News & Views
Content posted in November 2016
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Google's 2019 Year in Search has revealed the top searches in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa during the past year.
Vodacom's financial services department is planning to expand into savings and investments and has a multi-purpose'super-app' in the works.
Ongoing power blackouts across South Africa are putting pressure on the country's mobile networks and impacting services for users.
Analysts say that forcing Vodacom and MTN to drop prices could actually make it harder for Cell C and Telkom to retain customers.
French operator Orange has unveiled its new strategic plan, Engage2025, and Africa has an important place in it.
At the recent AfricaCom event in Cape Town we spoke to Chafic Traboulsi, head of networks for Ericsson, Middle East and Africa, about the ...
Avanti Country Manager and Sales Director for Southern Africa, Brenden Pronk, discusses the latest development at Avanti and calls for the ...
Parallel Wireless's Christoph Fitih shared how the company's 2G/3G/4G/5G software-enabled Open Network solution is helping telcos in Africa deploy ...
This new video will inspire companies to reimagine their business for success in a world where connectivity is more than a commodity.
SPONSORED VIDEO: Kontron's Luc-Yves Pagal Vinette discusses software-defined networking (SDN) in developing markets and how Kontron is ...
Monday, November 4, 2019
1:00 p.m. South Africa / 11 a.m. London
The Internet of Things (IoT) offers many positive opportunities for enterprises large and small. Join this webinar to find out how major South African freight logistics company is using IoT technology and systems to its operational and business advantage.
More Industry Announcements
- Vodacom Launches VodaLend Business Advance for SMEs
Friday, November 22, 2019
- Orange Builds New African Backbone
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
- AfricaCom: MTN Launches 5G Trial With Huawei on Golden Band
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
- Ovum Unveils Its Africa Digital Outlook 2020
Monday, November 11, 2019
- Seacom Partners With Vodacom to Expand Reach Across Africa
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
- Airtel Africa & Mastercard Partner to Connect 100M Africans With Virtual Card
Friday, October 11, 2019
- Vodacom Foundation & Google Partnership to Accelerate Africa's Digital Skills Development
Monday, October 7, 2019
Connecting Africa Editor Paula Gilbert and Telecoms.com Deputy Editor Jamie Davies provide insights into the final day of AfricaCom 2019 and a ...
Connecting Africa Editor Paula Gilbert chats about key topics from day two at AfricaCom 2019, including 4G vs. 5G, Liquid Telecom's new fiber link ...
Connecting Africa Editor Paula Gilbert and Telecoms.com Deputy Editor Jamie Davies provide their insights into topics such as spectrum ...
Connecting Africa editor Paula Gilbert discusses the key trends in Africa's ICT sector, including the fourth industrial revolution and digital ...
AfricaCom TV caught up with Herman Singh, MTN's Group Chief Digital Officer, during the 20th anniversary event. Singh discussed the role of mobile ...
The possibilities that the Internet of Things (IoT) and its millions of connected devices create are infinite and can bring many benefits to consumers and society as a whole. However, they ...
The shortlist has been announced of five innovative companies which are in the running for the AfricaCom's AHUB Pitch & Win 2019 competition, in partnership with GSMA.
Given the size of the contribution the mobile industry makes to the sub-Saharan African economy, it could be argued that the region's businesses and enterprises have more at stake in the ...
All AfricaCom Perspectives
Underpinned by its socio-economic transformation, Africa is narrowing the gap in technological and digital divides. This, for the most part, will be driven by its highly-adaptive and ...