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Hot startup of the month: Nigerian farmer financing platform Crop2Cash
Tom Jackson  
5/26/2020   1 comment
Crop2Cash is addressing financing gaps for Nigerian farmers by making formal financing a transparent process and helping responsible farmers get access to capital.
Vodacom plots fintech path with nano-loans
Paula Gilbert  
5/21/2020   Post a comment
Vodacom wants to extend successes with its nano-lending products in Kenya and Tanzania to its other markets.
MTN cuts spending plans as COVID-19 crisis bites
Paula Gilbert  
5/14/2020   Post a comment
MTN has revised down its capex plans for 2020, from about $1.5 billion to $1.1 billion, as the coronavirus pandemic spreads uncertainty throughout African markets.
Vodafone Egypt rakes in revenue ahead of sale
Paula Gilbert  
5/12/2020   Post a comment
Vodafone Egypt saw a major revenue spike in the past financial year, while its parent group goes ahead with a planned sale to Saudi Telecom.
African operations boost Vodacom revenue
Paula Gilbert  
5/11/2020   Post a comment
Vodacom's operations outside of SA continued to show strong growth over the past financial year, while the domestic market recovered in the second half.
MTN Ghana boasts double-digit Q1 growth
Paula Gilbert  
5/5/2020   Post a comment
MTN Ghana saw Q1 service revenue jump 20%, buoyed by double-digit growth in its voice, data and Mobile Money revenue.
M-Pesa still a cash cow for Safaricom, but COVID-19 impact looms
Paula Gilbert  
4/29/2020   Post a comment
Safaricom's M-Pesa continues to be a strong revenue driver for the operator, but it is anticipating a negative short-term impact from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Ericsson's 2020 African Growth Plans
Partner Perspectives  
4/22/2020   Post a comment
President of Ericsson Middle East and Africa, Fadi Pharaon, tells Connecting Africa about the group's strategy for growth on the African continent.
SA telcos pledge big in COVID-19 battle
Paula Gilbert  
4/16/2020   Post a comment
South Africa's mobile operators are making sizable pledges toward the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as spending on improving network capacity.
New Safaricom CEO takes the helm
Paula Gilbert  
4/1/2020   Post a comment
Peter Ndegwa officially took over as Safaricom CEO on April 1, 2020.
Sub-Saharan Africa adds 50M mobile money accounts in 2019
Paula Gilbert  
3/30/2020   Post a comment
Sub-Saharan Africa added 50 million new mobile money accounts in 2019, and global mobile money accounts surpassed 1 billion for the first time.
What African operators are doing to help during COVID-19 outbreak
Paula Gilbert  
3/18/2020   Post a comment
African operators are stepping up to help during the COVID-19 outbreak which is now affecting at least 30 African nations.
Nigeria, Ghana shine for MTN but SA struggles
Paula Gilbert  
3/11/2020   Post a comment
Strong performances in Nigeria and Ghana helped push up MTN's profitability in 2019 as the South African business struggled to grow.
Sub-Saharan Africa still struggling with mobile gender gap
Paula Gilbert  
3/5/2020   Post a comment
Sub-Saharan Africa remains the second-worst region in the world when it comes to the mobile gender gap, according to a new GSMA report.
Bank cards still beat mobile payments in Africa
Paula Gilbert  
2/28/2020   Post a comment
A new research report from Omdia and OpenWay has found that consumer demand for debit and credit cards still outweighs that for mobile money, according to African banks.
East Africa Com Interview: Anne Wangalachi on how tech is transforming agriculture
AfricaCom Perspectives  
2/25/2020   1 comment
Anne Wangalachi, an agribusiness specialist at the World Bank Group, spoke to Connecting Africa about technology can transform agriculture in East Africa.
MWC 2020 officially canceled
Paula Gilbert  
2/13/2020   Post a comment
The GSMA has pulled the plug on this year's Mobile World Congress due to the impact of reactions to the coronavirus outbreak.
