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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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Liquid Telecom & Strathmore Business School to Drive Africa's Data Revolution Through New Analytics Center
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1/28/2018   Post a comment
Strathmore Africa Data Analytic Centre will be hosted at East Africa Data Centre (EADC) in Nairobi where it will provide businesses with data analytics services.
MTN Launches Connected Car Usage-Based Insurance Service
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12/20/2017   Post a comment
Working with technology partners Huawei, South African operator MTN has launched a connected car service that tracks and monitors vehicles and enables usage-based insurance.
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.
Huawei Launches OpenLab in Egypt
Connecting Africa News  
12/13/2017   Post a comment
Chinese technology giant will use the facility to build an ICT ecosystem in Northern Africa.
MTN Nigeria Turns to Nokia's Machine Learning Tech to Improve Customer Experience
Ray Le Maistre  
12/5/2017   Post a comment
Nigerian mobile operator aims to identify and rectify service quality issues quicker with Nokia software systems and ultimately improve customer experience.
Vodacom: Future Telcos Will Be Invisible to Consumers
Iain Morris  
11/9/2017   Post a comment
Vodacom executive foresees a radical overhaul of the business model for mobile network operators in the next five years.
Automation Anxiety Grips Africa
Iain Morris  
11/9/2017   Post a comment
Automation in the workplace is a worrying prospect in a region with an acute skills shortage.
Mugabe's Man Bashes US & Asian Tech Firms
Iain Morris  
11/7/2017   Post a comment
Zimbabwean minister of communications wants his country to become a software leader. There seems little chance it will happen.
AfricaCom Awards Shortlists Highlight Innovation
Connecting Africa News  
11/1/2017   Post a comment
The extensive shortlists for this year's AfricaCom Awards highlights the broad range of innovation underway across the continent's communications and ICT market.
Big Data as a Catalyst For Big Change
Connecting Africa News  
10/16/2017   Post a comment
The processing and analysis of major volumes of data can deliver significant business benefits for African companies.
South African Operator Eyes Radical Approach to Network Management
Ray Le Maistre  
10/12/2017   1 comment
IBM is engaging with a major telecoms operator in South Africa on a potential leap to next-generation network management capabilities.
Embracing the Sharing Economy: Connecting Africa Interviews Uber's Mipe Okunseinde
Rachael McKie  
9/26/2017   Post a comment
Mipe Okunseinde, Partner Engagement Lead (Sub-Saharan Africa) at Uber explains why the company's future is as much in logistics as in basic transportation.
GE, HPE Team for Digital Solutions Push in AME
Ray Le Maistre  
9/14/2017   Post a comment
Tech giants team up to offer a range of digital solutions to enterprises in Africa, the Middle East and Turkey, with an initial focus on cybersecurity.
AfricaCom: The 20th Anniversary
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9/14/2017   Post a comment
THE PLACE TO SHAPE AFRICA'S DIGITAL FUTURE. Anyone who's anyone in African telecoms and technology will be at AfricaCom 2017, 7-9 November, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, South Africa. You should be too. Three days of thought-provoking content and amazing tech. It's the place to get deals done.
Digital Transformation and the Evolution of AfricaCom: Connecting Africa’s Tom Cuthell
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9/12/2017   Post a comment
Connecting Africa’s Portfolio Director talks to us about aligning AfricaCom with Africa's path towards the 4th Industrial Revolution, the LeadersIn Africa Summit and what else visitors can expect from the 20th anniversary event.
Making Ideas Happen in 'Digital Nigeria': Nigeria Com Interview with iDeensker's Somze Agama
Rachael McKie  
8/25/2017   Post a comment
Ahead of Nigeria Com 2017, iDeensker Managing Consultant Somze Agama talks about the potential of 'Digital Nigeria.'
Africa's Mobile Operators Should Focus Investments on 4G and Mobile Finance: Poll
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8/10/2017   Post a comment
Results of Connecting Africa poll show where the community thinks mobile operator capex should be focused.
AfricaCom to Add Technology Arena as it Turns 20
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7/17/2017   Post a comment
As it celebrates its 20th anniversary, the giant annual conference and exhibition is adding a Technology Arena to highlight technology innovation.
AWS Looks Set to Follow Microsoft With SA Data Center
Ray Le Maistre  
7/13/2017   Post a comment
Amazon Web Services is planning to follow in the footsteps of rival Microsoft by opening a data center in South Africa, according to local reports.
IoT, Big Data Key to Tech Disruption in East Africa
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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.
East Africa Data Centre Secures Uptime Institute Certification
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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.
The Transformational Impact of Digital Communications: East Africa Com Interview With Safaricom’s 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.
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.
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.
17% Rise in Number of African Tech Startups Funded in 2016 – Report
Connecting Africa News  
3/22/2017   Post a comment
There was a significant rise in the number of African technology startups funded last year, according to a new report from Disrupt Africa.
