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MTN Vows to Connect the Unconnected With Facebook-Inspired TIP Tech
Wei Shi  
10/18/2018   Post a comment
By banking on initiatives from the Facebook-backed Telcom Infra Project (TIP) to disaggregate cellular networks, MTN and other operators are recruiting startup vendors to help deliver data connections to the under-served.
Liquid Telecom Completes Zambia M&A Move
Connecting Africa News  
10/17/2018   Post a comment
Liquid Telecom completes acquisition of Liquid Telecom CEC in Zambia.
Uganda Telecom Finally Found a Buyer
Wei Shi  
10/16/2018   Post a comment
The Nigerian company Teleology has acquired a majority share in struggling UTL for US$71 million.
MTN Goes to Court Over $10B Demands in Nigeria
Ray Le Maistre  
10/11/2018   Post a comment
Frustrated with at times contradictory financial demands from the Nigerian authorities that run to US$10.1 billion, MTN has taken the issues to court.
Angola Cables: Connecting the Americas
Connecting Africa News  
10/10/2018   Post a comment
Direct connectivity to the Americas opens up new business opportunities for Angola, says Angola Cables CEO António Nunes.
GSMA Backs W20 Call to Action on Women's Digital Inclusion
Connecting Africa News  
10/10/2018   Post a comment
GSMA's call to address gender gap in Internet access and use included in W20 Final Communiqué; B20 also highlighted equality as crucial for digital economy.
AI: Human Capacity Reimagined
Gabriella Jeakins  
10/8/2018   Post a comment
AI is already having an impact in Africa, which is why the AI Summit is coming to AfricaCom in Cape Town this November.
GSMA Launches Innovation Fund For Rural Connectivity
Connecting Africa News  
10/8/2018   Post a comment
GSMA calls for applications to develop solutions to improve rural connectivity in Ghana and Uganda.
SAEx Preps East-West Subsea Cable With Alcatel Submarine Networks
Ray Le Maistre  
10/4/2018   Post a comment
The South Atlantic Express (SAEx) project, which aims to connect the Americas and Asia via South Africa, has reached the study, survey and permission phase, with Alcatel Submarine Networks looking into the details.
Sea Change for Africa With Liquid's Fiber Link?
Iain Morris  
10/1/2018   Post a comment
A new fiber connection between Cape Town and Cairo could halve latency and bring new connectivity services into African markets.
Africa the 'Silicon Valley of Banking' — TagPay
Connecting Africa News  
9/29/2018   Post a comment
The bank of the future is being invented in Africa, and it is more agile and close to its customers, according to the founders of TagPay.
Fiber Broadband Market in Africa & Middle East to Boom: Report
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9/29/2018   Post a comment
The Africa and Middle East region is set to have the fastest growing fiber broadband segment globally to 2023, according to research house GlobalData.
South Atlantic Cable System Is Completed
Connecting Africa News  
9/28/2018   Post a comment
Angola Cables and OSI announce that installation of the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS), the first direct link between Africa and South America, has been completed.
CMC Networks Uses Kontron Tech to Support SDN, NFV Rollout
Connecting Africa News  
9/28/2018   Post a comment
Kontron is CMC's preferred commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware infrastructure supplier to support its SDN and NFV deployment plans.
Orange Money Is 10 Years Old
Connecting Africa News  
9/27/2018   1 comment
Orange Money celebrates a decade of financial innovation in Africa and confirms its position as a major mobile money player.
Spectrum Hope for SA's Mobile Operators
Wei Shi  
9/27/2018   Post a comment
Following a legal settlement, South Africa's planned spectrum auction will be called off while the minister withdraws legal action against the regulator, but a new agreement is in the works.
Senegal's Fintech Startup Sudpay Is Playing the Taxman
Wei Shi  
9/25/2018   1 comment
Sudpay will help the local tax authorities track and collect taxes to finance local public services, in exchange for a commission.
Liquid Telecom, Zindi to Boost Africa's Data Science Ecosystem
Connecting Africa News  
9/24/2018   Post a comment
Liquid Telecom has teamed up with Zindi to support the rollout of its new data science competition platform across Africa.
Kenya's President Ups Internet, Voice Calls Tax
Wei Shi  
9/20/2018   Post a comment
To compensate his reduction of tax on petroleum products, Uhuru Kenyatta is bumping up tax on phone calls and internet use.
WTL Hails VoIP's Impact in Nigeria
Connecting Africa News  
9/20/2018   Post a comment
Capacity up and congestion down as VoIP networks take 10 billion minutes off cellular networks, according to World Telecom Labs.
Africa's Entertainment & Media Industry Enters New Wave of Convergence
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9/19/2018   Post a comment
By 2022, total entertainment and media (E&M) revenues in South Africa is expected to reach R177.2 billion, up from R129.2 billion in 2017.
Bharti Airtel's Africa IPO Plan Gathers Pace
Wei Shi  
9/18/2018   Post a comment
Major Indian telco is believed to have appointed banks to coordinate the IPO of its African business.
MainOne, Orange to Invest in West Africa Cable Landing Stations
Connecting Africa News  
9/17/2018   Post a comment
The move will improve connectivity and offer a broader range of services for both Orange Côte d’Ivoire & Senegal's Sonatel.
Mozambique Refarming TV White Spaces to Provide Internet Connectivity
Wei Shi  
9/17/2018   Post a comment
Using WiMax to connect sparse populations in rural areas could be an efficient route to providing Internet access for other markets too.
