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Ethiopia to Split National Telco, Sell Stakes
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6/19/2018   Post a comment
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   Post a 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   Post a 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   Post a 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   Post a 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   Post a 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.
Cambridge Analytica Fallout Could Hit Facebook in Africa
Iain Morris  
4/4/2018   Post a comment
The social network's task of bringing African users online may just have become even harder.
Making Water Infrastructure Intelligent
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3/23/2018   Post a comment
Major innovations will be needed to overcome water crises as the Fourth Industrial Revolution takes place, writes Sabine Dall'Omo, CEO for Siemens Southern and Eastern Africa.
Standard Chartered Bank Launches Digital Bank in Côte d'Ivoire
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3/16/2018   Post a comment
Standard Chartered Bank says its digital bank in Côte d'Ivoire is the company's first digital bank in Africa and the first-of-its-kind in that country.
Africa Needs More Young Women in Tech – Here's Why
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3/8/2018   Post a comment
Women with tech skills are key to Africa's ability to thrive in the digital economy, says Sthe Shabangu of Samsung Africa.
Applications Now Open for the 8th Orange Social Venture Prize in Africa and the Middle East
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3/1/2018   Post a comment
This prize, awarded by Orange, rewards innovative projects based on Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) which improve the living conditions of people in Africa and the Middle East.
Sudatel Teams With Liquid Telecom for FTTH Push
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2/28/2018   Post a comment
Sudanese operator signs deal with Liquid Telecom for the rollout of a fiber broadband access network.
Orange, OpenClassrooms Team Up to Train Young Africans in Digital Technology
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2/23/2018   Post a comment
Digital training centres will be established based on the OpenClassrooms diploma with "guaranteed employment" commitment, with the help of local partners.
Orange Hails Africa Recovery, Expects Margin Growth
Iain Morris  
2/21/2018   Post a comment
Orange CEO says 'mutualization' efforts in Africa are likely to buoy earnings this year.
Altron Lands Limpopo Fiber Broadband Network Rollout Deal
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2/19/2018   Post a comment
The Limpopo Provincial Government has awarded Altron a R585 million deal to build an open access fiber broadband access network.
Disrupt or Be Disrupted: It's Do-or-Die for African Telcos in 2018
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2/14/2018   Post a comment
For African telco providers, the need to adapt in 2018 is paramount, according to Mariam Abdullahi, Telco Industry Lead at SAP Africa.
A World Made Possible by the Promise of the Pervasive Network
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2/13/2018   Post a comment
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SatADSL Targets Africa's MNOs with Cloud-Based Satellite Service Delivery Platform
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2/12/2018   Post a comment
SatADSL leverages the cloud to enable new innovative business models for mobile network operators in Africa.
Goodwell Raises €20M
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2/8/2018   Post a comment
Goodwell Investments has raised €20 million to invest in startups in Sub-Saharan Africa, half of which will be invested in financial services.
Growing Africa's Digital Ecosystem by Bringing High Touch to High Tech
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2/6/2018   Post a comment
Companies like Google, Facebook, SEC2Africa and Oradian are identifying what could be the missing links in the digital ecosystem: knowledge transfer and face-to-face interaction.
Facebook Joins Hands with Partners Across Africa for a Safer Internet
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2/6/2018   Post a comment
Aim -- Raising awareness of emerging online issues and helping to explore ways to make the Internet safer for all.
Orange Teams With CNED on Educational Content
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2/2/2018   Post a comment
Mobile service provider has partnered with the CNED (National Distance Learning Centre) to distribute educational content via smartphones.
Blaze Invests Millions in Campus Customer Service Zones
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2/2/2018   Post a comment
Safaricom's youth network has unveiled the first of seven BLAZE Campus Experience Zones.
Kenya Launches Mobile Money Interoperability Trial
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1/22/2018   Post a comment
The Communications Authority of Kenya announces the launch of a mobile financial services trial, setting stage for lower cross networks transactions costs.
Bango Teams Up with MTN Ghana to Launch Mobile Money Wallet in Google Play
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1/19/2018   Post a comment
This is the first use of the MTN Mobile Money wallet to fund app store purchases, according to the partners.
Satellite Hopeful Plans Free Internet Access for Africa
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1/17/2018   Post a comment
Quika plans to offer free connectivity to consumers, low-cost satellite broadband to SMEs.
Zimbabwe's NetOne Strikes Loan Deal for Rural Expansion
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1/4/2018   Post a comment
Zimbabwe mobile operator has agreed a vendor financing deal with China's Huawei to help fund its network expansion in rural areas, according to local media reports.
Kenyan Authorities Drop Plans to Break Up Safaricom – Report
Iain Morris  
1/3/2018   1 comment
A proposal to curb the dominance of Safaricom by breaking it up has been jettisoned in a new regulatory report.
Airtel Snaps Up Tigo Rwanda
Iain Morris  
12/19/2017   Post a comment
Bharti Airtel to merge its Rwandan network with that of local rival Millicom.
Liquid Telecom Partners Zambian Startup Hub
Iain Morris  
12/15/2017   Post a comment
The operator will provide Internet connectivity and cloud services to technology players in Zambia.
Airtel Downplays Africa Exit Talk – Report
Iain Morris  
12/12/2017   1 comment
Indian operator denies it has talked about quitting African markets but says it remains open to merger possibilities.
WorldRemit Raises $40M, Targets 5M Customers in Africa
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12/11/2017   Post a comment
Fintech specialist attracts further funding as it aims for 10 million users, of which half (it hopes) will be in Africa.
AfricaCom Day Three: The Connected Ones
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12/6/2017   Post a comment
The final day of this year's AfricaCom event was notable for delivering practical advice and incisive local insight.
Sub-Saharan Africa to Have 310 Million 4G Users by 2023 – Ericsson
Ray Le Maistre  
11/28/2017   Post a comment
Mobile network equipment vendor's annual Mobility Report suggests 4G subscription numbers will grow from just 30 million this year to 310 million within six years.
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