West and Central Africa connects to the global R&E network to unleash its potential

Cambridge and Accra |19 January 2018 – The EU-funded AfricaConnect2 project has just announced that, following the tender call to connect West and Central (W&C) Africa back in June 2016, GÉANT has awarded a 15-year contract to MainOne for connectivity services. By signing the contract through AfricaConnect2, WACREN, the regional Research and Education Network in West and Central Africa, will join the global Research and Education (R&E) networking community. In addition to that, a complementary contract was signed with XON Systems for the provision of equipment. This comes at the…

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Dimension Data Unveils Mobile Application to Track Health and Wellness of Africa’s Pro Cycling Team

Cape Town / London – 17 November 2017 – Dimension Data, the global USD 8 billion ICT solutions and services provider, today unveiled its health and wellness mobile app at the annual training camp of Africa’s professional cycling team, Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka. Called Phila (pee-lah), which means ‘to live’ in Nguni, the app was custom designed to Team Dimension Data’s specific requirements. The app tracks the daily physical and mental performance of the team’s 39 World Tour and Continental riders located in 10 countries. Data collected from the…

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M&I Materials Expands into Africa

Manchester, UK – Nov 13, 2017 – M&I Materials has expanded its global reach by opening an office in South Africa and securing a manufacturing agreement with ISEGEN to meet increased African demand for its MIDEL product range. Giles Salt, CEO of M&I Materials commented, “This investment demonstrates our commitment to this exciting region. From this new base, we are able to provide product and support across sub-Saharan Africa, complementing our geographic coverage across Europe, Middle East, AsiaPac and The Americas.” The new South African business will initially supply M&I…

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Falcon Media House sign MoU with LaserNet to target Africa

Quiptel, the technology division of Falcon, set to enable OTT services for millions of users across Africa 24.07.17 – A new partnership announced today between global streaming technology leaders Quiptel (a Falcon Media House Company) and the LaserNet Group, experts in digital and broadcast technologies with headquarters in Cape Town, South Africa, will enable the two businesses to deliver OTT services to millions of users across Africa. The partnership enables Quiptel to offer its Q-Flow powered OTT platform to LaserNet, who will both create integrated platform offers to telcos and…

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