Intelligent CIO Africa Issue 68 - Page 15

NEWS

Tizeti eyes pan-African expansion and launches new products to achieve 100 % broadband access

( US $ 26.2 million ) over 10 years , and no debt , the firm is also exploring an initial public offer ( IPO ) in the stock market for investors and shareholders .

Tizeti Network Africa Plc , an Internet provider operating in Africa that is leveraging wireless large bandwidth and the plummeting cost of solar panels to create a low CAPEX / OPEX network of owned and operated towers , has announced that it is expanding operations within Nigeria and Ghana , and into new neighbouring Cote d ’ Ivoire and Togo .

With over 2.8 million subscribers on its platform , a revenue of over N11 billion
Speaking at the second edition of Tizeti ’ s annual event tagged ‘ NeXTGEN 2.0 : The Next Frontier ’, Kendall Ananyi , Founder and CEO , Tizeti , said the broadband gap in Africa is still very high and operators like Tizeti must expand to ensure that more Africans have access to reliable , affordable , and truly unlimited Internet from . Ananyi said Tizeti has been providing affordable unlimited Internet service in Nigeria and Ghana using solar towers which has brought about 30 to 50 % cost savings on data cap plans and made it the preferred option to its competitors .
“ This expansion is very strategic for us and for the continent as we have grown significantly within the last few years ,” he said .

Flashpoint acquires open-source intelligence provider Echosec Systems

Flashpoint , a global player in actionable intelligence , has announced that it has acquired Echosec Systems , a provider of open-source intelligence ( OSINT ) and publicly available information ( PAI ) for national security , public safety and enterprise customers .

With the acquisition , Flashpoint will significantly expand its OSINT capabilities to drive onthe-ground situational awareness , executive protection , geopolitical risk assessments , counterterrorism , misinformation and disinformation identification and response and crisis response .
Intelligence practitioners are witnessing a revolution in how OSINT can be used to support cyber and physical security missions around the world .
For over a decade , Flashpoint has been a leader in delivering an actionable suite of intelligence solutions , derived from PAI , chat services , foreign-language forums , criminal marketplaces , paste sites and illicit communities across the Internet . By leveraging Echosec ’ s social media collections and geospatial insights , Flashpoint significantly expands its capabilities to deliver the world ’ s most robust combination of data , analytics and automation across a wide range of security use cases .
“ Intelligence practitioners require a converged , user-focused solution that includes insights derived from both open and closed intelligence sources ,” said Flashpoint President Donald Saelinger . “ Integrating Echosec ’ s worldwide social media collections , intuitive interface and industry expertise into Flashpoint will deliver unparalleled value to our customers , to help them best identify and mitigate all types of risk .” p
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