AfriTech Blog

Safaricom, Huawei Trial “Scan & Order” Solution for Restaurants

Safaricom and Huawei on Thursday have announced the trial of an innovative new solution for restaurants dubbed “Scan & Order”. The new solution seeks to help restaurants digitize their menu and ordering systems enabling them to provide better customer service, optimize their menu and pricing strategies, and leverage the power of big data. Safaricom and […]
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You can now stream UEFA Euro 2020 on Showmax Pro Sport Package

You can now stream UEFA Euro 2020 on Showmax Pro

Football fans across the continent will be able to stream every match of the UEFA Euro 2020, which runs from 11 June to 11 July 2021, on Showmax Pro. Launched last year, Showmax Pro bundles the existing Showmax entertainment offering with music channels, news and live sports streaming from SuperSport. Euro traditionally produces outstanding soccer, with many of the world’s leading players given a […]
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The importance of 6 GHz for 5G’s future

The importance of 6 GHz for 5G’s future

The full speed and capabilities of 5G depend on access to mid-band spectrum. To secure 5G performance in the long-term more capacity in this range is needed, and 6 GHz is a prime candidate. However, despite the importance of 6 GHz for the future of 5G, governments are already diverging. China will use the entire […]
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StanChart Women in Tech Incubators awarded USD 10,000 funding

StanChart Women in Tech Incubators awarded USD 10,000 funding

The Standard Chartered Bank in partnership with @iBizAfrica-Strathmore University has today awarded 5 participating businesses KES 1,000,000 each in the culmination of the 4th cohort of the Standard Chartered Bank Women in Tech incubation program. The winning firms include: Ecila Films which produces films of authentic African stories Ufasiri Halisi SLI Innovations Limited which focuses […]
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Eutelsat, Facebook partner to extend Wi-Fi connectivity throughout Sub-Saharan Africa

Eutelsat, Facebook to expand Express Wi-Fi across Sub-Saharan Africa

Eutelsat Communications is expanding its use of the Express Wi-Fi platform in partnership with Facebook to provide broadband services via satellite across several regions in Sub-Saharan Africa. With Express Wi-Fi, Eutelsat aims to connect thousands of people in rural and underserved communities spanning Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Nigeria, Côte d’Ivoire, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Kenya, […]
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Safaricom feted for outstanding contribution to the mobile industry

Safaricom feted for outstanding contribution to the mobile industry

 Safaricom (NSE: SCOM) has today been presented with the “Outstanding Contribution to the Mobile Industry Award” by the GSM Association (GSMA). The Award recognizes exceptional achievement in the mobile industry by an individual or organization that shape the global mobile sector. “Our Transforming Lives purpose has driven our business over the last 20 years, and we appreciate […]
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