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Content posted in January 2017
Intelsat Beams Down 'Epic' Broadband Over Africa
Tim Skinner  
1/31/2017   Post a comment
It's from space! Yeahhhhhhhhhhh!
Safaricom Extends SME Fiber Rollout
Tim Skinner  
1/30/2017   Post a comment
Fiber infrastructure reaches seven Kenyan towns with the addition of Nanyuki, promising speeds of up to 20 Mbit/s for SMEs.
Airtel, Millicom in Ghana Merger Talks – Report
Tim Skinner  
1/26/2017   Post a comment
Two of Ghana's mobile network operators are believed to be in merger talks that, if fruitful, would create the country's second-largest player.
Underpinning Africa's Service-Orientated Economies
Amy Turner  
1/26/2017   Post a comment
Connectivity, spectrum allocation and automation will be key to the development of Africa's services sector, says Mott MacDonald's Bora Varliyargci.
Microsoft Teams Up With Ecobank for African Digital Transformation Strategy
Tim Skinner  
1/25/2017   Post a comment
Cloud and banking giants sign MoU to increase digital financial inclusion in Africa, but shy away from confirming an expected delivery date.
Shell Partnership Bankrolls Orange Money Across Africa
Tim Skinner  
1/24/2017   Post a comment
Orange Money due to roll out in nine new countries following partnership with energy giant Shell.
MTN Gets Chatty With AI Customer Engagement Chatbots
Tim Skinner  
1/24/2017   Post a comment
New AI project aims to bring automation to customer engagement through social media channels.
Accenture Emphasizes Digital Ambition With Exec Appointment
Tim Skinner  
1/23/2017   Post a comment
Data analytics veteran highlights consulting firm's intentions of driving digital uptake through Southern and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Kenya's Mobile Numbers Dip as Telkom Hits the Revise Button
Ray Le Maistre  
1/20/2017   1 comment
Total number of mobile users in Kenya dips to 38.5 million as Telkom Kenya revises its 'active' subscriber stats.
BBC Worldwide & Its Mission in Africa
Connecting Africa News  
1/19/2017   Post a comment
BBC Worldwide is more than just a distributor of quality content.
5 Reasons You Should Look to Africa for Mobile Video Growth
Connecting Africa News  
1/19/2017   Post a comment
Divitel's Hendrik Haandrikman explores some reasons why Africa might be of particular interest for the mobile video market.
Mastercard Targets Farmers in East Africa With m-Commerce Platform
Ray Le Maistre  
1/18/2017   Post a comment
Mastercard's 2KUZE is designed to enable farmers to undertake financial transactions on feature phones.
Liquid Teams With GlobalReach to Expand Enterprise WiFi Uptake
Ray Le Maistre  
1/17/2017   Post a comment
Liquid Telecom has brokered a new partnership to offer enhanced enterprise WiFi services to enterprises.
Discussing ‘Digital Africa’ – Empowerment Through Connectivity
Amy Turner  
1/16/2017   Post a comment
The telecom sector is one of the bright spots in sub-Saharan Arica but, as an AfricaCom panel discussion noted, there's still plenty to be done to boost digital inclusion.
On the African Horizon — The Biggest Tech and Telco Trends for 2017
Amy Turner  
1/11/2017   Post a comment
How is 2017 shaping up for the tech and telco companies in Africa? Here's a guide to some of the major trends for the coming 12 months.
Airtel Poaches Telenor Exec for Africa Leadership Role
Tim Skinner  
1/10/2017   Post a comment
Airtel Africa boosted by arrival of Telenor executive Rajeev Sethi as chief commercial officer following a year of restructuring.
GSMA Arrives 3 Months Late to Egypt’s 4G Party
Tim Skinner  
1/10/2017   Post a comment
GSMA takes three months to say it's happy Egypt launched 4G services. Good job!
Cost of 4G Damaging Africa’s LTE Ambitions - Report
Tim Skinner  
1/9/2017   2 comments
Research reveals LTE handset costs and coverage issues are the biggest barriers to African operators' 4G ambitions.
Feature Phone Popularity Surges as African Mobile Market Outgrows US
Tim Skinner  
1/6/2017   Post a comment
Handset market grows 6% to surge past US and Latin America -- due to surpass Europe by 2020.
Tech Investment in the Silicon Cape: AfricaCom Interview with Wesgro's Tim Harris
Amy Turner  
1/5/2017   Post a comment
AfricaCom TV met with Wesgro CEO Tim Harris to talk about tech hubs.
Orange Targets Long-Term Growth in Africa
Ray Le Maistre  
1/4/2017   2 comments
Orange senior exec pinpoints immediate and long-term growth opportunities in Africa, with digital services at the heart of the operator's strategy.




