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Severe Damage & Vandalism Sees Dozens of MTN SA Basestations Shut Down
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8/16/2019   Post a comment
MTN South Africa says that 89 cell towers are currently on hold and 53 have been permanently shut due to theft and vandalism.
KaiOS' African Rollout Continues With Tecno Tie-up
Paula Gilbert  
8/15/2019   Post a comment
KaiOS Technologies and Tecno are rolling out a new smart feature phone across sub-Saharan Africa.
Vodacom & IoT.nxt Deal Moves Forward
Connecting Africa News  
8/14/2019   Post a comment
South Africa's Competition Commission has approved Vodacom's plans to to acquire a controlling stake in IoT.nxt, with conditions.
Who Will Lead Ericsson MEA?
Paula Gilbert  
8/13/2019   Post a comment
With two and a half weeks to go before the current head of Middle East and Africa steps down, there is still no news from Ericsson about a replacement.
MTN Is Launching a $20 Smartphone
Paula Gilbert  
8/12/2019   Post a comment
MTN plans to roll out an ultra low-cost smartphone across its operations in Africa by the end of 2019.
MTN Group Adds 7.7M Customers in H1
Paula Gilbert  
8/8/2019   Post a comment
Despite tough trading conditions, MTN added 7.7 million group subscribers and grew service revenues almost 10% in the first half of the financial year.
Mobile Money Takes Off in South Sudan
Paula Gilbert  
8/7/2019   Post a comment
South Sudan's digital inclusion aspirations are being boosted by the rollout of mobile money services in the country.
Jury's Out on 5G Efforts: Poll Result
Ray Le Maistre  
8/7/2019   Post a comment
We asked you if you thought it was too early to put time and effort into 5G in Africa — and the slight majority believe Africa needs to be involved in 5G right now.
Mauritius Is the Most Mature African Telecoms Market: BuddeComm
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8/6/2019   Post a comment
The 2019 Africa Telecoms Maturity Index by BuddeComm ranks Mauritius as Africa's most mature market followed by Algeria and South Africa.
MTN Ghana Sees Huge Earnings Jump
Paula Gilbert  
8/6/2019   Post a comment
MTN's Ghanaian operation grew its earnings for the six months to the end of June by more than 50%.
Safaricom Pumps Up Its FTTH Plans
Ray Le Maistre  
8/5/2019   Post a comment
Uptake for Safaricom's fiber broadband service has been impressive, but the company is still looking to attract new customers and has outlined a short-term discount to tempt new customers.
Ooredoo Appoints New CEO for Algeria
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8/5/2019   Post a comment
Nikolai Beckers has joined as CEO of Ooredoo Algeria as of August 3, 2019.
Mobile Operator Quartet Dominate African Market
Paula Gilbert  
8/2/2019   Post a comment
One in ten Africans is an Orange customer, says the French giant -- that makes it one of the top four mobile operators on the continent by subscriber numbers, with MTN, Airtel and Vodacom the other big hitters.
Connecting Africa's Editor on Key Market Trends
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8/2/2019   Post a comment
Connecting Africa editor Paula Gilbert discusses the key trends in Africa's ICT sector, including the fourth industrial revolution and digital inclusion.
Telkom is Killing its Copper Business
Paula Gilbert  
8/1/2019   Post a comment
As of today Telkom’s copper-based fixed line prepaid service platform has been decommissioned.
Releasing 5G mmWave Spectrum Could Give Sub-Saharan Africa $5.2B Boost: GSMA
Paula Gilbert  
7/31/2019   Post a comment
A new GSMA report suggests that releasing 5G millimeter-wave spectrum capacity could contribute $5.2 billion to Sub-Saharan Africa's GDP by 2034, but the space industry is getting in the way.
MTN Broadens Its Financial Services Reach in Nigeria
Paula Gilbert  
7/30/2019   Post a comment
MTN plans to expand its fintech business in Nigeria after one of its subsidiaries was granted a 'super-agent license' to provide financial services.
