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Airtel, Telkom Abandon Kenya Merger: Reports
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6/13/2018   Post a comment
Moves to ultimately merge Safaricom's two main rivals in Kenya have been abandoned according to local reports.
Freshworks Targets Expansion in South Africa
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6/13/2018   Post a comment
Freshworks is seeking to expand its customer base in South Africa as the cloud services market grows.
Africa's Mobile Market Remains Flat in Q1: IDC
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6/12/2018   Post a comment
Africa's mobile market remained flat in the first quarter as smartphone shipments declined for the second successive quarter, according to analyst house IDC.
Drones For Good in Africa: Part 2
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6/12/2018   Post a comment
In the second part of this special Connecting Africa feature, we look at how drones are being used in farming and in the treatment of HIV in children.
Drones For Good in Africa: Part 1
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6/11/2018   Post a comment
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), aka drones, are a controversial subject across the world: Are they are potentially dangerous, or do they have real developmental value? Part 1 of a two-part feature special to Connecting Africa.
Africa Code Week Kicks Off in Madagascar
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6/8/2018   Post a comment
The fourth edition of Africa Code Week has begun in Madagascar with a goal to empower 600,000 Youth in 2018.
African Development Bank & Partners Launch Coding for Employment Program
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6/7/2018   Post a comment
The African Development Bank, together with its partners The Rockefeller Foundation, Microsoft and Facebook, launched the Coding for Employment Program at the African Innovation Summit in Kigali, Rwanda.
First Bank, WorldRemit Team on Digital Money Transfers to Nigeria
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6/6/2018   Post a comment
Partnership will allow WorldRemit customers in more than 50 countries to send money instantly to 14 million First Bank accounts directly from their phones.
Vodafone Brings IoT to the Fight Against Malnutrition
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6/6/2018   Post a comment
Mobile operator will help Sanku (Project Healthy Children) to reach 100 million people across Africa by installing Internet of Things (IoT) technology at small flour mills across the continent.
Intelsat Joins Smart Africa
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6/5/2018   Post a comment
Intelsat recently joined the Smart Africa initiative, a move it believes can 'help accelerate Africa's digital transformation.'
Huawei Helps Telecom Egypt Secure a $200M Loan to Fund 4G Rollout
Ray Le Maistre  
5/30/2018   Post a comment
Chinese vendor Huawei has facilitated a US$200 million loan deal from Chinese financial institutions to help fund Telecom Egypt's 4G network rollout, including core and transport network technology deployments.
MTN Ghana Launches IPO Process
Ray Le Maistre  
5/29/2018   Post a comment
Mobile operator begins process that values the company at more than US$2.1 billion.
Cell C Strikes Roaming Deal Across South Africa With MTN
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5/29/2018   1 comment
South Africa's Cell C has entered into a 'far-reaching roaming agreement' with MTN, which covers 3G and 4G.
KT Unveils Its African Ambitions
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5/29/2018   Post a comment
South Korean operator looks to build on its 4G involvement in Rwanda.
Telkom SA Reports Full Year Financials, Boasts Mobile Growth
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5/28/2018   Post a comment
Telkom SA has issued its financial report for the full financial year ended 31 March 2018, with mobile service revenue growth a highlight.
Vodacom Tanzania Celebrates 10 Years of M-Pesa
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5/28/2018   Post a comment
Vodacom Tanzania has had 8.2 million active M-Pesa users of the mobile money service since its launch in 2008.
Digital Finance Platform Lidya Raises $6.9M
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5/24/2018   Post a comment
Lidya banks one of the largest funding rounds in the tech sector in Nigeria.
Angola Cables Expands Its Global IP Network
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5/24/2018   Post a comment
Angola Cables has expanded its global IP network coverage with the addition of new peering locations.
South Korea President Looks to Bring Tech Smarts to Africa
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5/24/2018   Post a comment
The Chairman of the African Union and Rwandan President, Paul Kagame noted that holding the Annual Meetings in Busan presents a unique opportunity to enforce the growth cooperation between Africa and the Republic of Korea.
MTN Turns to Huawei Tech to Address Spectrum Crunch
Iain Morris  
5/23/2018   Post a comment
South African operator becomes the latest emerging-markets customer of Huawei's CloudAIR technology.
Camtel, SatADSL Team Up to Connect Cameroon
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5/21/2018   Post a comment
Partnership with Camtel will see VSAT operator SatADSL deliver broadband access services across Cameroon.
NAPAfrica Now One of World's Top 15 Internet Exchange Points
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5/17/2018   Post a comment
NAPAfrica is now ranked among the world's Top 15 IXPs (Internet Exchange Points).
Africa Let Down by Mobile Network Tech R&D: Orange Exec
Ray Le Maistre  
5/16/2018   Post a comment
Mobile network technology has been developed for developed nations, leaving a lack of affordable mobile coverage solutions for countries with different needs, including those in Africa, argues the director of Orange Labs Networks.
Digital Payments Specialist Cellulant Raises $47.5M
Ray Le Maistre  
5/15/2018   Post a comment
The digital payment specialist's C round of investment was led by The Rise Fund.
Vodacom Boosts Annual Revenues by 6.3%
Ray Le Maistre  
5/14/2018   Post a comment
Operator adds 7 million customers, mostly in South Africa, as it gears up for further network investments.
Orange International Carriers Boosts Connectivity between Asia, the Middle East and West Africa
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5/14/2018   Post a comment
Orange continues to boost its capacity to meet massive growth in data, IP and content demands between Asia and West Africa, via the Middle East.
