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Loon to Land Third Ground Station in Kenya
Wei Shi  
2/14/2019   Post a comment
Working with Telkom Kenya, Alphabet subsidiary Loon is to add another ground station to expand its coverage.
Safaricom Turns to Allot to Shore Up Security, Boost QoE
Wei Shi  
2/13/2019   Post a comment
Kenya's leading mobile operator is deploying technology from Israeli vendor Allot to make its network more secure and enhance the quality of experience (QoE) it can deliver to its customers.
Telkom, Airtel Finally Get Engaged
Ray Le Maistre  
2/11/2019   Post a comment
At the second time of asking, Kenya's second- and third-largest mobile operators agree a merger deal to create a stronger rival to Safaricom.
Why MTN Will Want a Jumia IPO
Wei Shi  
2/11/2019   Post a comment
The operator would improve its financial position if Nigerian digital e-commerce giant Jumia lists its shares on the New York exchange.
WACS Subsea Cable Upgrade Completed by Huawei Marine
Wei Shi  
2/6/2019   Post a comment
Huawei Marine has finished the upgrade of the world's longest 100G undersea cable, which links West Africa with Europe.
Africa Honors Safer Internet Day
Wei Shi  
2/6/2019   Post a comment
Telcos, Web services giants, NGOs and governments joined hands to honor Safer Internet Day, which this year had a focus on children and the young netizens and the slogan 'Together for a better internet.'
Berkshire Partners Takes Control of Data Center Specialist Teraco
Ray Le Maistre  
2/2/2019   Post a comment
Investment firm Berkshire Partners LLC has acquired a majority stake in Teraco Data Environments, a major provider of colocation data center infrastructure in South Africa.
Airtel Africa Gets Another Cash Injection, Adds Customers
Ray Le Maistre  
2/1/2019   Post a comment
Qatar Investment Authority is to invest US$200 million in Airtel's Africa operations, becoming the latest external investor to pump money into the regional operation.
A Strong Position in Africa is Ever Critical for Huawei
Wei Shi  
1/29/2019   Post a comment
As it comes under fire in many other markets, it's never been more important for the Chinese vendor to have a strong foothold in Africa.
MTN's Nigeria IPO Looks to Be Back On Track
Wei Shi  
1/25/2019   Post a comment
The CEO of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) is optimistic the public listing will go ahead now that MTN has sorted out its differences with the Nigerian authorities.
Vodacom Reports Growth Despite Tough SA Market
Wei Shi  
1/24/2019   Post a comment
Vodacom reported a decline in revenues in its home market of South Africa during the final three months of 2018 but its other operations helped it post a 1.5% growth in sales.
Tmcel: The New Name in Mozambique's Comms Market
Wei Shi  
1/23/2019   Post a comment
The merger of two loss-making network operators has created a new, state-owned, integrated communications service provider.
Africa's 4G Experience Varies Wildly, Finds OpenSignal
Ray Le Maistre  
1/22/2019   Post a comment
Study by OpenSignal of mobile broadband connectivity across Africa finds that availability and connectivity varies considerably from country to country.
Helios Towers Boosts Its South African Plans with Strategic Acquisition
Wei Shi  
1/21/2019   Post a comment
Only days after forming a joint venture in South Africa, Helios Towers has acquired a controlling stake in SA Towers to support its growth plans.
Orange Brings 4G to Burkina Faso
Wei Shi  
1/18/2019   Post a comment
The Orange subsidiary announced that it has secured a 4G licence as well as having renewed its 2G and 3G licences.
WorldRemit Sets Up Shop in South Africa, Eyes IPO
Ray Le Maistre  
1/17/2019   Post a comment
Digital money transfer specialist now has license to make money transfers from South Africa and has opened an office in Johannesburg as it seeks further funding and aims for an IPO.