South Africa Finally Publishes Spectrum Policy Direction
Paula Gilbert  
7/29/2019   Post a comment
SA's long-awaited spectrum policy direction has been published and the government's wireless open access network (WOAN) is getting preferential treatment.
African Operators, Governments Show Faith in Huawei
Paula Gilbert  
7/26/2019   Post a comment
Analysts agree Huawei has had a very cordial working relationship with most African governments, which don't seem to be bowing to global pressure to blacklist the Chinese company.
Africa & Middle East the Key 'Growth Driver' for Orange
Ray Le Maistre  
7/25/2019   Post a comment
Major telco's second quarter growth driven by ongoing success across Africa and the Middle East.
Lower Out-Of-Bundle Revenue Hits Vodacom's South Africa Sales
Paula Gilbert  
7/25/2019   Post a comment
Lower out-of-bundle tariffs and new data regulations negatively impacted Vodacom's quarterly service revenue in South Africa but international growth helped group revenues increase.
4IR More of a Security Opportunity Than a Threat
Paula Gilbert  
7/24/2019   Post a comment
A new study from World Wide Worx found that fourth industrial revolution technologies offer more security opportunities than security risks, but many companies still don't perceive it that way.
MTN Targets Enterprises With SD-WAN, NB-IoT Push
Connecting Africa News  
7/23/2019   Post a comment
Operator is ramping up its enterprise service portfolio with the addition of SD-WAN and narrowband IoT capabilities.
Key Trends & Takeaways From West Africa Com 2019
Paula Gilbert  
7/22/2019   Post a comment
Satellite technology, fintech, mobile data prices and how to get better inclusion for women in tech were among the key topics discussed at the 2019 West Africa Com event in Senegal.
AWS Aims to Upskill Developers Ahead of Regional Cloud Launch
Paula Gilbert  
7/19/2019   Post a comment
As Amazon Web Services prepares to open its Cape Town infrastructure region in 2020, the group is looking to educate local developers.
Johannesburg, Nairobi Among Top 50 cities Supporting Women Entrepreneurs
Paula Gilbert  
7/19/2019   Post a comment
The two cities are Africa's only representatives in the Dell Technologies Women Entrepreneur Cities Index.
Former Vodafone Ghana CEO Joins MTN
Paula Gilbert  
7/18/2019   Post a comment
Yolanda Cuba is joining MTN as Group Chief Digital and Fintech Officer.
Safaricom Planning E-Commerce Expansion in 2020
Paula Gilbert  
7/17/2019   Post a comment
The Kenyan telecoms operator wants to expand its e-commerce proposition, Masoko, to other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa by next year.
EOH Admits to 'Serious Governance Failings & Wrongdoing'
Paula Gilbert  
7/16/2019   Post a comment
The South African IT services firm has confirmed that an investigation has found evidence of unsubstantiated payments, tender irregularities and other unethical business dealings that could add up to $87 million.
Angola Cables Joins Africa's Cloud Services Club
Connecting Africa News  
7/15/2019   Post a comment
Angola Cables has announced a new cloud service for the African market following strong demand from companies operating across the continent.
Cell C Opens Up About Financial Challenges
Paula Gilbert  
7/12/2019   Post a comment
Cell C interim CEO Douglas Craigie Stevenson has published an open letter speaking about the 'financial and other challenges' that the South African operator faces.
SA Minister Promises Swift Action on Spectrum & Digital Migration
Paula Gilbert  
7/11/2019   Post a comment
South African Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, has given herself short deadlines for big moves when it comes to spectrum and the extremely delayed digital migration process.
Spotify Lite Launches in Africa
Paula Gilbert  
7/10/2019   Post a comment
Music streaming service Spotify has launched a 'Lite' version for emerging markets which uses less storage, data and battery.
