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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.




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Connecting Africa's 'Cloud Evolution in Africa' webinar revealed that cloud services are a game changer for Africa and without adequate access to these services, digital transformation loses some of its depth and meaning.
With mobile tower valuations making global headlines, African operator Helios Towers dusts off its IPO papers with a planned listing on the London Stock exchange and talk of expansion.
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Wednesday, October 2, 2019
2:00 PM SAST

Artificial intelligence (AI) is impacting operations across multiple industry verticals, but how can it be put to good use by communications network operators across Africa?

This webinar cuts through the hype surrounding AI to look at how it is already being used by mobile and fixed line network operators and the impact it can have an operational and business strategies.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
01:00 PM South Africa Standard Time

The introduction of 4G mobile broadband services across Africa has been transformative for individual users, businesses and economies, as well as the continent's mobile operators, but now the world is getting excited about the potential of 5G.

This webinar looks at the evolving role of 4G across Africa and how 5G will play a role in the development of digital, connected economies.

This webinar is part of the Connecting Africa Digital Series, which is produced in association with AfricaCom.

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