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Hot startup of the month: IoT-enabled refrigeration company Gricd
Connecting Africa News  
2/24/2020   Post a comment
Nigerian startup Gricd builds solar-powered, IoT-enabled mobile refrigeration boxes to transport and store food and medication.
Kenya's Safaricom looks to Huawei for 5G
Connecting Africa News  
2/21/2020   Post a comment
Safaricom is considering using Huawei equipment for its 5G network rollout.
Lycamobile partners with Tunisian postal service
Connecting Africa News  
2/21/2020   Post a comment
MVNO Lycamobile has announced a strategic partnership with Tunisia's state-owned postal and banking service operator, La Poste.
Vodacom facing trouble in Lesotho
Paula Gilbert  
2/20/2020   Post a comment
The Lesotho Communications Authority is not happy with Vodacom and has fined it $549,000 – and is threatening to revoke its license.
East Africa Com Interview: GlobalX's Sylvia Mukasa on women in tech
AfricaCom Perspectives  
2/19/2020   Post a comment
GlobalX Investments CEO, Sylvia Mukasa, talks to Connecting Africa about the skills gap in east Africa and what can be done to help women in the region succeed in the tech industry.
Etisalat tests open RAN in Africa through Parallel Wireless
Paula Gilbert  
2/19/2020   Post a comment
Telecoms giant Etisalat is set to trial open RAN solutions across its markets in Africa using technology from Parallel Wireless.
Internet Solutions taps Liquid Telecom for 5G capacity
Connecting Africa News  
2/18/2020   Post a comment
Liquid Telecom will provide Internet Solutions with wholesale 5G connectivity in South Africa.
Malawi investors snap up Airtel stock
Connecting Africa News  
2/17/2020   Post a comment
Airtel Malawi will list 20% of its shares on local stock exchange following an oversubscribed offer.
Africa remains growth driver for Orange
Paula Gilbert  
2/13/2020   Post a comment
Orange CEO Stéphane Richard says that once again in 2019, the Africa & Middle East region was a main growth driver for the Group.
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.
MTN expects big earnings jump
Paula Gilbert  
2/12/2020   Post a comment
MTN expects its headline earnings per share for the 2019 financial year to be as much as 50% higher than the year before.
Connecting Africa joins MWC exodus
Paula Gilbert  
2/12/2020   Post a comment
Connecting Africa believes it will be easier and more efficient to report on the industry's developments without traveling to Barcelona.
How the digital healthcare revolution will be realized
AfricaCom Perspectives  
2/12/2020   Post a comment
Frank Hester, founder and CEO of healthcare technology company TPP, believes the healthcare industry is not embracing technology as it should, but that the digital revolution is coming.
Vodacom to take over Vodafone Ghana
Paula Gilbert  
2/11/2020   Post a comment
The management of Vodafone Ghana will soon transfer from Vodafone Europe to South African subsidiary, Vodacom.
Ethiopian EdTech startup Gebeya scores $2M investment
Connecting Africa News  
2/10/2020   Post a comment
Ethiopia's Gebeya has raised $2 million from Orange Digital Ventures, Partech and Consonance Investment Managers.
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.
Airtel & Telkom Kenya appeal merger conditions – report
Connecting Africa News  
2/6/2020   Post a comment
Airtel and Telkom Kenya are reportedly appealing the merger conditions set by the Competition Authority of Kenya last year.
World Bank pushes for telecoms investment in Africa
Connecting Africa News  
2/5/2020   Post a comment
The World Bank is lobbying to get more investment for Africa's telecoms industry through the next phase of its African Regulatory Watch Initiative.
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.
SA operators given more time to cut data prices
Paula Gilbert  
2/3/2020   Post a comment
South Africa's Competition Commission has given mobile operators a one-month extension on a demand to drop data prices.
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.
MTN promises $1.6B Nigeria investment, legal woes over
Paula Gilbert  
1/30/2020   Post a comment
MTN has committed to invest $1.6 billion in Nigeria over the next three years, while its $2 billion tax-related court battle has been resolved.
Repairs Underway to Fix SA's Slow Internet
Connecting Africa News  
1/30/2020   Post a comment
Repairs have begun to fix a dual cable failure which has left South Africa and other parts of Africa with slow Internet.
Saudi Telecom to Buy Vodafone Egypt for $2.4B
Iain Morris  
1/29/2020   Post a comment
Saudi incumbent could land one of the region's fastest-growing operators as it looks to keep expanding its international presence.
