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Content posted in October 2018
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
Connecting Africa News  
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
Connecting Africa News  
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
Connecting Africa News  
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
Connecting Africa News  
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
Connecting Africa News  
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
Connecting Africa News  
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.
Angola Cables: Connecting the Americas
Connecting Africa News  
10/10/2018   Post a comment
Direct connectivity to the Americas opens up new business opportunities for Angola, says Angola Cables CEO António Nunes.
GSMA Backs W20 Call to Action on Women's Digital Inclusion
Connecting Africa News  
10/10/2018   Post a comment
GSMA's call to address gender gap in Internet access and use included in W20 Final Communiqué; B20 also highlighted equality as crucial for digital economy.
AI: Human Capacity Reimagined
Gabriella Jeakins  
10/8/2018   Post a comment
AI is already having an impact in Africa, which is why the AI Summit is coming to AfricaCom in Cape Town this November.
GSMA Launches Innovation Fund For Rural Connectivity
Connecting Africa News  
10/8/2018   Post a comment
GSMA calls for applications to develop solutions to improve rural connectivity in Ghana and Uganda.
SAEx Preps East-West Subsea Cable With Alcatel Submarine Networks
Ray Le Maistre  
10/4/2018   Post a comment
The South Atlantic Express (SAEx) project, which aims to connect the Americas and Asia via South Africa, has reached the study, survey and permission phase, with Alcatel Submarine Networks looking into the details.
Sea Change for Africa With Liquid's Fiber Link?
Iain Morris  
10/1/2018   Post a comment
A new fiber connection between Cape Town and Cairo could halve latency and bring new connectivity services into African markets.




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