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Epic Games: Fortnite gets 15 Million installs in 21 days by Android users

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Fortnite is one of the most popular games right now. This game was just introduced to Android users by its maker, Epic Games, a couple of weeks back.

So far, Fortnite has been installed by 15 million Android users across the world in just 21 days. The game isn’t officially available on the Google Play Store and is currently in an invite-only phase and only a limited number of people are able to download it. Its main rival is PUBG which can be downloaded from the Play Store.

Reaching 15 Million installs in just 21 days shows you how popular this battle-royale title is at the moment. It is even more impressive considering the fact that not everyone is able to download it. Epic games says that the conversion from invited users to active players is good and is similar to that of the iOS beta that it releases awhile back.

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As for the main challenge with Fortnite so far, Epic games says enabling cross-play between Android, Console and PC is at the top of that. This presented major technical challenges that required a unique approach to environment rendering.

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Tanzanian retail-tech startup, Ramani, secures $32m funding

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Tanzania’s retail-tech startup, Ramani, has successfully secured $32 million Serie A funding to enable it push forward in building its cloud network of micro-distribution centres across Africa, the company’s cofounder, Iain Usiri, said on Saturday.

Founded in 2019 by Usiri, Calvin Usiri and Kibet Martin, “Ramani’s focus is on fixing fragmented consumer goods supply chains that traditionally suffer from lack of data visibility and are burdened by limited access to financial services,” the company profile reads.

“To address these challenges, Ramani provides tech-enabled inventory management systems, procurement, and point of sale software to digitise the processes of micro-distribution centres (MDCs), helping them gain real-time sales insights and inventory visibility.

“Ramani is then also able to leverage this data to offer up inventory with delayed payment terms, enabling them to scale,” it said.

Early this year, the company acquired a lending license from the Central Bank of Tanzania to scale their customers further, and with the new seed funding, is expected to expand its offering beyond the eastern African country.

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MTN launches 5G network in Zambia

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Pan-African mobile operator, MTN, has officially launched its 5G network in Zambia, after beginning a test run in January, making the country the third in Africa after previous launches South Africa in June 2020 and in Nigeria in September 2022.

The 5G services which will run commercially in six Zambian cities, according to MTN Group’s President and CEO, Ralph Mupita, will help transform businesses and livelihoods in the southern African nation.

“5G can transform business and livelihoods beyond simple connectivity, with the potential to unlock many new use cases. In Zambia, we see great opportunities across many sectors, and in the mining industry in particular,” Mupita said at the launch on Friday.

MTN Zambia CEO, Bart Hofker, said the 5G services had been activated to cover about 65% of the population in the cities of Lusaka, Kitwe and Ndola, and parts of Chingola, Solwezi and Kalumbila, which translates into about 15% of the overall population of the country.

“We plan to reach 100% 5G coverage in Lusaka, Kitwe and Ndola by the middle of 2023, while gradually expanding the 5G network to other locations,” Hofker said.

MTN’s 5G is a fifth-generation mobile network technology which offers faster speeds, lower latency, better security and stability and the ability to handle high-volume connections and mobile data. It can connect virtually everything, including machines, vehicles and robots,” he added.

The launching of the network in Lusaka, the country’s capital, was witnessed by Zambian President, Hakainde Hichilema, along with top government ministers and representatives of the telecoms regulator and the Central Bank governor

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