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WorldRemit Sets Up Shop in South Africa, Eyes IPO
Ray Le Maistre  
1/17/2019   Post a comment
Digital money transfer specialist now has license to make money transfers from South Africa and has opened an office in Johannesburg as it seeks further funding and aims for an IPO.
Zimbabweans Blocked From Social Media, Public Internet
Wei Shi  
1/16/2019   Post a comment
Amidst anti-government protests and riots, the country's telecom operators and ISPs followed directives to shut down social media and went even further, blocking Internet access for 24 hours.
Who Might Buy Millicom's African Assets?
Ray Le Maistre  
1/16/2019   Post a comment
With Liberty Latin America in talks to acquire Millicom, what will become of the latter's African assets?
Versa Networks, BringCom Team on SD-WAN Services in East and West Africa
Connecting Africa News  
1/16/2019   Post a comment
Versa Networks and BringCom will bring secure SD-WAN service capabilities to regional service providers and SaaS operators in the region.
Helios Towers Teams With Vulatel to Expand into South Africa
Wei Shi  
1/15/2019   Post a comment
Entering into the most advanced telecom market on the African continent may also help the company's ambition to go public.
Konnect Africa Launches Internet Access Services in Côte d'Ivoire
Connecting Africa News  
1/15/2019   Post a comment
Konnect Africa's satellite Internet services are now accessible in Côte d'Ivoire through an extensive network of distributors.
Microsoft South Africa Names New MD
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1/14/2019   Post a comment
Microsoft South Africa has appointed Lillian Barnard as its new Managing Director, effective March 1.
Airtel & Telkom Rekindle Kenyan Merger Talks – Reports
Wei Shi  
1/14/2019   Post a comment
The prospect of a merger between Kenya's second- and third-largest mobile operators appears to have been revived.
Liquid Telecom Appoints Ex-Orange Exec to Lead Push into West Africa
Wei Shi  
1/11/2019   Post a comment
Liquid Telecom has appointed industry veteran Mohamed Abdel Bassit, most recently at Orange, to lead its expansion into some of the fastest growing markets on the continent.
Intelsat Joins GSMA to Get Closer to Mobile Operators
Connecting Africa News  
1/10/2019   Post a comment
Satellite operator believes joining the industry organization will help bring it closer to the mobile operator community in Africa and elsewhere and help to strengthen the ties between satellite and terrestrial networks.
Nigeria's 9mobile Suffers Further Turmoil
Wei Shi  
1/9/2019   Post a comment
Reports suggest that Teleology, the new owner, has decided to withdraw, but the situation is far from clear.
Microsoft Delays Data Center Launch
Ray Le Maistre  
1/9/2019   Post a comment
Microsoft needs more time and investment before it can open its planned data centers in South Africa, reports ITWeb.
Sub-Saharan African OTT Market to Top $1B by 2024 – Report
Wei Shi  
1/8/2019   Post a comment
Value of OTT video content will grow almost five-fold during next six years, according to Digital TV Research.
Nigeria's Mobile Market Continues to Grow, as Do 9mobile's Woes
Wei Shi  
1/7/2019   Post a comment
The Nigerian mobile market may be growing, but 9mobile's customer base is still shrinking.
Wearable Devices Market Enjoys Strong Growth — IDC
Connecting Africa News  
1/4/2019   Post a comment
The Middle East, Africa and Turkey wearable devices market has enjoyed strong growth, according to research firm IDC.
South Africa Leads the World in Demand for Constant Connectivity
Partner Perspectives  
1/3/2019   Post a comment
ARRIS's eighth annual study of global consumer technology trends, the ARRIS Consumer Entertainment Index (CEI), found that no fewer than 95% of South Africans demand 'constant connectivity.'
Econet Takes Full Control of Kwesé Iflix
Connecting Africa News  
1/2/2019   Post a comment
Streaming video services specialist Iflix has decided to exit the African market and has sold its stake in Kwesé Iflix to Econet Global, Kwesé's parent company.




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Digital money transfer specialist now has license to make money transfers from South Africa and has opened an office in Johannesburg as it seeks further funding and aims for an IPO.
Amidst anti-government protests and riots, the country's telecom operators and ISPs followed directives to shut down social media and went even further, blocking Internet access for 24 hours.
With Liberty Latin America in talks to acquire Millicom, what will become of the latter's African assets?
Entering into the most advanced telecom market on the African continent may also help the company's ambition to go public.
The prospect of a merger between Kenya's second- and third-largest mobile operators appears to have been revived.
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