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Connecting Africa, 9/21/2017
It might seem strange to be looking towards advanced network technologies such as SDN and NFV when around two-thirds of Africa's mobile connections are still on 2G networks, but embracing the requirements of virtualization could be the key to improved services now and to fully unlocking the continent's 4G (and ultimately 5G) door in the future.
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Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading, 9/20/2017
With a 2017 Internet User Penetration level below 22%, Africa is still trailing the rest of the world in terms of digital connectivity, according to a new ITU State of Broadband report.
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Connecting Africa, 9/19/2017
Mobile network infrastructure rollout in Africa is at an economic crossroads where energy efficiency is concerned. Compared to 2G networks, 3G and 4G basestations require considerably more power and access to high-speed broadband fiber.
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Rachael McKie, Connecting Africa Writer, 9/18/2017
Ahead of Nigeria Com 2017, Connecting Africa has been profiling some of the most influential figures in Nigeria's technology and telecoms sectors. With the countdown to the 9th annual event underway, Connecting Africa caught up with Adedamola Ibironke, solution development manager at MTN Nigeria, to discuss the emerging trend of content co-creation ...
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Iain Morris, News Editor, 9/17/2017
Kenya's Safaricom is to boost its workforce with the recruitment of another 300 customer care staff this year, saying the plans will reduce the pressure on existing employees and reduce call-waiting times for customers.
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Amy Turner, Digital Content Marketer, KNect365, 9/15/2017
With less than a week to go until Nigeria Com kicks off in Lagos, we've been tracking the key developments that have come to define the region's telecoms and technology sectors in recent months.
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Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading, 9/14/2017
Industrial giant GE has struck a three-year partner agreement with ICT and networking specialist Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to offer a range of digital solutions to enterprises in Africa, the Middle East and Turkey, with an initial focus on cybersecurity.
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Connecting Africa, 9/14/2017
THE PLACE TO SHAPE AFRICA'S DIGITAL FUTURE. Anyone who's anyone in African telecoms and technology will be at AfricaCom 2017, 7-9 November, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, South Africa. You should be too. Three days of thought-provoking content and amazing tech. It's the place to get deals done.
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The Staff, 9/13/2017
Nigeria is the most successful network sharing country in Africa, according to trends identified in a new report from research house IHS Markit.
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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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4G is fundamentally altering the African broadband landscape, driving changes in pricing models and ushering in a new breed of players. As more African operators struggle with finding the optimal balance of affordable pricing and service profitability, and as traffic volumes continue to explode, this webinar will take stock of 4G developments in the region.

Thursday, November 2, 2017
2:00 p.m Cape Town / 1:00 p.m London / 8:00 a.m New York

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
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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