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Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading, 11/20/2017
Ten companies have been pre-qualified to submit bids for Nigeria's number four mobile operator 9Mobile, according to local media reports.
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The Staff, 11/15/2017
With 4G still in its infancy across Africa, and 2G still a vital mobile technology in many markets, MTN is preparing for the future by planning a trial of 5G technology in South Africa with Swedish vendor Ericsson.
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Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading, 11/14/2017
Vodafone is coming under fire for the way it has built its mobile operator portfolio in Africa, and has been accused of lining the pockets of the continent's elite with the structure of some of its financial dealings.
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Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading, 11/13/2017
Major mobile operator Vodacom reported growth in revenues, customer numbers and net profit during the six months to Sept. 30, the first half of its fiscal year, and generated more revenues from data services than from voice revenues in its core market of South Africa.
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Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/9/2017
CAPE TOWN -- AfricaCom 2017 -- Network operators will relinquish their consumer-facing role in the next five years, becoming wholesale players that help other digital companies to address end-user needs, according to a senior executive from Vodacom.
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Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/8/2017
CAPE TOWN -- AfricaCom 2017 -- Safaricom's chief innovation officer has acknowledged that his company's desire to maximize profits and its resistance to change are partly to blame for the affordability crisis in Africa's mobile data market.
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Connecting Africa, 11/8/2017
CONNECTING AFRICA PRESS RELEASE -- CAPE TOWN -- The 10th AfricaCom Awards held at The Lookout, overlooking the waters of Granger Bay, Cape Town, proved to be a stellar occasion for not only the entrants to this year's awards, but for AfricaCom itself, celebrating its 20th anniversary.
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Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/7/2017
CAPE TOWN -- AfricaCom 2017 -- While most African operators are still fretting over the rollout of 4G services, Orange Botswana is already thinking ahead to the launch of 5G technology in the next few years. The question is what, exactly, the next-generation mobile technology will get used for. And Orange -- like other telcos in the region -- faces a ...
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Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/7/2017
CAPE TOWN -- AfricaCom 2017 -- Africa will not get its first 5G services until 2022, trailing other regions on the rollout of the next-generation mobile technology, and is forecast to have only 2 million 5G subscribers by 2022, according to the latest research from Ericsson.
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Founder5300
Posted by Founder5300 |  In reply to: Digital Africa, the Impact of Mobile, and Regulatory Issues: An AfricaCom Panel Debate
Great content, thank you! What was the result of the debate?  Did all the stakeholders define any plans to take their suggestions forward?

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stevesong
Posted by stevesong |  In reply to: What Mobile Technology Suits Africa Right Now?
Thanks Christian.

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