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AfricaCom 2018 Day 3: Problems or Solutions? – That Is the Question
Wei Shi  
11/15/2018   Post a comment
The blockchain debate was fierce on Day 3 at AfricaCom, but more pressing is the need to find ways to connect the unconnected.
Announcing the 2018 AfricaCom Awards Winners
Connecting Africa News  
11/15/2018   Post a comment
This year's AfricaCom Award winners have been announced, with Huawei, Liquid Telecom and Orange amongst the victors.
The Future of TV is the Internet — Interview with Mayur Patel
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11/15/2018   Post a comment
Mayur Patel, CEO of Kwesé iflix, talks to AfricaCom TV.
Transforming Customer Expectations in the Media Industry — Interview With Joseph Hundah
Connecting Africa News  
11/15/2018   Post a comment
Joseph Hundah, Group CEO for Econet Media, talks to AfricaCom TV.
Huawei Unveils Cloud Computing Service in South Africa
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11/15/2018   Post a comment
HUAWEI CLOUD is launched in South Africa, making the company the world's first cloud service provider that operates a local data center to provide cloud services in Africa.
Digital Inclusion is Key for Africa's Development — Interview With Dudu Mkhwanazi
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11/15/2018   Post a comment
Project Isizwe CEO Dudu Mkhwanazi talks to AfricaCom TV.
AfricaCom 2018 Day 2: From the Cloud to the Lunch Table, AI Covers It All
Wei Shi  
11/14/2018   Post a comment
Huawei brought its public cloud to sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on AI capabilities. But what realistic AI opportunities are there for Africa?
Aligning AI With Africa's Workforce – Interview With Francis Mumbi
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11/14/2018   Post a comment
Innovation Lead at Stanbic Bank, Francis Mumbi, talks to AfricaCom TV about the impact of artificial intelligence on businesses in Africa.
Africa Goes Global: Content Distribution Across the World – Interview with Biola Alabi
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11/14/2018   Post a comment
Biola Alabi, Nigerian entrepreneur and founder and managing director of Biola Alabi Media, talks to AfricaCom TV.
AfricaCom 2018: Why Africa's Telcos Need to Spread Their Wings
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11/14/2018   Post a comment
'The OTTs have spread their wings,' noted Sudatel's strategy officer at AfricaCom 2018, and the telcos need to do the same.
AfricaCom 2018 Day 1: The Roads, the Chase & a Monoblock Phone
Wei Shi  
11/13/2018   Post a comment
Africa's largest telecom trade show, the 21st iteration of AfricaCom, opened today in Cape Town. Connecting Africa is reporting the most eye-catching stories from the show.
MTN Edges Out Vodacom to Claim SA's Mobile Video Quality Crown
Wei Shi  
11/13/2018   Post a comment
Mobile video users in South Africa can enjoy a good experience, better than in some advanced European countries, despite constrained download speeds, according to a report by OpenSignal.
Orange Unveils Key Developments at AfricaCom
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11/13/2018   Post a comment
At AfricaCom 2018, Orange announces multiple developments that will accelerate its multi-service operator strategy across the continent.
Nokia Shows Off at AfricaCom 2018
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11/13/2018   Post a comment
Nokia will be showcasing the latest innovations and engaging in discussions on ultra-broadband, the value of 5G in enabling the Internet of Things (IoT), digital transformation and the importance of encryption and Virtual Reality (VR).
MTN, KaiOS, China Mobile, UNISOC Unveil Smart Feature Phone
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11/13/2018   Post a comment
At AfricaCom, MTN, KaiOS Technologies, China Mobile and UNISOC launched Africa's first smart feature phone, which will make Internet connectivity and advanced digital services affordable for everyone.
Telkom SA Reports Fiscal H1 Revenue Growth
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11/13/2018   Post a comment
South African operator Telkom SA has reported a 5.2% year-on-year increase in group operating revenues for the six months to September 30.
Vodacom Reports Revenues Boost in Fiscal H1 Results
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11/12/2018   Post a comment
Vodacom group revenues increased by 6.1% year-on-year to R36.8 billion for the six months to September 30.
World Telecom Labs Teams Up With eWATERpay
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11/12/2018   Post a comment
World Telecom Labs (WTL) adds water to its Vivada Rural Infrastructure Ecosystem.
Innovation Key to Fan Engagement
Partner Perspectives  
11/12/2018   Post a comment
Technological advances bringing sport closer to African fans.
Free Conference Calling Launched In Uganda
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11/12/2018   Post a comment
FreeConferenceCall.com has enabled instant access to free conference calling in Uganda, making the service available to 40 million potential users.
South African Operator Rain Deploys Nokia's 5G Tech
Connecting Africa News  
11/10/2018   Post a comment
Nokia has deployed a 5G site for South African operator rain ahead of the AfricaCom 2018 event.
InfiNet Wireless Takes the Quanta 5 to AfricaCom 2018
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11/9/2018   Post a comment
InfiNet's Quanta 5 spectral efficiency solution can eliminate interference in noisy radio environments.
