Microsoft appoints Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh as strategic partner lead for Africa

AFRICA – Microsoft, a technology and software company, has appointed Ghanaian corporate expert, Angela Kyerematen-Jimoh, as the strategic partner lead for Africa at its new Africa Transformation Office. Kyerematen-Jimoh will be responsible to build strategic partnerships with governments, telecommunications operators, financial institutions and international firms operating across Africa. The agreements will also extend to financial institutions, Telco operators, the UN,…

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Telecoms company NuRAN Wireless secures US$15m loan facility for its project expenditures

DRC – NuRAN Wireless Inc., a specialist rural telecommunications company, has announced that it has secured US$15 million in senior secured credit facility with a development finance institution (DFI). The purpose of the Loan Facility is to finance a portion of NuRAN’s planned US$30 million of expenditures linked to the installation of network infrastructure roll-out promoted by NuRAN in 120…

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Kenyan Healthtech Zuri Health partners with Expresso Senegal to expand its operations

SENEGAL – Zuri Health, a Kenyan health-tech business, has partnered with Expresso Senegal to launch its operations in Senegal. Expresso Senegal, a subsidiary of the Expresso Telecom company, is a Senegalese telecommunications operator that provides 4G internet, voice, and SMS services, as well as business and roaming solutions. “It is with great satisfaction that Expresso Senegal and Zuri Health are…

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Airtel Africa partners Cisco to provide secure internet for SMEs

AFRICA – Airtel Africa, a telecommunications and mobile money services, has announced that its B2B provider, Airtel Business, has formed a new partnership with Cisco. The partnership will provide secure internet access to Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Africa and will be in support of their digital transformation journeys. The partnership bundles Airtel Africa’s fixed connectivity solutions with Cisco…

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Africa Data Centres secures US$253m to expand its business

SOUTH AFRICA – Africa Data Centres, the Carrier-neutral co-location data centre provider, has secured an investment of almost R4 billion (US$253.85m) to expand its two Johannesburg-based data centres from 30MW to 100MW of IT load, reports IT Web. The company owns and operates Africa’s largest network of interconnected, carrier- and cloud-neutral data centre facilities. It is securing land to build…

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Airtel Money launches virtual payment solution in Zambia to improve e-commerce payments

ZAMBIA – Airtel Money, a telecommunication company, has launched the Airtel Money Mastercard virtual payment solution in Zambia, to improve e-commerce payments in the country. The Airtel Money Mastercard will Airtel Money customers in the country, even those without a bank account, to make global e-commerce payments safely and securely, underpinned by a growing demand for digital payments. This forms…

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Orange Egypt partners National Bank Egypt to manage its Orange Cash services

EGYPT – Orange Egypt has entered into an agreement with the National Bank of Egypt (NBE), in preparation to manage its Orange Cash services that is aimed at boosting Orange customers experience. Orange customers will have the acces to the best secured and innovative services while paving the way for offering new attractive offers by utilizing the NBE’s wide range…

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MTN selects business support provider Tecnotree for its digital transformation journey

AFRICA – MTN, a mobile telecommunications services, has selected Tecnotree, a global provider of business support systems for the telecom industry, as a strategic partner for its digital transformation journey across MTN Benin, MTN eSwatini, MTN Zambia, MTN South Sudan and MTN Cote d’Ivoire. As part of the five-year collaboration with MTN, Tecnotree will deploy its Digital BSS Suite 5…

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Orange Egypt to provide SODIC’s customers with value-added services

EGYPT – Orange Egypt, a telecommunications services provider, has signed a cooperation agreement with Six of October Development and Investment Company (SODIC), to provide a variety of services that keep pace with the technological updates and development needed for residential compounds’ customers. The services will provide them with value-added services that will contribute to the development of the real estate…

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