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Content posted in November 2016
The Importance of Securing Pay-TV
Connecting Africa News  
11/30/2016   1 comment
As hybrid set-top boxes become increasingly popular, pay-TV operators must consider their security challenges and strategies.
Tackling the Innovation Summit - AfricaCom TV Interview with Deshun Deysel
Connecting Africa News  
11/28/2016   1 comment
South African entrepreneur and mountaineer Deshun Deysel talked to AfricaCom TV about business success and gave advice to technology startups.
Equipping the Next Generation of Tech Leaders -- ASTARS at AfricaCom 2016
Connecting Africa News  
11/24/2016   Post a comment
ASTARS, an invite-only day-long series of sessions designed to help Africa's rising stars shape the region's digital future, opened the week-long festival events that is AfricaCom.
Fostering Mobile Technology for Social Change
Connecting Africa News  
11/23/2016   Post a comment
Praekelt.org in partnership with Facebook is looking to partner with 100 software developers and social change organisations.
AfricaCom Video: Day 3 Highlights
Connecting Africa News  
11/22/2016   Post a comment
Highlights from day three of the record-breaking AfricaCom 2016 event in Cape Town.
Sub-Saharan Africa Has Highest Mobile Subs Growth Rate
Connecting Africa News  
11/21/2016   Post a comment
Ericsson's Sub-Saharan Africa Mobility Report found the region's mobile subscriptions are growing at a faster rate than any other region in the world.
Africa Racing Towards Gigabit Connectivity
Guy Zibi  
11/21/2016   2 comments
Current FTTH broadband penetration may be limited in Africa, but there are signs of an ultra-broadband revolution made even more notable by the unique nature of some of its characteristics, notes Guy Zibi, principal at Xalam Analytics.
AfricaCom Video: Day 2 Highlights
Connecting Africa News  
11/18/2016   2 comments
Highlights from day two of the record-breaking AfricaCom 2016 event in Cape Town.
Digital Inclusion for Persons with Disabilities
Connecting Africa News  
11/18/2016   1 comment
There is still much for technology cmpanies, communications service providers and government policy-makers to do to help get persons with disabilities (PWD) involved in AFrica's digital revolution.
Radio Technology and Connecting the Last Mile - AfricaCom Interview with Vanu's CEO Dr Vanu Bose
Amy Turner  
11/17/2016   Post a comment
At AfricaCom 2016, Vanu Inc.'s founder and CEO, who participated in the Visions for Africa keynote panel session that tackled the barriers to connectivity in Africa, talks to Connecting Africa's Amy Turner.
Meet Our iPhone 7 Winner from Telkom
Connecting Africa News  
11/17/2016   Post a comment
In our prize draw for AfricaCom attendees who registered for the Connecting Africa community, Telkom's Molatelo Mathikhithela got lucky!
AfricaCom Video: Day 1 Highlights
Connecting Africa News  
11/17/2016   Post a comment
A snapshot of day one at AfricaCom 2016 in Cape Town as thousands of attendees flooded into Cape Town's International Convention Centre.
Africa's Operators Lack Service Inspiration, Says Unitel CEO
Ray Le Maistre  
11/16/2016   Post a comment
CEO of Angolan operator Unitel says Africa's operators lack new services ideas and need to learn from the web services/OTT giants.
Congratulations to Our iPhone 7 Winner from Safaricom
Connecting Africa News  
11/16/2016   1 comment
Musalia Kihamba registered to be a member of the Connecting Africa community while he was at the AfricaCom event and walked away with a new iPhone 7! Now you could win one too!
Live Stream from AfricaCom 2016
Connecting Africa Video  
11/16/2016   Post a comment
AfricaCom is the largest and most influential Africa-focused tech event in the world – the meeting place for those driving Africa’s digital transformation. The event is now a week-long festival of thought-provoking content, immersive satellite events, and unique networking experiences. Join us for live streaming of speakers at Africa Com! The live stream will start at 9:00 am Cape Town/2:00 am New York.
Flexenclosure Boasts Tower Power Breakthrough
Ray Le Maistre  
11/16/2016   Post a comment
Power management system specialist claims it has developed the first hybrid power system for remote telecom tower deployment that is fit for outdoor conditions across Africa.
