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Not all Ka-band satellites are the same
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10/2/2018  
Ka-band has many inherent benefits over Ku, making it a compelling choice. However, caution should be applied when comparing Ka-operators on a like-for-like basis. This paper is not just about the benefits of Ka, but outlines the essentials that must be considered in choosing the right operator because not all Ka-band satellites are the same.
African Tech Startup Funding 2017
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3/22/2018  
Find out more about the funding trends, the hot sectors and how the tech investment market is developing across Africa in this special Connecting Africa report.
Another Fine Mess for African Telecoms
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2/5/2018  
Fines imposed on African telecom operators are skyrocketing, notes Guy Zibi of Xalam Analytics, so what’s driving this trend and what impact is it having? Please complete the short form below to download this free report.
Nigerian Telecoms Resiliency and Re-Emergence in the Face of Recession
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9/15/2017  
Xalam Analytics and Connecting Africa outline the performance of Nigeria’s telecoms and broader tech sector in the face of the country’s recession and highlights key areas of upside for the market, which has continued to grow, show promise, and which will be critical to vault Nigeria back to its place as one of Africa's most dynamic telecoms markets. Download this free report to understand more about the Nigerian telecoms market today.
Alternative Means of Connecting Africa: How service providers are adopting alternative technologies to improve broadband access in Africa
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8/3/2017  
This report surveys mobile and fixed broadband subscriptions across the region and explores the integral role of partnerships in spearheading further initiatives. Expert market outlooks and recommendations are provided alongside in-depth feature articles on those at the very forefront of building ‘Digital Africa’.
Can Telcos Take Over the African Data Center Space?
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7/26/2017  
This snapshot report looks at the key trends in the African data center market and provides insights into where the market might be heading.
The Xalam Africa 4G Spectrum Value Report
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6/27/2017  
Africa is sitting on a wealth of 4G spectrum assets, but how much is that spectrum actually worth? And, perhaps more importantly, what is its true value to the operators that are awarded 4G licenses? This report looks at whether 3G spectrum investments in Africa represented value for money, examines the value of the various 4G spectrum bands and examines the 4G value proposition for Africa's mobile operators. Register now to download this report for free.
The Connecting Africa Country Guide: Part 1
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6/9/2017  
Africa accounts for almost 13% of the world's mobile connections, but which of the continent's 50+ countries are the hotbeds of cellular activity? And which mobile operators are dominating those markets? This is the first in a series of reports that takes a snapshot look at Africa's mobile markets, identifies the key mobile operator players and provides a brief overview of significant mobile sector developments. In this report we focus on Cameroon, Egypt and Kenya.
Championing the Internationalisation of Tech SMEs in East Africa
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5/11/2017  
From building a more conducive ecosystem for SMEs to thrive, becoming a key driver for tech innovation and women-owned businesses, to facilitating effective public-private partnerships – This white paper explores how the International Trade Centre (ITC), joint agency of the World Trade Organisation and the United Nations, is pioneering IT and IT-enabled services in East Africa.
African Tech Startups Funding Report 2016
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3/21/2017  
African tech startups raised funding in excess of US$129 million in 2016, with the number of startups securing funding up by 16.8% compared to the previous year, according to Disrupt Africa's recently released African Tech Startups Funding Report 2016. This document provides a link to the report's summary and a 25% discount code that's exclusive to registered users of Connecting Africa.
The African FTTH Boom
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3/13/2017  
Last-mile fiber dynamics, economics and outlook in African markets.
Collaboration, Cooperation & Co-Creation
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3/6/2017  
Connecting Africa and La French Tech have teamed up to produce a report which provides a spotlight look into the African startup ecosystem and how cross-border collaboration has successfully facilitated economic and social development on the African continent.




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