Happy new week Guys!
Welcome to the last week of the month. As usual, we bring you a fresh edition of the Big 5 Daily, a compilation of the biggest tech news in Africa.
Have a fun read!
Big news! The Moroccan government has set plans in motion, to leverage automated traffic systems to reduce road accidents by 25% in 2021. They plan to acquire, install and maintain over 500 AI-enabled devices for detecting traffic violations. Interesting right?
Vodacom Group, a corporate connectivity and telecommunications provider, offers to teach over 500 students in Africa how to code. The ‘Code like a Girl’ project aims to bridge the gender digital divide in South Africa. The program is for girls between the ages of 14-18 and it will run from the 24th of June to the 5th of July 2019.
Next on the Big 5! Nokia Bell Labs and international research center Amber announced the creation of a new battery design for 5G enabled devices. This new design will boost the strength of batteries 2.5 times more than its usual strength and it will suffice where conventional power is not available. It is powered to manage high fluctuation in energy generation and improve performance.
The Kenya Information and Communications Amendment Bill 2019 has mandated all telecommunications company in Kenya to split their businesses into subcategories. The Bill charges telecom companies to separate their value-added services from their telecom services. The telcos will also have to apply for regulatory licenses to operate the value-added services. What do you think?
Finally, Vodacom Group is set to exit the countries of Nigeria, Zambia, Angola, Ghana and Cote d’Ivoire. They plan to sell their Vodacom Business Africa operations, so as to focus on other markets across Africa. The Vodacom Angolan market will be bought over by the Internet Technologies Angola (ITA), Nigeria, Zambia and Cote d’Ivoire by Synergy Communications, and Vodafone Ghana in Ghana.
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