Liquid Telecoms invest in Egyptian network

Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom has announced that it is investing 8-billion Egyptian Pounds ($400m US Dollars) in Egypt over the next three years. This is part of a major partnership with Telecom Egypt which includes network infrastructure and data centres....

100 start-ups that could speed African innovation

IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, in cooperation with Egypt’s Ministry of Investment and International Cooperation (MIIC) have selected more than 100 high-potential start-ups to participate in a new initiative designed to spur innovation and job creation...

UNDP, Accenture launch YAS! in Lagos

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Accenture announced the launch of YAS! (Youth for Africa and Sustainable Development Goals), a pan-African entrepreneurship portal-platform with a two-day programme in Lagos. The portal-platform addresses four main...

Feature phone demand surges in North Africa

The North Africa mobile phone market – comprising Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria, and Morocco – saw year-on-year shipment growth of 11,5% in Q3 2018, according to the latest insights from International Data Corporation (IDC). The global technology research and...

Cisco commits to preparing 1m Africans for digital economy jobs

Cisco has announced its commitment to prepare 10-million people worldwide for jobs in the digital economy, including 1-million in Africa. The in-kind value amounts to around $1,5-billion and will be carried out over the next five years. The commitment was made at the...

Nokia powers 200G optical service for Telecom Egypt

Telecom Egypt has adopted Nokia’s Photonic Service Engine (PSE) technology to double backbone capacity on its Delta Region DWDM backbone network. Commercial deployment of the new high-speed service started in June and represents the first 200G long distance,...