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Content posted in December 2017
TE SubCom Starts Work on DARE Subsea Cable
Ray Le Maistre  
12/29/2017   Post a comment
Submarine network construction specialist has started building the Djibouti Africa Regional Express (DARE) network.
Airtel Faces Battle for Tanzania Unit
Connecting Africa News  
12/22/2017   Post a comment
Tanzania's President John Magufuli has called into question the validity of Bharti Airtel's 60% stake in a local mobile operator but the Indian giant says its acquisition was all done by the book.
Africa's Smartphone Market Still in the Doldrums: IDC
Connecting Africa News  
12/21/2017   Post a comment
Third quarter shipments might be up compared with the previous three months but sales volumes are still down compared with a year ago, according to numbers from IDC.
MTN Launches Connected Car Usage-Based Insurance Service
Connecting Africa News  
12/20/2017   Post a comment
Working with technology partners Huawei, South African operator MTN has launched a connected car service that tracks and monitors vehicles and enables usage-based insurance.
Airtel Snaps Up Tigo Rwanda
Iain Morris  
12/19/2017   Post a comment
Bharti Airtel to merge its Rwandan network with that of local rival Millicom.
Liquid Telecom Partners Zambian Startup Hub
Iain Morris  
12/15/2017   Post a comment
The operator will provide Internet connectivity and cloud services to technology players in Zambia.
Huawei Launches OpenLab in Egypt
Connecting Africa News  
12/13/2017   Post a comment
Chinese technology giant will use the facility to build an ICT ecosystem in Northern Africa.
Airtel Downplays Africa Exit Talk – Report
Iain Morris  
12/12/2017   1 comment
Indian operator denies it has talked about quitting African markets but says it remains open to merger possibilities.
Tunisie Telecom to Test Cryptocurrency for Mobile Finance
Ray Le Maistre  
12/12/2017   1 comment
Tunisian operator is engaging with cryptocurrency startup Telcoin to check out a new way to offer mobile remittance services.
Kenya Hits 1 Million 4G Users
Ray Le Maistre  
12/11/2017   Post a comment
There were 1 million active 4G users in Kenya for the first time during November and that number is only set to grow in 2018.
WorldRemit Raises $40M, Targets 5M Customers in Africa
Connecting Africa News  
12/11/2017   Post a comment
Fintech specialist attracts further funding as it aims for 10 million users, of which half (it hopes) will be in Africa.
Making Sense of Zimbabwe's Surprisingly Solid Telecoms Market
Guy Zibi  
12/8/2017   Post a comment
Despite its recent history, Zimbabwe has a high ICT ranking and one of the most important telecoms markets in Sub-Saharan Africa.
AfricaCom Day Three: The Connected Ones
Connecting Africa News  
12/6/2017   Post a comment
The final day of this year's AfricaCom event was notable for delivering practical advice and incisive local insight.
The Role of Mobile in Expanding the Digital Economy: AfricaCom TV Interview with MTN's Herman Singh
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12/6/2017   Post a comment
AfricaCom TV caught up with Herman Singh, MTN's Group Chief Digital Officer, during the 20th anniversary event. Singh discussed the role of mobile as a platform for expanding the African digital economy and mapping Africa's journey through the 4th Industrial Revolution.
The African Impact of the Net Neutrality Debate
Guy Zibi  
12/5/2017   Post a comment
Why African regulators and telcos are paying attention to net neutrality developments in the US and elsewhere.
MTN Nigeria Turns to Nokia's Machine Learning Tech to Improve Customer Experience
Ray Le Maistre  
12/5/2017   Post a comment
Nigerian mobile operator aims to identify and rectify service quality issues quicker with Nokia software systems and ultimately improve customer experience.
The Future of African Broadcasting: AfricaCom TV Interview with John Momoh, Channels Media
Connecting Africa Video  
12/4/2017   Post a comment
What are the hallmarks of a successful African broadcaster, how can the industry remain sustainable in the long term and what does the future hold for African media? AfricaCom TV sat down with CEO and Chairman of Channels Media Group, John Momoh.
NTT Com Joins South Africa's Data Center Services Club
Ray Le Maistre  
12/1/2017   Post a comment
Global giant NTT Communications is bringing its Nexcenter data center service offering to South Africa through a partnership with Internet Solutions.




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