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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
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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Some good news for MTN Nigeria – the country's attorney general has withdrawn a US$2 billion tax demand that has been hanging over the telco for more than a year.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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
Hot Startup of the Month: SA's #Datafree Platform biNu
Connecting Africa News  
12/23/2019   Post a comment
South African company biNu has managed to reinvent itself and its #datafree platform is helping get African users online for free.
Women in Tech Interview: MTN Liberia CEO Uche Ofodile
Paula Gilbert  
12/20/2019   Post a comment
Uche Ofodile spoke to Connecting Africa about the role leaders should play in empowering more women in Africa, and much more.
MTN Relaunching Mobile Money in SA in 2020
Connecting Africa News  
12/19/2019   Post a comment
MTN has announced its Mobile Money service will go live in South Africa once again in January 2020.
The Most Expensive Data Prices in Africa
Paula Gilbert  
12/18/2019   Post a comment
According to stats from Research ICT Africa, eSwatini has the most expensive data prices in Africa and Egypt has the cheapest.
Implementing and Securing Digital Identities: An Imperative in a Dematerialized World
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12/18/2019   Post a comment
In this guest column, GVG's Raul Vahisalu argues that the issue of digital identity must be addressed if the digital revolution is to be a success.
Airtel-Telkom Merger Approved by Kenya's Competition Watchdog
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12/16/2019   Post a comment
The Competition Authority of Kenya (CAK) has given its blessing to the proposed merger of Kenyan mobile operators Airtel and Telkom.
Uganda Clears Project Loon for Takeoff
Connecting Africa News  
12/13/2019   Post a comment
Alphabet's balloon Internet project, Loon, has signed an airspace deal with Uganda that will help it provide connectivity to rural Kenya and beyond.
The Top Things Africans Googled in 2019
Paula Gilbert  
12/12/2019   Post a comment
Google's 2019 Year in Search has revealed the top searches in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa during the past year.
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.
Rolling Blackouts Hurting SA Operators & Customers
Paula Gilbert  
12/10/2019   Post a comment
Ongoing power blackouts across South Africa are putting pressure on the country's mobile networks and impacting services for users.
Safaricom Unveils Mobile Disease Surveillance System
Connecting Africa News  
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
Connecting Africa News  
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
Connecting Africa News  
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.
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