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Content posted in April 2017
Kenya’s Digital Age: East Africa Com Interview with Bamba Television's Danny Mucira
Connecting Africa News  
4/28/2017   1 comment
Ahead of his appearance at East Africa Com, Bamba Digital Television's General Manager Danny Mucira talks to Connecting Africa about the development of digital TV in Kenya.
Kaspersky Lab Spies Pent Up Demand for Managed Security
Ray Le Maistre  
4/27/2017   Post a comment
New partner program aims to bring managed security services to all types of enterprise users across Africa.
How Econet Helped to Bring Netflix to Africa
Ray Le Maistre  
4/26/2017   Post a comment
Econet has put its partnership and technical skills to good use to help bring Netflix, and other pay-TV services, to Africa.
Tech Tackling Malaria – #WorldMalariaDay
Amy Turner  
4/25/2017   Post a comment
On World Malaria Day, Connecting Africa looks at how telecom tech is helping to combat the terrible threat presented by mosquitos.
Developing a Digital Innovation Culture & Driving the ICT4D Program
Amy Turner  
4/25/2017   Post a comment
ICT4D, or ICT for development for the uninitiated, plays an important role in the advancement of Africa's digital future.
Now Vodafone Egypt Invests in Improved Customer Experience
Ray Le Maistre  
4/21/2017   2 comments
Is 2017 the year for customer experience-centric investments by Africa's communications service providers?
Liquid Telecom Broadens Its Broadband Reach With Intelsat Deal
Connecting Africa News  
4/20/2017   1 comment
African broadband operator is adding capacity on Intelsat's platform to extend its reach to business customers.
How East Africa's Tech SMEs are Branching Out
Connecting Africa News  
4/19/2017   1 comment
A new report highlights the internationalization of East Africa's small- and medium-sized technology companies.
Tigo Tanzania Invests in Customer Care for Competitive Edge
Ray Le Maistre  
4/18/2017   Post a comment
Tigo Tanzania invests in a next-gen call center as it battles for market share with key rivals Airtel and Vodacom.
M-Tiba Hits User Milestone
Connecting Africa News  
4/17/2017   Post a comment
Kenya's mobile health wallet service now has more than 500,000 users.
Boardroom Boost for Fintech Specialist MFS Africa
Ray Le Maistre  
4/12/2017   1 comment
Influential mobile and m-commerce executive joins board of fintech specialist company MFS Africa.
Inspiring Tech Entrepreneurship in Africa
Amy Turner  
4/11/2017   Post a comment
Bisila Bokoko and Deshun Deysel offer advice and experience to prospective tech startups in Africa.
Botswana's BTC Gets 4G Wooden Spoon
Iain Morris  
4/10/2017   Post a comment
Botswana's telecom incumbent finally joins its two rivals in the 4G market.
Tuning In to the Kwesé TV Service
Connecting Africa News  
4/7/2017   1 comment
Joseph Hundah believes there's a real opportunity to develop a TV services with mobile viewing at its heart.
Sudatel Joins Zain in Sudan's 4G Market
Iain Morris  
4/5/2017   Post a comment
Sudanese incumbent gets into the 4G business about a year after its biggest rival turns on the country's first 4G service.
Ericsson Reshuffle Brings New Top Team to Africa
Ray Le Maistre  
4/4/2017   Post a comment
Following the recent revamp of its management team, Rafiah Ibrahim and Arun Bansal are Ericsson's top execs for Africa and they have their work cut out.
WebNMS Teams Up to Bring IoT-Enabled Solutions to East Africa
Connecting Africa News  
4/4/2017   1 comment
IoT platform specialist has struck a partnership with Energy Monitoring Ltd. to offer "end-to-end" IoT systems in East Africa that are designed to manage energy usage and industrial operations.
Tackling the Innovation Summit with Deshun Deysel
Amy Turner  
4/3/2017   Post a comment
Mountaineer, entrepreneur and educator Deshun Deysel shared her experience and thoughts on inspiration, innovation and development.




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Wednesday, October 2, 2019
2:00 PM SAST

Artificial intelligence (AI) is impacting operations across multiple industry verticals, but how can it be put to good use by communications network operators across Africa?

This webinar cuts through the hype surrounding AI to look at how it is already being used by mobile and fixed line network operators and the impact it can have an operational and business strategies.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
01:00 PM South Africa Standard Time

The introduction of 4G mobile broadband services across Africa has been transformative for individual users, businesses and economies, as well as the continent's mobile operators, but now the world is getting excited about the potential of 5G.

This webinar looks at the evolving role of 4G across Africa and how 5G will play a role in the development of digital, connected economies.

This webinar is part of the Connecting Africa Digital Series, which is produced in association with AfricaCom.

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