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Managed Enterprise Services
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For global and regional telecom service providers, revenue growth from enterprise services remains a critical challenge. Disruptive networking technologies, bandwidth pricing pressure, and increasing competition all contribute to pressure on top-line growth.
O3b mPOWER - Engineering Freedom
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O3b mPOWER reaches new thresholds of system scale, flexibility, and performance -enabling you to deliver cloud-optimised network connectivity with the confidence that customers everywhere will experience service levels previously on possible over fibre.
SES 360 Unified Media Platform
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SES 360 is a centralised web-based platform that gives you complete control of multiple complex content management and delivery workflows—within one easy-to-use platform.
Managed Mobile Backhaul
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Discover a new approach to mobile backhaul, tailored to meet business requirements specific to MNO’s and backed by strong and comprehensive service level agreements (SLAs)
Online Video Platform
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At SES, we help you handle the complexities of delivering your video content to online audiences - on any device and any screen, with engaging features.
Building a new BSS Stack to Support Digital-First Offerings
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Faced with saturated markets, a rising number of mobile operators are launching new digital-first offerings in order to differentiate and win market share. For some, it is about empowering customers with digital-first experiences. For others, it is about counteracting the threat of new entrants.
Digital Maturity – Are we on the Right Path?
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The heart of digital natives’ success is that they have revolutionized how (and how easily) consumers interact with the companies or individuals they buy products and services from.
Implement new connections at speed to keep pace with growing demand
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This case study outlines how – by working with a global telecom provider like BICS – Africa’s first hyperscale network infrastructure provider, WIOCC, was able to ensure speed of delivery, reliable connectivity and an enhanced customer experience while scaling capacity within days
Discover new opportunities in cloud communications
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This whitepaper outlines the opportunities for enterprises and communications service providers in migrating their telecom infrastructure to the cloud, as they seek to improve customer loyalty and increase profitability.
Protecting operator revenues with proactive fraud prevention
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This use case looks at how mobile operators can proactively protect their subscribers and networks with the BICS FraudGuard solution. Using crowdsourced fraud traffic patterns and a database of more than 50 million known fraudulent numbers, operators can rely on the solution to identify and automatically block fraud traffic before it affects their international voice and roaming business.
Beamformers Explained
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This paper introduces the principles of beamforming, including passive and active beamforming, different configurations and their underlying technologies.
Expand Your Mobile Coverage Even Further
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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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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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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: 5G shaping the always on networks of tomorrow
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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.
The Xalam Africa 4G Spectrum Value Report
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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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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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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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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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Last-mile fiber dynamics, economics and outlook in African markets.
Collaboration, Cooperation & Co-Creation
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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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Hot startup of the month: Egyptian telemedicine platform Vezeeta

Vezeeta, an Egyptian telemedicine platform, had a big 2020, raising US$40 million in Series D funding and expanding its healthtech services into Kenya and Nigeria.

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Four countries take lion's share of Africa's startup funding

2020 was a record year for investment into the African tech startup ecosystem &ndah; but startups in Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Egypt still drew the majority of funding.

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AfricaCom Interview: Onica Makwakwa on closing the digital gender gap

The Alliance for Affordable Internet's head of Africa, Onica Makwakwa, shares her views on how to narrow the digital gender gap and the challenges keeping women offline on the continent.

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AfricaCom Interview: Tunde Fafunwa on how the ACIP is fighting COVID-19

Tunde Fafunwa from the UN Economic Commission for Africa explains how the Africa Communication and Information Platform (ACIP) is helping Africa's battle against COVID-19.

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AfricaCom Interview: Temidayo Oniosun on Africa's space and satellite industry

Space in Africa founder, Temidayo Oniosun, shares his views on the challenges and opportunities in the African space and satellite industry.

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How mobile operators in Africa can address signalling threats and secure the network
By Katia Gonzalez, Head of Fraud and Security at BICS

SD-WAN and satellite – how MNOs and telcos can enjoy the best of both worlds
By Ofer Asif, SVP BizDev, marketing and strategy at Spacecom

Africa's mobile operators need better roaming monetization for growth
By Damion Rose, product manager for Mobile Signaling and Roaming Solutions at BICS

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