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Content posted in February 2017
Uber: The Big Data Company
Amy Turner  
2/27/2017   Post a comment
Uber's wealth of data has allowed the tech giant to gain valuable insights into both driver partners and riders.
Cell C Spurns Telkom Takeover Advances
Tim Skinner  
2/24/2017   Post a comment
Chairman rejects approach from Telkom outright, claiming legal agreement already reached for recapitalization.
Nigeria Moves Closer To Cashless Society
Tim Skinner  
2/24/2017   Post a comment
It now costs Nigerians cash to use cash...
Examining the Digital Transformation for Financial Services
Amy Turner  
2/23/2017   Post a comment
The topic of digital financial services raises a lot of key discussion points around innovation and, particularly, competition... or collaboration.
Orange Boosts Cote d'Ivoire Capacity With 100G Rollout
Tim Skinner  
2/22/2017   Post a comment
Operator turns to Ekinops to boost its transmission capacity in Ivory Coast.
Orange FOMO Shows Famoco the Dough
Tim Skinner  
2/21/2017   Post a comment
(FOMO = Fear of Missing Out)
M-Pesa Reaches the Big One-O
Tim Skinner  
2/21/2017   Post a comment
Jelly and ice cream all round!
Challenges & Opportunities in Africa & the Middle East
Connecting Africa News  
2/20/2017   Post a comment
Ahead of MWC 2017, Ovum's Matthew Reed talks to Scott Bicheno about some of the economic and operational challenges and opportunities for mobile operators in Africa and the Middle East.
Kenyan Authorities Deny Phone-Tapping Claims
Tim Skinner  
2/17/2017   Post a comment
The Communications Authority tells Connecting Africa the 'device management' procedure is purely to prevent fraudulent activity.
The OTTs Are Eating Our Lunch – Challenging the Traditional Telco Mindset
Connecting Africa News  
2/15/2017   Post a comment
MTN's group head of digital services, Manny Teixeira, talks about the drive towards digital services and the advantages of forming partnerships with startups.
Government-Led Internet Blackout Hits Cameroon for Fifth Week
Tim Skinner  
2/15/2017   Post a comment
Blackout allegedly comes in response to Anglophonic workforces protesting the government.
Glass Half Full for Liquid as Neotel Acquisition Completes
Tim Skinner  
2/14/2017   Post a comment
Fiber player picks up South African ISP for a cool half a billion.
IBM Aims to Fill Digital Skills Gap With $70M Africa Investment
Tim Skinner  
2/13/2017   Post a comment
Fund will help 25 million young Africans gain basic and advanced digital skills over the next five years.
African Telcos Open Up on AI, Digital Transformation
Tim Skinner  
2/10/2017   2 comments
AI-as-a-service touted as the next big thing for data analysis, but gaining cultural buy-in is key, according to two of Africa's biggest operators.
Millicom Africa Exit on the Cards After Positive 2016
Tim Skinner  
2/9/2017   Post a comment
Tigo owner sees growth across the world in Q4, while selling off multiple African operations.
Optimism Grows Around African Startup Scene – Report
Tim Skinner  
2/8/2017   Post a comment
Six African startups highlighted in new report illustrating the power of combining people, money and technology.
Broadband Infraco Boosts Fiber Diet With Transport Upgrade
Tim Skinner  
2/8/2017   Post a comment
Deal with Coriant sees optical vendor provide SDN-ready hardware across vast portions of Broadband Infraco's fiber network.
Facebook Adds Friends in Africa to 'Unite for a Better Internet'
Tim Skinner  
2/7/2017   Post a comment
Internet giant charms public and private companies across the continent with pledge to improve online safety for Africans.
London Calling for South African IoT Startup Expansion
Tim Skinner  
2/6/2017   Post a comment
IoT.nxt says London is next after successful first year.
MTN Ignites Digital Transformation With Executive Appointments
Tim Skinner  
2/3/2017   1 comment
Continent-wide executive recruitment to drive MTN's group transformation initiative.
Data Uptake Drives Return to Growth for Airtel Africa
Tim Skinner  
2/2/2017   Post a comment
Telco hits back with impressive quarter after questions over its future in the African market.
Zimbabwe's Regulatory U-turn – What a Mess
Tim Skinner  
2/1/2017   Post a comment
Regulator imposes regulation, argues about it, insists on it, then pulls it. Congratulations all round.




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