MTN Puts Its Faith in NB-IoT, Vodacom to Follow
Ray Le Maistre  
11/15/2016   1 comment
Pan-African operator MTN has high hopes for Internet of Things services in Africa, starting with smart metering, while Vodacom is also planning an NB-IoT launch.
Can Social Media Be a Powerful Tool for Africa's Digital Architects?
Ray Le Maistre  
11/14/2016   Post a comment
Mich Atagana, head of communications and public affairs at Google South Africa, says social media can be a powerful tool for Africa's business community but some best practices need to be learned first.
How End-to-End Networks Can Deliver Digital Connectivity in Africa
Connecting Africa News  
11/14/2016   Post a comment
The deployment of end-to-end networks designed to deliver digital connectivity can result in economic development and social empowerment in Africa, believes Nokia's Jan Liebenberg.
The Digital Content Juggernaut in Africa
Connecting Africa News  
11/11/2016   3 comments
Rapid smartphone uptake and faster data access services have fuelled Africa's digital content market, with gaming leading the way, writes Atul Madan, Senior Vice-President and Head, Digital Services, at Mahindra Comviva.
Welcome to Connecting Africa
Ray Le Maistre  
11/9/2016   4 comments
Africa's digital communications, services and entertainment market deserves an A-grade online community, and now it's got one.
The Entertainment Industry – Not Just Fun and Games
Connecting Africa News  
11/9/2016   3 comments
Africa's entertainment industry, often an afterthought in the region's tech industry discussions, is thriving and pushing the continent forward, argues African Business Review's Editor, Wedaeli Chibelushi.
IoT Jamming Mobile Networks in Africa
Connecting Africa News  
11/8/2016   5 comments
Rising volumes of IoT traffic are set to put a signaling strain on mobile networks across Africa, writes Ofer Gottfried, CTO at Flash Networks.
AfricaCom Speaker Spotlight – M-KOPA's Andreas Fruhen
Connecting Africa News  
11/7/2016   2 comments
M-KOPA's Deputy CTO, Andreas Fruhen, talks about Africa's energy ecosystem, M-KOPA's work in the region and his upcoming presentation at AfricaCom.
The Countdown to AfricaCom 2016
Connecting Africa News  
11/6/2016   3 comments
There's just one week to go until AfricaCom, the continent's largest technology and telecommunications event, kicks off in the Silicon Cape.
AHUB powered by Ericsson | AfricaCom News - Episode 2
Connecting Africa Video  
11/6/2016   Post a comment
In this AHUB episode of AfricaCom TV, we showcase the startups that are actively shaping the African tech landscape.
AfricaCom 2016 - Economic development and social empowerment through digital connectivity
Connecting Africa Video  
11/5/2016   Post a comment
The bigger, better, bolder AfricaCom is here: AfricaCom has now evolved into a week-long festival of tech, telco and digital events.
Data Centre Solutions for the Angolan IT and Telco Sectors - A Flexenclosure Case Study
Connecting Africa News  
11/4/2016   2 comments
IT and telecommunication operators in Africa are looking to cost effective and swiftly built data centre solutions to cope with the continent's data boom.
WIOCC's CEO on Africa's Traffic Growth & Somalia's Digital Transformation
Connecting Africa Video  
11/4/2016   Post a comment
Chris Wood, CEO of wholesale network operator WIOCC, talks about the network capacity drivers in Africa and the digital transformation underway in Somalia.
"Smart cities in Africa are inevitable" - Full interview with Nigel Bruin, Huawei
Connecting Africa Video  
11/2/2016   Post a comment
Huawei Principal Consultant Nigel Bruin talks about how National Broadband Networks are going to be the major linchpin for connectivity development on the African continent, providing high-quality access to key cloud and IoT services.
Convenience 2.0 - The Platform for Life
Connecting Africa News  
11/1/2016   Post a comment
Media companies need to make strong alliances and smart moves that offer customers a single interface for everything they do, writes Mark Casey, Deloitte Global Media & Entertainment Leader.




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