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Africa Still Trailing in Internet Access, Finds ITU Report
Ray Le Maistre  
9/20/2017   Post a comment
With Internet User Penetration at just 21.8%, Africa is still trailing the rest of the world, according to a new ITU State of Broadband report.
The Economics of Change in African Infrastructure Development
Amy Turner  
9/19/2017   Post a comment
There are some tough decisions to be made regarding mobile network infrastructure developments in Africa.
The Developer Economy & How to Increase Customer Retention: Nigeria Com Interview With MTN Nigeria's Adedamola Ibironke
Rachael McKie  
9/18/2017   Post a comment
Adedamola Ibironke, solution development manager at MTN Nigeria, talks about the trend of content co-creation in digital markets, as well as the role of partnerships.
Safaricom to Create Another 300 Customer Care Jobs
Iain Morris  
9/17/2017   Post a comment
Kenyan operator says investments in customer care will reduce call-waiting times and take pressure off an existing facility.
The Art of Data Structures and Navigating Price Wars: Nigeria Com Interview with Olatokunbo Temenu
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9/15/2017   Post a comment
Nigeria Com speaker Olatokunbo Temenu discusses the impact of data service tariff deregulation in Nigeria.
GE, HPE Team for Digital Solutions Push in AME
Ray Le Maistre  
9/14/2017   Post a comment
Tech giants team up to offer a range of digital solutions to enterprises in Africa, the Middle East and Turkey, with an initial focus on cybersecurity.
AfricaCom: The 20th Anniversary
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9/14/2017   Post a comment
THE PLACE TO SHAPE AFRICA'S DIGITAL FUTURE. Anyone who's anyone in African telecoms and technology will be at AfricaCom 2017, 7-9 November, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, South Africa. You should be too. Three days of thought-provoking content and amazing tech. It's the place to get deals done.
Nigeria Is 'Most Successful Network Sharing Country' in Africa: Report
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9/13/2017   Post a comment
Nigeria is the most successful network sharing country, according to a new report from research house IHS Markit.
Upskilling with Uber: Loic Amado, General Manager East Africa
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9/13/2017   Post a comment
East Africa Com was proud to welcome Uber's General Manager for East Africa, Loic Amado. We caught up with Loic to chat about how Uber is upskilling their driver-partners, how to successfully launch in Africa and the transformational impact of digital communications.
Digital Transformation and the Evolution of AfricaCom: Connecting Africa’s Tom Cuthell
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9/12/2017   Post a comment
Connecting Africa’s Portfolio Director talks to us about aligning AfricaCom with Africa's path towards the 4th Industrial Revolution, the LeadersIn Africa Summit and what else visitors can expect from the 20th anniversary event.
Safaricom Spark Fund Backs AgriTech Startup
Ray Le Maistre  
9/12/2017   Post a comment
The Safaricom Spark Fund has announced its sixth investment, with AgriTech startup iProcure gaining the funding.
Vodacom Linked to VAST Networks Investment
Ray Le Maistre  
9/11/2017   Post a comment
Media reports suggest Vodacom is looking to take a stake in South African WiFi access network operator VAST Networks.
Free Wifi and Empowering Africa’s Populace: Moja Wifi’s Segeni Nge’the
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9/8/2017   Post a comment
Segeni Nge'the, Director of Moja Wifi, joined East Africa Com as a speaker and panelist at the 2017 event. In this in-depth interview, we discussed driving digital inclusion, the Kenyan mobile money revolution and the potential for a 'Facebank.'
South Africa's FibreCo Builds Out Its Backbone With ADVA
Ray Le Maistre  
9/8/2017   Post a comment
South African operator is deploying optical networking gear from ADVA to build a 100 Gbit/s connection between Johannesburg and the undersea cable landing station at Mtunzini.
Kenya's Safaricom Eyes African Expansion
Iain Morris  
9/7/2017   Post a comment
Kenyan operator eyes launch of e-commerce services in east and west African markets.
The Internet as an African Business Enabler: Google's Luke McKend at the AfricaCom Launch
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9/6/2017   Post a comment
For Google South Africa's Country Director, driving access to the Internet for emerging African businesses is vital to the continent's economic growth. We caught up with Luke McKend at the AfricaCom 2017 launch to discuss growing connectivity in Africa, providing relevant local continent and how remarkable the AfricaCom attendee audience is.
Connecting Africa Digital Week Kicks Off on Twitter
Amy Turner  
9/5/2017   Post a comment
Connecting Africa's Digital Week began with a Twitter chat on how disruptive technology and future tech can help to bridge the digital divide.
A Partner in a Connected World: Safaricom Wholesale at East Africa Com
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9/5/2017   Post a comment
At East Africa Com, Head of Wholesale and Roaming at Safaricom Wholesale, Wangeci Kanjama, discusses ecosystem partnerships and the operator's mission.