Uber: The Big Data Company
Amy Turner  
2/27/2017   Post a comment
Uber's wealth of data has allowed the tech giant to gain valuable insights into both driver partners and riders.
Kenyan Authorities Deny Phone-Tapping Claims
Tim Skinner  
2/17/2017   Post a comment
The Communications Authority tells Connecting Africa the 'device management' procedure is purely to prevent fraudulent activity.
African Telcos Open Up on AI, Digital Transformation
Tim Skinner  
2/10/2017   1 comment
AI-as-a-service touted as the next big thing for data analysis, but gaining cultural buy-in is key, according to two of Africa's biggest operators.
Accenture Emphasizes Digital Ambition With Exec Appointment
Tim Skinner  
1/23/2017   Post a comment
Data analytics veteran highlights consulting firm's intentions of driving digital uptake through Southern and Sub-Saharan Africa.
IoT and Smart Cities Africa - AfricaCom Interview with Accelerate Cape Town's Juliet Prowse
Connecting Africa News  
12/5/2016   Post a comment
We sat down with Accelerate Cape Town's Programme Director, Juliet Prowse, to chat about the organisation's work and key priorities.
AfricaCom Video: Day 3 Highlights
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11/22/2016   Post a comment
Highlights from day three of the record-breaking AfricaCom 2016 event in Cape Town.
AfricaCom Video: Day 2 Highlights
Connecting Africa News  
11/18/2016   1 comment
Highlights from day two of the record-breaking AfricaCom 2016 event in Cape Town.
AfricaCom Video: Day 1 Highlights
Connecting Africa News  
11/17/2016   Post a comment
A snapshot of day one at AfricaCom 2016 in Cape Town as thousands of attendees flooded into Cape Town's International Convention Centre.
Africa's Operators Lack Service Inspiration, Says Unitel CEO
Ray Le Maistre  
11/16/2016   Post a comment
CEO of Angolan operator Unitel says Africa's operators lack new services ideas and need to learn from the web services/OTT giants.
Congratulations to Our iPhone 7 Winner from Safaricom
Connecting Africa News  
11/16/2016   1 comment
Musalia Kihamba registered to be a member of the Connecting Africa community while he was at the AfricaCom event and walked away with a new iPhone 7! Now you could win one too!
Live Stream from AfricaCom 2016
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11/16/2016   Post a comment
AfricaCom is the largest and most influential Africa-focused tech event in the world – the meeting place for those driving Africa’s digital transformation. The event is now a week-long festival of thought-provoking content, immersive satellite events, and unique networking experiences. Join us for live streaming of speakers at Africa Com! The live stream will start at 9:00 am Cape Town/2:00 am New York.
Welcome to Connecting Africa
Ray Le Maistre  
11/9/2016   4 comments
Africa's digital communications, services and entertainment market deserves an A-grade online community, and now it's got one.
The Countdown to AfricaCom 2016
Connecting Africa News  
11/6/2016   3 comments
There's just one week to go until AfricaCom, the continent's largest technology and telecommunications event, kicks off in the Silicon Cape.
AfricaCom 2016 - Economic development and social empowerment through digital connectivity
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11/5/2016   Post a comment
The bigger, better, bolder AfricaCom is here: AfricaCom has now evolved into a week-long festival of tech, telco and digital events.
Data Centre Solutions for the Angolan IT and Telco Sectors - A Flexenclosure Case Study
Connecting Africa News  
11/4/2016   1 comment
IT and telecommunication operators in Africa are looking to cost effective and swiftly built data centre solutions to cope with the continent's data boom.
AfricaCom Speaker Spotlight - Uber's Timothy Willis
Connecting Africa News  
10/28/2016   Post a comment
Timothy Willis, Uber's Central Operations Lead for Sub-Saharan Africa, talks about data insights, the unique operating challenges Africa presents and what he's most looking forward to at this year's AfricaCom event.
Smarter mobile money through big data analytics
Connecting Africa News  
10/24/2016   Post a comment
The mobile service provider's access to big data offers a huge advantage over formal financial institutions, which cannot easily tap into their clients' daily lives.
Black Coffee, Freshlyground & Mi Casa - The AFEST
Connecting Africa Video  
10/19/2016   1 comment
In this episode of AfricaCom TV, the home of all things African tech and telco, we take a look at the AfricaCom's newest feature - The AFEST.

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South Africa's mobile data challenger Rain is preparing to launch its 4G services with a focus on making things simple for customers, notes the operator's CIO.
MTN expects Nigeria and South Africa to be the engines of growth for the next few years as it reports favorable full year financials.
Operator is investing in a major upgrade of its radio access network infrastructure in seven countries using technology from Nokia.
Tower infrastructure company plans to list 25% of its shares on the London and Johannesburg exchanges in a move that should value the company at more than $2 billion.
Operator will collaborate with ZTE on 5G architectures for its networks in Africa and the Middle East.
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