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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.
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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.
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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).
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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.
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Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading, 1/12/2018
2018 has not started well for the wallets of mobile operators in Kenya and Chad.
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Connecting Africa, 1/11/2018
The new year has not started well for Africa's mobile money community with the news that the Cote d'Ivoire government has imposed a 0.5% tax on mobile money payments, with the person making the payment subject to the tax.
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Connecting Africa, 1/10/2018
PRESS RELEASE -- CETel, a leading German service provider of global managed end-to-end communications solutions, has signed a five-year contract with SES Networks to connect new exploration and production sites in Africa via SES Networks' medium earth orbit (MEO) O3b satellite constellation, SES and CETel announced today.
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Guy Zibi, Managing Director, Xalam Analytics, 1/10/2018
Last November, the South African government approved the Electronics Communications Amendment (ECA) Bill, kicking off the process to update the governing law for the country's information and communications technology (ICT) sector.
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Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading, 1/9/2018
The number of pay-TV subscribers in sub-Saharan Africa will grow by 17.4 million, or 74%, between 2017 and 2023, according to a new forecast from Digital TV Research.
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MartinPTP
Posted by MartinPTP |  In reply to: Kenyan Authorities Drop Plans to Break Up Safaricom – Report
Monopolies are so dangerous, a good decision, more complicated but is needed the courage

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AlanFord
Posted by AlanFord |  In reply to: Airtel Downplays Africa Exit Talk – Report
76 % of loss, it is just enormous

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paulinelacorde
Posted by paulinelacorde |  In reply to: Bidders Line Up for Nigeria's 9Mobile: Reports
9Mobile is a very good operator. I use it every day.

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