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Content posted in May 2017
Safaricom Urges NGOs to Help Meet Development Goals
Ray Le Maistre  
5/31/2017   Post a comment
Kenyan operator seeks assistance from non-governmental organizations (NGOs) as it aims to tackle poverty and improve prospects.
IoT, Big Data Key to Tech Disruption in East Africa
Connecting Africa News  
5/30/2017   Post a comment
With a history of communications technology innovation, East Africa looks set to benefit from new technology trends, notes East Africa Com keynote speaker.
Safaricom Pumps KSh200M Into Telecom Test Lab
Ray Le Maistre  
5/26/2017   Post a comment
With support from vendor partners such as Cisco, Huawei and Nokia, Kenyan operator has replicated its network in a lab to enable faster testing and help bring new services to market quicker.
Connecting Africa Takes to Twitter for #AfricaDay Chat
Amy Turner  
5/25/2017   Post a comment
To celebrate Africa Day, we took to Twitter for a live chat on the continent's contribution to technology innovation.
Global-IP Cayman Taps Hughes for Satellite Broadband Tech
Ray Le Maistre  
5/24/2017   Post a comment
Satellite operator is deploying the Jupiter system from Hughes Network Systems to offer broadband services across sub-Saharan Africa.
Why Microsoft's Cloud Burst Is a Game Changer
Guy Zibi  
5/23/2017   Post a comment
The launch of two data centers in South Africa by Microsoft should change the cloud landscape in Africa, writes Xalam Analytics Principal Guy Zibi.
Vodafone Foundation's 'Ambulance Taxi' Helps to Cut Maternal Mortality Rate in Tanzania
Ray Le Maistre  
5/22/2017   Post a comment
A service designed to help pregnant women get to hospital for childbirth has had a positive impact, reports Vodafone.
Microsoft Plans Cloud Services Launch in Africa in 2018
Ray Le Maistre  
5/19/2017   1 comment
IT giant will open two major data centers in South Africa to support the launch of Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and Dynamics 365.
Kenya's Digital TV Stations May Have to Unite to Survive
Connecting Africa News  
5/19/2017   1 comment
Consolidation may be on the cards in Kenya's digital TV sector, says East Africa Com speaker.
East Africa Data Centre Secures Uptime Institute Certification
Connecting Africa News  
5/18/2017   Post a comment
The new certification puts the facility in a position to host critical and sensitive data in the country just like Amazon or Rackspace.
Telkom Kenya Set for Relaunch
Connecting Africa News  
5/18/2017   1 comment
Telkom Kenya's CEO says the operator is switching from a voice-centric to a data-centric model.
The Making of Africa's Most Strategic Bandwidth Hub
Guy Zibi  
5/17/2017   Post a comment
It may be one of the smallest nations on the continent but Djibouti plays a major role in connecting Africa to the rest of the world, writes Xalam Analytics Principal Guy Zibi.
Rwanda Taps Into the Smart City Movement
Connecting Africa News  
5/16/2017   Post a comment
Government of Rwanda is working with Nokia and regional development organization SRG to bring smart city capabilities to the African nation.
The Transformational Impact of Digital Communications: East Africa Com Interview With Safaricomís Muhalia Allan
Amy Turner  
5/15/2017   Post a comment
With only a few days to go until East Africa Com 2017 kicks off in Nairobi, Connecting Africa caught up with Safaricom's senior manager of wholesale service.
Vodacom to Buy Safaricom Stake in Ä2.36B Deal
Ray Le Maistre  
5/15/2017   Post a comment
Vodacom is buying a 35% stake in Safaricom from its parent company Vodafone, a move that strengthens Vodafone's grip on the South African operator and which may have an impact on M-Pesa's future.
Fortumo Launches In Algeria, Ghana and Tanzania
Connecting Africa News  
5/12/2017   Post a comment
Mobile payments platform specialist is now offering its services in three additional African markets.
The Countdown to East Africa Com 2017: What to Expect on Day 2
Amy Turner  
5/10/2017   Post a comment
Having previously looked at the highlights for day 1, we turn our attention to the key agenda items for day 2 of East Africa Com 2017.
African Revamp Has Paid Off, Reports Airtel
Ray Le Maistre  
5/10/2017   Post a comment
Full-year financials include improving margins and data services growth.
Liquid Appoints CEO for Kenya
Connecting Africa News  
5/9/2017   Post a comment
Adil Youssefi switches from Airtel to take the helm at Liquid Telecom Kenya.
The Countdown to East Africa Com 2017: What to Expect on Day 1
Amy Turner  
5/9/2017   Post a comment
The impact of digital transformation in the communications and TV sectors is at the heart of this year's East Africa Com agenda.
African Mobile Capital Expenditure Makes a Fragile Recovery
Guy Zibi  
5/8/2017   1 comment
The year-on-year decline in Africa mobile operator capex has halted but network equipment vendors shouldn't get too excited just yet.
Ranking Reveals Africa's Most Competitive Economies
Connecting Africa News  
5/5/2017   1 comment
Mauritius tops the list of a ranking revealed at the World Economic Forum in Durban.
Siemens Joins African Tech Startup Program
Ray Le Maistre  
5/4/2017   Post a comment
German industrial giant is joining the Make IT Alliance to promote startups and technology companies across the African continent.
M-KOPA Hits Customer Milestone
Connecting Africa News  
5/3/2017   1 comment
Pay-as-you-go energy provider for off-grid homes is now helping to power more than 500,000 homes across Africa.
Enterprise Architecture Explained
Connecting Africa News  
5/3/2017   1 comment
'FinTechPreneur' James Muritu, Founder and CEO at Project Dimensions Ltd., explains why companies can benefit from having an Enterprise Architecture strategy.
Orange Disappointed by Africa Biz in Q1
Iain Morris  
5/2/2017   Post a comment
The sales performance in what is supposed to be a high-growth market has missed expectations.




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