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Angola Cables Trials Nokia's PSE-3
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1/20/2020   Post a comment
Angola Cables is trialing an optical interconnect platform based on Nokia's Photonic Service Engine 3 (PSE-3) chipset as part of its plans to offer a direct data link between Africa and the US, via Brazil.
Facebook Appoints Regional Director for Middle East, Africa & Turkey
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1/14/2020   Post a comment
Derya Matraş has been appointed as Facebook's lead for the Middle East, Africa and Turkey.
MTN Nigeria Dodges $2B Tax Demand
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1/13/2020   Post a comment
The Attorney General of Nigeria has withdrawn a US$2 billion tax demand against MTN Nigeria and has referred the matter to other authorities.
Angola Cables, CTM Seek Ways to Connect the World
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1/8/2020   Post a comment
Angola Cables and CTM are exploring ways to enhance connectivity between Macau, mainland China, African Portuguese-speaking countries and Brazil.
MTN Cameroon Boasts GSMA Mobile Money Certification
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1/6/2020   Post a comment
The certification followed a rigorous assessment of MTN Cameroon's Mobile Money (MoMo) services by the GSMA.
MTN Raises R14B From Asset Sales in 2019
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1/3/2020   Post a comment
Under its Asset Realisation Programme, MTN raised R14 billion (US$980 million) from asset sales during 2019.
MTN Named in Violation of Anti-Terrorism Complaint
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12/30/2019   Post a comment
MTN has been named in a complaint for violation of the anti-terrorism act filed in the US in relation to the company's business in Afghanistan.
South Africa Set For Fleet Management System Growth — Berg Insight
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12/30/2019   Post a comment
The installed base of fleet management systems in South Africa is set to reach 3.2 million units by 2023, according to market research firm Berg Insight.
European Union Pumps €30M into AfricaConnect
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12/20/2019   Post a comment
The €30 million contribution from the EU will provide support to three African Regional Research and Education Networks -- UbuntuNet Alliance, WACREN and ASREN.
Sparkle Adds New Point of Presence in Nigeria
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12/19/2019   Post a comment
Located in Lagos, Sparkle's new PoP will provide high-speed Internet connectivity to local and international providers.
Orange, GIZ Team Up on Digital Skills Development
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12/17/2019   Post a comment
Orange and GIZ have formed a strategic alliance to enhance the digital employability of 20,000 young people in Africa and the Middle East.
Vodacom Launches VodaLend Business Advance for SMEs
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11/22/2019   Post a comment
Vodacom has launched a new business financing product for small to midsized businesses, called VodaLend Business Advance.
Orange Builds New African Backbone
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11/13/2019   Post a comment
Orange accelerates the development of connectivity in Africa with a new secure international network – comprising terrestrial and subsea links – connecting eight countries in West Africa.
AfricaCom: MTN Launches 5G Trial With Huawei on Golden Band
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11/13/2019   Post a comment
MTN & Huawei Trial C-band 5G Technology at AfricaCom 2019.
Ovum Unveils Its Africa Digital Outlook 2020
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11/11/2019   Post a comment
The Ovum analyst team finds that rising connectivity, driven by mobile broadband, is laying the foundations for the digital economy in Africa.
Seacom Partners With Vodacom to Expand Reach Across Africa
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10/16/2019   Post a comment
Seacom and Vodacom Business Africa are partnering to spread enterprise solutions across the continent.
Airtel Africa & Mastercard Partner to Connect 100M Africans With Virtual Card
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10/11/2019   Post a comment
Airtel Money customers, even those without a bank account, can now make online payments globally using an Airtel Money Mastercard virtual card.
Vodacom Foundation & Google Partnership to Accelerate Africa's Digital Skills Development
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10/7/2019   Post a comment
The Vodacom Foundation has partnered with Google to accelerate the empowerment of youth in South Africa with digital skills required for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
Kenyan e-Logistics Startup Expands to Nigerian market
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10/1/2019   Post a comment
Lori is expanding its e-Logistics service from Kenya to Nigeria.
Siemens Supports Young African Innovators
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9/26/2019   Post a comment
Siemens extends its Eskom Expo partnership to schools in Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Ethiopia.
Cell C Provides Financial Updates
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9/26/2019   Post a comment
South African mobile operator publishes financial details of its full fiscal year to the end of May 2019 and provides financial details for the quarter that closed at the end of August 2019.
Angola Cables, TM Global Explore New Subsea Route
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9/17/2019   Post a comment
Angola Cables and TM Global, the global and wholesale arm of Telekom Malaysia, are exploring the potential of a new subsea route connecting Asia to Latin America via Africa.
Vodacom Tanzania & Smart Lab Partner to Support Business Startups
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9/11/2019   Post a comment
Vodacom Tanzania and Smart Lab have launched the Vodacom Digital Accelerator, a program aimed at helping technology startups become profitable and revenue generating businesses.
Airtel Africa Boasts 100M+ Customers
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8/28/2019   Post a comment
Airtel Africa says it has more than 100 million customers across its 14 markets.
Cell C Responds to S&P Downgrade
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8/23/2019   Post a comment
South African mobile operator Cell C reacts to rating agency S&P Global downgrading it to Default.
