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Content posted in February 2018
MTN Teams Up With ZTE for 5G
Ray Le Maistre  
2/28/2018   Post a comment
Operator will collaborate with ZTE on 5G architectures for its networks in Africa and the Middle East.
Sudatel Teams With Liquid Telecom for FTTH Push
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2/28/2018   Post a comment
Sudanese operator signs deal with Liquid Telecom for the rollout of a fiber broadband access network.
Expereo Plan Pan-African Expansion
Connecting Africa News  
2/27/2018   Post a comment
Expereo is to open new Cloud Acceleration Hubs to provide managed data networking services in multiple markets.
Orange, OpenClassrooms Team Up to Train Young Africans in Digital Technology
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2/23/2018   Post a comment
Digital training centres will be established based on the OpenClassrooms diploma with "guaranteed employment" commitment, with the help of local partners.
Is South Africa About to Award 4G Spectrum and Incentivize Fiber Rollouts?
Ray Le Maistre  
2/22/2018   Post a comment
Budget review suggests an end to the delays in spectrum licensing and a reduction in the tax burden on network cable investments.
Kwesé Acquires Stake in iflix Africa
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2/22/2018   Post a comment
Econet Media's TV services unit Kwesé has acquired a 'significant stake' in video content specialist iflix Africa.
Orange Hails Africa Recovery, Expects Margin Growth
Iain Morris  
2/21/2018   Post a comment
Orange CEO says 'mutualization' efforts in Africa are likely to buoy earnings this year.
Safaricom Safe From the Splits, but Rural Network Sharing Likely
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2/21/2018   Post a comment
Market recommendations for Kenya no longer include separating M-PESA from its parent Safaricom, the country's dominant mobile operator, but the operator will likely be forced to share its network in some rural areas.
DOCOMO Digital, Safaricom Team Up on Google Play Store Payments
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2/21/2018   Post a comment
DOCOMO Digital partners with Safaricom to launch the first app store integration with the world's most popular mobile money service.
Altron Lands Limpopo Fiber Broadband Network Rollout Deal
Connecting Africa News  
2/19/2018   Post a comment
The Limpopo Provincial Government has awarded Altron a R585 million deal to build an open access fiber broadband access network.
Is There an Appetite for an African Mobile IPO?
Ray Le Maistre  
2/19/2018   Post a comment
Bharti Airtel is considering an IPO of its Africa operations, but might investors be as keen as the operator?
Will Standard Bank Add to South Africa's MVNO Mix?
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2/14/2018   Post a comment
Reports suggest Standard Bank is preparing to launch a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) business in South Africa, a market already hosting multiple such operations.
Disrupt or Be Disrupted: It's Do-or-Die for African Telcos in 2018
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2/14/2018   Post a comment
For African telco providers, the need to adapt in 2018 is paramount, according to Mariam Abdullahi, Telco Industry Lead at SAP Africa.
A World Made Possible by the Promise of the Pervasive Network
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2/13/2018   Post a comment
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Safaricom Launches Songa Music Streaming Service
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2/13/2018   Post a comment
Safaricom has launched a new all-inclusive music streaming service for customers and artistes.
SatADSL Targets Africa's MNOs with Cloud-Based Satellite Service Delivery Platform
Connecting Africa News  
2/12/2018   Post a comment
SatADSL leverages the cloud to enable new innovative business models for mobile network operators in Africa.
9mobile Loses More Market Share as it Awaits New Owner
Ray Le Maistre  
2/12/2018   Post a comment
Nigeria's mobile market is growing but 9mobile's customers base is shrinking, according to the latest statistics from the country's telecoms watchdog.
MTN Looks Set for Nigeria IPO -- Report
Connecting Africa News  
2/9/2018   Post a comment
An IPO for MTN's Nigeria business looks to be back on the table following a more settled financial year.
Goodwell Raises €20M
Connecting Africa News  
2/8/2018   Post a comment
Goodwell Investments has raised €20 million to invest in startups in Sub-Saharan Africa, half of which will be invested in financial services.
Why Africa's Mobile Operators Are In a Fine Mess
Ray Le Maistre  
2/7/2018   Post a comment
More and more of Africa's mobile operators are being hit with fines and financial penalties, finds a new report.
Millicom Now Focused on Tanzania, Chad
Connecting Africa News  
2/6/2018   Post a comment
Operator has shrunk its business in Africa and now operates in just two markets.
Growing Africa's Digital Ecosystem by Bringing High Touch to High Tech
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2/6/2018   Post a comment
Companies like Google, Facebook, SEC2Africa and Oradian are identifying what could be the missing links in the digital ecosystem: knowledge transfer and face-to-face interaction.
Facebook Joins Hands with Partners Across Africa for a Safer Internet
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2/6/2018   Post a comment
Aim -- Raising awareness of emerging online issues and helping to explore ways to make the Internet safer for all.
Orange Teams With CNED on Educational Content
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2/2/2018   Post a comment
Mobile service provider has partnered with the CNED (National Distance Learning Centre) to distribute educational content via smartphones.
Blaze Invests Millions in Campus Customer Service Zones
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2/2/2018   Post a comment
Safaricom's youth network has unveiled the first of seven BLAZE Campus Experience Zones.
Vodacom Reports Revenues Hike of 6.7%
Ray Le Maistre  
2/1/2018   1 comment
For the quarter ended December 31, 2017, Vodacom reported group revenues up by 6.7% to R22.6 billion.




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