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.
Major Indian telco is believed to have appointed banks to coordinate the IPO of its African business.
Using WiMax to connect sparse populations in rural areas could be an efficient route to providing Internet access for other markets too.
The new undersea South Atlantic Inter Link (SAIL) fiber connection, built by Huawei Marine, is the first of its kind to directly connect Africa and Latin America across the south Atlantic.
The pilot network delivered a download speed of 1.7 Gbit/s.
The South African fintech startup's solution enables 20,000 merchants to receive card payments.
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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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