Zimbabweans Blocked From Social Media, Public Internet
Wei Shi  
1/16/2019   1 comment
Amidst anti-government protests and riots, the country's telecom operators and ISPs followed directives to shut down social media and went even further, blocking Internet access for 24 hours.
Who Might Buy Millicom's African Assets?
Ray Le Maistre  
1/16/2019   Post a comment
With Liberty Latin America in talks to acquire Millicom, what will become of the latter's African assets?
Helios Towers Teams With Vulatel to Expand into South Africa
Wei Shi  
1/15/2019   Post a comment
Entering into the most advanced telecom market on the African continent may also help the company's ambition to go public.
Airtel & Telkom Rekindle Kenyan Merger Talks – Reports
Wei Shi  
1/14/2019   Post a comment
The prospect of a merger between Kenya's second- and third-largest mobile operators appears to have been revived.
Liquid Telecom Appoints Ex-Orange Exec to Lead Push into West Africa
Wei Shi  
1/11/2019   Post a comment
Liquid Telecom has appointed industry veteran Mohamed Abdel Bassit, most recently at Orange, to lead its expansion into some of the fastest growing markets on the continent.
Nigeria's 9mobile Suffers Further Turmoil
Wei Shi  
1/9/2019   Post a comment
Reports suggest that Teleology, the new owner, has decided to withdraw, but the situation is far from clear.
Microsoft Delays Data Center Launch
Ray Le Maistre  
1/9/2019   Post a comment
Microsoft needs more time and investment before it can open its planned data centers in South Africa, reports ITWeb.
Sub-Saharan African OTT Market to Top $1B by 2024 – Report
Wei Shi  
1/8/2019   Post a comment
Value of OTT video content will grow almost five-fold during next six years, according to Digital TV Research.
Nigeria's Mobile Market Continues to Grow, as Do 9mobile's Woes
Wei Shi  
1/7/2019   Post a comment
The Nigerian mobile market may be growing, but 9mobile's customer base is still shrinking.
South Africa Leads the World in Demand for Constant Connectivity
Partner Perspectives  
1/3/2019   Post a comment
ARRIS's eighth annual study of global consumer technology trends, the ARRIS Consumer Entertainment Index (CEI), found that no fewer than 95% of South Africans demand 'constant connectivity.'
EIB Commits €495M to Developing Africa's Infrastructure
Wei Shi  
12/21/2018   Post a comment
The European Investment Bank commits €495 million to three mega projects in Africa to improve broadband access, public transport, and access to electricity.
Tigo Senegal Plans Network Boost with Ericsson
Ray Le Maistre  
12/20/2018   Post a comment
Three-year network modernization program will see Ericsson's radio access network gear deployed at more than 1,000 sites.
Kenyan Government Steps In to Standardize Mobile Money Services
Wei Shi  
12/18/2018   Post a comment
Kenya's Communications Authority is working with the Central Bank to develop a common platform to support interoperability between mobile money solutions.
Liquid Telecom Commits to $400M Investment in Egypt
Ray Le Maistre  
12/10/2018   Post a comment
In an effort to cement its position as the gateway between Egypt and the rest of Africa, Liquid Telecom plans significant data center and network investments in the country during the next three years.
Connecting Africa to the Digital World
Partner Perspectives  
12/6/2018   Post a comment
Investments are being made that will benefit the citizens of Africa, improve economies and perhaps most importantly give the people of Africa the opportunity to play their part in the Fourth Industrial revolution.
Safaricom Trials TubeStar Base Station
Ray Le Maistre  
12/6/2018   Post a comment
Kenyan operator is putting a new base station design to the test.
5G Will Roll Out in Nigeria by 2020, Says Regulator
Wei Shi  
12/4/2018   1 comment
The Nigerian Communications Commission says the country will be ready to launch next-generation cellular networks in 2020, despite low current 4G penetration.
MTN Set to Cover 90% of South African Population With 4G
Wei Shi  
11/29/2018   1 comment
More than 50 million South Africans will be covered by 4G by the end of 2018, according to MTN, making it the first operator in the country to hit that mark.
