Comair embarks on digital journey with Google Cloud investment

SOUTH AFRICA – Google Cloud has teamed up with Comair, operator of the British Airways brand, and the Kulula, the budget carrier in Sub-Saharan Africa, to modernize the airline’s IT infrastructure and legacy applications, reports IT Web. According to a statement released to the media, Comair completed its infrastructure optimization plans as it migrated six labor-intensive, on-premises datacentres to Google…

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Cassava Technologies and Mitsui join hands to build data centres in Africa

AFRICA – Cassava Technologies, Africa’s first integrated tech company, has announced that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Mitsui and Co, one of Japan’s largest global conglomerates, to develop digital infrastructure across Africa, with a particular focus on data centres. Cassava, which owns Africa Data Centres, has been on an expansion drive and has since secured an investment of almost…

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Airtel Africa and Ericsson launch a new data center in Seychelles

SEYCHELLES – Airtel Africa has awarded Ericsson a turnkey project to relocate and modernize their existing network and core services to a new data centre in Seychelles. Featuring a blend of legacy and virtualized network functions, the partnership will provide Airtel Africa with a new hybrid network cloud environment, bringing significant efficacy gains. The hybrid network cloud environment will increase…

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ICT provider Benya Group and VC firm Openner launch US$50m venture capital fund

EGYPT – Benya Group, an Egypt-based digital solutions and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) provider, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with international VC firm, Openner, to launch a US$50 million venture capital fund. The group clarified that the fund is set to provide capital investments and support entrepreneurs and startups in Egypt, as well as the Arab and…

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