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Now Vodafone Egypt Invests in Improved Customer Experience
Ray Le Maistre  
4/21/2017   Post a comment
Is 2017 the year for customer experience-centric investments by Africa's communications service providers?
Liquid Telecom Broadens Its Broadband Reach With Intelsat Deal
Connecting Africa News  
4/20/2017   Post a comment
African broadband operator is adding capacity on Intelsat's platform to extend its reach to business customers.
How East Africa's Tech SMEs are Branching Out
Connecting Africa News  
4/19/2017   Post a comment
A new report highlights the internationalization of East Africa's small- and medium-sized technology companies.
Tigo Tanzania Invests in Customer Care for Competitive Edge
Ray Le Maistre  
4/18/2017   Post a comment
Tigo Tanzania invests in a next-gen call center as it battles for market share with key rivals Airtel and Vodacom.
M-Tiba Hits User Milestone
Connecting Africa News  
4/17/2017   Post a comment
Kenya's mobile health wallet service now has more than 500,000 users.
Boardroom Boost for Fintech Specialist MFS Africa
Ray Le Maistre  
4/12/2017   1 comment
Influential mobile and m-commerce executive joins board of fintech specialist company MFS Africa.
Inspiring Tech Entrepreneurship in Africa
Amy Turner  
4/11/2017   Post a comment
Bisila Bokoko and Deshun Deysel offer advice and experience to prospective tech startups in Africa.
Botswana's BTC Gets 4G Wooden Spoon
Iain Morris  
4/10/2017   Post a comment
Botswana's telecom incumbent finally joins its two rivals in the 4G market.
Tuning In to the Kwesé TV Service
Connecting Africa News  
4/7/2017   Post a comment
Joseph Hundah believes there's a real opportunity to develop a TV services with mobile viewing at its heart.
Sudatel Joins Zain in Sudan's 4G Market
Iain Morris  
4/5/2017   Post a comment
Sudanese incumbent gets into the 4G business about a year after its biggest rival turns on the country's first 4G service.
Ericsson Reshuffle Brings New Top Team to Africa
Ray Le Maistre  
4/4/2017   Post a comment
Following the recent revamp of its management team, Rafiah Ibrahim and Arun Bansal are Ericsson's top execs for Africa and they have their work cut out.
WebNMS Teams Up to Bring IoT-Enabled Solutions to East Africa
Connecting Africa News  
4/4/2017   Post a comment
IoT platform specialist has struck a partnership with Energy Monitoring Ltd. to offer "end-to-end" IoT systems in East Africa that are designed to manage energy usage and industrial operations.
Tackling the Innovation Summit with Deshun Deysel
Amy Turner  
4/3/2017   Post a comment
Mountaineer, entrepreneur and educator Deshun Deysel shared her experience and thoughts on inspiration, innovation and development.
MTN Trials Next Gen Mobile Network
Ray Le Maistre  
3/29/2017   Post a comment
Operator has been working with Huawei and Qualcomm on the use of next-generation antenna technology that can boost mobile broadband throughout.
Joburg In Line to Host OpenLab
Ray Le Maistre  
3/28/2017   Post a comment
Telecoms technology giant Huawei is setting up an OpenLab in Cape Town to foster industry collaboration.
Propelling Connectivity in East Africa & Beyond
Amy Turner  
3/28/2017   Post a comment
OFS is one of the specialist technology suppliers helping Africa's network operators to build out their next-generation fiber networks.
Feeding the Data Demand in East Africa
Amy Turner  
3/24/2017   Post a comment
How can East Africa's mobile operators address the transport network capacity crunch they all face as data service usage grows? Airtel Tanzania's Barnabas Bwali has some answers.
17% Rise in Number of African Tech Startups Funded in 2016 – Report
Connecting Africa News  
3/22/2017   Post a comment
There was a significant rise in the number of African technology startups funded last year, according to a new report from Disrupt Africa.
Spreading ICT to the Underserved & Unserved in Kenya
Amy Turner  
3/21/2017   Post a comment
There are signs of encouraging growth in the East African ICT and telecom sector but there's still much to be done to address the digital divide.
Orange Expands Its Brand but Faces Challenges
Ray Le Maistre  
3/17/2017   Post a comment
Orange rebrands its acquired business in Burkina Faso but faces a tough task to meet its financial objectives in Africa.
Driving Access to Mobile Health Services – AfricaCom Interview With Dr Michael Mol
Amy Turner  
3/16/2017   Post a comment
Technology has a key role to play in tackling Africa's healthcare plight.
The Changing Face of the African International Bandwidth Market
Guy Zibi  
3/15/2017   Post a comment
In terms of international subsea network connectivity, Africa has never had it so good. But that doesn't mean there aren't significant challenges in the wholesale bandwidth market, explains Guy Zibi.
Public and Private Collaboration Spearheading ICT Development in Sub-Saharan Africa
Amy Turner  
3/14/2017   1 comment
There's plenty of cause for optimism in Africa's Tech and telecom sectors.
Hurricane Electric Expands IP Backbone in Africa, Middle East
Connecting Africa News  
3/13/2017   Post a comment
IP backbone operator is extending its network into Djibouti, Nairobi and Dubai.
Making MTN Great Again
Guy Zibi  
3/10/2017   1 comment
The new team running MTN has some tough decisions to take but there are a number of key steps that can help get the pan-African operator back on track, notes Xalam Analytics Principal Guy Zibi.