Success Factors for Digital Transformation
Partner Perspectives  
11/9/2018   Post a comment
A study at the University of Oldenburg has identified the success factors for digital transformation in midsize enterprises.
Africa's Digital Future Looks Bright: Ovum
Wei Shi  
11/8/2018   Post a comment
The newly published Africa Digital Outlook 2019 report identifies mobile broadband access, mobile money, digital services and 5G as the growth sectors.
Transforming Lives in Africa Through Free WiFi Hotspots
Gabriella Jeakins  
11/8/2018   Post a comment
With under a week to go until AfricaCom 2018, Connecting Africa speaks to Dudu Mkhwanazi, the CEO of Project Isizwe, a South African non-profit organization that advocates for free Internet access within walking distance in low-income communities.
Telkom, Netflix Team Up in South Africa
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11/7/2018   Post a comment
South Africa's Telkom has secured a partnership with Internet entertainment service Netflix.
Vodacom, Telkom Strike Roaming, Facilities Deal
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11/7/2018   Post a comment
South African operators Vodacom and Telkom have signed a roaming and facilities leasing agreement.
Blockchain Technology Set to Transform African Financial Services
Gabriella Jeakins  
11/7/2018   Post a comment
With under a week to go until AfricaCom 2018, Connecting Africa speaks to some of the AfricaCom Ambassadors, a group of 30 leaders and innovators from across the continent who are driving Africa's digital transformation. First up: VALR.com's Farzam Ehsani.
Safaricom Reports Strong Growth in Fiscal First Half
Ray Le Maistre  
11/2/2018   Post a comment
Kenyan market leader continues to add customers and grow its revenues, earnings and network coverage but there are clouds on the horizon.
Innovation Without Information is Destined to Fail
Partner Perspectives  
11/1/2018   Post a comment
The implications of processing large amounts of data are enormous.
Learning from India's Smart Feature Phone Revolution
Partner Perspectives  
10/31/2018   Post a comment
Why the Reliance Jio model can provide a blueprint for broader mobile internet adoption in Africa.
MFS Africa Ups Its Series B Funding Round to $14M
Connecting Africa News  
10/30/2018   Post a comment
MFS Africa secures additional funding in the second closing of its Series B, bringing total amount raised for the round to US$14 million.
AHUB Programme at AfricaCom Highlights Critical Role of Entrepreneurship
Gabriella Jeakins  
10/30/2018   Post a comment
The AHUB programme at AfricaCom is a hotbed of activity for tech startups looking to take their next important steps.
Forsway Targets Internet Access Expansion for Africa
Connecting Africa News  
10/30/2018   Post a comment
Forsway has developed technology to provide hybrid connectivity to deliver highly cost-efficient broadband in rural regions across Africa together with leading satellite operators.
AWS Plans Further Cloud Investments in South Africa
Ray Le Maistre  
10/29/2018   Post a comment
Cloud services giant is set to boost its data center presence in South Africa in the coming few years.
Africa Should Capitalize On a 'Demographic Dividend'
Gabriella Jeakins  
10/29/2018   Post a comment
Ahead of AfricaCom 2018, IBM's Elizabeth Ntonjira discusses disruptive technologies, equality and inclusion, Africa's demographic dividend and more.
Nigeria Dominates MTN's Quarterly Update
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10/29/2018   Post a comment
MTN's quarterly update for the period ended 30 September 2018 showed just how important Nigeria is to MTN's business, and also what a major problem that same market continues to pose.
Africa's 4G User Base Doubling Every Year — Report
Wei Shi  
10/29/2018   Post a comment
There will be more 4G users than 3G users in Africa by 2021, according to a new industry forecast from research firm Xalam Analytics.
Millicom's Mobile Ops Still Growing
Ray Le Maistre  
10/26/2018   Post a comment
Millicom may not be focused on its African mobile operations and more but what it still owns continued to add customers during the third quarter.
Intelsat, AMN Join Forces to Connect Ultra-Rural Sub-Saharan Africa
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10/26/2018   Post a comment
Intelsat makes a strategic investment in AMN to accelerate the adoption of mobile connectivity in the region and close the digital divide.
Six Investors to Pump $1.25B into Airtel Africa
Ray Le Maistre  
10/25/2018   Post a comment
Singtel and SoftBank among the companies taking a stake in Airtel Africa ahead of its IPO.
Safaricom Celebrates Its 18th Birthday
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10/25/2018   Post a comment
Kenyan operator marks its anniversary with renewed commitment to great service and a new brand campaign to celebrate Kenyans.
M-PESA Foundation Launches Secondary School
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10/24/2018   Post a comment
M-PESA Foundation Academy will provide world class Kenyan education to talented but economically disadvantaged students from across the country.
Meet 6 Startups Transforming Africa
Gabriella Jeakins  
10/23/2018   Post a comment
Which tech startup should get the chance to win a live pitching session at this year's AfricaCom in Cape Town? You decide...
Southern East Africa Ramps Up Focus on Customer Experience: Genesys
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10/22/2018   Post a comment
Genesys Southern East Africa (SEA) expands as region seeks world-class Customer Experience (CX) solutions.
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
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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.
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