South Africa Leads the Continent in Mobile Download Speeds
Paula Gilbert  
7/9/2019   Post a comment
South Africa has the fastest mobile download speeds of ten African countries monitored by mobile analytics company Opensignal.
Ethiopia to Award New Telecoms Licenses in Early 2020
Paula Gilbert  
7/8/2019   Post a comment
Early next year Ethiopia plans to award two new telecoms licenses and sell a minority stake in state-owned Ethio Telecom.
Vodacom Shows Off 5G's Potential
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7/8/2019   Post a comment
At the Durban July horse racing event, Vodacom teamed up with LG Electronics and Nokia to demonstrate Africa's first 5G data session on a commercially ready 5G mobile phone and network.
Corporate SA Not Yet Sold on 4IR
Connecting Africa News  
7/5/2019   Post a comment
A new study by World Wide Worx has found that a number of key fourth industrial revolution (4IR) technologies have yet to be adopted with any enthusiasm by South African enterprises.
Mahanyele-Dabengwa to Lead Naspers South Africa
Paula Gilbert  
7/4/2019   Post a comment
Naspers has announced a new executive position, with Phuthi Mahanyele-Dabengwa to lead the company's activities in South Africa.
EOH Offloads CCS Stake for $31M
Paula Gilbert  
7/3/2019   Post a comment
The South African IT services company has sold a 70% stake in Construction Computer Software (CCS) to help reduce the group's debt.
South Sudan Gets Hooked Up to Liquid Telecom's Pan-African Backbone
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7/2/2019   Post a comment
Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom will implement and operate a transmission network that will connect South Sudan to the rest of Africa.
Michael Joseph Returns to Lead Safaricom
Paula Gilbert  
7/2/2019   Post a comment
Former Safaricom CEO Michael Joseph will be stepping back into the role in an interim capacity after the death of CEO Bob Collymore.
Bob Collymore Loses His Battle With Cancer
Paula Gilbert  
7/1/2019   Post a comment
The Safaricom CEO passed away on Monday morning at his home in Nairobi at the age of 61.
What Dell, Microsoft, VMware Partnership Means for Africa
Paula Gilbert  
6/28/2019   Post a comment
Execs believe the collaboration can help boost African economies and bring multi-cloud to the continent in a tangible way.
Airtel Africa Tanks on London Stock Exchange Debut
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6/28/2019   Post a comment
Even though the shares were priced at low end of range for London IPO, Airtel Africa's stock took an early haircut on its first day of trading.
S&P Downgrades Cell C Amid 'Liquidity Stress'
Paula Gilbert  
6/27/2019   Post a comment
S&P Global Ratings has downgraded South Africa's Cell C for the second time this year citing a realistic possibility of a default.
African Agriculture Has $2B Untapped Digital Services Market
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6/25/2019   Post a comment
A new report has found that the digitalization-for-agriculture market in Africa could be worth more than $2.26 billion, with over 90% sill untapped.
Women in Focus at East Africa Com
Paula Gilbert  
6/25/2019   Post a comment
The recent conference in Kenya included a focus on unleashing the economic potential of women in technology.
Orange in Talks to Enter Ethiopia
Iain Morris  
6/24/2019   1 comment
French telecom incumbent may expand its African footprint by acquiring a stake in Ethio Telecom or snapping up a new license, says company's CFO.
Vodacom Selling Enterprise Operations in 5 African Markets
Paula Gilbert  
6/21/2019   Post a comment
The South African mobile operator is offloading its enterprise businesses in Nigeria, Zambia, Angola, Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire.
Orange Keeps MEA Sales Growth Target at 5% as Focus Shifts
Iain Morris  
6/21/2019   Post a comment
French operator is pushing into new data, money and business opportunities as the mainstream voice business shows signs of exhaustion.
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Despite tough trading conditions, MTN added 7.7 million group subscribers and grew service revenues almost 10% in the first half of the financial year.
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