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Expand Your Mobile Coverage Even Further
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1/24/2020  
This white paper explores how space-based communications has become essential for economically and efficiently overcoming these connectivity challenges and provides recommendations for how mobile operators can bring more people online to grow their businesses today and in the future.
White Paper: 4G and 5G Capacity solutions - comparative study
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1/10/2020  
This paper evaluates the degree to which these various techniques increase capacity and their application to various network scenarios. To provide more context, we will consider these techniques in light of specific constraints like cost, ecosystem support, frequency division duplex and time division duplex (FDD/TDD), and channel bandwidth. As our purpose is to evaluate and compare, this paper does not discuss the basic working details of these techniques.
White Paper: Powering the future of small cells and beyond
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1/10/2020  
Mobile data traffic has grown 4,000-fold since 2007 and will continue growing at a rate of 53 percent annually through 20201. 1,000x the bandwidth, new business models, new applications (connected cars, IoT, etc.). It’s a brand new world! What’s required? More spectrum, the Internet of Things, and many more cell sites.
White Paper: Evolution to in-building 5G with CommScope OneCell®
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1/10/2020  
This paper describes the challenges involved in meeting in-building 5G performance, capacity and deployment requirements. This includes the need to deploy and support LTE for the foreseeable future.
White Paper: 5G shaping the always on networks of tomorrow
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1/10/2020  
5G is poised to deliver on all the exciting promises of our connected world. It means 10 Gbps throughput. Denser networks. Super-low latency. Unlimited potential. Never before has the future felt this close.
Overcoming the Barriers to Providing Mobile Coverage Everywhere
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7/12/2019  
Learn how new satellite-based deployment models can help overcome the challenge of connecting unconnected areas by taking the time and cost out of remote network projects.
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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Wednesday, March 4, 2020
9:00 a.m. London / 11:00 a.m. Johannesburg

With the trend to extreme cellular capacities, new generations of advanced antennas have evolved, adding new possibilities and claiming crucial roles in building efficient 5G networks.

This webinar looks at the key network infrastructure decisions that mobile operators will need to make as they place their 5G plans, with a particular focus on the latest antenna technology and the benefits of beamforming.

It looks at:

  • How spectrum, land topography and traffic affect your 5G RAN designs.
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