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Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading, 10/17/2017
In yet another sign that Africa's data center and cloud sector is set to boom, international IP network operator Hurricane Electric has set up its third African point of presence (PoP), this time in Kenya, and plans further expansion across the continent in 2018.
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Connecting Africa, 10/16/2017
Big data analysis is now being used in Africa to better plan network investments, improve network performance and customer services, reduce fraud and even help operators and global brands work effectively with startup businesses.
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Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading, 10/12/2017
With a view to missing out a few generations of legacy network management software implementations, a major South African telecoms network operator is eyeing up the potential of deploying cutting edge software to manage its infrastructure, according to IBM.
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Connecting Africa, 10/11/2017
Recognising the role the Internet of Things (IoT) will play in redefining our world, especially across Africa (with anything from 12 billion to 30 billion connected devices expected by 2020), AfricaCom 2017 (7-9 November in Cape Town) has added a specific conference track focusing on Africa's IoT capacity and potential.
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Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading, 10/10/2017
Safaricom has officially launched its "Fibre To Home Regional Roll Out Plan" that will see the network operator aim to deliver ultra-broadband services to hundreds of thousands of homes across Kenya and, ultimately, deliver value-added services such as TV and smart home applications.
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Connecting Africa, 10/6/2017
When it comes to mission critical communications, location is irrelevant, says Motorola's Tunde Williams, the man responsible for promoting the company's mission-critical communications and mobile intelligence solutions across government and commercial sectors in the Middle East and Africa.
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Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading, 10/5/2017
Following a slightly slower than expected rollout of next-generation mobile broadband networks across the continent, Africa is in line to have more than 100 commercial 4G LTE networks by the end of 2017 and about 40 million 4G users, according to Xalam Analytics data shared during a live Connecting Africa webinar held on October 3.
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Stacey Knott, Freelance Journalist, 10/5/2017
Liberia is about a week away from its monumental election, where for the first time in 73 years, power is set to be peacefully and democratically handed over to a new government, as President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is set to step down to mark the end of her two terms after being the first president elected after the Liberian Civil War.
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The Staff, 10/4/2017
Safaricom is pretty pleased with itself. Kenya's leading mobile operator claims its financial contribution to the country's economy increased 17% in the 2016/17 fiscal year.
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stevesong
Posted by stevesong |  In reply to: What Mobile Technology Suits Africa Right Now?
Thanks Christian.

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Slevin
Posted by Slevin |  In reply to: Orange, Vodafone Eye Stake in Etisalat Nigeria Report
I hope Orange display better services in Africa than in France.

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matiss
Posted by matiss |  In reply to: Safaricom Boasts Enhanced 4G Service With LTE-A Deployments
Thats an inspiring story. Happy to land to the right article!  

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Available data center white space has doubled over the past five years and has been growing by an average of around 15% annually. This webinar will assess this transformation, and provide a window into what the expanding demand for cloud services means for the future of the African data center market.

Thursday, November 16, 2017
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FTTH rollout has accelerated across Africa, driven by increased availability and consumption of bandwidth-hungry content, from video streaming services to cloud-based enterprise applications. This webinar will provide an overview of key trends in this burgeoning sector, along with some perspective on the status of deployments, economic feasibility and competition with alternative broadband access technologies (mobile broadband in particular).

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