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Mozambique Refarming TV White Spaces to Provide Internet Connectivity
Wei Shi  
9/17/2018   Post a comment
Using WiMax to connect sparse populations in rural areas could be an efficient route to providing Internet access for other markets too.
Executive Interview: Olusola Teniola, President of ATCON
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9/12/2018   Post a comment
Ahead of his appearance at Nigeria Com, Olusola Teniola, President of ATCON (Association of Telecommunications Companies of Nigeria), discusses network sharing, digital transformation and more.
Fintech Startup Yoco Turns Smartphones Into POS Terminals
Wei Shi  
9/10/2018   Post a comment
The South African fintech startup's solution enables 20,000 merchants to receive card payments.
Orange Digital Ventures Invests Again in Yoco
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9/7/2018   Post a comment
Orange Digital Ventures has invested for the second time in Yoco, a leader in payment terminals and added-value payment services in South Africa.
Ugandan Fintech Startup Targets Payments Broker Role
Wei Shi  
9/4/2018   Post a comment
While retail is moving more and more cashless, Uganda's OlyCash is helping the 'unbanked.'
Can African Tech Leapfrog Global Competitors?
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9/3/2018   Post a comment
The AfricaCom Digital Week, a virtual event taking place September 10-14, will explore five of the key technology areas that have the potential to come together to create Africa 4.0.
Safaricom Recognized For Social Impact
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8/24/2018   Post a comment
Safaricom is recognized in Fortune Magazine's 2018 Change the World list of companies.
Liquid Telecom Plans Expansive IoT Coverage in Kenya With Sigfox
Ray Le Maistre  
8/20/2018   Post a comment
Liquid Telecom will add about 800 Sigfox IoT base stations to its existing data network in Kenya to achieve speedy coverage of 85% of Kenya's population and create a foundation for many potential services.
Most African Countries Have Some 4G Service: Report
Ray Le Maistre  
8/16/2018   1 comment
More than three quarters of Africa's nations will have some 4G mobile services by the end of this year, according to research house GlobalData.
Alibaba Founder Launches $10M African Entrepreneur Fund
Ray Le Maistre  
8/14/2018   Post a comment
Jack Ma, the founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, has launched the Netpreneur Prize, which will allocate US$10 million to African entrepreneurs in the coming years.
AFDB President Calls for Tech Revolution in African Agriculture
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8/9/2018   Post a comment
AFDB President Akinwumi Adesina wants African farmers to have greater access to game-changing technologies such as drones, artificial intelligence, robotics and blockchain.
Enterprise Digital Transformation in Sharp Focus at AfricaCom 2018
Amy Turner  
8/8/2018   Post a comment
The addition of the AI Summit, IoT World Africa and an Enterprise Digital Transformation track at this year's AfricaCom event will highlight the opportunities that new technologies can bring to corporates.
Congolese Minister Eyes 5G Opportunity
Wei Shi  
8/3/2018   Post a comment
A partnership between Spanish technology company Applus+ and the Congolese telecom incumbent could provide a spur to 5G in the central African country.
Google & Partners Are Connecting Nigeria to Free WiFi Hotspots
Wei Shi  
8/2/2018   Post a comment
Google is to offer free Internet connectivity in Nigeria, and not as part of its Project Loon service.
DR Congo: Is Reaganomics Coming to the Rescue?
Wei Shi  
7/31/2018   Post a comment
The GSMA has recommended the Democratic Republic of Congo lower taxes on the mobile industry to provide a boost for the industry as well as the government's coffers.
Orange Boosted by Data Demand
Iain Morris  
7/26/2018   Post a comment
Orange reports strong growth in sales and earnings, thanks to consumer appetite for mobile data services.
Most of Sub-Saharan Africa Will Be on Mobile Grid by 2025: GSMA
Wei Shi  
7/25/2018   Post a comment
New GSMA report predicts that 52% of the sub-Saharan population will be connected to mobile networks by 2025.
