Convergence Partners - an investment management firm focused on the telecommunications, media and technology sector in Africa - has announced the launch of the Convergence Partners Communications Infrastructure Fund (CPCIF), the only infrastructure fund that is dedicated solely to the information and communications technology (ICT) sector in Africa. With a first close of $145 million, it is one of the largest African based infrastructure funds, notwithstanding its single sector focus.
South Africans are set to experience the next evolution in mobile connectivity, as Internet Solutions and AlwaysOn launched the first of many carrier-grade Wi-Fi solutions at Cradlestone Mall this month.
With plans to roll-out nationwide to other key high-density retail environments within the next 12 months, as well as transport hubs like airports, carrier-grade Wi-Fi is set to revolutionise the mobile computing experience for end-users.
Air Uganda in conjunction with the leading Mobile Money service provider MTN has introduced a new, fast and convenient mobile money payment option on its billing platform.
The new payment option enables customers to pay for their air tickets using their MTN mobile phones. The move comes as part of Air Uganda’s desire to empower more people to fly by offering better services and easy access to these services. The airline aims at making air travel affordable and accessible to all and hence the introduction of this mobile money payment platform
Mobile-Technologies Co has been chosen by mobile operator in Ghana as the answer to a growing need for an efficient and automated SIM and number management system. The increase of mobile users, in Ghana like elsewhere, is making the handling of millions of SIM data records extremely complex. Most network operators use manual processes, exposing themselves to costly production and inventory mistakes, loss of data integrity across multiple infrastructure components, and the potential duplication of SIM card records.
Flexenclosure, a specialist developer of intelligent power management systems and pre-fabricated data centres for the ICT industry, has received an order from MTN Côte d’Ivoire. Flexenclosure will supply a 336 square meter customised eCentre data centre in Abidjan, the economic capital of Ivory Coast.
The Kenya section of the world’s largest technical professional association, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has partnered with AITEC Africa to convene a high level expert conference for review of the state of internet security in East Africa.
African payments provider iVeri's EMV chip-and-PIN mobile payments solution, MPress has been approved by the Visa Ready program. The approval applies for use within Visa Inc. territories.
Visa Ready, introduced in February, 2013, is designed to provide innovators with an easy way to collaborate with Visa and quickly introduce Visa-compliant devices, software and solutions that can be used to initiate or accept Visa payments.
Pervasip Corp.s wholly-owned subsidiary, VoxCommunications, a cloud-based voice and video communications solutions, apps and services provider, has initiated a roll out of South Africa virtual numbers as the first phase of its 60-country global access platform.