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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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Kenya and Ghana have the second and third highest mobile payment rates after global leader China, according to a new report from Boston Consulting Group.
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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