Safaricom Deploys Revenue Assurance Tech from Amdocs
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5/10/2018   Post a comment
Safaricom has selected a revenue assurance solution from Amdocs as part of the holistic Operational Risk Management (ORM) portfolio.
Safaricom Reports Profit Rise as CEO Returns
Ray Le Maistre  
5/9/2018   Post a comment
Kenya's dominant operator reports better-than-expected full fiscal year numbers as its CEO makes an appearance after seven months of medical leave.
MTN Takes Its 5G Tests Outdoors
Ray Le Maistre  
5/9/2018   Post a comment
Latest 5G tests with Huawei take MTN out of the lab and into the field.
SatADSL, Global Telesat and RascomStar Team Up to Offer Services in Africa
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5/9/2018   Post a comment
Collaboration will see new C- and Ku-band VSAT services offered at competitive prices.
Telkom Kenya Strikes Deal with American Tower
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5/7/2018   Post a comment
American Tower is to expand its operations into Kenya for the first time with a deal to acquire up to 723 mobile towers from Telkom Kenya.
Globacom to Boost Nigeria's Data Capacity
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5/7/2018   Post a comment
Nigerian operator Globacom is to build a new submarine connection to boost telecoms services in Nigeria.
Uganda Teams with Intelsat, ITSO and MTN to Accelerate 3G Rollout in Rural Areas
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5/4/2018   Post a comment
Network infrastructure from Gilat will connect the communities of Bufundi in Rubanda and Kibuku in Ntoroko.
Nigeria, Ghana Fuel MTN's Q1 Growth Ahead of IPOs
Ray Le Maistre  
5/3/2018   Post a comment
Mobile giant MTN reported good first quarter growth in Ghana and Nigeria, where IPOs are planned in the near future.
HeroTel Turns to Cambium for Improved Wireless Broadband
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5/3/2018   Post a comment
South African wireless ISP is deploying wireless broadband access and backhaul tech from Cambium Networks to boost network performance.
Airtel Kenya Joins the 4G Club
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5/3/2018   Post a comment
Airtel is playing catch-up with Safaricom, which already has a well-established service, and Telkom.
Orange's AME Recovery Continues in Q1
Ray Le Maistre  
4/27/2018   Post a comment
Revenue and customer numbers continue to climb as Orange invests in 4G.
Africa's Talking Raises $8.6M From IFC & Others
Ray Le Maistre  
4/27/2018   Post a comment
Distributor of mobile communication and payment APIs to developers raises significant funding from the World Bank's International Finance Corporation (IFC), Orange Digital Ventures and Social Capital.
Orange, Vivendi Team With CanalOlympia to Boost Cinema in Africa
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4/27/2018   Post a comment
Orange and Vivendi sign a partnership deal with the CanalOlympia network to make the big screen more accessible to all in Africa.
Ex-Vivendi Chairman Held By French Police Investigating Bribery Allegations
Iain Morris  
4/25/2018   1 comment
Vincent Bolloré is detained by police in France over allegations that one of his companies bribed African officials.
Africa the Bright Spot for Bharti Airtel
Ray Le Maistre  
4/25/2018   1 comment
While Indian operator faces major challenges in its domestic market, its operations in Africa continued to grow and thrive during the first three months of this year, underpinned by investments in mobile broadband.
Orange Social Venture Prize: Only 5 Weeks Left to Enter
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4/25/2018   Post a comment
The deadline for entries to the Orange Social Venture Prize in Africa and the Middle East is May 31.
Ecobank Launches Fintech Challenge Competition for African Startups
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4/23/2018   1 comment
Top 10 finalists to be selected as Ecobank Fintech Fellows.
Is Safaricom's Dominance in Kenya Under Threat?
Ray Le Maistre  
4/19/2018   Post a comment
There's talk of a complex merger in Kenya between Safaricom's two main rivals but warning bells should sound for the regulator.
Africa Data Centres Expands Nairobi Facility
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4/19/2018   Post a comment
Additional rack space now available at East Africa Data Centre to host more business-critical data in Africa.
Vodacom Preps Azure Cloud Services Launch
Ray Le Maistre  
4/18/2018   Post a comment
South African operator has teamed up with Microsoft to offer the tech giant's Azure cloud services starting in June.
MFS Africa Raises $4.5M Series B Round
Ray Le Maistre  
4/18/2018   Post a comment
Fintech startup is the first African fintech company to attract investment from a Chinese venture capital firm.
From 5G to 2G: What Is Relevant Depends on Where You Are
Bradley Shaw  
4/17/2018   Post a comment
Topics such as expanding infrastructure sharing to the radio access network (RAN) and opening up the market to open source-based network infrastructure are far more relevant to Africa than 5G, argues Bradley Shaw.
Four African Operators Gain GSMA Mobile Money Certification
Ray Le Maistre  
4/13/2018   Post a comment
GSMA launches global mobile money certification scheme and four of the first five operators to be certified are from Africa.
Tigo Tanzania Achieves GSMA Global Mobile Money Certification
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4/13/2018   Post a comment
Tigo Tanzania's mobile financial services business, Tigo Pesa, becomes one of the first to receive Mobile Money Certification under the new scheme from the GSMA.
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Chinese vendor Huawei has facilitated a US$200 million loan deal from Chinese financial institutions to help fund Telecom Egypt's 4G network rollout, including core and transport network technology deployments.
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South African operator becomes the latest emerging-markets customer of Huawei's CloudAIR technology.
Mobile network technology has been developed for developed nations, leaving a lack of affordable mobile coverage solutions for countries with different needs, including those in Africa, argues the director of Orange Labs Networks.
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