MTN Demos Cellular IoT with Ericsson, Qualcomm
Ray Le Maistre  
9/4/2017   Post a comment
MTN South Africa conducts demonstration of the cellular IoT technology Cat-M1 with technology partners Ericsson and Qualcomm.
Safaricom Preps Major M-Pesa Upgrade
Iain Morris  
9/4/2017   Post a comment
Overnight upgrade will take service offline for its 26 million users but will enable additional services and capabilities.
Getting African Digital Transformation Kick-Started: Nokia's Jan Liebenberg at the AfricaCom 2017 Launch
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9/4/2017   Post a comment
At the recent launch of AfricaCom 2017 in Johannesburg, Connecting Africa caught up with Nokia South Africa's Director to chat about AfricaCom and digital transformation.

Vodacom CEO Joins Safaricom's Board, Raises Questions About M-Pesa Expansion
Ray Le Maistre  
9/1/2017   Post a comment
Safaricom appoints two new directors, including Vodacom CEO and Chairman Mohamed, a move that likely heralds some joint actions involving the M-Pesa mobile money service.
Bitcoin Specialist BitPesa Hits $10M in Funding
Ray Le Maistre  
8/31/2017   Post a comment
Attracts follow-up Series A funding of more than $4 million as its cryptocurrency-based payment processing model gains traction in Africa.
Liquid Telecom Teams With Microsoft to Deliver Cloud Services
Ray Le Maistre  
8/30/2017   Post a comment
Multi-market data network operator teams up with Internet services giant to provide cloud services to African enterprises.
AfricaCom and Microsoft Launch New Technology Arena to Develop the Blueprint for Africa 4.0
Amy Turner  
8/29/2017   Post a comment
Microsoft is the lead sponsor of AfricaCom's new Technology Arena, which will open its doors for the first time on November 7 at the CTICC (Cape Town International Convention Centre).
Safaricom Plans Speedy FTTH Rollout with Huawei
Ray Le Maistre  
8/25/2017   Post a comment
Kenyan operator is looking to roll out a fiber access network in just months to support its broadband access service and mobile backhaul strategies.
Making Ideas Happen in 'Digital Nigeria': Nigeria Com Interview with iDeensker's Somze Agama
Rachael McKie  
8/25/2017   Post a comment
Ahead of Nigeria Com 2017, iDeensker Managing Consultant Somze Agama talks about the potential of 'Digital Nigeria.'
Facebook's Wi-Fi Hotspot Rollout in Kenya Hits Milestone
Ray Le Maistre  
8/23/2017   Post a comment
Facebook and local partner Surf Kenya have deployed 600 Wi-Fi hotspots across the country since March.
Orange Turns to GreenWish for Solar-Powered Telecom Towers
Ray Le Maistre  
8/22/2017   Post a comment
The giant mobile operator is seeking to make efficiency gains by using GreenWish infrastructure, starting in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Youtap Pitches Mobile Money QR Code Solution into Africa
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8/21/2017   Post a comment
QR Code system and smartphone apps aims to simplify and expand potential use of mobile money services across Africa.
Smartphones Uptake Driving E-Commerce Growth in Africa, but Obstacles Remain – Report
Ray Le Maistre  
8/18/2017   Post a comment
The e-commerce market in Africa could be worth as much as $75 billion within the next decade but there are significant obstacles in the way of growth.
The Tech Trailblazers: Women in Tech and Mapping Africa’s Road to the 4th Industrial Revolution
Amy Turner  
8/18/2017   Post a comment
Check out what happened in Connecting Africa's latest Twitter discussion.
MTN Uganda's MoKash Service Tops 2.5M Users in Just 1 Year
Ray Le Maistre  
8/17/2017   Post a comment
Mobile operator's savings and loans m-commerce service has attracted 2.5 million users in its first year.
Entering the Age of the Empowered Consumer
Amy Turner  
8/16/2017   Post a comment
A Nigeria Com Interview with Smile Telecom's Godfrey Efeurhobo.
What Mobile Technology Suits Africa Right Now?
Bradley Shaw  
8/16/2017   4 comments
More mobile network coverage is needed across Africa, but some mobile network technologies are more suitable than others if the unconnected are to be reached quickly and efficiently, argues Bradley Shaw.
Wholesale Open Access Mobile Networks Don't Work – GSMA
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8/16/2017   Post a comment
Report from the GSM Association (GSMA) concludes that single wholesale network (SWN) and wholesale open access network (WOAN) plans don't work, citing Kenya, Rwanda and South Africa as examples.
Blockchain and Africa's Future: Connecting Africa Interview with Digital Week Speaker Lorien Gamaroff
Rachael McKie  
8/14/2017   Post a comment
Bankymoon CEO Lorien Gamaroff explains why he believes blockchain technology and the use of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin will have a major impact on the future of the financial services industry.
M&A Interest Grows in South Africa's Internet Solutions
Ray Le Maistre  
8/11/2017   Post a comment
