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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.




Latest Articles
With Internet User Penetration at just 21.8%, Africa is still trailing the rest of the world, according to a new ITU State of Broadband report.
There are some tough decisions to be made regarding mobile network infrastructure developments in Africa.
Adedamola Ibironke, solution development manager at MTN Nigeria, talks about the trend of content co-creation in digital markets, as well as the role of partnerships.
Kenyan operator says investments in customer care will reduce call-waiting times and take pressure off an existing facility.
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.
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Tuesday, October 3, 2017
2:00 p.m Cape Town / 1:00 p.m London / 8:00 a.m New York

4G is fundamentally altering the African broadband landscape, driving changes in pricing models and ushering in a new breed of players. As more African operators struggle with finding the optimal balance of affordable pricing and service profitability, and as traffic volumes continue to explode, this webinar will take stock of 4G developments in the region.

Thursday, November 2, 2017
2:00 p.m Cape Town / 1:00 p.m London / 8:00 a.m New York

Available data center white space has doubled over the past five years and has been growing by an average of around 15% annually. This webinar will assess this transformation, and provide a window into what the expanding demand for cloud services means for the future of the African data center market.

Thursday, November 16, 2017
2:00 p.m Cape Town / 1:00 p.m London / 8:00 a.m New York

FTTH rollout has accelerated across Africa, driven by increased availability and consumption of bandwidth-hungry content, from video streaming services to cloud-based enterprise applications. This webinar will provide an overview of key trends in this burgeoning sector, along with some perspective on the status of deployments, economic feasibility and competition with alternative broadband access technologies (mobile broadband in particular).

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September 20-21, 2017, Lagos Oriental Hotel, Lagos, Nigeria
November 6-10, 2017, Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC), Cape Town, South Africa
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