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Content posted in December 2016
Africa Still Below 30% Internet Penetration: Report
Connecting Africa News  
12/23/2016   1 comment
Internet access penetration rate for the continent is just 28.7% compared to a world average of 50.1%.
Africa’s FTTH Boom is Here: Report
Connecting Africa News  
12/22/2016   1 comment
Xalam Analytics expects number of African homes/premises passed by fiber to reach 2 million in 2017.
Ooredoo Algeria Hits 1.2Tbit/s in Optical Field Trial
Connecting Africa News  
12/21/2016   1 comment
Operator looks to next generation transmission technology to support its backbone upgrade requirements.
Celebrating Digital Africa: The AfricaCom Awards 2016
Amy Turner  
12/20/2016   Post a comment
The AfricaCom Awards 2016 celebrated and paid tribute to the industry initiatives that improved connectivity and spearheaded social empowerment on the African continent.
Liquid Telecom Wins Approval for $470M Neotel Deal
Connecting Africa News  
12/16/2016   1 comment
Operator's network to span 40,000km following acquisition in South Africa.
Fuelling Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship: AfricaCom Interview With Bisila Bokoko
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12/16/2016   Post a comment
Amy Turner spoke to pioneering businesswoman, philanthropist and entrepreneur Bisila Bokoko at AfricaCom 2016.
Liquid Telecom Expands Into Tanzania With Raha Acquisition
Connecting Africa News  
12/14/2016   1 comment
Regulatory approval seals Liquid's deal to take majority stake in local ISP.
Vodacom Extends Fiber Network Through Third-Party Wholesale Deals
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12/12/2016   Post a comment
South African operator makes use of mix of tactics to extend FTTH reach.
Orange Brings New Color to Moroccan 4G Player Méditel
Connecting Africa News  
12/9/2016   1 comment
Morocco is Orange's second-largest market after Egypt in the Middle East and Africa.
China Telecom Global Picks Djibouti as Hub for East Africa Expansion
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12/8/2016   Post a comment
International unit of Chinese telco is part of consortium behind the new SEA-ME-WE 5 submarine cable.
Africa's Comms Market: Where's the Growth?
Ray Le Maistre  
12/7/2016   Post a comment
Mobile subscription numbers are, as you'd expect, set to rise in the coming five years, but by how much? And what about Pay-TV and FTTX? Ovum's dashboard has the forecasts.
IoT and Smart Cities Africa - AfricaCom Interview with Accelerate Cape Town's Juliet Prowse
Connecting Africa News  
12/5/2016   1 comment
We sat down with Accelerate Cape Town's Programme Director, Juliet Prowse, to chat about the organisation's work and key priorities.
iWayAfrica Launches Jola VSAT Service to Boost Connectivity
Connecting Africa News  
12/1/2016   Post a comment
Jola is the second service to emerge from a new partnership between Gondwana International Networks and Intelsat.
Africa Nears 1B Mobile Subs Landmark, Says Ovum
Ray Le Maistre  
12/1/2016   1 comment
The number of mobile subscriptions in Africa is set to cross the 1 billion mark before the end of 2016, according to research house Ovum.




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