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Kenya and Ghana have the second and third highest mobile payment rates after global leader China, according to a new report from Boston Consulting Group.
Vodafone is not ready to call it quits on plans to sell its 55% stake in Vodafone Egypt to Saudi Telecom Company (STC).
Safaricom is launching an M-Pesa 'super-app' which will let SMEs create their own business apps within the mobile money ecosystem, according to CIO, George Njuguna, who was speaking at East Africa Com.
Communications Authority of Kenya's Mercy Wanjau told East Africa Com digital economies must have progressive policy and regulation on spectrum, data protection and digital taxation.
Space in Africa founder, Temidayo Oniosun, shares his views on the challenges and opportunities in the African space and satellite industry.
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AfricaCom Perspectives
The latest African Space Industry Annual Report from Space in Africa shows that despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, African countries are investing more in space and satellite ...
CodeSpace is a South African organization, based in Cape Town, providing young people with the skills to excel in technology careers. We caught up with the founder Emma Dicks to find out ...
The largest population growth globally is happening in Africa and innovation in agriculture is, without a doubt, an important tool to tackle food security for the rapidly growing population.
Gender-responsive policy is critical for Africa and involves the integration of gender in ICT-related strategies, policies, plans and budgets, with clear gender-equality targets. So says ...
The way in which banking and travel have embraced technology has created a "digital first" approach for people across the world. Whether it is booking flights or transferring money, many ...
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Webinars
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Thursday, August 20, 2020
11:00 A.M. South Africa Standard Time

Session One

Mobile Money 2.0: the Bright Future of Mobile Financial Service Innovation
Date: 08/20/20 @ 11:00 A.M. SAST

Speaker: Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa

Africa was the birthplace of Mobile Money and while it continues to rise in popularity, the industry is quickly evolving and launching more mobile-based financial services every day. In this Connecting Africa online event, local analysts and industry stakeholders will discuss how telcos are disrupting the financial services space and what the rise of Mobile Money 2.0 will look like for Africa.

  • From cash to mobile: heading towards a cashless society
  • Expanding MFS offerings beyond mobile money transfers
  • MNOs vs banks vs fintechs: an evolving competitive landscape
  • Unconnected and unbanked: fintech to improve financial inclusion
  • The rise of micro-loans and insurance through mobile platforms

12:15 P.M. - 12:30 P.M. BREAK

Session Two

Connecting the Next Billion: Strategies for Getting Africa On-Grid
Date 08/20/20 @ 12:30 P.M. SAST

Speaker: Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa

Africa has the fastest growing population in the world and also the youngest, with 60% of Africans under the age of 25. It is clear that the next billion connected are going to be the mobile-only generation. This digital symposium will bring industry experts together to discuss Africa’s digital divide and how to get devices into the hands of young Africans and empower them to join the digital revolution.

  • Who’s Driving? The role of government & regulator, private tech companies, and public-private partnerships
  • Device affordability: are we reaching a tipping point?
  • Status check: Satellite vs Fiber and the enduring infrastructure gap
  • Exploring the wider societal and economic benefits of a connected, digitally literate continent


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