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.
In an effort to cement its position as the gateway between Egypt and the rest of Africa, Liquid Telecom plans significant data center and network investments in the country during the next three years.
Investments are being made that will benefit the citizens of Africa, improve economies and perhaps most importantly give the people of Africa the opportunity to play their part in the Fourth Industrial revolution.
Kenyan operator is putting a new base station design to the test.
The Nigerian Communications Commission says the country will be ready to launch next-generation cellular networks in 2020, despite low current 4G penetration.
More than 50 million South Africans will be covered by 4G by the end of 2018, according to MTN, making it the first operator in the country to hit that mark.
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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 ...
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