Youtap, a global provider of contactless mobile payments and financial services software, has launched a QR code solution and smartphone apps for mobile money services in Africa and Asia. Youtap’s solution enables customer-initiated or merchant-initiated QR code payments for smartphones and smart point-of-sale devices. The solution conforms to the BharatQR...
Sarahah mobile application has become the talk all over social media, be it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or SnapChat, you name it - everyone is talking about the app. The anonymous-commentary app which was means 'Honesty' was introduced by a Saudi Arabian developer; Zain al-Abidin Tawfiq and launched early this...
By Nikki Summers, Regional Director for Sage in East Africa I presented at the Sage Future-proof Your Business event in Kampala this week and focused on gearing up for the digital economy and how it is changing the business world. Having lived in East Africa for over a decade, I have seen how technology has...
In just two years, Angonix – an Internet Exchange Point (IXP) based in Luanda – has grown exponentially to become the third largest African IXP. With peak traffic of 10.8 Gbps (as recorded in July 2017), Angonix has become a competitive force in Angola and the sub-Saharan region. Managed by Angola Cables, Angonix allows global...
A recent study by Digital Impact Awards Africa (DIAA) has revealed that at least 5,000,000 regular users of mobile financial services in Uganda during a 3 months period spent 7,113,356 man hours (296,390 man days) to clear simple financial transactions and saved 57,989,660 productive hours (An average of 19,329,887 million hours a...
There are two necessary components to getting business done on the internet: bandwidth and speed. If you don’t have both, you just as well have neither. By the novice, they are often conflated as if they were the same thing. They most certainly are not. Bandwidth represents the amount of...
TerraPay, the world's first mobile payments switch, announced today that it has successfully obtained an approval from Bank of Uganda to facilitate International money transfers to mobile wallets in the country. This enables TerraPay's network partners across the world to send money directly to mobile wallets in Uganda. Earlier, TerraPay...
The Uganda Technology and Management University (UTAMU) will play host to the 4th International Conference on Technology and Management scheduled for the 7th to 8th August, 2017. Under the theme, "ICT, Governance and Management in Africa: Trends, Issues and challenges". The 2017 ICT conference comes at a time when most economies in globally are being...
Ushahidi, which was founded out of the Kenyan 2008 post election violence, is today announcing the integration of Facebook Messenger to expand the reach of the Uchaguzi 2017 Kenyan election monitoring platform. The Uchaguzi partnership, which includes The Constitution & Reform Education Consortium (CRECO) and InfoNET, monitored the 2010 referendum and the...
iflix, the world’s leading Subscription Video on Demand (SVoD) service for emerging markets, and Econet Media’s Pan-African media company Kwesé, today announced the establishment of their partnership to bring the very best in streaming entertainment services to sub-Saharan Africa. The collaboration will leverage off the region’s rapid increase in smartphone...