WiFi's Role in Bridging the Digital Divide
Amy Turner  
3/8/2017   Post a comment
Internet.org's sustainable economic model is making Africa more open and connected, with its Express WiFi initiative a prime example.
MTN's South Africa CEO Jumps Ship
Ray Le Maistre  
3/8/2017   Post a comment
Mteto Nyati's abrupt departure provides incoming group CEO Rob Shuter with an early challenge.
Safaricom, mSurvey Peer Into Spending Trends With Consumer Wallet
Connecting Africa News  
3/8/2017   Post a comment
Kenyan operator and mobile research specialist seek to identify spending habits of cash-dependent consumers.
The Timing Is Right for Orange Egypt's 4G
Ray Le Maistre  
3/7/2017   Post a comment
Mobile operator deploys synchronization system to ensure quality LTE services as Egypt's 4G market prepares for take-off.
One Global Pitches Mobile Finance App at Africa, Middle East
Ray Le Maistre  
3/6/2017   Post a comment
The PayIt platform has a new name as One Global tries to become a major player in the mobile money market across Africa and the Middle East.
Lighting Opportunities in Africa
Amy Turner  
3/3/2017   1 comment
Highlights from Thione Niang's keynote address at AfricaCom, where he spoke about igniting change on the continent.
Expresso Telecom Puts Towers Up for Sale
Iain Morris  
3/2/2017   Post a comment
Expresso Telecom, the west African mobile subsidiary of Sudanese incumbent Sudatel, is looking to sell its towers to reduce operating costs and help it focus on new service opportunities.
Empowering Citizens in the Digital Age
Amy Turner  
3/2/2017   Post a comment
Dr Siyabonga Cwele, South Africa's Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister, didn't hold back at AfricaCom 2016.
HYLA, Facebook Fuel Smartphone Uptake With Refurb Project
Tim Skinner  
3/1/2017   Post a comment
Facebook's 'Smart Restart' project is targeting the next billion mobile users.
MWC 2017: Africa Features in Ovum's Highlights
Connecting Africa News  
3/1/2017   Post a comment
The analyst team from Ovum are at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and have some interesting insights related to the African market.
Uber: The Big Data Company
Amy Turner  
2/27/2017   Post a comment
Uber's wealth of data has allowed the tech giant to gain valuable insights into both driver partners and riders.
Cell C Spurns Telkom Takeover Advances
Tim Skinner  
2/24/2017   Post a comment
Chairman rejects approach from Telkom outright, claiming legal agreement already reached for recapitalization.
Nigeria Moves Closer To Cashless Society
Tim Skinner  
2/24/2017   Post a comment
It now costs Nigerians cash to use cash...
Examining the Digital Transformation for Financial Services
Amy Turner  
2/23/2017   Post a comment
The topic of digital financial services raises a lot of key discussion points around innovation and, particularly, competition... or collaboration.
Orange Boosts Cote d'Ivoire Capacity With 100G Rollout
Tim Skinner  
2/22/2017   Post a comment
Operator turns to Ekinops to boost its transmission capacity in Ivory Coast.
Orange FOMO Shows Famoco the Dough
Tim Skinner  
2/21/2017   Post a comment
(FOMO = Fear of Missing Out)
M-Pesa Reaches the Big One-O
Tim Skinner  
2/21/2017   Post a comment
Jelly and ice cream all round!
Challenges & Opportunities in Africa & the Middle East
Connecting Africa News  
2/20/2017   Post a comment
Ahead of MWC 2017, Ovum's Matthew Reed talks to Scott Bicheno about some of the economic and operational challenges and opportunities for mobile operators in Africa and the Middle East.
Kenyan Authorities Deny Phone-Tapping Claims
Tim Skinner  
2/17/2017   Post a comment
The Communications Authority tells Connecting Africa the 'device management' procedure is purely to prevent fraudulent activity.
The OTTs Are Eating Our Lunch – Challenging the Traditional Telco Mindset
Amy Turner  
2/15/2017   Post a comment
MTN's group head of digital services, Manny Teixeira, talks about the drive towards digital services and the advantages of forming partnerships with startups.
Government-Led Internet Blackout Hits Cameroon for Fifth Week
Tim Skinner  
2/15/2017   Post a comment
Blackout allegedly comes in response to Anglophonic workforces protesting the government.
Glass Half Full for Liquid as Neotel Acquisition Completes
Tim Skinner  
2/14/2017   Post a comment
Fiber player picks up South African ISP for a cool half a billion.
IBM Aims to Fill Digital Skills Gap With $70M Africa Investment
Tim Skinner  
2/13/2017   Post a comment
Fund will help 25 million young Africans gain basic and advanced digital skills over the next five years.
African Telcos Open Up on AI, Digital Transformation
Tim Skinner  
2/10/2017   Post a comment
AI-as-a-service touted as the next big thing for data analysis, but gaining cultural buy-in is key, according to two of Africa's biggest operators.
Millicom Africa Exit on the Cards After Positive 2016
Tim Skinner  
2/9/2017   Post a comment
Tigo owner sees growth across the world in Q4, while selling off multiple African operations.
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Is 2017 the year for customer experience-centric investments by Africa's communications service providers?
Tigo Tanzania invests in a next-gen call center as it battles for market share with key rivals Airtel and Vodacom.
Influential mobile and m-commerce executive joins board of fintech specialist company MFS Africa.
Bisila Bokoko and Deshun Deysel offer advice and experience to prospective tech startups in Africa.
Botswana's telecom incumbent finally joins its two rivals in the 4G market.
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