Communications Africa weekly digest - 2nd - 6th October

j cadmus Flickr for CAF 307(Image source: j cadmus/Flickr)Here is a brief overview of the week’s news on Communications Africa, from 2nd - 6th October 2017  

Etisalat Misr partners with Ericsson to develop its network in Egypt 

Etisalat Misr has signed a four-year contract with Ericsson to modernise and expand its core network and business support systems, which will help the operator capitalise on the growth in 4G and pave the way for 5G and Internet of Things. Click here to read the full story

Oradian named Top 100 African FinTech and winner of the European FinTech Award 

With operations in five countries, including Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, and Malawi, Oradian reached a new milestone of serving over one million end-clients globally in June 2017. Click here to read the full story.

Jumia introduces Nigeria’s first e-commerce robot, Jumia Bot 

The Jumia Bot works by asking customers what they’re looking for and then using their answers to find the best offers. Click here to read the full story.  

Ecobank launches mVisa in 33 countries across Africa

Ecobank Scan+Pay with mVisa delivers instant, secure cashless payment for goods and services by allowing customers to scan a QR code on a smartphone or enter a unique merchant identifying code into either a feature phone or smartphone. Click here to read the full story.  

Digital skills gap widens as employers see the situation as critical 

The convergence of technology is changing the world as we understand it – Autonomy, the Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Data Visualisation and Mixed Mode Realities are creating new desires and needs never before imagined. Click here to read the full story

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