GSMA on the Impact of Spectrum License Fees: Is It Really That Simple?
Wei Shi  
7/24/2018   Post a comment
The GSMA believes high spectrum prices are responsible for the low adoption of mobile communication, in particular mobile data usage, in developing countries, but we think there's more to it than that.
Smart Cities, 5G & IoT Take Center Stage at AfricaCom 2018
Amy Turner  
7/20/2018   1 comment
Africa's digerati are set to converge on the annual AfricaCom event in Cape Town once again to figure out the continent's connected future, analyse the potential of 5G, identify how IoT and smart cities could play a role in Africa's digital development… and much more.
Is M-Pesa Heading to Ethiopia?
Ray Le Maistre  
7/18/2018   Post a comment
Speculation suggests Safaricom is about to strike a deal with Ethiopia's government to help introduce the M-Pesa mobile money and banking service to the country's 100 million-plus population and compete with existing player M-BIRR.
Liquid Telecom, Telecom Egypt to Complete 'One Africa' Network
Ray Le Maistre  
7/16/2018   Post a comment
An interconnection between the networks of the two operators will complete a 60,000-km data network that runs from Cairo to Cape Town.
Namibia's MTC Helps Polar Power Switch On Its Africa Operation
Ray Le Maistre  
7/12/2018   Post a comment
Polar Power has launched operations in Africa and has a deal to provide power and cooling products to Namibia's leading mobile operator.
Orange Money Offers Ivory Coast Users a Payment Card
Ray Le Maistre  
7/11/2018   Post a comment
Orange Money Ivory Coast has teamed with Visa and Banque Atlantique to offer its users a payment card.
Small Businesses In South Africa Critical to 4th Industrial Revolution
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7/11/2018   Post a comment
One of the major impacts industry 4.0 will have on the country remains its effects on the country’s workforce and industry.
French President Macron Unveils Vision For Franco-African Future
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7/9/2018   Post a comment
At an exclusive session hosted by the Tony Elumelu Foundation in Lagos, French President Emmanuel Macron addressed 2,000 young African entrepreneurs and offered his vision of France's relationship with Africa.
Liquid Telecom & AfriLabs Promote Sustainable Innovation Across Africa
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7/4/2018   Post a comment
Liquid Telecom will deliver connectivity and provide access to cloud-based tools to AfriLabs innovation centers located within its fiber footprint.
SatADSL, CETel Team Up for Satellite Services Across Africa, Middle East
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7/3/2018   Post a comment
Latest partnership will deliver cost-effective virtual network operator flex services across Africa and the Middle East.
Project Loon Seeks Operator Partners in Kenya
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6/28/2018   1 comment
Google's Project Loon is seeking telecom operator partners in Kenya to help it offer broadband from stratospheric balloons.
Ethiopia to Split National Telco, Sell Stakes
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6/19/2018   2 comments
EthioTelecom is to be carved up into two separate companies and stakes will slowly be sold to international investors, the government has announced.
Drones For Good in Africa: Part 2
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6/12/2018   1 comment
In the second part of this special Connecting Africa feature, we look at how drones are being used in farming and in the treatment of HIV in children.
Drones For Good in Africa: Part 1
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6/11/2018   1 comment
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), aka drones, are a controversial subject across the world: Are they are potentially dangerous, or do they have real developmental value? Part 1 of a two-part feature special to Connecting Africa.
Africa Code Week Kicks Off in Madagascar
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6/8/2018   Post a comment
The fourth edition of Africa Code Week has begun in Madagascar with a goal to empower 600,000 Youth in 2018.
African Development Bank & Partners Launch Coding for Employment Program
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6/7/2018   Post a comment
The African Development Bank, together with its partners The Rockefeller Foundation, Microsoft and Facebook, launched the Coding for Employment Program at the African Innovation Summit in Kigali, Rwanda.
