Kenyan emergency startup launches rescue service

Kenyan emergency startup launches medical assistance service

Kenyan emergency startup launches rescue service.

Flare, a Kenyan emergency services platform that was launched in December 2017, has introduced a new product that consolidates ambulance service providers into one network. The “Rescue” product, will ensure that users have access to medical assistance within 15 minutes in an emergency.

The platform is connecting users to more than 50 ambulances and up to 10 fire trucks. Flare plans to expand the fleet and may also add private security and police. The ambulances have their own insurance and companies are vetted for the proper registration, certification, personnel and equipment before they can join …read more

CETel to provide fibre-like connectivity across Africa

CETel to provide fibre-like connectivity across Africa

CETel to provide fibre-like connectivity across Africa.

CETel, the provider of global managed end-to-end communications solutions, has signed a five-year contract with SES Networks to connect new exploration and production sites in Africa via SES Networks’ medium earth orbit (MEO) O3b satellite constellation, SES and CETel announced on Wednesday, 10 January 2018.

CETel will leverage the O3b fleet’s low latency and high throughput capabilities for big data applications required by the exploration and production industry. With round-trip latencies below 150 milliseconds, MEO-enabled networks are on par with standard fibre connections and are more reliable and faster to deploy than other infrastructure.

The inking …read more

Google launches data saving app in Nigeria

Google launches data saving app in Nigeria

Google launches data saving app in Nigeria.

Google has launched a new app in Nigeria called Datally, which is aimed at giving Nigerians control over their data and maximise their data usage. The app will be free and will run on smartphones with an Android 5.0 Lollipop Operating System (OS) or any device with a higher OS.

Google Nigeria, Country Director, Juliet Ehimuan-Chiazor, explained that Datally will empower smartphone users to manage their data more effectively through four key features: Data saver, Data saver bubble, Personalised alerts and Wi-Fi finder.

She added that: “In the last few years, our Next Billion Users team …read more

World’s First Drone Airport Is Planned In Rwanda

British architect Norman Foster wants to bet on drones to make up for the insufficient infrastructure in the continent. He believes that drones are capable of delivering time sensitive supplies to remote areas, and he chose Rwanda to test his case. This concept will be called a “droneport”.