Connecting Africa is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 3099067.

Connectivity

Content tagged with Connectivity

Latest
All (100)           Blogs (97)           Comments (3)          
All
Six companies want South African spectrum
  • Paula Gilbert
South Africa's telecoms regulator has revealed that six companies are interested in an upcoming spectrum auction, with Telkom both applying and trying to oppose the auction in court.
Women in Tech Interview: MainOne CEO Funke Opeke
  • Paula Gilbert
Funke Opeke, founder and CEO of MainOne, spoke to Connecting Africa about her connectivity vision for West Africa and the female-run startups that are making waves on the continent.
Discover new opportunities in cloud communications
  • Information Resources
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.
Implement new connections at speed to keep pace with growing demand
  • Information Resources
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
Protecting operator revenues with proactive fraud prevention
  • Information Resources
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.
Hot startup of the month: Nigeria's VNTS
  • Tom Jackson
Nigerian startup VNTS manufactures network devices that solve last-mile connectivity and last-inch Wi-Fi signal issues using existing electrical cabling.
Airtel, Samsung in smartphone financing deal
  • Paula Gilbert
Airtel Africa is partnering with Mastercard, Samsung and Asante Financial Services to launch a smartphone financing project as a way to entice users to upgrade from feature phones to smartphones.
COVID-19 exposes West Africa's digital education divide
  • Paula Gilbert
Africa Web Services CEO Dr. Momar Dieng told West Africa Com that the COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on the education system and highlighted the region's digital divide when it comes to learning.
MTN Zambia signs fiber deal with ZTE
  • Connecting Africa News
MTN Zambia and ZTE have signed a partnership to construct a cross-border optical transmission network backbone, promising better connectivity and lower data costs for Zambians.
Nigeria sees mobile subs boom – Ericsson
  • Paula Gilbert
According to the latest Ericsson Mobility Report stats, Africa added 12 million new mobile subscriptions during Q2 2020, half of which were in Nigeria.
Podcast: What's the story with mobile data in Africa?
  • Connecting Africa News
Paula Gilbert joins Light Reading's 'What's the Story?' podcast to discuss current trends around mobile data in Africa and their broader impact on the region and industry at large.
MTN 5G goes live in South Africa
  • Paula Gilbert
MTN has launched 5G across 100 sites in South Africa and made some big promises about its future rollout if it gets access to the spectrum it needs.
SA smartphone numbers jump, but fixed broadband subs drop
  • Paula Gilbert
A report from South Africa's telecoms regulator shows that smartphone subscriptions in the country are now at over 90%, while a drop in DSL subscriptions saw fixed broadband subscriptions decrease by almost 20% in 2019.
New '2Africa' mega subsea cable announced
  • Connecting Africa News
The new 2Africa cable will be one of the world's largest subsea cable projects, connecting 23 countries in Africa, the Middle East and Europe.
Sparkle expands to Morocco
  • Connecting Africa News
Italian service provider Sparkle is expanding its reach into North Africa by opening a new point of presence in Casablanca, Morocco.
ZTE's African growth plans
  • Paula Gilbert
ZTE has been actively trialing 5G technology in Africa but still sees 3G and 4G as big growth areas for its business on the continent.
SA telcos pledge big in COVID-19 battle
  • Paula Gilbert
South Africa's mobile operators are making sizable pledges toward the battle against the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as spending on improving network capacity.
Telkom SA to cut IP Connect pricing
  • Paula Gilbert
Telkom has come to an agreement with the SA Competition Commission to address concerns over IP Connect pricing and reducing the digital divide.
Telkom job cuts to cost $90M
  • Paula Gilbert
Telkom's plan to shed around 3,000 jobs is going to cost the telecoms operator about R1.5 billion (US$90 million) and will have a negative impact on its earnings for the 2020 financial year.
Telkom selling 53 properties in SA
  • Paula Gilbert
The operator is auctioning off 53 properties in South Africa as it moves forward with plans to modernize its network and improve efficiency.
Orange and SES team up on O3b mPower Communications System
  • Industry Announcements
Orange will be the first global telecom operator to integrate satellite-based terabit-scale O3b mPower communications system in its network, to support the growing demand for connectivity in Africa.
Vodacom facing trouble in Lesotho
  • Paula Gilbert
The Lesotho Communications Authority is not happy with Vodacom and has fined it $549,000 – and is threatening to revoke its license.
Africa remains growth driver for Orange
  • Paula Gilbert
Orange CEO Stéphane Richard says that once again in 2019, the Africa & Middle East region was a main growth driver for the Group.
MWC 2020 officially canceled
  • Paula Gilbert
The GSMA has pulled the plug on this year's Mobile World Congress due to the impact of reactions to the coronavirus outbreak.


Innovation hub

Story

The state of funding for Africa's tech startups

The estimated value of startup funding in Africa during 2020 was $1.3 billion, plus about $1.12 billion worth of disclosed M&A, according to a new Briter Bridges report.

Story

Hot startup of the month: Ghana's Sumundi

Sumundi, a Ghana-based startup, has developed an online and offline based retail management and point-of-sale platform for physical retailers.

More Innovation hub

Industry announcements

More Industry announcements

Latest video

More videos

AfricaCom perspectives

Story

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.

Story

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.

Story

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.

More AfricaCom perspectives

Partner perspectives

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

All Partner Perspectives

Upcoming events

East Africa Com
May 11-12, 2021
Virtual Event
Africa Tech Festival
November 8-12, 2021
Cape Town, South Africa
More Upcoming events

Flash poll

All polls

Like us on Facebook

Slideshows

AfricaCom 2019 Preview

Slideshow archive

Newsletter Sign Up


Sign Up