The newest Ericsson Mobility Report predicts that 5G will make up about 5% of sub-Saharan Africa's mobile subscriptions by 2026, but the region's dominant mobile technology will still be 3G at over 40%.
Nokia has announced two separate 5G deals with African operators in Kenya and Togo.
The Independent Communications Authority says local operators will have to start paying for temporary spectrum given to them for free during the pandemic.
Vodafone still wants to offload its 55% stake in Vodafone Egypt, despite decent half-year results in the North African nation.
The COVID-19 pandemic didn't dampen Vodacom's interim revenue growth by much as the SA-based telco saw a big surge in data traffic and growth in data and financial services customers.
Telkom's CEO has voiced concern about the way the South African regulator is handling an upcoming spectrum auction and how it will impact competition.
Vodacom is finding success in providing what it calls 'bite size' products like nano-loans, nano-investment and cheaper short-term entertainment offerings and data bundles.
Telkom South Africa saw its mobile data traffic grow 81% over the past six months and mobile data revenue increase by 53.8%.
Vodafone Egypt has acquired a block of 2.6GHz spectrum for $540 million which it says will significantly expand its network capacity.
Telkom South Africa is expecting its half-year headline earnings per share to be as much as 25% better than last year, as its mobile business continues to grow.
Pan-African telco sees growth in subscriber numbers, with performance lifted by key markets South Africa, Nigeria and Ghana.
Nearly half of the global adult population has never used the Internet, and the majority live in Africa and South Asia, according to a recent ITU report.
South African startup FlexClub has launched a managed marketplace that helps independent drivers on digital platforms become vehicle owners.
Econet Group and Google X's Project Taara are teaming up to deploy new high-speed Internet technology to communities across sub-Saharan Africa.
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