Abra Adds Monero to Its Fintech Platform
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9/17/2018   Post a comment
Abra and Monero aim to help emerging economies drive a revolution in global financial inclusion.
Executive Interview: Tony Onuk, Co-Founder and CEO, The RootHub
Connecting Africa News  
9/13/2018   1 comment
Ahead of his appearance at Nigeria Com, Tony Onuk, Co-Founder and CEO of startup incubator and accelerator The RootHub, discusses the challenges and opportunities in the Nigerian startup scene.
Executive Interview: Olusola Teniola, President of ATCON
Connecting Africa News  
9/12/2018   Post a comment
Ahead of his appearance at Nigeria Com, Olusola Teniola, President of ATCON (Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria), discusses network sharing, digital transformation and more.
Huawei Marine Completes SAIL Subsea Network Build
Wei Shi  
9/11/2018   Post a comment
The new undersea South Atlantic Inter Link (SAIL) fiber connection, built by Huawei Marine, is the first of its kind to directly connect Africa and Latin America across the south Atlantic.
Comsol & Samsung Turn On 5G Pilot in South Africa
Wei Shi  
9/11/2018   Post a comment
The pilot network delivered a download speed of 1.7 Gbit/s.
Fintech Startup Yoco Turns Smartphones Into POS Terminals
Wei Shi  
9/10/2018   Post a comment
The South African fintech startup's solution enables 20,000 merchants to receive card payments.
MTN at Loggerheads With Nigerian Authorities – Again
Connecting Africa News  
9/7/2018   Post a comment
Already in a battle over a US$8.1 billion bank demand, MTN now faces a $2 billion tax bill from the Nigerian authorities.
Orange Digital Ventures Invests Again in Yoco
Connecting Africa News  
9/7/2018   Post a comment
Orange Digital Ventures has invested for the second time in Yoco, a leader in payment terminals and added-value payment services in South Africa.
A New Approach To Roaming
Godslove Adagbonyin  
9/6/2018   Post a comment
Godslove Adagbonyin argues that Africa's mobile operators need to get creative in order to offer their customers an attractive roaming deal.
Vodacom Pumps R270M Into Limpopo Province Mobile Networks
Connecting Africa News  
9/6/2018   Post a comment
Vodacom has invested R270 million in its Limpopo province 3G and 4G networks during the past two years.
Executive Interview: Smile Communications Nigeria MD, Godfrey Efeurhobo
Connecting Africa News  
9/5/2018   Post a comment
Ahead of Nigeria Com 2018, Connecting Africa talks to Smile Communications Nigeria MD Godfrey Efeurhobo about opportunities, challenges and OTT competition.
Ugandan Fintech Startup Targets Payments Broker Role
Wei Shi  
9/4/2018   Post a comment
While retail is moving more and more cashless, Uganda's OlyCash is helping the 'unbanked.'
Can African Tech Leapfrog Global Competitors?
Connecting Africa News  
9/3/2018   Post a comment
The AfricaCom Digital Week, a virtual event taking place September 10-14, will explore five of the key technology areas that have the potential to come together to create Africa 4.0.
Botswana President Lauds Huawei Innovation
Connecting Africa News  
9/1/2018   Post a comment
Botswana President says he looks forward to more Huawei innovations to speed up National Digital Transformation in Botswana.
MTN Ghana Boasts IPO Success
Ray Le Maistre  
8/31/2018   Post a comment
But MTN didn't raise as much as hoped.
MTN Hits Back at Repatriation Funds Claims
Ray Le Maistre  
8/31/2018   Post a comment
MTN says it has done nothing wrong as the Central Bank of Nigeria demands that US$8.1 billion be 'refunded.'
Communications Authority of Kenya Tackles QoS Measurement
Connecting Africa News  
8/31/2018   Post a comment
The Communications Authority of Kenya has unveiled a new framework for the assessment of mobile quality of service.
Will Vodacom Strike Roaming Deal With Telkom?
Ray Le Maistre  
8/29/2018   Post a comment
With Cell C now roaming buddies with MTN, will Vodacom strike a deal with Telkom?
Vodacom Boasts Africa's First 5G Service
Ray Le Maistre  
8/28/2018   Post a comment
Don't get too excited… the operator has connected just two customers in Lesotho.
Cash for Data: Fintech Startup Playing a Long Game
Wei Shi  
8/27/2018   Post a comment
Nigeria's Thank U Cash has a different approach for its loyalty program.
Ethio Telecom Deploys Argela's OSS, BSS
Connecting Africa News  
8/27/2018   Post a comment
Ethio Telecom has selected Argela's Network Performance Monitoring and Customer Experience Management systems.
Telkom Slams ICASA's Termination Rate Ruling
Connecting Africa News  
8/27/2018   Post a comment
Telkom condemns the Independent Communication Authority of South Africa (ICASA)'s termination rate decision as a move that will "entrench the duopoly of the largest mobile operators and reduce competition."
Telkom, Airtel Boost Their 4G Networks in Kenya
Connecting Africa News  
8/24/2018   Post a comment
Safaricom's rivals are investing in their 4G networks in an effort to bolster market share and improve customer experience.
Safaricom Recognized For Social Impact
Connecting Africa News  
8/24/2018   Post a comment
Safaricom is recognized in Fortune Magazine's 2018 Change the World list of companies.
Cell C Boosts Subs & Sales but Not Everyone's Happy
Ray Le Maistre  
8/22/2018   Post a comment
South African mobile operator is growing its revenues and subscriber numbers but investors of its main shareholder, Blue Label Telecoms, are not happy.
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