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.
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.
Pays $50 million deposit and prepares for full ownership of Nigeria's fourth mobile operator within 90 days.
Media reports of a lack of due process in the sale of 9mobile spell bad news for the Nigerian mobile operator.
Mobile towers company kills plan to float about 25% of the company's stock as speculation emerges of a potential M&A move.
Smartphone prices have dropped dramatically in Nigeria during the past few years, helping to fuel a surge in mobile user numbers, according to a new market report from e-commerce company Jumia.
South Africa's mobile data challenger Rain is preparing to launch its 4G services with a focus on making things simple for customers, notes the operator's CIO.
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AfricaCom TV caught up with Herman Singh, MTN's Group Chief Digital Officer, during the 20th anniversary event. Singh discussed the role of mobile ...
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A top class panel of industry specialists gathered at the 20th anniversary launch of AfricaCom in July to discuss the impact of mobile ...
THE PLACE TO SHAPE AFRICA'S DIGITAL FUTURE. Anyone who's anyone in African telecoms and technology will be at AfricaCom 2017, 7-9 November, at the ...
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