MTN and Vodacom both believed to be interested in acquiring the IT services and systems integration specialist, currently part of Dimension Data.
Africa's Mobile Operators Should Focus Investments on 4G and Mobile Finance: Poll
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8/10/2017   Post a comment
Results of Connecting Africa poll show where the community thinks mobile operator capex should be focused.
Discussing digitalthings: Connecting Africa Interview with Digital Week Speaker Bora Varliyagci
Rachael McKie  
8/9/2017   Post a comment
Ahead of his involvement in Connecting Africa's Digital Week, Bora Varliyagci, CEO of digitalthings, discusses connectivity and digital inclusion in Africa.
Subsea Link to Brazil Takes Shape
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8/9/2017   Post a comment
The installation of the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) that will run from Angola to Brazil has begun.
iflix Raises $133M as It Expands in Africa
Ray Le Maistre  
8/8/2017   Post a comment
Subscription video-on-demand (VoD) specialist iflix has raised a further $133 million in funding as it furthers its plans to launch across Africa.
Silvertree Plans $10M Investment in Digital Startups in Coming Year
Ray Le Maistre  
8/8/2017   Post a comment
Cape Town-based Silvertree Internet Holdings intends to invest $10 million into new and existing digital portfolio companies during the next 12 months and names a new chairman.
Kenya Has Fastest Broadband in Africa – Report
Ray Le Maistre  
8/8/2017   Post a comment
Kenya has the fastest average fixed broadband speed in Africa, according to a new report.
Sudan Weighs on Zain's H1 Financials
Ray Le Maistre  
8/7/2017   Post a comment
The operator's customer base in Sudan is still growing but currency devaluation affects reported financial results for the first half of 2017.
The Internet as an African Business Enabler – AfricaCom Interview With Google South Africa's Luke McKend
Amy Turner  
8/4/2017   Post a comment
Google's Luke McKend on how the Internet can help bridge the digital divide in Africa.
MTN Returns to Profit in H1 2017
Connecting Africa News  
8/3/2017   Post a comment
African operator sees growth in sales from data and digital services but sees declines in other parts of its business.
Wari, Tigo Lock Horns Over Cancelled Senegal Deal
Connecting Africa News  
8/2/2017   Post a comment
Wari has disputed Tigo's claim that it did not meet financing requirements for the deal, while Tigo has hit back.
Millicom Signs New Sales Deal for Tigo Senegal
Connecting Africa News  
7/31/2017   Post a comment
Millicom has torn up an agreement with Wari Group and is instead pursuing one with Xavier Niel.
Becoming the Global Leader We Need Africa to Be – AfricaCom Interview With Rapelang Rabana
Amy Turner  
7/31/2017   Post a comment
Rapelang Rabana believes the gap between tech innovation and execution in Africa needs to be bridged if that innovation is going to bring real economic progress.
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With Internet User Penetration at just 21.8%, Africa is still trailing the rest of the world, according to a new ITU State of Broadband report.
There are some tough decisions to be made regarding mobile network infrastructure developments in Africa.
Adedamola Ibironke, solution development manager at MTN Nigeria, talks about the trend of content co-creation in digital markets, as well as the role of partnerships.
Kenyan operator says investments in customer care will reduce call-waiting times and take pressure off an existing facility.
Tech giants team up to offer a range of digital solutions to enterprises in Africa, the Middle East and Turkey, with an initial focus on cybersecurity.
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4G is fundamentally altering the African broadband landscape, driving changes in pricing models and ushering in a new breed of players. As more African operators struggle with finding the optimal balance of affordable pricing and service profitability, and as traffic volumes continue to explode, this webinar will take stock of 4G developments in the region.

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Available data center white space has doubled over the past five years and has been growing by an average of around 15% annually. This webinar will assess this transformation, and provide a window into what the expanding demand for cloud services means for the future of the African data center market.

Thursday, November 16, 2017
2:00 p.m Cape Town / 1:00 p.m London / 8:00 a.m New York

FTTH rollout has accelerated across Africa, driven by increased availability and consumption of bandwidth-hungry content, from video streaming services to cloud-based enterprise applications. This webinar will provide an overview of key trends in this burgeoning sector, along with some perspective on the status of deployments, economic feasibility and competition with alternative broadband access technologies (mobile broadband in particular).

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