new partner to optimize O365 networking

Nexign (a part of ICS Holding), a leading Business Support System (BSS) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions provider, announced today that implementation of Nexign Converged BSS and Nexign Network Monetisation Suite enabled Chinguitel to significantly improve subscriber services and, as a result, boost revenue by 10% year-on-year.

Read more: Chinguitel increases revenue by 10% with Nexign

Infinet Wireless, the global leader in fixed broadband wireless connectivity, will showcase at AfricaCom 2019 both its brand-new millimetre-wave-band solution, as well as its leading wireless broadband product families which are being deployed across Africa, enabling service providers of all sizes to bridge the gap between urban and rural communities.

Read more: Infinet Wireless to showcase solutions bridging the digital divide in Africa at AfricaCom 2019

Almost two years after the announcement of their partnership to pilot the implementation and management of Outside Plant (OSP) across Saudi Arabia's regions by 2020, the Integrated Telecom Company (ITC), leader in information and communication technologies in Saudi Arabia and Sofrecom, a subsidiary of the Orange Group, specialized in consulting and engineering in the telecommunications sector, are proud to announce that they have connected more than 400,000 households to the FTTH network.

Read more: ITC, Sofrecom two-year partnership results in great achievements