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.
High spectrum prices are having negative impacts on consumers, according to a new report from the GSM Association.
The Kenyan operator is trying to equip in-house staff with the skills it will need to thrive in a digital age.
Cloud services in Africa will run on both public and private cloud platforms and be provided by a mix of global players and local or regional players, finds industry analyst.
Connecting Africa's 'Cloud Evolution in Africa' webinar revealed that cloud services are a game changer for Africa and without adequate access to these services, digital transformation loses some of its depth and meaning.
With mobile tower valuations making global headlines, African operator Helios Towers dusts off its IPO papers with a planned listing on the London Stock exchange and talk of expansion.
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
2:00 PM SAST
Artificial intelligence (AI) is impacting operations across multiple industry verticals, but how can it be put to good use by communications network operators across Africa?
This webinar cuts through the hype surrounding AI to look at how it is already being used by mobile and fixed line network operators and the impact it can have an operational and business strategies.
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
01:00 PM South Africa Standard Time
The introduction of 4G mobile broadband services across Africa has been transformative for individual users, businesses and economies, as well as the continent's mobile operators, but now the world is getting excited about the potential of 5G.
This webinar looks at the evolving role of 4G across Africa and how 5G will play a role in the development of digital, connected economies.
This webinar is part of the Connecting Africa Digital Series, which is produced in association with AfricaCom.
More Industry Announcements
- Angola Cables, TM Global Explore New Subsea Route
Tuesday, September 17, 2019
- Vodacom Tanzania & Smart Lab Partner to Support Business Startups
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
- Airtel Africa Boasts 100M+ Customers
Wednesday, August 28, 2019
- Cell C Responds to S&P Downgrade
Friday, August 23, 2019
- VMware IT Academy: Virtualize Africa Programme Expands to Enhance Digital Skills in Africa
Tuesday, August 20, 2019
- Two Years Until Infrastructure-as-a-Service Boom Hits SA
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
- MTN Nigeria Moves Fintech Strategy Forward
Monday, July 29, 2019
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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 ...
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 ...