Orange Eyes 5G Launches in Africa, Middle East
Ray Le Maistre  
11/26/2018   1 comment
There are still many challenges to overcome to make 5G network deployments efficient but Orange is confident that 5G will be coming to Africa and the Middle East from 2020.
MTN, Orange Forge Mobile Money Interop Deal
Wei Shi  
11/23/2018   Post a comment
Two leading mobile operators in Africa are to set up a joint venture called Mowali to enable mobile money service interoperability across sub-Saharan Africa.
AfricaCom 2018 Day 3: Problems or Solutions? – That Is the Question
Wei Shi  
11/15/2018   Post a comment
The blockchain debate was fierce on Day 3 at AfricaCom, but more pressing is the need to find ways to connect the unconnected.
AfricaCom 2018 Day 2: From the Cloud to the Lunch Table, AI Covers It All
Wei Shi  
11/14/2018   Post a comment
Huawei brought its public cloud to sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on AI capabilities. But what realistic AI opportunities are there for Africa?
AfricaCom 2018 Day 1: The Roads, the Chase & a Monoblock Phone
Wei Shi  
11/13/2018   Post a comment
Africa's largest telecom trade show, the 21st iteration of AfricaCom, opened today in Cape Town. Connecting Africa is reporting the most eye-catching stories from the show.
MTN Edges Out Vodacom to Claim SA's Mobile Video Quality Crown
Wei Shi  
11/13/2018   Post a comment
Mobile video users in South Africa can enjoy a good experience, better than in some advanced European countries, despite constrained download speeds, according to a report by OpenSignal.
Innovation Key to Fan Engagement
Partner Perspectives  
11/12/2018   Post a comment
Technological advances bringing sport closer to African fans.
Success Factors for Digital Transformation
Partner Perspectives  
11/9/2018   Post a comment
A study at the University of Oldenburg has identified the success factors for digital transformation in midsize enterprises.
Africa's Digital Future Looks Bright: Ovum
Wei Shi  
11/8/2018   Post a comment
The newly published Africa Digital Outlook 2019 report identifies mobile broadband access, mobile money, digital services and 5G as the growth sectors.
Transforming Lives in Africa Through Free WiFi Hotspots
Gabriella Jeakins  
11/8/2018   Post a comment
With under a week to go until AfricaCom 2018, Connecting Africa speaks to Dudu Mkhwanazi, the CEO of Project Isizwe, a South African non-profit organization that advocates for free Internet access within walking distance in low-income communities.
Blockchain Technology Set to Transform African Financial Services
Gabriella Jeakins  
11/7/2018   Post a comment
With under a week to go until AfricaCom 2018, Connecting Africa speaks to some of the AfricaCom Ambassadors, a group of 30 leaders and innovators from across the continent who are driving Africa's digital transformation. First up: VALR.com's Farzam Ehsani.
Safaricom Reports Strong Growth in Fiscal First Half
Ray Le Maistre  
11/2/2018   Post a comment
Kenyan market leader continues to add customers and grow its revenues, earnings and network coverage but there are clouds on the horizon.
Innovation Without Information is Destined to Fail
Partner Perspectives  
11/1/2018   Post a comment
The implications of processing large amounts of data are enormous.
Learning from India's Smart Feature Phone Revolution
Partner Perspectives  
10/31/2018   Post a comment
Why the Reliance Jio model can provide a blueprint for broader mobile internet adoption in Africa.
AHUB Programme at AfricaCom Highlights Critical Role of Entrepreneurship
Gabriella Jeakins  
10/30/2018   Post a comment
The AHUB programme at AfricaCom is a hotbed of activity for tech startups looking to take their next important steps.
AWS Plans Further Cloud Investments in South Africa
Ray Le Maistre  
10/29/2018   Post a comment
Cloud services giant is set to boost its data center presence in South Africa in the coming few years.
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