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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
Connecting Africa News  
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
Connecting Africa News  
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
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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
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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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Vodafone is not ready to call it quits on plans to sell its 55% stake in Vodafone Egypt to Saudi Telecom Company (STC).
Safaricom is launching an M-Pesa 'super-app' which will let SMEs create their own business apps within the mobile money ecosystem, according to CIO, George Njuguna, who was speaking at East Africa Com.
Communications Authority of Kenya's Mercy Wanjau told East Africa Com digital economies must have progressive policy and regulation on spectrum, data protection and digital taxation.
Space in Africa founder, Temidayo Oniosun, shares his views on the challenges and opportunities in the African space and satellite industry.
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The latest African Space Industry Annual Report from Space in Africa shows that despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, African countries are investing more in space and satellite ...
CodeSpace is a South African organization, based in Cape Town, providing young people with the skills to excel in technology careers. We caught up with the founder Emma Dicks to find out ...
The largest population growth globally is happening in Africa and innovation in agriculture is, without a doubt, an important tool to tackle food security for the rapidly growing population.
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Thursday, August 20, 2020
11:00 A.M. South Africa Standard Time

Session One

Mobile Money 2.0: the Bright Future of Mobile Financial Service Innovation
Date: 08/20/20 @ 11:00 A.M. SAST

Speaker: Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa

Africa was the birthplace of Mobile Money and while it continues to rise in popularity, the industry is quickly evolving and launching more mobile-based financial services every day. In this Connecting Africa online event, local analysts and industry stakeholders will discuss how telcos are disrupting the financial services space and what the rise of Mobile Money 2.0 will look like for Africa.

  • From cash to mobile: heading towards a cashless society
  • Expanding MFS offerings beyond mobile money transfers
  • MNOs vs banks vs fintechs: an evolving competitive landscape
  • Unconnected and unbanked: fintech to improve financial inclusion
  • The rise of micro-loans and insurance through mobile platforms

12:15 P.M. - 12:30 P.M. BREAK

Session Two

Connecting the Next Billion: Strategies for Getting Africa On-Grid
Date 08/20/20 @ 12:30 P.M. SAST

Speaker: Paula Gilbert, Editor, Connecting Africa

Africa has the fastest growing population in the world and also the youngest, with 60% of Africans under the age of 25. It is clear that the next billion connected are going to be the mobile-only generation. This digital symposium will bring industry experts together to discuss Africa’s digital divide and how to get devices into the hands of young Africans and empower them to join the digital revolution.

  • Who’s Driving? The role of government & regulator, private tech companies, and public-private partnerships
  • Device affordability: are we reaching a tipping point?
  • Status check: Satellite vs Fiber and the enduring infrastructure gap
  • Exploring the wider societal and economic benefits of a connected, digitally literate continent


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