Vodacom opens NB-IoT lab in Johannesburg

shutterstock 447476002The African mobile network operator Vodacom has opened a narrowband internet of things (NB-IoT) laboratory at its Vodaworld campus in Johannesburg, to help incubate and commercialise machine-to-machine (M2M) and internet of things (IoT) system through narrowband networking

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Africa’s smartphone market poised for growth

SmartphoneThe recent reports have demonstrated that mobile markets in the African region has been showing a steady increase for last few years, with Africa’s smartphone market being aggregated to a total 95.37mn unit in 2016

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Facebook announces winners for the Bots for Messenger Challenge

Emeka AfigboFacebook has announced winners for its ‘Bots for Messenger Challenge’ launched in February 2017, for the Middle East and African countries, with an aim to recognise and reward start-ups who were able to develop innovative new bots on Messenger

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IDC: Worldwide spending on the Internet of Things forecast to reach nearly US$1.4 trillion in 2021

network 782707 1280A new update to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Semiannual Internet of Things Spending Guide forecasts worldwide spending on the Internet of Things (IoT) to grow 16.7 per cent year over year in 2017, reaching just over US$800bn

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Orange Digital Investment launches a new investment initiative of 50 mn euros devoted to start-ups in Africa

orange2222Orange Digital Ventures Africa is the Group’s investment vehicle for early-stage innovation projects in Africa in areas such as new connectivities, FinTech, the Internet of Things, energy, and e-health 

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