Women in Tech Interview: Vodacom financial services chief Mariam Cassim
Paula Gilbert  
2/10/2020   Post a comment
Mariam Cassim spoke to Connecting Africa about how she turned Vodacom's financial services division into a profit maker in just three years, as well as the trials and tribulations of being a successful working mom.
Vodacom to launch 5G services in SA in 2020
Paula Gilbert  
2/4/2020   Post a comment
Vodacom says it expects to be able to launch 5G services in South Africa this year, with the help of a recent roaming agreement with Liquid Telecom.
Vodacom reports strong end to 2019
Paula Gilbert  
2/4/2020   Post a comment
Mobile operator giant's quarterly revenues grow 6.6% year-on-year in the final three months of 2019.
MTN Mobile Money returns to SA
Paula Gilbert  
1/31/2020   Post a comment
MTN has relaunched its Mobile Money offering in South Africa after previously pulling the service due to poor performance.
Airtel Africa Boasts Strong 9-Month Growth
Paula Gilbert  
1/28/2020   Post a comment
Airtel Africa gained 9.2 million new customers during the past year and its revenue increased by 9.9% for the nine months of its fiscal year to December 31, 2019.
New Telecoms Licensing Regime in Uganda
Paula Gilbert  
1/27/2020   1 comment
Ugandan telecoms operators only have until a January 30 to meet the Uganda Communications Commission's deadline for a new licensing regime in the country.
Tanzania Cracks Down on Unregistered SIMs
Paula Gilbert  
1/22/2020   Post a comment
Tanzania's telecoms regulator has blocked access for over 650,000 mobile users who did not register their SIM cards biometrically, according to local media.
Orange Preps IPO of Middle East & Africa Unit
Ray Le Maistre  
1/9/2020   Post a comment
French operator considers IPO of regional unit as it opens new Orange Middle East and Africa operational head office in Morocco.
Video: The Next Industries Facing Disruption
Paula Gilbert  
12/27/2019   Post a comment
Future Advisory CEO Herman Singh told AfricaCom TV which industries he believes will be the most disrupted by startup players.
Vodacom to Launch Savings & Investment Product
Paula Gilbert  
12/11/2019   Post a comment
Vodacom's financial services department is planning to expand into savings and investments and has a multi-purpose'super-app' in the works.
Africa Key to Orange 2025 Strategy
Paula Gilbert  
12/5/2019   Post a comment
French operator Orange has unveiled its new strategic plan, Engage2025, and Africa has an important place in it.
Free Data for All: SA Competition Watchdog
Paula Gilbert  
12/3/2019   1 comment
The Competition Commission is trying to enforce sweeping changes to South Africa's mobile data pricing, including free daily mobile data for all citizens.
Safaricom IoT Solution Is Keeping Kenya's Beers Cold
Paula Gilbert  
11/22/2019   Post a comment
Telecoms operator Safaricom is partnering with Kenya Breweries to connect and enhance its coolers using Internet of Things (IoT) technology.
More Smart Feature Phones Drop at AfricaCom
Paula Gilbert  
11/15/2019   Post a comment
Africell and Orange both launched new KaiOS-powered smart feature phones for markets like The Gambia, Sierra Leone and Botswana.
AfricaCom: MTN Commits to Rural Coverage Using OpenRAN Technology
Paula Gilbert  
11/13/2019   Post a comment
MTN is set to deploy 5,000 OpenRAN sites across its operations in Africa and the Middle East.
AfricaCom: MTN Wants Ayoba to Be a 'Super-App'
Paula Gilbert  
11/13/2019   Post a comment
MTN's messaging platform has reached over 1.2 million active users and CEO Rob Shuter's vision for Ayoba is to become a 'super-app.'
African Mobile Broadband Connections to Boom by 2024 – Ovum
Paula Gilbert  
11/11/2019   Post a comment
Ovum's Africa Digital Outlook 2020 report forecasts that there will be 1.08 billion mobile broadband connections in Africa by 2024.
