Communications Africa weekly digest - 12th - 16th June

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 12th - 16th June 2017

Youtap partners with MatchMove to deliver open-loop payments for mobile money customers in Africa 

Youtap partners with MatchMove to deliver open-loop payments for mobile money customers in Africa and Asia. Click here to read the full story

Ericsson to help Tigo with BSS ‘as a service’ model in Rwanda 

Ericsson has entered into a partnership with Africa-based Tigo Rwanda to support its business support systems (BSS) ecosystem with an innovative ‘as a service’ model, leveraging Ericsson BSS portfolio, with an aim to upgrade Tigo’s IT infrastructure. Click here to read the full story.  

WorldRemit launches with Android Pay to offer mobile-to-mobile transfers to the world’s unbanked 

The integration will enable Android Pay users to send money to an extra 112mn mobile money accounts, accessible via WorldRemit. Click here to read the full story

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

Orange 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. Click here to read the full story.   

Cisco Virtual Networking Index predicts Africa IP growth by 2021 

Cisco has predicted that over the next five years (2016 - 2021), global digital transformation will continue to have a significant impact on the demands and requirements of IP networks according to the release of the Cisco Visual Networking Index™ (VNI) Complete Forecast. Click here to read the full story.  

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