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The Staff, 7/2/2020
Health tech is booming on the African continent and investment in e-health startups continues to grow, according to a new report from Disrupt Africa.
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The Staff, 7/1/2020
Telma Madagascar has become the first operator to launch a 5G commercial network in the island country in the Indian Ocean. The 5G network is powered by Ericsson equipment and is now live in Madagascar's capital of Antananarivo and the city of Toamasina.
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The Staff, 7/1/2020
Malawian social enterprise Mbora is joining forces with Liquid Telecom to provide free connectivity to community hubs in the country.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 6/30/2020
Pan-African telecoms giant MTN has launched 5G across 100 sites in South Africa and made some big promises about its future rollout if it gets access to the spectrum it needs from the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA).
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Tom Jackson, Co-founder, Disrupt Africa, 6/29/2020
Albert Fiati-Kumasenu, Christian Osei-Bonsu and Joel Funu were strangers until they met at the Accra-based Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) in 2012, where for two years they were trained in software development and entrepreneurship.
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The Staff, 6/26/2020
MTN now has 100 million active data users on its networks across Africa and the Middle East. The pan-African telco's total base comprises more than 257 million customers in 21 markets, so that means about 40% of the customer base are using data.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 6/25/2020
Mobile operators in emerging markets like South Africa are experiencing increased traffic and demand for free data as the COVID-19 pandemic drives users online. That's according to recent online search data from Upstream's Zero-D, an ad-funded free mobile Internet platform designed to keep users connected even when they have run out of mobile data.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 6/24/2020
Mobile money users across Africa will be disappointed to find that some operators have started to reinstate mobile money transfer fees that were waived three months ago when the COVID-19 pandemic was first beginning to affect the continent.
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Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa, 6/23/2020
Mobile data traffic in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) is set to multiply by 12 in the next five years, while the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is likely to grow by a factor of almost nine in the same timeframe.
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Clémentine Fournier, VP Sales Africa at BICS , 6/11/2020
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