Vodacom Half-Year Profit Jumps 19%
Paula Gilbert  
11/11/2019   Post a comment
Vodacom has seen strong half-year profits due to sustained growth in the international operations and an improved second-quarter performance in South Africa.
M-Pesa Continues to Buoy Safaricom
Iain Morris  
11/1/2019   Post a comment
The Kenyan operator reports growth in sales and profit thanks again to growth in revenues from its mobile money service.
MTN Group Grows, SA Struggles
Paula Gilbert  
10/31/2019   Post a comment
While the MTN Group added 3.5 million new subscribers in the third quarter the SA business lost another 300,000 users.
Africa & Middle East Push Up Orange Revenues
Paula Gilbert  
10/29/2019   Post a comment
Orange revenues in Africa and the Middle East rose 7.6% in the third quarter of 2019, boosting the group total.
Airtel Africa Gains 10M Customers
Paula Gilbert  
10/25/2019   Post a comment
Airtel Africa added almost 10 million new customers in the past year while its data customer base increased 17.7% year-on-year.
Vodacom Data Traffic Soars as Costs Drop
Paula Gilbert  
10/24/2019   Post a comment
Vodacom says the effective cost of data on its network has halved in the first six months of the financial year, while traffic has increased by 70%.
Voice Still Key for FNB Connect Users
Paula Gilbert  
10/18/2019   Post a comment
South African MVNO FNB Connect says voice calls still account for between 30% to 40% of its customers' typical spend.
Kenya Leads Africa in Mobile Financial Services Opportunities – Mazars
Paula Gilbert  
10/16/2019   Post a comment
The Mazars Mobile Payments Index ranks Kenya highest out of four African countries according to the mobile financial services opportunities in the country, while South Africa ranks lowest.
M-Pesa One of 10 Most Influential Projects of Last 50 Years, Says PMI
Paula Gilbert  
10/11/2019   Post a comment
The Kenyan mobile money service has been ranked the ninth most influential project in the world over the last five decades by the Project Management Institute.
Five Innovative Startups Looking to Transform Africa
AfricaCom Perspectives  
10/10/2019   1 comment
The shortlist of the startups in the running for AfricaCom's AHUB Pitch & Win competition.
AfricaCom Survey: 5G Investment Should Be Operators' Top Priority
AfricaCom Perspectives  
10/9/2019   Post a comment
AfricaCom's annual Insights Survey showed that 29% of respondents believe that 5G should be operators' biggest investment priority over the next 12 months.
AfricaCom Insights: Ecobank's Simon B. Rey on Africa's Digital-Adaptive Population
AfricaCom Perspectives  
10/2/2019   Post a comment
Simon B. Rey from Ecobank believes the world's digital-adaptive population lives in Africa -- and it's not just about the Millennials.
Safaricom Is Losing Market Share to Airtel
Paula Gilbert  
10/1/2019   Post a comment
Safaricom's slice of the Kenyan market is slowly declining and has dropped to levels last seen in 2012.
Safaricom Sets Out Objections to Airtel-Telkom Merger
Iain Morris  
9/4/2019   Post a comment
The Kenyan market leader wants to see debts repaid and spectrum rebalanced before the regulator approves a merger between its rivals.
Safaricom Contributed $5.8B to Kenya's Economy
Paula Gilbert  
8/23/2019   Post a comment
According to Safaricom's 2019 Sustainable Business Report, the value to Kenyan society created by Safaricom hit KES 601 billion – US$5.8 billion at current exchange rates – in the most recent full financial year.
Vodacom Mobile Tech Empowering SA Women Farmers
Paula Gilbert  
8/21/2019   Post a comment
A digital literacy program from the Vodacom Foundation, UN Women and South African Women in Farming is empowering female farmers through the use of mobile technology.
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