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Kenya Leads Africa in Mobile Financial Services Opportunities – Mazars
Paula Gilbert  
10/16/2019   Post a comment
The Mazars Mobile Payments Index ranks Kenya highest out of four African countries according to the mobile financial services opportunities in the country, while South Africa ranks lowest.
EOH Goes After Corrupt Employees & Business Partners
Paula Gilbert  
10/15/2019   Post a comment
South African IT services firm EOH has blacklisted 50 enterprise development business partners implicated in suspect payments.
Bolt Scaling Up East African Business With New Leader
Connecting Africa News  
10/14/2019   Post a comment
Ride-hailing platform Bolt has appointed Kenneth Micah as its new regional manager for East Africa.
MTN Cote d'Ivoire Has a New CEO
Connecting Africa News  
10/11/2019   Post a comment
MTN Group says Djibril Ouattara will move from his role as CEO of MTN Congo Brazzaville to take up the leadership spot in Cote d'Ivoire.
M-Pesa One of 10 Most Influential Projects of Last 50 Years, Says PMI
Paula Gilbert  
10/11/2019   Post a comment
The Kenyan mobile money service has been ranked the ninth most influential project in the world over the last five decades by the Project Management Institute.
Bolt's Big African Expansion Plans
Paula Gilbert  
10/10/2019   Post a comment
Ride-hailing app Bolt plans to increase its reach from over 40 African cities to 75 by the end of 2019.
Five Innovative Startups Looking to Transform Africa
AfricaCom Perspectives  
10/10/2019   1 comment
The shortlist of the startups in the running for AfricaCom's AHUB Pitch & Win competition.
AfricaCom Survey: 5G Investment Should Be Operators' Top Priority
AfricaCom Perspectives  
10/9/2019   Post a comment
AfricaCom's annual Insights Survey showed that 29% of respondents believe that 5G should be operators' biggest investment priority over the next 12 months.
Jury Still Out on Viability of Rural Fiber
Paula Gilbert  
10/9/2019   Post a comment
Frogfoot Networks CEO Abraham van der Merwe questions how financially viable it is to rollout fiber to townships and rural areas in South Africa.
SA Minister Pledges Support for Fiber Industry
Paula Gilbert  
10/8/2019   Post a comment
Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, says all South Africans should have access to fiber and has promised to support industry players to help make this happen.
Vodafone Brings OpenRAN to DRC & Mozambique
Connecting Africa News  
10/7/2019   Post a comment
Vodafone is trialing OpenRAN technology in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Mozambique to broaden its base of suppliers and extend rural Internet access.
Women in Tech Interview: Microsoft SA's Lillian Barnard
Paula Gilbert  
10/4/2019   Post a comment
Microsoft SA managing director Lillian Barnard spoke to Connecting Africa about the rise of cloud in Africa and how she feels flying the flag for women in ICT.
eSIM Tech Trending Upward in Africa
Paula Gilbert  
10/3/2019   Post a comment
According to analysts the adoption of eSIM technology is slowly rising in Africa, and South Africa is the front runner in the region.
Africans Suffer Poor Voice App Experience
Paula Gilbert  
10/2/2019   Post a comment
A new report from Opensignal shows that Africa is trailing when it comes to voice app call quality of experience.
AfricaCom Insights: Ecobank's Simon B. Rey on Africa's Digital-Adaptive Population
AfricaCom Perspectives  
10/2/2019   Post a comment
Simon B. Rey from Ecobank believes the world's digital-adaptive population lives in Africa -- and it's not just about the Millennials.
Safaricom Is Losing Market Share to Airtel
Paula Gilbert  
10/1/2019   Post a comment
Safaricom's slice of the Kenyan market is slowly declining and has dropped to levels last seen in 2012.
Afrimax's Vodafone Zambia Gets Its Marching Orders
Connecting Africa News  
9/30/2019   Post a comment
As of October 20, 2019 the Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority is cancelling the license linked to the Vodafone Zambia brand.
South African Investment Fund Eyes Stake in Liquid Telecom – Report
Iain Morris  
9/27/2019   Post a comment
PIC will reportedly guarantee a loan by Deutsche Telekom and acquire stock at a discount during a potential forthcoming IPO, said Bloomberg's sources.
AI & Automation Key to Telecom's Progress
Connecting Africa News  
9/27/2019   Post a comment
The introduction of automated processes and artificial intelligence looks set to transform the operations of telecom operators of all sizes and in all markets.
UK Unveils Aid Program to Boost Africa Financial Services Sector
Connecting Africa News  
9/27/2019   Post a comment
The UK government has announced a £90 million aid package designed to spur private investments in Africa's financial services sector.
Cell C Puts Brave Face on Massive Loss
Connecting Africa News  
9/26/2019   Post a comment
South African operator reports a massive loss for its full financial year but insists it's set up for long-term success.
Safaricom Finds Success With Affordable Smartphone
Paula Gilbert  
9/25/2019   1 comment
Kenya's Safaricom has sold more than 600,000 of its low-cost Neon smartphones in 2019.
Rain Brings 5G FWA to South Africa
Ray Le Maistre  
9/23/2019   Post a comment
Competitive South African operator has launched a commercial 5G-based fixed wireless access (FWA) broadband service in Johannesburg and Tshwane, with further locations to follow.
GSMA Calls for End to Spectrum Cash Cows
Paula Gilbert  
9/19/2019   Post a comment
High spectrum prices are having negative impacts on consumers, according to a new report from the GSM Association.
Oracle Planning Cloud Region in South Africa
Connecting Africa News  
9/18/2019   Post a comment
Oracle has put South Africa on the list of new Oracle Cloud regions to be launched by the end of 2020.
