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Content posted in October 2017
Changing the Mindset & Getting the Eyeballs: African Broadcasting in the Age of Digital Disruption
Connecting Africa News  
10/29/2017   Post a comment
Africa's public service broadcasters need to embrace new models and platforms if they are to engage audiences, make money and survive in a digital content age, reports Chris Read.
MTN Reports Dip in Customer Base
Connecting Africa News  
10/27/2017   Post a comment
Declines in Nigeria and Uganda take MTN's total customer base number down by 0.7% to 230.2 million.
Digital Africa, the Impact of Mobile, and Regulatory Issues: An AfricaCom Panel Debate
Connecting Africa Video  
10/25/2017   1 comment
A top class panel of industry specialists gathered at the 20th anniversary launch of AfricaCom in July to discuss the impact of mobile connectivity and digital services on the the personal and business lives of Africans.
"I'm a Proud Capetonian -- I Love That This City Gets to Host This Magnificent Event": AfricaCom Interview with Bradley Shaw
Amy Turner  
10/25/2017   Post a comment
Bradley Shaw from NuRAN Wireless talks about Africa's networking needs and the impact that mobile connectivity can have on communities.
Strategizing African Telecoms' Future: AfricaCom interview with Ellie Hagopian
Amy Turner  
10/23/2017   Post a comment
Industry consultant Ellie Hagopian discusses hot trends in Africa's telecoms sector and her participation in this year's AfricaCom.
Millicom Heads for African Exit Door: Reports
Connecting Africa News  
10/20/2017   Post a comment
Mobile operator is seeking to offload what is left of its mobile network empire in Africa, according to a report from TMT Finance.
Middle East & Africa a Bright Spot for Ericsson
Connecting Africa News  
10/20/2017   Post a comment
Ericsson's business is in decline currently but the Middle East and Africa region is a bright spot for the mobile network infrastructure vendor.
Orange Builds On Its Brand in Sierra Leone
Ray Le Maistre  
10/18/2017   Post a comment
Following network expansion and improvements, Orange has introduced its brand in Sierra Leone.
Hurricane Electric PoPs Into Nairobi
Ray Le Maistre  
10/17/2017   1 comment
International IP network operator opens its third African point of presence (PoP), setting up in Nairobi's East Africa Data Centre, and plans further expansion across the continent.
Big Data as a Catalyst For Big Change
Connecting Africa News  
10/16/2017   1 comment
The processing and analysis of major volumes of data can deliver significant business benefits for African companies.
South African Operator Eyes Radical Approach to Network Management
Ray Le Maistre  
10/12/2017   1 comment
IBM is engaging with a major telecoms operator in South Africa on a potential leap to next-generation network management capabilities.
Africa's Social and Economic Challenges Addressed by 'Infostructure'
Connecting Africa News  
10/11/2017   1 comment
The Internet of Things (IoT) is set to have a dramatic impact in Africa and that is reflected in the agenda at this year's AfricaCom.
Safaricom Rolls Out FTTH, Eyes Smart Home Opportunity
Ray Le Maistre  
10/10/2017   Post a comment
Kenyan operator has plans to deliver smart home services once high-speed connections are in place.
It's Not Where, It's What, Says Motorola
Connecting Africa News  
10/6/2017   1 comment
Location is not a key consideration in the world of critical communications, according to Motorola.
Africa Set for 100 4G Networks by Year End
Ray Le Maistre  
10/5/2017   Post a comment
Africa is in line to have more than 100 commercial 4G LTE networks by the end of 2017 and about 40 million 4G users, according to Xalam Analytics data shared during a Connecting Africa webinar.
Tracking Liberia's Transition of Power
Stacey Knott  
10/5/2017   Post a comment
Technology is playing a key role in enabling a democratic process in Liberia.
Safaricom Boasts Increasing Positive Impact on Kenyan Economy
Connecting Africa News  
10/4/2017   1 comment
Country's leading mobile operator claims its financial contribution to the Kenyan economy increased 17% in the 2016/17 fiscal year, but it's not all good news...
The Costs of Delivering a Body of Evidence
Connecting Africa News  
10/3/2017   1 comment
Mission critical communications technology, such as dedicated smartphone apps for police forces, are proving useful and economical in the field.
Level 3 Adds to Africa's Cloud Service Options
Ray Le Maistre  
10/2/2017   Post a comment
International operator extends its cloud-based Adaptive Network Security into Africa.




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