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Safaricom Pumps KSh200M Into Telecom Test Lab
Ray Le Maistre  
5/26/2017   1 comment
With support from vendor partners such as Cisco, Huawei and Nokia, Kenyan operator has replicated its network in a lab to enable faster testing and help bring new services to market quicker.
Connecting Africa Takes to Twitter for #AfricaDay Chat
Amy Turner  
5/25/2017   Post a comment
To celebrate Africa Day, we took to Twitter for a live chat on the continent's contribution to technology innovation.
Global-IP Cayman Taps Hughes for Satellite Broadband Tech
Ray Le Maistre  
5/24/2017   Post a comment
Satellite operator is deploying the Jupiter system from Hughes Network Systems to offer broadband services across sub-Saharan Africa.
Why Microsoft's Cloud Burst Is a Game Changer
Guy Zibi  
5/23/2017   Post a comment
The launch of two data centers in South Africa by Microsoft should change the cloud landscape in Africa, writes Xalam Analytics Principal Guy Zibi.
Vodafone Foundation's 'Ambulance Taxi' Helps to Cut Maternal Mortality Rate in Tanzania
Ray Le Maistre  
5/22/2017   Post a comment
A service designed to help pregnant women get to hospital for childbirth has had a positive impact, reports Vodafone.
Microsoft Plans Cloud Services Launch in Africa in 2018
Ray Le Maistre  
5/19/2017   Post a comment
IT giant will open two major data centers in South Africa to support the launch of Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics 365.
Kenya's Digital TV Stations May Have to Unite to Survive
Connecting Africa News  
5/19/2017   Post a comment
Consolidation may be on the cards in Kenya's digital TV sector, says East Africa Com speaker.
East Africa Data Centre Secures Uptime Institute Certification
Connecting Africa News  
5/18/2017   Post a comment
The new certification puts the facility in a position to host critical and sensitive data in the country just like Amazon or Rackspace.
Telkom Kenya Set for Relaunch
Connecting Africa News  
5/18/2017   Post a comment
Telkom Kenya's CEO says the operator is switching from a voice-centric to a data-centric model.
The Making of Africa's Most Strategic Bandwidth Hub
Guy Zibi  
5/17/2017   Post a comment
It may be one of the smallest nations on the continent but Djibouti plays a major role in connecting Africa to the rest of the world, writes Xalam Analytics Principal Guy Zibi.
Rwanda Taps Into the Smart City Movement
Connecting Africa News  
5/16/2017   Post a comment
Government of Rwanda is working with Nokia and regional development organization SRG to bring smart city capabilities to the African nation.
The Transformational Impact of Digital Communications: East Africa Com Interview With Safaricom’s Muhalia Allan
Amy Turner  
5/15/2017   Post a comment
With only a few days to go until East Africa Com 2017 kicks off in Nairobi, Connecting Africa caught up with Safaricom's senior manager of wholesale service.
Vodacom to Buy Safaricom Stake in €2.36B Deal
Ray Le Maistre  
5/15/2017   Post a comment
Vodacom is buying a 35% stake in Safaricom from its parent company Vodafone, a move that strengthens Vodafone's grip on the South African operator and which may have an impact on M-Pesa's future.
Fortumo Launches In Algeria, Ghana and Tanzania
Connecting Africa News  
5/12/2017   Post a comment
Mobile payments platform specialist is now offering its services in three additional African markets.
The Countdown to East Africa Com 2017: What to Expect on Day 2
Amy Turner  
5/10/2017   Post a comment
Having previously looked at the highlights for day 1, we turn our attention to the key agenda items for day 2 of East Africa Com 2017.
African Revamp Has Paid Off, Reports Airtel
Ray Le Maistre  
5/10/2017   Post a comment
Full-year financials include improving margins and data services growth.
Liquid Appoints CEO for Kenya
Connecting Africa News  
5/9/2017   Post a comment
Adil Youssefi switches from Airtel to take the helm at Liquid Telecom Kenya.
The Countdown to East Africa Com 2017: What to Expect on Day 1
Amy Turner  
5/9/2017   Post a comment
The impact of digital transformation in the communications and TV sectors is at the heart of this year's East Africa Com agenda.
African Mobile Capital Expenditure Makes a Fragile Recovery
Guy Zibi  
5/8/2017   1 comment
The year-on-year decline in Africa mobile operator capex has halted but network equipment vendors shouldn't get too excited just yet.
Ranking Reveals Africa's Most Competitive Economies
Connecting Africa News  
5/5/2017   Post a comment
Mauritius tops the list of a ranking revealed at the World Economic Forum in Durban.
Siemens Joins African Tech Startup Program
Ray Le Maistre  
5/4/2017   Post a comment
German industrial giant is joining the Make IT Alliance to promote startups and technology companies across the African continent.
M-KOPA Hits Customer Milestone
Connecting Africa News  
5/3/2017   Post a comment
Pay-as-you-go energy provider for off-grid homes is now helping to power more than 500,000 homes across Africa.
Enterprise Architecture Explained
Connecting Africa News  
5/3/2017   Post a comment
'FinTechPreneur' James Muritu, Founder and CEO at Project Dimensions Ltd., explains why companies can benefit from having an Enterprise Architecture strategy.
Orange Disappointed by Africa Biz in Q1
Iain Morris  
5/2/2017   Post a comment
The sales performance in what is supposed to be a high-growth market has missed expectations.
Kenya’s Digital Age: East Africa Com Interview with Bamba Television's Danny Mucira
Amy Turner  
4/28/2017   Post a comment
Ahead of his appearance at East Africa Com, Bamba Digital Television's General Manager Danny Mucira talks to Connecting Africa about the development of digital TV in Kenya.
Kaspersky Lab Spies Pent Up Demand for Managed Security
Ray Le Maistre  
4/27/2017   Post a comment
New partner program aims to bring managed security services to all types of enterprise users across Africa.
How Econet Helped to Bring Netflix to Africa
Ray Le Maistre  
4/26/2017   Post a comment
Econet has put its partnership and technical skills to good use to help bring Netflix, and other pay-TV services, to Africa.
Tech Tackling Malaria – #WorldMalariaDay
Amy Turner  
4/25/2017   Post a comment
On World Malaria Day, Connecting Africa looks at how telecom tech is helping to combat the terrible threat presented by mosquitos.
Developing a Digital Innovation Culture & Driving the ICT4D Program
Amy Turner  
4/25/2017   Post a comment
ICT4D, or ICT for development for the uninitiated, plays an important role in the advancement of Africa's digital future.
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   1 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.
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With support from vendor partners such as Cisco, Huawei and Nokia, Kenyan operator has replicated its network in a lab to enable faster testing and help bring new services to market quicker.
To celebrate Africa Day, we took to Twitter for a live chat on the continent's contribution to technology innovation.
Satellite operator is deploying the Jupiter system from Hughes Network Systems to offer broadband services across sub-Saharan Africa.
The launch of two data centers in South Africa by Microsoft should change the cloud landscape in Africa, writes Xalam Analytics Principal Guy Zibi.
A service designed to help pregnant women get to hospital for childbirth has had a positive impact, reports Vodafone.
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