Vodafone Brings IoT to the Fight Against Malnutrition
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6/6/2018   1 comment
Mobile operator will help Sanku (Project Healthy Children) to reach 100 million people across Africa by installing Internet of Things (IoT) technology at small flour mills across the continent.
Intelsat Joins Smart Africa
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6/5/2018   Post a comment
Intelsat recently joined the Smart Africa initiative, a move it believes can 'help accelerate Africa's digital transformation.'
KT Unveils Its African Ambitions
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5/29/2018   Post a comment
South Korean operator looks to build on its 4G involvement in Rwanda.
Telkom SA Reports Full Year Financials, Boasts Mobile Growth
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5/28/2018   1 comment
Telkom SA has issued its financial report for the full financial year ended 31 March 2018, with mobile service revenue growth a highlight.
Vodacom Tanzania Celebrates 10 Years of M-Pesa
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5/28/2018   Post a comment
Vodacom Tanzania has had 8.2 million active M-Pesa users of the mobile money service since its launch in 2008.
Digital Finance Platform Lidya Raises $6.9M
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5/24/2018   Post a comment
Lidya banks one of the largest funding rounds in the tech sector in Nigeria.
South Korea President Looks to Bring Tech Smarts to Africa
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5/24/2018   1 comment
The Chairman of the African Union and Rwandan President, Paul Kagame noted that holding the Annual Meetings in Busan presents a unique opportunity to enforce the growth cooperation between Africa and the Republic of Korea.
Camtel, SatADSL Team Up to Connect Cameroon
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5/21/2018   Post a comment
Partnership with Camtel will see VSAT operator SatADSL deliver broadband access services across Cameroon.
Africa Let Down by Mobile Network Tech R&D: Orange Exec
Ray Le Maistre  
5/16/2018   Post a comment
Mobile network technology has been developed for developed nations, leaving a lack of affordable mobile coverage solutions for countries with different needs, including those in Africa, argues the director of Orange Labs Networks.
Uganda Teams with Intelsat, ITSO and MTN to Accelerate 3G Rollout in Rural Areas
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5/4/2018   Post a comment
Network infrastructure from Gilat will connect the communities of Bufundi in Rubanda and Kibuku in Ntoroko.
Orange Social Venture Prize: Only 5 Weeks Left to Enter
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4/25/2018   Post a comment
The deadline for entries to the Orange Social Venture Prize in Africa and the Middle East is May 31.
MFS Africa Raises $4.5M Series B Round
Ray Le Maistre  
4/18/2018   Post a comment
Fintech startup is the first African fintech company to attract investment from a Chinese venture capital firm.
From 5G to 2G: What Is Relevant Depends on Where You Are
Bradley Shaw  
4/17/2018   Post a comment
Topics such as expanding infrastructure sharing to the radio access network (RAN) and opening up the market to open source-based network infrastructure are far more relevant to Africa than 5G, argues Bradley Shaw.
Four African Operators Gain GSMA Mobile Money Certification
Ray Le Maistre  
4/13/2018   Post a comment
GSMA launches global mobile money certification scheme and four of the first five operators to be certified are from Africa.
Mobile Ecosystem To Be Worth $50B+ to West Africa By 2022 – GSMA
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4/12/2018   Post a comment
The mobile ecosystem is set to be worth more than US$50 billion to the West African economy by 2022, according to a new study from the GSM Association (GSMA), which points to strong subscriber and mobile broadband growth.
ONEm Offers Internet-like Service Technology to African Businesses
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4/11/2018   1 comment
ONEm has also developed a blockchain technology accessible over SMS to support unique applications and plans expansion in Africa through licensing and local partnerships.
Price Controls Would Harm Kenya Telecom Market, Says Think Tank
Iain Morris  
4/5/2018   Post a comment
Institute of Economic Affairs slams regulator's proposals as a 'major policy reversal' that could damage the market.
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