The Staff, 1/23/2018
Venture capital firm Partech Ventures has launched Partech Africa, a fund dedicated to raising capital for investment in African tech startups, and opened a new office in Dakar, Senegal.
Connecting Africa, 1/22/2018
The battle to become the new majority shareholder in Nigerian mobile operator 9Mobile has been narrowed down to just two bidders now that the deadline for financial bids has passed, according to local reports.
Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading, 1/19/2018
Bharti Airtel had a tough time in its home market of India in the final three months of 2017 but its African operations proved a bright spot for the operator, it revealed in its fiscal third quarter results.
Connecting Africa, 1/19/2018
PRESS RELEASE -- Bango has partnered with MTN Ghana to launch operator payments in Google Play. MTN Ghana subscribers can now pay for the wealth of content and services from Google Play with one-click, charging the cost to their MTN Mobile Money account, an online wallet that customers in Ghana use to send and receive money, pay bills, school fees, ...
The Staff, 1/18/2018
Cell C, the number three mobile operator in South Africa, is planning to expand its network and services portfolio with a number of acquisitions, the CEO Jose dos Santos has told Bloomberg in an interview.
The Staff, 1/17/2018
Quika, a new satellite Internet connectivity service provider, plans to offer a free Internet access service to millions of users in multiple African countries and, in doing so, help bridge the digital divide.
Connecting Africa, 1/16/2018
Samsung is seeking to significantly boost the revenues it derives from Africa so that, in five years' time, the continent will generate 20% of its total global sales, compared with about 10% now, according to a Reuters report that cites Sung Yoon, the head of the vendor's business in Africa.
Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading, 1/15/2018
The wait to discover the identity of 9Mobile's new owner looks set to run beyond mid-January as a series of regulatory checks and processes will need to take place in the coming days and possibly even weeks, according to a statement issued by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC).
The Staff, 1/12/2018
Chinese technology giant Huawei is building a substantial 18-building campus in Johannesburg to house its various operations and is investing US$100 million to ensure it has all the facilities it needs for its various divisions, projects, partners and customers.
Thursday, November 16, 2017
2:00 p.m Cape Town / 1:00 p.m London / 8:00 a.m New York
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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