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Tech gamechangers?
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Which technology will impact Africa the most in the next five years?
Dimension Data growing African data centers
  • Connecting Africa News
Dimension Data has begun construction on a new data center in Johannesburg to meet an expanding need for infrastructure across the African market.
Comment: Tech & Support - janewood321 - 7/23/2020
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.
Hot startup of the month: Ghana's SynCommerce
  • Tom Jackson
SynCommerce is a cloud-based multichannel inventory and order management platform for online merchants which was born out of an entrepreneurial school in Ghana.
Amazon is creating 3,000 new jobs in SA
  • Paula Gilbert
The e-commerce giant is adding 3,000 full-time positions in customer service, bringing its total permanent workforce in South Africa to 7,000.
COVID-19 boosts META cloud spend
  • Connecting Africa News
Public cloud is proving to be an exception to the COVID-19 slowdown rule, with IDC predicting higher spending in META following the outbreak.
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.
SA Companies Back Away From Public Cloud
  • Paula Gilbert
South African companies have outranked the global and EMEA averages in moving applications out of the public cloud and back onto premises-based infrastructure, according to a new study.
AfricaCom 2019 Preview
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With just a month to go before AfricaCom 2019 kicks off, here is a taste of what to expect in Cape Town in November.
Vodafone Brings OpenRAN to DRC & Mozambique
  • Connecting Africa News
Vodafone is trialing OpenRAN technology in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Mozambique to broaden its base of suppliers and extend rural Internet access.
Africa to Embrace Hybrid Cloud
  • Paula Gilbert
Cloud services in Africa will run on both public and private cloud platforms and be provided by a mix of global players and local or regional players, finds industry analyst.
Cloud Services a Game Changer for Digital Transformation
  • Paula Gilbert
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.
African Operators, Governments Show Faith in Huawei
  • Paula Gilbert
Analysts agree Huawei has had a very cordial working relationship with most African governments, which don't seem to be bowing to global pressure to blacklist the Chinese company.
4IR More of a Security Opportunity Than a Threat
  • Paula Gilbert
A new study from World Wide Worx found that fourth industrial revolution technologies offer more security opportunities than security risks, but many companies still don't perceive it that way.
F5 Networks Preaches Multi-Cloud Message
  • Industry Announcements
F5 Networks is highlighting how application services in multi-cloud environments are enabling digital transformation and growth in Kenya.
Sparkle Selects Djibouti As Its African IP Hub
  • Industry Announcements
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.
The Cloud in Africa: Part 2
  • Connecting Africa News
In part two of our special report on cloud in Africa, we look at why Amazon and Microsoft are betting big on African cloud.
GBI to Use Nuage for SD-WAN in MEA
  • Industry Announcements
Gulf Bridge International (GBI) will use Nuage Networks technology to offer SD-WAN services to enterprises in the Middle East and Africa.
Comment: Welcome Paula Gilbert - bridget - 6/10/2019
The Cloud in Africa: Part 1
  • Connecting Africa News
In the first of a two-part feature, we look at why cloud service uptake is growing in Africa and the factors still holding it back.
Why I'm Excited for a Connected Africa
  • Paula Gilbert
My new role as editor of the Connecting Africa community offers great opportunities to track the development of the continent's comms and IT sectors, highlight gender equality progress and share coffee/wine tips.
The Battle for the African Cloud
  • Guy Zibi
In the African market for hyperscale cloud providers, it's still all to play for as Huawei pitches up against AWS, Azure and others.
Tech Startup Funding In Africa: 2018 Hits Record High
  • Connecting Africa News
As tech startup funding tops $330 million for 2018, Disrupt Africa's Tom Jackson explains, in the first part of a two-part report, why Nigeria is the new center of Africa's funding universe.
Microsoft Delays Data Center Launch
  • Ray Le Maistre
Microsoft needs more time and investment before it can open its planned data centers in South Africa, reports ITWeb.
Comment: Big Yellow - murrayone - 12/21/2018
Liquid Telecom Commits to $400M Investment in Egypt
  • Ray Le Maistre
In an effort to cement its position as the gateway between Egypt and the rest of Africa, Liquid Telecom plans significant data center and network investments in the country during the next three years.
Comment: 5G in Africa - kalba - 11/29/2018
Comment: Thanks - noiti - 11/29/2018
Orange Eyes 5G Launches in Africa, Middle East
  • Ray Le Maistre
There are still many challenges to overcome to make 5G network deployments efficient but Orange is confident that 5G will be coming to Africa and the Middle East from 2020.
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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.

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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.

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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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