VMware IT Academy: Virtualize Africa Programme Expands to Enhance Digital Skills in Africa
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8/20/2019   Post a comment
VMware has announced a Memorandum of Understanding with Strathmore University in Kenya to help address the skills gap and support innovation and entrepreneurship across the continent.
Two Years Until Infrastructure-as-a-Service Boom Hits SA
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7/30/2019   Post a comment
According to South African cloud provider, Routed, the predicted growth of Infrastructure-as-a-Service is in line with growth forecasts for cloud computing in Africa.
MTN Nigeria Moves Fintech Strategy Forward
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7/29/2019   Post a comment
The Central Bank of Nigeria has granted MTN Nigeria subsidiary, Yello Digital Financial Services, a full Super Agent Licence.
Airtel Africa Reports 7% Sales Boost in Fiscal First Quarter
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7/26/2019   Post a comment
Reported revenues increased to $795.9 million, up 6.9%, while customer base grew by 9.3% to 99.7 million.
F5 Networks Preaches Multi-Cloud Message
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7/23/2019   Post a comment
F5 Networks is highlighting how application services in multi-cloud environments are enabling digital transformation and growth in Kenya.
Safaricom Predicts Major Growth for DigiFarm
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7/22/2019   Post a comment
Kenyan operator expects mobile agriculture platform DigiFarm to outgrow M-PESA in next five years.
Ceragon Lands Expansion Deal with African Tier 1 Operator
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7/18/2019   Post a comment
Tier 1 African operator modernizes its mobile network and helps to expand its enterprise business using Ceragon technology.
Nexign Partners With Giza Systems to Accelerate African Telcos' Digital Transformation
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7/17/2019   Post a comment
Nexign signs VAR agreement with Cairo-based Giza Systems.
GSMA, Vodafone, GIFEC Team on Rural Connectivity in Ghana
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7/17/2019   Post a comment
Efforts will encourage deployment of innovative technology solutions that can improve rural coverage in Ghana.
Airtel, MTN Tackle Digital Inclusion with GSMA ‘We Care’ Initiative
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7/16/2019   Post a comment
GSMA 'We Care' initiative launched in Rwanda by mobile operators to drive mobile Internet uptake and promote digital skills.
Sparkle Selects Djibouti As Its African IP Hub
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7/12/2019   Post a comment
Italian international service provider Sparkle has moved its Djibouti Point of Presence (PoP) into the Djibouti Data Center (DDC) and will use that location as its hub for expansion into East and South Africa.
NEC XON Brings AI-driven Wireless LAN to Africa
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7/11/2019   Post a comment
NEC XON is pitching an AI-powered wireless LAN (WLAN) solution, based on technology from Juniper's Mist Systems, to enterprises in Africa.
Safaricom Pumps KES 5M Into Afro-Asia Fintech Festival
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7/9/2019   Post a comment
Safaricom has announced a KES 5 million sponsorship of the inaugural Afro-Asia FinTech Festival 2019, called Fintech in the Savannah, which will be co-hosted by the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) and Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS).
Workz Group Opens Senegal Office
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7/4/2019   Post a comment
Mobile and IoT solutions provider has opened an office in Dakar, Senegal, to serve the West African telecoms market.
Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa Signs Channel Partner Deal with Nokia
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7/3/2019   Post a comment
Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa will market, distribute and service Nokia Enterprise products and solutions including Wi-Fi, SD-WAN and IP/MPLS tech.
Vox to Use Avanti Satellites to Offer Broadband Services
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7/2/2019   Post a comment
South African ICT and connectivity service provider Vox has struck a three-year deal with satellite operator Avanti Communications.
Google Invests in New Europe-South Africa Subsea Cable
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7/1/2019   Post a comment
Google is building a new subsea cable called Equiano that will run from South Africa to Europe.
BTC Uses Comviva Platform for Mobile Wallet Launch
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6/27/2019   Post a comment
Botswana Telecommunications Corp. has launched a mobile money wallet called SMEGA using Comviva's mobiquity Money platform.
Safaricom Rolls Out VoLTE Countrywide for Voice & Video Calls
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6/26/2019   Post a comment
The services are immediately available countrywide to any Safaricom customer with a VoLTE-supporting 4G device and a 4G enabled SIM Card, and will be offered at no additional cost compared to standard calls.
GBI to Use Nuage for SD-WAN in MEA
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6/17/2019   Post a comment
Gulf Bridge International (GBI) will use Nuage Networks technology to offer SD-WAN services to enterprises in the Middle East and Africa.
BICS, Flickswitch Team Up on IoT
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6/6/2019   Post a comment
Flickswitch will use the SIM for Things platform from BICS to enable international connectivity for its IoT customers.
fonYou Opens Its Doors in Nigeria
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6/6/2019   Post a comment
Analytics specialist aims to help mobile operators develop their mobile money strategies.
Liquid Telecom to Launch First 5G Wholesale Roaming Network Service in SA
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1/20/2019   Post a comment
Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom plans to launch a 5G wholesale roaming service in South Africa in early 2020.

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