Safaricom Teaches Old Dogs New Tricks
Iain Morris  
9/17/2019   Post a comment
The Kenyan operator is trying to equip in-house staff with the skills it will need to thrive in a digital age.
ITU & Cisco to Tackle Africa's Skills Gap
Connecting Africa News  
9/16/2019   Post a comment
The ITU and Cisco plan to launch four Digital Transformation Centers in Africa to start providing digital skills from January 2020.
Africa to Embrace Hybrid Cloud
Paula Gilbert  
9/16/2019   Post a comment
Cloud services in Africa will run on both public and private cloud platforms and be provided by a mix of global players and local or regional players, finds industry analyst.
Cloud Services a Game Changer for Digital Transformation
Paula Gilbert  
9/13/2019   Post a comment
Connecting Africa's 'Cloud Evolution in Africa' webinar revealed that cloud services are a game changer for Africa and without adequate access to these services, digital transformation loses some of its depth and meaning.
Helios Towers Reignites IPO Plans, Eyes Expansion
Ray Le Maistre  
9/12/2019   Post a comment
With mobile tower valuations making global headlines, African operator Helios Towers dusts off its IPO papers with a planned listing on the London Stock exchange and talk of expansion.
New Leadership for MTN Zambia, Rwanda & Cote d'Ivoire
Connecting Africa News  
9/11/2019   Post a comment
The MTN Group has announced a number of leadership changes in its African operations.
MTN SA Heading to Court to Fight R5M Fine
Paula Gilbert  
9/10/2019   Post a comment
MTN South Africa plans to head to the High Court to fight a R5 million ($340,000) penalty from ICASA for raising the price of a WhatsApp bundle without the proper regulatory approval.
SA Minister Calls for Universal Broadband
Paula Gilbert  
9/9/2019   Post a comment
South African finance minister Tito Mboweni says economic growth, job creation and entrepreneurial activity are inextricably linked to broadband access.
Intelsat & AMN Take Mobile Coverage to 1.7M Africans
Paula Gilbert  
9/6/2019   Post a comment
The two companies have exceeded their goal of activating 500 remote cell sites in Africa by July 2019.
Ian Ferrao to Head up Airtel in East Africa
Paula Gilbert  
9/5/2019   Post a comment
The former Vodacom exec is joining Airtel Africa as regional director of its East Africa business.
Flickswitch & Vodacom Partner on SIM Management Service in Tanzania
Paula Gilbert  
9/5/2019   Post a comment
The two are teaming up to provide what they claim is a first-of-its-kind type of solution for Tanzania.
Safaricom Sets Out Objections to Airtel-Telkom Merger
Iain Morris  
9/4/2019   Post a comment
The Kenyan market leader wants to see debts repaid and spectrum rebalanced before the regulator approves a merger between its rivals.
MTN Closes Stores in Nigeria & SA Following Xenophobic Attacks
Paula Gilbert  
9/4/2019   1 comment
The MTN Group says it stands against xenophobia and damage to property as it closes stores across Nigeria and some in Johannesburg as a precaution.
Vodacom & MTN Enjoy Highest ARPUs in Southern Africa
Paula Gilbert  
9/3/2019   Post a comment
Both mobile operators' highest average revenue per user (ARPU) predominantly came from their Southern African operations.
MTN Has Over 50% Market Share in 10 African Countries
Paula Gilbert  
9/2/2019   Post a comment
According to MTN statistics the telco dominates when it comes to market share in many of its operations across the continent.
Airtel & Telkom Kenya Merger Suspended by Anti-Corruption Body
Paula Gilbert  
8/30/2019   Post a comment
Kenya's Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission has halted the planned merger as it probes alleged misappropriation of public funds at partly state-owned Telkom.
Nomanini Raises $4m for Fintech Expansion
Connecting Africa News  
8/29/2019   Post a comment
The fintech company that targets the informal retail ecosystem in Africa has raised $4 million through a funding round led by Standard Bank.
Fiber Connectivity Key for SA Enterprises
Paula Gilbert  
8/28/2019   Post a comment
A new study from World Wide Worx and Syspro has found that fiber connectivity is being embraced by many sectors in South Africa, but manufacturing is lagging behind other industries.
Bolt Food to Be Served Up in Kenya & SA
Paula Gilbert  
8/27/2019   Post a comment
Rideshare platform Bolt is launching its food delivery service in Africa later this year and is targeting Kenya and South Africa first.
Mobile Malware Attacks on the Rise in SA
Paula Gilbert  
8/26/2019   Post a comment
According to Kaspersky research, South Africa saw a 6% rise in mobile malware attacks in the first quarter of 2019.
Safaricom Contributed $5.8B to Kenya's Economy
Paula Gilbert  
8/23/2019   Post a comment
According to Safaricom's 2019 Sustainable Business Report, the value to Kenyan society created by Safaricom hit KES 601 billion – US$5.8 billion at current exchange rates – in the most recent full financial year.
Huawei & SA Government Pledge to Train Thousands in 5G & 4IR
Paula Gilbert  
8/22/2019   1 comment
Huawei and the Department of Communications and Digital Technologies have announced plans to train 6,000 South African youth in 5G and fourth industrial revolution technologies.
Ericsson Announces New MEA Leader
Paula Gilbert  
8/22/2019   Post a comment
Ericsson has appointed Fadi Pharaon as its new senior VP and head of market area Middle East and Africa.
Vodacom Mobile Tech Empowering SA Women Farmers
Paula Gilbert  
8/21/2019   Post a comment
A digital literacy program from the Vodacom Foundation, UN Women and South African Women in Farming is empowering female farmers through the use of mobile technology.
MTN Winning 4G Race in SA
Paula Gilbert  
8/20/2019   Post a comment
South African operator MTN is leading in terms of 4G availability in the country, according to a new report from Opensignal.
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