Not all Ka-band satellites are the same
Information Resources 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
Information Resources 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
Information Resources 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
Information Resources 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.
The Xalam Africa 4G Spectrum Value Report
Information Resources 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
Information Resources 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
Information Resources 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
Information Resources 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
Information Resources 3/13/2017
Last-mile fiber dynamics, economics and outlook in African markets.
Collaboration, Cooperation & Co-Creation
Information Resources 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.
Google's 2019 Year in Search has revealed the top searches in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa during the past year.
Vodacom's financial services department is planning to expand into savings and investments and has a multi-purpose'super-app' in the works.
Ongoing power blackouts across South Africa are putting pressure on the country's mobile networks and impacting services for users.
Analysts say that forcing Vodacom and MTN to drop prices could actually make it harder for Cell C and Telkom to retain customers.
French operator Orange has unveiled its new strategic plan, Engage2025, and Africa has an important place in it.
At the recent AfricaCom event in Cape Town we spoke to Chafic Traboulsi, head of networks for Ericsson, Middle East and Africa, about the ...
Avanti Country Manager and Sales Director for Southern Africa, Brenden Pronk, discusses the latest development at Avanti and calls for the ...
Parallel Wireless's Christoph Fitih shared how the company's 2G/3G/4G/5G software-enabled Open Network solution is helping telcos in Africa deploy ...
This new video will inspire companies to reimagine their business for success in a world where connectivity is more than a commodity.
SPONSORED VIDEO: Kontron's Luc-Yves Pagal Vinette discusses software-defined networking (SDN) in developing markets and how Kontron is ...
Monday, November 4, 2019
1:00 p.m. South Africa / 11 a.m. London
The Internet of Things (IoT) offers many positive opportunities for enterprises large and small. Join this webinar to find out how major South African freight logistics company is using IoT technology and systems to its operational and business advantage.
More Industry Announcements
- Vodacom Launches VodaLend Business Advance for SMEs
Friday, November 22, 2019
- Orange Builds New African Backbone
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
- AfricaCom: MTN Launches 5G Trial With Huawei on Golden Band
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
- Ovum Unveils Its Africa Digital Outlook 2020
Monday, November 11, 2019
- Seacom Partners With Vodacom to Expand Reach Across Africa
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
- Airtel Africa & Mastercard Partner to Connect 100M Africans With Virtual Card
Friday, October 11, 2019
- Vodacom Foundation & Google Partnership to Accelerate Africa's Digital Skills Development
Monday, October 7, 2019
Connecting Africa Editor Paula Gilbert and Telecoms.com Deputy Editor Jamie Davies provide insights into the final day of AfricaCom 2019 and a ...
Connecting Africa Editor Paula Gilbert chats about key topics from day two at AfricaCom 2019, including 4G vs. 5G, Liquid Telecom's new fiber link ...
Connecting Africa Editor Paula Gilbert and Telecoms.com Deputy Editor Jamie Davies provide their insights into topics such as spectrum ...
Connecting Africa editor Paula Gilbert discusses the key trends in Africa's ICT sector, including the fourth industrial revolution and digital ...
AfricaCom TV caught up with Herman Singh, MTN's Group Chief Digital Officer, during the 20th anniversary event. Singh discussed the role of mobile ...
The possibilities that the Internet of Things (IoT) and its millions of connected devices create are infinite and can bring many benefits to consumers and society as a whole. However, they ...
The shortlist has been announced of five innovative companies which are in the running for the AfricaCom's AHUB Pitch & Win 2019 competition, in partnership with GSMA.
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Underpinned by its socio-economic transformation, Africa is narrowing the gap in technological and digital divides. This, for the most part, will be driven by its highly-adaptive and ...