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Safaricom Unveils Mobile Disease Surveillance System
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12/9/2019   Post a comment
The Kenyan telecoms operator has partnered with Korea Telecom on a project to help epidemic preparedness and control for infectious diseases such as Ebola and Yellow Fever.
CompCom Data War Could Backfire on Smaller Players
Paula Gilbert  
12/6/2019   Post a comment
Analysts say that forcing Vodacom and MTN to drop prices could actually make it harder for Cell C and Telkom to retain customers.
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.
MTN & Vodacom Hit Back at Data Pricing Report
Paula Gilbert  
12/4/2019   Post a comment
MTN and Vodacom continue to blame high data prices on a lack of spectrum.
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.
SA Competition Commission Forcing MTN & Vodacom to Cut Data Prices
Paula Gilbert  
12/2/2019   Post a comment
South Africa's Competition Commission says MTN and Vodacom must reduce mobile data prices immediately or face prosecution.
MTN Launches Mobile Remittance App
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12/2/2019   Post a comment
MTN's new mobile remittance application, Homeland, aims to facilitate money and airtime transfers from Europe to Africa.
The Best of the AI Summit at AfricaCom 2019: Videos
Paula Gilbert  
11/29/2019   Post a comment
Five of the most interesting videos concerning artificial intelligence from the recent AI Summit Cape Town at AfricaCom 2019.
Cell C Sends Telkom Packing
Paula Gilbert  
11/29/2019   Post a comment
South African operator Cell C has rejected Telkom's takeover offer.
Hot Startup of the Month: Egyptian AI Company Synapse Analytics
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11/28/2019   Post a comment
Egyptian company Synapse Analytics is focusing on AI in the retail sector and has already witnessed strong growth since its launch in 2018.
Vodacom Loses Second Exec in a Week
Paula Gilbert  
11/28/2019   Post a comment
South African operator Vodacom is experiencing an executive exodus with both its group CFO and CTO resigning this week.
West & Central Africa Get on 5G Train
Paula Gilbert  
11/27/2019   Post a comment
Nigeria and Gabon have both begun trialing 5G technology.
Ericsson, 5G & Africa: The AfricaCom Interview
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11/26/2019   Post a comment
At the recent AfricaCom event in Cape Town we spoke to Chafic Traboulsi, head of networks for Ericsson, Middle East and Africa, about the challenges and opportunities associated with the rollout of 5G across the African continent.
4G to Dominate MEA in 2025
Paula Gilbert  
11/26/2019   Post a comment
By 2025 LTE (4G) will be the dominant mobile access technology in the Middle East and Africa (MEA).
Vodacom CTO Resigns
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11/26/2019   Post a comment
Andries Delport is leaving Vodacom after 23 years.
Africa Lags in Ericsson's 5G Forecasts
Paula Gilbert  
11/25/2019   Post a comment
Ericsson expects 5G to account for 2.6 billion subscriptions by 2025, but only about 30 million of those will be in Sub-Saharan Africa.
SA Companies Back Away From Public Cloud
Paula Gilbert  
11/25/2019   Post a comment
South African companies have outranked the global and EMEA averages in moving applications out of the public cloud and back onto premises-based infrastructure, according to a new study.
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.
Telkom Is Gaining Mobile Subs but Suffering ARPU Erosion
Paula Gilbert  
11/21/2019   Post a comment
South African mobile operator Telkom may be gaining mobile customers by the truckload, but it is generating less money from each of them than a year ago.
SA Regulator Pours Cold Water on MTN & Cell C Roaming Deal
Paula Gilbert  
11/20/2019   Post a comment
The Independent Communications Authority of SA wants MTN and Cell C to clarify details of their recently announced national roaming agreement.
Vodacom Is 5G-Ready but Still Focusing on 4G
Paula Gilbert  
11/19/2019   Post a comment
Vodacom is focusing heavily on continuing 4G rollout across its five operations in Africa while preparing for the launch of 5G in South Africa.
Telkom Confirms Cell C Courtship
Paula Gilbert  
11/18/2019   Post a comment
SA's Telkom has finally confirmed it is in discussions with Cell C regarding a potential acquisition.
