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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
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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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