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Content posted in February 2019
Africa & Middle East Shine for Orange
Wei Shi  
2/21/2019   Post a comment
Major mobile operator Orange says its AME business was a major growth contributor in 2018.
MTN's Ugandan Woes Deepen
Wei Shi  
2/15/2019   Post a comment
The mobile operator's CEO is the latest to be deported from the eastern African country.
Are Africa's Mobile Operators Getting Shortchanged by MWC?
Connecting Africa News  
2/14/2019   Post a comment
It is the biggest annual event for the mobile industry in the world, but is the GSMA's Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona, with its heay focus on 5G, neglecting the world's fastest growing telecoms continent? It looks that way.
Loon to Land Third Ground Station in Kenya
Wei Shi  
2/14/2019   Post a comment
Working with Telkom Kenya, Alphabet subsidiary Loon is to add another ground station to expand its coverage.
Safaricom Turns to Allot to Shore Up Security, Boost QoE
Wei Shi  
2/13/2019   Post a comment
Kenya's leading mobile operator is deploying technology from Israeli vendor Allot to make its network more secure and enhance the quality of experience (QoE) it can deliver to its customers.
Telkom, Airtel Finally Get Engaged
Ray Le Maistre  
2/11/2019   Post a comment
At the second time of asking, Kenya's second- and third-largest mobile operators agree a merger deal to create a stronger rival to Safaricom.
Why MTN Will Want a Jumia IPO
Wei Shi  
2/11/2019   Post a comment
The operator would improve its financial position if Nigerian digital e-commerce giant Jumia lists its shares on the New York exchange.
WACS Subsea Cable Upgrade Completed by Huawei Marine
Wei Shi  
2/6/2019   Post a comment
Huawei Marine has finished the upgrade of the world's longest 100G undersea cable, which links West Africa with Europe.
Africa Honors Safer Internet Day
Wei Shi  
2/6/2019   Post a comment
Telcos, Web services giants, NGOs and governments joined hands to honor Safer Internet Day, which this year had a focus on children and the young netizens and the slogan 'Together for a better internet.'
MFN Launches Broadband Service Provider for Afrikaans Market
Connecting Africa News  
2/5/2019   Post a comment
MetroFibre Networx (MFN) has launched Aitsa.com, an Internet Service Provider (ISP) that will focus on providing broadband connectivity to the Afrikaans community in South Africa.
IX Reach Expands Into Africa via Djibouti Data Center
Connecting Africa News  
2/5/2019   Post a comment
SDN-enabled connectivity and peering specialist IX Reach is taking residency at the Djibouti Data Center as it expands its presence into Africa.
Berkshire Partners Takes Control of Data Center Specialist Teraco
Ray Le Maistre  
2/2/2019   Post a comment
Investment firm Berkshire Partners LLC has acquired a majority stake in Teraco Data Environments, a major provider of colocation data center infrastructure in South Africa.
Airtel Africa Gets Another Cash Injection, Adds Customers
Ray Le Maistre  
2/1/2019   Post a comment
Qatar Investment Authority is to invest US$200 million in Airtel's Africa operations, becoming the latest external investor to pump money into the regional operation.
Standard Chartered Takes Its Digital Banking to Four More African Countries
Connecting Africa News  
2/1/2019   Post a comment
Following on from its 2018 launch in Côte d'Ivoire in March 2018, Standard Chartered plans to launch its digital bank service in four more countries.




Latest Articles
Major mobile operator Orange says its AME business was a major growth contributor in 2018.
The mobile operator's CEO is the latest to be deported from the eastern African country.
Working with Telkom Kenya, Alphabet subsidiary Loon is to add another ground station to expand its coverage.
Kenya's leading mobile operator is deploying technology from Israeli vendor Allot to make its network more secure and enhance the quality of experience (QoE) it can deliver to its customers.
At the second time of asking, Kenya's second- and third-largest mobile operators agree a merger deal to create a stronger rival to Safaricom.
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