Ericsson Predicts 5G Take-Up for MEA in 2020
Paula Gilbert  
1/29/2020   Post a comment
After a successful 2019 when it comes to 5G deals, Ericsson is predicting more 5G growth for the Middle East and Africa in 2020.
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.
Samsung Is Ready for 5G in SA
Paula Gilbert  
1/24/2020   Post a comment
Samsung says it will bring 5G handsets and other 5G devices to South Africa as soon as regulation allows.
African Fintech Startups Rake in $107M in 2019
Connecting Africa News  
1/23/2020   1 comment
Africa's fintech sector was the most popular among investors in 2019 according to Disrupt Africa's new Tech Startups Funding Report.
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.
Hot Startup of the Month: Nigerian Fintech Innovator OneFi
Connecting Africa News  
1/21/2020   1 comment
Nigerian fintech startup OneFi is on its way to becoming a fully digital bank.
MTN & ZTE Trial 5G in Uganda
Connecting Africa News  
1/21/2020   Post a comment
MTN Uganda and ZTE have jointly tested East Africa's first 5G network.
Angola Cables Trials Cutting Edge Tech on Direct Subsea Link to US
Ray Le Maistre  
1/20/2020   Post a comment
Using state-of-the-art optical technology, Angola Cables has forged a high-capacity subsea data connection between Africa and the US, via Brazil.
New Lead for Google SA
Connecting Africa News  
1/20/2020   Post a comment
Former advertising exec Alistair Mokoena is taking over as country director for Google South Africa.
SA Hit by Slow Internet After Dual Cable Failure
Connecting Africa News  
1/17/2020   Post a comment
South Africa has been experiencing slow Internet speeds after two major undersea cables were hit by separate failures.
MTN Appoints New South Sudan CEO, Cameroon CEO Resigns
Paula Gilbert  
1/17/2020   Post a comment
MTN has appointed industry veteran Gordian Kyomukama as CEO in South Sudan but says Cameroon CEO Hendrik Kasteel has handed in his notice.
Telkom Planning Major Job Cuts
Paula Gilbert  
1/16/2020   Post a comment
South Africa's Telkom could cut up to 3,000 jobs across a number of business units.
Nigeria's Mobile Market Hits 182.4M Subs
Connecting Africa News  
1/16/2020   Post a comment
Market grows by 13.7 million subscribers in the 12 months to the end of November 2019.
Is Vodacom Making a Play for Cell C Customers?
Paula Gilbert  
1/15/2020   Post a comment
Vodacom is rumored to be looking to take over some of struggling rival Cell C's contract customers, according to a Bloomberg report.
Internet Shutdowns Cost Africa $2B in 2019 – Report
Paula Gilbert  
1/14/2020   Post a comment
Major Internet blackouts in 2019 cost African economies a combined $2.36 billion, according to a report from Top10VPN.com.
Nigeria's Attorney General Gives Up on $2B MTN Tax Battle
Paula Gilbert  
1/13/2020   Post a comment
Some good news for MTN Nigeria – the country's attorney general has withdrawn a US$2 billion tax demand that has been hanging over the telco for more than a year.
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.
Tanzania Adds 1 Million Mobile Subs in Q3
Connecting Africa News  
1/9/2020   Post a comment
There were 44.8 million mobile subscribers in Tanzania at the end of September 2019 and 23.7 million mobile money subscriptions, but the number of mobile money transactions declined during the quarter.
Unitel's Zambia Plans in Disarray
Connecting Africa News  
1/7/2020   Post a comment
Unitel had planned to launch services in Zambia more than a year ago – now it appears to be in danger of losing its license.
Africa's Pay-TV Subs Market to Grow 54% by 2025 – Report
Connecting Africa News  
1/6/2020   Post a comment
Nigeria will be the continent's largest pay TV market growth in the coming years, according to a forecast from Digital TV Research.
American Tower Buys Eaton, Acquires JV Stakes From MTN
Connecting Africa News  
1/3/2020   Post a comment
Passive mobile infrastructure specialist strengthens its hand in Africa with closure of Eaton Towers acquisition and a deal to acquire MTN's stakes in two joint ventures.
Video: Why SA Is Uniquely Positioned to Benefit From 4IR
Paula Gilbert  
12/30/2019   Post a comment
Unathi Mtya, chief technology officer at Grindrod Bank, explains why South Africa is positioned to take advantage of the fourth industrial revolution.
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.
RSAWEB's Rudy van Staden says connectivity is lighting the fuse of an IoT boom
AfricaCom Perspectives  
12/24/2019   Post a comment
RSAWEB CEO Rudy van Staden believes that IoT has moved far beyond the fad some originally thought it to be.
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