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Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/9/2017
CAPE TOWN -- AfricaCom 2017 -- Network operators will relinquish their consumer-facing role in the next five years, becoming wholesale players that help other digital companies to address end-user needs, according to a senior executive from Vodacom.
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Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/9/2017
CAPE TOWN -- AfricaCom 2017 -- Threatening mass unemployment, the automation of tasks once performed by humans is an unsettling development in any part of the world. But in Africa, which faces an acute skills shortage, it is an even bigger worry.
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Iain Morris, News Editor, 11/7/2017
CAPE TOWN -- AfricaCom 2017 -- Several years ago at an ITU event in Geneva, Zimbabwean ruler Robert Mugabe popped up to give a typically demented speech attacking foreign governments for their violation of his country's airwaves. Ordinarily banned from traveling to Switzerland, Mugabe had taken advantage of a loophole allowing him to attend United ...
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The Staff, 11/1/2017
The shortlists for this year's AfricaCom Awards have been published and, across the 12 categories, they display the full range of innovation underway across the entire communications sector in Africa.
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Connecting Africa, 10/16/2017
Big data analysis is now being used in Africa to better plan network investments, improve network performance and customer services, reduce fraud and even help operators and global brands work effectively with startup businesses.
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Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading, 10/12/2017
With a view to missing out a few generations of legacy network management software implementations, a major South African telecoms network operator is eyeing up the potential of deploying cutting edge software to manage its infrastructure, according to IBM.
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Rachael McKie, Connecting Africa Writer, 9/26/2017
With Nigeria Com 2017 now over, Connecting Africa is looking back at the event and continuing to profile some of Nigeria's most influential and innovative figures in the technology and telecoms sector.
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Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading, 9/14/2017
Industrial giant GE has struck a three-year partner agreement with ICT and networking specialist Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to offer a range of digital solutions to enterprises in Africa, the Middle East and Turkey, with an initial focus on cybersecurity.
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Connecting Africa, 9/14/2017
THE PLACE TO SHAPE AFRICA'S DIGITAL FUTURE. Anyone who's anyone in African telecoms and technology will be at AfricaCom 2017, 7-9 November, at the Cape Town International Convention Centre, South Africa. You should be too. Three days of thought-provoking content and amazing tech. It's the place to get deals done.
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Founder5300
Posted by Founder5300 |  In reply to: Digital Africa, the Impact of Mobile, and Regulatory Issues: An AfricaCom Panel Debate
Great content, thank you! What was the result of the debate?  Did all the stakeholders define any plans to take their suggestions forward?

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stevesong
Posted by stevesong |  In reply to: What Mobile Technology Suits Africa Right Now?
Thanks Christian.

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