AfricaCom 2019: Key Takeaways From the Week
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11/18/2019   Post a comment
Connecting Africa Editor Paula Gilbert and Telecoms.com Deputy Editor Jamie Davies provide insights into the final day of AfricaCom 2019 and a summary of the conference in general, including how Africa is embracing the 'Fourth Industrial Revolution' and the rise of smart feature phones in Africa.
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: Liquid Telecom Connects East to West Africa via DRC
Paula Gilbert  
11/14/2019   Post a comment
The pan-African telecoms group has announced a direct land-based fiber link connecting East to West Africa through the Democratic Republic of Congo.
AfricaCom 2019 Day 2: Key Takeaways
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11/14/2019   Post a comment
Connecting Africa Editor Paula Gilbert chats about key topics from day two at AfricaCom 2019, including 4G vs. 5G, Liquid Telecom's new fiber link between East and West Africa, and the rise of the super-app.
AfricaCom 2019 Day 1: Key Takeaways
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11/13/2019   Post a comment
Connecting Africa Editor Paula Gilbert and Telecoms.com Deputy Editor Jamie Davies provide their insights into topics such as spectrum availability and digital inclusion from the first day of AfricaCom 2019.
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.'
Is Telkom About to Snap Up Cell C?
Ray Le Maistre  
11/12/2019   Post a comment
South African operator warns shareholders of potential acquisition as it announces a dip in profits for the first half of its fiscal year.
AfricaCom Interview: Irdeto's Jim Phillipoff on Smart Home Security
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11/11/2019   Post a comment
Ahead of AfricaCom 2019, Irdeto's Jim Phillipoff discusses the security threats facing smart home devices and where the responsibility for securing IoT devices lies.
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.
SA's Cape Flats Get Free WiFi Through Google
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11/8/2019   Post a comment
Google Station has launched in South Africa to provide free WiFi to underserved areas like Khayelitsha and Gugulethu.
SA Spectrum Licensing: What You Need to Know
Paula Gilbert  
11/7/2019   Post a comment
South Africa's spectrum licensing process looks like it will finally move forward, with plans for both 4G and 5G spectrum licensing set out by the communications authority.
How Transnet Puts IoT to Work
Ray Le Maistre  
11/6/2019   Post a comment
Major South African freight logistics company Transnet has been improving efficiency and maximizing resource potential using Internet of Things (IoT) technology.
Tanzania Joins Smart Feature Phone Revolution
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11/6/2019   Post a comment
Vodacom has launched Tanzania's first smart feature phone powered by KaiOS.
Hot Startup of the Month: SA Data-Only Network Rain
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11/4/2019   Post a comment
The cost of mobile data in South Africa remains high and data-only network Rain plans to solve the problem, by ignoring voice and SMS.
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.
Blue Label Gets Real About Cell C
Paula Gilbert  
11/1/2019   Post a comment
The board and management of Blue Label Telecoms are 'extremely disappointed in the performance of Cell C.'
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.
Liquid Telecom SA's Massive Network Upgrade
Paula Gilbert  
10/30/2019   Post a comment
Liquid Telecom SA has announced a network refresh and advanced core network enhancements to offer better bandwidth capacity to customers.
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.
Orange Opens Digital Center in Senegal
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10/28/2019   Post a comment
French operator Orange has opened its second Digital Center in Africa and the Middle East with plans for three more by the end of this year.
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.
Safaricom Announces New CEO After Collymore's Passing
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10/24/2019   Post a comment
Peter Ndegwa will take over as Safaricom CEO in April 2020, filling the role left by the late Bob Collymore.
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%.
Vodacom Launches 4G Smart Feature Phone
Paula Gilbert  
10/23/2019   Post a comment
As smart feature phones become more popular across Africa, Vodacom has unveiled its new Vibe 4G phone.
Broadband for All Africans Will Cost $100B – World Bank
Paula Gilbert  
10/23/2019   Post a comment
The World Bank believes that achieving broadband access for everyone living in Africa by 2030 will come with a US$100 billion price tag.
Connecting Africa Country Profile: Nigeria
Paula Gilbert  
10/22/2019   Post a comment
This country guide offers a snapshot of the mobile market in Nigeria and takes a look at the key network operators active in the West African nation.
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