Amazon Web Services unveils AWS Backup service

Amazon Web Services unveils AWS Backup service

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has released AWS Backup, a fully-managed, centralised backup service that allows customers to back up their data across AWS services and on-premises. The platform gives customers a single service to configure and audit the AWS resources they backup, automate backup scheduling, set retention policies, and monitor recent backups and restores in […]

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 WorldRemit launches in South Africa

WorldRemit launches in South Africa

WorldRemit, a globally recognised digital money transfer service, has launched its low-cost digital service from South Africa to over 145 destinations worldwide. Using the WorldRemit app or website, customers can now send money as easily as sending an instant message to global destinations including Zimbabwe, Mozambique, the United Kingdom, India and Pakistan. According to the […]

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 Netflix increases price for US subscribers

Netflix increases price for US subscribers

Netflix is increasing monthly fees for its US subscribers by between 13 percent and 18 percent, the video streaming pioneer’s first price increase since 2017 as it spends heavily on original content and international expansion. This was disclosed in a statement by the company that prices for its popular standard plan, which allows streaming on […]

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 ABN Amro introduces contactless payments with wearables

ABN Amro introduces contactless payments with wearables

ABN Amro has introduced contactless payment with wearables for its private customers. The bank said it is the first in the world to make this possible. The bank is making different wearables available from different brands, including rings, smartwatches and fitness trackers. All of the devices provided by the bank come with a payment chip […]

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 WorldRemit set to boost Ethiopia’s remittance income

WorldRemit set to boost Ethiopia’s remittance income

Digital remittance transfer company, WorldRemit is set to boost Ethiopia’s income from remittance by partnering with Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE). The new strategic partnership significantly increases WorldRemit’s footprint in Ethiopia, enabling its customers in over 50 countries to make mobile money transfers to over 1.2 million CBE Birr wallets as well as any mobile […]

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 Vodafone Ghana to rollout 4G in Q2

Vodafone Ghana to rollout 4G in Q2

Vodafone Ghana has reached an agreement with the National Communications Authority (NCA) to rollout 4G for mobile services in Ghana in the second quarter of 2019. Following a successful financial negotiation with the NCA which cost around US$30million, Vodafone Ghana can now operate an LTE 4G spectrum frequency to boost user experience for its subscribers. […]

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 Nigerian government urged to review national broadband plan

Nigerian government urged to review national broadband plan

Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta is the Executive Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Office (EVC/CEO) of the Nigerian Communications Commission. The Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) and telecommunication operators have called on the government to review the National Broadband Plan, which expired in December 2018. The National Broadband Plan 2013-2018 had penetration targets for both fixed and […]

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 Microsoft South Africa gets new MD

Microsoft South Africa gets new MD

Microsoft South Africa has appointed Lillian Barnard as its new Managing Director, effective March 1, 2019. Barnard, the current Director for Public Sector at Microsoft, will replace Zoaib Hoosen who has resigned after nearly five years at the helm. Since his appointment in 2014, Hoosen has successfully driven Microsoft’s growth in South Africa, overseeing the […]

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 Helios Towers to take 66% of infrastructure joint venture with Vulatel

Helios Towers to take 66% of infrastructure joint venture with Vulatel

Helios Towers has entered the South African market by forming a partnership with Vulatel to expand mobile and fixed line infrastructure in the country. Helios Towers plans to make “major greenfield wireless and fixed-line telecoms infrastructure investments” there. Helios Towers expects South Africa to lead the 5G roll-out in sub-Saharan Africa. Helios Towers South Africa […]

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